All People Famous People From Marseille

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

Examples of people on this list: Romain Alessandrini, Marcelle Ranson-Hervé and more.

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

Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Marseille
age 45 Zinedine Yazid Zidane, nicknamed "Zizou", is a former French footballer and current coach of Real Madrid Castilla. He played as an attacking midfielder for the French national team, ...more

Clara Morgane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Marseille
age 37 Clara Morgane is a former pornographic actress, a French singer, media personality and TV host.

Edmond Rostand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 50 (1868-1918) Edmond Eugène Alexis Rostand was a French poet and dramatist. He is associated with neo-romanticism, and is best known for his play Cyrano de Bergerac. Rostand's romantic plays contrasted ...more

France Nuyen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Marseille
age 78 France Nguyen Van-Nga is a Vietnamese-French actress.

Louis Jourdan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Marseille
age 96 Louis Jourdan was a French film and television actor. He was known for his suave roles in several Hollywood films, including The Paradine Case, Letter from an Unknown Woman, Gigi, The Best of ...more

Paul Mauriat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 81 (1925-2006) Paul Mauriat was a French orchestra leader, conductor of Le Grand Orchestre de Paul Mauriat, who specialized in the easy listening genre. He is best known in the United States for his million ...more

Jean François Revel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 82 (1924-2006) Jean-François Revel was a French journalist, author, philosopher and a member of the Académie française from June 1998 onwards. A socialist in his youth, Revel later became ...more

Cyndi Almouzni is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Marseille
age 33 Cyndi Almouzni, best known at the beginning of her music career in the United States as Cherie is a French pop and dance music singer coming from Marseille Her 2004 hit "I'm Ready" hit ...more

Roger Garaudy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 99 (1913-2012) Roger Garaudy or Ragaa Garaudy was a French philosopher, French resistance fighter and a prominent communist author. He converted to Islam in 1982. Many of his books and ideas have been deemed ...more

Julie Vlasto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 82 (1903-1985) Pénélope Julie "Diddie" Vlasto Serpieri was a female tennis player from France. She won the silver medal at the Paris Olympics in 1924 in women's singles, losing the ...more

Alec N. Wildenstein is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 68 (1940-2008) Alec Nathan Wildenstein was a billionaire French businessman, art dealer, racehorse owner, and breeder.

Antonin Artaud is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 52 (1896-1948) Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud, better known as Antonin Artaud, was a French playwright, poet, essayist, actor, and theatre director.

Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticel... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 62 (1824-1886) Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli was a French painter of the generation preceding the Impressionists.

Robert Guédiguian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Marseille
age 64 Robert Jules Guédiguian is a French film director, actor, screenwriter and producer. Most of his films star Ariane Ascaride and Jean-Pierre Darroussin.

Abdel Raouf Dafri is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Marseille
age 53 Abdel Raouf Dafri is a César Award winning French film and television scriptwriter. Born in a family of Algerian descent and created his first television series La Commune which was aired ...more

Philippe Saisse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Marseille
age 55 Philippe Saisse is a French Grammy Award-nominated Smooth Jazz and New Age music keyboardist, producer and arranger. He was born in Marseille and raised in Paris. After studying at the ...more

Ernest Reyer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 86 (1823-1909) Ernest Reyer, the adopted name of Louis Étienne Ernest Rey, was a French opera composer and music critic.

Patrick Fiori is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Marseille
age 46 Patrick Fiori is a French singer.

Fernandel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 68 (1903-1971) Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin, better known as Fernandel, was a French actor and singer. Born in Marseille, France, he was a comedy star who first gained popularity in French ...more

Albert Dubout is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 71 (1905-1976) Albert Dubout was a French cartoonist, illustrator, painter, and sculptor.

Auguste Maure is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 67 (1840-1907) Auguste Maure is a French 19th-century photographer.

Pierre Girieud is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 72 (1876-1948) Pierre Girieud (1876 - 1948) was a French painter.

Pierre Puget is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 74 (1620-1694) Pierre Puget was a French painter, sculptor, architect and engineer.

Antoine Bussy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 88 (1794-1882) Antoine Alexandre Brutus Bussy was a French chemist who primarily studied bussays. Antoine Bussy entered the École Polytechnique in 1813, and there followed the courses delivered by ...more

Sébastien Grosjean is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Marseille
age 39 Sébastien René Grosjean is a retired tennis player from France. His career-high ATP singles ranking was World No. 4, achieved in October 2002. Grosjean retired from tennis on May

Gilles Penso is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Marseille
age 50 Gilles Penso is a film and TV director and screenwriter.

