Famous Austrian - Austrian Celebrities

Cultured, refined and sophisticated, Austrians are among the world’s most modern people. In fact the nation boasts of having the highest percentage of working women in its population as compared to any other country. Hard working and disciplined, the Austrians place a great deal of value on punctuality. Austrians are famous for their creativity and love of art. Gustav Klimt, the symbolist painter co-founded the Vienna Secession movement which revolutionized art not just in Europe, but also impacted artists from all over the world. A naturally beautiful country, Austria has been further beautified by the lovely buildings and structures designed by its eminent architects like Hans Hollein, Carl Holzmann and Clemens Holzmeister.

Find out more about the greatest Austrians, including Marie Antoinette, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sigmund Freud, Niki Lauda and Franz Kafka.

The Most Famous Austrian

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Boris KodjoeMarch 8, 1973Austrian, German, GhanaianBoris Kodjoe is a German-Ghanaian actor from Austria
Walter KohnMarch 9, 1923AustrianNobel Laureate Walter Kohn was an Austrian-born American theoretical chemist and physicist
Niki LaudaFebruary 22, 1949AustrianNiki Lauda is an Austrian Formula One driver and a three time ‘F1 World Champion’
Ernst KaltenbrunnerOctober 4, 1903AustrianErnst Kaltenbrunner was an Austrian Nazi Party leader during World War II
Heinrich HarrerJuly 6, 1912AustrianHeinrich Harrer was an Austrian mountaineer who was a part of the team that made the first ascent of the formidable north wall of the Eiger.
Reina TriendlJanuary 23, 1992Austrian, JapaneseReina Triendl is a Japanese fashion model, actor, and tarento
Simon WiesenthalDecember 31, 1908AustrianSimon Wiesenthal was an Austrian writer and a famous Nazi hunter
John BannerJanuary 28, 1910AmericanJohn Banner was an actor known for his role in the series ‘Hogan’s Heroes’
Wolfgang PuckJuly 8, 1949AustrianWolfgang Puck is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur and the founder of Wolfgang Puck Companies
Maria AltmannFebruary 18, 1916Austrian, AmericanMaria Altmann was an Austrian-American Jewish refugee who escaped Nazi occupied Austria and took refuge in America

Ernst Kaltenbrunner

Ernst Kaltenbrunner was an Austrian Nazi Party leader during World War II

AustrianOctober 4, 1903427 views

Walter Kohn

Nobel Laureate Walter Kohn was an Austrian-born American theoretical chemist and physicist

AustrianMarch 9, 1923869 views

Fred Zinnemann

Fred Zinnemann was an Austrian-born American film maker who won four ‘Academy Awards’

AustrianApril 29, 190774 views

Heinrich Harrer

Heinrich Harrer was an Austrian mountaineer who was a part of the team that made the first ascent of the formidable north wall of the Eiger.

AustrianJuly 6, 1912401 views

Karl von Frisch

Karl von Frisch was an Austrian ethologist who received a share of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973

AustrianNovember 20, 1886222 views

Albert Szent-Györgyi

Albert von Szent-Györgyi Nagyrápolt was a Hungarian born American physiologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937.

AustrianSeptember 16, 1893173 views

Róbert Bárány

Róbert Bárány was an Austro-Hungarian otologist whoreceived the ‘Nobel Prize for Physiology’ or Medicine in 1914

AustrianApril 22, 1876110 views

Oskar Werner

Oskar Werner was an Austrian actor

Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev was a Soviet ballet dancer, considered a prominent figure of the art in the 20th century.

AustrianMarch 17, 1938195 views

Kurt Waldheim

Kurt Josef Waldheim was an Austrian politician and diplomat, who served as Secretary General of the United Nations and the President of Austria

AustrianDecember 21, 1918108 views