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Famous People From Samoa

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

List ranges from Peewee Moke to Mils Muliaina and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Samoa?" or "Which celebrities were born in Samoa?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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Fritz Lee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Age: 30

Birthplace: Samoa

Fritz Lee is a Samoan rugby union footballer. His regular playing position is eighthman. He plays for the Chiefs in Super Rugby and Counties Manukau Steelers in the ITM Cup. He captained ...more
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Mikaele Pesamino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Mikaele Pesamino Age: 34

Birthplace: Vailele, Samoa

Mikaele Pesamino (born 2 April 1984) is a rugby union player in the Samoa Sevens team. He was the highest point scorer in the 2009–2010 IRB Sevens World Series helping his country in securing ...more
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Tusi Tamasese is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Age: 44

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Oceania, Samoa

Tusi Tamasese is a Samoan New Zealander film director. He is of high chiefly descent, of the Tupua Tamasese lineage. He came to New Zealand at the age of 18 with the intention to go to ...more
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Albert Wendt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Age: 79

Birthplace: Apia, Samoa

Albert Tuaopepe Wendt (born 27 August 1939) is a Samoan poet and writer who lives in New Zealand. Among his works is Leaves of the Banyan Tree, published in 1979.
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Alapati Leiua is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Age: 30

Birthplace: Samoa

Alapati Leiua is a rugby union footballer who plays as a centre or wing for Wasps in the Aviva Premiership and the internationally for Samoa. On 29 April 2014, Leiua moves to England as he ...more
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Toafitu Perive is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Toafitu Perive Age: 34

Birthplace: Afega, Samoa

Toafitu Perive is a Samoan weightlifter competing in the 77 kg category. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics finishing at #11.
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Olaf Keil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Olaf Keil Age: 85

Birthplace: Apia, Samoa

Olaf Keil was the founder and lead guitarist of New Zealand rock and roll group The Keil Isles, playing on their pre-1963 recordings on the TANZA and Viking record labels. He was also a custom ...more
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Iliafi Esera is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Iliafi Esera

Birthplace: Lalomanu, Samoa

Iliafi Esera (Iliafi Talotusitusi Esera) is a Christian minister of the Assemblies of God movement. Pastor Iliafi is an internationally renowned speaker amongst Christian organizations. Reverend ...more
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Masada Iosefa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Masada Iosefa Age: 31

Birthplace: Motootua, Samoa

Masada Iosefa (born 26 January 1988) is a Samoan former professional rugby league footballer who played as a hooker in the 2000s and 2010s for the Penrith Panthers and West Tigers in the NRL.
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Hugo Wulf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Hugo Wulf

Birthplace: Samoa

Hugo Wulf is a former rugby league player and father of rugby union player Rudi Wulf.
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Samani Pulepule is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Samani Pulepule Dec. at 90 (1923-2013)

Birthplace: Solosolo, Samoa

Samani Pulepule (13 October 1923 – 4 June 2013), formally His Eminence and Most Reverend, Chief Apostle Dr. Samani Pulepule was a Samoan minister since the early 1950s in the Assemblies of God ...more
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Rudolph Berking-Williams... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Rudolph Berking-Williams Age: 40

Birthplace: Apia, Samoa

Rudolph Berking-Williams (born August 30, 1978) is a Samoan sprint canoer. He represented Samoa at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing in the K-1 500 m and K-1 1000 m events. He qualified for ...more
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Noke Tago is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Noke Tago Age: 25

Birthplace: Samoa

Noke Tago is an American football defensive lineman for the Oregon State Beavers.
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Eroni Clarke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Eroni Clarke Age: 49

Birthplace: Apia, Samoa

Eroni Clarke (born 31 March 1969) is a New Zealand rugby union player who played for Auckland, the Blues, the Highlanders and the All Blacks at international level. Clarke made 154 appearances ...more
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Peewee Moke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Peewee Moke Age: 33

Birthplace: Apia, Samoa

Peewee Moke (born January 12, 1986 in Samoa) is a Samoan rugby league footballer who plays as a centre.
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Willie Talau is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Willie Talau Age: 43

Birthplace: Apia, Samoa

Viliamu (Willie) Talau (born 25 January 1976) is a former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1990s and 2000s. A Samoan and New Zealand international representative centre, he ...more
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Uale Mai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Uale Mai Age: 40

Birthplace: Samoa

Uale Mai Vala (born July 20, 1978) is a retired rugby union player who played for the country's national teams, Manu Samoa and Samoa Sevens. He is a former captain of the Samoa Sevens team which ...more
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Semo Sititi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Semo Sititi Age: 44

Birthplace: Samoa

Semo Sititi (born 6 March 1974) is a rugby union footballer in Samoa. He was born in Motootua.
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Aunese Curreen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Aunese Curreen Age: 37

Birthplace: Motootua, Samoa

Aunese Curreen is a Samoan middle distance runner, who specialized in the 800 metres. He is currently a member of the North Harbour Bays Athletics Club in Auckland, New Zealand. Curreen ...more
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Leo Lafaiali'i is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Leo Lafaiali'i Age: 45

Birthplace: Samoa

Leo Lafaiali'i (born 30 January 1974 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a Samoan rugby union footballer.
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To’o Vaega is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Samoa
To’o Vaega Age: 53

Birthplace: Samoa

To'o Vaega is a retired professional rugby union footballer, best known for his long career with the Samoan national team.
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Fata Sini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Fata Sini Age: 52

Birthplace: Samoa

Iefata "Fata" Sini (born December 24, 1966) is a Samoan rugby footballer who has played professional rugby league, and international rugby union. His first break was in 1995 when he ...more
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TJ Ioane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Samoa
TJ Ioane Age: 29

Birthplace: Samoa

TJ Ioane is a Samoan rugby union player who plays as a flanker. Domestically, he represents Otago in the ITM Cup. He made his provincial debut in 2009 and his strong performances saw him named ...more
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Iosefa Maposua is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Iosefa Maposua Age: 42

Birthplace: Samoa

Iosefa Maposua is an association footballer from Samoa. He plays as a defender and has played for three clubs as well as the Samoa national football team.
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Casey Laulala is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Casey Laulala Age: 36

Birthplace: Apia, Samoa

Casey Daniel Eti Laulala (born 3 May 1982) is a Samoan-born New Zealand former rugby union player.