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

This is a list that features film actors like Therese Affolter and Liselotte Pulver.

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

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

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Renée Zellweger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Renée Zellweger Dazed and Confused, Jerry Maguire, Chicago Renée Kathleen Zellweger is an American actress, producer and voice artist. Her film debut was in the well-received romantic comedy-drama Empire Records. She first gained widespread ...more

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Yul Brynner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Yul Brynner The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments, Westworld Yul Brynner was a Russian-born United States-based film and stage actor. He was best known for his portrayal of the King of Siam in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, for which ...more

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Alain Delon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Alain Delon Le Samouraï, The Leopard, Rocco and His Brothers Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon is a French actor and businessman, with French-Swiss dual citizenship since 1999. He rose quickly to stardom, and by the age of 23 was already being compared ...more

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Maximilian Schell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Maximilian Schell Deep Impact, A Bridge Too Far, Judgment at Nuremberg Maximilian Schell was an Austrian and Swiss film and stage actor, who also wrote, directed and produced some of his own films. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1961 American film ...more

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Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Tina Turner Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Last Action Hero, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Anna Mae Bullock, known by her stage name Tina Turner, is a singer, dancer, actress, and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and ...more

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Ursula Andress is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Ursula Andress Dr. No, Clash of the Titans, Casino Royale Ursula Andress is a Swiss actress and sex symbol. She is best known for her role as Bond girl Honey Ryder in the first James Bond film, Dr. No, for which she won a Golden Globe. She later ...more

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Kate Burton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Kate Burton Big Trouble in Little China, 127 Hours, Unfaithful Katherine "Kate" Burton is a Swiss-born Welsh-American actress and the daughter of actor Richard Burton and Sybil Burton. On television, Burton received critical acclaim for ...more

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Vincent Pérez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Vincent Pérez Cyrano de Bergerac, La Reine Margot, The Crow: City of Angels Vincent Pérez is a Swiss actor, director and photographer. He is best known internationally for playing the title character Ashe Corven in The Crow: City of Angels, and for starring in ...more

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Jean-Luc Godard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Jean-Luc Godard Breathless, Contempt, Band of Outsiders Jean-Luc Godard is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is often identified with the 1960s French film movement La Nouvelle Vague, or "New Wave". Like his New ...more

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Helen Vita is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Helen Vita Cabaret, Satan's Brew, 08/15 - Part two Helen Vita was a Swiss chanson singer, actress, and comedian. In 1966 Vita recorded Freche Chansons aus dem alten Frankreich, traditional French chansons translated into German. The explicit ...more

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Bruno Ganz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Bruno Ganz The Reader, Downfall, Wings of Desire Bruno Ganz is a Swiss actor, known for his roles as Damiel in Wings of Desire, as Adolf Hitler in Downfall and as Professor Rohl in The Reader.

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Grégoire Aslan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Grégoire Aslan Cleopatra, The Return of the Pink Panther, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad Grégoire Aslan was an ethnic Armenian actor and musician.

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Marthe Keller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Marthe Keller Marathon Man, Hereafter, Funeral in Berlin Marthe Keller is a Swiss actress and opera director. She studied ballet as a child, but stopped after a skiing accident at age 16. She changed to acting, and worked in Berlin at the Schiller ...more

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Frölein Da Capo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Frölein Da Capo The Sandman Irene Brügger is an actress and a musician.

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Isabel Lucas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Isabel Lucas Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Daybreakers, Red Dawn Isabel Lucas is an Australian actress and model. She is best known for her roles in Home and Away, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Daybreakers, The Pacific, Immortals, and Red Dawn. In ...more

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Mario Adorf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Mario Adorf Ten Little Indians, Felidae, Major Dundee Mario Adorf is one of the most famous German film and stage actors who played leading roles in numerous films, among them the 1979 film The Tin Drum. Additionally, he is the author of several ...more

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Maria Schell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Maria Schell Superman, Cinema Paradiso, The Magic Box Maria Margarethe Anna Schell was an Austrian/Swiss actress, who won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival in 1956 for Gervaise.

