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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.

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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
Age 37, Credits: Thor, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace & Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

Nationality: United States of America, Israel

Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag; June 9, 1981) is an actress and filmmaker with dual Israeli and American citizenship. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy ...more

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Suzanne Pleshette is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Dec. at 71 (1937-2008), Credits: The Birds, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride & Support Your Local Gunfighter

Birthplace: Brooklyn Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Suzanne Pleshette (January 31, 1937 – January 19, 2008) was an American actress and voice actress. Pleshette started her career in the theatre and began appearing in films in the late 1950s and ...more
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Chaim Topol is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Age 83, Credits: Flash Gordon, Fiddler on the Roof & For Your Eyes Only

Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel

Nationality: Israel

Chaim Topol (Hebrew: חיים טופול‎, born September 9, 1935), also spelled Haym Topol, mononymously known as Topol, is an Israeli actor, singer, comedian, voice artist, film producer, author, and ...more
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Rita is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Age 56, Credits: Ben is Back

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Nationality: Iran, Israel

Rita Yahan-Farouz (Hebrew: ריטה יהאן-פרוז‎, Persian: ریتا جهان‌فروز‎; English: Rita Jahanforuz; b. March 24, 1962), also known mononymously as Rita (formerly Rita Kleinstein, Hebrew: ריטה ...more
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Yigal Naor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Age 61, Credits: 300: Rise of an Empire, Green Zone & Rendition

Birthplace: Givatayim, Israel

Nationality: Israel

Igal Naor (Hebrew: יגאל נאור‎; born June 25, 1958) is an Israeli actor, sometimes credited as Yigal Naor. Naor was born in Givatayim, Israel, to a family of Iraqi-Jewish descent. He has appeared ...more
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Raz Degan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Age 50, Credits: Alexander, Titus & Special Forces

Birthplace: Sde Nehemia, Israel

Nationality: Israel

Raz Degan is an actor, director, and cinematographer, born in a Kibbutz of Sde Nehemia in Israel to Ilan and Adina Degan; he has two brothers who also live and work abroad. At the age of 21, and ...more
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Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Age 69, Credits: Be Cool, Detroit Rock City & The Runaway

Birthplace: Tirat Carmel, Israel

Nationality: United States of America, Israel

Gene Klein (born Chaim Witz on August 25, 1949), known professionally as Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, author, and ...more

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Micah Lewensohn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Micah Lewensohn Age 66, Credits: Footnote

Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel

Nationality: Israel

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 Age 43, Credits: The Band's Visit

Birthplace: Kfar Saba, Israel

Nationality: Israel

Tomer Yosef is a musician.
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Brian George is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Age 66, Credits: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Robin Hood: Men in Tights & Horrible Bosses

Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

Nationality: United Kingdom, Israel

Brian George (born 1 July 1952) is an Israeli-English actor, singer, voice artist and comedian best known for playing Pakistani restaurateur Babu Bhatt on Seinfeld and the gynaecologist father ...more
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Esti Ginzburg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Age 28, Credits: Twelve

Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel

Nationality: Israel

Esther Daphna "Esti" Ginzburg-Keizman (Hebrew: אסתי גינזבורג‎; born 6 March 1990), is an Israeli fashion model. She has modeled in international campaigns for brands like Tommy ...more
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Aaron Cohen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Age 42, Credits: Haywire

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Nationality: United States of America, Israel

Aaron Cohen (born 28 February 1976) is an Israeli-American writer, director, actor, author and former Duvdevan Special Forces soldier specializing in counter-terrorism and best known for his ...more
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Alex Sendrowitz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Alex Sendrowitz Age 48, Credits: A Film Unfinished, Igor & the Cranes' Journey & Hotel Lux

Birthplace: Ukraine

Nationality: Israel

Alex Sendrowitz is an actor.
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Netta Garti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Age 38, Credits: Turn Left at the End of the World, Wild Dogs & Love Life

Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel

Nationality: Israel

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
Age 41, Credits: Eyes Wide Open, Free Zone & Time of Favor

Birthplace: Haifa, Israel

Nationality: Israel

Ravit Rozen is an actor.
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Nehemiah Persoff is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Age 99, Credits: Some Like It Hot, The Last Temptation of Christ & An American Tail

Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel

Nationality: United States of America, Israel

Nehemiah Persoff (born August 2, 1919) is an American retired actor. He appeared in more than 200 television series, films and plays in his career spanning 52 years.
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Oded Fehr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Oded Fehr Age 48, Credits: The Mummy, Resident Evil: Retribution & Resident Evil: Extinction

Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel

Nationality: Israel

Oded Fehr (Hebrew: עודד פהר‎; born on 23 November 1970) is an Israeli actor, currently based in the United States. He is known for his appearance as Ardeth Bay in the 1999 remake of The Mummy ...more
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Tarik Kopty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Tarik Kopty Age 74, Credits: The Band's Visit, Lemon Tree & Omar

Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel

Nationality: Israel

Tarik Kopty is an actor.
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Bar Refaeli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Age 33, Credits: Session, Tommy Hilfiger Presents: Ironic Iconic America & Kidon

Birthplace: Hod HaSharon, Israel

Nationality: Israel

Bar Refaeli (Hebrew: בר רפאלי; born 4 June 1985) is an Israeli model, television host, actress, and entrepreneur. Refaeli is considered among the most internationally successful models to come ...more

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Raida Adoon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Raida Adoon Age 47, Credits: Delta Force One: The Lost Patrol, Tale of the Three Jewels & Batman at the Checkpoint

Birthplace: Acre, Israel

Nationality: Israel

Raida Adon is an actress.
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Menahem Golan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Dec. at 85 (1929-2014), Credits: Devarim and Dangerous Dance

Birthplace: Tiberias, Israel

Nationality: Israel

Menahem Golan (Hebrew: מנחם גולן; May 31, 1929 – August 8, 2014) was an Oscar-nominated Israeli film producer, screenwriter, and director. He was best known for co-owning The Cannon Group with ...more
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Mark Ivanir is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Age 50, Credits: Schindler's List, The Terminal & Get Smart

Birthplace: Ukraine, Chernivtsi Oblast

Nationality: Ukraine, Israel

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
Age 35, Credits: Broken City, Taking Five & College

Birthplace: Herzliya, Israel

Nationality: United States of America, Israel

Alona Tal (Hebrew: אלונה טל‎, IPA: [aˈlona ˈtal]; born October 20, 1983) is an Israeli singer and actress. She is known for her roles in Veronica Mars as cheerleader Meg Manning and in ...more

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Shira Katzenelenbogen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Shira Katzenelenbogen Age 39, Credits: Stitches and Cannon Fodder

Birthplace: Hod HaSharon, Israel

Nationality: Israel

Shira Katzenelenbogen is an actress.
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Modi Rosenfeld is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Israel
Age 48, Credits: The Perfect Holiday, Ira & Abby & Stand Up

Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel

Nationality: United States of America, Israel

Modi Rosenfeld (born April 29, 1970, in Tel Aviv, Israel as Mordechai Rosenfeld), known professionally as Modi (stylized as MODI) is a stand-up comedian and actor.