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Miguel
16th October 2012, 02:05
Artists, actors, politicians, athletics, writers, scientists... The most famous people from your country, internationally recognized.

Miguel
16th October 2012, 02:06
Again, I'm starting with my country. I'll do other countries later. :)

::pt Portugal ::pt

Alive

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Durăo Barroso is a Portuguese politician and the 11th and current President of the European Commission.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese footballer. Ronaldo was the first player to win all four main PFA and FWA awards, doing so in 2007. In 2008, Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or. He was named the FIFPro Player of the Year, World Soccer Player of the Year, Onze d'Or, and the FIFA World Player of the Year. He got 50 million 'likes' on Facebook.

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Joaquim de Almeida is a Portuguese-American actor. He achieved international fame with his portrayals of Félix Cortez in the 1994 thriller Clear and Present Danger and Bucho in the 1995 action thriller Desperado. Several years later, he became popular for playing Ramon Salazar on the Fox thriller drama series 24, between 2003 and 2004, and Hernan Reyes in 2011 street racing film Fast Five.

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José Mourinho is a Portuguese football manager. He won the first ever FIFA Ballon d'Or Best Coach Award in 2010. Mourinho won league titles in at least four different countries: Portugal, England, Italy, and Spain, also becoming the first manager to win the traditional top three European league championships.

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Mariza is a popular fado singer. She has sold over 1 million records worldwide. Mariza was the first Portuguese singer being nominated for a Grammy award (2007).

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Tiago Monteiro is a Portuguese racing driver. He currently shares the Formula One record for the most finishes in a season (18) with Nick Heidfeld and Felipe Massa, while he also shares the record for most finishes in a row for a rookie (16) with Heikki Kovalainen, who had also achieved this landmark in 2007.

I'll do the deceased people part later.

Stargazer
16th October 2012, 03:05
Again, I'm starting with my country. I'll do other countries later. :)
It sort of seems to me "oh here's a thread where you can share stuff about your countries, but I'm just going to go ahead and do it for you". ;) You probably don't mean it that way, but give people the chance to post about their own countries before you do it for them. :)

Archer
16th October 2012, 16:01
I adore Ronaldo and Mourinho. :D

Miguel
16th October 2012, 16:10
It sort of seems to me "oh here's a thread where you can share stuff about your countries, but I'm just going to go ahead and do it for you". ;) You probably don't mean it that way, but give people the chance to post about their own countries before you do it for them. :)

Sure. I would only do it if nobody else does it. :)

nofuxCZ
16th October 2012, 16:23
::cz
SCIENTISTS/INVENTORS
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JAN JANSKÝ was a serologist (serology is the study of blood serum), neurologist and psychiatrist. Janský was the first scientist to classify blood into the four types (A, B, AB, O). His discovery was almost overlooked, but was found by an American medical commission in 1921. Janský was awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize for this work in 1930.

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OTTO WICHTERLE was a world-famous scientist and inventor whose field was in macromolecular organic chemistry. His main scientific contributions were the development of soft contact lenses and the discovery of nylon fibers.

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JAN EVANGELISTA PURKYNĚ was a physician and natural scientist, whose name is known around the world for his findings that human cells are the basis of human life, and that finger prints are able to identify specific individuals. He also discovered human sweat glands and how light affects the pupils in our eyes. In addition, Purkynĕ discovered heart fibers, and studied the structures in the human brain—known as Purkynĕ cells. He made more discoveries about the human body that are too numerous to list here. Along with being a scientist, Purkynĕ also was quite a supporter of the Czech national revival in the 18th and 19th centuries.

POLITICIANS
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VÁCLAV HAVEL was a playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and politician.
Havel was the ninth and last president of Czechoslovakia (1989–1992) and the first president of the Czech Republic (1993–2003). He wrote more than 20 plays and numerous non-fiction works, translated internationally. He was one of the most important figures of our Velvet Revolution in 1989, which brought down the communism here. Havel received many recognitions, including the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Gandhi Peace Prize, the Philadelphia Liberty Medal, the Order of Canada, the freedom medal of the Four Freedoms Award, and the Ambassador of Conscience Award.

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MADELEINE ALBRIGHT (born as Marie Jana Korbelová) was the first woman to become a United States Secretary of State. Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1996, she came up the ranks from being campaign fund-raiser to a security adviser to a UN ambassador. In 2001, she left her position to found the Albright Group, an international consulting firm. She also sits on the board of directors for the Council on Foreign Relations.

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TOMÁŠ GARRIGUE MASARYK. He founded Czechoslovak democracy and believed in individual responsibility. He asserted that small nations had a vital role to play in Europe and was convinced they could contribute to the world as a whole. This philosopher, scholar and politician stressed practical ethics and exposed Czechs and Slovaks to what were then the most contemporary advancements in science, humanities and world literature. He promoted religion as a source of morality. And he was the first president of Czechoslovakia (1918 - 1935).

