Birth Place Matching "Czech Republic" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Karel Roden
Actor | RocknRolla
Karel Roden is an internationally known actor who was most recently seen in the United States in director Jaume Collet-Serra's "Orphan," starring Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard, and in Guy Ritchie's "RocknRolla," opposite Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson and Thandie Newton. His work can also be seen ...
Actress | Casino Royale
Stunningly beautiful and charismatic blonde Barbara Bouchet was born Barbel Goutscherola on August 15th, 1943 in Liberec, Czechoslovakia, known as Reichenberg, during the German occupation. Her father, Fritz, was a war photographer.
Her family was forced to leave the country when Barbara was a ...
3. Milos Forman
Director | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Milos Forman was born Jan Tomas Forman in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, to Anna (Svabova), who ran a summer hotel, and Rudolf Forman, a professor. During World War II, his parents were taken away by the Nazis, after being accused of participating in the underground resistance. His father died in ...
Actor | The Equalizer
Vladimir Kulich is known for his work in The Equalizer, Vikings, 13th Warrior, Smoking' Aces, Ironclad,The X Files, and as the voice of Ulfric Stormcloak in one of the most successful video games of all time, Skyrim-The Elder Scrolls. He has given memorable performances opposite academy award ...
5. Herbert Lom
Actor | The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Herbert Lom was born Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchacevich Schluderpacheru on September 11, 1917. He made his film debut in the Czech film Woman Below the Cross (1937) and played supporting and, occasionally, lead roles. His career picked up in the 1940s and he played, among other roles, Napoleon ...
Actress | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Karolina Kurkova is a supermodel best known for her work as a Victoria's Secrets lingerie model. She has appeared in nine Victoria's Secret Fashion shows between 2000 and 2010 and was named a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2005. She has graced the covers of such notable fashion magazines as Vogue, Elle...
Actress | Dune
Barbora Kodetová was born on September 6, 1970 in Prague, Czechoslovakia as Barbara Kodetová. She is an actress and writer, known for Dune (2000), Tristan & Isolde (2006) and Children of Dune (2003). She has been married to Pavel Sporcl since May 1, 2015. They have two children.
9. David Nykl
Actor | Stargate: Atlantis
Prague born, Vancouver native, David Nykl arrived in Canada at age two when his family immigrated from Czechoslovakia after the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact invasion of what was then Czechoslovakia.
David started early as an actor in Vancouver: community theatre, small TV parts, and classes in dance and ...
10. Ivana Trump
Actress | The First Wives Club
Ivana Trump was born on February 20, 1949 in Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia as Ivana Marie Zelnícková. She is an actress, known for The First Wives Club (1996), Pan Tau (1970) and Ivana Trump's For Love Alone (1996). She was previously married to Rossano Rubicondi, Riccardo Mazzucchelli, Donald Trump ...
11. Vera Ralston
Actress | Storm Over Lisbon
After achieving modest fame as an ice skater in her native Czechoslovakia, Vera Hruba was brought to America by Republic Pictures head Herbert J. Yates, who hoped to turn her into the next Sonja Henie. After featuring her in several Ice Capades movies, he added "Ralston" to her name and tried to ...
12. Jan Rubes
Actor | Witness
Jan Rubes was born in Volyne, Czechoslovakia, to Ruzena (Kellnerová) and Jan Rubes. After graduating in 1945 from the Conservatory of Music in Prague, he went on to join the Prague Opera House as their youngest basso singer. He also performed at the Pilsen Opera House in leading roles in his early ...
13. Karel Dobrý
Actor | Mission: Impossible
Karel Dobry, born 1969, is an award winning Czech film and stage actor. He has been critically acclaimed for his portrayals of complex characters. Karel was awarded the Czech Lion in 2019 for best leading actor. He was raised in Prague and spent part of his childhood in Syria. He is fluent in ...
