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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.

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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Natalie Portman Thor, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Natalie Portman is an Israeli-born American actress, producer, and director. Her first role was in the 1994 action thriller Léon: The Professional, opposite Jean Reno, but mainstream ...more

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Suzanne Pleshette is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Suzanne Pleshette The Birds, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, Support Your Local Gunfighter Suzanne Pleshette was an American actress and voice actress. After beginning her career in the theatre, she began appearing in films in the early 1960s, such as Rome Adventure and Alfred ...more

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Chaim Topol is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Chaim Topol Flash Gordon, Fiddler on the Roof, For Your Eyes Only Chaim Topol, often billed simply as Topol, is an Israeli theatrical and film performer, singer, actor, writer and producer. He has been nominated for an Academy Award and a Tony Award, and has ...more

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Rita is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Rita Ben is Back Rita Jahan Foruz is a singer and actor.

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Yigal Naor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Yigal Naor 300: Rise of an Empire, Green Zone, Rendition Yigal Naor is an Israeli actor. Naor was born in Givatayim of Iraqi Jewish descent. He has appeared in the American films Munich, Green Zone and Rendition. Naor portrays Saddam Hussein in the ...more

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Raz Degan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Raz Degan Alexander, Titus, Special Forces Raz Degan is an Israeli model and actor of cinema, television and theatre, who resides in Italy. In 2009, he co-starred in Barbarossa, an Italian film based on the life of Frederick I ...more

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Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Gene Simmons Be Cool, Detroit Rock City, The Runaway Gene Simmons is an Israeli-born American rock bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, and television personality. Known by his stage persona The Demon, he is the ...more

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Micah Lewensohn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Micah Lewensohn Footnote Micah Lewensohn is an actor and a theater director.

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Tomer Yosef is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Tomer Yosef The Band's Visit Tomer Yosef is a musician.

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Brian George is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Brian George Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Horrible Bosses Brian George is a British-Israeli actor and voice actor for Indian accents, who typically plays guest roles for characters of South Asian descent. Perhaps his most famous roles are Pakistani ...more

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Esti Ginzburg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Esti Ginzburg Twelve Esti Ginzburg, is an Israeli fashion model. She has modelled in international campaigns for brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry, FCUK, Pull and Bear, and Castro. She was also featured in the ...more

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Aaron Cohen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Aaron Cohen Haywire Aaron Cohen is a film actor.

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Alex Sendrowitz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Alex Sendrowitz A Film Unfinished, Igor & the Cranes' Journey, Hotel Lux Alex Sendrowitz is an actor.

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Netta Garti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Netta Garti Turn Left at the End of the World, Wild Dogs, Love Life Netta Garty is an Israeli actress.

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Ravit Rozen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Ravit Rozen Eyes Wide Open, Free Zone, Time of Favor Ravit Rozen is an actor.

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Nehemiah Persoff is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Nehemiah Persoff Some Like It Hot, The Last Temptation of Christ, An American Tail Nehemiah Persoff is a Jerusalem-born American actor.

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Oded Fehr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Oded Fehr The Mummy, Resident Evil: Retribution, Resident Evil: Extinction Oded Fehr is an Israeli film and television actor now based in the United States. He is known for his appearance as Ardeth Bay in the 1999 remake of The Mummy and its sequel The Mummy Returns, ...more

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Tarik Kopty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Tarik Kopty The Band's Visit, Lemon Tree, Omar Tarik Kopty is an actor.

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Bar Refaeli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Bar Refaeli Session, Tommy Hilfiger Presents: Ironic Iconic America, Kidon Bar Refaeli is an Israeli fashion model, television host, actress and businesswoman. She has led campaigns for Garnier, Escada, Piaget SA, Chanel, Desigual, Subaru, Gap, Samsung, Moët & ...more

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Raida Adoon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Raida Adoon Delta Force One: The Lost Patrol, Tale of the Three Jewels, Batman at the Checkpoint Raida Adon is an actress.

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Menahem Golan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Menahem Golan Devarim, Dangerous Dance Menahem Golan was an Israeli director and producer. He produced movies for such stars as Sean Connery, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Charles Bronson, and was known ...more

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Mark Ivanir is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Mark Ivanir Schindler's List, The Terminal, Get Smart Mark Alexandrovich Ivanir is a Russian-born Israeli actor who began his career in Israel, in 1985.

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Alona Tal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Alona Tal Broken City, Taking Five, College Alona Tal is an Israeli-American singer and actress.

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Shira Katzenelenbogen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Shira Katzenelenbogen Stitches, Cannon Fodder Shira Katzenelenbogen is an actress.

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Modi Rosenfeld is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Modi Rosenfeld The Perfect Holiday, Ira & Abby, Stand Up Modi Rosenfeld, known professionally as Modi is a stand-up comedian, actor, and cantor.

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Liat Glick Levo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Liat Glick Levo Kippur, Numb, Love Liat Glick Levo is an actress.

