Famous Celebrities of Serbian Decent

by tournasn | created - 18 Apr 2014 | updated - 04 Sep 2014 | Public

Actors and actresses that you probably heard of,but not known that they are of Serbian Decent.

1. Karl Malden

Actor | On the Waterfront

Born to a Czech mother and a Serbian father in Chicago as Mladen Sekulovich, on March 22, 1912, Karl Malden did not speak English until he was in kindergarten. After graduating from high school in the nearby steel town of Gary, Indiana, Malden worked in the industry for three years until 1934, when...

2. Brad Dexter

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

American supporting player specializing in tough guys. Of Serbian extraction, he was born in Nevada in 1917. As a young man, he boxed in amateur bouts and had early training in theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse. He joined the Air Corps during World War II and was assigned to the troupe performing ...

3. Peter Bogdanovich

Director | The Last Picture Show

Peter Bogdanovich was conceived in Europe but born in Kingston, New York. He is the son of immigrants fleeing the Nazis, Herma (Robinson) and Borislav Bogdanovich, a painter and pianist. His father was a Serbian Orthodox Christian, and his mother was from a rich Austrian Jewish family. Peter ...

4. Milla Jovovich

Actress | Le cinquième élément

Milla Jovovich is an Ukrainian-born actress, supermodel, fashion designer, singer and public figure, who was on the cover of more than a hundred magazines, and starred in such films as The Fifth Element (1997), Ultraviolet (2006), and the Resident Evil (2002) franchise.

Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich ...

5. Stana Katic

Actress | Castle

Stana Katic just completed 8 seasons as Kate Beckett on Castle. The ABC hit series brought in over 10 million viewers weekly and is in the top five syndicated series in Spain, France, the UK, Italy, and Germany.

In 2015, Stana completed two feature films - The Rendezvous directed by Amin Matalqa and...

6. Sasha Alexander

Actress | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Sasha Alexander began acting by the time she was in the seventh grade when she found herself cast as the lead female in her school's production of "Baby". What she didn't know was that her male co-star would chicken out on her only a few hours before opening night. Determined to let the show go on,...

7. Ana Alexander

Actress | Hawaii Five-0

Ana is a big fan of comic books. She started reading them when she was just a little girl. When she was little her favorite comics were: The Phantom, Batman, Superman, The Crow, Prince Valiant, and Sandman.

Quit working on the series Chemistry (2011) right after the first season due to the excessive...

8. Adrienne Janic

Actress | Cattle Call

Adrienne Janic was born on July 25, 1974 in Whittier, California, USA as Adrienne Smiljanic. She is an actress, known for Cattle Call (2006), Stiletto (2008) and Las Vegas (2003). She was previously married to Bud W. Brutsman.

9. Troian Bellisario

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Troian Bellisario, daughter of producers Donald P. Bellisario and Deborah Pratt, made her film debut at the age of 3 in Last Rites (1988). She made several TV and movie appearances in her teens (most of the TV appearances were in shows produced by her father) before attending the University of ...

10. Catherine Oxenberg

Actress | Dynasty

Award-winning actress Catherine Oxenberg was born in New York and raised in London. She is the daughter of HRH Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia and thus granddaughter of Prince Paul, the former Regent of Yugoslavia. Her first acting coach was Richard Burton. She was admitted to Harvard University. ...

11. Mike Begovich

Actor | A Perfect Getaway

Mike Begovich was born on September 11, 1974 in Burlingame, California, USA as Michael Joseph Begovich. He is known for his work on A Perfect Getaway (2009), Fashion House (2006) and Libertad (2011).

12. Alex Nesic

Actor | High Crimes

Alex Nesic has been featured in the major motion picture, High Crimes (2002), starring Ashley Judd and Jim Caviezel, and most recently starred in the comedy, What Boys Like (2003). His guest starring roles on television series include CSI: Miami (2002), JAG (1995), As If (2002), Angel (1999), ...

