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A list of famous Catholic celebrities ranked by fame and popularity. Catholicism is a Christian religion that is full of great traditions. Several famous people were raised in the faith and many still practice the religion to this day. Some famous folks even use their Catholic backgrounds as inspiration to make films, write jokes, and take acting roles that are rich with Catholicism.

Who is the most famous Catholic celebrity? Lindsay Lohan tops our list. The Canyons actress' parents are both Catholic and she was raised in the faith. As an adult, Lohan explored other faiths like Kabbalah and Scientology, but more recently she has stated that she is still a Catholic. Other famous actresses who are Catholic include Selena Gomez, Nicole Kidman, and Denise Richards.

Several famous film-makers are also also practicing Catholics. Movie star Mel Gibson is a member of a small sect of Catholicism called Traditionalist Catholicism. He brought his faith to the big screen with his 2004 film The Passion of the Christ. Martin Scorsese was raised by devoutly Catholic Italian parents. He still practices the religion today. He made waves in the faith with his controversial film The Last Temptation of Christ.

Check out this list of the most famous practicing Catholic actors, musicians, singers, footballers, Hollywood entertainers, comedians, and athletes. Do you think that being Catholic helped these celebrities to succeed? Share your thoughts in the comments section.


Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Catholic Celebrities
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Both of Lindsay Lohan's parents are Catholic and she was raised in the faith.  As an adult, Lohan explored other faiths like Kabbalah and Scientology, but more recently she has stated that she is still a Catholic.

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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Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Catholic Celebrities
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Selena Gomez's parents are both Catholics, and she was raised in the faith.  She is still practicing today, and she even wore a promise ring for a period of time. 

Age: 24

Birthplace: Grand Prairie, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Actor, Music artist, Voice acting, Singer, + more

Credits: Hotel Transylvania, Spring Breakers, Monte Carlo, Hotel Transylvania 2

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#23 on The Best Current Female Singers

#61 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

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#60 on The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Catholic Celebrities
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Both of George Clooney's parents are Catholic, and he was raised as a strict Roman Catholic.  Nowadays, it seems that Clooney leans more towards an Agnostic or Atheist point of view.  He has been quoted as saying, "I don’t believe in Heaven and Hell. I don’t know if I believe in God. All I know is that as an individual, I won’t allow this life — the only thing I know to exist — to be wasted."

Age: 55

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Gravity, Ocean's Eleven, Up in the Air, The Descendants

Also Ranked

#39 on The Best Actors Working Today

#44 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#49 on The Best Living American Actors

#58 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Catholic Celebrities
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Anne Hathaway was raised by Catholic parents, and, in her teens, she even considered becoming a nun.  After her brother came out as gay, Hathaway distanced herself from the church. In fact, her entire family converted to Episcopalianism due to that faith's more open view towards being gay.

Age: 34

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

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Les Misérables, Rachel Getting Married, The Dark Knight Rises, The Devil Wears Prada

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#19 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#36 on The Best Living American Actresses

#52 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#92 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

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