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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.
 
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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 ...more

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Age: 50

Birthplace: Coatzacoalcos, Mexico

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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#51 on The Best Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#1 on The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses

#1 on Your Favorite Hispanic Celebrities

#84 on Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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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: 31

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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#99 on The Best Singers of All Time

#4 on The Best Current Female Singers

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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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#7 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#26 on The Best Living English Actresses

#55 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#21 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

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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: 55

Birthplace: Commack, New York, United States of America

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 Crow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
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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 ...more

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Age: 55

Birthplace: USA, Kennett, Missouri

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician, Music Teacher Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Boyhood, K-PAX, Cars, Point Break

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#46 on The Best Current Female Singers

#55 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#78 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#69 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

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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 ...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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#3 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#5 on The Best Actors in Film History

#17 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#19 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
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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: 74

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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#37 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#7 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#9 on The Best Singers of All Time

#84 on The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Al Sharpton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
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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 ...more

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Age: 62

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

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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