SPORT / OTHER
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MILOŠ FORMAN is a director, screenwriter, and professor, who since 1968 has lived and worked primarily outside the former Czechoslovakia and the present Czech Republic. Forman was one of the most important directors of the Czechoslovak New Wave.
Since Forman left Czechoslovakia, two of his films, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, have acquired particular renown, both gaining him an Academy Award for Best Director. He was also nominated for a Best Director Oscar for The People vs. Larry Flynt. He has also won Golden Globe, Cannes, Berlinale, BAFTA, Cesar, David di Donatello, European Film Academy, and Czech Lion awards.

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IVAN LENDL is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player. Originally from Czechoslovakia, he became a United States citizen in 1992. He was one of the game's most dominant players in the 1980s and remained a top competitor into the early 1990s. He has been described as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Lendl's game relied particularly on strength and heavy topspin from the baseline and helped usher in the modern era of "power tennis". Lendl captured eight Grand Slam singles titles. He competed in 19 Grand Slam singles finals, a record surpassed by Roger Federer in 2009. He reached at least one Grand Slam final for 11 consecutive years, a record shared with Pete Sampras, with the male primacy of 8 consecutive finals in a slam tournament (a record shared with Bill Tilden at US Open). Before the formation of the ATP Lendl reached a record 12 year-end championships (equaled by John McEnroe). He won two WCT Finals titles and five Masters Grand Prix titles, with the record of 9 consecutive finals. He also won a record 22 Championship Series titles (1980–89) the precursors to the current ATP Masters 1000.

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MARTINA NAVRÁTILOVÁ is a retired Czech American tennis player and coach, and a former World No. 1. Billie Jean King said about Navratilova in 2006, "She's the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player who's ever lived."
Originally from Czechoslovakia, she was stripped of her citizenship when, in 1975 at the age of 18, she asked the United States for political asylum and was granted temporary residency. Navratilova became a US citizen in 1981, and on January 9, 2008, she had her Czech citizenship restored. When not playing tennis, Navratilova is involved with various charities that benefit animal rights, underprivileged children, and gay rights.

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EMIL ZÁTOPEK was a Czech long-distance runner best known for winning three gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. He won gold in the 5000 metres and 10,000 metres runs, but his final medal came when he decided at the last minute to compete in the first marathon of his life. He was nicknamed the "Czech Locomotive" for his multiple golds.
Zátopek was the first athlete to break the 29-minute barrier in the 10 km run (in 1954). Three years earlier, in 1951, he had broken the hour for running 20 km. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest runners of the 20th century and was also known for his brutally tough training methods.

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PETR ČECH is a Czech footballer who plays for Chelsea and the Czech Republic as a goalkeeper. Čech previously played for Chmel Blšany, Sparta Prague, and Rennes. He was voted into the all-star team of Euro 2004 after helping his country reach the semi-finals. Čech also received the individual award of Best Goalkeeper in the 2004–05, 2006–07 and 2007–08 seasons of the UEFA Champions League. In addition, he was named in the FIFPro and UEFA Champions League teams of the season in 2006. He currently holds the Premier League record for fewest appearances required to reach 100 clean sheets, having done so in 180 league appearances. He also holds a Czech professional league record of not conceding a goal in 903 competitive minutes.

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JAROMÍR JÁGR is a Czech professional ice hockey right winger. Jágr is the most productive European-born player who ever played in the NHL and he is considered one of the best players of all time. Jágr has formerly played with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers; serving as captain of the Penguins and the Rangers. After leaving the Rangers, Jágr played for three seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League with Avangard Omsk before returning to the NHL with the Flyers. He is one of a small group of hockey players to have won the Stanley Cup (1991, 1992), the Ice Hockey World Championships (2005, 2010), and the Olympic gold medal in ice hockey (1998). This is known as the Triple Gold Club, and Jágr is one of only two Czech players (the other being Jiří Šlégr) in the Triple Gold club, the 15th player to complete it out of 25 total, as of June 2010.

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DOMINIK HAŠEK is a retired legendary ice hockey goaltender. In his 16-season National Hockey League (NHL) career, he played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings and the Ottawa Senators. During his years in Buffalo, he became one of the league's finest goaltenders, earning him the nickname "The Dominator". His strong play has been credited with establishing European goaltenders in a league widely dominated by North Americans. Hašek was one of the league's most successful goaltenders of the 1990s and early 2000s. From 1993 to 2001, he won six Vezina Trophies. In 1998 he won his second consecutive Hart Memorial Trophy, becoming the first goaltender to win the award multiple times. During the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, he led the Czech national ice hockey team to its first and only Olympic gold medal. Hašek is regarded as a future Hall of Famer by those in the hockey world. At the time of his retirement, he was the oldest active goalie in the NHL at 43.

