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List of famous people from Idaho, 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 Idaho, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Idaho 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 Idaho, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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Torrie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 42 Torrie Anne Wilson is an American model, fitness competitor, actress and retired professional wrestler. She is best known for her time in World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling ...more

Amanda Moore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 38 Amanda Moore is an American model.

Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Dec. at 75 (1936-2011) Harmon Clayton Killebrew, nicknamed "The Killer" and "Hammerin' Harmon", was an American professional baseball first baseman, third baseman, and left fielder. During his ...more

Sherry Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 76 Sherry Jackson is an actress.

Ezra Pound is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Dec. at 87 (1885-1972) Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an expatriate American poet and critic who was a major figure of the early modernist movement. His contribution to poetry began with his development of Imagism, a ...more

James F. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 64 James Francis Reilly, II, Ph.D. is an American geologist and a former NASA astronaut who has flown on three space shuttle missions: STS-89, STS-104 and STS-117. He was born at Mountain Home Air ...more

Scout LaRue Willis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 26 Scout LaRue Willis is an actress.

Angelyne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 60 Angelyne is an American singer, actress and model. She came to prominence in 1984 after a large number of billboards promoting herself started appearing all over Los Angeles, California. She ...more

Dayton Leroy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 64 Dayton Leroy Rogers is a serial killer currently on Oregon's death row at the Oregon State Penitentiary for six murders. He has been tied to the murders of seven women. He preferred ...more

Bryan Fuller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 48 Bryan Fuller is an American screenwriter and television producer. Fuller has worked exclusively as a writer/producer in television, creating a number of critically acclaimed television series, ...more

Raquel Devine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 50 Raquel Devine is an American pornographic actress. She has appeared in over 200 films since 1997, and was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2010.

Kaitlyn Farrington is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 28 Kaitlyn Brooke Farrington is a former American professional snowboarder who grew up on a cattle ranch near Bellevue, Idaho, and now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. She won the gold medal in the ...more

La Monte Young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 82 La Monte Thornton Young is an American avant-garde artist, composer and musician, generally recognized as the first minimalist composer. His works have been included among the most important and ...more

Gene Scott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Dec. at 76 (1929-2005) William Eugene "Gene" Scott was an American pastor and teacher who served for almost 50 years as an ordained minister and religious broadcaster in Los Angeles, California.

Sharon Allen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 66 Sharon Allen is Chairman of the Board of Directors of DeloitteLLP. She was first elected in this position in 2003 and re-elected in 2007. Upon her election as board chairman, Allen became the ...more

Sacagawea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Sacagawea, also Sakakawea or Sacajawea, was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition as an interpreter and guide during their exploration of the Western United ...more

Pappy Boyington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Dec. at 76 (1912-1988) Gregory "Pappy" Boyington was a highly decorated American combat pilot who was a United States Marine Corps fighter ace during World War II. He received both the Medal of Honor and the ...more

Jeremy Shada is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 21 Jeremy Shada is an actor.

Marjorie Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Dec. at 80 (1917-1997) Marjorie Reynolds was an American film and television actress, who appeared in more than 50 films.

Jeanette Loff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Jeanette Loff Dec. at 36 (1906-1942) Jeanette Loff was an American motion picture actress and singer.

Brandi Sherwood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 47 Brandi Sherwood is an American model and pageant winner. She was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She was Miss USA 1997 and Miss Teen USA 1989 and was a frequent rotating Barker's Beauty model on the ...more

Christian Richard Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 46 Christian Richards Jacobs is an American musician, television producer, voice actor and former child actor. He is perhaps most recognized as the co-creator of the award-winning Nick Jr. ...more

Kristin Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 44 Kristin Armstrong is a professional road bicycle racer and two-time Olympic gold medalist, the winner of the women's individual time trial in 2008 and 2012. Before temporarily retiring to start ...more

Parley P. Christensen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Parley P. Christensen Dec. at 85 (1869-1954) Parley Parker Christensen was an American politician and nominee of the Farmer–Labor Party for President of the United States in 1920. He was member of the Utah House of Representatives and of ...more

Victor Wooten is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 53 Victor Lemonte Wooten is an American bass player, composer, author, producer, and recipient of five Grammy Awards. Wooten has won the "Bass Player of the Year" award from Bass Player ...more

