Birth Place Matching "Riga, Latvia" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Elya Baskin
Actor | Spider-Man 3
Elya Baskin is a Soviet Latvia-born American actor, best-known for his work on Spider-Man 2 (2004), The Name of the Rose (1986) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). He was born on August 11, 1950 in Riga, USSR [now Latvia] as Elya Zalmanovich Baskin to Zalman and Frieda Baskin, both of Russian Jewish descent. ...
2. Mikhail Baryshnikov
Actor | The Turning Point
Boyishly cute, diminutive and strong as a bull, but as graceful as any gazelle or swan, Mikhail Baryshnikov is a household name even to non-balletomanes. Widely considered to be one of the greatest and biggest names in dance.
Mikhail began his ballet studies in his native Riga, Latvia. He was ...
3. Cynthia Lynn
Actress | Hogan's Heroes
Cynthia Lynn was born on April 2, 1937 in Riga, Latvia. She was an actress, known for Hogan's Heroes (1965), Mission: Impossible (1966) and The Six Million Dollar Man (1974). She died on March 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
4. Rutanya Alda
Actress | The Deer Hunter
Rutanya Alda was born on October 13, 1942 in Riga, Latvia. She is an actress and writer, known for The Deer Hunter (1978), Mommie Dearest (1981) and Amityville II: The Possession (1982). She was previously married to Richard Bright.
5. Sergei Eisenstein
Director | Ivan Groznyy
The son of an affluent architect, Eisenstein attended the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd as a young man. With the fall of the tsar in 1917, he worked as an engineer for the Red Army. In the following years, Eisenstein joined up with the Moscow Proletkult Theater as a set designer and ...
6. Bill Rebane
Director | Twister's Revenge!
Bill Rebane was born on February 8, 1937 in Riga, Latvia. He is a director and producer, known for Twister's Revenge! (1988), The Capture of Bigfoot (1979) and The Alpha Incident (1978). He was previously married to Barbara J. Rebane.
7. Natalia Ryumina
Actress | Their Finest
Natalia Ryumina is a Latvian born British actress. She grew up in a multilingual family, speaking Russian, Latvian, Ukrainian, English and German. After graduating from Jazep Medin Riga School of Music, where she had trained as a classical singer, she moved to London to study at Mountview Academy ...
8. Wolf Ruvinskis
Actor | Neutrón, el enmascarado negro
Of Jewish origins, Wolf Ruvinskis Manevics was born in 1921 in Riga (Latvia), but fearing persecution during World War II his family relocated to Argentina, where they lived in extreme poverty. In spite of his deprived childhood, Wolf excelled in sports and became interested in wrestling. When he ...
9. Heinz Erhardt
Actor | Ohne Krimi geht die Mimi nie ins Bett
The multi-talented comedian, pianist, singer and home-spun poet Heinz Erhardt was born in Riga, the son of a successful bandmaster. After his parents split up, he had a somewhat unsettled upbringing, spent, alternately, with his mother in St. Petersburg, with his grandparents in Riga and with his ...
10. Agata Mutsenietse
Actress | Zakrytaya shkola
Agata Mutsenietse was born on March 1, 1989 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR [now Latvia]. She is an actress, known for Zakrytaya shkola (2011), Solovey-Razboynik (2012) and Podval gospodina Grinberga. She was previously married to Pavel Priluchnyy.
11. Ilze Taurins
Actress | Burke's Law
Ilze Taurins was born on August 29, 1933 in Riga, Latvia. She is an actress, known for Burke's Law (1963), The Wild Wild West (1965) and The Gallant Men (1962).
12. Viktors Lorencs
Actor | Idi i smotri
Viktors Lorencs was born on July 30, 1927 in Riga, Latvia. He was a writer and actor, known for Come and See (1985), Hullumeelsus (1969) and Akmens un skembas (1967). He died on January 26, 1992 in Riga, Latvia.
13. Rosa von Praunheim
Director | Anita: Tänze des Lasters
Rosa von Praunheim was born on November 25, 1942 in Riga, Ostland [now Latvia]. He is a director and writer, known for Anita: Dances of Vice (1987), Horror Vacui (1984) and Tough Love (2015). He was previously married to Carla Egerer.
14. Alan Melikdjanian
Director | Citizen Mavzik
Alan Melikdjanian is the son of a well-known Soviet-era Russian circus performer Vilen Melikdjanian. At a very young age, he developed impressive drawing skills, designing characters and worlds in countless caricatures and comic strips. He considered pursuing a career in animation, but eventually ...
15. Regina Razuma
Actress | Rugtais vins
Regina Razuma was born on September 22, 1951 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR [now Latvia]. She was an actress, known for Bitter Wine (2007), Amatieris (2008) and Bande (1986). She was previously married to Uldi Razumu. She died on May 14, 2023 in Latvia.
16. Michael Idov
Writer | Yumorist
Michael Idov was born on July 9, 1976 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR [now Latvia]. He is a writer and composer, known for The Humorist (2019), Leto (2018) and Deutschland 89 (2020).