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Tristan Dubois is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Tristan Dubois Capacité 11 personnes Tristan Dubois is an actor and director.

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Mathieu Delarive is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Mathieu Delarive Drug Scenes, Sky Fighters, Comme les cinq doigts de la main Mathieu Delarive is an actor.

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Howard Vernon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Howard Vernon The Day of the Jackal, Delicatessen, Love and Death Howard Vernon was a Swiss actor. Vernon was born Mario Lippert to a Swiss father and an American mother and was fluent in German, English, and French. Originally a stage and radio actor, he ...more

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Irène Jacob is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Irène Jacob Au revoir, les enfants, U.S. Marshals Irène Marie Jacob is a French-born Swiss actress considered one of the preeminent French actresses of her generation. Jacob gained international recognition and acclaim through her work ...more

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Stephanie Morgenstern is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Stephanie Morgenstern The Sweet Hereafter, Cold Creek Manor, The Nutcracker Prince Stephanie Grace Morgenstern is a Swiss-Canadian actress, filmmaker, and screenwriter for television and film. Born in Geneva, Switzerland and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Morgenstern began her ...more

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Paul Muller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Paul Muller Journey to Italy, Venus in Furs, Vampyros Lesbos Paul Konrad Muller is a Swiss character actor.

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Emil Jannings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Emil Jannings The Blue Angel, Faust, The Last Laugh Emil Jannings was a Swiss-born German/Austrian actor. He was the first Oscar recipient and the only German actor ever honored with the Academy Award for Best Actor, at the 1929 ceremony. Best ...more

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Kat Graham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Kat Graham The Parent Trap, 17 Again, The Roommate Katerina Alexandre Hartford "Kat" Graham is a Swiss-born American actress, model, singer and dancer. She is known for her role of Bonnie Bennett on The CW supernatural drama The

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Stefan Kurt is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Stefan Kurt Four Minutes, Beresina, or the Last Days of Switzerland Stefan Kurt is a Swiss actor. He performed on stage as well as in more than fifty films since 1993.

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Oliver Tobias is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Oliver Tobias Breeders, Mata Hari, Method Oliver Tobias is a Swiss-born UK-based film, stage, and television actor and director. Born Oliver Tobias Freitag in Zürich, Switzerland, he is the son of Austrian-Swiss actor Robert ...more

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Michel Simon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Michel Simon The Passion of Joan of Arc, The Train, L'Atalante Michel Simon, was a Swiss actor. He appeared in the notable films La Chienne, Boudu Saved from Drowning, L'Atalante, Port of Shadows and The Train. The actor François Simon is his son.

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Otto Frank is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Otto Frank Otto Frank, father of Anne Otto Heinrich "Pim" Frank was a German-born businessman and the father of Anne Frank and Margot Frank. As the sole member of his family to survive the Holocaust, he inherited Anne's ...more

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Tyler Hoechlin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Tyler Hoechlin Road to Perdition, Hall Pass, Grizzly Rage Tyler Lee Hoechlin is an American actor who got his big break starring as Tom Hanks' son in the film Road to Perdition. For television he is known for playing the role of Martin Brewer on 7th ...more

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Bruno Todeschini is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Bruno Todeschini Va savoir, Lourdes, His Brother Bruno Todeschini is a Franco-Swiss actor.

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Charles Régnier is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Charles Régnier Miracle of the White Stallions, The Counterfeit Traitor, Les Tontons flingueurs Karl Friedrich Anton Hermann Charles Regnier was an actor, director, radio actor and translator. In the 1950s and 1960s, he was one of the busiest German theater and film actor. His ...more

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Anatole Taubman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Anatole Taubman Captain America: The First Avenger, Taken, Quantum of Solace Anatole Taubman is a Swiss actor, who has appeared in many films, such as a henchman in the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace and as the monk Remigius in the TV miniseries The Pillars of the ...more

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Dominique Reymond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Dominique Reymond Artemisia, Farewell, My Queen Dominique Reymond is an actress.

