Birth Place Matching "Vienna, Austria" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Christoph Waltz

Actor | Django Unchained

Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. He is known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained (2012). For each performance, he ...

2. Francis Lawrence

Director | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Francis Lawrence was born on March 26, 1971 in Vienna, Austria. He is a director and producer, known for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), I Am Legend (2007) and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015).

3. Hedy Lamarr

Actress | Samson and Delilah

Hedy Lamarr, the woman many critics and fans alike regard as the most beautiful ever to appear in films, was born Hedwig Eva Kiesler in Vienna, Austria. She was the daughter of Gertrud (Lichtwitz), from Budapest, and Emil Kiesler, a banker from Lember (now known as Lviv). Her parents were both from...

4. Romy Schneider

Actress | L'important c'est d'aimer

Romy Schneider was born on 23 September 1938 in Vienna, Austria into a family of actors. Making her film debut at the age of 15, her breakthrough came two years later in the very popular trilogy Sissi (1955). Her mother, supervising her daughter's career, immediately approved Romy's participation ...

5. Boris Kodjoe

Actor | Resident Evil: Retribution

Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe, better known as Boris Kodjoe, is a German actor known for his roles as Jason in the 2000 film Love & Basketball (2000), and the sports-courier agent Damon Carter on the Showtime drama series Soul Food (2000).

Kodjoe was born in Vienna, Austria, the ...

6. Theodore Bikel

Actor | The Defiant Ones

Theodore Bikel is one of the most versatile and respected actors and performers of his generation. A master of languages, dialects and accents, he has played every sort of film villain and semi-bad guy imaginable, and always adds depth, dimension and even sympathy to characters that would end up as...

7. Emily Cox

Actress | The Last Kingdom

Emily Cox was born on February 23, 1985 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress, known for The Last Kingdom (2015), Homeland (2011) and Die Vaterlosen (2011).

8. Maximilian Schell

Actor | Judgment at Nuremberg

Maximilian Schell was the most successful German-speaking actor in English-language films since Emil Jannings, the winner of the first Best Actor Academy Award. Like Jannings, Schell won the Oscar, but unlike him, he was a dedicated anti-Nazi. Indeed, with the exception of Maurice Chevalier and ...

9. Senta Berger

Actress | Unter Verdacht

Senta Berger was born in 1941 in Vienna, Austria to her father Josef Berger who was a musician and her mother Therese Berger, a school teacher. Senta and her father performed together when she was just four years old. She sang and her dad played the piano. At five years old, she took ballet lessons...

10. Fritz Lang

Director | M

Fritz Lang was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1890. His father managed a construction company. His mother, Pauline Schlesinger, was Jewish but converted to Catholicism when Lang was ten. After high school, he enrolled briefly at the Technische Hochschule Wien and then started to train as a painter. ...

11. Laura Bilgeri

Actress | Better Things

Laura Bilgeri is a young actress based in Los Angeles, CA. Born in Vienna, Austria she also partly grew up in northern Italy and spent a lot of time with her family in Paris. Hence her international background, Laura speaks English, German, French and Italian. Bilgeri began her acting career when ...

12. Maria Schell

Actress | Superman

Maria Schell studied in a religious institution in Colmar (Haut-Rhin, France). She received a dramatic training in Zurich, Switzerland. To pay her studies, she was a secretary there. Besides being a film star; Maria appeared in plays in Zurich, Basel, in Vienna (Josefstad Theater), Berlin, Munich (...

13. Bibi Besch

Actress | Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

Bibi Besch was born in Vienna, Austria, to race car driver Gotfrid Köchert and actress Gusti Huber. She was a very busy supporting actress who had worked in television for over twenty years before being nominated for an Emmy Award as a supporting actress for Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992) and ...

14. Anton Walbrook

Actor | The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

This dark, debonair, dashing and extremely distinguished Austrian actor was christened Adolf Wohlbrück in Vienna, the scion of a family of circus clowns. He broke away easily from generations of tradition as the circus life had no appeal whatsoever to Walbrook.

Trained by the legendary director Max ...

15. Nora von Waldstätten

Actress | Schwerkraft

Nora began acting in television and film while she was a student at the Berlin Arts University, where she graduated in 2007. She won the Bunte Magazine "New Faces" award for best young German actress in 2009, and received the Max Ophüls Prize for "Most Promising Actress" in January 2010. Nora is a ...

16. Erich von Stroheim

Actor | Sunset Blvd.

Erich von Stroheim was born Erich Oswald Stroheim in 1885, in Vienna, Austria, to Johanna (Bondy), from Prague, and Benno Stroheim, a hatmaker from Gliwice, Poland. His family was Jewish.

After spending some time working in his father's hat factory, he emigrated to America around 1909. Working in ...

17. Miriam Stein

Actress | Goethe!

Miriam Stein was born on May 10, 1988 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress, known for Young Goethe in Love (2010), Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall (2005) and Generation War (2013).