To be continued... :D

aletem
18th October 2012, 06:12
For some reason I thought Navratilova is Slovakian. There is a Slovak flag attached when she played tennis in doubles.

seb89
18th October 2012, 11:05
::be some famous Belgians ::be

Music
Adolphe Sax (inventor of the saxophone)
http://www.famousbelgians.net/picts/sax1.jpg

Jeanne Deckers (known as The Singing Nun or Soeur Sourire) had a massive hit with 'Dominique'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqXEW0MET-s&feature=fvwrel

Jacques Brel (famous chansonnier)
http://www.famousbelgians.net/picts/brel.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz6r0TP4FBI

Inventors
Lambert Adolphe Quetelet (invented the Body Mass Index)
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Artists
Peter Paul Rubens (the world famous Flemish baroque painter, was the most renowned northern European artist of his day and is now widely recognized as one of the foremost painters in Western art history)
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René Magritte (leading painter and theorist of surrealism)
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George Remi (Hergé) ( the creator of Tin Tin (Kuifje))
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Georges Simenon (writer of the Maigret-series)
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Victor Horta (initiator of the Art Nouveau style)
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Politicians
Paul Henri Spaak (founder of the Benelux and first president of the United Nations General Assembly in 1946)
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Scientists
Andreas Vesalius (laid foundations of the modern science of anatomy)
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Gerardus Mercator (cartographer, he is remembered for the Mercator projection world map)
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Sports
Eddy Merckx (cyclist, no explication needed :p)
http://www.famousbelgians.net/picts/merckx.jpg

Kim Clijsters (tennis)
http://www.famousbelgians.net/picts/clijsters.jpg

Justine Henin (tennis)
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Jacques Rogge
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DannyDS
18th October 2012, 16:17
You forgot Filip De Winter...

Oh wait... he's INfamous :D

seb89
18th October 2012, 16:42
Isn't he going to move to Namibia? :lol:

DannyDS
18th October 2012, 16:50
Isn't he going to move to Namibia? :lol:

Wasn't he gonna jump in the Schelde as well?? A true politician! He doesn't keep his promise :lol:

seb89
18th October 2012, 17:13
Wasn't he gonna jump in the Schelde as well?? A true politician! He doesn't keep his promise :lol:

He said that as well, but I don't know anymore when he would do that. If BDW & Janssens would form a coalition?

You are so right :lol:!!!

vatroslav_cro
18th October 2012, 18:36
OK now I ll try with some famous people from my country I picked up. (with an alphabetical order of the family names)

NOTE: I WON'T mention politicians, they are bunch of losers and pain in the ass (especially ours).:twisted:


::hr CROATIA ::hr


Veljko Barbieri (culinary expert and writer)

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Prof. Veljko Barbieri (Split, May 14, 1950.) is a famous Croatian Croatian culinary expert and writer. He writes novels, travelogues, short stories and poems. He has contributed to the art of film as an actor in the movie The Lost Treasure.
He is also an editor and leader of the television show "Menus of the passed times" and of culinary sections in the Croatian press.

Stipe Božić (mountain climber)

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Stipe Božić (born 2 January 1951) is a Croatian (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Croatia) mountaineer (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Mountaineer), documentary filmmaker (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Documentary_film), photographer (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Photographer) and writer. He is the most successful Croatian Himalayan (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Himalaya) climber. Božić completed the Seven Summits (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Seven_Summits) and is the second European, after Reinhold Messner (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Reinhold_Messner), to climb the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Mount_Everest), twice (1979 and 1989).


Vinko Bresan (director)

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Vinko Brešan (born February 3, 1964) is a Croatian film director (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Film_director) who emerged into international renown with three critically acclaimed and award-winning films that, each in its own way, broke some of the perceived taboos of Croatian cinema in the 1990s.
His first feature-length film Kako je počeo rat na mom otoku (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/How_the_War_Started_on_My_Island) ("How the War Started on My Island"), is a humorous microcosmic take on the Yugoslav Wars (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Yugoslav_Wars) set in the Dalmatian (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Dalmatia) Adriatic (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Adriatic_Sea). The film was awarded the Velika zlatna arena ("Grand Golden Arena") for cinematography at the Pula Film Festival (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Pula_Film_Festival) and Grand Prize at the 1997 Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema (http://www.escforums.com/w/index.php?title=Cottbus_Film_Festival_of_Young_Eas t_European_Cinema&action=edit&redlink=1). It proved to be a tremendous commercial success as well, beating Independence Day (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Independence_Day_(film)) at the Croatian box office in 1996 with over 300,000 viewers, and was screened at 32 international film festivals, including Toronto (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Toronto_International_Film_Festival) and Montreal (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Montreal_International_Film_Festival). He was appointed Director of Zagreb Film (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Zagreb_Film) in December 2004.



Valter Dešpalj (born 1947) is cellist and a professor at the Zagreb Academy of Music (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Zagreb_Academy_of_Music).

