Person List of Famous Activists

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List of famous activists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top activists in the world? This includes the most prominent activists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable activists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic activists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned activists.

Items on this list include Bill Cosby and Jenny McCarthy.

From reputable, prominent, and well known activists to the lesser known activists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the activist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous activists ever?" and "What are the names of famous activists?" then you're in the right place. (615 items)
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Pamela Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Activists
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Pamela Denise Anderson is a Canadian-American actress. In addition to her acting career, she is also a model, producer, author, activist, and former showgirl, known for her roles on the television series Home Improvement, Baywatch, and V.I.P. She was chosen as a Playmate of the Month for Playboy ...more

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Ladysmith, Canada

Profession: Activist, Television director, Nude Glamour Model, Television producer Model, + more

Credits: V.I.P., Scary Movie 3, Baywatch, Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson

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#665 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#1694 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#86 on Annoying Celebrities Who Should Just Go Away Already

#16 on People You Want South Park to Make Fun of

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Jenny McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Activists
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Jennifer Ann "Jenny" McCarthy is an American model, television host, comedian, actress, author, and anti-vaccine activist. She began her career in 1993 as a nude model for Playboy magazine and was later named their Playmate of the Year. McCarthy then parlayed her Playboy fame into a television and ...more

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Model, Author Actor, + more

Credits: The View, Playboy: The Best of Jenny McCarthy, Playboy: Jenny McCarthy, the Playboy Years Scary Movie 3

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#91 on Celebrities You Wouldn't Want as Neighbors

#150 on The Biggest Douchebags in Hollywood

#195 on Annoying Celebrities Who Should Just Go Away Already

#29 on People You Want South Park to Make Fun of

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Heather Graham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Activists
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Heather Joan Graham is an American actress. After starring in various commercials, her first starring role came in 1988 with the teen comedy License to Drive, followed by her breakthrough role in Gus Van Sant's critically acclaimed 1989 film Drugstore Cowboy. She then played a number of supporting ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Television producer, Fashion Model, Actor Writer

Credits: The Hangover, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, From Hell, Boogie Nights

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#243 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#569 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#152 on The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

#91 on The Most Beautiful Women in the World

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Russell Brand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Activists
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Russell Edward Brand is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist. In 2004, Brand achieved notoriety as the host of Big Brother's Big Mouth, a Big Brother spin-off. In 2007, he had his first major film role in St Trinian's, a film about an anarchic school for uncontrollable girls. ...more

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Age: 40

Birthplace: Grays, United Kingdom

Profession: Activist, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Author, + more

Credits: Get Him to the Greek, Arthur, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Hop Hop

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#30 on The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

#228 on The Funniest People of All Time

#38 on The Biggest Douchebags in Hollywood

#48 on Annoying Celebrities Who Should Just Go Away Already

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Alicia Silverstone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Activists
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Alicia Silverstone is an American actress, producer, author, and activist. Silverstone made her film debut in The Crush, earning the 1994 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, and gained further prominence as a teen idol when she appeared in three music videos for the band Aerosmith. ...more

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Age: 39

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Television producer, Film Producer, Model Author, + more

Credits: Clueless, Batman & Robin, Blast from the Past, Excess Baggage

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#245 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#487 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#140 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#75 on The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Activists
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Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor, film director, screenwriter, musician and businessman. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club and went on to appear in other family entertainment programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps. He starred ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: London, Canada

Profession: Activist, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter Restaurateur, + more

Credits: Drive, Crazy, Stupid, Love. The Big Short, + more

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#58 on The Best Actors Working Today

#24 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#52 on The Best Living American Actors

#245 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Activists
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Jane Fonda is an American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model and fitness guru. She is a two-time Academy Award winner. In 2014, she was the recipient of the American Film Institute AFI Life Achievement Award. Fonda made her Broadway debut in the 1960 play There Was a Little ...more

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Age: 78

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Activist, Television producer, Film Producer, Model Actor, + more

Credits: Nine to Five, Klute, Monster-in-Law, Barbarella

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#75 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#48 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#256 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#88 on The Best Actresses Working Today

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Brigitte Bardot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Activists
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Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot is a French former actress, singer and fashion model, who later became an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s and was widely referred to by her initials. Starting in 1969, Bardot became the official face of Marianne to ...more

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Age: 81

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Activist, Model, Actor, Singer

Credits: Contempt, ...And God Created Woman, Spirits of the Dead, Viva Maria!

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#93 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#315 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#140 on The Most Beautiful Women in the World

#1 on The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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