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List of famous people from Idaho, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Idaho, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Idaho you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Idaho, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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Torrie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Torrie Wilson age 41 - Torrie Anne Wilson is an American model, fitness competitor, actress and retired professional wrestler. She is best known for her time in World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling ...more

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Amanda Moore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Amanda Moore age 37 - Amanda Moore is an American model.

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Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Harmon Killebrew Died at 75 (1936-2011) - Harmon Clayton Killebrew, nicknamed "The Killer" and "Hammerin' Harmon", was an American professional baseball first baseman, third baseman, and left fielder. During his ...more

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Sherry Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Sherry Jackson age 75 - Sherry Jackson is an actress.

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Ezra Pound is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Ezra Pound Died at 87 (1885-1972) - Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an expatriate American poet and critic who was a major figure of the early modernist movement. His contribution to poetry began with his development of Imagism, a ...more

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James F. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Idaho
James F. Reilly age 63 - James Francis Reilly, II, Ph.D. is an American geologist and a former NASA astronaut who has flown on three space shuttle missions: STS-89, STS-104 and STS-117. He was born at Mountain Home Air ...more

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Scout LaRue Willis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Scout LaRue Willis age 25 - Scout LaRue Willis is an actress.

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Angelyne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Angelyne age 59 - Angelyne is an American singer, actress and model. She came to prominence in 1984 after a large number of billboards promoting herself started appearing all over Los Angeles, California. She ...more

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Dayton Leroy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Dayton Leroy Rogers age 63 - Dayton Leroy Rogers is a serial killer currently on Oregon's death row at the Oregon State Penitentiary for six murders. He has been tied to the murders of seven women. He preferred ...more

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Bryan Fuller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Bryan Fuller age 47 - Bryan Fuller is an American screenwriter and television producer. Fuller has worked exclusively as a writer/producer in television, creating a number of critically acclaimed television series, ...more

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Raquel Devine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Raquel Devine age 48 - Raquel Devine is an American pornographic actress. She has appeared in over 200 films since 1997, and was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Kaitlyn Farrington is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Kaitlyn Farrington age 26 - Kaitlyn Brooke Farrington is a former American professional snowboarder who grew up on a cattle ranch near Bellevue, Idaho, and now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. She won the gold medal in the ...more

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La Monte Young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Idaho
La Monte Young age 81 - La Monte Thornton Young is an American avant-garde artist, composer and musician, generally recognized as the first minimalist composer. His works have been included among the most important and ...more

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Gene Scott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Gene Scott Died at 76 (1929-2005) - William Eugene "Gene" Scott was an American pastor and teacher who served for almost 50 years as an ordained minister and religious broadcaster in Los Angeles, California.

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Sharon Allen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Sharon Allen age 64 - Sharon Allen is Chairman of the Board of Directors of DeloitteLLP. She was first elected in this position in 2003 and re-elected in 2007. Upon her election as board chairman, Allen became the ...more

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Sacagawea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Sacagawea Sacagawea, also Sakakawea or Sacajawea, was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition as an interpreter and guide during their exploration of the Western United ...more

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Pappy Boyington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Pappy Boyington Died at 76 (1912-1988) - Gregory "Pappy" Boyington was a highly decorated American combat pilot who was a United States Marine Corps fighter ace during World War II. He received both the Medal of Honor and the ...more

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Jeremy Shada is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Jeremy Shada age 18 - Jeremy Shada is an actor.

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Marjorie Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Marjorie Reynolds Died at 80 (1917-1997) - Marjorie Reynolds was an American film and television actress, who appeared in more than 50 films.

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Jeanette Loff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Jeanette Loff Died at 36 (1906-1942) - Jeanette Loff was an American motion picture actress and singer.

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Brandi Sherwood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Brandi Sherwood age 46 - Brandi Sherwood is an American model and pageant winner. She was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She was Miss USA 1997 and Miss Teen USA 1989 and was a frequent rotating Barker's Beauty model on the ...more

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Christian Richard Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Christian Richard Jacobs age 43 - Christian Richards Jacobs is an American musician, television producer, voice actor and former child actor. He is perhaps most recognized as the co-creator of the award-winning Nick Jr. ...more

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Kristin Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Kristin Armstrong age 43 - Kristin Armstrong is a professional road bicycle racer and two-time Olympic gold medalist, the winner of the women's individual time trial in 2008 and 2012. Before temporarily retiring to start ...more

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Parley P. Christensen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Parley P. Christensen Died at 85 (1869-1954) - Parley Parker Christensen was an American politician and nominee of the Farmer–Labor Party for President of the United States in 1920. He was member of the Utah House of Representatives and of ...more

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Victor Wooten is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Victor Wooten age 52 - Victor Lemonte Wooten is an American bass player, composer, author, producer, and recipient of five Grammy Awards. Wooten has won the "Bass Player of the Year" award from Bass Player ...more

