- Born in Brussels
- Notable personalities who were born in the Brussels metropolitan area and whose careers were made elsewhere include philosopher Siger of Brabant (ca. 1235-between 1280 and 1284), painter Adam van der Meulen (1632-1690), Austrian field marshal Charles Joseph, Prince de Ligne (1735-1814), Third French Republic president Paul Deschanel (1855-1922), French general Maxime Weygand (1867-1965), Egyptologist Jean Capart (1877-1947), actor Jacques Feyder (1888-1948), writer Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-1987), ethnologist Claude-Lévi Strauss (1908- ), and singer Annie Cordee (née Correman) (1928- ). Film actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) was born Edda van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston in Ixelles at rue Keyenveld 48, the daughter of a British banker and a Dutch baroness. She lived in Linkebeek from 1932 to 1939 before moving to the Netherlands. Film actor Jean-Claude Van Damme (1960- ) was born Jean-Claude Van Varen-berg in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe.
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