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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
Dec. 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

Redd Pepper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Barbados
age 57
Red Pepper is a voice actor.

Edward Kamau Brathwaite is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Barbados
age 88
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
Dec. 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
age 33
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
age 63
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
Dec. 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
age 37
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
age 66
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
Dec. 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
age 64
Cecil Foster is a Canadian novelist, essayist, journalist, and scholar.

Garfield Sobers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Barbados
age 82
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 67
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 37
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
Dec. 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

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Barbados
age 81
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 60
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
age 46
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
age 60
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
Dec. 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
age 75
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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 32
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 Dec. 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