Sean Paul Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 31 Sean Paul Lockhart is an American film actor and director, known for Milk, Judas Kiss and Triple Crossed. His career started as a gay pornographic film actor mostly using the stage name of Brent ...more

Grant Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Dec. at 78 (1918-1996) Frank Grant Sawyer was an American politician. He was the 21st Governor of Nevada from 1959 to 1967. He was a member of the Democratic Party. Sawyer was born on December 14, 1918, in Twin Falls, ...more

Oliver Drake is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Dec. at 88 (1903-1991) Clarence Oliver Drake was an American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor who was most active in the Western genre. Though Drake began his career as an actor, he is best known as a ...more

Hamer H. Budge is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Dec. at 93 (1910-2003) Hamer Harold Budge was an American politician. He was a five-term congressman from Idaho and later chaired the Securities and Exchange Commission.

David Worth Clark is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Dec. at 53 (1902-1955) David Worth Clark aka D. Worth Clark was a Democratic congressman and United States Senator from Idaho.

Billie Bird is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Dec. at 94 (1908-2002) Bernice "Billie" Bird was an American actress and comedienne.

J. D. Cannon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Dec. at 83 (1922-2005) John Donovan Cannon, known as J. D. Cannon, was an American actor. An alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, he is known for his co-starring role of Chief Peter B. ...more

Carol Ryrie Brink is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Dec. at 86 (1895-1981) Carol Ryrie Brink was an American author of over thirty juvenile and adult books. Her novel Caddie Woodlawn won the 1936 Newbery Medal and a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958.

Ben Ysursa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 68 Ben T. Ysursa, is the former Secretary of State of Idaho, United States. He was elected on the Republican Party ticket.

Leonard J. Arrington is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Dec. at 82 (1917-1999) Leonard James Arrington was an American author, academic and the founder of the Mormon History Association. He is known as the "Dean of Mormon History" and "the Father of Mormon ...more

Ruthie Matthes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 52 Ruthie Matthes is an American professional bicycle racer who won the World Cross-Country Mountain Bike Championship in 1991. She is also a road cyclist, having twice finished in 2nd place in the ...more

Jared Hess is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 38 Jared Hess is a film writer, director and producer.

Ronee Blakley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 72 Ronee Sue Blakley is an American entertainer. A singer, songwriter, composer, producer and director, she is perhaps best known as an actress. Her most well-known role was the fictional country ...more

Harold Kelley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Dec. at 82 (1921-2003) Harold Kelley was an American social psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His major contributions have been the development of interdependence ...more

Mike Riley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 62 Michael Joseph "Mike" Riley is an American football coach and former player. He currently is the head football coach at the University of Nebraska. Previously, Riley was head football ...more

James Solomon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 82 James E. Solomon is an American engineer and entrepreneur. In his lifetime, he has founded four companies, including one of the companies that merged to form the leading chip manufacturing ...more

Dirk Koetter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 59 Dirk Jeffrey Koetter is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. Koetter was the head ...more

Nick Symmonds is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 34 Nicholas "Nick" Symmonds is an American middle-distance track athlete, from Eugene, Oregon, specializing in the 800 meters and 1500 meters distances. Symmonds recently signed with ...more

Harold B. Lee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Harold B. Lee Dec. at 74 (1899-1973) Harold Bingham Lee was eleventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from July 1972 until his death in December 1973.

John Dehlin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Idaho
John P. Dehlin is the founder of the Mormon Stories Podcast, and was an influential early participant in the Mormon blogging scene who has specialized in addressing concerns of those with crises ...more

Vern Rutsala is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Vern Rutsala Dec. at 80 (1934-2014) Vern Rutsala was an American poet. Born in McCall, Idaho, he was educated at Reed College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He taught English and creative writing at Lewis & Clark College in ...more

Burley Parke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Idaho
Dec. at 72 (1905-1977) Burley Elijah Parke was an American jockey and a Hall of Fame trainer in the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing.

Sydney Shoemaker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 86 Sydney Shoemaker is an American philosopher. Until his retirement, he was a Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University. He holds a PhD from Cornell and BA from Reed. In 1971, ...more

Paul Kruger is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 32 Paul Christian Kruger Jr. is an American football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 2009 NFL ...more

Jim D. Hansen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Idaho
age 58 James Duncan "Jim" Hansen is an American attorney, Ada County Highway District Commissioner and former Democratic politician from Idaho. He was the 2006 Democratic nominee for Congress ...more