18. Walter Slezak

Actor | Born to Kill

Tall, portly Viennese character actor Walter Slezak simultaneously pursued two different careers after his arrival in America in 1930: one, as a star of musical comedy on the stage, and another, as a portrayer of villains, impish rogues or pompous buffoons on screen.

Walter was born in May 1902 in ...

19. Karl Markovics

Actor | Die Fälscher

Karl Markovics was born on August 29, 1963 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor and director, known for The Counterfeiters (2007), Breathing (2011) and Superwelt (2015). He is married to Stephanie Taussig. They have two children.

20. Reggie Nalder

Actor | The Man Who Knew Too Much

With a mysterious past and a mouth marred by burns, Reggie Nalder has a unique, if under appreciated, place in the history of cinema. Born Alfred Reginald Natzick in Vienna, Austria, the year of his birth has been a matter of speculation. While his obituary in the New York Times claimed 1922, ...

21. Niki Lauda

Self | Gasoline

Born to a wealthy family in Vienna, Niki Lauda did not use the conventional methods of a man his means to become a world champion race driver. Far from it, his family disapproved and refused to finance his career, but Lauda plodded on, racing in the lesser ranks before getting his first break in ...

22. Leon Askin

Actor | One, Two, Three

As a nine year-old boy, Leon Askin recited a 17-stanza eulogy for Emperor Franz Josef in front of the city hall in Vienna's 9th District. Little did the son of a salesman know then that he would one day be the student of Max Reinhardt and Louise Dumont, and discover Jura Soyfer while directing the ...

23. Oskar Werner

Actor | Fahrenheit 451

Remote, somewhat morose and, as a result, intriguing, Viennese talent Oskar Werner was born in 1922, not far from the birthplace of "Waltz King" Johann Strauss, and christened Oskar Josef Bschließmayer. His parents divorced when he was fairly young.

While growing up, Oskar found performing in school...

24. Susanne Wuest

Actress | Ich seh ich seh

Susanne grew up close to Vienna, Austria. Right after high school she started working at the prestigious "Volkstheater" in Vienna. On the big screen she gained international attention with a leading part in the feature "Antares".

'Antares' (dir: Goetz Spielmann) not only became Austria's submission ...

25. Josef von Sternberg

Director | The Devil Is a Woman

Josef von Sternberg split his childhood between Vienna and New York City. His father, a former soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army, could not support his family in either city; Sternberg remembered him only as "an enormously strong man who often used his strength on me." Forced by poverty to drop ...

26. Jocelyn Lane

Actress | Wonderful Things!

Jocelyn Lane is one of the most stunningly beautiful, and overlooked, actresses to grace the screen. Born Jocelyn Bolton in Austria to British parents in 1937, she was the younger sister of Mara Lane, who was considered one of the most beautiful models in the UK during the early 1950s. Either ...

27. Lotte Lenya

Actress | From Russia with Love

Lotte Lenya was a Tony Award-winning and Academy award-nominated actress and singer who is best remembered for her supporting role as Rosa Klebb in the classic Bond film From Russia with Love (1963).

She was born Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blaumauer on October 18, 1898, in Vienna, Austria (at ...

28. Kurt Kasznar

Actor | Kiss Me Kate

As a young man, Kurt Kasznar enrolled in Max Reinhardt's seminars. He came to the US in the mid-30s in "The Eternal Road," in which he played at least 12 roles. In 1941, he produced the New York show, "Crazy with the Heat." That same year, he was drafted into the army, where he was trained as a ...

29. Joseph Schildkraut

Actor | The Diary of Anne Frank

An imposing Austrian import-turned-matinée idol on the silent screen, Hollywood actor Joseph Schildkraut went on to conquer talking films as well -- with Oscar-winning results. Inclined towards smooth, cunning villainy, his Oscar came instead for his sympathetic portrayal of Captain Alfred Dreyfus ...

30. Oskar Homolka

Actor | The Seven Year Itch

Because of his heavy generically "European" accent and Slavic-sounding surname (not an uncommon one among Czechs or Slovaks), many people assumed Oscar Homolka was Eastern European or Russian. In fact, he was born in Vienna (then Austria-Hungary), the multicultural capital of a large multi-ethnic ...

31. Roland Kickinger

Actor | Terminator Salvation

Roland was born in Vienna, Austria. He spent his childhood in Vienna, where he enjoyed swimming and playing soccer. At the early age of 15 decided he wanted to become a bodybuilder. From that day on, Roland dedicated his life to becoming his very best. While training, Roland continued schooling and...

32. Ulrich Seidl

Director | Paradies: Liebe

Ulrich Seidl was born on November 24, 1952 in Vienna, Austria. He is a director and writer, known for Paradies: Liebe (2012), Paradies: Glaube (2012) and Hundstage (2001). He is married to Veronika Franz.

