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Famous People From Barbados

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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.
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  • Gwendolyn Knight

    Dec. at 92 (1913-2005)

    BirthplaceBridgetown, Barbados

    GenderFemale

    Gwendolyn Clarine Knight (May 26, 1913 – February 18, 2005) was an American artist who was born in Bridgetown, Barbados, in the West Indies.Knight painted throughout her life but did not start...  more
  • BirthplaceBarbados

    GenderMale

    Redd Pepper (born Richardson Green, Barbados, 23 June 1961) is a British voice actor. Pepper is notable for his work providing theatrical trailers for movies such as Amistad, The Blair Witch Project,...  more
  • BirthplaceBridgetown, Barbados

    GenderMale

    Edward Kamau Brathwaite (; born 11 May 1930) is a Barbadian poet and academic, widely considered one of the major voices in the Caribbean literary canon. Formerly a professor of Comparative...  more
  • Frank Worrell

    Dec. at 43 (1924-1967)

    BirthplaceSaint Michael Parish, Barbados

    GenderMale

    Sir Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell (1 August 1924 – 13 March 1967), sometimes referred to by his nickname of Tae, was a West Indies cricketer and Jamaican senator. A stylish right-handed batsman and...  more
  • Shontelle

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceSaint James Parish, Barbados

    GenderFemale

    Shontelle Layne (born 4 October 1985), known professionally as Shontelle, is a Barbadian singer. She released her debut album Shontelligence in November 2008. Her second album, No Gravity, was...  more
  • BirthplaceSaint James Parish, Barbados

    GenderMale

    Desmond Leo Haynes (born 15 February 1956) 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...  more
  • Roy Marshall

    Dec. at 62 (1930-1992)

    BirthplaceSaint Thomas Parish, Barbados

    GenderMale

    Roy Edwin Marshall (25 April 1930 – 27 October 1992) was a West Indian cricketer who played in four Tests from 1951 to 1952. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1959....  more
  • BirthplaceSaint Peter Parish, Barbados

    GenderMale

    Fidel Henderson Edwards (born 6 February 1982) is a West Indian cricketer, who plays all formats of the game. A pace bowler, his round-arm action "not unlike" that of former fast bowler Jeff Thomson....  more
  • BirthplaceChrist Church Parish, Barbados

    GenderMale

    Joel Garner (born 16 December 1952), 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 1980s West Indies cricket...  more
  • Malcolm Marshall

    Dec. at 41 (1958-1999)

    BirthplaceBridgetown, Barbados

    GenderMale

    Malcolm Denzil Marshall (18 April 1958 – 4 November 1999) was a West Indian cricketer. Primarily a fast bowler, Marshall is regarded as one of the greatest and finest pacemen ever to have played Test...  more
  • BirthplaceBarbados

    GenderMale

    Cecil Foster (born September 26, 1954) is a Canadian novelist, essayist, journalist, and scholar. He is Chairman of the Department of Transnational Studies at the University of Buffalo....  more
  • BirthplaceBridgetown, Barbados

    GenderMale

    Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers, AO, OCC (born 28 July 1936), also known as Gary or Garry Sobers, is a former cricketer who played for the West Indies between 1954 and 1974. A highly skilled bowler, an...  more
  • Freundel Stuart

    Age: 69

    BirthplaceSaint Philip Parish, Barbados

    GenderMale

    Freundel Jerome Stuart, PC, QC, MP (born 27 April 1951) is a Barbadian politician who is the former Prime Minister of Barbados and Leader of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) from 23 October 2010 to...  more
  • Rickey A. Walcott

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceBarbados

    GenderMale

    Rickey A. Walcott (born. c.1982 in Barbados) 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,...  more
  • Harold Bernard St. John

    Dec. at 73 (1931-2004)

    BirthplaceChrist Church Parish, Barbados

    GenderMale

    Sir Harold Bernard St. John, KA (16 August 1931 – 29 February 2004) was a Barbadian politician who served as the third Prime Minister of Barbados from 1985 to 1986. He was leader of the Barbados...  more
  • BirthplaceBarbados

    GenderMale

    Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford, KA, PC (born March 24, 1937) 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...  more
  • Ashley Bickerton

    Age: 61

    BirthplaceBarbados

    GenderMale

    Ashley Bickerton (born 1959) is a contemporary artist. A mixed-media artist, Bickerton often combines photographic and painterly elements with industrial and found object assemblages. He is...  more
  • BirthplaceChrist Church Parish, Barbados

    GenderMale

    Floyd Lamonte Reifer (born 23 July 1972) 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...  more
  • BirthplaceBarbados

    GenderFemale

    Alison Sealy-Smith (born 1959) is a Barbadian actress, born and raised in Barbados.Sealy-Smith attended Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, where she studied psychology on a...  more
  • Wyndham Gittens

    Dec. at 82 (1885-1967)

    BirthplaceBarbados

    GenderMale

    Wyndham Gittens (7 February 1885 – 18 June 1967) 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....  more
  • Anne Cools

    Age: 77

    BirthplaceBarbados

    GenderFemale

    Anne Clare Cools (born August 12, 1943) is a former member, the first black member and the longest serving member of the Senate of Canada. As a social worker, Cools was a pioneer in the protection of...  more
  • Hugh Gordon Cummins

    Dec. at 79 (1891-1970)

    BirthplaceBarbados

    GenderMale

    Dr. Hugh Gordon Hylvestra Cummins (2 February 1891 – 26 October 1970) was a Barbadian politician. He served as Premier of Barbados from 17 April 1958 to 8 December 1961 and was a member of the...  more
  • Lloyd A. Thompson

    Dec. at 65 (1932-1997)

    BirthplaceBarbados

    GenderMale

    Lloyd Arthur Thompson (24 June 1932 Barbados – 28 August 1997) was a Nigerian classicist, and scholar....  more
  • BirthplaceSaint Michael Parish, Barbados

    GenderMale

    Ramon Harewood (born 3 February 1987) is a former Barbadian American football offensive tackle. He played college football at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, was drafted in the 6th Round of...  more
  • Teddy Hoad

    Dec. at 90 (1896-1986)

    BirthplaceSaint Michael Parish, Barbados

    GenderMale

    Edward Lisle Goldsworthy Hoad (January 29, 1896 – March 5, 1986) was a West Indian cricketer who played in West Indies' inaugural Test tour of England. He was the captain in the West Indies' first...  more