List of Famous people born in Vietnam
Hatchand Bhaonani Gurumukh Charles Sobhraj is a French thief, fraudster and serial killer. Sobhraj preyed on Western tourists, throughout the Hippie Trail of Southeast Asia during the 1970s.
Philipp Rösler, is a German physician and former politician who served as Federal Minister of Economics and Technology and Vice Chancellor of Germany from 2011 to 2013.
Lana Therese Condor is a Vietnamese-born American actress and YouTuber. She made her acting debut starring as Jubilee in the superhero film X-Men Apocalypse (2016). She gained international recognition for portraying Lara Jean Covey in the Netflix film series To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018–present). She has also portrayed Saya Kuroki in the television series Deadly Class (2019), and Koyomi in the film Alita: Battle Angel (2019).
Son Tung M-TP
Nguyễn Thanh Tùng, known professionally as Sơn Tùng M-TP, is a Vietnamese singer-songwriter and actor. Born and raised in Thái Bình, Thái Bình Province, Tùng's family discovered his singing ability when he was two years old. His self-written 2012 and 2013 singles, "Cơn mưa ngang qua" and "Em của ngày hôm qua" launched his career. These were followed by successful singles such as "Chắc ai đó sẽ về", "Lạc trôi" and "Nơi này có anh". In 2017, Tùng released the compilation album m-tp M-TP and published his autobiography, Chạm tới giấc mơ.
Phan Thị Kim Phúc
Phan Thị Kim Phúc, referred to informally as the Napalm girl, is a South Vietnamese-born Canadian woman best known as the nine-year-old child depicted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken at Trảng Bàng during the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972. The well-known photo, by AP photographer Nick Ut, shows her at nine years of age running naked on a road after being severely burned on her back by a South Vietnamese napalm attack.
Thích Quảng Đức
Thích Quảng Đức was a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963. Quảng Đức was protesting the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese Roman Catholic government led by Ngô Đình Diệm. Photographs of his self-immolation were circulated widely around the world and brought attention to the policies of the Diệm government. John F. Kennedy said in reference to a photograph of Quảng Đức on fire, "No news picture in history has generated so much emotion around the world as that one." Malcolm Browne won a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of the monk's death.
Jonathan Ke Quan
Ke Huy Quan, also known as Jonathan Ke Quan, is a Vietnam-born American actor and stunt choreographer. He is best known for his film appearances in the 1980s, portraying Data in The Goonies and Indiana Jones' sidekick Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. He also co-starred as Jasper Kwong in the sitcom Head of the Class over two seasons from 1990 to 1991. After retiring from acting in the 2000s, Quan is seeing a career resurgence in the 2020s, with his role as Waymond Wang in the film Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Ngô Thanh Vân
Ngô Thanh Vân is a Vietnamese actress, singer and model. She is also known as Veronica Ngô or her initials NTV.
Frédéric Chau is a Vietnam-born French actor of Chinese-Cambodian descent.
Anh Dao Traxel
Anh Dao Traxel is the foster daughter of the late French President Jacques Chirac (1932–2019) and his wife Bernadette. She was a boat-person refugee, and met Jacques Chirac at Roissy Airport in 1979. He told her "Don’t cry, ma chérie. You are coming home with us" and took her home. She was then 21 and her adoptive father was 47.
H'Hen Niê is a Vietnamese model and beauty pageant titleholder, who was crowned Miss Universe Vietnam after winning the Miss Universe Vietnam 2017. She represented Vietnam at Miss Universe 2018 and finished in the Top 5.
Lê Quang Vinh
Lê Quang Vinh, popularly known as Ba Cụt was a military commander of the Hòa Hảo religious sect, which operated from the Mekong Delta and controlled various parts of southern Vietnam during the 1940s and early 1950s.
Ngo Dinh Diem
Ngô Đình Diệm was a Vietnamese politician. He was the final prime minister of the State of Vietnam (1954–55), and then served as President of South Vietnam from 1955 until he was deposed and assassinated during the 1963 military coup.
Ching Hai, commonly referred to as Suma or Supreme Master Ching Hai, is a Vietnamese spiritual leader of the Guanyin Famen (Chinese) or Quan Yin Method transnational cybersect. Based out of Taiwan, she is estimated to have 2 million followers worldwide. Ching Hai founded the Loving Hut vegan restaurant chain and vegan Celestial Shop fashion company under Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association.
Riccardo Cocciante, also known in French-speaking countries and the U.S. as Richard Cocciante, is a French-Italian singer, composer, theatre man and musician.
Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
Nguyễn Xuân Phúc is a Vietnamese politician currently serving as the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and is ranked 3rd in the country's 12th Politburo. Nguyễn Xuân Phúc is also a full member of the National Assembly, serving at its 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th terms. He was elected to the post by the National Assembly of Vietnam, nominated on 7 April 2016 by his predecessor, Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, who retired from office. Nguyễn Xuân Phúc became a member of the Communist Party of Vietnam on 12 November 1983.
Mother Mushroom is the pen name of the Vietnamese blogger and dissident, Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh. Mushroom or Nấm in Vietnamese is the name of her daughter. She first used the pen name in her popular blog ''Mẹ Nấm'.
Đỗ Nguyễn Mai Khôi, known professionally as Mai Khoi, is a Vietnamese singer, artist, and political activist. Described as the "Lady Gaga of Vietnam" and also compared to Russian artist-activists Pussy Riot, she began as an award-winning pop singer before her outspoken criticism of the Government of Vietnam's censorship and lack of democracy led to restrictions on her freedom of speech. Khôi has also criticised Google and Facebook for cooperating with internet censorship in Vietnam. In 2018 she received the Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent in recognition of her democracy activism.
Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh
Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh is a Vietnamese politician who is currently serving as the Vice President of Vietnam, in office since 2016. In this capacity she was the Acting President of Vietnam from the death of President Trần Đại Quang on 21 September 2018 until the election and swearing-in of his successor Nguyễn Phú Trọng on 23 October 2018. Thịnh was the first woman in Vietnamese history to become President or Acting President of Vietnam. She was the first female head of state in a communist country since Soong Ching-ling of China.
Jacqueline Hong-Ngoc Nguyen is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.