17. Maxim Busel
Actor | Romeo n' Juliet
Maxim Busel is a prominent young Latvian stage and film actor. Best known for his solo performance as Tim Tuni in The Legend of the Pianist. 1900. For this role, was nominated for Best Actor 2018 at "The Night of the Artist" award, the highest recognition in Latvian theatre and also a contender for...
18. Nikita Tarasov
Actor | Prityazhenie
Nikita Tarasov was born on December 3, 1979 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR [now Riga, Latvia]. He is an actor, known for Attraction (2017), Battle for Sevastopol (2015) and Forgotten Experiment (2023).
19. Juris Zagars
Actor | Dubultnieks
Juris Zagars was born on January 26, 1961 in Riga, Latvia. He is an actor, known for Dubultnieks (1986), The Dark Deer (2006) and The Python (2003).
20. Nina Maslova
Actress | Ivan Vasilevich menyaet professiyu
Nina Maslova was born on November 27, 1946 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR [now Latvia]. She is an actress, known for Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession (1973), Opasno dlya zhizni! (1985) and Afonya (1975).
21. Viesturs Kairiss
Director | Janvaris
Viesturs Kairiss was born on January 30, 1971 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR [now Latvia]. He is a director and writer, known for January (2022), Leaving by the Way (2001) and City on the River (2020). He is married to Ieva Jurjane.
22. Olga Korsak
Actress | The Petrichor
Olga Korsak is a Canadian actress, former Olympic figure skater and singer/songwriter under the stage name Livva. She is best known for her lead role in Junga Song's movie "The Petrichor," playing alongside celebrated Russian-Canadian film star Aleksey Serebryakov. Her performance as the retired ...
23. Lilita Ozolina
Actress | Melna veza spiles
Lilita Ozolina was born on November 19, 1947 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR [now Latvia]. She was an actress, known for Melna veza spiles (1976), The Chronicles of Melanie (2016) and The Heritage of Love (2016). She died on June 5, 2023 in Latvia.
24. Vladimir Koshevoy
Actor | Prestuplenie i nakazanie
Vladimir Koshevoy was born on September 1, 1976 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR [now Latvia]. He is an actor, known for Prestuplenie i nakazanie (2007), Petropolis (2022) and Liturgiya oglashennykh (2018).
25. Boris Ingster
Producer | The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Ingster was born in 1903 in Riga of what is now Latvia. He worked with Sergei Eisenstein in Russia before arriving in the United States in 1930. In the 1930's, he worked as a writer for several movies, among them The Story of Alexander Graham Bell. His directorial debut was in the 1940 classic "...
26. Lya Mara
Actress | Kri-Kri, die Herzogin von Tarabac
Lya Mara was born on August 1, 1897 in Riga, Russian Empire [now Latvia]. She was an actress, known for Kri-Kri, die Herzogin von Tarabac (1920), Charlotte Corday (1919) and Anna Karenina (1920). She was previously married to Frederic Zelnik. She died on March 1, 1960 in Ticino, Switzerland.
27. Boris Tumarin
Actor | The Doctors
Boris Tumarin was born on April 4, 1910 in Riga, Russian Empire [now Latvia]. He was an actor and writer, known for The Doctors (1963), Christmas in the Marketplace (1967) and Gebroeders Karamazow (1968). He died on January 28, 1979 in New York City, New York, USA.
28. Ronalds Neilands
Actor | Pohádka o Malíckovi
Ronalds Neilands was born in 1975 in Riga, Latvia. He is an actor, known for Pohádka o Malíckovi (1986).
29. Juris Podnieks
Director | Vai viegli but jaunam?
Juris Podnieks was born on December 5, 1950 in Riga, USSR [now Latvia]. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Is It Easy to Be Young? (1986), Constellation of Rifleman (1982) and Hello Do You Hear Us? (1990). He died on June 23, 1992.
30. Yana Sekste
Actress | Medibas
Yana Sekste was born on April 6, 1980 in Riga, USSR [now Latvia]. She is an actress, known for The Hunt (2009), Bolshoy (2017) and Survived (2021). She has been married to Dmitry Marin since November 27, 2013. She was previously married to Maksim Matveev.
31. Maris Martinsons
Writer | Nereikalingi zmones
Maris Martinsons is an internationally awarded film director, screenwriter, editor and producer. After graduating from Latvia Conservatoires in 1989 as a "drama theatre director" he worked together with Latvian musicians as an independent director/producer for music videos. His first, "This Is My ...
32. George Nagobads
Self | Lake Placid 1980: XIII Olympic Winter Games
George Nagobads was born on November 18, 1921 in Riga, Latvia. He died on March 31, 2023 in Edina, Minnesota, USA.
33. Juris Strenga
Actor | Hullumeelsus
Juris Strenga was born on June 13, 1937 in Riga, Latvia. He is an actor, known for Hullumeelsus (1969), The Arrows of Robin Hood (1975) and Samaya dlinnaya solominka (1982).
