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List of famous people from St Helens, 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 St Helens, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from St Helens 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 St Helens, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List contains people like Norman Thomas and Ann Barnes.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from St Helens?" or "Which celebrities were born in St Helens?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Louise Glover is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Louise Glover age 34 - Louise Glover is an English model and photographer. She is well known for her work as a glamour model, with appearances in British lad mags, including FHM, Bizarre, Maxim, Loaded, and tabloids ...more

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Emma Rigby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Emma Rigby age 27 - Emma Catherine Rigby is an English actress. She is best known for playing the role of Hannah Ashworth in long-running soap opera Hollyoaks, Gemma Roscoe in BBC One drama series Prisoners' Wives ...more

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David Yates is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From St Helens
David Yates age 53 - David Yates is an English filmmaker who has directed feature films, short films, and television productions. He rose to mainstream prominence by directing the final four films in the Harry ...more

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Johnny Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Johnny Vegas age 46 - Michael Joseph Pennington, Sr., better known as Johnny Vegas is an English actor and comedian, known for his angry rants, surreal humour, portly figure and high husky voice. His television roles ...more

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Ray Ranson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Ray Ranson age 56 - Raymond "Ray" Ranson is an English entrepreneur and a former professional footballer. He started his football career with Manchester City, and played for Birmingham City, Newcastle ...more

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Lily Parr is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Lily Parr Died at 73 (1905-1978) - Lilian "Lily" Parr was an English professional women's association football player who played as a winger. She is best known for playing for the Dick, Kerr's Ladies team, which was ...more

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John William Draper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From St Helens
John William Draper Died at 71 (1811-1882) - John William Draper was an American scientist, philosopher, physician, chemist, historian and photographer. He is credited with producing the first clear photograph of a female face and the ...more

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Robert Dorning is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Robert Dorning Died at 76 (1913-1989) - Robert Dorning was a musician, dance band vocalist, ballet dancer and stage, film and television actor. He is known to have performed in at least 77 television and film productions between 1940 ...more

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Jimmy Anders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Jimmy Anders Died at 74 (1928-2002) - James "Jimmy" Anders was an English professional footballer who played for St Helens Town, Preston North End, Brentford, Bradford City, Rochdale, Bradford Park Avenue, Accrington ...more

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Billy Murphy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Billy Murphy Died at 69 (1893-1962) - William "Billy" Murphy, often known as Spud Murphy, was an English footballer who played as a winger for Manchester City, Southampton, Oldham Athletic and Tranmere Rovers. A runner in ...more

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Tim Follin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Tim Follin age 45 - Timothy John Follin is a former video game music composer who has written tracks for a variety of titles and home gaming systems, including the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Commodore ...more

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George Groves is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From St Helens
George Groves Died at 75 (1901-1976) - George Robert Groves was a film sound pioneer who played a significant role in developing the technology that brought sound to the silent screen. He is also credited as being Hollywood’s first ...more

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Jack Bamber is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Jack Bamber Died at 78 (1895-1973) - John "Jack" Bamber was an English footballer player who played as a half back for Liverpool, Leicester City, Tranmere Rovers and Prescot Cables, as well as for the English national

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Andrew Langtree is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Andrew Langtree age 38 - Andrew Langtree is a British actor.

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Theo Barker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Theo Barker Died at 78 (1923-2001) - Theodore Cardwell Barker, usually known as Theo Barker, was a British social and economic historian.

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Chris Foy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Chris Foy age 54 - Christopher J. Foy is an English professional football referee who officiates primarily in the Premier League. He is a member of the Liverpool County Football Association. Since his first ...more

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Harry Anders is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Harry Anders Died at 68 (1926-1994) - Harry Anders was an English professional footballer who scored 30 goals in 225 league appearances in a 14-year career in the Football League with Preston North End, Manchester City, Port Vale, ...more

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David Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From St Helens
David Vaughan age 68 - David Vaughan is a Welsh professional golfer. Vaughan played on the European Tour where his best finishes were a pair of third places: 1972 Benson & Hedges Festival of Golf and 1977 Martini ...more

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Barry Foy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Barry Foy age 40 - Barry Foy is an actor and a screenwriter.

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Tom Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Tom Armstrong age 26 - Tom Armstrong is a professional Rugby League footballer who currently plays for Sheffield Eagles. He previously played for amateur side Pilkington Recs, before joining St.Helens.Armstrong has ...more

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Phil Gwilliam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Phil Gwilliam age 38 - Phil Gwilliam is an actor and producer.

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Rob Broughton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Rob Broughton age 34 - Rob Broughton is an English mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2004, Broughton is ...more

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Trisha Ashley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From St Helens

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Alan Tabern is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Alan Tabern age 50 - Alan Tabern is an English darts plays for the Professional Darts Corporation.

