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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.
  • Renée Zellweger1

    Renée Zellweger

    Dazed and Confused, Jerry Maguire

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Katy

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Yul Brynner2

    Yul Brynner

    The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments

    BirthplaceVladivostok, Russia


    Yul Brynner (born Yuliy Borisovich Briner, Russian: Юлий Борисович Бринер; July 11, 1920 –...  more

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  • Alain Delon3

    Alain Delon

    Le Samouraï, The Leopard

    BirthplaceSceaux, France


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

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  • Maximilian Schell4

    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

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  • Tina Turner5

    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

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  • Ursula Andress6

    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

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  • Kate Burton7

    Kate Burton

    Big Trouble in Little China, 127 Hours

    BirthplaceGeneva, Switzerland

    NationalityWales, Switzerland, United States of America

    Katherine Burton (born September 10, 1957) is a Swiss-born Welsh-American actress, daughter of...  more
  • Vincent Pérez8

    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
  • Jean-Luc Godard9

    Jean-Luc Godard

    Breathless, Contempt

    BirthplaceParis, France

    NationalitySwitzerland, France

    Jean-Luc Godard (French: [ʒɑ̃lyk ɡɔdaʁ]; born 3 December 1930) is a French-Swiss film...  more
  • Helen Vita10

    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
  • Bruno Ganz11

    Bruno Ganz

    The Reader, Downfall



    Bruno Ganz (German: [ˈbruːno ˈɡant͡s] (listen); 22 March 1941 – 16 February 2019) was a Swiss...  more
  • Grégoire Aslan12

    Grégoire Aslan

    Cleopatra, The Return of the Pink Panther


    NationalitySwitzerland, Armenia

    Grégoire Aslan (born Krikor Aslanian, 28 March 1908 – 8 January 1982) was an Armenian actor...  more
  • Marthe Keller13

    Marthe Keller

    Marathon Man, Hereafter

    BirthplaceBasel, Switzerland


    Marthe Keller (born 28 January 1945) is a Swiss actress and opera director. She is perhaps...  more
  • Frölein Da Capo14

    Frölein Da Capo

    The Sandman

    BirthplaceWillisau, Lucerne, Switzerland


    Irene Brügger is an actress and a musician....
  • Isabel Lucas15

    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

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  • Mario Adorf16

    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
  • Maria Schell17

    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
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    Tristan Dubois

    Capacité 11 personnes



    Tristan Dubois is an actor and director....
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    Mathieu Delarive

    Drug Scenes, Sky Fighters

    BirthplaceFrance, Paris

    NationalitySwitzerland, France

    Mathieu Delarive is an actor....  more
  • Howard Vernon20

    Howard Vernon

    The Day of the Jackal, Delicatessen

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


    Howard Vernon (15 July 1914 – 25 July 1996) was a Swiss actor. In the 1960s, he became a...  more
  • Irène Jacob21

    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
  • Stephanie Morgenstern22

    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
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    Paul Muller

    Journey to Italy, Venus in Furs

    BirthplaceNeuchâtel, Switzerland


    Paul Konrad Muller (official name Paul Konrad Müller; born 11 March 1923 in Neuchâtel) is a...  more
  • Emil Jannings24

    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
  • Kat Graham25

    Kat Graham

    The Parent Trap, 17 Again

    BirthplaceGeneva, Switzerland

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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