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Dešpalj was born in Zadar (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Zadar), Croatia (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Croatia) and graduated from the Juilliard School (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Juilliard_School) (cello with L. Rose (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Leonard_Rose), chamber music with F. Galimir (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Felix_Galimir) and Juilliard Quartet). He also took master classes with P. Casals (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Pablo_Casals), P. Fournier (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Pierre_Fournier) and A. Navarra (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Navarra), and did two years of postgraduate study with G. Kozolupova at the Moscow Conservatory (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Moscow_Conservatory).
Dešpalj has performed all over the world, including performances at festivals in Gstaad (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Gstaad), Lockenhaus (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Lockenhaus),Kuhmo and Dubrovnik (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Dubrovnik_Summer_Festival) also in some of the most prestigious concert halls, such as Carnegie Hall (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Carnegie_Hall), Royal Festival Hall (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Royal_Festival_Hall) in London, Sydney Opera House (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Sydney_Opera_House), Amsterdam′s Concertgebouw (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Concertgebouw), Moscow Conservatory Hall etc.

Goran Ivanišević (tennis player)

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Goran Ivanišević ( born 13 September 1971) is a retired Croatian (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Croats) professional tennis player. He is the only person to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/The_Championships,_Wimbledon) as a wildcard (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Wild_card_(sports)). He achieved this in 2001, having previously been runner-up at the championships in 1992, 1994 and 1998.



Janica Kostelić (alpine skier)

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Janica Kostelić (January 5, 1982) is a former World Cup (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/FIS_Alpine_Ski_World_Cup) alpine ski racer (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Alpine_skiing) and four-time Olympic (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Alpine_skiing_at_the_Winter_Olympics) gold medalist from Croatia (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Croatia). In addition to the Olympics, she won five gold medals at the World Championships (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/FIS_Alpine_World_Ski_Championships). In World Cup competition, she won thirty individual races, three overall titles, three slalom titles, and four (unofficial) combined (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Alpine_skiing_combined) titles.
Kostelić is the only woman to win four gold medals in alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Alpine_skiing_at_the_Winter_Olympics) (in 2002 (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Alpine_skiing_at_the_2002_Winter_Olympics) and 2006 (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Alpine_skiing_at_the_2006_Winter_Olympics)), and the only woman to win three alpine skiing gold medals in one Olympics (2002 (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Alpine_skiing_at_the_2002_Winter_Olympics)). Kostelić was born in Zagreb (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Zagreb), Croatia, into a winter sports family: her father Ante is also her trainer and her older brother Ivica Kostelić (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Ivica_Kosteli%C4%87) is a renowned ski racer in his own right, the 2011 (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/2011_Alpine_Skiing_World_Cup) overall World Cup champion.
She was the World Cup (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/FIS_Alpine_Ski_World_Cup) overall champion in 2001 (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/2001_Alpine_Skiing_World_Cup), 2003 (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Alpine_Skiing_World_Cup), and 2006 (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Alpine_Skiing_World_Cup).

...TO BE CONTINUED....

Valvejoodik
19th October 2012, 10:03
::ee

Arvo Pärt
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Famous composer

Siim Kallas
http://www.europeanvoice.com/GED/00000000/4600/4665.jpg
EU's Vice president

Kerli Kőiv
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Bet you all know her :D

Lennart Meri (dead)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/81/Lennart_Meri_1998.jpg/160px-Lennart_Meri_1998.jpg
President, writer, diplomat, politician

Adding some more later :P

doctormalisimo
19th October 2012, 15:36
@nofuxCZ, you forgot Gregor Mendel, the man who my genetics lecturer can't go 10 minutes without mentioning :o

Archer
19th October 2012, 16:11
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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (Army officer, revolutionary leader, statesman, the founder and the first president of the Turkish Republic)
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Halide Edip Adıvar (novelist, a leading civil activist during the Allied Occupation of Turkey, also considered to be the founder of Turkish feminism)
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Sabiha Gökçen (The first female fighter pilot in the world)
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Nazım Hikmet Ran (Revolutionary poet, novelist, one of the most important romantic communist figures in Turkish history)
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Deniz Gezmiş (People's revolutionary, marxist-leninist pioneer)
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Tansu Çiller (The first Turkish female prime minister)
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Fazıl Say (Pianist, composer)
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Arda Turan (Footballer)
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Hedo Türkoğlu (Basketballer, playing in NBA)
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Azra Akın (Beauty, the first Turkish Miss World winner)
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Sertab Erener (Singer, the first Turkish Eurovision winner)
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Şebnem Ferah (Hard rock singer)
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Naim Süleymanoğlu (Weightlifter, World and Olympic records holder)
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Yasemin Dalkılıç (Free diver, world record holder)
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Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ (Actor)
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Hazal Kaya (Actress)
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SpZ
21st October 2012, 08:25
Well nowadays I think like it or not the most famous person from Turkey is Mehmet Öz

Asiye
21st October 2012, 13:11
Yes, Mehmet Öz is one of the most-known Turks internationally, especially in US but Mesut Özil must be the most famous Turk(ethnically)

Nuri Şahin(Liverpool), Arda Turan(Atletico Madrid), Turkish drama actors/actresses like Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Beren Saat, Tuba Büyüküstün. They are famous especially in Middle East. Sertab Erener, Hadise, Manga from Eurovision. Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Fatih Akın. They are famous, awarded directors. these are some of most-known Turks imo.

