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Popular Film Actors from Hungary

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List of famous film actors and actresses from Hungary, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Hungary has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Hungarian screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Hungary and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

List features film actors like Noémi Bárd and Judith Kostner.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Hungarian actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Hungary?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Hungary in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Hungarian film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis1

    Jamie Lee Curtis

    Halloween, A Fish Called Wanda

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America


    ParentsJanet Leigh, Tony Curtis

    ChildrenThomas Guest, Annie Guest

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  • Peter Lorre2

    Peter Lorre

    Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon

    BirthplaceRužomberok, Slovakia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Austria-Hungary


    ParentsElvira Freischberger, Alois Loewenstein

    ChildrenCatharine Lorre

    Peter Lorre (born László Löwenstein; 26 June 1904 – 23 March 1964) was a Hungarian-born...  more

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  • Goldie Hawn3

    Goldie Hawn

    Death Becomes Her, Seems Like Old Times

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America


    ParentsEdward Rutledge Hawn, Laura Hawn

    ChildrenKate Hudson, Oliver Hudson, Wyatt Russell

    Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an American actress, producer, and singer. She...  more

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  • Paul Lukas4

    Paul Lukas

    20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    NationalityUnited States of America,Hungary


    ParentsNaria Zilahy, Janos Lukacs

    Paul Lukas (born Pál Lukács; May 26, 1894 – August 15, 1971) was a Hungarian actor. He won the...  more
  • Bela Lugosi5

    Bela Lugosi

    Dracula, The Wolf Man

    BirthplaceLugoj, Romania

    NationalityUnited States of America, Austria-Hungary


    ParentsIstván Blasko, Paula de Vojnich

    ChildrenBela G. Lugosi

    Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó (Hungarian: [ˈbeːlɒ ˈfɛrɛnt͡s ˈdɛʒøː ˈblɒʃkoː]; 20 October 1882 – 16...  more

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  • Zsa Zsa Gábor6

    Zsa Zsa Gábor

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Touch of Evil

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    NationalityUnited States of America, Austria-Hungary


    ParentsVilmos Gábor, Jolie Gabor

    ChildrenConstance Francesca Hilton

    Zsa Zsa Gabor ( ZHAH-zhah GAH-bor, -⁠ gə-BOR, Hungarian: [ˈʒɒʒɒ ˈɡaːbor]; born Sári Gábor...  more

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  • Marton Csokas7

    Marton Csokas

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Alice in Wonderland

    BirthplaceInvercargill, New Zealand

    NationalityHungary, New Zealand


    ParentsMarton Csokas, Margaret Christine Rayner

    Marton Paul Csokas (; born 30 June 1966) is a New Zealand actor who has appeared in films and...  more
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    Hanna Hertelendy

    Rosemary's Baby, Breakfast at Tiffany's

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    NationalityUnited States of America, Hungary

    ChildrenSamuel Benedict, Barbara Kerwin

    Hanna Hertelendy (October 5, 1919 – May 15, 2008), aka Hanna Landy, was a Hungarian-American...  more
  • Adolph Zukor9

    Adolph Zukor

    Glorifying the American Girl

    BirthplaceRicse, Hungary

    NationalityUnited States of America, Hungary


    ChildrenEugene Zukor, Mildred Zukor

    Adolph Zukor was an American film mogul and founder of Paramount Pictures....  more

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    István Bálint

    Jakob the Liar, Histoires d’Amerique: Food

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

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    Dezső Garas

    Jacob the Liar, Two Half Times in Hell

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary


    ChildrenKlára Garas, Dániel Garas

    Dezső Garas was a Hungarian actor, who appeared in over 145 films and television shows since...  more
  • S. Z. Sakall12

    S. Z. Sakall

    Casablanca, Yankee Doodle Dandy

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary


    Szőke Szakáll (Gerö Jenö, 2 February 1883 – 12 February 1955), known in the English speaking...  more
  • 13

    Dorottya Udvaros

    The Vulture, Colonel Redl

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary



    Dorottya Udvaros is a Hungarian actress. She has appeared in more than 60 films and television...  more
  • Eva Gabor14

    Eva Gabor

    The Aristocats, The Rescuers

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    NationalityUnited States of America, Hungary


    ParentsVilmos Gábor, Jolie Gabor

    Eva Gabor ( AY-və gə-BOR, -⁠ GAH-bor; February 11, 1919 – July 4, 1995) was a...  more

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  • Victor Varconi15

    Victor Varconi

    Samson and Delilah, The Plainsman

    BirthplaceKisvárda, Hungary

    NationalityUnited States of America, Austria-Hungary

    Victor Varconi (born Mihály Várkonyi, 31 March 1891 – 6 June 1976) was a highly successful...  more
  • Steven Geray16

    Steven Geray

    To Catch a Thief, Spellbound

    BirthplaceUkraine, Uzhhorod

    NationalityHungary, Austria-Hungary

    Steven Geray (born Istvan Gyergyay, 10 November 1904 – 26 December 1973) was a Hungarian-born...  more
  • J. Edward Bromberg17

    J. Edward Bromberg

    The Mark of Zorro, Jesse James

    BirthplaceTimișoara, Romania

    NationalityUnited States of America, Hungary

    ChildrenConrad Bromberg

    Joseph Edward Bromberg (born Josef Bromberger, December 25, 1903 – December 6, 1951) was a...  more
  • Erika Marozsán18

    Erika Marozsán

    Feast of Love, The Company

    BirthplaceHungary, Újfehértó

    NationalityHungary, Armenia

    Erika Marozsán (born 3 August 1972) is a Hungarian actress....  more
  • Catherine Schell19

    Catherine Schell

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Return of the Pink Panther

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    NationalityUnited States of America, Hungary, United Kingdom


    ParentsKatharina Maria Etelka Georgina Elisabeth Teleki de Szék, Paul Schell von Bauschlott

    Catherine Schell (born Katherina Freiin Schell von Bauschlott, 17 July 1944 in Budapest) is a...  more
  • Georg Solti20

    Georg Solti

    Kiri Te Kanawa: Home and Afar, Georg Solti: In Rehearsal

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    NationalityHungary, United Kingdom

    ParentsMóricz Stern, Teréz Stern

    ChildrenGabrielle Solti, Claudia Solti

    Sir Georg Solti, (born György Stern; 21 October 1912 – 5 September 1997) was a Hungarian-born...  more
  • Eva Bartok21

    Eva Bartok

    Blood and Black Lace, The Crimson Pirate

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary


    ChildrenDeana Jurgens

    Éva Márta Szőke Ivanovics (18 June c. 1927 – 1 August 1998), known professionally as Eva...  more
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    Meinhart Maur

    The Tales of Hoffmann, The Huggetts Abroad

    BirthplaceHajdúnánás, Hungary


    Meinhart Maur (18 August 1891 – 1964) was a German film actor. He appeared in 44 films between...  more
  • Endre Hules23

    Endre Hules

    Seven, Apollo 13

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    NationalityUnited States of America, Hungary

    Endre Hules is an actor, voice actor, screenwriter, film director and film producer....  more
  • Frank Darabont24

    Frank Darabont

    King Kong, The United Monster Talent Agency

    BirthplaceMontbéliard, France

    NationalityFrance, United States of America, Hungary

    Frank Árpád Darabont (born Ferenc Árpád Darabont, January 28, 1959) is a French-born...  more

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  • Mari Törőcsik25

    Mari Törőcsik

    Sunshine, Music Box

    BirthplaceHungary, Heves County


    Mari Törőcsik (born 23 November 1935) is a Hungarian stage and film actress. She has appeared...  more