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Jacqui Abbott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Jacqui Abbott age 42 - Jacqueline "Jacqui" Abbott in St Helens, Lancashire is a singer who was the lead vocalist with the band The Beautiful South after 1994, following the departure of Briana Corrigan. With ...more

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William Mercer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From St Helens
William Mercer William "Billy" Mercer born in St Helens, Merseyside, was an English joiner for St. Helens Council, and professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s and '30s, playing at ...more

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Eric Chisnall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Eric Chisnall age 69 - Eric Chisnall born in St. Helens, Lancashire, is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, '70s and '80s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and ...more

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Ken Finney is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Ken Finney age 86 - Richard Kenneth "Ken" Finney is an English footballer who played as winger for Stockport County and Tranmere Rovers. Finney ended his career with Altrincham, where he was described as ...more

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Billy Benyon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Billy Benyon age 70 - Billy Benyon is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s and '70s, and coach of the 1980s and '90s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and ...more

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Andrew Dixon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Andrew Dixon age 25 - Andrew Dixon is an English professional rugby league footballer for the Leigh Centurions. A loose forward, he previously played for St. Helens and the Salford Red Devils. Dixon attended St ...more

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Tommy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Tommy Cunningham age 59 - Thomas "Tommy" Cunningham, is a professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s and '80s, playing at representative level for Wales, and at club level for St. Helens, and Warrington, ...more

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Jeff Heaton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Jeff Heaton age 72 - Jeff Heaton is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s and '70s who became a St Helens RLFC Hall of Fame inductee. He played at club level for St. Helens, Liverpool ...more

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Barri Jones is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Barri Jones Died at 63 (1936-1999) - Geraint Dyfed Barri Jones was a classical scholar and archaeologist. Born in St Helens to Welsh-speaking parents, he attended High Wycombe Royal Grammar School from 1947–1954, and won a Welsh ...more

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Bob Eccles is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Bob Eccles age 58 - William Robert "Bob" Eccles birth registered in St. Helens, is a professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and '90s, and coach of the 1990s, playing at representative level for ...more

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Eddie Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Eddie Cunningham Edward "Eddie" Cunningham is a professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s and '80s, playing at representative level for Great Britain and Wales, and at club level for Wigan, St. ...more

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Herbert Mundin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Herbert Mundin Died at 41 (1898-1939) - Herbert Mundin was an English character actor. He was frequently typecast in films like The Adventures of Robin Hood as an older cheeky eccentric, a type helped by his jowled features and ...more

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Thomas Beecham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Thomas Beecham Died at 82 (1879-1961) - Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt, CH was an English conductor and impresario best known for his association with the London Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic orchestras. He was also closely ...more

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Gerald Rawlinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Gerald Rawlinson Died at 71 (1904-1975) - Gerald Rawlinson was an actor.

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Gary Stretch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Gary Stretch age 51 - Gary Stretch is an English actor, former boxer and former model.

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Peter Clarke is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Peter Clarke age 59 - Peter Edward Clarke, better known as Budgie, is an English drummer. His first recording was with The Slits in 1979. He then became the drummer of the influential band Siouxsie and the Banshees ...more

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Bill Foulkes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Bill Foulkes Died at 81 (1932-2013) - William Anthony "Bill" Foulkes was an English footballer who played for Manchester United in the Busby Babes teams of the 1950s, and also in the 1960s. His favoured position was ...more

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John Molyneux is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From St Helens
John Molyneux Died at 82 (1890-1972) - John Molyneux VC was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth

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Richard Pilkington is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Richard Pilkington Died at 68 (1908-1976) - Sir Richard Antony Pilkington, KBE, MC was a British Conservative Party politician and a soldier in the British Army.

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Martin Murray is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Martin Murray age 34 - Martin Murray is an English professional boxer from St Helens, England competing in the Middleweight division. He is the current WBC Silver Middleweight champion.

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Michael Smurfit is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Michael Smurfit age 79 - Michael Smurfit, is an Irish businessman. In the 2010 Irish Independent Rich List, he was listed at 25th, with a €368 million personal fortune.

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William Richardson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From St Helens
William Richardson Died at 77 (1894-1971) - William Ethelbert Richardson was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Worcestershire between 1920 and 1928. The great bulk of Richardson's first-class career came between 1920 ...more

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Nick McCabe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Nick McCabe age 45 - Nick McCabe is an English musician best known as the lead guitarist of The Verve.

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James Pyke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From St Helens
James Pyke Died at 75 (1866-1941) - James "Jimmy" Pyke was a rugby union footballer of the 1890s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for St. Helens Recs, as a Forward, e.g. Front row, Lock, or ...more

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Phil Marsh is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From St Helens
Phil Marsh age 29 - Philip "Phil" Marsh is an English footballer who plays for Cefn Druids as a striker. He started his career at Manchester United where he played one game in the League Cup against Crewe ...more

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David Chisnall is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From St Helens
David Chisnall Died at 65 (1948-2013) - David "Dave" 'Chissy' Chisnall was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s and '80s playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club ...more