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Famous People From Slovenia

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

This list has a variety of people in it, from Marko Bezjak to Borut Urh.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Slovenia?" or "Which celebrities were born in Slovenia?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Louis Adamic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Dec. at 53 (1898-1951)

Birthplace: Grosuplje, Slovenia

Louis Adamic (Slovene: Alojz Adamič) (23 March 1898 – 4 September 1951) was a Slovene-American author and translator, mostly known for writing about and advocating for ethnic diversity of
Dimitrij Rupel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 72

Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dimitrij Rupel (born 7 April 1946) is a Slovenian politician.
Silvo Plut is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Silvo Plut Dec. at 39 (1968-2007)

Birthplace: Novo Mesto, Slovenia

Silvo Plut (May 29, 1968 – April 28, 2007) was a Slovenian serial killer. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murder of Ljubica Ulčar and the attempted murder of her husband Miro ...more
Katarina Cas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 42

Birthplace: Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia

Katarina Cas is an actress and presenter.
Sanja Grohar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 35

Birthplace: Kranj, Slovenia

Sanja Grohar (born February 7, 1984 in Kranj) is a Slovenian model and singer. She won the Miss Slovenia competition in 2005 and attended Miss World 2005. She also won the title of best Playmate ...more
Petra Majdič is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 39

Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Petra Majdič (born 22 December 1979 in Ljubljana) is a Slovenian former cross-country skier. Her best results came in classic style races. She won twenty-four World Cup races, twenty in sprint ...more
Teja Gregorin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 38

Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Teja Gregorin (born 29 June 1980 in Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia) is a retired Slovenian biathlete.
Robert Kranjec is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 37

Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Robert Kranjec (born 16 July 1981) is a Slovenian former ski jumper.
Primož Peterka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 39

Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Primož Peterka (Slovene pronunciation: [ˈpriːmɔʃ ˈpeːtərka] (listen); born 28 February 1979) is a Slovenian former ski jumper who competed from 1996 to 2011. He is one of the most successful ...more
Tadeja Brankovič-Likozar... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 39

Birthplace: Kranj, Slovenia

Tadeja Brankovič-Likozar (born 20 December 1979 in Kranj, SFR Yugoslavia) is a retired Slovenian biathlete. She has been a member of the Slovenian biathlon team since 1995. So far she has five ...more
Eva Logar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 27

Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Eva Logar is a ski jumper.
Tina Srebotnjak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Slovenia

Birthplace: Slovenia

Tina Srebotnjak is a Canadian radio and television journalist.
Peter Dokl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 34

Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Peter Dokl (born 11 January 1985) is a Slovenian biathlete. Dokl represented Slovenia at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Rok Flander is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 39

Birthplace: Kranj, Slovenia

Rok Flander (born 26 June 1979 in Kranj) is a Slovenian snowboarder. Flander is currently 3rd in the overall standings of the 2006-07 Snowboarding World Cup, having won a race in Kronplatz and ...more
Peter Prevc is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 26

Birthplace: Kranj, Slovenia

Peter Prevc (Slovene: [ˈpéːtəɾ ˈpɾéːwts]; born 20 September 1992) is a Slovenian ski jumper. He is one of the sport's most successful contemporary athletes, having won the 2016 Ski ...more
Mitja Mežnar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 30

Birthplace: Kranj, Slovenia

Mitja Mežnar (born 30 June 1988 in Kranj) is a Slovenian ski jumper who has competed since 2003. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he finished eighth in the team large hill and 29th in ...more
Danilo Türk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 67

Birthplace: Maribor, Slovenia

Danilo Türk (pronounced [daˈníːlɔ ˈtýɾk]; born 19 February 1952) is a Slovenian diplomat, professor of international law, human rights expert, and political figure who served ...more
Hermann A. Haus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Dec. at 78 (1925-2003)

Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Hermann Anton Haus (August 8, 1925 – May 21, 2003) was a Slovene-American physicist, electrical engineer, and Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Haus' research and ...more
Vasja Rupnik is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 41

Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Vasja Rupnik (born June 6, 1977 in Ljubljana, Slovenia) is a Slovenian biathlete. Rupnik represented Slovenia at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Andrej Jerman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 40

Birthplace: Tržič, Slovenia

Andrej "Jerry" Jerman, (born 30 September 1978), is a recently retired World Cup alpine ski racer from Slovenia.Born in Tržič, then in SFR Yugoslavia, Jerman specialized in the speed ...more
Anita Roganovic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 52

Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Anita Roganovic is a film crew member.
Slavko Avsenik is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 89

Birthplace: Begunje na Gorenjskem, Radovljica, Slovenia

Slavko Avsenik (November 26, 1929 – July 2, 2015) was a Slovene composer and musician. Beginning in 1953 with the formation of the Avsenik Brothers Ensemble, Avsenik produced more than 1,000 ...more
Andrej Križaj is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 32

Birthplace: Jesenice, Slovenia

Andrej Križaj (born September 11, 1986) is a Slovenian alpine skier.Križaj represented Slovenia at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Peter Mankoč is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 40

Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Peter Mankoč (born 4 July 1978 in Ljubljana, Slovenia) is a Slovenian swimmer. He is one of the most successful short course European Championship swimmers in the history of the event. Mankoč is ...more
Sara Isaković is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Age: 30

Birthplace: Bled, Slovenia

Sara Isaković (born 9 June 1988) is a retired Slovenian swimmer. In 2008 Beijing Olympics, at the age of 20, she placed 2nd in the 200 freestyle with the time of 1:54.97, becoming the second ...more