List of Famous people born in Romania
Sebastian Stan is a Romanian-American actor. On television, he has played Carter Baizen in Gossip Girl, Prince Jack Benjamin in Kings, Jefferson in Once Upon a Time, and T.J. Hammond in Political Animals. The latter earned him a nomination for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries.
Simona Halep is a Romanian professional tennis player. She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles twice between 2017 and 2019. In total, she has been No. 1 for 64 weeks, which ranks tenth in the history of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings. Halep was the year-end No. 1 in 2017 and 2018. She has finished each year ranked no lower than No. 4 since 2014 and has the longest active streak of being ranked in the top 10. She has won 22 WTA singles titles and has finished runner-up 17 times. Halep has won two Grand Slam singles titles: the 2018 French Open and the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.
Peter Alexander Makkay, known as Peter Maffay, is a Romanian-born German musician, singer, and composer.
Corina Crețu is a Romanian politician and a former European Commissioner for Regional Policy. Crețu is a member of the Romanian PRO Romania and former Member of the European Parliament. Between June 2014 and October 2014, she served as a Vice-President of the European Parliament.
Nadia Elena Comăneci Conner, known professionally as Nadia Comăneci, is a Romanian retired gymnast and a five-time Olympic gold medalist, all in individual events. In 1976 at the age of 14, Comăneci was the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10.0 at the Olympic Games. At the same Games, she received six more perfect 10s for events en route to winning three gold medals. At the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Comăneci won two more gold medals and attained two more perfect 10s. During her career, Comăneci won nine Olympic medals and four World Artistic Gymnastics Championship medals.
Vlad III, most commonly known as Vlad the Impaler or Vlad Dracula, was Voivode of Wallachia three times between 1448 and his death. He is often considered one of the most important rulers in Wallachian history and a national hero of Romania.
Johnny Weissmuller was an Austro-Hungarian-born American competition swimmer, water polo player and actor. He was known for playing Edgar Rice Burroughs' ape man Tarzan in films of the 1930s and 1940s and for having one of the best competitive swimming records of the 20th century.
Robert Bobroczkyi, alternatively anglicized as Robert Bobroczky and originally Róbert Bobróczky in Hungarian, is a Romanian college basketball player of Hungarian descent. Standing 2.31 m, he has drawn attention for his exceptional height. After moving to the United States in 2016 and attending high school in Geneva, Ohio, he currently attends and plays for Rochester University in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
Daniel Vasile Petrescu is a Romanian football manager and former footballer who played as a full back or a winger.
Nicolae Ionel Ciucă is a Romanian politician and retired general of the Romanian Land Forces. He is currently serving as Prime Minister of Romania since 25 November 2021 after receiving widespread parliamentary support.