List of Famous people born in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Karim Mostafa Benzema is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club Real Madrid and the France national team. Known for his aerial ability, workrate, playmaking and finishing, Benzema is considered to be one of the best strikers in the world.
Aminata Diallo is a French footballer who plays as a midfielder for Division 1 Féminine club Paris Saint-Germain.
Michel Bernard Barnier is a French politician serving as the European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom since November 2019. He previously served as Chief Negotiator - Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 TEU from October 2016 to November 2019.
Olivier Jonathan Giroud is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Chelsea and the France national team. Described by pundits as one of the best strikers of his generation, despite his lack of pace, Giroud is known for his prolific goal scoring abilities, he is also widely recognised for his stunning 'scorpion kick' goal that won him the FIFA Puskás Award.
Bernard Oulion, known professionally as Bernard Lavilliers, is a French singer-songwriter and actor.
Eric Sylvain Abidal is a French former professional footballer who played as a left back or centre back.
Kurt Happy Zouma is a French professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Chelsea and the France national team.
Olivier Véran is a French neurologist and politician who has been serving as Minister of Solidarity and Health in the governments of successive Prime Ministers Édouard Philippe and Jean Castex since 2020. A member of La République En Marche! (REM), he previously was the member of the National Assembly for the first constituency of the Isère department from 2017 until 2020.
Nabilla Leona Benattia, better known as Nabilla Vergara,, is a Franco-Algerian-Italian model and reality TV personality. She has appeared in L'Amour est aveugle (2009), Hollywood Girls (2012–2014), Les Anges de la télé-réalité (2012–2013) and her own TV show Allo Nabilla (2013–2014).
Benjamin Biolay is a French singer, songwriter, musician, actor and record producer. He is the brother of singer Coralie Clément—whose two albums he wrote and produced—and the ex-husband of Chiara Mastroianni, the daughter of Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroianni.