British people of Austrian descent

Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Audrey Hepburn

    Audrey Hepburn


    Audrey Hepburn (/ˈɔːdri ˈhɛpˌbɜrn/; born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Born in Ixelles, a district of Brussels, Hepburn spent her childhood between Belgium, England, and the Netherlands, including German-occupied Arnhem during the Second World War where she worked as a courier for the Dutch resistance and assisted with fundraising. In Amsterdam, she studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell before moving to London in 1948 to continue her ballet training with Marie Rambert and perform as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productions. She spoke several languages, including English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and German.

  2. Rachel Weisz

    Rachel Weisz


    Rachel Hannah Weisz; /ˈvs/ VYS),(born 7 March 1970), is an English-born film and theatre actress as well as a former fashion model who holds both British and American citizenship

  3. Myleene Klass

    Myleene Klass


    Myleene Angela Klass (born 6 April 1978) is an English singer, pianist, media figure and model, best known as a member of the now defunct pop band Hear'Say. They released two studio albums and four singles, the first two of which reached number one on the UK singles chart. Klass independently released two solo classical crossover albums in 2003 and 2007.

  4. Christopher O'Neill

    Christopher O'Neill


    Christopher Paul O'Neill (born 27 June 1974) is an American-British financier and the husband of Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, the second daughter and youngest child to King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

  5. Irene Handl

    Irene Handl


    Irene Handl (27 December 1901 – 29 November 1987) was an English character actress who appeared in over a hundred British films.

  6. Al Murray

    Al Murray


    Alastair James Hay "Al" Murray (born 10 May 1968), is an English comedian and TV personality well known for his stand-up persona and quick repartee.

  7. Alexis Korner

    Alexis Korner


    Alexis Korner (19 April 1928 – 1 January 1984) was a British blues musician and radio broadcaster, who has sometimes been referred to as "a founding father of British blues". A major influence on the sound of the British music scene in the 1960s, Korner was instrumental in bringing together various English blues musicians.

  8. Joy Adamson

    Joy Adamson


    Joy Adamson (born Friederike Victoria Gessner; 20 January 1910, Opava – 3 January 1980 Shaba National Reserve) was a naturalist, artist and author. Her book, Born Free, describes her experiences raising a lion cub named Elsa. Born Free was printed in several languages, and made into an Academy Award-winning movie of the same name. In 1977, she was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art.

  9. Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor

    Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor


    Lady Marina Charlotte Alexandra Katharine Helen Windsor (born 30 September 1992 in Cambridge) is the elder daughter of George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews, and Sylvana Windsor, Countess of St Andrews. She was born at the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge and named for her great-grandmother, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent. Until 2008 she was 25th in the line of succession to the British Throne, bypassing her elder brother, who is a Roman Catholic, however, The Observer reported that she had been confirmed as a Roman Catholic, and had therefore forfeited her place in the line of succession.

  10. Karl Popper

    Karl Popper


    Sir Karl Raimund Popper CH FBA FRS (28 July 1902 – 17 September 1994) was an Austrian-British philosopher and professor. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century.

  11. Ludwig Wittgenstein

    Ludwig Wittgenstein


    Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (/ˈvɪtɡənˌstn/; 26 April 1889 – 29 April 1951) was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language. From 1929 to 1947, Wittgenstein taught at the University of Cambridge. During his lifetime he published just one slim book, the 75-page Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921), one article, one book review and a children's dictionary. His voluminous manuscripts were edited and published posthumously. Philosophical Investigations appeared as a book in 1953, and has since come to be recognised as one of the most important works of philosophy in the twentieth century. His teacher Bertrand Russell described Wittgenstein as "the most perfect example I have ever known of genius as traditionally conceived; passionate, profound, intense, and dominating."

  12. George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews

    George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews


    George Philip Nicholas Windsor, Earl of St Andrews (born 26 June 1962), is the elder son of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and his wife, Katharine, Duchess of Kent. He is styled Earl of St Andrews, one of his father's subsidiary titles, which he holds by courtesy as heir apparent to the Dukedom of Kent.