Asiye
21st October 2012, 13:16
@nofuxCZ, you forgot Gregor Mendel, the man who my genetics lecturer can't go 10 minutes without mentioning :o

was he Czech? he is really well-known. How could you forget nofuxCZ? :p

r3gg13
21st October 2012, 14:02
From The Philippines


::ph ::ph ::ph


Carlos Romulo - President of the UN General Assembly 1949

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/14/Carlos_Romulo.jpg

Monique Lhuillier - Prominent fashion designer

http://candlemaking.craftgossip.com/files/2011/02/monique_headshot.jpg

Rafé Totengco - A high-end, award-winning leather craft designer.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_koqhrz5QID1qzvmrjo1_400.jpg

Jo Koy - A stand-up comedian

http://tm.cdn.perfb.com/eventengine/displayImage.php?ID=52074&TYPE=10002

Billy Crawford - Singer

http://contents.pep.ph/images2/news/854c3f580.jpg

Kenn Navarro- Creator of Happy Tree Friends

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/56/Kenn_Navarro.jpg/455px-Kenn_Navarro.jpg

Van Partible - Creator of Johnny Bravo

http://vanpartible.com/wp-content/uploads/_image/1370-1281645526.jpg

Cristeta Comerford - First woman executive chef in the White House (2005 onwards)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/Cristeta_comerford.jpg

Jessica Hagedorn - Playwright, multimedia artist
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/11/Jessica_Hagedorn_at_the_2008_Tribeca_Film_Festival .jpg/450px-Jessica_Hagedorn_at_the_2008_Tribeca_Film_Festival .jpg

nofuxCZ
21st October 2012, 14:13
was he Czech? he is really well-known. How could you forget nofuxCZ? :p

There are lots of Czech scientists and inventors, that list would be too long :D
As for Mendel, it's a bit tricky. Lots of Germans and Austrians used to live here, Mendel was born into a German-speaking family, so either he was an ethnic German/Austrian or a germanized Czech. He described himself as "german-speaking Moravian"

Archer
21st October 2012, 14:17
Mesut Özil must be the most famous Turk(ethnically)

Actually he is a kurd, ethnically.

Asiye
21st October 2012, 14:41
Actually he is a kurd, ethnically.

He is from Zonguldak city in western black sea region. Kurdish population doesn't exist or it's very low there as far as i know. i don't think he is kurdish.

Wikipedia says:
Özil is a third-generation Turkish-German,[54][32][55][56] who, in reference to his game, concludes, "My technique and feeling for the ball is the Turkish side to my game. The discipline, attitude and always-give-your-all is the German part."[57] Although of Turkish descent, his entire life has been committed to Germany.[32] His ancestors are from Devrek, Zonguldak in North-Western Turkey.[58]

seb89
21st October 2012, 14:45
He is from Zonguldak city in western black sea region. Kurdish population doesn't exist or it's very low there as far as i know. i don't think he is kurdish.

Wikipedia says:
Özil is a third-generation Turkish-German,[54][32][55][56] who, in reference to his game, concludes, "My technique and feeling for the ball is the Turkish side to my game. The discipline, attitude and always-give-your-all is the German part."[57] Although of Turkish descent, his entire life has been committed to Germany.[32] His ancestors are from Devrek, Zonguldak in North-Western Turkey.[58]

So he's not a famous Turk nor Kurd, but a famous German :).

r3gg13
21st October 2012, 14:54
From The Philippines


::ph ::ph ::ph


Carlos Romulo - President of the UN General Assembly 1949

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/14/Carlos_Romulo.jpg

Monique Lhuillier - Prominent fashion designer

http://candlemaking.craftgossip.com/files/2011/02/monique_headshot.jpg

Rafé Totengco - A high-end, award-winning leather craft designer.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_koqhrz5QID1qzvmrjo1_400.jpg

Jo Koy - A stand-up comedian

http://tm.cdn.perfb.com/eventengine/displayImage.php?ID=52074&TYPE=10002

Billy Crawford - Singer

http://contents.pep.ph/images2/news/854c3f580.jpg

Kenn Navarro- Creator of Happy Tree Friends

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/56/Kenn_Navarro.jpg/455px-Kenn_Navarro.jpg

Van Partible - Creator of Johnny Bravo

http://vanpartible.com/wp-content/uploads/_image/1370-1281645526.jpg

Cristeta Comerford - First woman executive chef in the White House (2005 onwards)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/Cristeta_comerford.jpg

Jessica Hagedorn - Playwright, multimedia artist
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/11/Jessica_Hagedorn_at_the_2008_Tribeca_Film_Festival .jpg/450px-Jessica_Hagedorn_at_the_2008_Tribeca_Film_Festival .jpg




Almost all of them are hyphenated Filipinos. It's really rare to find 'pure' Filipinos. If memory serves right, all of them were born in the Philippines

Archer
21st October 2012, 15:02
He is from Zonguldak city in western black sea region. Kurdish population doesn't exist or it's very low there as far as i know.

