10 Most Popular People Born in Basel – Basel is beautiful and is the Switzerland’s third most populous city with about 166,000 habitants. Basel is among the most important cultural centers of Switzerland. Located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet, Basel also has suburbs in France and Germany. Here I will show you some Basel famous celebrities. See below the 10 Most Popular People Born in Basel:
Ana Ivanovic – Tennis Player
She is no. 12 in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings for singles.
Eren Derdiyok – Football Player
He is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for German Bundesliga club Bayer
Leverkusen and for the Switzerland national team.
Roger Federer – Tennis Player
He is fan of the most expensive watches and he has been ranked inside the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) top 10 continuously since May 2002.
Alexander Frei – Football Player
He first played for Basel, then for various other clubs in Switzerland, France and Germany before returning to his home club.
Katy French – Model
She was an Irish socialite, model, writer, television personality and charity worker. She had suffered brain damage from drug use in 2007 and died.
Albert Hofmann – Scientist
Known best for being the first person to synthesize, ingest, and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Died with 102 years old.
Claude Nicollier – Astronaut
It was the first and only astronaut from Switzerland. His first spaceflight (STS-46) was in 1992, and his final spaceflight (STS-103) was in 1999 and he retired in April 2007.
Ursula Andress – Actress
The first Bond Girl, she is a sex-symbol of the 60’s. Won a Golden Globe in the James Bond film – Dr. No.
Marthe Keller – Actress
At the age 16 she have a skiing accident and leave the ballet, than she changed to acting, and worked in Berlin at the Schiller Theatre and the Berliner Ensemble.
Christian Kohlund – Actor
Among the most important roles, he was Marcus Gunther in the Sun on the Stubble.
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