Popular Film Actors from Serbia

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

A factual list, featuring film actors like Marko Malic and Snezana Niksic.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Serbia in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Serbian film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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  • Karl Malden
    Patton, On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Nationality: Serbia, United States of America
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Parents: Minnie Sebera, Petar Sekulovich
    • Children: Carla Malden, Mila Malden

    Hailing from Chicago as the son of Serbian immigrants, Karl Malden fostered his love for acting at a young age, eventually becoming one of the most revered actors in both American and Serbian cinema. Though his career spanned over six decades, encompassing theater, film, and television, Malden is best remembered for his Academy Award-winning role as Mitch in the 1951 classic A Streetcar Named Desire alongside Marlon Brando. A testament to his Serbian roots, Malden's true name was Mladen Sekulovich, a moniker he was proud of despite adopting a more Americanized stage name.

  • Dušica Žegarac
    Variola Vera, Special Treatment, Vukovar poste restante
    • Birthplace: Serbia, Belgrade
    • Nationality: Serbia

    Born in Belgrade, Dušica Žegarac emerged as an emblematic figure in Serbian cinema throughout the '60s and '70s. Often recognized for her exceptional beauty, Žegarac was referred to as the Serbian Brigitte Bardot, though her talent extended far beyond her good looks. Her distinguished career boasts memorable roles in films such as The Girl and the Oak TreeLove Affair, and The Red Wheat Field, solidifying her status as a Serbian silver screen legend.

  • Olivera Marković
    Ulysses' Gaze, Destination Death, Train Without a Timetable
    • Birthplace: Serbia, Belgrade
    • Nationality: Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Serbia
    • Children: Goran Marković

    Olivera Marković, born in Belgrade and considered one of the most talented actresses in the history of Serbian and Yugoslav film, left an indelible mark on both stage and screen throughout her prolific career. With over 170 film and television credits to her name, Marković's remarkable range is evidenced by her performances in works spanning from the dramatic Tri to the comedic The Peach Thief. A pillar of the Serbian acting community, Marković's contributions to the industry earned her numerous accolades, including the prestigious "Dobricin Prsten" life achievement award in 1995.

  • Irfan Mensur
    Escape from Sobibor, The Day That Shook the World, The Scent of Quince
    • Birthplace: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
    • Nationality: Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Irfan Mensur, a renowned Serbian actor and director, hails from Belgrade, where he began his illustrious career on the stages of the esteemed National Theatre. While Mensur's work includes both film and television, his critically acclaimed role as Milan Rajić in Goran Paskaljević's 1985 masterpiece When Father Was Away on Business remains one of his most memorable performances. This versatile actor's enigmatic presence and subtle gravitas have made him an enduring figure in contemporary Serbian cinema.

  • Catherine Oxenberg
    Starship Troopers 3: Marauder, The Lair of the White Worm, The Omega Code
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Nationality: Serbia, United States of America
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Parents: Howard Oxenberg, Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia
    • Children: Celeste Van Dien, Maya Van Dien, India Oxenberg

    Born of noble descent as the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, Catherine Oxenberg forged her own path in the world of acting, becoming one of Serbia's most recognizable international stars. Best known for portraying Amanda Carrington on the wildly popular American television series Dynasty, Oxenberg has managed to parlay her royal heritage into a successful acting career spanning the globe. Often seen in American made-for-TV movies, the strikingly beautiful Oxenberg continues to captivate audiences with her classic elegance and undeniable talent.

  • Emir Kusturica
    Arizona Dream, Underground, The Widow of Saint-Pierre
    • Birthplace: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
    • Nationality: Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Serbia
    • Height: 6'3"
    • Parents: Murat Kusturica, Senka Numankadić
    • Children: Stribor Kusturica, Dunja Kusturica

    Hailing from Sarajevo and of Serbian-Bosnian heritage, Emir Kusturica's artistic prowess extends beyond acting and encompasses directing, screenwriting, and even music. As a two-time Palme d'Or winner at the Cannes Film Festival, Kusturica’s impact can be felt across not only Serbian but global cinema as well. Among his most notable acting credits is the 1988 Yugoslav film Dom za vešanje, which he also directed, earning him critical acclaim and solidifying his reputation as a true cinematic auteur.