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Famous People From Tunisia

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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: 80

Birthplace: La 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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Bertrand Delanoë is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Age: 68

Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia

Bertrand Delanoë (French: [bɛʁ.tʁɑ̃ də.la.no.e] (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 ...more
Latifa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Tunisia

Birthplace: Manouba, Tunisia

Latifa or Lateefa is a feminine Arabic (لٓطِيفٓة) given name which means "gentle" or "pleasant". It corresponds to the masculine Latif.
Hend Sabri is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Age: 39

Birthplace: Tunisia

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)

Birthplace: Sidi 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 ...more
Albert Memmi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Age: 98

Birthplace: Tunisia

Albert Memmi (Arabic: ألبرت ميمي‎; born December 15, 1920) is a French writer and essayist of Tunisian-Jewish origins.
Michel Boujenah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Age: 66

Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia

Michel Boujenah (born 3 November 1952) is a French-Tunisian Jewish actor, comedian, film director and screenwriter.
Isabelle Doval is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Age: 56

Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia

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

Birthplace: Mahdia, Tunisia

Amine Bannour is a Tunisian handball player.
Wael Jallouz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Age: 27

Birthplace: Nabeul, Tunisia

Wael Jallouz is a Tunisian handball player.
José Miguel Garc&... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Dec. at 59 (1927-1986)

Birthplace: Tunisia

José Miguel García Ascot was a screenwriter.
Silvan Shalom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Age: 60

Birthplace: Gabès, 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 ...more
Tarak Ben Ammar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Tarak Ben Ammar Age: 69

Birthplace: Tunis, 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 ...more
Racha Soula is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Racha Soula Age: 25

Birthplace: Tunis, 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.
Ghada Hassine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Ghada Hassine Age: 25

Birthplace: Sfax, Tunisia

Ghada Hassine is a weightlifter.
Mahmoud Gharbi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Age: 37

Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia

Mahmoud Gharbi is a Tunisian handball player.
Jaleleddine Touati is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Age: 36

Birthplace: Tunis, 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 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Hamza Nagga Age: 28

Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia

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: 75

Birthplace: Hammam-Lif, Tunisia

Férid Boughedir (born 1944) is a Tunisian film director and screenwriter.
Raja Amari is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Raja Amari Age: 47

Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia

Raja Amari is a Tunisian film director.
Aymen Toumi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Age: 29

Birthplace: Sousse, 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 ...more
Serge Bramly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Serge Bramly Age: 70

Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia

Serge Bramly (born 31 January 1949 in Tunis, Tunisia) is a French-language writer and essayist.
Oussama Hosni is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Age: 26

Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia

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

Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia

Marc Gicquel (born 30 March 1977) is a former professional male tennis player from France.
Mofida Tlatli is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Tunisia
Mofida Tlatli Age: 72

Birthplace: Sidi 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 ...more