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Famous People in Switzerland

  Anni Fried Lyngstad
The singer of the legendary Swedish band ABBA settled in Switzerland after the group split up. She immediately appreciated what Switzerland...
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  DJ Bobo
DJ BOBO is a producer, composer, writer, singer and dancer in one person. The artists whose real name is René Baumann, was born...
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  Audrey Hepburn
The English actress lived for over 30 years in Switzerland, in the canton of Vaud. Audrey Hepburn was born in Brussels in 1929. Her...
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  Paul Klee
Paul Klee (December 18, 1879 – June 29, 1940) was a Swiss painter of German nationality. He was influenced by many different...
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  Auguste Piccard - Scientist and explorer
Auguste Piccard, born on January 28, 1884 in Basel, Switzerland, was professor of physics at the Swiss Institute of Technology in...
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  Céline Dion
The Quebecois singer often comes to Crans-Montana in Switzerland. Céline Dion, youngest child in a family of 14 children, was born...
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  H.R. Giger
Hans Ruedi Giger (born at Chur, Grisons canton, February 5, 1940) is an Academy Award-winning Swiss painter, sculptor, and set designer...
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  Charlie Chaplin
The famous English comedian whose silent movies made the entire world laugh lived for over 25 years in Switzerland. Born in the Kennington...
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  Claude Nicollier - ESA Astronaut
Born September 2, 1944, in Vevey, Switzerland. His wife, the former Susana Perez of Monterrey, Mexico, died in December 2007. He...
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  David Bowie
In 1982, the English pop star moved to upper Lausanne in Switzerland to find a haven of stability and fade into anonymity. He purchased...
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  Denise Biellmann
Denise Biellmann (born 11th December 1962) is Switzerland's most successful female figure skater. In 1981 she won first the European...
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  Emil Steinberger
Emil Steinberger (born January 6, 1933) is a Swiss comedian, writer, director and actor. He is well known as Emil in Switzerland...
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  Jean Tinguely - Kinetic artist
The Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely was born in Fribourg on 22 May 1925. After going to school in Basle, he began an apprenticeship...
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  Freddie Mercury
The lead singer of Queen was born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5, 1946 on Zanzibar island. Son of a British diplomat, he spent part...
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  Johanna Spyri - Author of "Heidi"
Author of "Heidi" 1827-1901...
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  Mario Botta
Mario Botta, contemporary architect, lives in Ticino, a small canton in southern Switzerland, in an extraordi narily beautiful landscape...
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  Martina Hingis
Tennis player Martina Hingis (born 30th September 1980) became the youngest ever World Number One in 1997, achieving the ranking at...
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  Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher lives in Switzerland. His home is a 7000 ft² (650 m²) mansion with its own underground garage and petrol...
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  Miss Switzerland
Whitney Toyloy Born: 21. Juli 1990 From: Yverdon VD ZUR PERSON Geboren am 21. Juli 1990, aus Yverdon VD. Die Schülerin...
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  Phil Collins
The English singer has lived in Switzerland since 1994. Born in London in 1951, he performed as an actor-singer in a London production...
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  Renée Zellweger - Actress
Actress, appears for example in "Bridget Jones's Diary", "Chicago" and many other movies. Born April 25, 1969 in Texas, USA...
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  Robert Palmer
The English singer has lived in Switzerland since 1987. Born Alan Palmer in 1949 in Batley, Yorkshire, he spent the majority of his...
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  Roger Federer
Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis player whose amazing achievements helped rank him along the best tennis professionals...
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  Roger Moore
The man who incarnated James Bond has lived in Crans-Montana since the end of his acting career. Roger Moore was born in London in...
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  Shania Twain
The famous country singer lives in a manor near Montreux in French-speaking Switzerland with her husband and producer, Mutt Lange....
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  Stéphane Lambiel
Stéphane Lambiel is Switzerland's leading figure skater. He has won popularity not only for his skill but also for his charisma....
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  Thomas Lüthi
Thomas Lüthi (born 6th September 1986) has made his name as a major talent in motorcycling. In 2005 in only his third season...
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  Tina Turner
The American singer has lived in Zurich since 1986, on the Goldküste, the most fashionable district of the Swiss economic capital....
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  Ursula Andress
Ursula Andress (born 1936), of Ostermundigen, Bern, was catapulted to Hollywood fame following her role in the James Bond movie,...
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