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Famous People From Berlin

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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
age 53
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
Mike Nichols is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Berlin
age 87
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
age 78
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
age 34
Karoline Herfurth is a German actress.
Linda Harrison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Berlin
age 73
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 39
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 88
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
Dec. 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
age 65
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
Dec. 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
age 88
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
Gesine Cukrowski is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Berlin
age 50
Gesine Cukrowski is an actress.
Alec Empire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Berlin
age 46
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
age 43
Alexandra Monika Neldel is a German actress from Berlin.
Max Schreck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Berlin
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
age 41
Alexandra Finder is an actor.
Lilly Reich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Berlin
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 33
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
age 91
Martin Böttcher is a Film Score Composer.