List of Famous people born in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Walter Bruce Willis is an American actor and film producer. Born in Germany to a German mother and American father, Willis moved to the U.S. with his family when he was two years old. His career began on the off-Broadway stage in the 1970s. He achieved fame with a leading role on the comedy-drama series Moonlighting (1985–1989) and has since appeared in over 70 films, gaining widespread recognition as an action hero after his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise (1988–2013) and other subsequent roles.
Mark Ćwiertnia, known professionally as Mark Forster, is a German singer, songwriter and television personality.
Svenja Jung is a German actress.
Valéry René Marie Georges Giscard d'Estaing, also known as Giscard or VGE, was a French politician who served as President of France from 1974 to 1981.
Robert Kelly Thomas is a German-born American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead singer of rock band Matchbox Twenty. Thomas also records and performs as a solo artist, with "Lonely No More" released in 2005 becoming his biggest solo chart success. Thomas received three Grammy Awards for co-writing and singing on the 1999 hit "Smooth" by Santana.
Horst Eckel is a former German footballer who was part of the West German team that won the 1954 FIFA World Cup. Since the death of Hans Schäfer in 2017, Eckel is the only player still alive from the team.
Sabine Schmitz is a German professional motor racing driver for BMW and Porsche, also known for driving the BMW "ring taxi" around the Nürburgring race track as well as being a television personality. She has presented the BBC's motoring programme Top Gear since May 2016.
Julia Klöckner is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who has been serving as Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection in the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel since 2018. Since 2012, she has also been part of the CDU leadership.
Volkan Yaman, known professionally as Apache 207, is a German rapper of Turkish descent from Ludwigshafen. He became best known for his breakthrough hit "Roller" in August 2019, which would be the first of several more Top 10 hits.
Christian Ulmen born 22 September 1975 in Neuwied) is a German entertainer, actor, voice actor and audiobook narrator.