  13. Ignaz Maybaum

    Ignaz Maybaum


    Ignaz Maybaum (2 March 1897, Vienna - 1976) was a rabbi and 20th century liberal Jewish theologian.

  14. Yiolanda Koppel

    Yiolanda Koppel


    Yiolanda "Yolly" Koppel (born 13 January 1978) is a television presenter with many years experience presenting for Carlton Television, CITV and Nickelodeon, with her friend Mounya Khamlichi. She has recently hosted a prime time entertainment show Dare U as well as filming Off The Hook, a fully interactive live quiz show.

  15. Christopher Tugendhat, Baron Tugendhat

    Christopher Tugendhat, Baron Tugendhat


    Christopher Samuel Tugendhat, Baron Tugendhat (born 23 February 1937) is a British Conservative politician, business man, company director, journalist and author.

  16. Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick

    Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick


    Ernest Augustus III (Ernest Augustus Christian George; German: Ernst August Christian Georg; 17 November 1887 – 30 January 1953), reigning Duke of Brunswick (2 November 1913 – 8 November 1918), was a grandson of George V of Hanover, whom the Prussians deposed in 1866.

  17. Otto Robert Frisch

    Otto Robert Frisch


    Otto Robert Frisch FRS (1 October 1904 – 22 September 1979) was an Austrian-British physicist. With his German-British collaborator Rudolf Peierls he designed the first theoretical mechanism for the detonation of an atomic bomb in 1940.

  18. Lady Helen Taylor

    Lady Helen Taylor


    Lady Helen Marina Lucy Taylor (née Windsor; born 28 April 1964) is a first cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II, and a great-granddaughter of King George V.

  19. Eric Hobsbawm

    Eric Hobsbawm


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  20. Max Rostal

    Max Rostal


    Max Rostal (7 July 1905 – 6 August 1991) was a violinist and a viola player. He was Austrian-born, but later took British citizenship.

  21. Peter Suschitzky

    Peter Suschitzky


    Peter Suschitzky, A.S.C. (born July 25, 1941) is a cinematographer born in London, the son of the cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky BSC. Among his most known works as director of photography are Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and the later films of David Cronenberg. Suschitzky succeeded Mark Irwin as Cronenberg's regular cinematographer when Irwin left during the pre-production of Dead Ringers (1988), and has been the cinematographer for all of Cronenberg's films since.

  22. David Freud, Baron Freud

    David Freud, Baron Freud


    David Anthony Freud, Baron Freud (born 24 June 1950) is a British journalist, businessman, Conservative politician and welfare adviser and is a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. He is a great grandson of Sigmund Freud, and son of Annette Krarup and Walter Freud.

  23. Rudolf Schwarz (conductor)

    Rudolf Schwarz (conductor)


    Rudolf Schwarz CBE (29 April 1905 – 30 January 1994) was an Austrian-born conductor of Jewish ancestry. He became a British citizen and spent the latter half of his life in England.

  24. Hersch Lauterpacht

    Hersch Lauterpacht


    Sir Hersch Lauterpacht QC (16 August 1897 – 8 May 1960) was a member of the United Nations' International Law Commission from 1952 to 1954 and a Judge of the International Court of Justice from 1955 to 1960. In the words of former ICJ President Stephen M. Schwebel, Judge Sir Hersch Lauterpacht's "attainments are unsurpassed by any international lawyer of this century [...] he taught and wrote with unmatched distinction". Sir Hersch's writings and (concurring and dissenting) opinions continue, nearly 50 years after his death, to be cited frequently in briefs, judgments, and advisory opinions of the World Court. He famously said "international law is at the vanishing point of law."

  25. Lord Nicholas Windsor

    Lord Nicholas Windsor


    Lord Nicholas Charles Edward Jonathan Windsor (born 25 July 1970) is the youngest child of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, a great-grandson of King George V. He is a first cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II.

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