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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

    Louis Adamic

    Dec. at 53 (1898-1951)

    BirthplaceGrosuplje, Slovenia

    Louis Adamic (Slovene: Alojz Adamič) (23 March 1898 – 4 September 1951) was a Slovene-American... more on Wikipedia
  • Dimitrij Rupel

    BirthplaceLjubljana, Slovenia

    Dimitrij Rupel (born 7 April 1946) is a Slovenian politician.
  • Silvo Plut

    Silvo Plut

    Dec. at 39 (1968-2007)

    BirthplaceNovo Mesto, Slovenia

    Silvo Plut (May 29, 1968 – April 28, 2007) was a Slovenian serial killer. He was sentenced to... more on Wikipedia
  • Katarina Cas

    BirthplaceSlovenj Gradec, Slovenia

    Katarina Cas is an actress and presenter.
  • Sanja Grohar

    BirthplaceKranj, Slovenia

    Sanja Grohar (born February 7, 1984 in Kranj) is a Slovenian model and singer. She won the... more on Wikipedia
  • Petra Majdič

    BirthplaceLjubljana, Slovenia

    Petra Majdič (born 22 December 1979 in Ljubljana) is a Slovenian former cross-country skier.... more on Wikipedia
  • Teja Gregorin

    BirthplaceLjubljana, Slovenia

    Teja Gregorin (born 29 June 1980 in Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia) is a retired Slovenian... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Kranjec

    BirthplaceLjubljana, Slovenia

    Robert Kranjec (born 16 July 1981) is a Slovenian former ski jumper.
  • Primož Peterka

    BirthplaceLjubljana, Slovenia

    Primož Peterka (Slovene pronunciation: [ˈpriːmɔʃ ˈpeːtərka] (listen); born 28 February 1979)... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceKranj, Slovenia

    Tadeja Brankovič-Likozar (born 20 December 1979 in Kranj, SFR Yugoslavia) is a retired... more on Wikipedia
  • Eva Logar

    Eva Logar

    Age: 29

    BirthplaceLjubljana, Slovenia

    Eva Logar is a ski jumper.
  • Tina Srebotnjak
    Tina Srebotnjak is a Canadian radio and television journalist.
  • Peter Dokl

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceLjubljana, Slovenia

    Peter Dokl (born 11 January 1985) is a Slovenian biathlete. Dokl represented Slovenia at the... more on Wikipedia
  • Rok Flander

    BirthplaceKranj, Slovenia

    Rok Flander (born 26 June 1979 in Kranj) is a Slovenian snowboarder. Flander is currently 3rd... more on Wikipedia
  • Peter Prevc

    BirthplaceKranj, Slovenia

    Peter Prevc (Slovene: [ˈpéːtəɾ ˈpɾéːwts]; born 20 September 1992) is a Slovenian ski jumper.... more on Wikipedia
  • Mitja Mežnar

    BirthplaceKranj, Slovenia

    Mitja Mežnar (born 30 June 1988 in Kranj) is a Slovenian ski jumper who has competed since... more on Wikipedia
  • Danilo Türk

    BirthplaceMaribor, Slovenia

    Danilo Türk (pronounced [daˈníːlɔ ˈtýɾk]; born 19 February 1952) is a Slovenian diplomat,... more on Wikipedia
  • Hermann A. Haus

    Dec. at 78 (1925-2003)

    BirthplaceLjubljana, Slovenia

    Hermann Anton Haus (August 8, 1925 – May 21, 2003) was a Slovene-American physicist,... more on Wikipedia
  • Vasja Rupnik

    BirthplaceLjubljana, Slovenia

    Vasja Rupnik (born June 6, 1977 in Ljubljana, Slovenia) is a Slovenian biathlete. Rupnik... more on Wikipedia
  • Andrej Jerman

    BirthplaceTržič, Slovenia

    Andrej "Jerry" Jerman, (born 30 September 1978), is a recently retired World Cup alpine ski... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceLjubljana, Slovenia

    Anita Roganovic is a film crew member.
  • Slavko Avsenik

    BirthplaceBegunje na Gorenjskem, Radovljica, Slovenia

    Slavko Avsenik (November 26, 1929 – July 2, 2015) was a Slovene composer and musician.... more on Wikipedia
  • Andrej Križaj

    BirthplaceJesenice, Slovenia

    Andrej Križaj (born September 11, 1986) is a Slovenian alpine skier.Križaj represented... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceLjubljana, Slovenia

    Peter Mankoč (born 4 July 1978 in Ljubljana, Slovenia) is a Slovenian swimmer. He is one of... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceBled, Slovenia

    Sara Isaković (born 9 June 1988) is a retired Slovenian swimmer. In 2008 Beijing Olympics, at... more on Wikipedia