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Shira Artzi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Shira Artzi Wild Dogs Shira Artzi is a writer, screenwriter and book-critic.

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Bar Paly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Bar Paly Million Dollar Arm, The Ruins, Non-Stop Bar Paly Hebrew: בר פאלי ‎, born April 29, 1985 is a Russian-born Israeli model and actress.

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Guy Kapulnik is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Guy Kapulnik Room 514, Watch Over Me Guy Kapulnik is an actor.

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Sefi Rivlin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Sefi Rivlin The Fox in the Chicken Coop, The Secrets Seffy Rivlin is an actor.

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Paul L. Smith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Paul L. Smith Dune, Midnight Express, Maverick Paul Lawrence Smith, better known as Paul L. Smith, was an American stand-up comedian, actor, singer, and comedian, best known for generally portraying villains and "heavies". His most ...more

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Ilan Moscovitch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Ilan Moscovitch Metamorphosis of a Melody Ilan Moscovitch is a casting director and film producer.

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Noam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Noam Morning Star Noam Kaniel is an Israeli singer and composer, who has sold over 8 million records, and is known for composing or performing the theme songs of many animated series including X-Men, Goldorak, ...more

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Hiam Abbass is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Hiam Abbass The Nativity Story, The Visitor, Paradise Now Hiam Abbass, also Hiyam Abbas, is an Israeli Arab actress and film director of Palestinian descent.

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Yvan Attal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Yvan Attal Rush Hour, Rush Hour 3, The Interpreter Yvan Attal is an Israeli-born French actor and director.

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Sasha Roiz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Sasha Roiz The Day After Tomorrow, Assault on Precinct 13, Unthinkable Sasha Roiz is an Israeli-Canadian actor. He is best known for his portrayals of Sam Adama in the science fiction television series Caprica, and Captain Sean Renard in the American dark fantasy ...more

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Juliano Mer-Khamis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Juliano Mer-Khamis Miral, Night Terrors, Kedma Juliano Mer-Khamis was an Israeli Jewish/Palestinian Arab actor, director, filmmaker, and political activist of Jewish and native Palestinian Greek Orthodox Christian parentage. On 4 April 2011, ...more

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Assi Dayan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Assi Dayan Jellyfish, Campfire, Boys and Girls Asaf "Assi" Dayan was an Israeli film director, actor, screenwriter and producer.

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Ralph Bakshi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Ralph Bakshi Fritz the Cat, American Pop, Wizards Ralph Bakshi is an American director of animated and live-action films. In the 1970s, he established an alternative to mainstream animation through independent and adult-oriented productions. ...more

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Nina Brosh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Nina Brosh Nina Brosh is an Israeli model and actress. She is of Russian Ashkenazi Jewish descent on her father's side, and Chinese descent on her mother's side. Brosh is notable among high fashion models ...more

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Iddo Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Iddo Goldberg The Tourist, Defiance, Run Fatboy Run Iddo Goldberg is an Israeli-British actor.

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Shaike Ophir is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Shaike Ophir The Delta Force, King Solomon's Mines, The Fox in the Chicken Coop Shaike Ophir was an Israeli film actor and comedian, and the country's first mime.

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Lior Ashkenazi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Lior Ashkenazi Footnote, Late Marriage, Walk on Water Lior Ashkenazi is an Israeli screen and stage actor.

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Mohammad Bakri is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Mohammad Bakri The Body, Tale of the Three Jewels, Death Before Dishonor Mohammad Bakri is an Israeli Arab actor and film director of Palestinian descent.

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Yoram Globus is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Yoram Globus Yoram Globus, is an Israeli film producer who is most famous for his association with Cannon Films Inc., a company he ran with his cousin Menahem Golan. The cousins bought The Cannon Group ...more

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David Darlow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
David Darlow The Fugitive, Road to Perdition, High Fidelity David Darlow is an actor, film producer and a film director.

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Ben Astar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Ben Astar The Robe, Walk, Don't Run Ben Astar was an actor.

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Sasson Gabai is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Sasson Gabai Rambo III, Not Without My Daughter, The Band's Visit Sasson Gabai is an Israeli actor. Winner of an Ophir Award, Asia Pacific Screen Award, European Film Awards and Jerusalem Film Festival in 2007 as Best Actor in a highly acclaimed Israeli film ...more

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Ayelet Zurer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Ayelet Zurer Man of Steel, Munich, Angels & Demons Ayelet Zurer is an Israeli actress. She was nominated for awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival, the Israeli Academy Awards and the Israeli Television Academy Awards. She won Best Actress awards ...more

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Ashraf Barhom is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Ashraf Barhom Clash of the Titans, 300: Rise of an Empire, The Kingdom Ashraf Barhom is a Christian Israeli Arab actor from Tarshiha, in Galilee, Israel. He has starred in Paradise Now, By Any Means and The Syrian Bride.