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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.

Katarina Witt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Katarina Witt age 51 - Katarina Witt is a retired German figure skater. Witt won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany, first at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and the second in 1988 at the Calgary Olympics. She is a ...more

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Mike Nichols is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Mike Nichols age 85 - Mike Nichols was a German-born American film and theatre director, producer, actor and comedian. He began his career in the 1950s with the improv troupe The Compass Players, predecessor of the ...more

Elke Sommer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Elke Sommer age 76 - Elke Sommer, born Elke Baronesse von Schletz, is a German actress, entertainer and artist.

Karoline Herfurth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Karoline Herfurth age 32 - Karoline Herfurth is a German actress.

Linda Harrison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Linda Harrison age 71 - Linda Harrison is an American actress, producer, and director, internationally renowned for her role as Nova, Charlton Heston's mute mate in the classic 1968 science fiction film Planet of the ...more

Rudolf Peierls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Rudolf Peierls Died at 88 (1907-1995) - Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, CBE was a German-born British physicist. Rudolf Peierls had a major role in Britain's nuclear programme, but he also had a role in many modern sciences. His obituary in ...more

Bill Graham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Bill Graham Died at 60 (1931-1991) - Bill Graham was an American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash. He fled from Germany and, in 1941, from France to escape the ...more

Dominic Monaghan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Dominic Monaghan age 40 - Dominic Monaghan is an English actor. He has received international attention from playing Meriadoc Brandybuck in Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and for his ...more

Ernst Lubitsch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Ernst Lubitsch Died at 55 (1892-1947) - Ernst Lubitsch was a German American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His urbane comedies of manners gave him the reputation of being Hollywood's most elegant and sophisticated ...more

Alexander von Humboldt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Alexander von Humboldt Died at 90 (1769-1859) - Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian geographer, naturalist, and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von ...more

Colin Campbell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Colin Campbell age 84 - Colin J. Campbell, PhD Oxford is a retired British petroleum geologist who predicted that oil production would peak by 2007. He claims the consequences of this are uncertain but drastic, due to ...more

Adolf Brand is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Adolf Brand Died at 71 (1874-1945) - Adolf Brand was a German writer, individualist anarchist, and pioneering campaigner for the acceptance of male bisexuality and homosexuality.

Christopher Franke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Christopher Franke age 64 - Christopher Franke is a German musician and composer. From 1971 to 1987 he was a member of the electronic group Tangerine Dream. Initially a drummer with The Agitation, later renamed Agitation ...more

Walter Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Walter Benjamin Died at 48 (1892-1940) - Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin was a German philosopher and cultural critic. An eclectic thinker, combining elements of German idealism, Romanticism, historical materialism, and Jewish ...more

Andrew Sachs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Andrew Sachs age 87 - Andreas Siegfried "Andrew" Sachs is a German-born British actor. He made his name on British television and is best known for his portrayals of Manuel in Fawlty Towers, a role for ...more

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Gesine Cukrowski is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Gesine Cukrowski age 47 - Gesine Cukrowski is an actress.

Alec Empire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Alec Empire age 44 - Alec Empire is a German musician who is best known as a founding member of the band Atari Teenage Riot. Also a prolific and distinguished solo artist, producer and DJ, he has released well over ...more

Alexandra Neldel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Alexandra Neldel age 39 - Alexandra Monika Neldel is a German actress from Berlin.

Max Schreck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Max Schreck Died at 57 (1879-1936) - Friedrich Gustav Maximilian "Max" Schreck was a German actor. He is most often remembered for his lead role as Count Orlok in the film Nosferatu.

Alexandra Finder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Alexandra Finder age 38 - Alexandra Finder is an actor.

Lilly Reich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Lilly Reich Died at 62 (1885-1947) - Lilly Reich was a German modernist designer. She was a close collaborator with Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe for more than ten years.

Igor Kipnis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Igor Kipnis Died at 72 (1930-2002) - Igor Kipnis was a well-known American harpsichordist and pianist.

Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky Died at 88 (1919-2007) - Wolfgang Kurt Hermann "Pief" Panofsky, was a physicist who won many awards including the National Medal of Science.

Dion Dowell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Dion Dowell age 30 - Dion Dowell is an American professional basketball player. A few days before he was released by the Golden State Warriors on October 9, 2008, Dowell played in his first and only National ...more

Martin Böttcher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Martin Böttcher age 89 - Martin Böttcher is a Film Score Composer.

Ottokar Runze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Ottokar Runze age 90 - Ottokar Runze is a film producer, director, writer and an actor.