Christian Marquand is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 73 (1927-2000) Christian Marquand was a French director, actor and screenwriter working in French cinema. A native of Marseille, he was born to a Spanish father and an Arab mother, and his sister was film ...more

Emmanuel Mouret is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Marseille
age 47 Emmanuel Mouret is a French actor, director and screenwriter.

Christophe Galtier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Marseille
age 51 Christophe Galtier is a French former football defender, who is currently the Head Coach of AS Saint-Étienne.

Lucien Muratore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 78 (1876-1954) Lucien Muratore was a French actor and operatic tenor, particularly associated with the French repertory.

Éliane Amado Levy-Valensi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Éliane Amado Levy-Valensi Dec. at 87 (1919-2006) Éliane Amado Levy-Valensi was a French-Israeli psychologist, psychoanalyst and philosopher.

Georges de Beauregard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Georges de Beauregard Dec. at 64 (1920-1984) Georges de Beauregard was a French film producer who produced works by many of the French New Wave directors. In 1968, he was a member of the jury at the 18th Berlin International Film Festival. ...more

Robert Laffont is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 94 (1916-2010) Robert Laffont (November 30, 1916 in Marseille, France - May 19, 2010 (age 93) in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) was a producer.

Jean-Pierre Nicolas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Jean-Pierre Nicolas age 73 Jean-Pierre Nicolas is a retired French professional rally driver who competed mainly in the 1970s. Nicolas took five WRC event wins in the World Rally Championship. His best placement in the ...more

Roger Richebé is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Roger Richebé Dec. at 92 (1897-1989) Roger Richebé, born Roger Gustave Richebé, was a French film director, screenwriter, and producer.

Jean-Jacques Schuhl is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Jean-Jacques Schuhl age 76 Jean-Jacques Schuhl is a French author, recipient of the 2000 Prix Goncourt literary award for his novel Ingrid Caven. The book is named for the German actress and singer Ingrid Caven, whom ...more

Gaby Casadesus is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 98 (1901-1999) Gaby Casadesus was a French classical pianist and teacher born in Marseilles, France. She was married to the famous French pianist Robert Casadesus, and their son Jean Casadesus was also a ...more

Gaby Deslys is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Gaby Deslys Dec. at 39 (1881-1920) Gaby Deslys was a danseuse, singer, and actress of the early 20th century from Marseilles, France. She selected her name for her stage career. It is an abbreviation of Gabrielle of the Lillies. ...more

Tibet is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 79 (1931-2010) Tibet, the pseudonym of Gilbert Gascard, was a French comics artist and writer in the Franco-Belgian comics genre. Since his debut in 1947, Tibet is known for work produced for the ...more

Jean Sorel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Marseille
age 81 Jean Sorel is a French actor. He worked extensively in European cinema during the 1960s and 1970s with directors such as Luis Buñuel and Luchino Visconti. However, since 1980 he has ...more

Laurent Vachaud is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Laurent Vachaud age 53 Laurent Vachaud is a screenwriter.

Georges Arditi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Georges Arditi Dec. at 98 (1914-2012) Georges Arditi was a painter.

Charles Blavette is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 65 (1902-1967) Charles Blavette was a French film actor. He appeared in 50 films between 1933 and 1966.

Jean-Patrick Manchette is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Jean-Patrick Manchette Dec. at 53 (1942-1995) Jean-Patrick Manchette was a French crime novelist credited with reinventing and reinvigorating the genre. He wrote ten short novels in the seventies and early eighties, and is widely recognized ...more

Steven Cohen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Steven Cohen age 65 Steven Cohen is a film editor.

Henri Cremieux is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 84 (1896-1980) Henri Crémieux was a French actor. He appeared in more than a hundred films between 1930 and 1980.

Vincent Scotto is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Vincent Scotto Dec. at 78 (1874-1952) Vincent Scotto was a French composer.

Édouard Delmont is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 72 (1883-1955) Édouard Delmont was a French actor. Born Édouard Marius Autran in Marseille, France, he died in Cannes at age 72.

Régine Crespin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Dec. at 80 (1927-2007) Régine Crespin was a French singer who had a major international career in opera and on the concert stage between 1950 and 1989. She started her career singing roles in the dramatic ...more

Paul Tournon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Paul Tournon Dec. at 83 (1881-1964) Paul Tournon was a French architect. He was born in Marseille and died in Paris. He was an architect in chief of many French civil buildings and national palaces, and a member of the ...more