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 43
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 38
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 76
France Nguyen Van-Nga is a Vietnamese-French actress.
Louis Jourdan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Died at 94 (1921-2015)
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 34
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
Died 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 65
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 54
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 56
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 49
Patrick Fiori is a French singer.
Fernandel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Marseille
Died 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 40
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