distinguishing features Famous People with Raspy Voices

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When a strong man has a raspy voice, it can make him seem more rugged and tough. A beautiful woman with a husky voice might be considered sexy. This list includes famous actors and singers - male and female - with deep smoky voices. A scratchy voice can do different things for various celebrities. For an unfortunate person, a raspy voice can be really, really annoying.

Who is the most famous person with a raspy voice? Lindsay Lohan tops our list. The Mean Girls star's voice has been getting more hoarse and raspy in recent years. Her hoarse voice was especially prominent when she hosted Saturday Night Live in 2012. Lohan may have strained her vocal cords by overuse or damaged them by smoking. Other famous actresses with husky voices include Demi Moore, Emma Stone, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Several famous men also have raspy voices. Clint Eastwood's voice was perfectly hoarse as he delivered the line, “go ahead, make my day” in Dirty Harry. Gilbert Gottfried balances the fine line of funny and annoying by using his raspy voice to its fullest potential. Other famous men with hoarse, raspy voices include Al Pacino, Christian Bale, and “Macho Man” Randy Savage.

Do you think that raspy voices are attractive or annoying? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People with Raspy Voices
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Scarlett Johansson is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North. In 1996, she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in Manny & Lo, garnering further acclaim and prominence with roles in The Horse Whisperer and Ghost ...more

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Age: 32

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting, Singer

Credits: Lost in Translation, The Avengers, The Prestige, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People with Raspy Voices
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Emily Jean "Emma" Stone is an American actress. She made her feature film debut in Superbad. She co-starred in The House Bunny, Zombieland, and Paper Man. In 2010, Stone made her leading debut in Easy A, for which she received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Musical or ...more

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Age: 28

Birthplace: Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Credits: The Help, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Easy A, The Amazing Spider-Man

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#5 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

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Will Arnett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People with Raspy Voices
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William Emerson "Will" Arnett is a Canadian actor and comedian . He is most well known for his many comedic roles, including George Oscar Bluth II in the Fox series Arrested Development and Devon Banks in the NBC series 30 Rock, for which he earned a combined five Emmy Award nominations. He also ...more

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor Voice acting

Credits: The Lego Movie, Despicable Me, Ratatouille, Arrested Development

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Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People with Raspy Voices
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Lindsay Dee Lohan (born 2 July 1986) is an American actress, model and pop music singer. Lohan started in show business as a child fashion model for magazine advertisement and television commercials. At age 10, she began her acting career in a soap opera; at 11, she made her motion picture debut by ...more

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Age: 30

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Model Designer, + more

Credits: Herbie Fully Loaded, Mean Girls, The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday

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Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People with Raspy Voices
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Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her father is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. She held minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her childhood. In 2006, Cyrus rose to prominence as a teen idol after being cast in the Disney Channel television ...more

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Age: 24

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Voice acting Dancer

Credits: Bolt, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, The Last Song, Hannah Montana: The Movie

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#36 on The Best Current Female Singers

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Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People with Raspy Voices
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Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the frontman of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion. He is known as the "Demon of Screamin'" ...more

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Age: 69

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor Singer, + more

Credits: American Idol, Charlie's Angels, Shanghai Noon, Sex and the City

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#8 on The Best Rock Vocalists

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Jaime Pressly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People with Raspy Voices
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Jaime Elizabeth Pressly is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Joy Turner on the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards as well as a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She has also appeared in films such as Poison Ivy: ...more

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Age: 39

Birthplace: Kinston, North Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor

Credits: My Name Is Earl, I Love You, Man, Not Another Teen MovieDOA: Dead or Alive

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Mischa Barton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People with Raspy Voices
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Mischa Anne Barton is an English-Irish film, television, and stage actress, and occasional fashion model with British, Irish, and American citizenship. She began her acting career on the stage, appearing in Tony Kushner's Slavs! and took the lead in James Lapine's Twelve Dreams at New York's Lincoln ...more

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Age: 31

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Spokesperson, Fashion designer, Model, Actor

Credits: All My Children, The Sixth Sense, Notting Hill, The O.C.

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#83 on The Best Living English Actresses

#75 on Celebrities Who Just Seem Crazy to You

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