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List of famous people from Barbados, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Barbados, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Barbados you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Barbados, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

People on this list include Adrian Chase and Nicholas Neckles.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Barbados?" or "Which celebrities were born in Barbados?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Gwendolyn Knight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Gwendolyn Knight Died at 92 (1913-2005) - Gwendolyn Clarine Knight was an American artist who was born in Bridgetown, Barbados in the West Indies. Knight painted throughout her life, but did not start seriously exhibiting her work until ...more

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Redd Pepper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Redd Pepper age 54 - Red Pepper is a voice actor.

Edward Kamau Brathwaite is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Edward Kamau Brathwaite age 85 - Edward Kamau Brathwaite is widely considered one of the major voices in the Caribbean literary canon. A professor of Comparative Literature at New York University, Brathwaite is the 2006 ...more

Frank Worrell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Frank Worrell Died at 43 (1924-1967) - Sir Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell, sometimes referred to by his nickname of Tae, was a West Indies cricketer and Jamaican senator. A stylish right-handed batsman and useful left-arm seam ...more

Shontelle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Shontelle age 31 - Shontelle Layne, known professionally as Shontelle, is a Barbadian singer-songwriter. She released her debut album Shontelligence in November 2008. Her second album, No Gravity, was released in ...more

Desmond Haynes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Desmond Haynes age 61 - Desmond Leo Haynes is a West Indian cricketer and cricket coach. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1991. Haynes formed a formidable partnership with Gordon Greenidge for the West Indies ...more

Roy Marshall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Roy Marshall Died at 62 (1930-1992) - Roy Edwin Marshall was a West Indian cricketer who played in four Tests from 1951 to 1952. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1959.

Fidel Edwards is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Fidel Edwards age 33 - Fidel Henderson Edwards is a West Indian cricketer and is the half brother of Pedro Collins. A pace bowler, his round-arm action greatly resembles that of former fast bowler Jeff Thomson. He was ...more

Joel Garner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Joel Garner age 64 - Joel Garner, also known as "Big Joel" or "Big Bird", is a former West Indian cricketer, and a member of the highly regarded late 1970s and early '80s West Indies cricket ...more

Malcolm Marshall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Malcolm Marshall Died at 41 (1958-1999) - Malcolm Denzil Marshall was a West Indian cricketer. Primarily a fast bowler, Marshall is regarded as one of the finest and fastest pacemen ever to have played Test cricket. His Test bowling ...more

Cecil Foster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Cecil Foster age 62 - Cecil Foster is a Canadian novelist, essayist, journalist, and scholar.

Garfield Sobers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Garfield Sobers age 80 - Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers AO OCC, also known as Gary or Garry Sobers, is a former cricketer who played for the West Indies between 1954 and 1974, and is widely considered to be cricket's ...more

Freundel Stuart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Freundel Stuart age 64 - The Right Honourable Freundel Jerome Stuart QC P.C. MP is the seventh Prime Minister of Barbados. He succeeded David Thompson, who died on 23 October 2010 of pancreatic cancer. He is a member of ...more

Rickey A. Walcott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Rickey A. Walcott age 34 - Rickey A. Walcott is a jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing who competes in his homeland and in Canada. Walcott won the 2003 Canadian Derby at Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta and was the top ...more

Harold Bernard St. John is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Harold Bernard St. John Died at 73 (1931-2004) - Sir Harold Bernard St. John, KA was a Barbadian politician who served as the third Prime Minister of Barbados from 1985 to 1986. He was leader of the Barbados Labour Party from 1970 to 1971 and ...more

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Lloyd Erskine Sandiford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Lloyd Erskine Sandiford age 78 - Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford, KA is a Barbadian politician. He served as the fourth Prime Minister of Barbados from 1987 to 1994. As of 2010, Sir Lloyd is serving as Barbados' first resident ...more

Ashley Bickerton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Ashley Bickerton age 56 - Ashley Bickerton is a contemporary artist, presently living in Bali. A mixed-media artist, Bickerton often combines photographic and painterly elements with industrial and found object ...more

Floyd Reifer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Floyd Reifer age 43 - Floyd Lamonte Reifer is a Barbadian cricketer. He is a left-handed middle-order batsman and a right-arm medium pace bowler. Reifer has played six Tests and eight One Day Internationals for the ...more

Alison Sealy-Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Alison Sealy-Smith age 58 - Alison Sealy-Smith is a Barbadian actress, born and raised in Barbados. Sealy-Smith attended Mount Allison University where she studied psychology on a scholarship. She is the founding director ...more

Wyndham Gittens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Wyndham Gittens Died at 82 (1885-1967) - Wyndham Gittens was a West Indian screenwriter. He wrote for 68 films between 1917 and 1966. He was born in Barbados, West Indies and died in Dunedin, Florida.

Anne Cools is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Anne Cools age 73 - Anne Clare Cools is a member of the Canadian Senate. Born in Barbados, she became with her appointment the first Black Canadian to be appointed to Canada's upper house. She is currently the ...more

Hugh Gordon Cummins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Hugh Gordon Cummins Died at 79 (1891-1970) - Dr. Hugh Gordon Hylvestra Cummins was a Barbadian politician. He served as Premier of Barbados from 17 April 1958 to 8 December 1961 and was a member of the Barbados Labour Party. Dr. Cummins ...more

Lloyd A. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Lloyd A. Thompson Died at 65 (1932-1997) - Lloyd Arthur Thompson was a Nigerian classicist, and scholar.

