Famous People Born In Marseille

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Zinedine Zidane
(French Professional Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder)
Zinedine Zidane
76
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer

Amongst the greatest footballers of all time, Zinedine Zidane led France to victories in the FIFA World Cup in 1998 and the European Championship in 2000. Later, the three-time FIFA World Player of the Year took up the position of Real Madrid manager and carved yet another success story by winning major titles like Champions League and UEFA Super Cups.

 2 
Eric Cantona
(One of the Greatest Footballers of His Generation)
Eric Cantona
50
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini

Eric Cantona is a French actor, filmmaker, and former football player. During his playing career, Cantona was a key player for the popular football club Manchester United and is often credited with reviving the club's reputation as a footballing force. Nicknamed King Eric by Manchester United fans, Eric Cantona continues to enjoy an iconic status within the club.

 3 
Theo Hernandez
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Theo Hernandez
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 4 
Lucas Hernandez
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left Back or Centre Back)
Lucas Hernandez
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 14, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 5 
Louis Jourdan
(Actor)
Louis Jourdan
5
Birthdate: June 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 14, 2015
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 6 
Roxane Mesquida
(Actress who played the role of Elena in the French film Fat Girl)
Roxane Mesquida
1
Birthdate: October 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 7 
Simone Simon
(Actress)
Simone Simon
2
Birthdate: April 23, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 22, 2005
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 8 
France Nuyen
(Actress)
France Nuyen
3
Birthdate: July 31, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 9 
Antonin Artaud
(French Writer, Theatre Director and One of the Major Figures of the European Avant-Garde)
Antonin Artaud
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Birthdate: September 4, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 4, 1948

Antonin Artaud was a French writer, poet, dramatist, and theater director. Known for his raw, surreal, and transgressive themes, he was a major figure in 20th-century theater. He outlined his theories in the Theatre of Cruelty movement, expressed in the form of essays and plays. He died of cancer at the age of 51.  

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Darius Milhaud
(French Composer, Conductor and a Member of the Group 'Les Six')
Darius Milhaud
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 4, 1892
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 22, 1974

Darius Milhaud was a French composer, teacher, and conductor. One of the 20th century's most prolific composers, Milhaud was part of a famous group known as The Group of Six. He also contributed greatly to the French film industry, composing music for films like Madame Bovary and The Beloved Vagabond. Milhaud is often counted among the most important modernist composers. 

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Marius Petipa
(One of the Most Influential Ballet Masters and Choreographers in Ballet History)
Marius Petipa
2
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 11, 1818
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 14, 1910

Marius Petipa was a French pedagogue, ballet dancer, and choreographer. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential and important ballet choreographers and masters in ballet history. From 1871 to 1903, he served as the principal choreographer and Ballet Master of the popular Imperial Russian Ballet. In the 1983 biopic Anna Pavlova, Petipa was played by Pyotr Gusev.

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Jordan Ayew
(Ghanaian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Jordan Ayew
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 13 
Désirée Clary
(Queen)
Désirée Clary
2
Birthdate: November 8, 1777
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 17, 1860
 14 
Pytheas
(Geographer, Explorer)
Pytheas
4
Birthdate: 0350 BC
Died: 0285 BC

Pytheas was a Greek geographer, astronomer, and explorer. Best known for his legendary voyage to northwestern Europe, Pytheas was the first scientific visitor to witness and describe polar ice, the Arctic, and the Germanic and Celtic tribes. He is also the first explorer to see and describe the midnight sun.   

 15 
Le Pétomane
(French Flatulist and Entertainer)
Le Pétomane
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 1, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 8, 1945
 16 
Jérémie Boga
(Ivorian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Attacking Midfielder or Winger)
Jérémie Boga
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 3, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 17 
Paul Mauriat
(Orchestra leader)
Paul Mauriat
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 3, 2006
 18 
Maurice Béjart
(Swiss Dancer, Choreographer and Opera Director Who Ran the 'Béjart Ballet Lausanne')
Maurice Béjart
2
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 22, 2007

Maurice Béjart was a French-born Swiss dancer, opera director, and choreographer. He is credited with founding the popular Swiss ballet company Béjart Ballet Lausanne. During his lifetime, Maurice Béjart was honored with several awards, including the Belgian Ordre de la Couronne, Erasmus Prize, Deutscher Tanzpreis, and the Prix Benois de la Danse for his contributions to the arts. 

