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Popular Film Actors from Israel

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List of famous film actors and actresses from Israel, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Israel 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 Israeli screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Israel and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

List includes Miri Bohadana, Gal Gadot and more.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Israel in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Israeli film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
  • Natalie Portman1

    Natalie Portman

    Thor, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

    BirthplaceJerusalem, Israel

    NationalityUnited States of America, Israel

    Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag; June 9, 1981) is an actress and filmmaker with dual... more on Wikipedia

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  • Suzanne Pleshette2

    Suzanne Pleshette

    The Birds, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

    BirthplaceBrooklyn Heights, New York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Suzanne Pleshette (January 31, 1937 – January 19, 2008) was an American actress and voice... more on Wikipedia

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  • Chaim Topol3

    Chaim Topol

    Flash Gordon, Fiddler on the Roof

    BirthplaceTel Aviv, Israel


    Chaim Topol (Hebrew: חיים טופול‎, born September 9, 1935), also spelled Haym Topol,... more on Wikipedia
  • Rita4


    Ben is Back

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

    NationalityIran, Israel

    Rita Yahan-Farouz (Hebrew: ריטה יהאן-פרוז‎, Persian: ریتا جهان‌فروز‎; English: Rita... more on Wikipedia
  • Yigal Naor5

    Yigal Naor

    300: Rise of an Empire, Green Zone

    BirthplaceGivatayim, Israel


    Igal Naor (Hebrew: יגאל נאור‎; born June 25, 1958) is an Israeli actor, sometimes credited as... more on Wikipedia
  • Raz Degan6

    Raz Degan

    Alexander, Titus

    BirthplaceSde Nehemia, Israel


    Raz Degan is an actor, director, and cinematographer, born in a Kibbutz of Sde Nehemia in... more on Wikipedia
  • Gene Simmons7

    Gene Simmons

    Be Cool, Detroit Rock City

    BirthplaceTirat Carmel, Israel

    NationalityUnited States of America, Israel

    Gene Klein (born Chaim Witz on August 25, 1949), known professionally as Gene Simmons, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8

    Micah Lewensohn


    BirthplaceJerusalem, Israel


    Micah Lewensohn is an actor and a theater director.
  • 9

    Tomer Yosef

    The Band's Visit

    BirthplaceKfar Saba, Israel


    Tomer Yosef is a musician.
  • Brian George10

    Brian George

    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Robin Hood: Men in Tights

    BirthplaceJerusalem, Israel

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, Israel

    Brian George (born 1 July 1952) is an Israeli-English actor, singer, voice artist and comedian... more on Wikipedia
  • Esti Ginzburg11

    BirthplaceTel Aviv, Israel


    Esther Daphna "Esti" Ginzburg-Keizman (Hebrew: אסתי גינזבורג‎; born 6 March 1990), is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 12

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    NationalityUnited States of America, Israel

    Aaron Cohen (born 28 February 1976) is an Israeli-American writer, director, actor, author and... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    Alex Sendrowitz

    A Film Unfinished, Igor & the Cranes' Journey



    Alex Sendrowitz is an actor.
  • 14

    Netta Garti

    Turn Left at the End of the World, Wild Dogs

    BirthplaceTel Aviv, Israel


    Netta Garty is an Israeli actress.
  • 15

    Ravit Rozen

    Eyes Wide Open, Free Zone

    BirthplaceHaifa, Israel


    Ravit Rozen is an actor.
  • Nehemiah Persoff16

    Nehemiah Persoff

    Some Like It Hot, The Last Temptation of Christ

    BirthplaceJerusalem, Israel

    NationalityUnited States of America, Israel

    Nehemiah Persoff (born August 2, 1919) is an American retired actor. He appeared in more than... more on Wikipedia
  • Oded Fehr17

    Oded Fehr

    The Mummy, Resident Evil: Retribution

    BirthplaceTel Aviv, Israel


    Oded Fehr (Hebrew: עודד פהר‎; born on 23 November 1970) is an Israeli actor, currently based... more on Wikipedia
  • 18

    Tarik Kopty

    The Band's Visit, Lemon Tree

    BirthplaceNazareth, Israel


    Tarik Kopty is an actor.
  • Bar Refaeli19

    Bar Refaeli

    Session, Tommy Hilfiger Presents: Ironic Iconic America

    BirthplaceHod HaSharon, Israel


    Bar Refaeli (Hebrew: בר רפאלי; born 4 June 1985) is an Israeli model, television host,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20

    Raida Adoon

    Delta Force One: The Lost Patrol, Tale of the Three Jewels

    BirthplaceAcre, Israel


    Raida Adon is an actress.
  • Menahem Golan21

    Menahem Golan

    Devarim, Dangerous Dance

    BirthplaceTiberias, Israel


    Menahem Golan (Hebrew: מנחם גולן; May 31, 1929 – August 8, 2014) was an Oscar-nominated... more on Wikipedia
  • Mark Ivanir22

    Mark Ivanir

    Schindler's List, The Terminal

    BirthplaceChernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine, Israel

    Mark Alexandrovich Ivanir is a Russian-born Israeli actor who began his career in Israel, in... more on Wikipedia
  • Alona Tal23

    Alona Tal

    Broken City, Taking Five

    BirthplaceHerzliya, Israel

    NationalityUnited States of America, Israel

    Alona Tal (Hebrew: אלונה טל‎, IPA: [aˈlona ˈtal]; born October 20, 1983) is an Israeli singer... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Shira Katzenelenbogen

    Stitches, Cannon Fodder

    BirthplaceHod HaSharon, Israel


    Shira Katzenelenbogen is an actress.
  • Modi Rosenfeld25

    Modi Rosenfeld

    The Perfect Holiday, Ira & Abby

    BirthplaceTel Aviv, Israel

    NationalityUnited States of America, Israel

    Modi Rosenfeld (born April 29, 1970, in Tel Aviv, Israel as Mordechai Rosenfeld), known... more on Wikipedia