Famous People From Switzerland

Check out this extensive list of famous people from Switzerland, 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 Switzerland, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Switzerland 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 Switzerland, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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

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    • Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
    Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player. He has been ranked world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for 310 weeks, including a record 237 ...more
  • Kat Graham
    Age: 33
    • Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
    Katerina Alexandre Hartford Graham (born September 5, 1989) is a Swiss-born American actress, singer, dancer and model. She is best known for her role as Bonnie Bennett on The CW supernatural drama ...more
    • Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
    Sofia Milos (; born 27 September 1969) is a Swiss-born Italian/Greek actress. She is best known for her role as Yelina Salas on CSI: Miami. She has also had a role on The Sopranos as Camorra Boss ...more
  • Carl Jung
    Dec. at 85 (1875-1961)
    • Birthplace: Kesswil, Switzerland
    Carl Gustav Jung ( YUUNG, German: [kaɐ̯l ˈjʊŋ]; 26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. Jung's work was influential in the fields of ...more
  • Jean-Paul Marat
    Dec. at 50 (1743-1793)
    • Birthplace: Boudry, Switzerland
    Jean-Paul Marat (French: [ʒɑ̃pɔl maʁa]; 24 May 1743 – 13 July 1793) was a French political theorist, physician, and scientist. He was a journalist and politician during the French Revolution. He was ...more
    • Birthplace: Sorengo, Switzerland
    Michelle Yvonne Hunziker (Swiss German: [miˌʃɛl ˈhʊntsɪkər], Italian: [miʃˌʃɛl ˈ(h)untsiker]; born 24 January 1977) is a Swiss-Dutch naturalized Italian television hostess, actress, model and singer.