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Siqin Gaowa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Siqin Gaowa The Postmodern Life of My Aunt, Rickshaw Boy, The Three Swordsmen Siqin Gaowa, born Duan Anlin, is a Chinese actress with a Han Chinese father and a Mongolian mother. She was born in Guangzhou. Her father died early and she was brought up by her mother in ...more

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Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Roger Federer 2008 Wimbledon Official Film, Wimbledon 2007 Final: Federer vs. Nadal, Wimbledon 2007 Official Film Tennis player Roger Federer (IPA pronunciation: [ˈɹɑ.dʒər ˈfɛ.dər.ər]) (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss tennis professional, currently ranked World No. 1. Many experts and many of his own tennis ...more

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Sacha Pitoëff is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Sacha Pitoëff Last Year at Marienbad, Inferno, The Night of the Generals Sacha Pitoëff was a French film actor and theater director. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Pitoëff played his first film role in 1952. Appearing in over 50 movies, he is probably best ...more

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Jean-François Balmer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Jean-François Balmer In the House, Dien Bien Phu, Tokyo! Jean-François Balmer is a Swiss actor. He has worked extensively in French cinema, television and stage productions since the early 1970s.

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Marc Porel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Marc Porel Don't Torture a Duckling, The Psychic, The Innocent Marc Porel was a Swiss-born French film actor. He appeared in 40 films between 1967 and 1983. He was born in Lausanne, Switzerland and died in Casablanca, Morocco.

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Miranda Campa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Miranda Campa Barabbas, The Priest's Wife, The Giant of Marathon Miranda Campa was an actress and voice actress.

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Daniel Bernhardt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Daniel Bernhardt The Matrix Reloaded, John Wick, Foodfight! Daniel Bernhardt is a Swiss actor, model and martial artist. Bernhardt made his acting debut in the leading role in Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite. He also appeared in two of its sequels and ...more

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Yangzom Brauen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Yangzom Brauen Pandorum, Æon Flux, Cargo Yangzom Brauen is a Swiss actress, activist and writer.

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François Simon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
François Simon The Roads of Exile, Christ Stopped at Eboli, The Invitation François Simon was a Swiss film actor. He appeared in 35 films between 1936 and 1982. He was the son of actor Michel Simon.

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Melissa Auf der Maur is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Melissa Auf der Maur Beyond Borders, Collaborator, Out Of Our Minds Melissa Gaboriau Auf der Maur is a Canadian musician, singer-songwriter, photographer and actress. Born and raised in Montréal, Québec, Auf der Maur began performing in 1993 after ...more

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Jean-Luc Bideau is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Jean-Luc Bideau Last Tango in Paris, The Red Violin, State of Siege Jean-Luc Bideau is a Swiss film actor. He has appeared in more than 125 films since 1965.

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Michelle Hunziker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Michelle Hunziker Ancient Warriors, Voglio stare sotto al letto, Christmas in Rio Michelle Yvonne Hunziker is a Swiss-Italian television hostess, actress, model and singer.

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Carlo Brandt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Carlo Brandt Indochine, Renoir, 17 Girls Carlo Brandt is an actor.

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Gian Franco Tordi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Gian Franco Tordi Ocean's Twelve, Date Movie, Yours Gian Franco Tordi is an actor, stunt performer, screenwriter, film director and film producer.

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Robert Palmer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Robert Palmer Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Robert Allen Palmer was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was known for his soulful distinctive voice, eclectic mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, ...more

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Marc Forster is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Marc Forster Finding Neverland Marc Forster is a German-Swiss filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the films Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland, Stranger than Fiction, The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace, ...more