34. Vilis Lapenieks
Cinematographer | Kojak
Vilis Lapenieks was born on November 10, 1931 in Riga, Latvia. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for Kojak (1973), The Creature Wasn't Nice (1981) and Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965). He died on July 3, 1987 in North Hollywood, California, USA.
35. Yuriy Bogatyryov
Actor | Neskolko dney iz zhizni I.I. Oblomova
Yuriy Bogatyryov was born on March 2, 1947 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR [now Latvia]. He was an actor, known for A Few Days from the Life of I.I. Oblomov (1980), Dead Souls (1984) and At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own (1974). He died on February 2, 1989 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now ...
36. Viktors Ritelis
Director | The Corpse
Viktors Ritelis was born on December 10, 1937 in Riga, Latvia. He is a director and writer, known for Crucible of Horror (1971), Blake's 7 (1978) and Paul Temple (1969).
37. Olga Dinnikova
Actress | Bleiben
Olga Dinnikova was born on February 5, 1985 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR [now Latvia]. She is an actress and writer, known for Bleiben (2012), Tandoori Love (2008) and What If.. (2015).
38. Victor Janson
Actor | Die Puppe
Victor Janson was born on September 25, 1884 in Riga, Russian Empire [now Latvia]. He was an actor and director, known for The Doll (1919), Die Dame in Schwarz (1920) and Das Skelett des Herrn Markutius (1920). He died on June 29, 1960 in West Berlin, West Germany.
39. Ben Schwalb
Producer | Jet Job
Ben Schwalb was born on June 15, 1901 in Riga, Latvia. He was a producer and director, known for Jet Job (1952), The Fatal Warning (1929) and Hot News (1953). He was previously married to Celia Shakin. He died on November 24, 1984 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
40. Boris Frumin
Writer | Black and White
Boris Frumin was born on October 24, 1947 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR [now Latvia]. He is a writer and director, known for Black and White (1992), Brighton 4th (2021) and Viva Castro! (1994).
41. Girts Jakovlevs
Actor | Proshchaniye s Peterburgom
Girts Jakovlevs was born on July 10, 1940 in Riga, Latvia. He is an actor, known for Proshchaniye s Peterburgom (1972), Dundurins (1974) and Melna veza spiles (1976).
42. Santa Aprupe
Actress | Hello Au Revoir
Santa Aprupe is a Latvian model, actress and singer from Riga, Latvia. Her public career took off in Italy in 2014, when she met her first film agent. Previously known for numerous runway shows, advertisements and editorials as a model. As well as involved in different Italian film and art projects...
43. Emilia Unda
Actress | Mädchen in Uniform
Emilia Unda was born on January 29, 1879 in Riga, Russian Empire [now Latvia]. She was an actress, known for Mädchen in Uniform (1931), Freie Liebe (1919) and Baby (1932). She died on December 7, 1939 in Berlin, Germany.
44. Nikolai Ekk
Director | Putyovka v zhizn
Nikolai Ekk was born on June 14, 1902 in Riga, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire [now Latvia]. He was a director and writer, known for Road to Life (1931), Sorochynskyi yarmarok (1939) and Odni znakomye (1934). He died on July 13, 1976 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia].
45. Aloizs Brencs
Director | Rallijs
Aloizs Brencs was born on June 6, 1929 in Riga, Latvia. He was a director and assistant director, known for Rallijs (1978), Redundant (1976) and Lidz rudenim vel talu (1965). He died on October 28, 1998 in Riga, Latvia.
46. Mikhail Tal
Actor | Grossmeyster
Mikhail Tal was born on November 9, 1936 in Riga, Latvia. He was an actor, known for Grossmeyster (1973), Sem shagov za gorizont (1968) and Karpov igrayet s Karpovym (1980). He was previously married to Angelina Petukhova and Sulamif Landau. He died on June 28, 1992 in Moscow, Russia.
47. Vasili Mass
Production Designer | Stecheniye obstoyatel'stv
Vasili Mass was born on September 22, 1950 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR [now Latvia]. He is a production designer and director, known for Stecheniye obstoyatel'stv (1988), Zirneklis (1992) and A Limousine the Colour of Midsummer's Eve (1981).
48. Kristaps Bazevics
Actor | Kailums
Kristaps Bazevics was born on August 2, 1994 in Riga, Latvia. He is an actor, known for Kailums (2008).
49. Elina Garanca
Soundtrack | Combien tu m'aimes?
Elina Garanca was born on September 16, 1976 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR [now Latvia]. She is an actress, known for How Much Do You Love Me? (2005), Anna Bolena (2011) and The Whistlers (2019). She is married to Karel Mark Chichon. They have two children.
50. Agnese Zeltina
Actress | 3 of Us
Agnese Zeltina was born on December 14, 1971 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR [now Latvia]. She is an actress and producer, known for 3 of Us (2009), Ligzda (1996) and Bitter Wine (2007).