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Famous People Named Leif 

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Ever wondered how many famous people named Leif there are? This list of celebrities named Leif includes photos and information about each person when available. The famous Leifs 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 Leif, actors named Leif, and even athletes named Leif. Well-known Leifs like Leif Garrett, Leif Erikson, and Leif Ove Andsnes are just the start of this list.
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Leif Garrett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Actor, Singer, Presenter

Age: 57

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, Hollywood, California

Leif Garrett (born Leif Per Nervik; November 8, 1961) is an American singer, actor, and television personality. He worked as a child actor, then in the 1970s became famous as a teen idol in ...more
Leif Erikson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Conquistador

Birthplace: Iceland

Leif Erikson or Leif Ericson (c. 970 – c. 1020) was a Norse explorer from Iceland. He was the first known European to have set foot on continental North America (excluding Greenland), before ...more

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Leif Ove Andsnes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Pianist

Age: 48

Birthplace: Karmøy, Norway

Leif Ove Andsnes (born 7 April 1970) is a Norwegian pianist and chamber musician. Andsnes has made several recordings for Virgin and EMI. For his current "Beethoven Journey" project, ...more
Leif Ericson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Actor

Age: 76

Leif Ericson is an actor.
Leif Erickson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Soldier, Musician, Actor

Age: Dec. at 75 (1911-1986)

Birthplace: Alameda, California, United States of America

Leif Erikson or Leif Ericson (c. 970 – c. 1020) was a Norse explorer from Iceland. He was the first known European to have set foot on continental North America (excluding Greenland), before ...more
Leif Enger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Author

Age: 58

Birthplace: Osakis, Minnesota, United States of America

Leif Enger is an American author who wrote the novel Peace Like a River. Enger was born in 1961 and was raised in Osakis, Minnesota. Since his teens, he wanted to write fiction. He worked as a ...more
Leif Christensen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Leif

Age: Dec. at 38 (1950-1988)

Birthplace: Denmark

Leif Christensen (1950–1988) was a Danish classical guitarist. Christensen was born in Århus, Denmark, where he studied theory and history of music at the University of Århus and ...more
Leif Orin Zimmermann is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Cross-country skier

Age: 35

Birthplace: Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

Leif Orin Zimmermann is a cross-country skier.
Leif Andrée is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Actor

Age: 61

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Leif Allan Andrée (born Leif Allan Johansson 29 January 1958 in Stockholm) is a Swedish actor. Andrée has been engaged at Teater Galeasen, Riksteatern, Chinateatern, Stockholm City ...more
Leif Olve Dolonen Larsen... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Leif
American football player

Age: 43

Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Leif Olve Dolonen Larsen (born April 3, 1975) is a Norwegian athlete who has competed in shot put, American football and professional boxing.
Leif G. W. Persson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Criminologist, Author, Teacher

Age: 73

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Leif Gustav Willy Persson (born 12 March 1945) is a Swedish criminologist and novelist. Persson has four children, one of whom, Malin Persson Giolito, is also a crime writer.
Leif Silbersky is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Leif Silbersky Lawyer

Age: 80

Birthplace: Sweden

Leif Silbersky (born 8 March 1938 in Malmö, Skåne) is a well-known Swedish lawyer and author, living in Stockholm. He is notable for taking many high-profile cases which have enjoyed ...more
Leif Eriksson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Leif Eriksson

Age: 76

Birthplace: Kauppala

Leif Eriksson (born 20 March 1942) is a retired Swedish footballer and bandy player. He started his career in Sweden playing for Djurgårdens IF, IK Sirius and Örebro SK, until he ...more
Leif Kristian Haugen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Alpine skier, Athlete

Age: 31

Birthplace: Bærum, Norway

Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen (born 29 November 1987) is a Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer, specializing in the technical events of giant slalom and slalom. Haugen made his World Cup debut ...more
Leif J. Sverdrup is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Civil engineer, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 78 (1898-1976)

Birthplace: Solund, Norway

Leif Johan Sverdrup (11 January 1898 – 2 January 1976) was a Norwegian-born American civil engineer and general with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the first half of the 20th century. He is ...more
Leif Panduro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Novelist, Screenwriter, Dentist

Age: Dec. at 54 (1923-1977)

Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Leif Thormod Panduro (18 April 1923 – 16 January 1977) was a Danish writer, a novelist, short story writer and dramatist. A dentist by profession, he began in his thirties to write stories about ...more
Leif Pettersen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Sports commentator

Age: Dec. at 58 (1950-2008)

Birthplace: Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada

Leif Pettersen (December 23, 1950 – July 30, 2008) was a receiver who played eight seasons in the Canadian Football League for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He was ...more
Leif Segerstam is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Conductor

Age: 75

Birthplace: Vaasa, Finland

Leif Selim Segerstam ( LAYF, Swedish pronunciation: [ˈlɛjf ˈseːɡɛʂʈam]; born 2 March 1944) is a Finnish conductor, composer, violinist, violist and pianist, especially known for writing 327 ...more
Leif Davidsen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Journalist, Writer

Age: 68

Birthplace: Nordfyn Municipality, Denmark

Leif Davidsen (born 25 July 1950 in Otterup) is a Danish author. Educated as a journalist, in 1977 he started working in Spain as a freelance journalist for Danmarks Radio. In 1980 he began ...more
Leif Wager is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Actor

Age: Dec. at 80 (1922-2002)

Birthplace: Finland, Helsinki

Leif Wager was a Finnish actor. He appeared in 75 films and television shows between 1940 and 2001. He starred in the film Kaks' tavallista Lahtista, which was entered into the 10th Berlin ...more
Leif Edling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Bassist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 55

Leif Edling (born 6 August 1963) is a Swedish musician, best known as the main songwriter, bass player and one of the founding members of the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass. He's the only ...more
Leif Hoste is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Professional Road Racing Cyclist

Age: 41

Birthplace: Kortrijk, Belgium

Leif Hoste (born 17 July 1977) is a retired Belgian professional road racing cyclist, who last rode for UCI Professional Continental Team team Accent.jobs–Willems Veranda's. Born in Kortrijk, ...more
Leif Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Film Score Composer, Painter, Musician

Age: 78

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Leif Sylvester is an actor, painter, graphic artist, musician and a film score composer.
Leif Gantvoort is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Production Designer, Television director, Television producer

Age: 46

Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Leif Gantvoort is an actor, television director, screenwriter, television and film producer, television and film editor, and production designer.
Leif Tilden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Leif
Actor, Film Director

Age: 54

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

David Leif Tilden (born March 20, 1964), known as Leif Tilden, is an American actor, director and writer, known for playing Robbie Sinclair in the sitcom Dinosaurs, and gorillas in various films ...more