The Armenian power in Hollywood

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1. Charles Aznavour

Soundtrack | Eyes Wide Shut

Beloved French chanson entertainer Charles Aznavour, who wrote more than 800 songs, recorded more than 1,000 of them in French, English, German and Spanish and sold over 100 million records in all, was born Chahnour Varinag Aznavourian on May 22, 1924, in Paris, the younger of two children born to ...

2. Cher

Actress | Moonstruck

The beat goes on ... and on ... and as strong as ever for this superstar entertainer who has well surpassed the four-decade mark while improbably transforming herself from an artificial, glossy "flashionplate" singer into a serious, Oscar-worthy, dramatic actress ... and back again! With more ups ...

3. Simon Abkarian

Actor | Casino Royale

Simon Abkarian was born Simone Abkarian on March 5, 1962, in Gonesse, a northeastern suburb of Paris, France, into a French - Armenian family. Young Simon Abkarian grew up in a trilingual environment, he learned French at school in addition to his native Armenian, and also learned English by ...

4. Grégoire Aslan

Actor | Cleopatra

Grégoire Aslan was born on March 28, 1908 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire as Krikor Aslanian. He was an actor and writer, known for Cleopatra (1963), The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) and King of Kings (1961). He was married to Denise Noël and Jacqueline Dumonceau. He died on January 8, 1982 ...

5. Val Avery

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Val Avery was born on July 14, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Sebouh Der Abrahamian. He is known for his work on The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Amityville Horror (1979) and Cobra (1986). He was married to Margot Stevenson. He died on December 12, 2009 in Greenwich Village, Manhattan,...

6. Richard Bakalyan

Actor | Chinatown

Richard Bakalyan was born on January 29, 1931 in Watertown, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Chinatown (1974), The Fox and the Hound (1981) and Von Ryan's Express (1965). He was married to Elizabeth Lena (Betty Lee) Baumann. He died on February 27, 2015 in Elmira, New York,...

7. Adrienne Barbeau

Actress | Escape from New York

Adrienne Jo Barbeau is an American actress and author best known for her roles on the TV series Maude (1972) and in horror films, especially those directed by John Carpenter, with whom she was once married. She was born on June 11, 1945 in Sacramento, California, the daughter of an executive for ...

8. Eric Bogosian

Actor | Talk Radio

Originally a theater performer, Eric Bogosian has also made a contribution to film, applying his writing skills to several pictures, including his famous play, "Talk Radio", which was turned into a movie in 1988.

Bogosian was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, to Edwina (Jamgochian), a hairdresser, and ...

9. Ken Davitian

Actor | Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Ken Davitian was born on June 19, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Kenneth Davitian. He is an actor and producer, known for Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006), Get Smart (2008) and S.W.A.T. (2003). He has been married to Ellen Baca ...

10. Armen Dzhigarkhanyan

Actor | Mesto vstrechi izmenit nelzya

Dzhigarkhanyan was awarded the Armenian Republican State Prize in 1975 for "Triangle" and again in 1979 for "Snow in Mourning." He was named People's Artist of the Soviet Union in 1985. Dzhigarkhanyan began his acting career in 1955 at the Russian Stanislavsky Theater in Yerevan, and in 1967 moved ...

11. Sid Haig

Actor | House of 1000 Corpses

Tall, bald and nearly always bearded, Sid Haig has provided hulking menace to many a low-budget exploitation film and high-priced action film.

Sid Haig was born Sidney Eddie Mosesian on July 14, 1939 in Fresno, California, a screaming ball of hair. His parents, Roxy (Mooradian) and Haig Mosesian, an...

12. David Hedison

Actor | Live and Let Die

David Hedison was born Albert David Hedison, Jr. in Providence, Rhode Island, where his father owned a jewelry enameling business. He decided he wanted to be an actor after seeing Blood and Sand (1941). He started out in the theater as "Al Hedison", receiving a Theatre World Award for most ...

13. Tulip Joshi

Actress | Kabhi Kahin...

Tulip was born in Bombay, India, to a Hindu Gujerati father and a Christian Lebanese mother. As a result she has practiced both Hinduism and Christianity. She participated in and excelled in sports activities. She studied in Bombay, and went to graduate from Mithibai College in Food and Chemistry. ...

14. Dmitriy Kharatyan

Actor | Na Deribasovskoy khoroshaya pogoda, ili Na Brayton-Bich opyat idut dozhdi

Dmitriy Kharatyan was born on January 21, 1960 in Almalyk, Tashkent Oblast, Uzbek SSR, USSR as Dmitri Vadimovich Kharatyan. He is an actor and producer, known for Na Deribasovskoy khoroshaya pogoda, ili Na Brayton-Bich opyat idut dozhdi (1993), Vivat, gardemariny! (1991) and Gardemariny III (1992)....

15. Andrea Martin

Actress | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Andrea Martin was born on January 15, 1947 in Portland, Maine, USA as Andrea Louise Martin. She is an actress and writer, known for My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) and SCTV Network (1981).

16. Michael Poghosian

Actor | If Only Everyone

Michael Poghosian was born on May 31, 1965 in Yerevan, Armenian SSR, USSR as Mikael Movsesi Poghosyan. He is an actor and producer, known for If Only Everyone (2012), Thank You, Dad (2014) and Lorik (2018).

17. Vahram Sahakyan

Writer | Mer verje

Vahram Sahakyan is a writer and director, known for Mer verje (1999) and Khatabalada (1997).

18. Adam Sevani

Actor | Step Up 3D

Adam Sevani was born on June 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Adam Manucharian. He is an actor, known for Step Up 3D (2010), Step Up 2: The Streets (2008) and Step Up All In (2014).

19. Akim Tamiroff

Actor | Touch of Evil

Though born in Russia and having a Russian-sounding name, Akim Tamiroff is actually of Armenian descent. At 19 he decided to pursue acting as a career and was chosen from among 500 applicants to the Moscow Art Theater School. There he studied under the great Konstantin Stanislavski, and launched a ...

20. Michael Vartan

Actor | Alias

Michael Vartan came to international acclaim with his starring role as 'Agent Michael Vaughn' on the worldwide hit ABC series, "Alias," which ran for five seasons. With upcoming film and television roles, he continues to explore the different facets of his talent and versatility.

Vartan currently ...

21. Dita Von Teese

Actress | The Death of Salvador Dali

Dita Von Teese was born on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan, USA as Heather Renée Sweet. She is an actress, known for The Death of Salvador Dali (2005). She was previously married to Marilyn Manson.

22. Angela Sarafyan

Actress | The Immigrant

Angela Sarafyan is an Armenian American actress. She has appeared as a guest-star in several television series such as Judging Amy (1999) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996).

Sarafyan has acted in the feature films: On the Doll (2007), Kabluey (2007), The Informers (2008), A Beautiful Life (2008), ...

23. Andy Serkis

Actor | War for the Planet of the Apes

English film actor, director and author Andy Serkis is known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001-2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), ...

24. Hrant Dink

Writer | Kertenkele

Hrant Dink was born on September 15, 1954 in Malatya, Turkey. He was a writer, known for Kertenkele (2009) and Screamers (2006). He was married to Rakel Yagbasan. He died on January 19, 2007 in Istanbul, Turkey.

25. Kirk Kerkorian

Producer | The Promise

Kirk Kerkorian was born on June 6, 1917 in Fresno, California, USA as Kerkor Kerkorian. He was a producer, known for The Promise (2016) and Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story (2008). He was married to Lisa Bonder, Jean Maree Hardy, Hilda Schmidt and Una Davis. He died on June 15, 2015 in ...



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