Famous Austrian Singers

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 1 Maria von Trapp

Maria von Trapp
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
Died: March 28, 1987

Maria von Trapp was the matriarch of the Austrian singing family, Trapp Family Singers. As a young woman, she married widowed naval commander Georg von Trapp. He already had seven children from his first wife, and the couple had three more. The family began singing together at events and became a popular touring act called the Trapp Family Singers. 

 2 Falco

Falco
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 6, 1998

The man behind iconic tracks such as Der Kommisar and Rock Me Amadeus, legendary Austrian singer Johann "Hans" Hölzel, better known as Falco, was one of the best-selling singers from his country. Unfortunately, his career was short-lived, as he died in a car accident shortly before his 41st birthday.

 3 Conchita Wurst

Conchita Wurst
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Famous As: Singer, Model
Birthdate: November 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gmunden

Born Thomas Neuwirth, Austrian singer, recording artist, and drag queen faced discrimination as a child because of his sexual orientation.  Around the age of nineteen, he embarked on his singing career, shortly developing the drag persona of a bearded woman called Conchita Wurst, gaining international attention when he won Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with his song Rise Like a Phoenix.

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 4 Constanze Mozart

Constanze Mozart
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 5, 1762
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zell im Wiesental, Germany
Died: March 6, 1842
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 5 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: December 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jarotschin, Poland
Died: August 3, 2006

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf was a German-born Austro-British singer. Counted among the most important singers of lieder, Schwarzkopf is best remembered for her performances of the operas of Richard Strauss, Wagner, and Mozart. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest sopranos, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf won many prestigious awards including the Edison Award and the Lilli Lehmann Medal.

 6 Lucia Popp

Lucia Popp
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 12, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Záhorská Ves, Slovakia
Died: November 16, 1993

 7 Theodore Bikel

Theodore Bikel
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: July 21, 2015

Legendary Austrian-American actor Theodore Bikel is best remembered for his Academy Award-nominated portrayal of Sheriff Max Muller in the film The Defiant Ones. He had also ruled the stage with plays such as Fiddler on the Roof. As a folk singer, he sang in 21 languages and also played the guitar.

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 8 Lotte Lenya

Lotte Lenya
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 18, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: November 27, 1981

 9 Johannes von Trapp

Johannes von Trapp
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 10 Maria Franziska von Trapp

Maria Franziska von Trapp
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 28, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Zell am See, Austria
Died: February 18, 2014

 11 Gundula Janowitz

Gundula Janowitz
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: August 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

 12 Agathe von Trapp

Agathe von Trapp
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Famous As: Georg von Trapp's daughter
Birthdate: March 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pola, Istria, Austria-Hungary (present-day Pula, Croatia)
Died: December 28, 2010

 13 Werner von Trapp

Werner von Trapp
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 21, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zell am See, Austria
Died: October 11, 2007

 14 Leonie Rysanek

Leonie Rysanek
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: November 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 7, 1998

 15 Martina von Trapp

Martina von Trapp
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Klosterneuburg, Austria
Died: February 25, 1951

 16 RAF Camora

RAF Camora
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Famous As: Rapper widely recognized for his 2012 album RAF 3.0 which peaked at number 7 on the German music charts
Birthdate: June 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vevey, Switzerland

 17 Johanna von Trapp

Johanna von Trapp
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zell am See, Austria
Died: November 25, 1994

 18 Cesár Sampson

Cesár Sampson
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Linz, Austria

 19 Rose May Alaba

Rose May Alaba
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

 20 Udo Jürgens

Udo Jürgens
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: September 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Klagenfurt, Austria
Died: December 21, 2014

Udo Jürgens first gained international acclaim after winning the 1966 Eurovision contest. While the Austrian singer began his career playing at clubs and on radio, he later revolutionized the German pop scene with songs such as Mit 66 Jahren. Buenos Días, Argentina remains one of his best-known songs.

 21 Hedwig von Trapp

Hedwig von Trapp
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 28, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zell am See, Austria
Died: September 14, 1972

 22 Lisa Wagner

Lisa Wagner
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Austria

 23 Victoria Swarovski

Victoria Swarovski
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Innsbruck, Austria

 24 Mona Wagner

Mona Wagner
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Austria

 25 DJ Otzi

DJ Otzi
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 7, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Johann in Tirol, Austria

 26 Patrizio Buanne

Patrizio Buanne
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

 27 Richard Tauber

Richard Tauber
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: May 16, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Linz, Austria
Died: January 8, 1948

Richard Tauber was an Austrian tenor and film actor. The son of an actress, he often toured with his mother and developed a love for the theater. He also enjoyed singing and studied at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt. He went on to become a tenor and an actor and also conducted at the Theater an der Wien. 

