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Famous People From Tunisia

Updated November 22, 2019 22.3k views727 items

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.

  • BirthplaceLa Goulette, Tunisia

    Claudia Cardinale (born 15 April 1938) is an Italian Tunisian film actress who appeared in some of the most acclaimed European films of the 1960s and 1970s, mainly Italian or French, but also in...  more

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  • BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Bertrand Delanoë (French: [bɛʁ.tʁɑ̃ də] (listen); born 30 May 1950) is a retired French politician who was Mayor of Paris from 25 March 2001 to 5 April 2014. He is a member of the Socialist...  more
  • Latifa or Lateefa is a feminine Arabic (لٓطِيفٓة) given name which means "gentle" or "pleasant". It corresponds to the masculine Latif. ...  more
  • Hend Sabri

    Age: 41


    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 is obsessed...  more
  • Mohamed Bouazizi

    Dec. at 26 (1984-2011)

    BirthplaceSidi Bouzid, Tunisia

    Tarek el-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi (Arabic: محمد البوعزيزي‎; 29 March 1984 – 4 January 2011) was a Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire on 17 December 2010, which became a catalyst for the...  more
  • Albert Memmi

    Age: 100


    Albert Memmi (Arabic: ألبرت ميمي‎; born December 15, 1920) is a French writer and essayist of Tunisian-Jewish origins. ...  more
  • BirthplaceTunis Governorate, Tunis, Africa, Tunisia

    Michel Boujenah (born 3 November 1952) is a French-Tunisian Jewish actor, comedian, film director and screenwriter....  more
  • BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Isabelle Doval is an actress, film director, and screenwriter....  more
  • BirthplaceMahdia, Tunisia

    Amine Bannour is a Tunisian handball player....  more
  • BirthplaceNabeul, Tunisia

    Wael Jallouz is a Tunisian handball player....  more
  • José Miguel García Ascot

    Dec. at 59 (1927-1986)


    José Miguel García Ascot was a screenwriter....  more
  • BirthplaceGabès, Tunisia

    Zion Silvan Shalom (Hebrew: ציון סילבן שלום, born 4 August 1958) is an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Likud between 1992 and 2015. He held several prominent ministerial...  more
  • Tarak Ben Ammar

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Tarak Ben Ammar (Arabic: طارق بن عمّار‎) (born on June 12, 1949 in Tunis, Tunisia) is an international movie producer and distributor, (the owner of French production and distribution company Quinta...  more
  • Racha Soula

    Age: 27

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    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....  more
  • Ghada Hassine

    Age: 28

    BirthplaceSfax, Tunisia

    Ghada Hassine is a weightlifter....  more
  • BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Mahmoud Gharbi is a Tunisian handball player....  more
  • BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    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

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Hamza Nagga is a Tunisian volleyball player. He is 196 cm high and plays as opposite hitter....  more
  • BirthplaceHammam-Lif, Tunisia

    Férid Boughedir (born 1944) is a Tunisian film director and screenwriter....  more
  • Raja Amari

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Raja Amari is a Tunisian film director....  more
  • BirthplaceSousse, Tunisia

    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 London,...  more
  • Serge Bramly

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Serge Bramly (born 31 January 1949 in Tunis, Tunisia) is a French-language writer and essayist....  more
  • BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Oussama Hosni is a Tunisian handball player....  more
  • Marc Gicquel

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Marc Gicquel (born 30 March 1977) is a former professional male tennis player from France....  more
  • Mofida Tlatli

    Age: 74

    BirthplaceSidi Bou Said, Tunisia

    Moufida Tlatli (Tunisian Arabic: مفيدة التلاتلي‎; born 1947) is a Tunisian film director. She was the first Arab woman to direct a full feature-length film (The Silences of the Palace) in the Arab...  more