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Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

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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
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
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
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
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
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
Dr. No, Clash of the Titans, Casino Royale
Ursula Andress is a Swiss actress. 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 starred as Vesper ...more
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Kate Burton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
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
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
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
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
The Reader, Downfall, Wings of Desire
Bruno Ganz (German: [ˈbruːno ˈɡant͡s]; 22 March 1941 – 16 February 2019) was a Swiss actor whose career in German-language film and television productions lasted for more than fifty years. He ...more
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Grégoire Aslan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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