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Famous People From Croatia

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In case you're curious, here's a list of famous people from Croatia, 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 Croatia, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Croatia 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 Croatia, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

The list features people like Dobriša Cesarić, Ivo Vojnović, answering the questions, "Which famous people are from Croatia?" or "Which celebrities were born in Croatia?" 

  • Mario Andretti

    Mario Andretti

    Age: 80

    BirthplaceMotovun, Croatia

    Mario Gabriele Andretti (born February 28, 1940) is an Italian-born American former racing... more on Wikipedia


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  • Blanka Vlašić

    BirthplaceSplit, Croatia, Yugoslavia

    Blanka Vlašić (Croatian pronunciation: [ˈblaːŋka ˈʋlaʃitɕ]; born 8 November 1983) is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Rade Šerbedžija

    BirthplaceBunić, Croatia, Croatia

    Rade Šerbedžija (Serbian Cyrillic: Раде Шербеџија, Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: [rǎːde... more on Wikipedia
  • Mira Furlan

    BirthplaceZagreb, Croatia

    Mira Furlan (born 7 September 1955) is a Croatian actress and singer. Internationally, she is... more on Wikipedia
  • Severina Vučković

    BirthplaceSplit, Croatia

    Severina Kojić (née Vučković, born 21 April 1972), known professionally as Severina, is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Alida Valli

    Alida Valli

    Dec. at 85 (1921-2006)

    BirthplacePula, Kingdom of Italy

    Baroness Alida Maria Laura Altenburger von Marckenstein-Frauenberg (31 May 1921 – 22 April... more on Wikipedia
  • Louis Cukela

    Louis Cukela

    Dec. at 68 (1888-1956)

    BirthplaceSplit, Croatia, Croatia

    Louis Cukela (May 1, 1888 – March 19, 1956) was a Croatian American United States Marine... more on Wikipedia
  • Anthony Francis Lucas

    Anthony Francis Lucas

    Dec. at 66 (1855-1921)

    BirthplaceSplit, Croatia, Croatia

    Anthony Francis Lucas (born Antun Lučić; September 9, 1855 – September 2, 1921) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Filip Šovagović

    BirthplaceCroatia, Zagreb

    Filip Šovagović (born 13 September 1966) is a Croatian actor, film director, playwright and... more on Wikipedia
  • Felix Weingartner

    Felix Weingartner

    Dec. at 79 (1863-1942)

    BirthplaceZadar, Croatia

    Paul Felix Weingartner, Edler von Münzberg (2 June 1863 – 7 May 1942) was an Austrian... more on Wikipedia
  • Dražen Petrović

    Dražen Petrović

    Dec. at 29 (1964-1993)

    BirthplaceŠibenik, Croatia

    Dražen Petrović (pronounced [drǎʒen pětroʋitɕ]; 22 October 1964 – 7 June 1993) was a Croatian... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ante Tomić

    BirthplaceSplit, Croatia, Yugoslavia

    Ante Tomić (born April 22, 1970) is a Croatian writer and journalist. A native of the village... more on Wikipedia
  • J.B. Tanko

    J.B. Tanko

    Dec. at 87 (1906-1993)

    BirthplaceSisak, Croatia

    J.B. Tanko was a film director, screenwriter and film producer.
  • Georg Ludwig Ritter von Trapp

    Georg Ludwig Ritter von Trapp

    Dec. at 67 (1880-1947)

    BirthplaceZadar, Croatia

    Baron Georg Johannes Ludwig Ritter von Trapp (4 April 1880 – 30 May 1947) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Luigi Dallapiccola

    Luigi Dallapiccola

    Dec. at 71 (1904-1975)

    BirthplacePazin, Croatia

    Luigi Dallapiccola (February 3, 1904 – February 19, 1975) was an Italian composer known for... more on Wikipedia
  • Matea Ferk

    Matea Ferk

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceRijeka, Croatia

    Matea Ferk is an alpine skier from Croatia. She has competed for Croatia at both the 2006 and... more on Wikipedia
  • Gustav Gavrin

    Dec. at 70 (1906-1976)

    BirthplaceZagreb, Yugoslavia

    Gustav Gavrin was a film director, screenwriter and producer.
  • Ivano Balić

    BirthplaceSplit, Croatia, Yugoslavia

    Ivano Balić (born 1 April 1979) is a former Croatian professional handballer, World and... more on Wikipedia
  • Miroslav Krleža

    Miroslav Krleža

    Dec. at 88 (1893-1981)

    BirthplaceZagreb, Croatia

    Miroslav Krleža (pronounced [mǐrɔ̝slav̞ kř̩le̞ʒa]; 7 July 1893 – 29 December 1981) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Slaven Krajačić

    BirthplaceZagreb, Yugoslavia

    Slaven Krajačić (born 14 September 1980) is a Croatian sportsperson. He started his career as... more on Wikipedia
  • Jelena Kostanić Tošić

    BirthplaceSplit, Croatia, Yugoslavia

    Jelena Kostanić Tošić (née Kostanić; born 6 July 1981) is a retired tennis player from... more on Wikipedia
  • Franciscus Patricius

    Franciscus Patricius

    Dec. at 68 (1529-1597)

    BirthplaceCres, Croatia

    Franciscus Patricius (Italian: Francesco Patrizi, Croatian: Franjo Petriš or Frane Petrić; 25... more on Wikipedia
  • Natko Zrnčić-Dim

    BirthplaceZagreb, Yugoslavia

    Natko Zrnčić-Dim (Croatian pronunciation: [nǎtko zr̩̂ːntʃitɕ]; born 7 March 1986) is a World... more on Wikipedia
  • Katarina Cizmic

    Katarina Cizmic

    Age: 28

    BirthplaceSplit, Croatia, Croatia

    Katarina Cizmic is a luger.
  • Dragan Travica

    Dragan Travica

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceZagreb, Croatia

    Dragan Travica is an Italian volleyball player of Serbian origins, a member of Italy men's... more on Wikipedia