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

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Philippe Perrin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Morocco
age 56 Philippe Perrin is a French test pilot and former CNES and European Space Agency astronaut.

Alber Elbaz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Morocco
age 58 Alber Elbaz is an Israeli fashion designer. Elbaz has worked for the Paris fashion house Lanvin since 2001.

Fatema Mernissi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Morocco
age 79 Fatema Mernissi is a Moroccan feminist writer and sociologist.

Muhammad Ibn 'Abd al-Karim al-... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Dec. at 81 (1882-1963) Abd el-Krim was a Riffian political and military leader. Together with his brother Mhemmed, he led a large-scale revolt by a broad coalition of major Rif tribes against French and Spanish ...more

Mordechai Vanunu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Morocco
age 64 Mordechai Vanunu, also known as John Crossman, is a former Israeli nuclear technician who, citing his opposition to weapons of mass destruction, revealed details of Israel's nuclear weapons ...more

Daniel Pennac is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Morocco
age 74 Daniel Pennac is a French writer. He received the Prix Renaudot in 2007 for his essay Chagrin d'école. After studying in Nice he became a teacher. He began to write for children and then ...more

Alain Badiou is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Morocco
age 82 Alain Badiou is a French philosopher, formerly chair of Philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure. Badiou has written about the concepts of being, truth and the subject in a way ...more

Anna Maria Monticelli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Morocco
age 67 Anna Maria Monticelli is an Actress.

Richard Virenque is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Morocco
age 49 Richard Virenque is a retired French professional road racing cyclist. He was one of the most popular French riders with fans for his boyish personality and his long, lone attacks. He was a ...more

Chalom Messas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Dec. at 90 (1913-2003) Shalom Messas was born in Meknes, Morocco in 1913. He was the son of Rabbi Mimoun Messas and his wife, Rachel. Shalom Messas attended an Alliance Israélite Universelle school. He was a ...more

Samuel Hadida is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Samuel Hadida age 65 Samuel Hadida (December 17, 1953 – November 26, 2018) was a Moroccan-born French film producer. Hadida was born in Casablanca, Morocco. In 1978, he co-founded the company Metropolitan Filmexport ...more

Shatha Hassoun is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Morocco
age 38 Shatha Amjad Hassoun Alshamery, better known as Shatha Hassoun, is an Arabic singer from both Iraqi and Moroccan ancestry, who rose to fame as the winner of the 4th season of the pan-Arab ...more

Alain Souchon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Morocco
age 74 Alain Souchon is a French singer, songwriter and actor. He has released 15 albums and has played roles in seven films.

Jose Luis Alcaine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Morocco
age 80 José Luis Alcaine is a Spanish born cinematographer. Educated in Tangier's French Lycee Regnault and in the Spanish Institute, he was the first cinematographer to use fluorescent tube as ...more

Fatima Houda-Pepin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Morocco
age 67 Fatima Houda-Pepin was a Quebec politician and a member of the National Assembly of Quebec, Canada. She represented the La Pinière electoral district between 1994 and 2014, and was a ...more

Ahmed El-Maanouni is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Morocco
age 74 Ahmed El Maanouni is a screenwriter, film director, cinematographer, actor and producer born in Casablanca. His films include one of the most emblematic title of Moroccan cinema ALYAM ALYAM, ...more

Nadia Ejjafini is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Morocco
age 41 Nadia Ejjafini is a Moroccan-born long-distance runner. She switched nationality from her birth country to Bahrain in 2003, and later became an Italian citizen by marriage in 2009.

Titouan Lamazou is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Morocco
age 63 Titouan Lamazou is a French artist, author, navigator, photographer and poet, born in 1955 in Casablanca (Maroc). He officially changed his given name to Titouan, from Antoine, in 1986. A ...more

Hamza Driouch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Hamza Driouch age 24 Hamza Driouch is a Qatari track and field athlete. He was born in Guelmim, Morocco. The Qatari mid-distance runner is a promising athlete with a good record in athletics competitions. He proved ...more

Ibn al-Banna' al-Marrakushi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Ibn al-Banna' al-Marrakushi Dec. at 65 (1256-1321) Ibn al‐Bannāʾ al‐Marrākushī al-Azdi, also known as Abu'l-Abbas Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Uthman al-Azdi. [29 December 1256 – c. 1321, was a Moroccan mathematician, astronomer, Islamic scholar, ...more

Sidney Taurel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Sidney Taurel age 70 Sidney Taurel is a Moroccan-born American businessman. He is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eli Lilly and Company. He became chief executive officer in July 1998 and chairman ...more

Helene Hagan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Morocco
age 80 Helene E. Hagan, born Helene Coll, is an American anthropologist and Amazigh activist.

Ariel Wizman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Morocco
age 56 Ariel Wizman is a French musician, DJ, journalist and actor born in Casablanca, Morocco.

Karim Alami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Morocco
age 45 Karim Alami is a tennis player from Morocco, who turned professional in 1990. The right-hander won two career titles in singles, both in 1996, and reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of ...more

Arnaud Di Pasquale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Morocco
age 40 Arnaud Di Pasquale is a former professional male tennis player from France. Di Pasquale is best remembered for his bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the men's singles event. He beat ...more