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Famous People From Marseille

Updated June 14, 2019 8.8k views560 items

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.
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  • Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Zinedine Yazid Zidane (French pronunciation: ​[zinedin jazid zidan]; born 23 June 1972),... more on Wikipedia

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    #1595 of 2,437 The Most Influential People of All Time#389 of 403 Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

  • Edmond Rostand is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    Edmond Rostand

    Dec. at 50 (1868-1918)

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Edmond Eugène Alexis Rostand (UK: , US: , French: [ɛdmɔ̃ ʁɔstɑ̃]; 1 April 1868 – 2 December... more on Wikipedia
  • France Nuyen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    France Nuyen (born France Nguyễn-vân-Nga on 31 July 1939) is a French actress, model, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Louis Jourdan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Louis Jourdan (born Louis Robert Gendre; 19 June 1921 – 14 February 2015) was a French film... more on Wikipedia

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    #549 of 1,030 The Best Actors in Film History#519 of 580 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • Paul Mauriat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    Paul Mauriat

    Dec. at 81 (1925-2006)

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Paul Julien André Mauriat (French: [pɔl mɔʁja] or [moʁja]; 4 March 1925 – 3 November 2006) was... more on Wikipedia
  • Jean François Revel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    Jean François Revel

    Dec. at 82 (1924-2006)

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Jean-François Revel was a French journalist, author, philosopher and a member of the Académie... more on Wikipedia
  • Cyndi Almouzni is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Cyndi Almouzni (born 10 October 1984), best known at the beginning of her music career in the... more on Wikipedia
  • Roger Garaudy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    Roger Garaudy

    Dec. at 99 (1913-2012)

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Roger Garaudy, later Ragaa Garaudy (French: [gaʁodi]; 17 July 1913 – 13 June 2012) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Julie Vlasto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    Julie Vlasto

    Dec. at 82 (1903-1985)

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Pénélope Julie "Diddie" Vlasto Serpieri (French pronunciation: ​[ʒyli vlastɔ]; 8 August 1903 –... more on Wikipedia
  • Alec N. Wildenstein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    Alec N. Wildenstein

    Dec. at 68 (1940-2008)

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Alec Nathan Wildenstein (August 5, 1940 – February 18, 2008) was an American billionaire... more on Wikipedia
  • Antonin Artaud is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    Antonin Artaud

    Dec. at 52 (1896-1948)

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud, better known as Antonin Artaud (French: [aʁto]; 4 September 1896... more on Wikipedia
  • Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli

    Dec. at 62 (1824-1886)

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli (October 14, 1824 – June 29, 1886) was a French painter of... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Guédiguian is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Robert Jules Guédiguian (born 3 December 1953) is a French film director, screenwriter,... more on Wikipedia
  • Abdel Raouf Dafri is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Abdel Raouf Dafri is a César Award winning French film and television scriptwriter. Born in a... more on Wikipedia
  • Philippe Saisse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Philippe Saisse is a French smooth jazz and new-age music multi-instrumentalist, composer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest Reyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    Ernest Reyer

    Dec. at 86 (1823-1909)

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Louis Étienne Ernest Reyer (1 December 1823 – 15 January 1909) was a French opera composer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Patrick Fiori is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Patrick Fiori (born Patrick Jean-François Chouchayan, 23 September 1969 in Marseille) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Fernandel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    Fernandel

    Dec. at 68 (1903-1971)

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin (8 May 1903 – 26 February 1971), better known as Fernandel,... more on Wikipedia
  • Albert Dubout is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    Albert Dubout

    Dec. at 71 (1905-1976)

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Albert Dubout (15 May 1905 – 27 June 1976) was a French cartoonist, illustrator, painter, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Auguste Maure is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    Auguste Maure

    Dec. at 67 (1840-1907)

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Auguste Maure (Marseille, 1840 - Biskra, 1907) is a French 19th-century photographer.
  • Pierre Girieud is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    Pierre Girieud

    Dec. at 72 (1876-1948)

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

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

    Pierre Puget

    Dec. at 74 (1620-1694)

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Pierre Puget was a French painter, sculptor, architect and engineer.
  • Antoine Bussy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    Antoine Bussy

    Dec. at 88 (1794-1882)

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Antoine Alexandre Brutus Bussy (29 May 1794, Marseille – 1 February 1882, Paris) was a French... more on Wikipedia
  • Sébastien Grosjean is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Sébastien René Grosjean (French pronunciation: ​[sebastjɛ̃ ʁəne ɡʁoˈʒɑ̃]; born 29 May 1978) is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Gilles Penso is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Marseille

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Gilles Penso is a film and TV director and screenwriter.
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