14. George Voskovec
Actor | 12 Angry Men
Czech actor/producer/director/author George Voskovec was born Jirí Wachsmann on June 19, 1905, the son of Jirina Valentina Marie (nee Pinkasová) and Vilem Eduard Voskovec (Wachsmann). His ancestry was Czech, German, and French. Prior to George's birth, the spelling of the family name was Vaksman (...
15. Francis Lederer
Actor | One Rainy Afternoon
Frantisek Lederer was born on November 6th, 1899, in Czechoslovakia. His father was a leather merchant, and young Frantisek began his working life as a department store delivery boy in Prague. He fell in love with acting from a young age, and was soon on stage touring Moravia and then all over ...
17. Jan Svankmajer
Director | Otesánek
After studying at the Institute of Industrial Arts and the Marionette Faculty of the Prague Academy of Fine Arts in the 1950s, Jan Svankmajer started working as a theatre director, chiefly in association with the Theatre of Masks and the Black Theatre. He first experimented with film-making after ...
18. Tom Stoppard
Writer | Shakespeare in Love
Tom Stoppard was born on July 3, 1937 in Zlín, Czechoslovakia as Tomas Straussler. He is a writer and producer, known for Shakespeare in Love (1998), Brazil (1985) and Anna Karenina (2012). He has been married to Sabrina Guinness since 2014. He was previously married to Miriam Stoppard and Jose ...
19. Anna Geislerová
Actress | Anthropoid
Born in 1976 in Prague, this prolific actress debuted before the cameras at the early age of 14. Also a top model, Anna Geislerová already has an impressive career behind her (110 films, TV films or series episodes in early 2013!) and has received several awards for her remarkable performances, ...
20. Klára Issová
Actress | Killing Jesus
Klara was born in 1979 in Prague to a Czech mother and a Syrian father. Acting soon proved to be her calling, and she followed her early drama lessons by enrolling at the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. Her first major role came when she was only 15 in the movie Indianske leto (Indian Summer, 1995),...
21. Dagmar Lassander
Actress | Shark: Rosso nell'oceano
Dagmar Lassander was born on June 16, 1943 in Prague, Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia as Dagmar Regine Hader. She is an actress, known for Devil Fish (1984), Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970) and I racconti fantastici di Edgar Allan Poe (1979).
22. Florence Marly
Actress | Krakatit
Highly alluring Czech-born actress Florence Marly, born on June 2, 1919, initially expressed intentions of being an opera singer. At the age of 18, however, she was discovered by the 33-year-old renown French director Pierre Chenal while a student of art and literature at the Sorbonne. Chenal put ...
23. Lída Baarová
Actress | Die Fledermaus
Lída Baarová was born on September 14, 1914 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary as Ludmila Babková. She was an actress, known for Die Fledermaus (1937), Jsem devce s certem v tele (1933) and Virginity (1937). She was married to Kurt Lundwall and Jan Kopecky. She died on October 28, 2000 in Salzburg...
24. Petr Jákl
Actor | xXx
Petr Jákl was born on September 14th 1973 in the Czech Republic and got a master degree at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport at the Charles University in Prague. From his childhood Petr devoted himself to sports and he became the Champion of the Czech ...
25. Petra Nemcova
Actress | Absolument fabuleux
Petra Nemcova was born on June 24, 1979 in Karviná, Czechoslovakia. She is an actress, known for Absolutely Fabulous (2001), A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008) and The Russian Winter (2012). She has been married to Benjamin Larretche since 2019. They have one child.
26. Jitka Cvancarová
Actress | The Painted Bird
Jitka Cvancarová was born on March 23, 1978 in Melník, Czechoslovakia. She is an actress, known for The Painted Bird (2019), Men in Hope (2011) and I Wake Up Yesterday (2012). She has been married to Petr Cadek since September 24, 2011. They have one child.
Director | Komödianten
Georg Wilhelm Pabst is considered by many to be the greatest director of German cinema, in his era. He was especially appreciated by actors and actresses for the humane way in which he treated them. This was in contrast to some of his contemporaries, such as Arnold Fanck, who have been ...