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Petronius
(Roman Novelist and Poet)
Petronius
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0027 AD
Died: 0066 AD

Gaius Petronius Arbiter, better known as Petronius, was a Roman author who lived during Nero’s reign. He was known for his satirical novel Satyricon, which reflected the Roman society of his time. Petronius’s noble birth aroused the jealousy of many. He apparently committed suicide after being accused of treason.

 20 
Benjamin Stambouli
(Football player)
Benjamin Stambouli
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 21 
Honoré Daumier
(French Painter and Sculptor Known for His Cartoons and Drawings Satirizing 19th-Century French Politics and Society)
Honoré Daumier
2
Birthdate: February 26, 1808
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 10, 1879

Honoré Daumier is best remembered for his satirical cartoons on the French society and politics. Born to a glazier father in Marseille, he later began studying art under Alexandre Lenoir and developed a love for sculptures, too. He later made a fortune, working on commissions of lithographs.

 22 
Jessica Fox
(Australian Canoeist and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Jessica Fox
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 23 
Zita Hanrot
(Actress)
Zita Hanrot
1
Birthdate: January 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Clara Morgane
(French Singer, TV Personality, Television Host and Former Pornographic Actress)
Clara Morgane
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Birthdate: January 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Clara Morgane is a French singer, TV host, media personality, and former pornographic actress. Morgane, who first achieved popularity as a porn star, won the Hot d'Or Award in 2001. She was also ranked eighth in the world's sexiest women list by the French edition of FHM magazine. As a singer, Morgane is popular for releasing songs like Sexy Girl.

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Frank Leboeuf
(Football Player)
Frank Leboeuf
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Luca Zidane
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Luca Zidane
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus

Luca Zidane is a French professional footballer. He plays as a goalkeeper for Rayo Vallecano. The son of former footballer Zinedine Zidane, Luca was introduced to the sport early on. He joined the Real Madrid youth academy as a child and made his professional debut for Real Madrid in 2016. His father manages his career. 

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Mathieu Flamini
(French Former Professional Footballer and Environmental Entrepreneur)
Mathieu Flamini
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces

Mathieu Flamini is a French former football player who played for popular teams like Arsenal and AC Milan. Flamini was known as a tenacious and intelligent midfielder. Flamini is also an environmental entrepreneur. He is credited with co-founding a biochemical company named GF Biochemicals, which is the world's first company to mass-produce levulinic acid.

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Fernandel
(Actor and Singer)
Fernandel
1
Birthdate: May 8, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 26, 1971
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Bobo Baldé
(Guinean Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Defender)
Bobo Baldé
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Julia Dietze
(Actress)
Julia Dietze
3
Birthdate: January 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi
(French Slalom Canoeist)
Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Christian Marquand
(Actor)
Christian Marquand
1
Birthdate: March 15, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 22, 2000
 33 
Marina Kaye
(Singer-songwriter)
Marina Kaye
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 9, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 34 
Edmond Rostand
(Former poet and dramatist associated with neo-romanticism, became best-known for his 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac)
Edmond Rostand
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 1, 1868
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 2, 1918
 35 
Jean Sorel
(Actor)
Jean Sorel
1
Birthdate: September 25, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Stéphane Caillard
(French Actress and Comedienne)
Stéphane Caillard
1
Birthdate: October 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
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Patrick Fiori
(Singer)
Patrick Fiori
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
 38 
Régine Crespin
(Singer)
Régine Crespin
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 23, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 5, 2007
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Isabelle Caro
(Model)
Isabelle Caro
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 17, 2010
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 40 
Isaac Lihadji
(Football player - Forward)
Isaac Lihadji
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 2002
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Paul Ricard
(Industrialist)
Paul Ricard
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 7, 1997
 42 
Axelle Laffont
(French Actress and Comedienne)
Axelle Laffont
1
Birthdate: July 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Nicky Doll
(Reality Star)
Nicky Doll
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Birthdate: March 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Maxime Lopez
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Maxime Lopez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 4, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Sébastien Grosjean
(French Former Professional Tennis Player)
Sébastien Grosjean
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Soprano
(Rapper)
Soprano
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Cedric Gervais
(Disc jockey)
Cedric Gervais
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini

French DJ, record producer and actor Cedric Gervais is known for his studio albums Experiment and Miamication, and for his remixes of songs of noted artists such as Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry. His remix of Lana Del Rey's Summertime Sadness that was released to American contemporary hit radio won him a 2014 Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.

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Joël Cantona
(French Former Football Player)
Joël Cantona
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Sophie Milliet
(French Chess Player)
Sophie Milliet
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Peter Bartholomew
(French pilgrim)
Peter Bartholomew
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Died: April 20, 1099