33. Barbara Valentin

Actress | Welt am Draht

Barbara Valentin was born on December 15, 1940 in Vienna, Austria as Ursula Ledersteger. She was an actress, known for Welt am Draht (1973), Body in the Web (1960) and Fontane Effi Briest (1974). She was married to John Ashton and Helmut Dietl. She died on February 22, 2002 in Munich, Bavaria, ...

34. Franziska Weisz

Actress | Hotel

Franziska Weisz was born on May 4, 1980 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress, known for Hotel (2004), Janus (2013) and Tom und Hacke (2012).

35. Nadja Tiller

Actress | Das Mädchen Rosemarie

Nadja Tiller was born on March 16, 1929 in Vienna, Austria as Maria Nadja Tiller. She is an actress, known for Rosemary (1958), Labyrinth (1959) and Lulu (1962). She was previously married to Walter Giller.

36. Lilia Skala

Actress | Lilies of the Field

Born and raised in Vienna, Austria, Lilia Skala would become a star on two continents. In pre-World War II Austria she starred in famed Max Reinhardt's stage troupe, and in post-war America she would become a notable matronly, award-worthy character star on Broadway and in films. Forced to flee her...

37. Michel Muller

Actor | Wasabi

Michel Muller was born on September 9, 1966 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor and writer, known for Wasabi (2001), Hénaut président (2012) and Promenons-nous dans les bois (2000).

38. Celia Lovsky

Actress | Soylent Green

Daughter of Bretislav Lvovsky (1857-1910), a minor Czech opera composer, Celia was born in Vienna where she trained at the Royal Academy of Arts and Music. She was a rising stage star in Vienna and Berlin in 1929, when she met future husband Peter Lorre. Celia accompanied the Jewish Lorre when he ...

39. Christine Schuberth

Actress | Auch Fummeln will gelernt sein

Christine Schuberth was born on February 11, 1944 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress, known for Auch Fummeln will gelernt sein (1972), Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (1997) and Sensational Janine (1970).

40. Johannes Krisch

Actor | Revanche

Johannes Krisch was born in 1966 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor, known for Revanche (2008), A Cure for Wellness (2016) and 360 (2011).

41. Helmut Dantine

Actor | Edge of Darkness

Actor/director/producer Helmut Dantine was born in Vienna, Austria on October 7, 1917. He made a name for himself as an actor during World War Two playing German soldiers and Nazi villains in Hollywood films, most notably in Mrs. Miniver (1942). The young Dantine was a fervent anti-fascist/...

42. Maria Rohm

Actress | Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab

Maria Rohm is one of the rare gems in the movie business - this is truly her life's work. She started acting on-stage at the famous Vienna Burgtheatre as a child actor from ages 4 through 13. Having performed in such classics as William Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream", Leo Tolstoy's ...

43. Max Steiner

Composer | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Austrian composer who achieved legendary status as the creator of hundreds of classic American film scores. As a child he was astonishingly musically gifted, composing complex works as a teenager and completing the course of study at Vienna's Hochschule fuer Musik und Darstellende Kunst in only one...

44. Arno Frisch

Actor | Funny Games

To the cinema world, Arno Frisch is best known for his two first films under the direction of Michael Haneke, even though his career progressed over the years. He was born in Vienna, on November 13, 1975. Around the age of 17, he was selected by Haneke to act as lead in his second cinema feature. ...

45. Inge Jaklyn

Actress | In Like Flint

Inge Jaklyn was born on May 11, 1941 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress and producer, known for In Like Flint (1967), It Takes a Thief (1968) and Pooltime (2010). She has been married to Milt Altman since 1969.

46. Philipp Karner

Actor | Like You Mean It

Philipp Karner was born on July 15, 1979 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor and writer, known for Like You Mean It (2015), Diving Normal (2013) and Wrong Swipe (2016).

47. Stefan Ruzowitzky

Director | Die Fälscher

Stefan Ruzowitzky was born on December 25, 1961 in Vienna, Austria. He is a director and writer, known for The Counterfeiters (2007), Die Siebtelbauern (1998) and Die Hölle (2017). He has been married to Birgit Sturm since 1999. They have two children.

48. Vanessa Brown

Actress | The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

The attractive daughter of Austrian-Jewish émigrés who fled their homeland to Paris in 1937 before coming to America, "B" actress Vanessa Brown grew up exceptionally fluent in German, French, Italian and English. She auditioned for Lillian Hellman at age 13 sporting a perfect Teutonic accent and ...

49. Walter Mair

Music Department | Lost River

Ivor Novello nominated and Telly award winning composer Walter Mair has created dramatic original scores for feature films, television drama, and narrative-driven interactive entertainment. His latest projects include Oliver Hirschbiegel's 6-part cold war drama, The Same Sky, Universal's ...

50. Walt Gorney

Actor | Friday the 13th

Character actor Walt Gorney was born on April 12, 1912 in Vienna, Austria. He came to the United States when he was ten years old and lived with his family in Massachusetts. He had at least three younger sisters. In 1946, Gorney moved to an apartment in Greenwich Village in New York City. Walt ...


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