Ramon Harewood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Ramon Harewood age 30 - Ramon Harewood is a Barbadian American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, was drafted in the 6th Round ...more

Teddy Hoad is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Teddy Hoad Died at 90 (1896-1986) - Edward Lisle Goldsworthy Hoad was a West Indian cricketer who played in West Indies' inaugural Test tour of England. He was the captain in the West Indies' first home Test in 1930. Hoad was born ...more

Tino Best is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Tino Best age 34 - Tino la Bertram Best is a West Indian cricketer. Standing 5 feet 8 inches, Tino Best is a fast and aggressive right-arm bowler. Since 2002, he has played domestic cricket for his native ...more

Ramon Gittens is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Ramon Gittens age 28 - Ramon Gittens is an athlete.

Arthur Barclay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Arthur Barclay Died at 84 (1854-1938) - Arthur Barclay was the 15th President of Liberia, serving from 1904 to 1912.

Sulieman Benn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Sulieman Benn age 34 - Sulieman Jamaal Benn is a West Indian cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies and first-class cricket for Barbados. Benn debuted in 1999/00, as a left-arm orthodox spin ...more

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George Alleyne is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Barbados
George Alleyne age 83 - Sir George Alleyne currently serves as United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean region. He was appointed to the position by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan ...more

Snuffy Browne is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Snuffy Browne Died at 74 (1890-1964) - Cyril Rutherford "Snuffy" Browne was a West Indian Test cricketer who was a member of the first West Indies Test cricket team, playing against England in 1928. A right-arm medium pace ...more

Vanburn Holder is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Vanburn Holder age 70 - Vanburn Alonzo Holder is a former West Indian cricketer who played in forty Tests and twelve ODIs from 1969 to 1979. Holder played in the golden era of West Indian fast bowling. A fast-medium ...more

Christopher Codrington is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Christopher Codrington Died at 42 (1668-1710) - Christopher Codrington, was a Barbadian-born British soldier, plantation and slave owner, bibliophile, and colonial governor.

Obadele Thompson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Obadele Thompson age 39 - Obadele Thompson is a sprint athlete from Barbados. In 2000, he became the first individual Olympic medalist from Barbados with a bronze medal in the 100m race.

Shane Brathwaite is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Shane Brathwaite age 25 - Shane Brathwaite is a hurdler from Barbados who competed in the 110 metres hurdles at the 2012 Summer Olympics but did not finish the race in the qualifying heats. His gold medal in the ...more

Pearson Best is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Pearson Best age 52 - Pearson Best is a Cayman Islands cricketer. An all-rounder, he is a right-handed batsman and right-arm slow-medium bowler, he has played for the Cayman Islands national cricket team since the ...more

Elvis Joseph is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Elvis Joseph age 37 - Elvis Joseph is a former running back in the NFL. He played three years in the NFL from 2001 to 2003 for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Chris Jordan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Chris Jordan age 28 - Christopher James Jordan is an English cricketer. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler and a middle-order right-handed batsman. He often fields at slip.

Milton Small is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Milton Small age 51 - Milton Aster Small is a former West Indian cricketer who played in two Tests and two ODIs in 1984.

Slade Callaghan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Slade Callaghan age 45 - Slade Callaghan is a jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing. Considered tall for a jockey at 5' 8", Callaghan competed in his native Barbados where his success led him to relocate in 1994 to a ...more

Simon Husbands is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Simon Husbands age 46 - Simon Husbands is a jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing. Husbands began racing in his native Barbados in the mid nineteen eighties then a few years later relocated to Fort Erie Racetrack in Fort ...more

Jonathan C. Jones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Jonathan C. Jones age 39 - Jonathan C. "Jono" Jones is a jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing who has won each of the Canadian Triple Crown races. The son of the renowned Barbadian jockey/trainer Challenor Jones ...more

Henry Doorly is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Henry Doorly Died at 82 (1879-1961) - Henry Doorly, a native of Barbados, moved to Omaha while working as an engineer and then moved into the newspaper business. He became the chairman of the World Publishing Company and publisher ...more

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Jaicko is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Jaicko age 24 - Jaicko is a Bajan contemporary pop music singer/songwriter signed to Capitol Records. Born Jaicko Lawrence on August 6, 1991 in Christ Church, Barbados, Jaicko has been nominated for six ...more

Michael Stoute is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Michael Stoute age 70 - Sir Michael Ronald Stoute is a Barbadian British thoroughbred horse trainer in flat racing. Stoute, whose father was the Chief of police for Barbados, left the island in 1964 at the age of 19 to ...more

Albert Beckles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Albert Beckles age 85 - Albert "Al" Beckles is a former IFBB pro bodybuilder and a three-time New York City Night of Champions winner.

Alvin Rouse is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Alvin Rouse age 34 - Alvin Rouse is a Barbadian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He is currently playing for Northern Irish club Dungannon Swifts in the IFA Premiership.

Denzil H. Hurley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Denzil H. Hurley age 66 - Denzil H. Hurley is a 1980 Guggenheim Fellow in Creative Arts.

Norman Forde is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Norman Forde age 38 - Norman Forde is a Barbadian footballer. He started his career as an apprentice with Nottingham Forest, where his progress was inhibited by a succession of injuries. The midfielder has spent most ...more

Nick Nanton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Barbados
Nick Nanton age 35 - Nick Nanton is an award winning director, agent, and author. He is a 3 time Emmy Award winner for directing and producing the short films Jacob's Turn, Esperanza, and Mi Casa Hogar. Nanton is a ...more