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Popular Film Actors from Latvia

Updated June 14, 2019 8.3k views57 items

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

These film actors, like Maxim Esterkin and Feliks Żukowski include images when available.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Latvia in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Latvian film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
  • Elya Baskin1

    Elya Baskin

    Spider-Man 3, Spider-Man 2

    BirthplaceLatvia, Riga

    NationalityLatvia, Soviet Union

    ParentsFrieda Baskin, Zalman Baskin

    ChildrenMichelle Baskin

    Ilya Zalmanovich Baskin (Latvian: Iļja Baskins, Russian: Илья́ (Э́лиа) За́лманович Ба́скин;...  more
  • Rutanya Alda2

    Rutanya Alda

    The Deer Hunter, Rocky II

    BirthplaceRiga, Latvia

    NationalityLatvia, United States of America

    ParentsVera Ozoliņš, Jānis Skrastiņš

    ChildrenJeremy Bright

    Rutanya Alda (born October 13, 1942) is a Latvian-American actress. She began her career in...  more
  • 3

    Artūrs Skrastiņš

    Waterbomb for the Fat Tomcat, Defenders of Riga

    BirthplaceLatvia, Jelgava


    Artūrs Skrastiņš is a Latvian actor. In the theater, since 1996 he has worked for Dailes...  more
  • 4

    Rēzija Kalniņa

    Good Hands

    BirthplaceLatvia, Riga


    Rēzija Kalniņa is a Latvian actress. In the theater, since 1994, she has worked for Dailes...  more
  • Sergei Eisenstein5

    Sergei Eisenstein

    Battleship Potemkin, Glumov's Diary

    BirthplaceRiga, Latvia

    NationalityLatvia, Soviet Union

    ParentsJulia Eisenstein, Mikhail Eisenstein

    Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (Russian: Сергей Михайлович Эйзенштейн, IPA: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej...  more

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  • Rosa von Praunheim6

    Rosa von Praunheim

    Eika Katappa, A Virus Knows No Morals

    BirthplaceLatvia, Riga

    NationalityLatvia, Germany

    ParentsGertrud Mischwitzky

    Rosa von Praunheim (born 25 November 1942) is a German film director, author, painter and the...  more
  • Ksenia Solo7

    Ksenia Solo

    Black Swan, The Factory

    BirthplaceRiga, Latvia


    Ksenia Solo (born 8 October 1987) is a Latvian-Canadian actress, known for portraying...  more
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov8

    Mikhail Baryshnikov

    The Turning Point, White Nights

    BirthplaceRiga, Latvia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Russia

    ParentsAlexandra Kisselova, Nicholai Baryshnikov

    ChildrenAlexandra Lange Baryshnikova, Anna Katerina Baryshnikov, Peter Andrew Baryshnikov, Sofia-Luisa Baryshnikova

    Mikhail Nikolayevich Baryshnikov (Russian: Михаи́л Никола́евич Бары́шников, IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil...  more

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  • 9

    Ivan Linow

    Fury, Song of the Flame



    Ivan Linow was an actor....  more
  • Vija Artmane10

    Vija Artmane

    Moonzund, Pugachev

    BirthplaceSēme parish

    NationalityLatvia, Soviet Union

    ParentsAnna Zaborowska, Franz Artmann

    Vija Artmane (August 21, 1929 in Kaive, Sēme parish – October 11, 2008 in Strenči) was a...  more
  • 11

    Eduard Tisse

    October: Ten Days That Shook the World

    BirthplaceEurope, Latvia, Liepāja, Northern Europe, Euroregion Baltic

    NationalityLatvia, Russia, Russian Empire, Soviet Union

    Eduard Kazimirovich Tisse (Russian: Эдуа́рд Казими́рович Тиссэ́, Latvian: Eduards Tisē; 13...  more
  • 12

    Andrzej Lapicki

    The Doll, From a Far Country

    BirthplaceLatvia, Riga

    NationalityLatvia, Poland

    ParentsBoris Lapicki

    ChildrenSusan Lapicki, George Lapicki

    Andrzej Łapicki (11 November 1924 – 21 July 2012) was a Polish film actor. He appeared in 50...  more
  • Mariss Jansons13

    Mariss Jansons

    Waldbühne Concert: A Night of Dances and Rhapsodies, In Rehearsal With Mariss Jansons

    BirthplaceLatvia, Riga


    ParentsArvīds Jansons

    Mariss Ivars Georgs Jansons (born 14 January 1943) is a Latvian conductor, the son of...  more
  • 14

    Ivars Kalniņš

    TASS Is Authorized to Declare..., Do Not Shoot at White Swans

    BirthplaceLatvia, Riga

    NationalityLatvia, Soviet Union

    Ivars Kalniņš (born 1 August 1948) is a Latvian film and television actor. He graduated in...  more
  • Gidon Kremer15

    Gidon Kremer

    Gidon Kremer & Alban Berg: Violin Concerto, David Oistrakh: Artist of the People?

    BirthplaceLatvia, Riga


    Gidon Kremer (Latvian: Gidons Krēmers; born 27 February 1947) is a Latvian classical...  more
  • 16

    Yuli Raizman

    Chess Fever

    BirthplaceRussia, Moscow

    NationalityRussian Empire

    Yuli Yakovlevich Raizman (Russian: Ю́лий Я́ковлевич Ра́йзман; December 15, 1903 – December 11,...  more
  • Mischa Maisky17

    Mischa Maisky

    Martha Argerich & Friends, Antonin: The Dvorak Cycle: Vol. 3

    BirthplaceLatvia, Riga

    NationalityLatvia, Israel

    ChildrenManuel Maisky, Lily Maisky, Maxim Maisky, Sascha Maisky

    Mischa Maisky (Latvian: Miša Maiskis, Hebrew: מישה מייסקי‎; born January 10, 1948) is a...  more
  • Aija Terauda18

    Aija Terauda

    Spider-Man 3, American Gangster

    BirthplaceLatvia, Riga


    Aija Terauda is an actress, model and a film producer....  more
  • 19

    Ines Hellendall

    Bananas, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

    BirthplaceLatvia, Riga


    ChildrenJean-Paul Hellendall

    Ines Hellendall is an actress....
  • 20

    Wolf Ruvinskis

    Neutron vs. the Death Robots, A media luz los tres

    BirthplaceLatvia, Riga

    NationalityLatvia, Mexico

    Wolf Ruvinskis (October 31, 1921 – November 9, 1999), born Wolf Ruvinskis Manevics, was a...  more
  • 21

    Bruno Tyron

    Højt paa en kvist

    BirthplaceLatvia, Riga

    NationalityLatvia, Soviet Union

    Bruno Tyron was an actor....  more
  • David Agranov22

    David Agranov

    X-Men: First Class, Salt

    BirthplaceLatvia, Riga


    David Agranov is an actor who has appeared in the 2011 film X-Men: First Class....  more
  • 23

    Andris Keišs

    Lonely Island, Defenders of Riga



    Andris Keišs (born 26 November 1974) is a Latvian actor. In the theatre, he has appeared in...  more
  • 24

    Ints Burāns

    The Arrows of Robin Hood

    BirthplaceLatvia, Riga

    NationalityLatvia, Soviet Union

    Ints Burāns was an actor....
  • 25

    Agata Mutsenietse

    Moya bezumnaya semya

    BirthplaceLatvia, Riga


    Agata Mutsenietse is an actress....