The Memorial Hall in Ysbyty Ifan was Katherine Hepburn’s "base" during the filming of "The Corn Is Green"
The story of Llywelyn slaying his faithful hound Gelert is almost certainly a 19th century fabrication.
A representation of the Menai Bridge inside a border of railings and stanchions is featured on the reverse of Britsh £1 coins minted in 2005.
Kylie Minogue's grandmother is from Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Tom Cruise’s real surname is Mapother. His Great Great Grandfather, Dylan Henry Mapother emigrated from Flint to USA in 1850.
Cilla Black’s Grandfather hails from Wrexham and she also has roots in the Mold & Holywell areas.
Jonny Buckland, the guitarist with mega-successful band Coldplay was brought up in Pantymwyn, Mold and educated at Mold Alun School.
Dawn French, comedienne and actress was born at Holyhead.
Carol Vorderman, television presenter, was born at Prestatyn on the the North Wales Coast.
Janet Street Porter’s – mother hails from Llanfairfechan, near Bangor
Russell Crowe’s grandfather is originally from Wrexham
Timothy Dalton a one-time James Bond, was born at Colwyn Bay
Huw Griffith, who won an Oscar for his performance in Ben Hur was born at Marian Glas on the Isle of Anglesey.
The father of Lee Evans, the comedian is from Rhyl and Lee spent formative teenage years in the town.
Rhys Ifans, the actor famous for his role as Spike in ‘Notting Hill’ was brought up in Ruthin.
D.W.Griffith the legendary American film director claimed descent from the Gruffydd family of Gwynedd who were Welsh princes.
Nerys Hughes, the television actress was born at Rhyl
Christopher Timothy the television actor was born at Bala
Jonathan Pryce the actor was born at Holywell
Terry Jones, a member of Monty Python team, was born at Colwyn Bay
60’s pop singer Wayne Fontana’s father is from Ruthin
Julian Lennon the son of Beatle John was brought up and educated in Ruthin (Elton John’s father lived in Ruthin at same time )
Vinny Jones the hard-man footballer turned hard-man film actor has a grandfather from Ruthin
Lemmy, the "wild man" guitarist with heavy metal band, Motorhead was brought up on Anglesey where he acquired his distinctive nickname!
Robert Vaughan, the film and television actor who starred in "The Man From Uncle" had a father from Bala
Mike Peters the leader of The Alarm pop group was born at Preststyn. He now lives at Dyserth.
Paula Yates, famous TV star, wife and mother, was born at Colwyn Bay.
David Lloyd the hugely successful tenor of 1940s and 50s was born at Trelogan, Flintshire
Dafydd Iwan the folk-singer turned nationalist politician was brought up in Bala and now lives in Snowdonia
'Inn of the Sixth Happiness', 'First Knight' and 'Half Light' were all filmed in North Wales.
Jimmy Savile is an honorary crew member of the Beaumaris Lifeboat
John Prescott, the former deputy prime minister was born at Prestatyn
Dafydd Wigley, a leading Plaid Cymru politician was brought up in Caernarfon
Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas, the presiding Officer for the National Assembly for Wales was born in South Wales but brought up in Llanrwst
Ann Clwyd, a leading Labour politician was brought up in Denbigh
Huw Wheldon, former controller of BBC 1 was born at Prestatyn and educated at Friars school, Bangor
Alfred Bestall, the author and illustrator of the "Rupert Bear" series, lived and worked in Beddgelert
Ralph Steadman the cartoonist and caricaturist was brought up and educated in Abergele
Bertrand Russell the famed philosopher died at Penrhyndeudraeth
John Cowper Powys the novelist and philosopher lived at Corwen and died at Blaenau Ffestiniog
Felicia Hemans, who wrote "The Boy Stood on the Burning Deck" was from St. Asaph
The first game of Lawn Tennis is said to have been played at Nantclwyd Hall, near Ruthin in 1873
John Disley, the Olympic athlete and founder of the London Marathon was born at Corris
Johnny Williams, British and British Empire Heavyweight Boxing Champion in 1950s, was born at Barmouth
Ian Woosnam the Ryder Cup Golf captain always describes himself as Welsh, though actually born in Oswestry! He started his golfing career at Llanymynech
Tom Pryce, the F1 Racing Driver was born at Ruthin and killed during the 1977 South African Grand Prix
Dewi Bebb, the Welsh Rugby international soccer player was born at Bangor.
Robin McBryde, Welsh Rugby international hooker was born at born Bangor
Mathew Maynard, the England Test Cricketer was Brought up on Anglesey!
Wilfred Wooler, the Welsh Rugby international was born at Rhos on Sea
Ian Rush the prolific goalscorer was born St Asaph and brought up in Flint
Michael Owen, the England international soccer player was brought up in Hawarden and now lives in Sychdyn, Flintshire
Mark Hughes, the Welsh international soccer player and now top manager was born at Ruabon
Gary Speed, the Welsh international soccer player was born at Mancot, Flintshire
The Declaration of American Independence, had 16 Welsh signatories – more than any other nation!
Abraham Linclon's mother hailed from Ysbty Ifan, her maiden name being Morris!
Washington Memorial: this 19th century obelisk has a Welsh inscription on it, ending with the words "Cymru Am Byth"
William Morris "Billy" Hughes, the PM of Australia from 1915 was a Welsh-speaker. Educated Llandudno, his mother was from Llansantffraid, Mont
The original street pattern of Philadelphia is taken from the street pattern of Caerwys, home of Thomas Wynne, friend of William Penn
Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in UK was born at Rhyl
James Hanratty who was hanged for murder in 1962, claimed he was in Rhyl at the time of the incident. The judgment is still considered controversial.
It is long believed that Jack the Ripper’s true identity was in fact that of William Evan Thomas of Aberffraw, Anglesey!
Bond star Daniel Craig's father was brought up in a cottage, now known as Hafod-y-Gan, in Gronant, near Prestatyn
Bond star Daniel Craig's father was born in Colwyn Bay.
Bond star Daniel Craig’s paternal grandmother, Rosalinde Craig, came from Llandudno.