READ Famous People From Slovakia

Reference
10.3k views 999 items

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

Everything from Ľubomíra Kalinová to Tibor Šalát is included on this list.

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

Peter Lorre is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 60 (1904-1964) Peter Lorre was a Hungarian actor. Born László Loewenstein in Austria-Hungary he began his stage career in Vienna, then moved to Germany and had his breakthrough, first on the ...more

Adriana Sklenaříková is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 46 Adriana Karembeu is a Slovak fashion model and actress. She is a former Guinness record holder for the longest legs among female models.

Ivan Reitman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 71 Ivan Reitman, OC is a Jewish Czechoslovak-born Canadian film producer and director, best known for his comedy work, especially in the 1980s and 1990s. He is the owner of The Montecito Picture ...more

Johann Nepomuk Hummel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 59 (1778-1837) Johann Nepomuk Hummel was an Austrian composer and virtuoso pianist. His music reflects the transition from the Classical to the Romantic musical era.

Pavol Demitra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 37 (1974-2011) Pavol Demitra was a Slovak professional ice hockey player. He played sixteen seasons in the National Hockey League, two in the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League /Slovak Extraliga and one in ...more

John Dopyera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 95 (1893-1988) John Dopyera was a Slovak-American inventor and entrepreneur, and a maker of stringed instruments. His inventions include the resonator guitar and important contributions in the early ...more

Michael Strank is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 26 (1919-1945) Michael Strank was a United States Marine Corps sergeant and flag raiser who was killed in action on March 1, 1945 during World War II. He was photographed raising the American flag and ...more

Suzie Diamond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 33 Suzie Diamond is Slovak pornographic actress. She is sometimes confused with fellow Slovak porn actress Diana Doll, who was once known as Sue Diamond.

Marián Gáborík is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 36 Marián Gáborík is a Slovak professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. He began his career in the Slovak ...more

Peter Sagan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 28 Peter Sagan is a Slovak professional road bicycle racer for World Tour team Tinkoff-Saxo. Sagan had a successful junior cyclo-cross and mountain bike racing career, winning the Junior World ...more

Ferenc Szálasi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 49 (1897-1946) Ferenc Szálasi was the leader of the fascist Arrow Cross Party – Hungarist Movement, the "Leader of the Nation", being both Head of State and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of ...more

Edita Gruberová is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 71 Edita Gruberová, is a Slovak coloratura soprano. She is noted for her great tonal clarity, agility, dramatic power, endurance, and ability to sing high notes with great power and ...more

Scarlett Chorvat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 45 Scarlett Chorvat is a Slovak American actress. She came to the U.S. at the age of five. She started playing tennis semi-professionally at the age of 15, but moved on to become a model, and ...more

Ernő Dohnányi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 83 (1877-1960) Ernő Dohnányi was a Hungarian conductor, composer and pianist. He used a German form of his name, Ernst von Dohnányi, on most of his published compositions. The "von" ...more

Ernest Vajda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 68 (1886-1954) Ernest Vajda was a Hungarian actor, playwright and novelist, but is more famous today for his screenplays. He co-wrote the screenplay for the film Smilin' Through, based on the hit play by Jane ...more

Sándor Márai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 89 (1900-1989) Sándor Márai was a Hungarian writer and journalist.

Martina Halinárová is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 44 Martina Halinárová, née Jašicová, also known as Schwarzbacherová from her first marriage, is a Slovakian biathlete. She won a silver medal at the 1999 Biathlon

Jozef Murgaš is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 65 (1864-1929) Jozef Murgaš was a Slovak inventor, architect, botanist, painter, patriot, and Roman Catholic priest. He contributed to wireless telegraphy and help develop mobile communications and wireless ...more

Ján Rohác is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 48 (1932-1980) Ján Rohác was film and theatre director and a screenwriter.

Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 72 (1849-1921) Pavol Országh de Felsőkubin Hviezdoslav was a Slovak poet, dramatist, translator and for a short time member of the Czechoslovak parliament. First, he wrote in traditional style, but ...more

Maximilian Hell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 72 (1720-1792) Maximilian Hell was a Hungarian astronomer and an ordained Jesuit priest from the Kingdom of Hungary.

Martin Bajčičák is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 41 Martin Bajčičák is a Slovak cross country skier who has been competing since 1994. His best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was fourth in the 15 km + 15 km double pursuit ...more

Kálmán Mikszáth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 63 (1847-1910) Kálmán Mikszáth de Kiscsoltó was a major Hungarian novelist, journalist, and politician.

