Famous People From Berlin

List of famous people from Berlin, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Berlin, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Berlin you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Berlin, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List people include Rudolf Schlechter, Horst Buchholz and many more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Berlin?" or "Which celebrities were born in Berlin?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    • Birthplace: Staaken, Germany
    Katarina Witt (German pronunciation: [ˈkataʁiːna vɪt]; born 3 December 1965) is a retired German figure skater. Witt won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany, first at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics ...more
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Berlin, Germany
    Mike Nichols (born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky; November 6, 1931 – November 19, 2014) was an American film and theater director, producer, actor, and comedian. He was noted for his ability to work ...more
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
    Elke Sommer (born 5 November 1940), born Elke Baronesse von Schletz, is a German actress, entertainer and artist who starred in many Hollywood films.
    • Birthplace: East Germany, East Berlin
    Karoline Herfurth (born 22 May 1984) is a German actress.
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Maryland, United States of America
    Linda Melson Harrison (born July 26, 1945) is an American television and film actress, and director and producer, who is internationally known for her role as Nova, Charlton Heston's mute mate in the ...more
  • Rudolf Peierls
    Dec. at 88 (1907-1995)
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
    Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, (; German: [ˈpaɪɐls]; 5 June 1907 – 19 September 1995) was a Jewish German-born British physicist who played a major role in the Manhattan Project and Tube Alloys, ...more