List of Famous people born in Central District, Israel
Gal Gadot Varsano is an Israeli actress, producer, and model. At age 18, she was crowned Miss Israel 2004. She then served two years in the Israel Defense Forces as a soldier, after which she began studying at the IDC Herzliya college, while building her modelling and acting careers.
Shira Haas is an Israeli actress. She initially gained national prominence for her roles in local film and television, having won two Israeli Academy Awards out of five nominations since 2014. In 2020, she gained international acclaim for her role in the Netflix miniseries Unorthodox, for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. In the same year, Haas won the Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best International Actress for her performance in the 2020 Israeli drama film Asia.
Bar Refaeli is an Israeli model, television host, actress, and entrepreneur. She is considered among the most internationally successful models to come from Israel, appearing on the cover of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and being voted No. 1 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list of 2012. As a television host, Refaeli has hosted The X Factor Israel since 2013 and co-hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv.
Netta Barzilai, also known mononymously as Netta, is an Israeli singer, recording artist and looping artist. After winning the fifth season of HaKokhav HaBa, she earned the right to represent her country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. On 12 May 2018, she won the contest, held in Lisbon, Portugal, with her song "Toy", marking Israel's fourth win in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Eran Zahavi is an Israeli professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or as a striker for PSV Eindhoven and the Israel national football team.
Nikita Ilyich Khaykin is an Israeli-born Russian association footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Bodø/Glimt.
Linoy Ashram is an Israeli individual rhythmic gymnast. She is the All-around Olympic gold medalist at the Rhythmic gymnastics at the 2020 Summer Olympics, the 2018 World All-around silver medalist, two-time World All-around bronze medalist, the 2020 European All-around champion, and the 2019 European Games All-around silver medalist. She is the third Israeli athlete and first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in any sport, and the first Israeli rhythmic gymnast to win an Olympic medal of any color.
Omri Moshe Casspi is an Israeli professional basketball player for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League and EuroLeague. He plays the small forward position, but can play also at the power forward position.
Pinhas "Pini" Zahavi is an Israeli football agent.
Tal Ben Haim
Tal Ben Haim is an Israeli footballer who currently plays at Beitar Jerusalem and the Israel national football team. He can play at either centre back or right back. He has played for Maccabi Tel Aviv, Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea, Manchester City, Sunderland, Portsmouth, West Ham United, Queens Park Rangers, Standard Liége and Charlton Athletic.
Idan Raichel is an Israeli singer-songwriter and musician known for his "Idan Raichel Project", distinctive for its fusion of electronics, traditional Hebrew texts, and diverse musical influences. Prior to the project, Raichel was a keyboardist, collaborating with artists such as Ivri Lider.
Avraham "Avram" Grant is an Israeli football manager. Grant has spent the majority of his career coaching and managing in Israel, winning a number of national league and cup victories with different teams, and also managing the Israeli national team for four years.
Liel Abada is an Israeli footballer who plays as a winger and centre forward for Scottish club Celtic.
Gali Atari is an Israeli singer and actress. Atari won the Eurovision Song Contest 1979 which was held in Jerusalem, as part of Milk and Honey.
Eden Sharav is an Israeli-Scottish professional snooker player.
Imri Ziv, also known as IMRI, is an Israeli singer and voice actor. After winning HaKokhav HaBa, he represented Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev with the song "I Feel Alive" finishing in 3rd place in the second semi-finals and in 23rd place in the finals.
Tamar Gozansky is an Israeli politician.
Beny Steinmetz is an Israeli businessman, with a portfolio in diamond-mining, and real estate.
Lieutenant Colonel Ron Arad, was an Israeli Air Force weapon systems officer (WSO) who is officially classified as missing in action since October 1986. Arad was lost on a mission over Lebanon, captured by Shiite group Amal and was later handed over to the Hezbollah.
Idan Maimon is an Israeli former handball player, and currently the head coach of Hapoel Rishon Lezion. Maimon was the captain of the Israeli national handball team, and the all-time top goalscorer of the Israeli handball with more than 3,000 goals. He's considered to the best Israeli handball player of all-time. Maimon usually played in the right-back position, but also played as center-back. Maimon wore the shirt no. 9.