Birth Place Matching "Budapest, Hungary" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Catherine Schell

Actress | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Born in Budapest, Hungary, her true name is Katherina Freiin Schell von Bauschlott, the scion of a once wealthy German patrician family. Her father, the Baron Paul Schell von Bauschlott, was a well-respected diplomat until the Nazis confiscated their estates during WWII, while her mother was ...

2. Eva Gabor

Actress | The Rescuers

Eva Gabor was born on February 11, 1919 in Budapest, Hungary, to Jolie Gabor (née Janka Tilleman) and Vilmos Gabor (born Farkas Miklós Grün), a soldier. Her older siblings were Magda Gabor, an actress, and Zsa Zsa Gabor, an actress and socialite. Her parents were both from Jewish families. She went...

3. Ahna Capri

Actress | Enter the Dragon

Beautiful, buxom, and shapely blonde bombshell Ahna Capri was born Anna Marie Nanasi on July 6, 1944 in Budapest, Hungary. Capri moved with her family to the United States when she was a child and started acting in television series at age 11. She made her film debut at age 13 in the Western ...

4. Zsa Zsa Gabor

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Undoubtedly the woman who had come to epitomize what we recognize today as "celebrity", Zsa Zsa Gabor, is better known for her many marriages, personal appearances, her "dahlink" catchphrase, her actions, life gossip, and quotations on men, rather than her film career.

Zsa Zsa Gabor was born Sári ...

5. Andrea Osvárt

Actress | Enas allos kosmos

Andrea was born in Budapest in 1979. She had lived in the countryside of Hungary until 1996 when she won the second place of the national "Look of the Year Competition" which drove her to move to Budapest. After an excellent graduation in an Italian and Hungarian bilingual high school, she spent ...

6. Barbara Palvin

Actress | Hercules

Palvin was born in Budapest. At an early age, Palvin took up football and singing, considering them her favorite hobbies. She was discovered on the streets of Budapest in 2006, at the age of 13. She shot her first editorial in the same year for Spur Magazine. Since, she's graced the covers of ...

7. Michael Curtiz

Director | Casablanca

Curtiz began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912. After WWI, he continued his filmmaking career in Austria and Germany and into the early 1920s when he directed films in other countries in Europe. Moving to the US in 1926, he started making films in Hollywood for Warner...

8. Mickey Hargitay

Actor | Gli amori di Ercole

Mickey Hargitay was born on January 6, 1926 in Budapest, Hungary as Miklós Hargitay. He was an actor, known for The Loves of Hercules (1960), Delirio caldo (1972) and Bloody Pit of Horror (1965). He was married to Ellen Hargitay, Jayne Mansfield and Mary Birge. He died on September 14, 2006 in Los ...

9. Ilona Massey

Actress | Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

Sultry, opulent blonde Hungarian singer Ilona Massey survived an impoverished childhood in Budapest, Hungary to become a glamorous talent both here and abroad. As a dressmaker's apprentice she managed to scrape up money together for singing lessons and first danced in chorus lines, later earning ...

10. Eszter Balint

Actress | Stranger Than Paradise

Eszter Balint (born in Budapest , Hungary) grew up as a member of the avant-garde theatre company Squat Theatre in New York. She has appeared in starring and featured roles in films by Jim Jarmusch, Woody Allen, Steve Buscemi, alongside David Bowie, and in Louis CK's FX TV show Louie, among others....

11. Nóra Trokán

Actress | Day of Wrath

Nóra Trokán was born on August 13, 1986 in Budapest, Hungary. She is known for her work on Game of Swords (2006), The Witcher (2019) and Well (2016).

12. Andrea Sooch

Actress | John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Born in Budapest, Hungary as Andrea Szucs. She is the daughter of a mathematics-physics professor father and a pianist mother whose background is in old Hungarian aristocracy. Andrea started performing at the age of 6 as a child protege violinist and a member of the Hungarian Radio and TV's ...

13. Eva Bartok

Actress | The Crimson Pirate

Eva Bartok was both a beautiful lady and a talented actor whose roots were in classical theater. Her first and only film in Hungary, Mezei próféta (1947) ("Prophet of the Fields"), was banned by communist censorship. Actually her life up to that point had been marked by confusion and ...

14. Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros

Actor | Waxwork

Diminutive 2'9" actor and circus performer Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros was born in 1939 in Budapest, Hungary. Meszaros performed for the Hungarian National Circus prior to coming to America in the 1970's. Not surprisingly, he portrayed circus midgets in both "Big Top Pee-wee" and "Warlock: The ...

15. Géza Röhrig

Actor | Saul fia

Géza Röhrig was born on May 11, 1967 in Budapest, Hungary. He is an actor, known for Son of Saul (2015), To Dust (2018) and Undergods.

16. Ava Cadell

Actress | Gigi Does It

Dr. Ava's personal brand is "Sexual Empowerment". She is a media therapist, author of ten books, global speaker and founder of Lovelogy University.

Dr. Ava, has appeared on hundreds of shows including The Doctors (2008), LA Shrinks (2013), Kendra on Top (2012), Cathouse: The Series (2005), and a ...

17. Paul Lukas

Actor | Watch on the Rhine

Oscar-winning actor Paul Lukas was born in Hungary and graduated from the School for Dramatic Arts. In 1916 he went to Kosice (Kassa) to be an actor; in 1918 he became an actor specializing in comedy. For ten years he was the most popular character player and romantic lead of the company. In 1918 ...

18. István Szabó

Director | Sunshine

Istvan Svabo was the first Hungarian director to win an Oscar (Although a Hungarian-American director, Michael Curtiz [Mihaly Kertesz], also won an Oscar previously for directing Casablanca). He received the award for his 1981 movie Mephisto. In January 2006, it became public that he had been an ...

19. László Nemes

Director | Saul fia

László Nemes was born on 18th Feb. 1977 in Budapest, Hungary. He moved to France at 12 with his mother. He grew up in Paris, where he studied History, International Relations and Political Science at the Institut d'Études Politiques, because he couldn't go to film school. After that he started ...

20. S.Z. Sakall

Actor | Casablanca

Hungarian-born S.Z. Sakall was a veteran of German, Hungarian and British films when he left Europe because of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi movement. In Hollywood from shortly after the outbreak of World War II, Sakall began appearing in comedies and musicals, often playing a lovable if ...

21. Peter Medak

Director | The Changeling

Peter Medak is a Hungarian-born British film director. Born in Budapest, Hungary, then part of the Warsaw Bloc, Medak fled to England at the age of 18 during the bloody uprising against the Soviet regime. He began his career with associated British Picture Corporation in Borehamwood. He studied and...

22. Fernanda Dorogi

Actress | Gemini Man

Fernanda Dorogi was born September 30, 1981 in Budapest, Hungary. Her very first television appearance was at the age of 8. Her family was traveling to visit her grandmother and on route picked up a young woman who was hitchhiking. The young women looked at the two twin girls, Fernanda and Kriszta ...

23. Oscar Beregi Jr.

Actor | Young Frankenstein

Heavyweight Hungarian-born character actor Oscar Beregi Jr.'s best performances were on the small screen, usually as Germanic or Russian heavies. His stock-in-trade villainy was of a cultured or psychological, rather than physical nature, urbane and intellectual, yet inevitably sinister. His father...

24. Hanna Landy

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

Hanna Landy was born on October 5, 1919 in Budapest, Hungary as Ilona Zimka. She was an actress, known for Rosemary's Baby (1968), Being There (1979) and Magnum, P.I. (1980). She was married to William Kerwin, Robert Walker, Ernest Valentine Polutnik, Istvan Hertelendy and Stephen Bekassy. She died...

25. Ildikó Enyedi

Director | Teströl és lélekröl

Ildikó Enyedi was born on November 15, 1955 in Budapest, Hungary. She is a director and writer, known for On Body and Soul (2017), Simon, the Magician (1999) and My Twentieth Century (1989).

26. Anna Gaël

Actress | Nana

Anna Gaël was born on September 27, 1943 in Budapest, Hungary as Anna Abigail Gyarmarthy. She is an actress, known for Take Me, Love Me (1970), The Love Factor (1969) and Via Macau (1966). She has been married to Alexander Thynne since May 9, 1969. They have two children.

27. Ilona Staller

Actress | Senza buccia

Ilona Staller was born on November 26, 1951 in Budapest, Hungary as Elena Anna Staller. She is an actress, known for Senza buccia (1979), Aszex (1990) and Voglia di donna (1978). She was previously married to Jeff Koons.

28. Magda Gabor

Actress | Mai lányok

Magda Gabor was born on June 11, 1915 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Magdolna Gábor. She was an actress, known for Mai lányok (1937), Tokaji rapszódia (1937) and The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950). She was married to Tibor Heltai, George Sanders, Tony Gallucci, Sidney R. Warren, William ...

29. Edina Ronay

Actress | A Study in Terror

Edina Ronay was born in January 1943 in Budapest, Hungary as Edina Maria Ronay. She is an actress, known for A Study in Terror (1965), Five to One (1963) and The Avengers (1961).

30. Szonja Oroszlán

Actress | The Martian

Szonja Oroszlán was born on May 19, 1977 in Budapest, Hungary. She is an actress, known for The Martian (2015), A Kind of America (2002) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008).

31. Éva Magyar

Actress | X: First Class

Éva Magyar was born on July 7, 1961 in Budapest, Hungary. She is an actress, known for X-Men: First Class (2011), Let Me Go (2017) and Villmark 2 (2015).

32. Laura Döbrösi

Actress | Örök tél

Laura Döbrösi was born on January 25, 1993 in Budapest, Hungary. She is an actress, known for Eternal Winter (2018), Easy Living (2015) and Eszter (2017).

