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Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

Updated June 14, 2019 13.6k views386 items

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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  • 1
    Renée Zellweger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Renée Zellweger

    Dazed and Confused, Jerry Maguire

    BirthplaceKaty, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America,Switzerland

    Renée Kathleen Zellweger (; born April 25, 1969) is an American actress and producer. She is... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Yul Brynner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Yul Brynner

    The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments

    BirthplaceVladivostok, Russia

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Yul Brynner (born Yuliy Borisovich Briner, Russian: Юлий Борисович Бринер; July 11, 1920 –... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Alain Delon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Alain Delon

    Le Samouraï, The Leopard

    BirthplaceSceaux, France

    NationalityFrance

    Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon (born 8 November 1935) is a French actor and businessman. He... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Maximilian Schell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Maximilian Schell

    Deep Impact, A Bridge Too Far

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalitySwitzerland, Austria

    Maximilian Schell (8 December 1930 – 1 February 2014) was an Austrian-born Swiss film and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Tina Turner

    Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Last Action Hero

    BirthplaceNutbush, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalitySwitzerland, United States of America

    Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock, November 26, 1939) is an internationally recognized... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Ursula Andress is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Ursula Andress

    Dr. No, Clash of the Titans

    BirthplaceOstermundigen, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland, United States of America

    Ursula Andress (; born 19 March 1936) is a Swiss film and television actress, former model and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Kate Burton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Kate Burton

    Big Trouble in Little China, 127 Hours

    BirthplaceGeneva, Switzerland

    NationalityUnited States of America,Switzerland

    Katherine Burton (born September 10, 1957) is a Swiss-born Welsh-American actress, daughter of... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Vincent Pérez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Vincent Pérez

    Cyrano de Bergerac, La Reine Margot

    BirthplaceLausanne District, Switzerland, European Free Trade Association, Lausanne, Canton of Vaud

    NationalitySwitzerland, Spain

    Vincent Perez (born 10 June 1964) is a Swiss actor, director and photographer. He is best... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Jean-Luc Godard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Jean-Luc Godard

    Breathless, Contempt

    BirthplaceÎle-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France, France, Paris

    NationalitySwitzerland, France

    Jean-Luc Godard (French: [ʒɑ̃lyk ɡɔdaʁ]; born 3 December 1930) is a French-Swiss film... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Helen Vita is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Helen Vita

    Cabaret, Satan's Brew

    BirthplaceHohenschwangau, Germany

    NationalitySwitzerland, Germany

    Helen Vita was a Swiss chanson singer, actress, and comedian. In 1966 Vita recorded Freche... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Bruno Ganz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Bruno Ganz

    The Reader, Downfall

    BirthplaceSwitzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Bruno Ganz (German: [ˈbruːno ˈɡant͡s] (listen); 22 March 1941 – 16 February 2019) was a Swiss... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Grégoire Aslan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Grégoire Aslan

    Cleopatra, The Return of the Pink Panther

    BirthplaceSwitzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland, Armenia

    Grégoire Aslan (born Krikor Aslanian, 28 March 1908 – 8 January 1982) was an Armenian actor... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Marthe Keller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Marthe Keller

    Marathon Man, Hereafter

    BirthplaceBasel, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Marthe Keller (born 28 January 1945) is a Swiss actress and opera director. She is perhaps... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Frölein Da Capo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Frölein Da Capo

    The Sandman

    BirthplaceWillisau, Lucerne, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

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  • 15
    Isabel Lucas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Isabel Lucas

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Daybreakers

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    NationalitySwitzerland, Australia

    Isabel Lucas (born 29 January 1985) is an Australian actress and model. From 2003–06 she... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Mario Adorf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Mario Adorf

    Ten Little Indians, Felidae

    BirthplaceZürich, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland, Germany

    Mario Adorf (born 8 September 1930) is a German actor, considered to be one of the great... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Maria Schell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Maria Schell

    Superman, Cinema Paradiso

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalitySwitzerland, Austria

    Maria Margarethe Anna Schell (15 January 1926 – 26 April 2005) was an Austrian-Swiss actress.... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Tristan Dubois is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Tristan Dubois

    Capacité 11 personnes

    BirthplaceSwitzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Tristan Dubois is an actor and director.
  • 19
    Mathieu Delarive is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Mathieu Delarive

    Drug Scenes, Sky Fighters

    BirthplaceFrance, Paris

    NationalitySwitzerland, France

    Mathieu Delarive is an actor.
  • 20
    Howard Vernon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Howard Vernon

    The Day of the Jackal, Delicatessen

    BirthplaceSwitzerland, European Free Trade Association, Baden, Baden District, Aargau

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Howard Vernon (15 July 1914 – 25 July 1996) was a Swiss actor. In the 1960s, he became a... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Irène Jacob is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Irène Jacob

    Au revoir, les enfants

    BirthplaceSuresnes, France

    NationalitySwitzerland, France

    Irène Marie Jacob (born 15 July 1966) is a French-Swiss actress known for her work with Polish... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Stephanie Morgenstern is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Stephanie Morgenstern

    The Sweet Hereafter, Cold Creek Manor

    BirthplaceGeneva, Switzerland

    NationalityCanada, Switzerland

    Stephanie Grace Morgenstern is a Swiss-Canadian actress, filmmaker, and screenwriter for... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Paul Muller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Paul Muller

    Journey to Italy, Venus in Furs

    BirthplaceNeuchâtel, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Paul Konrad Muller (official name Paul Konrad Müller; born 11 March 1923 in Neuchâtel) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Emil Jannings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Emil Jannings

    The Blue Angel, Faust

    BirthplaceRorschach, Switzerland, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland, Austria, Germany

    Emil Jannings (born Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, 23 July 1884 – 2 January 1950) was a German... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Kat Graham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Switzerland

    Kat Graham

    The Parent Trap, 17 Again

    BirthplaceGeneva, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland, United States of America

    Katerina Alexandre Hartford Graham (born September 5, 1989) is a Swiss-born American actress,... more on Wikipedia

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