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List of famous people from Cyprus, 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 Cyprus, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Cyprus 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 Cyprus, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List ranges from Ian Graham to Khoren I, plus much more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Cyprus?" or "Which celebrities were born in Cyprus?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Anna Vissi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Anna Vissi age 58 - Anna Vissi, also known as Anna Vishy, is a Cypriot recording artist and actress. Born in Cyprus, she studied music at conservatories and performed locally before moving to the professional scene ...more

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Michael Bisping is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Michael Bisping age 38 - Michael Bisping is an English mixed martial artist who competes in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a former Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Champion, and The ...more

Simon Fuller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Simon Fuller age 56 - Simon Fuller is an English entrepreneur, artist manager and television producer. He is best known for being the creator of the Idol franchise, which was first seen in the UK under the name Pop ...more

Eleftheria Eleftheriou is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Eleftheria Eleftheriou age 26 - Eleftheria Eleftheriou is a Greek-Cypriot singer and actress. She came to prominence through her participation in the second season of the Greek version of The X Factor. Shortly after her ...more

Alexia Vassiliou is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Alexia Vassiliou age 51 - Alexia Vassiliou, better known as Alexia, is a Cypriot singer, vocalist, musician, performer, composer, lyricist, and activist, associated with voice improvisation. She has had a series of gold ...more

Ada Nicodemou is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Ada Nicodemou age 39 - Ada Nicodemou is a Greek Cypriot-born Australian actress, best known for her role as Leah Patterson-Baker in the soap opera Home and Away and as host of the reality series Please Marry My Boy.

Theodora is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Theodora Died at 48 (500-548) - Theodora, was empress of the Byzantine Empire and the wife of Emperor Justinian I. She was one of the most influential and powerful of the Byzantine empresses. Some sources mention her as ...more

Giorgos Papadopoulos is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Giorgos Papadopoulos Giorgos Papadopoulos is a Greek Cypriot singer who began its career in Cyprus. After three successful EPs he released his first album in both Greek and Cypriot market and started getting ...more

Andreas Paraschos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Andreas Paraschos age 59 - Andreas Paraschos is the editor-in-chief of Kathimerini, a daily morning newspaper published in Athens. Born in Larnaca, Paraschos spent the first years of childhood in a very turbulent period ...more

Stavros Kazantzidis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Stavros Kazantzidis age 51 - Stavros Kazantzidis is an Australian writer, director and producer.

Costas Montis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Costas Montis Died at 90 (1914-2004) - Costas Montis was an influential and prolific Cypriot poet, novelist, and playwright.

George Kallis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
George Kallis age 41 - George Kallis is a film and TV composer. He grew up on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, where he studied classical piano and violin while also being influenced by world, heavy-metal and jazz. ...more

Markos Kyprianou is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Markos Kyprianou age 57 - Márkos Kyprianoú is a Cypriot politician who served as a Minister of Foreign Affairs until his official resignation in 19 July 2011, following the events of the Evangelos Florakis ...more

İsmet Güney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
İsmet Güney Died at 77 (1932-2009) - İsmet Vehit Güney, was a Turkish Cypriot artist, cartoonist, teacher and painter. He is best known as the designer of the modern flag of the Republic of Cyprus, the country's coat of arms ...more

Kypros Chrysostomides is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Kypros Chrysostomides age 75 - Kypros Chrysostomides is a Cypriot politician, member of Cyprus Parliament. He was born in the village of Kathikas in Paphos in July 1942. He graduated from the Paphos Gymnasium. He studied Law ...more

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Melinda McGraw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Melinda McGraw age 52 - Melinda Leigh McGraw is an American actress. She has starred in movies such as Albino Alligator, Wrongfully Accused, and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, and is also known for her television ...more

Kypros Nicolaides is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Kypros Nicolaides age 62 - Kypros Nicolaides is a Greek Cypriot maternal fetal medicine specialist, and a world expert in fetal surgery and interventions. Nicolaides was born in 1953 in Paphos, Cyprus. He studied medicine ...more

Marcos Baghdatis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Marcos Baghdatis age 31 - Marcos Baghdatis is a Greek Cypriot professional tennis player. He was the runner-up at the 2006 Australian Open and a semifinalist at the 2006 Wimbledon Championships and reached a career-high ...more

Leon Redbone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Leon Redbone age 66 - Leon Redbone is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist specializing in interpretations of early 20th-century music, including jazz and blues standards and Tin Pan Alley classics. Recognized ...more

Asil Nadir is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Asil Nadir age 74 - Asil Nadir is a Turkish Cypriot former businessman, who was chief executive of Polly Peck, which he took over as a small textile company, growing it during the 1980s to become one of the United ...more

Lia Vissi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Lia Vissi age 61 - Olympia "Lia" Vissi is a Greek Cypriot singer, songwriter, composer and politician who most notable for her two participations in the Eurovision Song Contest and being older sister of ...more

Eleni Mavrou is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Eleni Mavrou age 56 - Eleni Mavrou is the Executive Chairman of Dialogos Media Group. She served as Minister of Interior of the Republic of Cyprus until February 2013. Until 2011 she was the mayor of the capital city ...more

Mustafa Halilsoy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Mustafa Halilsoy age 68

Eleni Theocharous is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Eleni Theocharous age 63 - Eleni Theocharous is a Cypriot pediatric surgeon and politician who is a member of christian democratic party Democratic Rally. She was elected to the European Parliament in 2009 and re-elected ...more

Andrew Nicolaides is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Andrew Nicolaides age 79 - Andrew Nicolaides is a British-Greek Cypriot surgeon and an expert in cardiovascular disease and stroke prevention.