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Sean Paul Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Sean Paul Lockhart age 29 - Sean Paul Lockhart is an American film actor and director, known for Milk, Judas Kiss and Triple Crossed. His career started as a gay pornographic film actor mostly using the stage name of Brent ...more

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Grant Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Grant Sawyer Died at 78 (1918-1996) - Frank Grant Sawyer was an American politician. He was the 21st Governor of Nevada from 1959 to 1967. He was a member of the Democratic Party. Sawyer was born on December 14, 1918, in Twin Falls, ...more

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Oliver Drake is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Oliver Drake Died at 88 (1903-1991) - Clarence Oliver Drake was an American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor who was most active in the Western genre. Though Drake began his career as an actor, he is best known as a ...more

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Hamer H. Budge is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Hamer H. Budge Died at 93 (1910-2003) - Hamer Harold Budge was an American politician. He was a five-term congressman from Idaho and later chaired the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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David Worth Clark is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Idaho
David Worth Clark Died at 53 (1902-1955) - David Worth Clark aka D. Worth Clark was a Democratic congressman and United States Senator from Idaho.

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Billie Bird is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Billie Bird Died at 94 (1908-2002) - Bernice "Billie" Bird was an American actress and comedienne.

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J. D. Cannon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Idaho
J. D. Cannon Died at 83 (1922-2005) - John Donovan Cannon, known as J. D. Cannon, was an American actor. An alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, he is known for his co-starring role of Chief Peter B. ...more

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Carol Ryrie Brink is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Carol Ryrie Brink Died at 86 (1895-1981) - Carol Ryrie Brink was an American author of over thirty juvenile and adult books. Her novel Caddie Woodlawn won the 1936 Newbery Medal and a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958.

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Ben Ysursa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Ben Ysursa age 67 - Ben T. Ysursa, is the former Secretary of State of Idaho, United States. He was elected on the Republican Party ticket.

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Leonard J. Arrington is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Leonard J. Arrington Died at 82 (1917-1999) - Leonard James Arrington was an American author, academic and the founder of the Mormon History Association. He is known as the "Dean of Mormon History" and "the Father of Mormon ...more

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Ruthie Matthes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Ruthie Matthes age 51 - Ruthie Matthes is an American professional bicycle racer who won the World Cross-Country Mountain Bike Championship in 1991. She is also a road cyclist, having twice finished in 2nd place in the ...more

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Jared Hess is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Jared Hess age 36 - Jared Hess is a film writer, director and producer.

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Ronee Blakley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Ronee Blakley age 70 - Ronee Sue Blakley is an American entertainer. A singer, songwriter, composer, producer and director, she is perhaps best known as an actress. Her most well-known role was the fictional country ...more

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Harold Kelley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Harold Kelley Died at 82 (1921-2003) - Harold Kelley was an American social psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His major contributions have been the development of interdependence ...more

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Mike Riley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Mike Riley age 62 - Michael Joseph "Mike" Riley is an American football coach and former player. He currently is the head football coach at the University of Nebraska. Previously, Riley was head football ...more

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James Solomon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Idaho
James Solomon age 81 - James E. Solomon is an American engineer and entrepreneur. In his lifetime, he has founded four companies, including one of the companies that merged to form the leading chip manufacturing ...more

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Dirk Koetter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Dirk Koetter age 58 - Dirk Jeffrey Koetter is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. Koetter was the head ...more

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Nick Symmonds is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Nick Symmonds age 33 - Nicholas "Nick" Symmonds is an American middle-distance track athlete, from Eugene, Oregon, specializing in the 800 meters and 1500 meters distances. Symmonds recently signed with ...more

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Harold B. Lee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Harold B. Lee Died at 74 (1899-1973) - Harold Bingham Lee was eleventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from July 1972 until his death in December 1973.

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John Dehlin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Idaho
John Dehlin John P. Dehlin is the founder of the Mormon Stories Podcast, and was an influential early participant in the Mormon blogging scene who has specialized in addressing concerns of those with crises ...more

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Vern Rutsala is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Vern Rutsala Died at 80 (1934-2014) - Vern Rutsala was an American poet. Born in McCall, Idaho, he was educated at Reed College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He taught English and creative writing at Lewis & Clark College in ...more

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Burley Parke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Burley Parke Died at 72 (1905-1977) - Burley Elijah Parke was an American jockey and a Hall of Fame trainer in the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing.

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Sydney Shoemaker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Sydney Shoemaker age 85 - Sydney Shoemaker is an American philosopher. Until his retirement, he was a Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University. He holds a PhD from Cornell and BA from Reed. In 1971, ...more

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Paul Kruger is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Paul Kruger age 29 - Paul Christian Kruger Jr. is an American football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 2009 NFL ...more

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Jim D. Hansen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Jim D. Hansen age 57 - James Duncan "Jim" Hansen is an American attorney, Ada County Highway District Commissioner and former Democratic politician from Idaho. He was the 2006 Democratic nominee for Congress ...more