List of Famous people born in Czech Republic
Ivana Marie Trump is a Czech-American businesswoman, media personality, fashion designer, author, and former model. She lived in Canada in the 1970s before relocating to the United States where she married Donald Trump in 1977. She held key managerial positions in The Trump Organization as vice president of interior design, as CEO and president of Trump's Castle casino resort, and as manager of the Plaza Hotel.
Libuše Šafránková is a Czech actress. Her husband is actor Josef Abrhám.
Jiří Procházka is a Czech ice dancer. He is the 2005 Czech champion with Diana Janošťáková, 2002 and 2003 champion with Veronika Morávková, and 1999 champion with Gabriela Hrázská.
Daniel Křetínský is a Czech billionaire businessman and lawyer, who is the chief executive officer (CEO) and 94% owner of Energetický a průmyslový holding (EPH), the largest energy group in Central Europe and co-owner and president of football club AC Sparta Prague.
Karolína Plíšková is a Czech professional tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 in singles, reaching the top of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings on 17 July 2017 and holding the position for eight weeks. She is currently ranked No. 6 in the world as of October 2020 and has been ranked inside the top 10 continuously since late 2016. On 31 October 2016, she peaked at world No. 11 in the doubles rankings.
Petra Kvitová is a Czech professional tennis player. Known for her powerful left-handed groundstrokes and variety, Kvitová turned professional in 2006 and has won 27 career singles titles, two of which are Grand Slam titles, the Wimbledon Championships in 2011 and in 2014. She also won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Her career-high ranking of world No. 2 was reached on 31 October 2011.
Princess Michael of Kent
Princess Michael of Kent is a member of the British royal family of German, Austrian, and Hungarian noble descent. She is married to Prince Michael of Kent, a grandson of King George V. Princess Michael was an interior designer before becoming an author; she has written several books on European royalty. She does lecture tours as well as supporting her husband in his public duties.
Petr Čech is a Czech professional footballer who currently has a combined role of a technical/performance advisor and an emergency goalkeeper for English club Chelsea. He also played semi-professional ice hockey as a goaltender for Guildford Phoenix. Described by numerous players, pundits and managers as one of the greatest goalkeepers in European history, he is argued, alongside Peter Schmeichel, to be the greatest goalkeeper in Premier League history.
Paulina Porizkova is a model, actress and author. Born in Czechoslovakia, she now holds dual U.S. and Swedish citizenship.
Barbora Krejčíková is a Czech tennis player. Krejčíková has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 33, reached on 31 May 2021, and on 22 October 2018, she became No. 1 in the WTA doubles rankings.
Tomáš Berdych is a Czech former professional tennis player. His most notable achievement was reaching the final of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, causing consecutive upsets by defeating top seed and six-time champion Roger Federer in the quarterfinals, and No. 3 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. In the final, he lost to Rafael Nadal in straight sets. Berdych's biggest career win was the Paris Masters in 2005 as an unseeded player, defeating Ivan Ljubičić in the final.
Pavel Trávníček is a Czech actor. He has appeared in more than 70 film and television productions since 1971, most of them produced in Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic, occasionally in Germany.
Ivan Lendl is a retired Czech-American professional tennis player. He was world No. 1 for 270 weeks and won 94 singles titles. At the majors he won eight titles and was runner-up a record 11 times. He also won seven year-end championships. Lendl pioneered a new style of tennis; his game was built around his forehand, hit hard with heavy topspin, and his success is cited as a primary influence in popularizing the currently common playing style of aggressive baseline power tennis. After retirement, he became a tennis coach for multiple players. He has helped Andy Murray win three major titles and reach the No. 1 ranking.
Friedrich von Thun
Friedrich Ernst Peter Paul Maria Graf von Thun und Hohenstein is an Austrian actor. He appeared in more than a hundred films since 1958.
Sir Tom Stoppard is a Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter. He has written for television, radio, film, and stage, finding prominence with plays such as Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Professional Foul, The Real Thing, Travesties, The Invention of Love, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
Alfred Biolek is a German entertainer and television producer. Biolek holds a PhD in law and is an honorary professor at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
Petr Kellner is a Czech billionaire businessman. He is the richest in the Czech Republic, founder and majority shareholder (98.93 %) of the PPF Group. In November 2020, Kellner had an estimated net worth of US$19 billion.
Milan Kundera is a Czech writer who went into exile in France in 1975, becoming a naturalised French citizen in 1981. Kundera's Czechoslovak citizenship was revoked in 1979. He received Czech citizenship in 2019. He "sees himself as a French writer and insists his work should be studied as French literature and classified as such in book stores".
Karolína Kurková is a Czech-American model and actress, best known as a former Victoria's Secret Angel and Vogue cover star. Mario Testino praised the "proportions of her body and her face, as well as her energy level", which he said "ma[de] her a model who could fit almost into any moment". Vogue editor Anna Wintour called her the "next supermodel".
Markéta Davidová is a Czech biathlete. She competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics.