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List of Famous Social Activists

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List of famous social activists, with photos, bios, and other information.  Who are the top social activists in the world? This includes the most prominent social activists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable social activists is ordered by their level of prominence,, and you can sort the info by column. The list you're viewing is made up of people like Paul McCartney and Nelson Mandela. From reputable, prominent, and well known social activists to the lesser known social activists of today, these are the top ten best professionals in this field. If you want to answer the question, "Who are the most famous social activists ever?" start your search here. You can use the people in this fact-based list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then share it with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis.(453 items)
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    Salma Hayek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
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    Salma Hayek Pinault is a Mexican and American film actress, director, and producer. She began her career in Mexico starring in the telenovela Teresa and went on to star in the film El Callejón de los Milagros for which she was nominated for an Ariel Award. In 1991 Hayek moved to Hollywood and came to ...more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Mexico, Coatzacoalcos
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Model, + more
    • Credits: Frida, Desperado, Puss in Boots, Once Upon a Time in Mexico
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    Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
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    Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer and songwriter. She initially performed in theater, appearing in high school plays, and studied at CAP21 through New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to pursue a musical ...more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Singer-songwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Lady Gaga Presents: The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden, Machete Kills, Lady Gaga: Paparazzi
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    Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
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    Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE was a British-born American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. As one of the world's most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her ...more

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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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    Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
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    Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell is an American comedian, actress, author, and television personality. She has also been a magazine editor and continues to be a celebrity blogger, LGBT rights activist, television producer, and collaborative partner in the LGBT family vacation company R Family ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Commack, New York, USA
    • Profession: Editor, Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Tarzan, A League of Their Own, Sleepless in Seattle, The Flintstones, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, + more
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    Sheryl Suzanne Crow is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Her music incorporates elements of pop, rock, folk, country and blues. She has released eight studio albums, two compilations, a live album and has contributed to a number of film soundtracks. She has sold more than 17 million albums ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Kennett, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician, Music Teacher, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Boyhood, K-PAX, Cars, Point Break
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    Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
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    Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor and film director. He is hailed for bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time. A cultural icon, Brando is most famous for his Academy Award-winning performances as Terry ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1924-2004)
    • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Superman, On the Waterfront
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    Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music; his songwriting ...more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Walton, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Businessperson, Record producer, Television director, + more
    • Credits: A Hard Day's Night, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, American Hustle, Vanilla Sky
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    Alfred Charles "Al" Sharpton Jr. is an American Baptist minister, civil rights activist, television/radio talk show host and a trusted White House adviser who, according to 60 Minutes, has become President Barack Obama's "go-to black leader." In 2004, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Brownsville, New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Actor, Presenter, Minister of religion
    • Credits: Politics Nation with Al Sharpton, The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, Sharp Talk, Bamboozled
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