Here we celebrate just 10 of the Steel City’s famous sons and daughters in pictures – but if your favourites have been left out of this one, keeping looking because we’re going to do more.
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1. Jess's golden glow
Athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, seen here on a Light the Night walk in Sheffield, was one of the stars of the London 2012 Olympics when she won gold in the heptathlon. She returned to hero's welcome, got the freedom of the city and a stand was named after her at Sheffield United's ground.
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2. Baby Monkeys...
The Arctic Monkeys in 2005, a year before the release of their breakthrough album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, which became the fastest-selling debut album in the UK charts. The High Green lads now pack out arenas around the world, including a triumphant four-day stint at Sheffield Arena in September 2018.
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3. Python cuddles chicken!
Michael Palin on a visit to Whirlow Hall Farm, of which he is a patron, during their 40th anniversary year in 2019. Michael was one of the British comedy legends Monty Python before going on to new fame as a globetrotting TV star and is also an actor and director. He famously fell off the stage during a production of A Christmas Carol at Birkdale School.
Photo: Chris Etchells
4. West end star
Actor Dominic West, seen here visiting the new location for Treetop House at the Sheffield Children's Hospital with manager Ann Wyatt in 2014, is best known for his role in TV series The Wire. His other big roles include The Hour, playing Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and serial killer Fred West in Appropriate Adult. He has appeared on stage at the Crucible three times - in A Country Wife, Othello and My Fair Lady.
Photo: Dean Atkins