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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

    BirthplaceLa Goulette, Tunisia

    Claudia Cardinale (born 15 April 1938) is an Italian Tunisian film actress who appeared in... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bertrand Delanoë

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Bertrand Delanoë (French: [bɛʁ.tʁɑ̃ də] (listen); born 30 May 1950) is a retired... more on Wikipedia
  • Latifa
    Latifa or Lateefa is a feminine Arabic (لٓطِيفٓة) given name which means "gentle" or... more on Wikipedia
  • Hend Sabri

    Hend Sabri

    Age: 40


    Hend Sabry is a Tunisian actress. Recently she starred as "'Ola" in the comedic Arab... more on Wikipedia
  • Mohamed Bouazizi

    Mohamed Bouazizi

    Dec. at 27 (1984-2011)

    BirthplaceSidi Bouzid, Tunisia

    Tarek el-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi (Arabic: محمد البوعزيزي‎; 29 March 1984 – 4 January 2011) was... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceTunisia

    Albert Memmi (Arabic: ألبرت ميمي‎; born December 15, 1920) is a French writer and essayist of... more on Wikipedia
  • Michel Boujenah

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

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

    Isabelle Doval is an actress, film director, and screenwriter.
  • Amine Bannour

    BirthplaceMahdia, Tunisia

    Amine Bannour is a Tunisian handball player.
  • Wael Jallouz

    BirthplaceNabeul, Tunisia

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

    Dec. at 59 (1927-1986)


    José Miguel García Ascot was a screenwriter.
  • Silvan Shalom

    BirthplaceGabès, Tunisia

    Zion Silvan Shalom (Hebrew: ציון סילבן שלום, born 4 August 1958) is an Israeli politician who... more on Wikipedia
  • Tarak Ben Ammar

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Tarak Ben Ammar (Arabic: طارق بن عمّار‎) (born on June 12, 1949 in Tunis, Tunisia) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Racha Soula

    Age: 26

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Racha Soula is a Tunisian rower. She competed in the single sculls race at the 2012 Summer... more on Wikipedia
  • Ghada Hassine

    Age: 27

    BirthplaceSfax, Tunisia

    Ghada Hassine is a weightlifter.
  • Mahmoud Gharbi

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Mahmoud Gharbi is a Tunisian handball player.
  • Jaleleddine Touati

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Jaleleddine Touati is a Tunisian handball player, playing for Dunkerque. He competed for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Hamza Nagga

    Age: 30

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Hamza Nagga is a Tunisian volleyball player. He is 196 cm high and plays as opposite hitter.
  • Férid Boughedir

    BirthplaceHammam-Lif, Tunisia

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

    Raja Amari

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Raja Amari is a Tunisian film director.
  • Aymen Toumi

    BirthplaceSousse, Tunisia

    Aymen Toumi is a Tunisian handball player for HBC Nantes, French team in the LNH Division 1.... more on Wikipedia
  • Serge Bramly

    Serge Bramly

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

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

    Oussama Hosni is a Tunisian handball player.
  • Marc Gicquel

    Marc Gicquel

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

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

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceSidi Bou Said, Tunisia

    Moufida Tlatli (Tunisian Arabic: مفيدة التلاتلي‎; born 1947) is a Tunisian film director. She... more on Wikipedia