Marios Joannou Elia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Marios Joannou Elia age 37 - Marios Joannou Elia is a Greek Cypriot composer born 19 June 1978 in Pafos. Since 2013 he is the artistic director of the European Capital of Culture 2017.

Symeon C. Symeonides is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Symeon C. Symeonides age 66 - Dr. Symeon C. Symeonides is an international law scholar and professor at the Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, United States. The Cyprus-born legal scholar is also ...more

Vamik Volkan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Vamik Volkan age 83 - Vamık D. Volkan is a Turkish Cypriot Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, the Senior Erik Erikson Scholar at the Erikson Institute of ...more

Apostolos Parellis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Apostolos Parellis age 30 - Apostolos Parellis is a professional Cypriot track and field athlete specializing in discus throw. He is the current National Record holder with 65.36m. since June 2012. Parellis competed at the ...more

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Pieros Sotiriou is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Pieros Sotiriou age 22 - Pieros Sotiriou is a Cypriot footballer who plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division, as a striker or winger.

Vasilis Michaelides is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Vasilis Michaelides Died at 68 (1849-1917) - Vasilis Michaelides is considered by many and often referred to as the national poet of Cyprus. He was born in Lefkoniko, a village in the Famagusta District of Cyprus, between 1849 and 1853. In ...more

Levon Chilingirian is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Levon Chilingirian age 68 - Levon Chilingirian OBE is a UK-based violinist. The founder of the Chilingirian Quartet, he is also a professor at the Royal College of Music in London and is musical director of Camerata ...more

Suat Günsel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Suat Günsel age 63 - Suat İrfan Günsel is a Turkish Cypriot entrepreneur, businessman and founder of the Near East University. In 2011, Forbes ranked him as the second richest person in Cyprus and the 1,140th ...more

Meliz Redif is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Meliz Redif age 26 - Meliz Redif is a Turkish Cypriot female sprinter/track runner. She is a native of Northern Cyprus. Meliz Redif is a member of Fenerbahce Sport Club athletics team. She won a gold medal in the ...more

Diam's is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Diam's age 36 - Diam's is a French-language rap artist of French and Greek Cypriot origin.

Stass Paraskos is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Stass Paraskos Died at 81 (1933-2014) - Stass Paraskos was an artist from Cyprus, although much of his life was spent teaching and working in England.

Helene Black is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Helene Black Helene Black is a Cypriot artist and curator working with various media. She has been exhibited in museums and contemporary art centers in Cyprus, Argentina, France, the UK, United States, ...more

Clearchus of Soli is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Clearchus of Soli Clearchus of Soli was a Greek philosopher of the 4th–3rd century BCE, belonging to Aristotle's Peripatetic school. He was born in Soli in Cyprus. He wrote extensively on eastern cultures, and is ...more

Paraskevas Christou is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Paraskevas Christou age 31 - Paraskevas Christou is a Cypriot professional footballer who plays for Pandurii Târgu Jiu and the Cypriot national team. He is a central defender.

Giorgos Merkis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Giorgos Merkis age 31 - Giorgos Merkis is a Cypriot footballer currently playing for Apollon of Cyprus.

Nikodimos Papavasiliou is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Nikodimos Papavasiliou age 45 - Nikodimos Papavasiliou is a Cypriot manager and former football midfielder. He was the first Cypriot to play in the FA Premier League. He is the current manager of Cypriot club Ermis Aradippou.

Yannis Kyriakides is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Yannis Kyriakides age 46 - Yannis Kyriakides is a composer of contemporary classical music, and sound art. His music explores new forms and hybrids of media, synthesizing disparate sound sources and highlighting the ...more

Stavros Konstantinou is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Stavros Konstantinou age 31 - Stavros Konstantinou is a Greek Cypriot singer who rose to popularity after winning Super Idol, the Greek version of Pop Idol, shown by MEGA TV in 2004, in its only season under that name. The ...more

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Marios Antoniades is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Marios Antoniades age 26 - Marios Antoniades is a Cypriot footballer who currently plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division, as a defender.

Sibel Siber is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Sibel Siber age 55 - Sibel Siber is the interim Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus.

Loukas Louka is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Loukas Louka age 37 - Loukas Louka is a Cypriot football defender who played for AEK Larnaca F.C.. He also played in Greece for Ethnikos Asteras. Louka has made 21 appearances for the Cyprus national football team.

Ozay Mehmet is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Ozay Mehmet Ozay Mehmet is dean and professor emeritus of economics at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Derviş Eroğlu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Derviş Eroğlu age 77 - Derviş Eroğlu is a Turkish Cypriot politician who is the incumbent President of Northern Cyprus. Previously, he was Prime Minister and twice-leader of the National Unity Party. He became ...more

Simon Raby is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Simon Raby age 54 - Simon Raby is a film and television director and cinematographer.

Stavros Georgiou is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Cyprus
Stavros Georgiou age 43 - Stavros Georgiou is a football manager and former footballer. He is currently the head coach of PAEEK. He had a great career while playing for APOEL from 2002 to 2007, in which he won three ...more