13. Milena Govich

Actress | Finding Carter

Milena Govich is a director, actress, and musician. As a director, she was recently selected for AFI's prestigious Directing Workshop For Women under the mentorship of Paul Feig. Milena made her first official foray into directing with the short film, Temporary, which premiered at the 2017 San ...

14. Ivana Bozilovic

Actress | Wedding Crashers

Ivana Bozilovic was born on September 28, 1977 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. She is an actress, known for Wedding Crashers (2005), Van Wilder (2002) and 100 Girls (2000). She has been married to Andrew Firestone since July 5, 2008. They have three children.

15. Predrag Bjelac

Actor | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Predrag Bjelac was born on June 30, 1962 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. He is an actor, known for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) and EuroTrip (2004). He is married to Katarina Bjelac.

16. 'Weird Al' Yankovic

Soundtrack | UHF

Alfred Matthew Yankovic was born on October 23, 1959, in the Los Angeles suburb of Lynwood, to Mary Elizabeth (Vivalda) and Nick Louis Yankovic. He is of Yugoslavian, Italian, and English descent. He first took up the accordion when a salesman came around to solicit business for a music school. His...

17. Rade Serbedzija

Actor | The Saint

Rade Serbedzija was born in Bunic (Korenica) in 1946. Graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. Still a student, he started to play the leading roles in films and theater productions. He is remembered as an outstanding Peer Gynt, Don Juan, Georgij, Melkior, Oedipus, Hamlet, Leon and ...

18. Stoya

Actress | Cheerleaders

Stoya is original, outrageous, and all-natural. A carefree spirit that loves being the center of attention, she embodies a fun, friendly persona that fits seamlessly with Digital Playground's esteemed roster of contract stars. With striking dark features and porcelain skin, this tall and slender ...

19. Marija Karan

Actress | Assassination Games

Marija Karan was born on April 29, 1982 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She is an actress, known for Assassination Games (2011), The Rite (2011) and Cetvrti covek (2007).

20. Coco Austin

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Nicole Austin was born in 1979 in Palos Verdes, California. Austin later lived in Albequerque, New Mexico at the age of 10. She began dancing and acting during her childhood and teenage years. Once becoming an adult, Austin began to modeling in swimsuit competitions, calendars, catalogs and videos....

21. Marina Abramovic

Producer | Destricted

Marina Abramovic was born on November 30, 1946 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She is a producer and actress, known for Destricted (2006), Stories on Human Rights (2008) and Padre (2016). She was previously married to Paolo Canevari and Nesa Paripovic.

22. Branka Katic

Actress | Crna macka, beli macor

Branka Katic was born on January 20, 1970 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She is an actress, known for Crna macka, beli macor (1998), Public Enemies (2009) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). She has been married to Julian Farino since August 31, 2000. They have two children.

23. Donald P. Bellisario

Writer | Magnum, P.I.

Donald P. Bellisario was born in North Charleroi in Pennsylvania. His father ran the tavern, where he grew up listening to the war stories of vets returning from WWII. He had a fifteen-year career in advertising before moving to Hollywood. He broke into television as the story editor for Black ...

24. Bojana Novakovic

Actress | Devil

Novakovic was born on 17 November 1981 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She moved to Australia in 1988, at the age of seven. Novakovic was initially interested in becoming a social worker or doctor, but after a significant set of events, she changed her mind and decided to pursue performing arts. ...

25. Lene Lovich

Soundtrack | Cha-Cha

Born Lili-Marlene Premilovich in Detroit, Michigan, to an English mother and a Serbian father. After her father had health problems, the family relocated to Hull, England. She performed in cabaret clubs of London, England as an "Oriental" dancer, traveled to Spain and visited Salvador Dalí in his ...

26. Branko Tomovic

Actor | 24: Live Another Day

European actor Branko Tomovic was born in Muenster, Germany, though his actual origin is from the Carpathians in Serbia. His parents emigrated in the 70s from the Golubac Fortress area on the Danube and Branko was raised between Germany and Serbia before he studied acting at the prestigious Lee ...