Apparently he comes from that low population.

Mesut Özil Kürt oldu (http://www.gazete5.com/haber/mesut-ozil-kurt-oldugunu-acikladi-real-madrid-18-agustos-201-36003.htm)


So he's not a famous Turk nor Kurd, but a famous German :).

Yes. I don't see him as a Turk. Not that he is ethnically Kurd, but he already stated that he feels German, not Turkish and he did not choose Turkish national team. So, I'm against him being promoted as a famous Turk anywhere.

vatroslav_cro
21st October 2012, 15:19
::hr CROATIA ::hr (second part):


Ivica Kostelić (alpine skier)


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Ivica Kostelić (born November 23, 1979) is a World Cup (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/FIS_Alpine_Ski_World_Cup) alpine ski racer (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Alpine_skiing) from Croatia (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Croatia) (the elder brother of early metioned Janica Kostelić.) He specializes in slalom (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Slalom_skiing) and combined (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Alpine_skiing_combined), but is also one of the few alpine World Cup ski racers able to score points in all disciplines.
After considerable success in junior competitions, Kostelić's World Cup (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/FIS_Alpine_Ski_World_Cup) career has alternated between triumph and injury. His main accomplishments include a World Championship (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/FIS_Alpine_World_Ski_Championships) gold medal in slalom (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Slalom_skiing) in 2003 (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/FIS_Alpine_World_Ski_Championships_2003), Olympic (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Alpine_skiing_at_the_Winter_Olympics) silver medal in slalom in 2010 (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Alpine_skiing_at_the_2010_Winter_Olympics), Olympic silver medals in combined (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Alpine_combined) in 2006 (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Alpine_skiing_at_the_2006_Winter_Olympics) (traditional combined) and 2010 (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/2010_Winter_Olympics) (super combined), and the overall World Cup (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/FIS_Alpine_Ski_World_Cup) title in 2011.
Kostelić has scored a total of with 24 World Cup (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Alpine_skiing_World_Cup) race victories (as of February 2012) and a total of 52 World Cup (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Alpine_skiing_World_Cup) podiums during his career. He won the slalom World Cup title in 2002 and 2011, and the combined World Cup title in 2011 and 2012.
Since 2008, he has finished among the top six in the overall World Cup standings each season (2008: sixth; 2009: fourth; 2010: fifth; 2011: first). He has also scored points in all disciplines each of those seasons, and his best race results (as of March 2011) are a seventh place in downhill, a second place in giant slalom, and victories in all other disciplines (11 in slalom, 1 in parallel-slalom, 2 in combined, 3 in super combined (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Super_combined), and 1 in Super G (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Super_Giant_Slalom_skiing)).

Monika Leskovar (cello player)

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Croatian cellist Monika Leskovar (born Kreutztal, Germany, 1981), studied with Dobrila Berkovic-Magdalenic at Elly Bašic Music School in Zagreb and later with Valter Dešpalj. In 1996 she became a student of David Geringas at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, where - from 2006 to 2011 - she was an assistant. From October 2012 she teaches cello at Lugano Conservatory of Music in Switzerland.
In masterclasses she worked together with Mstislav Rostropovitch and Bernard Greenhouse. Winner of several prizes at international cello competitions - International Tchaikovsky for Young Musicians (Sendai, 1995), Antonio Janigro (Zagreb, 1996), Rostropovich (Paris, 1997), Eurovision Grand Prix (Vienna, 1998), Roberto Caruana “Stradivari” (Milano, 1999), International ARD (Munchen 2001), 5th Adam (New Zealand, 2003). Sofia Gubaidulina says of her: “Monika perfectly performed my Preludes for solo violoncello… She is truly remarkable, and simply I adore her… Monika is the sort of talent that only appears by the Grace of God”.
Since 2005 she collaborates with the cellist and composer Giovanni Sollima, with whom she recorded the album “We Were Trees”, recently published by Sony/BMG.
In 2008 she recorded the G-major Cello Concerto of Stamitz and the Danzi Variations on a theme from “Don Giovanni” for the label OEMHS classics.

