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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?"

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Renée Zellweger ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Age 49, Credits: Dazed and Confused, Jerry Maguire & Chicago

Birthplace: Katy, Texas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America, Switzerland

Renée Kathleen Zellweger (; born April 25, 1969) is an American actress and producer. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards. ...more

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Yul Brynner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Dec. at 65 (1920-1985), Credits: The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments & Westworld

Birthplace: Vladivostok, Russia

Nationality: Switzerland

Yul Brynner (born Yuliy Borisovich Briner, Russian: Юлий Борисович Бринер; July 11, 1920 – October 10, 1985) was a Soviet-American film and stage actor.Brynner first became widely known for his ...more

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Alain Delon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Age 83, Credits: Le Samouraï, The Leopard & Rocco and His Brothers

Birthplace: Sceaux, France

Nationality: France

Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon (born 8 November 1935) is a French actor and businessman. He is known as one of Europe's most prominent actors and screen sex symbols from the 1960s. He ...more

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Maximilian Schell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Dec. at 84 (1930-2014), Credits: Deep Impact, A Bridge Too Far & Judgment at Nuremberg

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Nationality: Switzerland, Austria

Maximilian Schell (8 December 1930 – 1 February 2014) was an Austrian-born Swiss film and stage actor, who also wrote, directed and produced some of his own films. He won the Academy Award for ...more

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Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Age 79, Credits: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Last Action Hero & Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Birthplace: Nutbush, Tennessee, United States of America

Nationality: Switzerland, United States of America

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock, November 26, 1939) is an internationally recognized singer, songwriter, and actress. She is originally from the United States, and has been a Swiss citizen ...more

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Ursula Andress is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Age 82, Credits: Dr. No, Clash of the Titans & Casino Royale

Birthplace: Ostermundigen, Switzerland

Nationality: Switzerland, United States of America

Ursula Andress (; born 19 March 1936) is a Swiss film and television actress, former model and sex symbol, who has appeared in American, British and Italian films. She is best known for her ...more

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Kate Burton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Age 61, Credits: Big Trouble in Little China, 127 Hours & Unfaithful

Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland

Nationality: United States of America, United Kingdom

Katherine Burton (born September 10, 1957) is a Swiss-born Welsh-American actress, 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
Age 54, Credits: Cyrano de Bergerac, La Reine Margot & The Crow: City of Angels

Birthplace: Switzerland, Lausanne

Nationality: Switzerland, Spain

Vincent Perez (born 10 June 1964) 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 ...more
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Jean-Luc Godard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Age 88, Credits: Breathless, Contempt & Band of Outsiders

Birthplace: Île-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France, France, Paris

Nationality: Switzerland, France

Jean-Luc Godard (French: [ʒɑ̃lyk ɡɔdaʁ]; born 3 December 1930) is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He rose to prominence as a pioneer of the 1960s French New Wave film ...more
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Helen Vita is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Dec. at 73 (1928-2001), Credits: Cabaret, Satan's Brew & 08/15 - Part two

Birthplace: Hohenschwangau, Germany

Nationality: Switzerland, Germany

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
Age 77, Credits: The Reader, Downfall & Wings of Desire

Birthplace: Switzerland

Nationality: Switzerland

Bruno Ganz (German: [ˈbruːno ˈɡant͡s] (listen); 22 March 1941 – 16 February 2019) was a Swiss actor whose career in German-language film and television productions lasted for more than fifty ...more
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Grégoire Aslan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Dec. at 74 (1908-1982), Credits: Cleopatra, The Return of the Pink Panther & The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

Birthplace: Switzerland

Nationality: Switzerland, Armenia

Grégoire Aslan (born Krikor Aslanian, 28 March 1908 – 8 January 1982) was an Armenian actor and musician based in Switzerland.
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Marthe Keller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Age 74, Credits: Marathon Man, Hereafter & Funeral in Berlin

Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

Nationality: Switzerland

Marthe Keller (born 28 January 1945) is a Swiss actress and opera director. She is perhaps best known for her role in the film Marathon Man (1976), which earned her a Golden Globe Award
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Frölein Da Capo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Frölein Da Capo Age 39, Credits: The Sandman

Birthplace: Willisau, Lucerne, Switzerland

Nationality: Switzerland

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
Age 34, Credits: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Daybreakers & Red Dawn

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Nationality: Switzerland, Australia

Isabel Lucas (born 29 January 1985) is an Australian actress and model. From 2003–06 she played Tasha Andrews in Home and Away. Her most notable roles are in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ...more
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Mario Adorf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Age 88, Credits: Ten Little Indians, Felidae & Major Dundee

Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland

Nationality: Switzerland, Germany

Mario Adorf (born 8 September 1930) is a German actor, considered to be one of the great veteran character actors of European cinema. Since 1954, he has played both leading and supporting roles ...more
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Maria Schell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Dec. at 79 (1926-2005), Credits: Superman, Cinema Paradiso & The Magic Box

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Nationality: Switzerland, Austria

Maria Margarethe Anna Schell (15 January 1926 – 26 April 2005) was an Austrian-Swiss actress. She ranged among the stars of German cinema in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1954, she was awarded the ...more
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Tristan Dubois is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Tristan Dubois Age 43, Credits: Capacité 11 personnes

Birthplace: Switzerland

Nationality: Switzerland

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
Age 44, Credits: Drug Scenes, Sky Fighters & Comme les cinq doigts de la main

Birthplace: France, Paris

Nationality: Switzerland, France

Mathieu Delarive is an actor.
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Howard Vernon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Dec. at 82 (1914-1996), Credits: The Day of the Jackal, Delicatessen & Love and Death

Birthplace: Switzerland, European Free Trade Association, Baden, Baden District, Aargau, + more

Nationality: Switzerland

Howard Vernon (15 July 1914 – 25 July 1996) was a Swiss actor. In the 1960s, he became a favourite actor of Spanish horror director Jesús Franco and began starring in many low-budget ...more
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Irène Jacob is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Age 52, Credits: Au revoir, les enfants & U.S. Marshals

Birthplace: Suresnes, France

Nationality: Switzerland, France

Irène Marie Jacob (born 15 July 1966) is a French-Swiss actress known for her work with Polish film director Krzysztof Kieślowski. She won the 1991 Cannes Film Festival Award for Best ...more
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Stephanie Morgenstern is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Age 53, Credits: The Sweet Hereafter, Cold Creek Manor & The Nutcracker Prince

Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland

Nationality: Canada, Switzerland

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
Age 95, Credits: Journey to Italy, Venus in Furs & Vampyros Lesbos

Birthplace: Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Nationality: Switzerland

Paul Konrad Muller (official name Paul Konrad Müller; born 11 March 1923 in Neuchâtel) is a Swiss character actor. His motion picture acting career in Europe spanned a period of 51
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Emil Jannings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Age Died at 66 (1884-1950), Credits: The Blue Angel, Faust & The Last Laugh

Birthplace: Rorschach, Switzerland, Switzerland

Nationality: Switzerland, Austria, Germany

Emil Jannings (born Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, 23 July 1884 – 2 January 1950) was a German actor, popular in 1920s film in Hollywood. He was the first Oscar recipient, honored with the ...more

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Kat Graham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
Age 29, Credits: The Parent Trap, 17 Again & The Roommate

Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland

Nationality: Switzerland, United States of America

Katerina Alexandre Hartford Graham (born September 5, 1989) is a Swiss-born American actress, singer, dancer and model. She is best known for her role as Bonnie Bennett on The CW supernatural ...more

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