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Famous People Named Franco 

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Ever wondered how many famous people named Franco there are? This list of celebrities named Franco includes photos and information about each person when available. The famous Francos on this list come in all shapes and sizes, but all ended up achieving some kind of fame in their respective fields. This includes singers and musicians named Franco, actors named Franco, and even athletes named Franco. Well-known Francos like Franco Harris, Franco Baresi, and Franco Nero are just the start of this list.
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Franco Harris is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Franco
American football player

Age: 65

Birthplace: Fort Dix, New Hanover Township, New Jersey, United States of America

Franco Harris (born March 7, 1950) is an American former football running back who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks. ...more

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#2,165 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #24 of 226 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time #70 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever

Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Footballer

Age: 58

Birthplace: Travagliato, Italy

Franco Baresi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfraŋko baˈreːzi; -eːsi]; born 8 May 1960) is an Italian football youth team coach and a former player and manager. He mainly played as a sweeper or as a ...more

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#869 of 1,419 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #119 of 203 The Best Soccer Players of the '90s #968 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time

Franco Nero is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Franco Nero Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 77

Birthplace: Parma, Italy

Francesco Clemente Giuseppe Sparanero (born 23 November 1941), better known by his stage name Franco Nero, is an Italian actor. He is best known for his breakthrough role as the title character ...more

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#550 of 1,139 The Best Actors in Film History #1,989 of 2,004 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History #158 of 165 The Greatest Western Movie Stars

Franco Zeffirelli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Scenic Designer, Production Designer, Theatre Director

Age: 96

Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, Italy, Florence, Southern Europe, + more

Gian Franco Corsi "Franco" Zeffirelli (Italian: [fraŋko ddzeffiˈrɛlli]; 12 February 1923 – 15 June 2019) was an Italian director and producer of operas, films and television. He was ...more
Franco Franchi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Comedian, Actor

Age: Dec. at 64 (1928-1992)

Birthplace: Palermo, Italy

Franco Franchi (born Francesco Benenato, 18 September 1928 – 9 December 1992) was an Italian comedian. He was born in Palermo, Sicily and began his career in the 1950s, although his career only ...more
Franco Modigliani is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Scientist, Economist

Age: Dec. at 85 (1918-2003)

Birthplace: Lazio, Europe, Eurasia, Province of Rome, Rome, + more

Franco Modigliani (1918 - 2003) was an Italian-American economist and the recipient of the 1985 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. He was a professor at University of Illinois at ...more
Franco Columbu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Bodybuilder, Chiropractor, Stunt Performer

Age: 77

Birthplace: Ollolai, Italy

Francesco Columbu (born August 7, 1941) is an Italian actor, author, former champion bodybuilder, powerlifter and World's Strongest Man competitor.
Franco Malerba is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Astronaut

Age: 72

Birthplace: Genoa, Italy

Franco Egidio Malerba (born 10 October 1946 in Busalla, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Italy) is an astronaut. He was the first citizen of Italy to travel to space. Married to the former Marie-Aude ...more
Franco Moschino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Fashion designer

Age: Dec. at 44 (1950-1994)

Birthplace: Abbiategrasso, Italy

Franco Moschino (27 February 1950 – 18 September 1994) was an Italian fashion designer best known as the founder of the Italian fashion house Moschino.
Franco Lucentini is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Editor, Journalist, Translator

Age: Dec. at 82 (1920-2002)

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Franco Lucentini (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfraŋko lutʃenˈtiːni]; 24 December 1920 – 5 August 2002) was an Italian writer, journalist, translator and editor of anthologies.
Franco Tramazzino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Francesco Tramezzino (or Franco Tramazzino) was an Italian engraver of the Renaissance, known for an etching, representing the entry into the city of Rome of Marcantonio Colonna and his ...more
Franco is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Franco Salvetti is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Researcher, Computer scientist

Birthplace: Rovereto, Italy

Dr. Franco Salvetti is the Principal Software Engineer managing the Reference Answer team at Bing (previously Natural Language Scientist at Powerset now acquired by Microsoft). He reports ...more
Franco Mannino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Film Score Composer, Pianist, Novelist

Age: Dec. at 81 (1924-2005)

Birthplace: Palermo, Italy

Franco Mannino (25 April 1924 – 1 February 2005) was an Italian film composer, pianist, opera director, playwright and novelist, born in Palermo. He made his debut as pianist at the age of 16. ...more
Franco Di Santo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Franco Di Santo Soccer Player

Age: 29

Birthplace: Mendoza, Argentina

Franco Matías Di Santo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈfɾaŋko ði ˈsanto]; born 7 April 1989) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for Brazilian club ...more
Franco Citti is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Actor, Film Director

Age: 83

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Franco Citti (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfraŋko ˈtʃitti]; 23 April 1935 – 14 January 2016) was an Italian actor. He came to fame at the age of 26, playing the title role in Pier Paolo Pasolini's ...more
Franco Battiato is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Musician, Singer, Film Director

Age: 73

Birthplace: Riposto, Italy

Francesco "Franco" Battiato (Italian: [ˈfraŋko batˈtjaːto]; born 23 March 1945, Ionia, Sicily) is an Italian singer-songwriter, composer, filmmaker and, under the pseudonym Süphan ...more
Franco Interlenghi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Actor

Age: 87

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Franco Interlenghi (29 October 1931 – 10 September 2015) was an Italian actor. He made his acting debut at 15 in Vittorio De Sica's 1946 Neorealist film Sciuscià. He has worked with great ...more
Franco Grillini is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Franco Grillini Politician

Age: 63

Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, Italy, Southern Europe, Province of Bologna, + more

Franco Grillini (born 14 March 1955) is an Italian politician and Italy's most prominent gay rights activist.
Franco Andreoli is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Franco Andreoli

Age: Dec. at 94 (1915-2009)

Birthplace: Switzerland

Franco Andreoli was a Swiss football forward who managed Switzerland in the 1950 FIFA World Cup. He also played for FC Lugano.
Franco De Vita is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Film Score Composer, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 61

Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

Franco De Vita (born January 23, 1954 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Venezuelan Latin Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter. His first album as a solo artist garnered three Spanish-language hits ...more
Franco Restivo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Franco Restivo Politician

Age: Dec. at 65 (1911-1976)

Birthplace: Palermo, Italy

Franco Restivo (25 May 1911 – 17 April 1976) was an Italian politician.
Franco Micalizzi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Conductor, Film Score Composer, Composer

Age: 79

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Frances Taylor was a film score composer.
Franco Corelli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Singer

Age: Dec. at 82 (1921-2003)

Birthplace: Ancona, Italy

Franco Corelli (8 April 1921 – 29 October 2003) was an Italian tenor who had a major international opera career between 1951 and 1976. Associated in particular with the spinto and dramatic tenor ...more

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#125 of 146 The Greatest Opera Singers of All Time #2 of 82 The Greatest Tenors of All Time

Franco Rossi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Franco
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 81 (1919-2000)

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

Franco Rossi may refer to: Franco Rossi (director), Italian director Franco Rossi (athlete), Italian Paralympic athlete Franco Rossi (ice hockey), Italian ice hockey player Franco Rossi, Jr., ...more