Jeanette Biedermann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Jeanette Biedermann age 37 - Jeanette Biedermann, also known by her stage name Jeanette, is a German recording artist, actress, and television personality. Born and raised in Berlin, Biedermann began performing as a member ...more

Ayya Khema is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Ayya Khema Died at 74 (1923-1997) - Ayya Khema was a Buddhist teacher, born as Ilse Kussel in Berlin, Germany, to Jewish parents. Khema escaped Nazis persecution during World War II. She eventually moved to the United States. ...more

Lukas Foss is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Lukas Foss Died at 87 (1922-2009) - Lukas Foss was an American composer, pianist, and conductor.

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Georgi Kobilarov is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Berlin

Christoph Schneider is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Christoph Schneider age 49 - Christoph "Doom" Schneider is a German musician. He is the drummer of the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein.

Melanie Peres is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Melanie Peres age 44 - Melanie Mariam Thanee Frasch, better known as Melanie Peres is an Israeli model and actress. She has been a model for over 20 years, and has acted on various television programs and movies; she ...more

Reinhard Bendix is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Reinhard Bendix Died at 75 (1916-1991) - Reinhard Bendix was a German American sociologist. Born in Berlin, Germany, he briefly belonged to Neu beginnen and Hashomer Hatzair, groups that resisted the Nazis. In 1938 he emigrated to the ...more

Heinz Berggruen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Heinz Berggruen Died at 93 (1914-2007) - Heinz Berggruen was a German art dealer and collector who founded the Berggruen Museum in Berlin, Germany.

Alpa Gun is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Alpa Gun age 36 - Alper Sendilmen is a German rapper with Turkish origin, better known as Alpa Gun. In 2004 he got signed to Berlin label Sektenmuzik and since then a member of rap group Die Sekte.

Wolfgang Gurlitt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Wolfgang Gurlitt Died at 77 (1888-1965) - Wolfgang Gurlitt was a German art dealer and collector, publisher and gallery owner.

Prince Frederick of Prussia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Prince Frederick of Prussia Died at 55 (1911-1966) - Prince Friedrich of Prussia, also known as "Mr. Friedrich von Preussen" in England, was the son of Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

Elisabeth Altmann-Gottheiner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Elisabeth Altmann-Gottheiner Died at 56 (1874-1930) - Elisabeth Altmann-Gottheiner was the first woman to become a university lecturer in Germany. In 1904, she received a doctorate in Zurich, Switzerland. By 1908, she was a lecturer at the economic ...more

Paul Landers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Paul Landers age 52 - Paul Landers is a German musician, notable as guitarist for the Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein.

Rochus Gliese is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Rochus Gliese Died at 87 (1891-1978) - Rochus Gliese was a German actor, director, production designer, and Academy Award-nominated art director of early films from the 1910s and 1920s. He was born in Berlin, Germany. He is most ...more

Meryem Sahra Uzerli is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Meryem Sahra Uzerli age 34 - Meryem Uzerli, born August 12, 1983, is a Turkish-German actress and model who rose to prominence by playing Hürrem Sultan in the Turkish TV series Muhteşem Yüzyıl. She is also known ...more

Ernst Ahl is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Ernst Ahl Died at 47 (1898-1945) - Christoph Gustav Ernst Ahl was a German zoologist, born in Berlin. He was the director of the department of ichthyology and herpetology in the Museum für Naturkunde. He was also the editor ...more

Susan Hoecke is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Susan Hoecke age 34

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Erich Priebke is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Erich Priebke Died at 100 (1913-2013) - Erich Priebke was a German Hauptsturmführer in the SS police force. In 1996 he was convicted of war crimes in Italy, for participating in the massacre at the Ardeatine caves in Rome on 24 ...more

Klaus Landsberg is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Klaus Landsberg Died at 40 (1916-1956) - Klaus Landsberg was a pioneering electrical engineer who made history with early commercial telecasts and who helped pave the way for today's television networks. He appeared in many plays ...more

Guenter Wendt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Guenter Wendt Died at 87 (1923-2010) - Günter F. Wendt was a German-American engineer noted for his work in the U.S. manned spaceflight program. An employee of McDonnell Aircraft and later North American Aviation, he was in ...more

Karl von der Heyden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Karl von der Heyden age 81 - Karl von der Heyden is the former Co-Chairman and CEO of RJR Nabisco. He is also the former CFO of PepsiCo.

Claus Westermann is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Claus Westermann Died at 91 (1909-2000) - Claus Westermann was a German Protestant Old Testament scholar. He taught at the University of Heidelberg from 1958 to 1978. Born to African missionaries, he finished his studies in 1933 he ...more

Hannah Pik-Goslar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Hannah Pik-Goslar age 87 - Hannah 'Hanneli' Elizabeth Goslar is a former nurse who is best known for her strong and close friendship with diarist Anne Frank. Both Hannah and Anne had attended the Sixth Public Montessori ...more

Adolf von Baeyer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Adolf von Baeyer Died at 82 (1835-1917) - Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf von Baeyer was a German chemist who synthesized indigo, and was the 1905 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.