Famous People Born In Algiers

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Islam Slimani
(Algerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Islam Slimani
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Édouard-Henri Avril
(French Painter, Commercial Artist and Illustrator of Erotic Literature)
Édouard-Henri Avril
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Birthdate: May 21, 1849
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 28, 1928

Before he revolutionized 19th-century erotica as Paul Avril, Édouard-Henri Avril was a soldier. An injury sustained in the Franco-Prussian War cut short his military life, and he was pushed into Paris sex salons to study art. His most notable works, such as the illustrations for Fanny Hill, were largely banned.

 3 
Lyna Khoudri
(Actress)
Lyna Khoudri
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Birthdate: October 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
 4 
Daniel Auteuil
(Actor)
Daniel Auteuil
2
Birthdate: January 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 5 
Jacques Torres
(Chef)
Jacques Torres
15
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: June 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
 6 
Jacques Rancière
(Philosopher)
Jacques Rancière
2
Birthdate: June 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
 7 
Polaire
(Singer)
Polaire
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 14, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 11, 1939
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 8 
Marlene Jobert
(Actress)
Marlene Jobert
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Birthdate: November 4, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 9 
Thelma Schoonmaker
(Film editor)
Thelma Schoonmaker
3
Birthdate: January 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 10 
Françoise Fabian
(Actress)
Françoise Fabian
1
Birthdate: May 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
 11 
Lasse Braun
(film director, screenwriter, film producer, novelist)
Lasse Braun
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Birthdate: January 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 16, 2015
 12 
Jacques Attali
(French Economic and Social Theorist and the First Head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
Jacques Attali
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Birthdate: November 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio

French economic and social theorist Jacques Attali was born in Algiers and later moved to Paris with his family. Apart from heading the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, he has established various non-profits and the EUREKA program. He has also penned books such as Labyrinth in Culture and Society.

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Sue Nabi
(CEO of Coty)
Sue Nabi
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 14 
Tony Gatlif
(French Director Known for His Romani-Oriented Films)
Tony Gatlif
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Birthdate: September 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo

Romani-origin French director, producer, and screenwriter Michel Dahmani, better known as Tony Gatlif, soared to fame with his multiple award-winning musical film Latcho Drom, which showcased the lives of gypsies. He also gained success with the Cannes Best Director Award-winning film Exils.

 15 
Djamel Benlamri
(Algerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Djamel Benlamri
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 25, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 16 
Didier Bourdon
(Actor)
Didier Bourdon
2
Birthdate: January 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 17 
Guy Bedos
(Screenwriter)
Guy Bedos
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Birthdate: June 15, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 28, 2020
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 18 
Alexandre Villaplane
(Football player)
Alexandre Villaplane
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 26, 1944
 19 
Lamine Ouahab
(Tennis player)
Lamine Ouahab
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 20 
Assia
(Singer)
Assia
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 21 
Philippe Gomès
(Member of the National Assembly for New Caledonia's 2nd constituency)
Philippe Gomès
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 22 
Pierre Maresca
(Former Municipal Councillor in Nouméa (1977-1995) and (2001-2008))
Pierre Maresca
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 30, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 22, 2020
 23 
Henri Kréa
(Algerian-Born French Novelist, Poet and Dramatist)
Henri Kréa
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 6, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 6, 2000

Henri Kréa was an Algerian-born French novelist, poet, dramatist, anti-colonialist, and political activist. His works dealt with nature, heroism, and social and moral changes in Algeria. Regarded as one of the best Algerian-born poets of his generation, Henri Kréa published over 20 collections of poetry during his lifetime.  

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Alain Savary
(French Socialist Politician)
Alain Savary
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 17, 1988

Alain Savary was a French Socialist politician best remembered for his service as the Minister of National Education from 22 May 1981 to 17 July 1984. He is credited with co-founding the Autonomous Socialist Party, which became the Unified Socialist Party in 1960.

 25 
Corinne Bertani
(Politician)
Corinne Bertani
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
 26 
Hamid Cheriaf
(YouTube Comedian)
Hamid Cheriaf
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: September 16, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
 27 
Mok Saib
(YouTube Star as Solo Artist Posting Song Covers)
Mok Saib
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: September 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
 28 
Mohamed Serir
(Amateur wrestler)
Mohamed Serir
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)