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List of famous people from Vietnam, 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 Vietnam, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Vietnam 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 Vietnam, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

Hoang Dinh Tung and Tran Trong Kim are included on this list.

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

Ho Chi Minh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh Died at 79 (1890-1969) - Hồ Chí Minh, born Nguyễn Sinh Côn, or Nguyễn Sinh Cung, also known as Nguyễn Tất Thành and Nguyễn Ái Quốc, was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was ...more

Marguerite Duras is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Marguerite Duras Died at 82 (1914-1996) - Marguerite Donnadieu, known as Marguerite Duras, was a French writer and film director.

Jonathan Ke Quan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Jonathan Ke Quan age 46 - Jonathan Luke Ke Huy Quan is a Vietnamese-born American actor. He is best known for his appearances in the 1980s Steven Spielberg productions of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The

Mai Phương Thúy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Mai Phương Thúy age 29 - Mai Phương Thúy was crowned the 10th Miss Vietnam at the Vinpearl Resort in Nha Trang, Vietnam on August 26, 2006. She represented Vietnam at the Miss World 2006 pageant in Warsaw, Poland ...more

Linh Dan Pham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Linh Dan Pham age 44 - Linh Dan Pham is a French actress of Vietnamese descent. She was born in Saigon, South Vietnam, but moved with her family to France a year later, just before the fall of Saigon to North ...more

Angela Melini is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Angela Melini age 48

Navia Nguyen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Navia Nguyen age 45 - Navia Nguyen, born in 1973 in Saigon, South Vietnam, is a Vietnamese American model and actress.

Thich Quang Duc is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Thich Quang Duc Died at 66 (1897-1963) - Thích Quảng Đức, was a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963. Quang Duc was protesting the persecution of ...more

Tsui Hark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Tsui Hark age 68 - Tsui Hark, born Tsui Man-kong, is a Vietnamese-born New Wave film director, producer and screenwriter. Tsui has produced & also directed several influential Hong Kong films such as A Better ...more

Eugene H. Trinh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Eugene H. Trinh age 67 - Eugene Huu-Chau "Gene" Trinh is a Vietnamese American biochemist who flew aboard NASA Space Shuttle mission STS-50 as a Payload Specialist, becoming the first Vietnamese American

Kym Purling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Kym Purling age 45 - Kym Purling is an Australian pianist, composer and conductor, who was found abandoned at 2–3 days of age during the Vietnam War. After spending the first several months of his life in two ...more

Nguyễn Chí Thiện is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Nguyễn Chí Thiện Died at 73 (1939-2012) - Nguyễn Chí Thiện Vietnamese-born American dissident, activist and poet who spent a total of twenty-seven years in prison.

Pham Tuan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Pham Tuan age 71 - Phạm Tuân is a retired Vietnam Air Force aviator. He became the first Vietnamese citizen and the first non-Russian Asian in space when he flew aboard the Soyuz 37 mission as an Intercosmos ...more

Hong Tran is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Hong Tran age 51 - Hong Thi Tran was a candidate in the Washington Democratic Party primary election for the United States Senate in 2006, challenging incumbent Maria Cantwell. Tran received more than five percent ...more

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Nick Ut is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Nick Ut age 67 - Huỳnh Công Út, known professionally as Nick Ut, is a photographer for the Associated Press who works out of Los Angeles. He won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for ...more

Bich Minh Nguyen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Bich Minh Nguyen age 44 - Bich Minh Nguyen is an American novelist and nonfiction writer. She won a 2010 American Book Award, for Short Girls and received the PEN/Jerard Award Fund in 2005. Her second novel, Pioneer Girl ...more

Duy-Loan Le is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Duy-Loan Le age 56 - Duy-Loan T. Le is an engineer and the first woman and Asian elected as a Texas Instruments Senior Fellow.

Dustin Nguyen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Dustin Nguyen age 55 - Dustin Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American actor, director, writer and martial artist. He is best known for his roles as Harry Truman Ioki on 21 Jump Street and as Johnny Loh on V.I.P. In Films, ...more

Bảo Đại is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Bảo Đại Died at 84 (1913-1997) - Bảo Đại, born Nguyễn Phúc Vĩnh Thụy, was the 13th and final emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty, which was the last dynasty of Vietnam. From 1926 to 1945, he was king of Annam. During this ...more

Le Duc Tho is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Le Duc Tho Died at 79 (1911-1990) - Lê Đức Thọ, born Phan Đình Khải in Hà Nam Province, was a Vietnamese revolutionary, general, diplomat, and politician. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with ...more

Pauline Chan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Pauline Chan age 62 - Pauline Chan is an actress, film director, film producer and screenwriter.

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Thi Thuy Nguyen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Thi Thuy Nguyen age 27 - Nguyễn Thị Thúy is a Vietnamese weightlifter. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Women's 53 kg, finishing 8th.

Dat Phan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Dat Phan age 43 - Dat Phan, is a Vietnamese American stand-up comedian.

