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

With people ranging from András Szeredás to Chaim Michael Dov Weissmandl, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

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

Barbara Palvin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Hungary
age 25
Barbara Palvin is a Hungarian fashion model and actress.

George Soros is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Hungary
age 88
George Soros is a Hungarian-born American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bank of ...more

Harry Houdini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Hungary
Dec. at 52 (1874-1926)
Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry Handcuff ...more

Adolph Zukor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Hungary
Dec. at 103 (1873-1976)
Adolph Zukor was an American film mogul and founder of Paramount Pictures.

Charles Simonyi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Hungary
age 70
Charles Simonyi, son of Károly Simonyi, is a Hungarian-American computer software executive who, as head of Microsoft's application software group, oversaw the creation of Microsoft's ...more

Elizabeth Báthory is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Hungary
Dec. at 54 (1560-1614)
Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed was a countess from the renowned Báthory family of nobility in the Kingdom of Hungary known for being a serial killer. She has been labelled by ...more

Ivan Reitman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Hungary
age 72
Ivan Reitman, OC is a Jewish Czechoslovak-born Canadian film producer and director, best known for his comedy work, especially in the 1980s and 1990s. He is the owner of The Montecito Picture ...more

Elmyr de Hory is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Hungary
Dec. at 70 (1906-1976)
Elmyr de Hory was a Hungarian-born painter and art forger who is said to have sold over a thousand forgeries to reputable art galleries all over the world. His forgeries garnered much celebrity ...more

Michael Curtiz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Hungary
Dec. at 76 (1886-1962)
Michael Curtiz was a Hungarian American film director. He had early credits as Mihály Kertész and Michael Kertész. He directed more than fifty films in Europe and more than ...more

Steven F. Udvar-Házy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Hungary
age 73
Steven Ferencz Udvar-Házy is the CEO of Air Lease Corporation. He is the former Chairman and CEO of International Lease Finance Corporation, one of the two largest aircraft lessors in the ...more

André De Toth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Hungary
Dec. at 90 (1912-2002)
André de Toth was a Hungarian-American film director, born and raised in Makó, Csanád, Hungary in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He directed the 3-D film House of Wax, despite ...more

William Fox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Hungary
Dec. at 73 (1879-1952)
William Fox was a pioneering American motion picture executive, who founded the Fox Film Corporation in 1915 and the Fox West Coast Theatres chain in the 1920s. Although, in 1936, Fox sold his ...more

Joe Eszterhas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Hungary
age 74
József A. "Joe" Eszterhas is a Hungarian-American writer, offspring of the aristocratic House of Esterházy. He has worked on 16 films that have grossed approximately one ...more

Ahna Capri is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Hungary
Dec. at 66 (1944-2010)
Anna Marie Nanasi, better known by her professional name Ahna Capri, was a Budapest-born American film and television actress best known for her role as Tania in the classic martial-arts film ...more

Nikki Anderson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Hungary
age 41
Nikki Anderson is an actress.

Bertalan Farkas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Hungary
age 69
Bertalan Farkas is the first Hungarian cosmonaut and the first Esperantist in space. He is currently the president of Airlines Service and Trade. With Charles Simonyi's travel, Farkas is no ...more

Peter Carl Goldmark is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Hungary
Dec. at 71 (1906-1977)
Peter Carl Goldmark was a Jewish German-Hungarian engineer who, during his time with Columbia Records, was instrumental in developing the long-playing microgroove 33-1/3 rpm phonograph disc, the ...more

Rita Faltoyano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Hungary
age 40
Rita Faltoyano is a retired Hungarian pornographic actress. Her first movie was with Pierre Woodman in No Sun, No Fun; her first scene she performed was with three men where she did her first ...more

Theodor Herzl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Hungary
Dec. at 44 (1860-1904)
Theodor Herzl, born Benjamin Ze'ev Herzl was an Austro-Hungarian journalist, playwright, political activist, and writer. He was one of the fathers of modern political Zionism. Herzl formed the ...more

George Andrew Olah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Hungary
age 91
George Andrew Olah is a Hungarian and American chemist. His research involves the generation and reactivity of carbocations via superacids. For this research, Olah was awarded a Nobel Prize in ...more

Peter Ghyczy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Hungary
age 78
Peter Ghyczy is a German designer of Hungarian origin, who lives in the Netherlands.

Ava Cadell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Hungary
age 62
Dr. Ava Cadell is a former actress and currently a therapist and speaker on issues of sexuality.

Albert Szent-Györgyi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Hungary
Dec. at 93 (1893-1986)
Albert Szent-Györgyi de Nagyrápolt was a Hungarian physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937. He is credited with discovering vitamin C and the ...more

Leó Szilárd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Hungary
Dec. at 66 (1898-1964)
Leó Szilárd was a Hungarian-American physicist and inventor. He conceived the nuclear chain reaction in 1933, patented the idea of a nuclear reactor with Enrico Fermi, and in late ...more

István Kertész is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Hungary
Dec. at 44 (1929-1973)
István Kertész was an internationally acclaimed Jewish Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor who, throughout his brief but distinguished career led many of the world's great ...more