33. Andrew G. Vajna

Producer | Evita

Andy Vajna was born in Budapest. In 1956 at the age of 12, he fled from Hungary and with the support of Red Cross he made his way alone to Canada. Vajna launched his career in the entertainment industry with his purchase of motion picture theaters in the Far East. He founded Panasia Films Limited ...

34. Juli Jakab

Actress | Saul fia

Juli Jakab was born in 1988 in Budapest, Hungary. She is a writer and actress, known for Son of Saul (2015), Nekem Budapest (2013) and No Man's Island (2014).

35. Iván Fenyö

Actor | Jarhead

Iván Fenyö was born on June 15, 1979 in Budapest, Hungary. He is an actor, known for Jarhead (2005), A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) and 9 1/2 Dates (2008).

36. Gabor Csupo

Producer | Rugrats

Gabor Csupo is a Hungarian animator, film director, and producer. He has had a long career, but he is better known as the co-founder of animation studio Klasky Csupo. The other major co-founder was his business partner and wife Arlene Klasky.

Csupo was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1952. At the time ...

37. Tibor Takács

Director | Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Tibor Takács was born on September 11, 1954 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a director and writer, known for Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996), My Babysitter's a Vampire (2011) and The Gate (1987).

38. Charles Vidor

Director | Gilda

Hungarian-born Karoly Vidor spent the First World War as a lieutenant in the Austro-Hungarian infantry. Following the armistice, he made his way to Berlin and worked for the German film company Ufa, as editor and assistant director. In 1924, he emigrated to the U.S. and, for several years, earned ...

39. Steffi Duna

Actress | Anthony Adverse

A vintner's daughter, she was trained as a ballet dancer at the Budapest Opera. While still in her teens, she began on stage in amateur theatricals. By the early 1930's, she performed professionally in Salzburg, Berlin and London, appearing in the plays 'Wonder Bar' and 'Words and Music' (with John...

40. Dorothy Martin

Actress | Cornered

Songwriter and vocalist Dorothy Martin has more than just music under her belt. She has been featured in Maxim Magazine, appeared on ABC's Scrubs, and has a leading voiceover and writing role in Eli Roth's Goretorium: Music for the Demented Mind Soundtrack. Dorothy has appeared in independent films...

41. Károly Gesztesi

Actor | A titkos hely

Károly Gesztesi was born on April 16, 1963 in Budapest, Hungary. He was an actor, known for A titkos hely (2003), TV a város szélén (1998) and A Kind of America (2002). He was married to Claudia Liptai, Zsuzsa Csarnóy and Nikoletta Karel. He died on January 4, 2020 in Budapest.

42. Harry Houdini

Actor | The Man from Beyond

The great American escape artist and magician Houdini (immortalized by a memorable performance by Tony Curtis in the eponymous 1953 film) was born Erich Weiss on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary, though he often gave his birthplace as Appleton, Wisconsin, where he was raised. One of five ...

43. Miklós Rózsa

Composer | Ben-Hur

A child prodigy, Miklos Rózsa learned to play the violin at the age of five and read music before he was able to read words. In 1926, he began studying at the Leipzig Conservatory where he was considered a brilliant student. He obtained his doctorate in music in 1930. Moving to Paris the following ...

44. Kata Petõ

Actress | Stone in the River

Kata Petõ was born on October 27, 1979 in Budapest, Hungary. She is an actress, known for Stone in the River (2015), The Witcher (2019) and Kojot (2017).

45. Zsófia Bujáki

Actress | Treadstone

Zsófia Bujáki was born on April 3, 2001 in Budapest, Hungary. She is an actress, known for Treadstone (2019), X. (2018) and Alvilág (2019).

46. Janos Prohaska

Actor | Bikini Beach

Janos Prohaska was born on October 10, 1919 in Budapest, Hungary. He is known for his work on Bikini Beach (1964), Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and The Outer Limits (1963). He was married to Irene M . Knoke. He died on March 13, 1974 in Bishop, California, USA.

47. Gyula Pados

Cinematographer | Kontroll

Gyula Pados is a Hungarian born, Los Angeles based Director of Photography who has worked on dozens of incredibly successful films, music videos, and international commercial campaigns. His European carrier started with the Hungarian film KONTROLL that won the Gold Hugo Award at the Chicago ...

48. György Pálfi

Director | Taxidermia

György Pálfi was born on April 11, 1974 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a director and writer, known for Taxidermia (2006), Hukkle (2002) and Free Fall (2014).

49. Eszter Ónodi

Actress | Boldog születésnapot!

Eszter Ónodi was born on February 17, 1973 in Budapest, Hungary as Eszter Kovács. She is an actress, known for Happy Birthday! (2003), Aglaya (2012) and Az alkimista és a szüz (1999).

50. Robert Lantos

Producer | Eastern Promises

In 1972, when he was still a student at McGill University, Robert Lantos co-founded the company that grew into Alliance Communications Corporation, which for 25 years was Canada's largest film and television production / distribution company and a leading specialty broadcaster. He was Alliance's ...


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