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

List is made up of people like Pope Gregory VI and Giorgio Pelloni.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Rome?" or "Which celebrities were born in Rome?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Isabella Rossellini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Rome
Isabella Rossellini age 64 - Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini is an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model. Rossellini is noted for her 14-year tenure as a Lancôme model, and for ...more

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Arn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Rome
Arn Anderson age 58 - Arn Anderson is a wrestler, television producer and actor.

Antonio Sabàto, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Rome
Antonio Sabàto, Jr. age 45 - Antonio Sabàto, Jr. is an American actor and model. Born in Italy and raised in the United States, Sabàto first became known as a Calvin Klein model and for his role on the soap ...more

Ornella Muti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Rome
Ornella Muti age 62 - Ornella Muti is an Italian actress.

Muzio Clementi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Rome
Muzio Clementi Died at 80 (1752-1832) - Muzio Clementi was an Italian-born English composer, pianist, pedagogue, conductor, music publisher, editor, and piano manufacturer. Born in Rome, he spent most of his life in England. ...more

Sabrina Ferilli is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Rome
Sabrina Ferilli age 51 - Sabrina Ferilli is an Italian theater and movie actress.

Ernesto Bertarelli is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Rome
Ernesto Bertarelli age 51 - Ernesto Bertarelli is an Italian-born Swiss businessman and philanthropist. In November 2012, the family's wealth was estimated at US$14.8 billion by Bloomberg. According to Forbes, Bertarelli ...more

Elio de Angelis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Rome
Elio de Angelis Died at 28 (1958-1986) - Elio de Angelis was an Italian racing driver who participated in Formula One between 1979 and 1986, racing for the Shadow, Lotus and Brabham teams. He was killed in an accident while testing the ...more

Ilaria D'Amico is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Rome
Ilaria D'Amico age 43 - Ilaria D'Amico is a commentator and television host on Italian television. She is most known for her work on shows related to football.

Giulio Andreotti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Rome
Giulio Andreotti Died at 94 (1919-2013) - Giulio Andreotti win the David di Donatello Special Award in 1988.

John William Waterhouse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Rome
John William Waterhouse Died at 68 (1849-1917) - John William Waterhouse was an English painter known for working in the Pre-Raphaelite style. He worked several decades after the breakup of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, which had seen its ...more

Julius Evola is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Rome
Julius Evola Died at 76 (1898-1974) - Giulio Cesare Andrea Evola also known as Julius Evola, was an Italian philosopher, and esotericist. Evola regarded his perspectives and spiritual values as aristocratic, masculine, ...more

Daniele Capezzone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Rome
Daniele Capezzone age 44 - Daniele Capezzone is Italian politician. He currently is the spokesman for the People of Freedom. From July 14, 2001 to November 4, 2006, he was secretary of the Italian Radicals, a liberal, ...more

Guillaume Apollinaire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Rome
Guillaume Apollinaire Died at 38 (1880-1918) - Guillaume Apollinaire, born Wilhelm Albert Włodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki was a French poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and art critic of Polish descent. Apollinaire is ...more

Ylenia Carrisi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Rome
Ylenia Carrisi age 46 - Ylenia Maria Sole Carrisi is the eldest daughter of Italian singers and actors Albano Carrisi and Romina Power. She disappeared under mysterious circumstances while visiting New Orleans, ...more

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Giancarlo Fisichella is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Rome
Giancarlo Fisichella age 42 - Giancarlo Fisichella, also known as Fisico, Giano or Fisi, is an Italian professional racing driver. He has driven in Formula One for Minardi, Jordan, Benetton, Sauber, Renault, Force India and ...more

Felix Silla is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Rome
Felix Silla age 78 - Felix Anthony Silla, also credited as Felix Cilla, is an Italian-born American film and television actor and stuntman, best known for his role as the costumed character of "Cousin Itt" ...more

Claudia Gerini is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Rome
Claudia Gerini age 44 - Claudia Gerini is an Italian actress and showgirl.

Elisa Torrini is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Rome
Elisa Torrini age 27 - Elisa Torrini is an Italian model. She was crowned Miss Universe Italy 2011 on 30 June 2011 at the Piazzale del Soccorso in Forio d'Ischia. She is 1.80 m tall, one of tallest Italian delegates ...more

Aldo Palazzeschi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Rome
Aldo Palazzeschi Died at 89 (1885-1974) - Aldo Palazzeschi was the pen name of Aldo Giurlani, an Italian novelist, poet, journalist and essayist.

Juan Carlos I of Spain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Rome
Juan Carlos I of Spain age 79 - Juan Carlos de Borbón appeared in the film Unit 7.

Elsa Schiaparelli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Rome
Elsa Schiaparelli Died at 83 (1890-1973) - Elsa Schiaparelli was an Italian fashion designer. Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between the two World Wars. ...more

Cecilia Bartoli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Rome
Cecilia Bartoli age 49 - Cecilia Bartoli, Cavaliere OMRI is an Italian coloratura mezzo-soprano opera singer and recitalist. She is best known for her interpretations of the music of Mozart and Rossini, as well as for ...more

Alex Britti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Rome
Alex Britti age 48 - Alessandro "Alex" Britti is an Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Roberto Capucci is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Rome
Roberto Capucci age 85 - Roberto Capucci is an Italian fashion desigher. He created unusual, sculpted dresses in original materials, bewitched the fashion world and has, since his debut, been featured in shows ...more

Francesco Totti is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Rome
Francesco Totti age 40 - Francesco Totti, Ufficiale OMRI, is an Italian footballer who plays for and captains Serie A club Roma. His primary playing positions are those of an attacking midfielder or supporting forward, ...more

Drusus Julius Caesar is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Rome
Drusus Julius Caesar Died at 35 (12 BC-23) - Nero Claudius Drusus, later Drusus Julius Caesar, was the only child of Roman Emperor Tiberius and his first wife, Vipsania Agrippina. He was also a maternal cousin of the Emperor Caligula, a ...more

Uberto Pasolini is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Rome
Uberto Pasolini age 58 - Uberto Pasolini Dall'Onda is an Italian film producer, director, and former investment banker known for producing the 1997 film The Full Monty and directing and producing the 2008 film Machan.

Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cád... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Rome
Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz Died at 53 (1936-1989) - Alfonso, Duke of Anjou, Duke of Cádiz, Grandee of Spain was a grandson of ex-King Alfonso XIII of Spain, a potential heir to the throne in the event of restoration of the Spanish ...more

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Franco Modigliani is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Rome
Franco Modigliani Died at 85 (1918-2003) - Franco Modigliani was an Italian economist naturalized American, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and MIT Department of Economics who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics ...more

Augusto Genina is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Rome
Augusto Genina Died at 65 (1892-1957) - Augusto Genina was an Italian film pioneer. He was a movie producer and director. Born in Rome, Genina was a drama critic and wrote comedies for the Il Mondo Magazine, under advise of Aldo de ...more

Aldo Fabrizi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Rome
Aldo Fabrizi Died at 85 (1905-1990) - Aldo Fabrizi was an Italian actor and cinema and theatre director.

Valeria Messalina is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Rome
Valeria Messalina Valeria Messalina, sometimes spelled Messallina, was the third wife of the Roman Emperor Claudius. She was also a paternal cousin of the Emperor Nero, second cousin of the Emperor Caligula, and ...more

Michael Collins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Rome
Michael Collins age 85 - Michael Collins, is an American former astronaut and test pilot. Selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew into space twice. His first spaceflight was on Gemini ...more

Princess Mafalda of Savoy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Rome
Princess Mafalda of Savoy Died at 42 (1902-1944) - Princess Mafalda Maria Elisabetta Anna Romana of Savoy was the second daughter of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and his wife Elena of Montenegro. The future King Umberto II of Italy was her ...more

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Rome
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg age 56 - Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is an American classical violinist and teacher.

Claudio Santamaria is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Rome
Claudio Santamaria age 42 - Claudio Santamaria is an Italian actor best known for portraying the terrorist Carlos in Casino Royale. He was the voice of Christian Bale in the Italian version of Batman Begins and the voice ...more

Pope Nicholas III is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Rome
Pope Nicholas III Pope Nicholas III, born Giovanni Gaetano Orsini, was Pope from 25 November 1277 to his death in 1280. He was a Roman nobleman who had served under eight popes, been made Cardinal-Deacon of St. ...more

Pope Paul I is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Rome
Pope Paul I Died at 10 (757-767) - Pope Paul I was Pope from 29 May 757 to his death in 767. He first served as a Roman deacon and was frequently employed by his brother, Pope Stephen II, in negotiations with the Lombard kings.

Pope Nicholas I is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Rome
Pope Nicholas I Died at 47 (820-867) - Pope Saint Nicholas I, also called Saint Nicholas the Great, was Pope from 24 April 858 to his death in 867. He is remembered as a consolidator of papal authority and power, exerting decisive ...more

Pope John XIII is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Rome
Pope John XIII Pope John XIII was Pope from 1 October 965 to his death in 972. His pontificate was caught up in the continuing conflict between the Emperor, Otto I, and the Roman nobility.

Pope Paschal I is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Rome
Pope Paschal I Died at 7 (817-824) - Pope Saint Paschal I was Pope from 25 January 817 to his death in 824. His mother was the renowned religious, the Lady Theodora.

Daniela Bianchi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Rome
Daniela Bianchi age 75 - Daniela Bianchi is an Italian actress. She played Bond girl Tatiana Romanova in the 1963 movie From Russia with Love.

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Rossano Rubicondi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Rome
Rossano Rubicondi age 43

Alessandro Stradella is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Rome
Alessandro Stradella Died at 43 (1639-1682) - Alessandro Stradella was an Italian composer of the middle baroque. He enjoyed a dazzling career as a freelance composer, writing on commission, and collaborating with distinguished poets, ...more

Franco Lucentini is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Rome
Franco Lucentini Died at 82 (1920-2002) - Franco Lucentini was an Italian writer, journalist, translator and editor of anthologies.

Lina Wertmüller is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Rome
Lina Wertmüller age 87 - Lina Wertmüller is an Italian screenwriter and film director best known for her films The Seduction of Mimi, Swept Away, and Seven Beauties. She was the first woman ever nominated for an ...more

Daniela Sanzone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Rome
Daniela Sanzone Daniela Sanzone is an Italian and Canadian journalist. She lives in Toronto where she is a Teaching Assistant and a PhD candidate at York University in Communication and Culture Graduate joint ...more

Pietro Sforza Pallavicino is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Rome
Pietro Sforza Pallavicino Died at 60 (1607-1667) - Pietro Sforza Pallavicino, Italian cardinal and historian, son of the Marquis Alessandro Pallavicino of Parma. Having taken holy orders in 1630, and joined the Society of Jesus in 1638, he ...more

Francesco Cabras is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Rome
Francesco Cabras age 49 - Francesco Cabras is an Italian actor. He played the role of Gesmas on Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, played the chief of the rebels on Kurt Wimmer's Equilibrium as Francesco Calabras, ...more