Tomislav Mužek (tenor and opera singer)

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Tomislav Mužek (born 28 May 1976) is a Croatian (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Croatia) tenor (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Tenor) and opera (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Opera) singer.
He studied in Vienna (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Vienna) at the University of Music and Performing Arts (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/University_of_Music_and_Performing_Arts) and made his professional debut at the Vienna State Opera (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Vienna_State_Opera) in 1999.
Was an ensemblemember of the Bremen Stadttheater (http://www.escforums.com/w/index.php?title=Bremen_Stadttheater&action=edit&redlink=1) from 2000-2002 where he sung roles as: Don Ottavio, Ferrando, Tamino, Alfredo, Rodolfo. Now he is performing as a freelancer singing major lyric tenor (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Lyric_tenor) parts in opera houses as: Teatro alla Scala (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Teatro_alla_Scala) Milan, Opéra Bastille (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Op%C3%A9ra_Bastille) Paris, Théâtre du Capitole (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Th%C3%A9%C3%A2tre_du_Capitole) Toulouse, Bayerische Staatsoper (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Bayerische_Staatsoper) Munich, Bayreuther Festspiele (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Bayreuther_Festspiele), Semperoper (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Semperoper) Dresden, Opernhaus Zürich (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Opernhaus_Z%C3%BCrich). He is represented by the Opera & Concert (http://www.escforums.com/w/index.php?title=Opera_%26_Concert&action=edit&redlink=1) agency.

NESSUN DORMA (G. Puccini), peformed by Tomislav Mužek - (2008):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU1ZIommqHs


Sandra Perković (discus thrower)

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Sandra Perković (born 21 June 1990) is a Croatian (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Croatia) discus thrower (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Discus_throw), reigning European (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/2012_European_Athletics_Championships) and Olympic champion (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Olympic_champion).
Perković's successful junior career culminated in winning gold at the 2009 European Junior Championships (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/2009_European_Athletics_Junior_Championships) with a new national record. A month later, she made the final of the World Championships (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/2009_World_Championships_in_Athletics) as the youngest discus thrower in the field.
In her first year of senior competition she won gold at the 2010 European Championships (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/2010_European_Athletics_Championships), becoming the youngest ever European champion in women's discus throw. A six-month doping suspension after testing positive for a banned psychostimulant (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Psychostimulant) kept her out of competition for most of the 2011 season, including the World Championships (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/2011_World_Championships_in_Athletics), but she returned in strong form in 2012 and successfully defended her title in the European Championships (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/2012_European_Athletics_Championships).
Perković is coached by Ivan Ivančić (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Ivan_Ivan%C4%8Di%C4%87), a former Olympic shot putter. Her personal best and national record is 69.11 meters, set in August 2012 at the 2012 Olympics (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/2012_Summer_Olympics) in London, where she reached the golden medal.


Miroslav Radman (scientist)

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Miroslav Radman (born April 30, 1944 in Split (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Split_(city))) is a prominent Croatian (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Croatia) biologist and a member of the French Academy of Sciences (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/French_Academy_of_Sciences). Radman's specialty is DNA repair (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/DNA_repair); in 1974 he discovered the SOS response (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/SOS_response). He is now a professor of cellular biology (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Cellular_biology) at the Faculté de Médecine - Necker, Université Paris V, Paris, France (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Paris,_France).
Radman is a co-founder of the Mediterranean Institute For Life Sciences (http://www.medils.hr/).
In 2011 Radman won the FEMS-Lwoff Award (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Michel_Lwoff), given out by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/FEMS), for his research of DNA repair mechanism in Deinococcus radiodurans (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Deinococcus_radiodurans).

Goran Višnjić (actor)

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Goran Višnjić (born September 9, 1972) is a Croatian (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Croats) actor who has appeared in American and British films and television productions. He is best known for his role as Dr. Luka Kovač (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Luka_Kova%C4%8D) in the hit television series ER (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/ER_(TV_series)).
(I hope you watched this, it was one of the best series I've ever seen::).
Now credited as Goran Višnjić in his English-language work, he adopted the simplified spelling of his name when he came to the United States in the late '90s, believing it would be more accessible to American audiences.
Višnjić was named People (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/People_(magazine)) magazine's Sexiest Import in 1999 and "One of TV's Sexiest Men" in the June 5–11, 2005 TV Guide (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/TV_Guide). He was ranked #18 in Croatian-based monthly film magazine Hollywood in Best Croatian Male Movie Stars of All Time list in November 2005. He was also named as the Best Croatian actor in 2004 according to the votes of the visitors of internet magazines, for his role in the movie Duga mračna noć, according to the votes of Croatian newspaper Večernji list (http://www.escforums.com/wiki/Ve%C4%8Dernji_list).

Asiye
21st October 2012, 16:25
Apparently he comes from that low population.

Mesut Özil Kürt oldu (http://www.gazete5.com/haber/mesut-ozil-kurt-oldugunu-acikladi-real-madrid-18-agustos-201-36003.htm)

that news didn't seem true to me. I think someone made it up.


So he's not a famous Turk nor Kurd, but a famous German :).

Yes after all, he is a German citizen and playing for Germany but i don't think he feels 100% German. It's obvious that Turkish culture was always in his life and he speaks Turkish quite well. Many Turks who was born there know very little Turkish. Don't get me wrong. this isn't related with nationalism but there is a reality that he has Turkish origin.

Archer
21st October 2012, 18:11
that news didn't seem true to me. I think someone made it up.

