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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Samir Bakaou and Riadh Bouazizi.

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

Claudia Cardinale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 79 Claudia Cardinale is a Tunisian-born actress of Sicilian parentage who appeared in some of the most prominent European films of the 1960s and 1970s. Notable credits include Luchino Visconti's ...more

Bertrand Delanoë is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 67 Bertrand Delanoë is a French politician who was mayor of Paris from 25 March 2001 to 5 April 2014. He is a member of the Socialist Party.

Latifa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Latifa Bint Alayah Al Arfaoui, better known as Latifa, is a Tunisian pop singer, Latifa standing for gentle in Arabic.

Hend Sabri is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 36 Hend Sabry is a Tunisian actress. Recently she starred as "'Ola" in the comedic Arab television drama Ayza Atgawiz. She played the main protagonist in the series in which her character ...more

Mohamed Bouazizi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Dec. at 27 (1984-2011) Tarek al-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi was a Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire on 17 December 2010, in protest of the confiscation of his wares and the harassment and humiliation that he ...more

Albert Memmi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 97 Albert Memmi is a French writer and essayist of Tunisian-Jewish origin.

Michel Boujenah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 65 Michel Boujenah is a French actor, comedian, film director and screenwriter.

Isabelle Doval is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 55 Isabelle Doval is an actress, film director, and screenwriter.

Amine Bannour is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 28 Amine Bannour is a Tunisian handball player.

Wael Jallouz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 26 Wael Jallouz is a Tunisian handball player.

José Miguel García Ascot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Dec. at 59 (1927-1986) José Miguel García Ascot was a screenwriter.

Silvan Shalom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 59 Silvan Shalom is an Israeli politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Likud and Minister for Regional Development, Minister for the Development of the Negev and Galilee and ...more

Tarak Ben Ammar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Tarak Ben Ammar age 68 Tarak Ben Ammar is an international movie producer and distributor, He is famous for his interest in artistic movies, especially when they are related to Mediterranean culture or require North ...more

Racha Soula is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Racha Soula age 24 Racha Soula is a Tunisian rower. She competed in the single sculls race at the 2012 Summer Olympics and placed 3rd in Final E and 27th overall.

Ghada Hassine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Ghada Hassine age 24 Ghada Hassine is a weightlifter.

Mahmoud Gharbi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 36 Mahmoud Gharbi is a Tunisian handball player.

Jaleleddine Touati is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 35 Jaleleddine Touati is a Tunisian handball player, playing for Dunkerque. He competed for the Tunisian national team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where the Tunisian team reached the ...more

Hamza Nagga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Hamza Nagga age 27 Hamza Nagga is a Tunisian volleyball player. He is 196 cm high and plays as opposite hitter.

Férid Boughedir is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 74 Férid Boughedir is a Tunisian film director and screenwriter. He has directed five films since 1983. His film Caméra d'Afrique was screened at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival. In ...more

Raja Amari is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Raja Amari age 46 Raja Amari is a Tunisian film director.

Aymen Toumi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 28 Aymen Toumi is a Tunisian handball player for HBC Nantes, French team in the LNH Division 1. He was born in Sousse. He competed for the Tunisian national team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in ...more

Serge Bramly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Serge Bramly age 69 Serge Bramly is a French-language writer and essayist.

Oussama Hosni is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 25 Oussama Hosni is a Tunisian handball player.

Marc Gicquel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Marc Gicquel age 41 Marc Gicquel is a professional male tennis player from France.

Mofida Tlatli is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Mofida Tlatli age 71 Moufida Tlatli is a Tunisian film director. She was the first Arab woman to direct a full featured-film in the Arab World.

Roland Dyens is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 62 Roland Dyens is a French classical guitarist, composer, and arranger.

Georges Wolinski is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 83 Georges Wolinski was a French cartoonist and comics writer. He was killed on 7 January 2015 in a terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo along with other staff.

Mahdi Ben Cheikh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Mahdi Ben Cheikh age 38

Marouane Mrabet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Marouane Mrabet age 32

Hakim Zouari is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Hakim Zouari age 30

Mohamed Ben Slimane is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Mohamed Ben Slimane age 36

Noureddine Hfaiedh is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 44 Noureddine Hfaiedh is a Tunisian volleyball player. He is 197 cm high and plays as wing spiker. Hfaiedh has played more than 160 games with the Tunisia men's national volleyball team and is the ...more

Aymen Mejri is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Aymen Mejri age 29

Jean-Marc Luisada is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 59 Jean-Marc Luisada is a Jewish-French pianist born in Bizerte, Tunisia. He started on the piano at six years old, "the normal age". At the age of 16 he began studies at the ...more

Wajdi Bouallègue is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Wajdi Bouallègue age 36 Wajdi Bouallègue is a Tunisian gymnast. He competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics and was the only Tunisian gymnast at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Mohamed Zran is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Mohamed Zran age 58 Mohamed Zran is a Tunisian film director and screenwriter. His film Le casseur de pierres was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival.

Phillip King is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Phillip King age 83 Phillip King PRA is a British sculptor. He is one of Anthony Caro's best known students, even though the two artists are near contemporaries. Their education followed similar trajectories and ...more

Abdelwahab Abdallah is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Abdelwahab Abdallah age 78 Abdelwahab Abdallah is a Tunisian politician and diplomat who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia and was advisor to the President.

Taos Amrouche is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Dec. at 63 (1913-1976) Marie-Louise-Taos Amrouche was an Algerian writer and singer. In 1947, she became the first Algerian woman to publish a novel.

Wassim Helal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 35 Wassim Helal is a Tunisian handball player.

Issam Tej is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Issam Tej age 38 Issam Tej is a Tunisian handball player.

Selim Hedoui is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
age 34 Selim Hedoui is a Tunisian handball player, playing for Al Arabi. He competed for the Tunisian national team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where the Tunisian team reached the

Marouan Chouiref is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Marouan Chouiref age 27 Marouan Chouiref is a Tunisian handball player. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed with the Tunisia national handball team in the men's tournament.

Kamel Alouini is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Kamel Alouini age 30 Kamel Alouini is a Tunisian handball player. playing for Club Africain. He competed for the Tunisian national team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where the Tunisian team reached the ...more

Hamida Djandoubi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Dec. at 28 (1949-1977) Hamida Djandoubi was the last person to be executed in France. He was a Tunisian immigrant who had been convicted of the torture and murder of 21-year-old Elisabeth Bousquet in Marseille. Marcel ...more

Nikita Mandryka is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Nikita Mandryka age 77 Nikita Mandryka is a French cartoonist of Russian origin. He started drawing in the Pilote magazine, then created L'Écho des savanes along with Claire Bretécher and Marcel Gotlib ...more

Ridha Behi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Ridha Behi age 70 Ridha Behi is a film director, producer and screenwriter.

Eric Assous is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Eric Assous age 62 Eric Assous is a film director and screenwriter.

Maurice Taieb is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Maurice Taieb age 83 Maurice Taieb is a French geologist and paleoanthropologist. He discovered the Hadar formation, recognised its potential importance to paleoanthropology and founded the International Afar ...more

René de Ceccatty is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
René de Ceccatty age 66 René de Ceccatty is a screenwriter.