Famous Israeli Film & Theater Personalities

Find out more about the greatest Israeli Film & Theater Personalities, including Natalie Portman, Gal Gadot, Yael Grobglas, Ayelet Zurer and Yigal Amir

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 1 Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: April 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rosh HaAyin, Israel

From Miss Israel to Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot has made heads turn and take notice of her. Serving two years in Israeli Army as a combat trainer surely helped Gadot in her movie career, where she is known for playing strong, action-oriented roles. She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2018.

 2 Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tirat Carmel, Israel

Co-founder of the rock band Kiss, Gene Simmons is also known by his stage persona, The Demon.  With his band, he has over 25 gold-certified albums. A devoted philanthropist, he has donated to charities related to underprivileged children. He created an animated series and owns a magazine and a label.

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 3 Keren Peles

Keren Peles
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yavne'el, Israel

 4 Odeya Rush

Odeya Rush
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel

 5 Inbar Lavi

Inbar Lavi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ramat Gan, Israel

 6 Jeff Wilbusch

Jeff Wilbusch
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel
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 7 Oded Fehr

Oded Fehr
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Famous As: Stage actor, Film actor
Birthdate: November 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Venezuela
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 8 Ayelet Zurer

Ayelet Zurer
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Stage actor
Birthdate: June 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tel Aviv
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 9 Vince Offer

Vince Offer
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: April 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Israel

 10 Yossi Ghinsberg

Yossi Ghinsberg
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 25, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel

 11 Chaim Topol

Chaim Topol
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tel Aviv
Israeli actor Chaim Topol is best known for his Golden Globe-winning titular role in Sallah Shabati. He began his career with Israeli theater and later co-founded Haifa Theatre. He also earned an Academy Award nomination and won a Golden Globe for playing Tevye in the musical Fiddler on the Roof.

 12 Alona Tal

Alona Tal
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Television actor
Birthdate: October 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Herzliya

 13 Ralph Bakshi

Ralph Bakshi
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Famous As: Director of Animated Films
Birthdate: October 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Haifa
Animation filmmaker Ralph Bakshi revolutionized the domain of animation through adult-oriented projects. He started his career with Terrytoons and eventually launched his own studio. Some of his features include Fritz the Cat, the 1978 version of The Lord of the Rings, and the series Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures.

 14 Iddo Goldberg

Iddo Goldberg
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Haifa

 15 Lior Raz

Lior Raz
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel

 16 Avi Arad

Avi Arad
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: April 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Giv'atayim, Israel

 17 Bar Paly

Bar Paly
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor, Model
Birthdate: April 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ural

 18 Josh Keaton

Josh Keaton
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Musician, Dub actor, Television actor, Voice actor
Birthdate: February 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hacienda Heights

 19 Ofra Haza

Ofra Haza
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Famous As: Singer, Voice actor, Actor, Composer, Journalist, Pianist, Songwriter
Birthdate: November 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tel Aviv
Died: February 23, 2000

 20 Moran Atias

Moran Atias
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Television presenter, Film actor
Birthdate: April 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Haifa

 21 Brian George

Brian George
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: July 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jerusalem

 22 Raviv Ullman

Raviv Ullman
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Eilat, Israel

The Phil of the Future star Raviv Ullman irked netizens when, in 2017, he posted an old picture of him kissing Kim Kardashian, from an unsold pilot, adding the hashtag #kanyegotmysloppyseconds. Ullman is also a skilled musician, has been part of several bands, and hosts a podcast, too.

 23 Mili Avital

Mili Avital
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel

Mili Avital is an Israeli actress, writer, and director who has been active in the entertainment industry for three decades. She studied acting at the Circle in the Square Theatre School and soon made her film debut. She began her career in Israel and now appears in international projects as well. She is the recipient of one Israeli Academy Award. 

 24 Etan Cohen

Etan Cohen
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: March 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Israel

 25 Mordechai Vanunu

Mordechai Vanunu
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Famous As: Technician
Birthdate: October 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marrakech

 26 Nehemiah Persoff

Nehemiah Persoff
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: August 2, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel

 27 Yigal Amir

Yigal Amir
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: May 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Herzliya

 28 Mark Ivanir

Mark Ivanir
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Famous As: Actor, Voice actor, Stage actor
Birthdate: September 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chernivtsi

 29 Esti Ginzburg

Esti Ginzburg
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Television presenter
Birthdate: March 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tel Aviv

 30 Haya Harareet

Haya Harareet
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Famous As: Screenwriter, Stage actor, Film actor
Birthdate: September 20, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haifa

 31 Arnon Milchan

Arnon Milchan
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Famous As: Film producer, Entrepreneur, Screenwriter, Businessperson
Birthdate: December 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rehovot

 32 Jonah Lotan

Jonah Lotan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jerusalem

 33 Ashraf Barhom

Ashraf Barhom
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Famous As: actor, actor
Birthdate: January 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ma'alot-Tarshiha

 34 Amir Blumenfeld

Amir Blumenfeld
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Famous As: American-Israeli Comedian
Birthdate: January 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Afula, Israel

Amir Blumenfeld is an Israeli-American actor, television host, comedian, and writer. He is one half of the popular comedy duo, Jake and Amir. His performance in a web series titled Jake and Amir earned him a Webby Award in 2010. Blumenfeld has also appeared in a couple of TV shows and films.

 35 Daliah Lavi

Daliah Lavi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shavei Tzion, Israel
Died: May 3, 2017

 36 Oren Peli

Oren Peli
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Famous As: film director, film producer, screenwriter, film editor, writer, engineer, actor
Birthdate: March 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ramat Gan

 37 Tzachi Halevy

Tzachi Halevy
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Famous As: TV Actor, Singer
Birthdate: March 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Petah Tikva, Israel

Tzachi Halevy is an Israeli actor and singer best known for his portrayal of Ephraim in the 2018 biblical drama film, Mary Magdalene. He has also played important roles in popular TV series, such as Fauda and Mossad 101. As a singer, Halevy is known for his association with Mayumana troupe, a dance troupe that combines song, percussion, and dance.

 38 Gideon Raff

Gideon Raff
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Famous As: film director, screenwriter
Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem

 39 Noa Tishby

Noa Tishby
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Famous As: actor, singer, model, television presenter
Birthdate: May 22, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ramat Aviv

 40 Ninet Tayeb

Ninet Tayeb
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Stage actor
Birthdate: October 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kiryat Gat

 41 Menahem Golan

Menahem Golan
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Famous As: Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: May 31, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tiberias
Died: August 8, 2014

 42 Yair Lapid

Yair Lapid
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Famous As: Journalist, Writer, Politician, Actor, Television presenter
Birthdate: November 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tel Aviv

 43 Alon Abutbul

Alon Abutbul
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 28, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kiryat Ata, Israel

 44 Linor Abargil

Linor Abargil
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Famous As: Model, Actor, Beauty pageant contestant, Stage actor
Birthdate: February 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Netanya

 45 Eliad Cohen

Eliad Cohen
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: May 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Acre

 46 Angel Bonanni

Angel Bonanni
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

 47 Michaela Bercu

Michaela Bercu
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: March 31, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tel Aviv

 48 Avi Lerner

Avi Lerner
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: October 13, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Haifa

 49 Hany Abu-Assad

Hany Abu-Assad
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer
Birthdate: October 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nazareth

 50 Ronit Elkabetz

Ronit Elkabetz
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Famous As: Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Singer, Model, Film actor, Stage actor
Birthdate: November 27, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beersheba
Died: April 19, 2016