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
|Boris Kodjoe||March 8, 1973||Austrian, German, Ghanaian||Boris Kodjoe is a German-Ghanaian actor from Austria|
|Walter Kohn||March 9, 1923||Austrian||Nobel Laureate Walter Kohn was an Austrian-born American theoretical chemist and physicist|
|Niki Lauda||February 22, 1949||Austrian||Niki Lauda is an Austrian Formula One driver and a three time ‘F1 World Champion’|
|Ernst Kaltenbrunner||October 4, 1903||Austrian||Ernst Kaltenbrunner was an Austrian Nazi Party leader during World War II|
|Heinrich Harrer||July 6, 1912||Austrian||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.|
|Reina Triendl||January 23, 1992||Austrian, Japanese||Reina Triendl is a Japanese fashion model, actor, and tarento|
|Simon Wiesenthal||December 31, 1908||Austrian||Simon Wiesenthal was an Austrian writer and a famous Nazi hunter|
|John Banner||January 28, 1910||American||John Banner was an actor known for his role in the series ‘Hogan’s Heroes’|
|Wolfgang Puck||July 8, 1949||Austrian||Wolfgang Puck is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur and the founder of Wolfgang Puck Companies|
|Maria Altmann||February 18, 1916||Austrian, American||Maria Altmann was an Austrian-American Jewish refugee who escaped Nazi occupied Austria and took refuge in America|