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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.

List features Houda Echouafni, Mohamed Timoumi and more people.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Morocco?" or "Which celebrities were born in Morocco?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Philippe Perrin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Age: 56

Birthplace: Meknes, Morocco

Philippe Perrin (Colonel, French Air Force) (born January 6, 1963) 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

Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Alber Elbaz (Hebrew: אלבר אלבז‎, born 6 February 1961) is an Israeli fashion designer. After a number of other fashion houses, he was the creative director Lanvin in Paris from 2001 until ...more
Fatema Mernissi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Age: 79

Birthplace: Morocco, Fès-Boulemane, Africa, Fes

Fatema Mernissi (Arabic: فاطمة مرنيسي‎, romanized: Fāṭima Marnīsī; 27 September 1940 – 30 November 2015) was a Moroccan feminist writer and sociologist.
Muhammad Ibn 'Abd al-Kar... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Dec. at 81 (1882-1963)

Birthplace: Ajdir, Morocco

Abd el-Krim el-Khattabi (Arabic: محمد بن عبد الكريم الخطابي‎) (1882, Ajdir – February 6, 1963, Cairo) was a Moroccan political and military leader. He and his brother Mhemmed led a large-scale ...more
Mordechai Vanunu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Age: 64

Birthplace: Marrakesh, Morocco

Mordechai Vanunu (Hebrew: מרדכי ואנונו‎; born 14 October 1954), also known as John Crossman, is an Israeli former nuclear technician and peace activist who, citing his opposition to weapons of ...more
Daniel Pennac is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Age: 74

Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Daniel Pennac (real name Daniel Pennacchioni, born 1 December 1944 in Casablanca, Morocco) is a French writer. He received the Prix Renaudot in 2007 for his essay Chagrin d'école. Daniel ...more
Alain Badiou is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Age: 82

Birthplace: Morocco, Rabat

Alain Badiou (; French: [alɛ̃ badju] (listen) ; born 17 January 1937) is a French philosopher, formerly chair of Philosophy at the École normale supérieure (ENS) and founder of the ...more
Anna Maria Monticelli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Age: 67

Birthplace: Tangier, Morocco

Anna Maria Monticelli is an Actress.
Richard Virenque is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Age: 49

Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Richard Virenque (born 19 November 1969) 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, ...more
Chalom Messas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Dec. at 90 (1913-2003)

Birthplace: Meknes, Morocco

Shalom Messas (Or Shalom Mashash; Hebrew: שלום משאש) was the Chief Rabbi of Morocco, and the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, Israel.
Samuel Hadida is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Samuel Hadida Age: 65

Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Samuel Hadida (17 December 1953 – 26 November 2018) was a Moroccan-born French film producer.
Shatha Hassoun is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Age: 38

Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Shatha Amjad Al-Hassoun (Arabic: شذى أمجد الحسون‎; born 3 March 1981 in Casablanca, Morocco), better known as Shatha Hassoun, (Arabic: شذى حسون‎) is an Arabic singer with both Iraqi and Moroccan ...more
Alain Souchon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Age: 74

Birthplace: Morocco, Casablanca

Alain Souchon (French pronunciation: ​[alɛ̃ suʃɔ̃]; born Alain Kienast; 27 May 1944) is a French singer-songwriter and actor. He has released 15 albums and has played roles in seven films.

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Jose Luis Alcaine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Age: 80

Birthplace: Tangier, Morocco

José Luis Alcaine (born 26 December 1938) is a Spanish born cinematographer. Educated in Tangier's he was the first cinematographer to use fluorescent tube as key lighting in the 1970s. ...more
Fatima Houda-Pepin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Age: 67

Birthplace: Meknes, Morocco

Fatima Houda-Pepin (born December 26, 1951) is a Quebec politician and a former member of the National Assembly of Quebec, Canada. She represented the La Pinière electoral district (the ...more
Ahmed El-Maanouni is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Age: 74

Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

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

Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco

Nadia Ejjafini (born 8 November 1977 in Rabat) 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 ...more
Titouan Lamazou is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Age: 63

Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

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

Birthplace: Morocco

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-Marraku... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Ibn al-Banna' al-Marrakushi Dec. at 65 (1256-1321)

Birthplace: Marrakesh, Morocco

Ibn al‐Bannāʾ al‐Marrākushī, also known as Abu'l-Abbas Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Uthman (Arabic: ابن البنّاء‎) (29 December 1256 – c. 1321), was a Moroccan-berber mathematician, astronomer, Islamic ...more
Sidney Taurel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Sidney Taurel Age: 70

Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Sidney Taurel (born February 9, 1949, in Casablanca) is an American businessman. He is the chairman of Pearson plc and chairman emeritus of Eli Lilly and Company, where he had a 37-year career ...more
Helene Hagan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Age: 80

Birthplace: Morocco

Helene E. Hagan, born Helene Coll (born in 1939 in Rabat, Morocco), is an American anthropologist and Amazigh activist.
Ariel Wizman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Age: 56

Birthplace: Morocco

Ariel Wizman (born 19 May 1962) 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

Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Karim Alami (Arabic: كريم علمي‎) (born 24 May 1973) is a retired tennis player from Morocco, who turned professional in 1990. The right-hander won two career titles in singles, both in 1996 ...more
Arnaud Di Pasquale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Age: 40

Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Arnaud Di Pasquale (born 11 February 1979) is a former professional male tennis player from France.