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List of notable Christians who converted to Judaism, with photos. These former Christians who became Jewish converts switched their religion for many different reasons. Some of these converted Jews did so out of deep religious research, others converted for marriage reasons or other personal reasons. This list of famous Judaism converts includes both historical figures and current famous figures and is organized alphabetically. Among the well-known "new Jews" of recent times, probably the most famous are Elizabeth Taylor and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Who are famous converts to Judaism? This list take the big name celebrities who decided to become Jews. The conversion process is difficult, so these famous Jews went through a lot to call themselves Hebrews and deserve the conversion.

Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Christians Who Converted to Judaism
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Marilyn Monroe converted from Pentecostal to Judaism when she married Arthur Miller in 1956. The couple divorced in 1961 and she quickly lost interest in the faith.

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Age: Died at 36 (1926-1962)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Singer, Showgirl

Credits: Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire

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Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Christians Who Converted to Judaism
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Jack Black was raised in a Jewish family, but he later identified as an atheist. After becoming a father, Black reconnected with his Jewish faith.

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Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Christians Who Converted to Judaism
Elizabeth Taylor was raised as a Christian Scientist. She converted to Judaism when she was 27 years old. She supported Jewish causes throughout her life.

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Age: Died at 79 (1932-2011)

Birthplace: Hampstead Garden Suburb, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Producer, Actor

Credits: Giant, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Place in the Sun

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Elizabeth Banks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Christians Who Converted to Judaism
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Elizabeth Banks studied the Jewish faith upon marrying Max Handelman in 2003. Though she isn't officially converted, she says, "I feel like I'm as Jewish as I'm ever going to be." Banks and Handelman have two children together.

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director

Credits: The Hunger Games, The Lego Movie, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, The 40-Year-Old Virgin

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