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Who knew there were so many famous people named Boris in the world? Our list of celebrities named Boris includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Boriss below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Boris, actors named Boris, and much more. Boris Karloff, Boris Becker, and Boris Diaw are only a few of the well-known people named Boris on this list.
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Boris Karloff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Actor, Voice acting
William Henry Pratt, better known by his stage name Boris Karloff, was an English actor. Karloff is best remembered for his roles in horror films and especially for his portrayal of ...more

Boris Diaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Basketball player
Boris Babacar Diaw-Riffiod, better known as Boris Diaw, is a French professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. Diaw ...more

Boris Kodjoe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Fashion Model, Actor
Boris Kodjoe is a German actor.

Boris Yeltsin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Politician
Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin was a Russian politician and the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999. Originally a supporter of Mikhail Gorbachev, Yeltsin emerged ...more

Boris Pasternak is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Poet, Novelist, Writer
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak was a Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator. In his native Russian, Pasternak's first book of poems, My Sister, Life, is one of the most influential ...more

Boris Shakhlin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Boris Anfiyanovich Shakhlin was a Soviet gymnast who was the 1960 Olympic all-around champion and the 1958 all-around World Champion. He won total of 13 medals including seven gold medals at the ...more

Boris Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Editor, Politician, Journalist
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, popular historian, and former journalist who has served as Mayor of London since 2008. He previously served as the Member of ...more

Boris Malenko is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Wrestler
Lawrence J. Simon better known by his ring name Boris Malenko, was an American professional wrestler who wrestled for the American Wrestling Association and National Wrestling Alliance in the ...more

Boris Vian is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Journalist, Actor, Singer
Boris Vian was a French polymath: writer, poet, musician, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor and engineer. He is best remembered today for his novels. Those published under the ...more

Boris Izaguirre is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Television director, Screenwriter, Actor
Boris Rodolfo Izaguirre Lobo is a Venezuelan-Spanish screenwriter, journalist, writer, TV host and showman. Izaguirre wrote the scripts of some of the Venezuelan telenovelas: Rubí and La ...more

Boris Sagal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter
Boris Sagal was a Ukrainian-born American television and film director.

Boris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Boris is a Japanese experimental metal band. Currently, the band's personnel consists of drummer-vocalist Atsuo, bassist-guitarist-vocalist Takeshi, and guitarist-vocalist Wata. Boris takes its ...more

Boris Lagutin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Boris Nikolayevich Lagutin was possibly the most celebrated of Soviet boxers. During his career as a boxer, he has won 241 fights and lost only 11. He won medals in three Olympic Games, ...more

Boris Yegorov is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Astronaut, Physician
Boris Borisovich Yegorov was a Soviet physician-cosmonaut who became the first physician to make a space flight. Yegorov came from a medical background, with his father a prominent heart ...more

Boris Volynov is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Astronaut, Engineer
Boris Valentinovich Volynov is a Soviet cosmonaut who flew two space missions of the Soyuz programme: Soyuz 5, and Soyuz 21. He was the first halakhic Jewish cosmonaut.

Boris Berezovsky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Pianist
Boris Vadimovich Berezovsky is a Russian virtuoso pianist.

Boris Dittrich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Politician
Boris Ottokar Dittrich is a human rights activist and a former Dutch politician and writer. Dittrich's father came to the Netherlands as a political asylum seeker from Czechoslovakia in 1948, he ...more

Boris Weisfeiler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Mathematician, Professor
Boris Weisfeiler is a Russian-born mathematician who lived in the United States before going missing in Chile in 1985, aged 43. The Chilean military dictatorship claimed that he drowned, but his ...more

Boris Mikhailov is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Boris Petrovich Mikhailov is a former Soviet ice hockey player.

Boris Zubry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Novelist, Inventor, Writer

Boris Morukov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Physician
Boris Vladimirovich Morukov was a Russian physician at the State Research Center RF-Institute for Biomedical Problems. He trained with the Russian Federal Space Agency as a research-cosmonaut ...more

Boris Kustodiev is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Artist
Boris Mikhaylovich Kustodiev was a Russian painter and stage designer.

Boris Said is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Race car driver
Boris Said III is an American race car driver from Carlsbad, California but considers his hometown to be Stamford, Connecticut and was born in New York City. His father, Bob Said, was a Formula ...more

Boris Gardiner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Singer
Boris Gardiner is a Jamaican singer, songwriter and bass guitarist.

Boris Grebenshchikov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Film Score Composer, Poet, Guitarist
Boris Borisovich Grebenshchikov also known as Boris Purushottama Grebenshikov, is one of the most prominent members of the generation which is widely considered the "founding fathers" ...more