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Famous People From Slovakia

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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 47
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 69
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 31
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 37
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 29
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
Dec. 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 72
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 46
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 45
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 42
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
Dec. 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 46
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