Nguyễn Cao Kỳ Duyên is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Nguyễn Cao Kỳ Duyên age 52 - Nguyễn Cao Kỳ Duyên is a Vietnamese-American personality and co-host of Thuy Nga's Paris By Night.

Jacqueline Nguyen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Jacqueline Nguyen age 53 - Jacqueline Hong-Ngoc Nguyen is a United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Ngô Bảo Châu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Ngô Bảo Châu age 45 - Ngô Bảo Châu is a Vietnamese and French mathematician at the University of Chicago, best known for proving the fundamental lemma for automorphic forms proposed by Robert Langlands ...more

Andrew X. Pham is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Andrew X. Pham age 51 - Andrew X. Pham is an author. Pham trained and graduated from the University of California Los Angeles as an aerospace engineer. He worked at United Airlines as an aircraft engineer before ...more

Bamboo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Bamboo age 43 - Bamboo is a pornographic actress.

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le Quoc Toan Tran is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
le Quoc Toan Tran age 28 - Trần Lê Quốc Toàn is a male Vietnamese weightlifter who will compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the -56 kg class. He is one of the medal contenders of Vietnam at the 2012 Summer ...more

Anh Do is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Anh Do age 40 - Anh Do is a Vietnamese-born Australian author, actor and comedian. He has appeared on many Australian TV shows such as Thank God You're Here and Good News Week, and was runner-up on Dancing With ...more

Kim Chapiron is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Kim Chapiron age 37 - Kim Chapiron is a film director, screenwriter, and actor.

Tran Anh Hung is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Tran Anh Hung age 55 - Trần Anh Hùng is a Vietnamese-born French film director.

Vo Nguyen Giap is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Vo Nguyen Giap Died at 102 (1911-2013) - Võ Nguyên Giáp was a General in the Vietnam People's Army and a politician. He first grew to prominence during World War II, where he served as the military leader of the ...more

Edward Ardizzone is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Edward Ardizzone Died at 79 (1900-1979) - Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone, CBE, RA was an English artist and creator of children's books. For Tim All Alone, which he wrote and illustrated, Ardizzone won the inaugural Kate Greenaway ...more

Thuy Trang is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Thuy Trang Died at 28 (1973-2001) - Thuy Trang was a South Vietnamese-born American actress. She was best known for her role as Trini Kwan, the original Yellow Ranger in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series. Trang ...more

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Henri Huet is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Henri Huet Died at 44 (1927-1971) - Henri Huet was a French war photographer, noted for his work covering the Vietnam War for Associated Press.

Yvon Petra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Yvon Petra Died at 68 (1916-1984) - Yvon Petra was a French male tennis player. He was born in Cholon, French Indochina. He is best remembered as the last Frenchman to win the Wimbledon championships men's singles title, beating ...more

Lock Lee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Lock Lee age 35 - Lock Lee is an actor.

Le Duan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Le Duan Died at 79 (1907-1986) - Lê Duẩn was a Vietnamese communist politician. He rose in the party hierarchy in the late 1950s and became General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam at ...more

Miu Le is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Miu Le age 26 - Miu Le is a vietnamese singer and actress.

Son Sen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Son Sen Died at 67 (1930-1997) - Son Sen was a Cambodian Communist politician and soldier. A member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kampuchea/Party of Democratic Kampuchea, the Khmer Rouge, from 1974 to 1992, ...more

Nguyễn Văn Thiệu is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Nguyễn Văn Thiệu Died at 78 (1923-2001) - Nguyễn Văn Thiệu was president of South Vietnam from 1965–75. He was a general in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, became head of a military junta, and then president after winning a ...more

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Lam Hung is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Lam Hung age 40

Frédéric Chau is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Frédéric Chau age 40 - Frédéric Chau is a Vietnam-born French actor of Chinese-Cambodian descent.

Minh Ly is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Minh Ly age 51 - Minh Hoang Ly is a Vietnamese-American professional poker player based in Temple City, California. He is a regular in "The Big Game" and is married to Lu Binh. Ly first cashed in the ...more

Bebe Pham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Bebe Pham age 34 - Bebe Phạm, born Phạm Thị Thúy, is a Vietnamese model and actress. Pham was born in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, in 1985. She became interested in modeling at the age of 17 and by the age of 19 she ...more

Duy Tân is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Duy Tân Died at 46 (1899-1945) - Emperor Duy Tân, was a boy emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty and reigned for 9 years between 1907 and 1916.

Dinh Q Lê is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Dinh Q Lê age 50 - Dinh Q. Lê is a Vietnamese American fine arts photographer, best known for his woven-photographs. Dinh Q. Lê was born in 1968 in Hà Tiên, a Vietnamese town near the ...more

Janet Nguyen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Janet Nguyen age 41 - Janet Q. Nguyen is an American politician currently serving in the California State Senate. She is a Republican representing the 34th district, encompassing parts of Long Beach and Orange ...more

Mong-Lan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Vietnam
Mong-Lan age 48 - Mộng-Lan is a Vietnamese-born American woman poet, writer, painter, photographer, musician, composer, singer, Argentine tango dancer and educator. Mong-Lan's Website