Famous People from San Francisco, CA

San Francisco is not only one of the most vibrant city in America, but it is also home to some of the most renowned individuals in the world. Below are some of the famous people who were born in this city.  

Bruce Lee

You thought that this celebrated martial arts icon, actor, and filmmaker was born in china, right? Well, you are damn wrong! Bruce Lee, despite being Chinese by origin was born in San Francisco, and this is the city where he spent most of his childhood years.

He is popularly known for his role in movies such as “Enter the Dragon,” “Way of the Dragon,” and “The Fist of the Furry.”

Bruce Lee was trained martial arts by his teacher Yip Man in 1954, and he used this art to entertain millions of people around the world. He died at the age of 32 in 1973. It can be said that he lived a very short but eventful life, and he is one legend San Francisco dwellers should celebrate as one of their own.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco, CA which has a great tourist spot called Children’s Fairyland Park, he was a successful entrepreneur who was worth billions of dollars. One of his most notable investments is the Apple Company which he co-founded with Steve Wozniak. In no time, Apple became one of the largest electronic icon, and it is still one of the leading producers of high-end computers, smart phones, and other electronic devices.

Jobs died in October 5, 2011 after a long battle with pancreas cancer. However, San Francisco will live to celebrate him as an investor who touched the lives of many hopeless people and contributed greatly to the economy of the United States.

 

Natalie Woods

She is a movie actress who played the role of Maria in the “West Side Story in 1961. She won a Golden Globe Award for her role in the movie “Remake of from Here to Eternity” in 1979. During her teenage years, she was nominated for the Academy Award for the best supporting actress in the film, “Rebel without a Cause.”

Natalie Woods was born in San Francisco, CA in 1938 and died in 1981 at the age of 43.

Meghan Rienks

Meghan Rienks is an actress, lifestyle, and beauty guru who is known as Meghanrosette in her YouTube channel. Ata the age of 24, she has played a role as Zoey Parker on Hulu’s “Freakish.”

 

She is a modern star who was born in San Francisco, CA where plenty of people enjoyed the great food in McCormick & Kuleto’s Restaurant, and she is worth a mention in our top list.