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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
Dec. 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

Monica Seles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Serbia
age 45
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
age 51
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
Dec. 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
age 80
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 30
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
age 30
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
age 34
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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 67
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
age 38
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
Dec. 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

Goran Paskaljević is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Serbia
age 71
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
Dec. 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
age 43
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
age 47
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
age 70
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 56
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