The news are sourced (from ZDF, German channel). And he would have already refuted the claims if that was not the case. He is a kurd, get over it.


Yes after all, he is a German citizen and playing for Germany but i don't think he feels 100% German. It's obvious that Turkish culture was always in his life and he speaks Turkish quite well. Many Turks who was born there know very little Turkish. Don't get me wrong. this isn't related with nationalism but there is a reality that he has Turkish origin.

Napoleon was also of Italian origin but the history wrote him as French, and he was a French patriot after all, rejecting his real identity. Have you seen any Italian being proud of Napoleon and promoting him as Italian everywhere ? oh, you are right about him not feeling %100 German though. He is also proud of his kurdishness. But there's nothing Turkish with him, sorry.

" The mind is everything. What you think you become. " Buddha

kate124
22nd July 2013, 22:37
Malala Yousafzai, Jansher Khan, Jahangir Khan, Benazir Bhutto, Arfa Karim, Imran Khan, General Pervaiz Musharraf, General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kiyani, Saeed Anwar, Wasim Akram, Shahid Khan Afridi, Aisam ul Haq Qureshi, Prof. Ataur Rehman, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, Dr. Samar Mubarak Mand and there is still a long list of eminent personalities.
bus tour from boston to washington dc (http://getbustours.com/4day-boston-washington-york-essential-tour.html)
boston to dc bus (http://getbustours.com/4day-boston-washington-york-essential-tour.html)

SRBIJA
28th July 2013, 17:20
::ee

Arvo Pärt
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Famous composer

Siim Kallas
http://www.europeanvoice.com/GED/00000000/4600/4665.jpg
EU's Vice president

Kerli Kőiv
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_uys7W5U7Q0I/TJ3BtnQWy5I/AAAAAAAAAWI/62WNvNnvf4E/s320/kerli5.jpg
Bet you all know her :D

Lennart Meri (dead)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/81/Lennart_Meri_1998.jpg/160px-Lennart_Meri_1998.jpg
President, writer, diplomat, politician

Adding some more later :P

Kerli xrose

ClassifiedCat
31st July 2013, 14:59
From ::ie there must be many, I can't think right now. From the top of my head

Jedward
I'm ashamed of them, disgusting, represented us in ESC 2011.

Brendan Gleeson
Actor, starring in many movies

Saoirse Ronan
Actor, in the Host, The Lovely Bones, Hanna and many more.

Maeve Binchy
Famous author, died 1 year and 1 day ago today, I think. :(

Leaf
3rd August 2013, 08:02
I'd like to apologize on behalf of all of Canada for this:


http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article2096122.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/%C2%A3%C2%A3-justin-bieber-spitting-on-fans-toronto-2096122.png

Celia
3rd August 2013, 12:54
::es (related to cinema, I'll post more people later :D)

Penélope Cruz
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Actress. Winner of many awards. She's worked a lot with Almodóvar and lately with Woody Allen. She's also been the image for some worldwide known beauty brands.

Pedro Almodóvar
http://www.dosmanzanas.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/pedro-almodovar.jpg

Filmmaker and winner of Oscar, Bafta, Goya awards and Golden Globes. Living legend in our cinema industry. He's been making films since the 80's. His films, mostly the old ones, are shocking and provoking and show a brutal reality.

Javier Bardem
http://www.rankingfamosos.com/imagenes/famosos/20110115/javier-bardem-16.jpg

Actor. Winner of an Oscar award, a BAFTA award , a Golden Globe , several Goya awards, etc.

Antonio Banderas
http://www.biografiasyvidas.com/biografia/b/fotos/banderas_1.jpg

He's taken on many roles in cinema but is mostly known for his work as an actor. The 90's in North America were his golden days. Nominated to Golden Globes, Emmy and Tony awards.

Alejandro Amenábar
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Chilean-born filmmaker. Winner of 9 Goya awards and well as an Oscar award. Creator of films such as The Others, The Sea Inside and Agora.

Victoria Abril
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Actress. She's worked in many places, but mostly Spain and France. Winner of several awards such as a Goya Award and a Silver Bear.

Carmen Maura
http://img.actualidadcine.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/camenmaura2.jpg

Actress. She is better known for her roles in many films by Almodovar. Very succesful in France as well. Winner of many Spanish awards, as well as a Cesar award and a Best Actress award in Cannes.

Luis Buńuel
http://www.entretantomagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/luis-bu%C3%B1uel.jpg

Filmmaker. Born in Spain but spent most of his life in Mexico and France. Winner of many awards, including an Oscar.

toinou03
3rd August 2013, 15:43
^
Only great people ! xlove

We love all of them in France. We adopted Victoria Abril many years ago. Now, the great Carmen Maura is begining to star every movie in France ! :lol:

Yamarus
3rd August 2013, 15:45
I love Carmen Maura xheart

seb89
3rd August 2013, 16:18
Me too :o I love her :o! She's so great :D.

I adore Luis Buńuel too :D!