30. Karel Reisz
Director | Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Karel Reisz was born on July 21, 1926 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. He was a director and producer, known for Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) and Morgan! (1966). He was married to Betsy Blair and Julia Coppard. He died on November 25, 2002 in London, ...
Actress | Xia dao lian meng
Martina Navratilova was born on October 18, 1956 in Revnice, Czechoslovakia as Martina Subertová. She is an actress, known for The Adventurers (2017), Will & Grace (1998) and Married to a celebrity: the survival guide (2017). She has been married to Julia Lemigova since December 15, 2014.
Actress | La muerte enamorada
Born in the pre-war Prague, young Miroslava Sternova (or simply Miroslava, as she was known in her film career) was brought to Mexico by her parents in the late 30s, leaving her childhood, her native Czechoslovakia and her beloved grandma. After winning a beauty contest in Mexico City, Miroslava ...
37. Jirí Menzel
Director | Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále
Jirí Menzel was born on February 23, 1938 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is an actor and director, known for I Served the King of England (2006), Closely Watched Trains (1966) and Larks on a String (1969). He has been married to Olga Menzelová-Kelymanová since 2004.
38. Jana Brejchová
Actress | Kráska v nesnázích
Jana Brejchová was born on January 20, 1940 in Prague, Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia. She is an actress and writer, known for Beauty in Trouble (2006), Higher Principle (1960) and The House in Karp Lane (1965). She was previously married to Jirí Zahajský, Vlastimil Brodský, Ulrich Thein and ...
39. Edgar G. Ulmer
Director | The Naked Dawn
Edgar G. Ulmer was born on September 17, 1904 in Olmütz, Moravia, Austria-Hungary as Edgar George Ulmer. He was a director and writer, known for The Naked Dawn (1955), The Black Cat (1934) and Isle of Forgotten Sins (1943). He was married to Shirley Ulmer and Joan Warner. He died on September 30, ...
40. Ladislav Beran
While studying in Prague, Ladislav turned out to be a brilliant dancer and choreographer. After appearing various dancing shows, musicals and stage plays since 1991, he made the step to acting and choreographing zombie-, dancing- and animal movements in movies.
In 2001 he had his first big project ...
42. Vera Chytilová
Director | Dedictví aneb Kurvahosigutntag
Vera Chytilová was born on February 2, 1929, in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic). She studied philosophy and architecture in Brno for two years, then worked as a technical draftsman, a designer, a fashion model, a photo re-toucher, then worked as a clapper girl for Barrandov Film ...
44. Ivan Passer
Director | Intimní osvetlení
Ivan Passer was one of the key authors of the "new wave" of Czech cinema, a group of young people who forged an energetic and transgressive film movement in the 1960s, breaking away from the precepts of hard socialist realism. Passer was not only the author of the scenarios of his own films, but he...
45. Eva Josefíková
Actress | Fair Play
Eva Josefiková was born in Uherske Hradiste where she studied at the local gymnasium. She started her theatrical career in 1999 as a student of literature and dramatic studies at Elementary school of Art at Uherske Hradiste. She was an active member of "Dohrali jsme" (That's a wrap) theatrical ...
47. Dana Morávková
Actress | Van Helsing
Dana Morávková was born on July 29, 1971 in Písek, Czechoslovakia. She is an actress, known for Van Helsing (2004), The Loves of Kafka (1988) and A Village Romeo and Juliet (1992). She has been married to Petr Malásek since October 18, 1996. They have one child.
49. Karl Freund
Cinematographer | Metropolis
Karl Freund, an innovative director of photography responsible for development of the three-camera system used to shoot television situation comedies, was born on January 16, 1890, in the Bohemian city of Koeniginhof, then part of the Austria-Hungarian Empire (now known as Dvur Kralove in the Czech...
50. Karel Zeman
Writer | Baron Prásil
Karel Zeman was a Czech film director, screenwriter, and animator. He is primarily remembered for creating fantasy and science fiction films which combined live-action and animation.
In 1910, Zeman was born in the village of Ostromer in Austria-Hungary. The village is located near the town of Nova ...