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Alberta Famous

People listed are almost always native to the province. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a province for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the province in their personal endeavors.
  • William "Bible Bill" Aberhart politician, preacher (born in Ontario)
  • Jann Arden singer, songwriter
  • Conrad Bain actor
  • Thomas "Tommy" Banks pianist, conductor
  • Russell Bannock aviator
  • Steve Bell singer, songwriter
  • Earle Birney poet
  • Kurt Browning world champion figure skater
  • Victoria Calihoo last buffalo hunter, metis indian
  • Nathan Roderick "Rod" Cameron actor
  • Douglas Cardinal architect
  • Terry Chen actor
  • Rae Dawn Chong actress
  • Thomas "Tommy" Chong comedian, actor
  • Charles Joseph "Joe" Clark politician, journalist, former prime minister
  • Patrick Cox fashion designer
  • Gavin Crawford actor, comedian
  • David Crowchild tsuu t'ina leader
  • Crowfoot blackfoot chief
  • Elisha Cuthbert actress
E - H
  • Bernard "Bernie" Ebbers co-founder worldcom
  • Henrietta Muri Edwards women's rights activist, reformer(one of "famous five")(born in Quebec)
  • Nathan Fillion actor
  • Michael J. Fox actor, advocate
  • Bruno Gerussi actor
  • Katherine Govier author
  • Paul Gross actor, producer
  • Bret "The Hitman" Hart wrestler, author, actor
  • Tricia Helfer actress
  • Jillian "Jill" Hennessey actress
  • Jim Henshaw actor
  • Arthur Hiller film director
  • Mel Hurtig publisher, author
I - L
  • Jarome Iginla hockey player
  • William Patrick "W. P." Kensella author
  • Ralph Klein politician
  • Myrna Kostash author
  • Robert Kroetsch author, poet
  • K. D. Lang singer, songwriter
  • Evangeline Lilly actress
  • Samuel Livingston prospector, trader, farmer (Calgary's first citizen) (born in Ireland)
  • Peter Lougheed lawyer, politician
  • James Macleod militia officer, lawyer, politician (born in Scotland)
  • Nellie McClung women's rights activist, politician (one of "famous five")(born in Ontario)
  • Bruce McCulloch actor, comedian
  • Lanny McDonald hockey player
  • Louise McKinney first woman legislative assembly of alberta, first woman elected to legislature in canada (one of "famous five")(born in Ontario)
  • Marshall McLuhan educator, philosopher, scholar
  • Mark Messier hockey player
  • Joni Mitchell musician, songwriter
  • Emily Murphy women's rights activist, jurist, author (one of "famous five")(born in Ontario)
N - Q
  • Nickelback music group
  • Janette Oke author
  • Jessica Owen singer, songwriter
  • Irene Parlby women's farm leader, activist, politician(one of "famous five")(born in London, UK)
  • Kathleen Parlow violinist
  • Ron Pederson actor
  • Robert Young Pelton author, journalist, filmmaker
  • Fernando Pisani hockey player
  • John "Red" Pollard horse racing jockey
  • Sara Keirsten Quin musician
  • Tegan Rain Quin musician
R - T
  • Alexander Cameron Rutherford first premier of alberta (born in Ontario)
  • Lisa Ryder actress
  • Mark Rypien football player
  • Kavan Smith actor
  • Ryan Smyth hockey player
  • Catherine Mary Stewart actress
  • Harry Strom politician
  • Darryl Sutter hockey player, coach
  • Barb Tarbox anti-smoking activist
  • Kenneth D. "Ken" Taylor ambassador
  • Shelly Thompson actress
  • Kreesha Turner singer, songwriter
U - W
  • Garry "Iron Man" Unger hockey player
  • Aritha Van Herk author
  • Maxwell "Max" William Ward pioneering aviator, founder wardair airlines
  • Guy Weadick founder calgary stampede (born in the United States)
  • George Webber photographer
  • Victor Webster actor
  • Kenneth "Ken" Welsh actor
  • Fay Wray actress

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.