List of Famous people born in Algiers Province, Algeria
Sofia Boutella is an Algerian-French actress, model, and dancer.
Michèle Cortes de Leone y Fabianera, better known as her stage name Françoise Fabian, is a French film actress. She has appeared in more than 80 films since 1956. In 1971, Fabian signed the Manifesto of the 343, publicly declaring having had an abortion.
Marlène Jobert is a French actress and author.
Maryse Wolinski is a French writer and journalist. She is the widow of cartoonist Georges Wolinski who died on 7 January 2015 during the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris.
Jacques Attali is a French economic and social theorist, writer, political adviser and senior civil servant, who served as a counselor to President François Mitterrand from 1981 to 1991 and was the first head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 1991-1993. In 1997, upon the request of education minister Claude Allègre, he proposed a reform of the higher education degrees system. In 2008-2010, he led the government committee on how to ignite the growth of the French economy, under President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Islam Slimani is an Algerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Ligue 1 club Lyon and the Algeria national team.
Patrick Timsit is a French comedian, writer and film director. He has been nominated for 4 César Awards, three times as an actor and once as a writer. He is best known for the French comedy Un indien dans la ville.
Bruno Carette (1956–1989) was a French humorist. He was a member and founder of the group of comedians Les Nuls alongside Alain Chabat, Chantal Lauby and Dominique Farrugia.
Daniel Auteuil is a French actor and director who has appeared in a wide range of film genres, including period dramas, romantic comedies, and crime thrillers. In 1996 he won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival together with Belgian actor Pascal Duquenne. He is also the winner of two César Awards for Best Actor, one in 1987 as Ugolin Soubeyran in Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources and one for his role in Girl on the Bridge. For his role in Jean de Florette he also won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Auteuil is considered one of France's most respected actors.
Guy Bedos was a French screenwriter, stand-up comedian and actor. He was a French man born in Algeria, a former French colony. He is identified as a Pied-Noir, name given to the French people by the Algerians in assimilation with the French legionnaires who wore black boots. At Music-Hall, he interpreted various sketches of authors like him. He developed a regularly updated political satire. This satire affected mostly right-wing politicians, his "friends" of the left also suffer from his cutting reflections.
Lyna Khoudri is an Algerian-French actress. For her role in the Sofia Djama-directed film Les Bienheureux (2017), she won the Orizzonti Award for Best Actress at the 74th Venice International Film Festival and received a César Award nomination for Most Promising Actress.
Marthe Villalonga is a French actress. She was born in Fort-de-l'Eau, Algeria.
Paul Belmondo was a French sculptor. He is the father of the actor Jean-Paul Belmondo.
Henri Parot is a member of the Basque separatist group ETA. He was born in Algiers in 1958, the son of a Basque-French marriage that migrated to Algeria. When the Algerian War ended and he was three years old, he returned to France and in the Basque-French city of Bayona when he was 16 years old, where he learned the Basque language.
Élizabeth Teissier, née Germaine Élizabeth Hanselmann is a French astrologer and former model and actress. Between 1975 and 1976, she created a daily horoscope on French television channel Antenne 2, and in 1981, she launched the Astro Show television programme in Germany. Her personal clients included former President of France François Mitterrand, and she has published several books on astrology. A test that compared her predictions against common sense and chance failed to show any evidence of her having any special powers.
Mehdi Cerbah was an Algerian footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Didier Bourdon is a French Algerian-born actor, screenwriter and film director.
Tayeb Meziani is an Algerian footballer who plays for Espérance Sportive de Tunis.
Bruno Bonnell is a French businessman and politician of La République En Marche! (LREM) who was elected to the French National Assembly on 18 June 2017. He is co-founder of Infogrames Entertainment SA.
Annie Cohen-Solal, is a French historian and writer. For ever, she has been tracking down interactions between art, literature and society with an intercultural twist. After Sartre : A Life (1987) became an international success, she became French cultural counselor in the US, where she held her position from 1989 to 1992. At the crossroads of disciplinary fields, she focuses on the agents responsible for modern symbolic circulations.