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

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Briana Banks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Munich
age 40
Briana Banks is the stage name of a German American mature film actress and model. She is the Penthouse Pet of the Month for June 2001.

Rob Pilatus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Munich
Dec. at 34 (1964-1998)
Robert "Rob" Pilatus was a German model, dancer, and singer. Pilatus was half of the pop music duo Milli Vanilli.

Richard Strauss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Munich
Dec. at 85 (1864-1949)
Richard Georg Strauss was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is known for his operas, which include Der Rosenkavalier and Salome; his lieder, especially his ...more

Tracey E. Bregman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Munich
age 55
Tracey Elizabeth Bregman is an American soap opera actress. She is best known for the role of Lauren Fenmore on The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful.

Ernst Röhm is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Munich
Dec. at 47 (1887-1934)
Ernst Julius Günther Röhm, sometimes spelt in English language works Roehm, was a German officer in the Bavarian Army and later an early Nazi leader. He was a co-founder of the ...more

Klaus Mann is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Munich
Dec. at 43 (1906-1949)
Klaus Mann was a German writer.

Heinrich Müller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Munich
Dec. at 45 (1900-1945)
Heinrich Müller was a German police official under both the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany. He became chief of the Gestapo, the political secret state police of Nazi Germany, and was ...more

Marie-Louise von Franz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Munich
Dec. at 83 (1915-1998)
Marie-Louise von Franz was a Swiss Jungian psychologist and scholar, renowned for her psychological interpretations of fairy tales and of alchemical manuscripts.

Klaus Klostermaier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Munich
age 86
Klaus K. Klostermaier is a researcher on Hinduism and Indian history and culture. He obtained a PhD in philosophy from the Gregorian University in Rome in 1961, and another in "Ancient ...more

Michael Herbig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Munich
age 50
Michael Herbig is a German film director, actor and author. His nickname "Bully" became integral part of his stage name as Michael Bully Herbig as a comedian.

King Ludwig II of Bavaria is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Munich
Dec. at 41 (1845-1886)
Ludwig II or Ludwig Otto Friedrich Wilhelm, was King of Bavaria from 1864 until his death. He is sometimes called the Swan King and der Märchenkönig, the Fairy Tale King. He also held ...more

Nina Grosse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Munich
Nina Grosse age 60
Nina Grosse is a film and television director, and screenwriter.

Hans Ernst August Buchner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Munich
Hans Ernst August Buchner Dec. at 52 (1850-1902)
Hans Ernst August Buchner was a German bacteriologist who was born and raised in Munich. He was the older brother of Eduard Buchner, winner of the 1907 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Aviezri Fraenkel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Munich
age 90
Aviezri Siegmund Fraenkel is an Israeli mathematician who has made notable contributions to combinatorial game theory.

Fred Schuler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Munich
Fred Schuler age 78
Fred Schuler is a cinematographer.

Mordechai Geldman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Munich
age 73
Mordechai Geldman is an Israeli artist, author, poet and psychologist.

Thomas Hitzlsperger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Munich
age 36
Thomas Hitzlsperger is a German former footballer who played as a midfielder. He spent the early part of his career playing for Aston Villa in England, before returning to Germany to play for ...more

Nick Menza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Munich
age 54
Nick Menza is an American drummer best known for his work in Megadeth from 1989 to 1998, appearing on five of the band's studio albums.

Michael Haneke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Munich
age 76
Michael Haneke is an Austrian film director and screenwriter best known for films such as Caché, Funny Games, The White Ribbon and Amour. His films often document the discontent and ...more

Hans Ziegler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Munich
Dec. at 89 (1910-1999)
Hans Ziegler was born in Winterthur, Switzerland, on 5 September 1910, and died in Estes Park, Colorado, on 5 August 1985. Hans Ziegler was a respected academic and was the author of a number of ...more

Arno Allan Penzias is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Munich
age 85
Arno Allan Penzias is an American physicist, radio astronomer and Nobel laureate in physics who is co-discoverer of the cosmic microwave background radiation, which helped establish the Big Bang ...more

Craig Lefferts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Munich
age 61
Craig Lindsay Lefferts is a former relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers and California Angels between 1983 and 1994. He ...more

Dominik Graf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Munich
age 66
Dominik Graf is a German film director.

Joseph Vilsmaier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Munich
age 80
Joseph Vilsmaier is a German film director.

Alina Freund is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Munich
age 21
Alina Freund is an actress.