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Famous People From Sicily

Updated June 8, 2017 20.5k views996 items

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

Carmelo Di Bella and Giuseppe Vasi are included on this list.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Sicily?" or "Which celebrities were born in Sicily?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Giovanni Falcone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Giovanni Falcone

    Dec. at 53 (1939-1992)

    BirthplacePalermo, Italy

    Giovanni Falcone (Italian: [dʒoˈvanni falˈkoːne]; 18 May 1939 – 23 May 1992) was an Italian... more on Wikipedia
  • Paolo Borsellino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Paolo Borsellino

    Dec. at 52 (1940-1992)

    BirthplacePalermo, Italy

    Paolo Borsellino (Italian: [ˈpaːolo borselˈliːno]; January 19, 1940 – July 19, 1992) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Cesare Terranova is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Cesare Terranova

    Dec. at 58 (1921-1979)

    BirthplacePalermo, Italy

    Cesare Terranova (Italian pronunciation: [ˈtʃeːzare ˌtɛrraˈnɔːva, ˈtʃɛː-]; 25 August 1921 – 25... more on Wikipedia
  • Giuseppe Impastato is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Giuseppe Impastato

    Dec. at 30 (1948-1978)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Italy, Cinisi, Province of Palermo

    Giuseppe "Peppino" Impastato (Italian pronunciation: [dʒuˈzɛppe pepˈpiːno impaˈstaːto];... more on Wikipedia
  • Anna Kanakis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    BirthplaceMessina, Italy

    Anna Kanakis (Greek: Άννα Κανάκη) (born in 1962 in Messina, Italy) to a Greek father and an... more on Wikipedia
  • Dominic Agostino is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Dominic Agostino

    Dec. at 45 (1959-2004)

    BirthplaceSicily, Italy

    Dominic Agostino (October 14, 1959 – March 24, 2004) was a Canadian politician who represented... more on Wikipedia
  • Margareth Madè is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    BirthplacePaternò, Italy

    Margareth Madè (22 June 1982, Paternò, Italy) born Margareth Tamara Maccarrone is an Italian... more on Wikipedia
  • Eva Riccobono is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    BirthplacePalermo, Italy

    Eva Riccobono (born 7 February 1983) is an Italian model, actress, and television presenter.
  • Franco Mannino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Franco Mannino

    Dec. at 81 (1924-2005)

    BirthplacePalermo, Italy

    Franco Mannino (25 April 1924 – 1 February 2005) was an Italian film composer, pianist, opera... more on Wikipedia
  • Alessandro Scarlatti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Alessandro Scarlatti

    Dec. at 65 (1660-1725)

    BirthplacePalermo, Italy

    Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti (2 May 1660 – 22 October 1725) was an Italian Baroque... more on Wikipedia
  • Romina Arena is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    BirthplaceSicily, Italy

    Romina Arena (born May 12, 1980) is an Italian-American popera, operatic pop, pop classical... more on Wikipedia
  • Jack Dragna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Jack Dragna

    Dec. at 65 (1891-1956)

    BirthplaceCorleone, Italy

    Jack Ignatius Dragna (born Ignazio Dragna; Italian pronunciation: [iɲˈɲattsjo draɲˈɲa]; April... more on Wikipedia
  • Leonardo Sciascia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Leonardo Sciascia

    Dec. at 68 (1921-1989)

    BirthplaceEurope, Sicily, Eurasia, Province of Agrigento, Italy

    Leonardo Sciascia (Italian pronunciation: [leoˈnardo ʃˈʃaʃʃa] (listen); 8 January 1921 – 20... more on Wikipedia
  • Alfredo Ormando is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Alfredo Ormando

    Dec. at 40 (1958-1998)

    BirthplaceMessina, Europe, Sicily, Eurasia, Italy

    Alfredo Ormando (15 December 1958 in San Cataldo – 23 January 1998 in Rome) was a gay writer... more on Wikipedia
  • Giuseppe Morello is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Giuseppe Morello

    Dec. at 63 (1867-1930)

    BirthplaceCorleone, Italy

    Giuseppe "the Clutch Hand" Morello (Italian: [dʒuˈzɛppe moˈrɛllo]; May 2, 1867 – August 15,... more on Wikipedia
  • Wladimiro Calarese is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Wladimiro Calarese

    Dec. at 75 (1930-2005)

    BirthplaceMessina, Italy

    Wladimiro Calarese (3 October 1930 – 13 August 2005) was an Italian sabre fencer. He won two... more on Wikipedia
  • Napoleone Ferrara is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Napoleone Ferrara

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceCatania, Italy

    Napoleone Ferrara (born 26 July 1956, Catania), is an Italian-American molecular biologist who... more on Wikipedia
  • Salvatore Adamo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Salvatore Adamo

    Age: 76

    BirthplaceComiso, Italy

    Salvatore, Knight Adamo Born in Comiso (Sicily) 1 November 1943, lived in Belgium since the... more on Wikipedia
  • Tommaso Buscetta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Tommaso Buscetta

    Dec. at 72 (1928-2000)

    BirthplacePalermo, Italy

    Tommaso Buscetta (Italian pronunciation: [tomˈmaːzo buʃˈʃetta]; 13 July 1928 – 2 April 2000)... more on Wikipedia
  • Ciro Terranova is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Ciro Terranova

    Dec. at 50 (1888-1938)

    BirthplaceCorleone, Italy

    Ciro Terranova (Italian pronunciation: [ˈtʃiːro ˌtɛrranɔːva]; July 20, 1888 − February 20,... more on Wikipedia
  • Emilio Fede is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    BirthplaceBarcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Italy

    Emilio Fede (born 24 June 1931) is an Italian anchorman, journalist and writer. He has been... more on Wikipedia
  • Vincent R. Impellitteri is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Vincent R. Impellitteri

    Dec. at 87 (1900-1987)

    BirthplaceEurope, Sicily, Eurasia, Italy, Isnello

    Vincent Richard Impellitteri (born Vincenzo Impellitteri; February 4, 1900 – January 29, 1987)... more on Wikipedia
  • Mick Karn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Mick Karn

    Dec. at 53 (1958-2011)

    BirthplaceNicosia, Sicily, Italy

    Andonis Michaelides (Greek: Αντώνης Μιχαηλίδης; 24 July 1958 – 4 January 2011), better known... more on Wikipedia
  • Natalia Ginzburg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Natalia Ginzburg

    Dec. at 75 (1916-1991)

    BirthplaceEurope, Palermo, Sicily, Eurasia, Italy

    Natalia Ginzburg (Italian: [nataˈliːa ˈɡintsburɡ], German: [ˈɡɪntsbʊɐ̯k]; née Levi; 14 July... more on Wikipedia
  • Antonio Veneziano is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Sicily

    Antonio Veneziano

    Dec. at 50 (1543-1593)

    BirthplaceMonreale, Italy

    Antonio Veneziano (1543 - 19 August 1593) was an Italian poet who wrote mainly in the... more on Wikipedia
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