Marty Stevens is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Marty Stevens age 45 Marty Stevens is a cinematographer, film director and editor.

Vladimír Godár is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 62 Vladimír Godár is a Slovak composer who is active in the fields of contemporary classical music and film music. He is also known for his collaboration with the Czech violinist, ...more

Ármin Vámbéry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 81 (1832-1913) Ármin Vámbéry, also known as Arminius Vámbéry, was a Hungarian Turkolog and traveller.

Marián Vajda is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 53 Marián Vajda is a former Slovak tennis player. Vajda was born in Považská Bystrica. He was a member of the Olympic Team of Czechoslovakia, and in 1992 he competed in the Olympic ...more

Sebastian Bonnet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Slovakia

Igor Liba is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 57 Igor Liba is a former Slovak ice hockey player. Played on 1992 Bronze Medal winning Olympic Hockey team for Czechoslovakia. Living in Košice, Slovakia. Igor Liba was inducted into the Slovak ...more

Marcel Hossa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 36 Marcel Hossa is a Slovak professional ice hockey player currently playing for MODO Hockey in the SHL. His older brother Marián plays for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey

Thomas Buergenthal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 83 Thomas Buergenthal is a former judge of the International Court of Justice. He resigned his post as of 6 September 2010. Buergenthal is returning to his position as Lobingier Professor of ...more

Dano Sulik is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 40

Mirka Federer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 39 Miroslava "Mirka" Federer is a former professional tennis player from Switzerland. She reached her career-high WTA singles ranking of World No. 76 on 10 September 2001 and a doubles ...more

Joseph Goldberger is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 55 (1874-1929) Joseph Goldberger was an American physician and epidemiologist employed in the United States Public Health Service. He was an advocate for scientific and social recognition of the links between ...more

Michal Martikán is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 38 Michal Martikán is a Slovak slalom canoeist who has been competing since the mid-1990s. In 1996 he became the first athlete to win an Olympic Games gold medal for Slovakia since the ...more

Ivana Reitmayerová is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 25 Ivana Reitmayerová is a Slovak competitive figure skater. She is the 2008 Ondrej Nepela Memorial champion and a two-time Slovak national champion. She competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics ...more

Géza von Radványi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 79 (1907-1986) Géza von Radványi was a Hungarian film director, cinematographer, producer and writer.

Adolph J. Sabath is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 86 (1866-1952) Adolph Joachim Sabath was an American politician. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Chicago, Illinois, from 1907 until his death.

Gergana Aleksandrova is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 26 Gergana Aleksandrova is a luger.

Jaroslav Halák is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 32 Jaroslav Halák (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈjaroslav ˈɦalaːk]; born May 13, 1985) is a Slovak ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League ...more

Matej Mináč is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Matej Mináč age 57 Matej Mináč is a Slovak film director. He has directed two films about Nicholas Winton, a Briton who organised the rescue of 669 Jewish children from German-occupied Czechoslovakia on the ...more

Jozef Gönci is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 44 Jozef Gönci is a Slovak sport shooter, specialising in the 50 m Rifle and 10 m Air Rifle. Gönci won independent Slovakia's first ever Olympic Medal, a bronze in Atlanta in 1996. He won ...more

Igor Kluvánek is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 62 (1931-1993) Igor Kluvánek was a Slovak-Australian mathematician.

Veronika Velez-Zuzulová is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 33 Veronika Velez-Zuzulová is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Slovakia. Born in Bratislava, she specialises in the slalom and is the most successful Slovak alpine skier in recent years. ...more

Herta Däubler-Gmelin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Herta Däubler-Gmelin age 74 Herta Däubler-Gmelin is a former German Minister of Justice.

Dominika Cibulková is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 28 Dominika Cibulková is a professional Slovak tennis player. Known for her quick and aggressive style of play, she has won four career singles titles. She has reached the quarterfinals or ...more

Alexander Dubček is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Died at 71 (1921-1992) Alexander Dubček was a Slovak politician and, briefly, leader of Czechoslovakia. He attempted to reform the communist regime during the Prague Spring but he was forced to resign following Warsaw ...more

Jaroslav Siakel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
Jaroslav Siakel Died at 101 (1896-1997) Jaroslav Siakel was a film director and cinematographer.

David Novotny is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 35

Zuzana Fialová is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Slovakia
age 43 Zuzana Fialová is a Slovak actress. She attended the music and drama department at the Conservatory in Bratislava, and in 1998 graduated acting studies at the drama faculty of the Academy ...more