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

People here include everything from Anna Báró to Šaban Bajramović.

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

Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin Died at 77 (1858-1935) - Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, Ph.D., LL.D., also known as Michael I. Pupin, was a Serbian American physicist and physical chemist. Pupin is best known for his numerous patents, including a means of ...more

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Monica Seles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Monica Seles age 43 - Monica Seles is the former Yugoslav world no. 1 professional tennis player and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. She was born and raised in Novi Sad, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia. ...more

Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Vlade Divac age 49 - Vlade Divac is a retired Serbian professional basketball player and current sports administrator. Divac spent most of his career in the National Basketball Association. At 7 ft 1 in, he played ...more

Ferenc Herczeg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Ferenc Herczeg Died at 91 (1863-1954) - Ferenc Herczeg was a Hungarian playwright and author who promoted conservative nationalist opinion in his country. He founded and edited the magazine Új Idők in 1895. In 1896 he was ...more

Charles Simic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Charles Simic age 78 - Dušan "Charles" Simić is a Serbian-American poet and was co-poetry editor of the Paris Review. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990 for The World Doesn't End, and was a ...more

Slobodan Jovanović is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Slobodan Jovanović Died at 89 (1869-1958) - Slobodan Jovanović was one of Serbia's most prolific jurists, historians, sociologists, journalists and literary critics. He distinguished himself with a characteristically clear and sharp ...more

Mileva Marić is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Mileva Marić Died at 73 (1875-1948) - Mileva Marić was a Serbian physicist. She was the only woman among Albert Einstein's fellow students at the Zurich Polytechnic. They developed a relationship and had a daughter before their ...more

Mina Cvetković is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Mina Cvetković age 26 - Mina Cvetković is a Serbian fashion model. She was born on February 18, 1989 in Niš, Serbia. She has been on the cover of Italian Glamour, Serbian Elle, US: V Magazine. Her best friends are Olya ...more

Boris Malagurski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Boris Malagurski age 28 - Boris Malagurski is a Serbian-Canadian film director, producer, writer, television host and activist.

Janko Tipsarević is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Janko Tipsarević age 31 - Janko Tipsarević is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently unranked as of October 2014. His career-high singles ranking is World No. 8, achieved on 2 April 2012. In his career, he ...more

Dragutin Dimitrijević is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Dragutin Dimitrijević Died at 41 (1876-1917) - Dragutin Dimitrijević, also known as Apis, was a Serbian colonel. He was a leading member of a military group that organized the overthrow of the Serbian government in 1903. He personally ...more

Mátyás Rákosi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Mátyás Rákosi Died at 79 (1892-1971) - Mátyás Rákosi was a Hungarian communist politician. He was born Mátyás Rosenfeld in Ada. He was the leader of Hungary's Communist Party from 1945 to 1956 — ...more

Enki Bilal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Enki Bilal age 65 - Enki Bilal is a French comic book creator, comics artist and film director.

Aleksandar Josipović is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Aleksandar Josipović age 34 - Aleksandar Josipović is French -Yugoslavian ballroom dance champion, performer, consultant and speaker.

Laza Ristovski is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Laza Ristovski Died at 51 (1956-2007) - Laza Ristovski was a Serbian and former Yugoslav keyboardist, known for being a member of rock bands Smak and Bijelo Dugme, as well as for his eclectic solo work that spawned many different ...more

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Goran Paskaljević is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Goran Paskaljević age 69 - Goran Paskaljević is a Serbian film director. Born in Belgrade, he was raised by his grandparents in Niš, following the divorce of his parents. 14 years later he returned to Belgrade where he ...more

Milan Vukcevich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Milan Vukcevich Died at 66 (1937-2003) - Milan Radoje Vukcevich was a Yugoslav scientist, chess International Master, Grandmaster chess problem composer, and writer. Vukcevich was born in Belgrade. In 1955 he won the Yugoslav Junior ...more

Ana Stanić is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Ana Stanić age 40 - Ana Stanić is a Serbian singer, songwriter, composer, and film producer.

Aleksandar Popović is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Aleksandar Popović age 45 - Aleksandar Popović is a Serbian politician who was Minister of Energy and Mining from 2007 to 2008, and Minister of Science and Environmental Protection from 2004 to 2007.

Dušan Kovačević is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Dušan Kovačević age 68 - Dušan Kovačević is a Serbian playwright and director best known for his theater plays and movie scripts. He also served as the ambassador of Serbia in Lisbon, Portugal.

Steve Tesich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Steve Tesich Died at 54 (1942-1996) - Stojan Steve Tesich was a Serbian-American screenwriter, playwright and novelist. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1979 for the movie Breaking Away.

Jake Allex is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Jake Allex Died at 72 (1887-1959) - Aleksa Mandušić, or Jake Allex, was a Serbian American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for his service in the U.S. Army during World War I.