 28 Friedrich Gulda

Friedrich Gulda
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Famous As: Pianist, Composer, Singer, Jazz musician
Birthdate: May 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: January 27, 2000

 29 Freddy Quinn

Freddy Quinn
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Niederfladnitz, Austria

Austrian singer-actor Freddy Quinn has sung in 12 languages, such as German, French, and English. He soared to fame with his iconic hit Heimweh, which ruled the German charts for 5 months and sold over 8 million copies. His musicals include Freddy, the Guitar and the Sea.

 30 Johannes Heesters

Johannes Heesters
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 5, 1903
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amersfoort, Netherlands
Died: December 24, 2011

Johannes Heesters was a Dutch actor who was active in theater plays, television, and cinema. He was also a vocalist and a concert performer. Born in Netherlands, he moved to Germany as a young man and established himself as a singer and actor. He enjoyed an incredibly long career that spanned nine decades. He died at the age of 108. 

 31 Aloysia Weber

Aloysia Weber
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: 1760 AD
Birthplace: Zell im Wiesental, Germany
Died: June 8, 1839

 32 Denise Eisenberg Rich

Denise Eisenberg Rich
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

 33 Laura Kamhuber

Laura Kamhuber
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 8, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Austria

 34 Markus Haider

Markus Haider
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

 35 Lisa Eckhart

Lisa Eckhart
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Famous As: Musical artist
Birthdate: September 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leoben, Austria

 36 Peter Alexander

Peter Alexander
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 12, 2011

Austrian entertainer Peter Alexander had initially studied medicine but quit as soon as he realized his passion lay in entertainment. Starting his career with plays and cabaret, he eventually graduated to films and live singing. The 10-time Bambi Award winner also hosted the hit Peter Alexander Show on TV.

 37 Hansi Hinterseer

Hansi Hinterseer
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Famous As: Alpine skier
Birthdate: February 2, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kitzbühel, Austria

Hansi Hinterseer is an Austrian former alpine skier turned singer, actor, and entertainer. As a skier, he won six alpine skiing World Cup races and the silver medal at the world championship in 1974. In the 1980s, he became a technical sports commentator and started a career as a singer and actor in the following decade.  

 38 Ernestine Schumann-Heink

Ernestine Schumann-Heink
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Famous As: Contralto
Birthdate: June 15, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Libeň, Kingdom of Bohemia, Austrian Empire
Died: November 17, 1936

 39 Penny McLean

Penny McLean
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Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: November 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Klagenfurt, Austria

Born Gertrude Wirschinger, Austrian singer Penny McLean initially sang in a duo with her husband, Holger Münzer. She later scored disco hits such as Fly, Robin, Fly, with her trio Silver Convention, and also launched hit solo tracks such as Lady Bump. She has also penned books on spiritual and numerology.

 40 Andreas Gabalier

Andreas Gabalier
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Friesach, Austria

 41 Robert Stadlober

Robert Stadlober
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Friesach, Carinthia, Austria

Robert Stadlober is an Austrian actor and musician who is a member of the Indie band Escorial Gruen. He worked as a voiceover artist for several films as a child and took up acting roles as well. He gained international prominence after playing a disabled teen in the film Crazy. He launched his independent record label, Siluh records, in 2007. 

 42 Left Boy

Left Boy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

 43 Christina Stürmer

Christina Stürmer
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Linz, Oberosterreich, Austria

 44 Gussy Holl

Gussy Holl
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 22, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: July 16, 1966

 45 Marianna Martines

Marianna Martines
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 4, 1744
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 13, 1812

 46 Johann Nestroy

Johann Nestroy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 7, 1801
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 25, 1862

Austrian singer, actor, and playwright Johann Nestroy was part of the popular Austrian tradition of the Biedermeier era in Central Europe. He took part in the Revolutions of 1848 and the new liberal spirit which was spreading across Europe at that time reflected in his works. He penned around 80 comedies, including Einen Jux will er sich machen.

 47 Walter Berry

Walter Berry
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Famous As: Bass-Baritone
Birthdate: April 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 27, 2000

 48 Madita

Madita
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Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: January 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

 49 Christian Anders

Christian Anders
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bruck an der Mur, Austria

 50 Liane Haid

Liane Haid
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 16, 1895
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Died: November 28, 2000