Dragisa Krsmanovic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Serbia

Ivo Škrabalo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Ivo Škrabalo Died at 77 (1934-2011) - Ivo Škrabalo was a Croatian film critic, screenwriter, and member of parliament. Škrabalo was born in Sombor, where he finished elementary and high school before moving to Zagreb in 1952. He ...more

Srđan Dragojević is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Srđan Dragojević age 52 - Srđan Dragojević is a Serbian film director and screenwriter, who emerged in the 1990s as a significant figure in Serbian cinema. Since 2010, he has been a member of the Socialist Party of ...more

Margita Stefanović is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Margita Stefanović Died at 43 (1959-2002) - Margita "Magi" Stefanović was a Serbian musician best known as a keyboardist of the cult Serbian rock band Ekatarina Velika. Born in Belgrade as the only child of well-known theatre ...more

Jovan Šajnović is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Jovan Šajnović Died at 80 (1924-2004) - Jovan Šajnović was a renowned Yugoslavian conductor and university professor.

Filip Vujanović is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Filip Vujanović age 61 - Filip Vujanović is the President of Montenegro since 2003. He is the country's first President since its independence in June 2006. He claimed a landslide victory in the April 2008 presidential ...more

Dragan Sovilj is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Dragan Sovilj age 65 - Dragan Sovilj is a production designer and film art director.

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Tommy Lapid is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Tommy Lapid Died at 77 (1931-2008) - Yosef "Tommy" Lapid was an Israeli radio and television presenter, journalist, politician and government minister known for his sharp tongue and acerbic wit. Lapid headed the ...more

Ernö Metzner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Ernö Metzner Died at 61 (1892-1953) - Ernö Metzner was a film art director, film director, costume designer and production designer.

Radmila Hrustanović is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Radmila Hrustanović age 63 - Radmila Hrustanović Serbian Cyrillic: Радмила Хрустановић, or; born 25 November 1952, Belgrade, Serbia is a Serbian politician. She was Mayoress of the City of Belgrade between 2001 and 2004, ...more

Dezső Kosztolányi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Dezső Kosztolányi Died at 51 (1885-1936) - Dezső Kosztolányi was a Hungarian poet and prose-writer.

Ibrahim Rugova is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Ibrahim Rugova Died at 62 (1944-2006) - Ibrahim Rugova was the first President of the unrecognised Republic of Kosova, serving from 1992 to 2000 and again from 2002 to 2006, and a prominent Kosovo Albanian political leader, scholar, ...more

Mirka Vasiljević is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Mirka Vasiljević age 26 - Mirka Vasiljević is a Serbian actress and occasional model and television presenter. She rose to domestic fame with 2005 film We Are Not Angels 2, the sequel to 1992 cult film We Are Not Angels. ...more

Mina Djukic is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Mina Djukic age 34 - Mina Djukic is an actress, a screenwriter, a film producer and a film director.

Oliver Dulić is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Oliver Dulić age 40 - Oliver Dulić is a Serbian politician, long-time member of Democratic Party, and former President of the National Assembly of Serbia between 2007 and 2008. He also served as Minister of ...more

Jelena Nikolić is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Jelena Nikolić age 33 - Jelena Nikolić is a female volleyball player from Serbia, playing as a wing-spiker. She was a member of the Women's National Team that won the silver medal at the 2007 European Championship in ...more

Zoran Simjanović is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Zoran Simjanović age 69 - Zoran Simjanović is a Serbian composer. Since 1961 he founded and played in some of the most popular rock bands in Yugoslavia and abroad. He also wrote songs for his friends who won prizes in ...more

Ivan Stević is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Ivan Stević age 35 - Ivan Stević is a Serbian professional road bicycle racer for the Tusnad Cycling Team. He turned professional in 2005, riding for the Aerospace Engineering-VMG squad, before joining Toyota-United ...more

Vuk Jeremić is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Vuk Jeremić age 40 - Vuk Jeremić is the President of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development and Editor-in-Chief of Horizons, a prominent global public policy English-language magazine. ...more

Damir Kahriman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Damir Kahriman age 32 - Damir Kahriman is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a Forward. He currently plays for Red Star Belgrade in the Serbian SuperLiga. He was a member of the Serbia national under-21 ...more

Emina Jahović is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Emina Jahović age 35 - Emina Jahović Sandal is a Serbian-Turkish singer-songwriter, model, and actress. She holds Serbian and Turkish dual citizenship. Born and raised in Novi Pazar, she primarily studied at the ...more

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Nikola Lezaic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Nikola Lezaic age 35 - Nikola Lezaic is a film director, screenwriter, producer and editor.

Jovan Sterija Popović is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Jovan Sterija Popović Died at 50 (1806-1856) - Jovan Sterija Popović was a Serbian playwright, poet and pedagogue who taught at the Belgrade Higher School. Sterija was recognized by his contemporaries as the one of the leading Serbian ...more

Dušan Makavejev is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Dušan Makavejev age 83 - Dušan Makavejev born 13 October 1932 in Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia is a Serbian film director and screenwriter, famous for his groundbreaking films of Yugoslav cinema in the late 1960s and ...more

Uroš Stojanovic is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Uroš Stojanovic age 42 - Uroš Stojanovic is a film director, film producer and screenwriter.

Milorad B. Protić is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Milorad B. Protić Died at 90 (1911-2001) - Milorad B. Protić was a Serbian astronomer.

Vera Gregovic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Vera Gregovic Died at 80 (1926-2006) - Vera Gregovic was an actress.

Dragana Tomašević is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Serbia
Dragana Tomašević age 33 - Dragana Tomašević is a Serbian discus thrower.