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

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

Sara Jean Underwood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 34
Sara Jean Underwood is an American model and actress who was chosen as the Playmate of the Month for the July 2006 issue of Playboy magazine and later became Playmate of the Year in 2007. She is ...more

Holly Madison is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 39
Holly Sue Cullen, known professionally as Holly Madison, is an American model, showgirl and television personality. She is widely known for being one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends on the reality ...more

Lisa Rinna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 55
Lisa Deanna Rinna is an American television host and actress. She is known for her roles as Billie Reed on Days of Our Lives, Taylor McBride on Melrose Place, and as the host of SoapNet's Soap

Kate Nauta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 36
Kate Lynne "Katie" Nauta is an American fashion model, actress and singer. She uses the name 'Katie' in her modeling work, and the name 'Kate' in her film work.

Carmella Bing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 37
Carmella Bing is a retired American pornographic actress and adult model. She has appeared in over 150 films and has been reported to work under various other stage names.

Lily Carter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 28
Lily Carter is the stage name of an American pornographic actress.

Tonya Harding is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 48
Tonya Maxene Harding is an American figure skating champion, a two-time Olympian, and a two-time Skate America Champion. In 1991, she won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and placed second ...more

Ty Burrell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 51
Tyler Gerald "Ty" Burrell is an American actor and comedian who is known for his role as Phil Dunphy in the ABC comedy Modern Family, for which he has won the Primetime Emmy Award for ...more

Jerry Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Dec. at 43 (1943-1986)
Gerald "Jerry" Sanford Smith was a professional American football tight end for the National Football League's Washington Redskins from 1965–1977. By the time he retired he held the ...more

Ray Dolby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Dec. at 80 (1933-2013)
Ray Milton Dolby, OBE was an American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR. He helped develop the video tape recorder while at Ampex. He was the founder of Dolby ...more

Delilah Rene is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 59
Delilah Rene Luke, almost always known mononymously as Delilah, is an American radio personality, author, and songwriter, best known as the host of a nationally syndicated nightly U.S. radio ...more

Rebecca Schaeffer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Dec. at 22 (1967-1989)
Rebecca Lucile Schaeffer was an American model and television and film actress. Schaeffer began her career as a teen model before moving on to acting. In 1986, she landed the role of Patricia ...more

Monique Noel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 51
Monique Noel is a glamour model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month for May 1989. Her centerfold was photographed by Richard Fegley.

Jane Powell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 89
Jane Powell is an American singer, dancer and actress. After rising to fame as a singer in her home state of Oregon, Powell was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer while still in her teens. Once ...more

Johnnie Ray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Dec. at 63 (1927-1990)
John Alvin "Johnnie" Ray was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Extremely popular for most of the 1950s, Ray has been cited by critics as a major precursor of what would ...more

Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 62
Dale Bryan Murphy is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and first baseman. During an 18-year baseball career, 1976–1993, he played for three different teams, but is noted for his time ...more

Kathleen Hanna is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Julie Ruin is the independent record produced by Kathleen Hanna under the name Julie Ruin in 1997, while taking a break from Bikini Kill. It touches upon feminism, crocheting, aerobics and ...more

Brad Wilk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 50
Bradley J. "Brad" Wilk is an American musician, actor, and activist, best known as the drummer of the American rock band Rage Against the Machine. Wilk started his career as a drummer ...more

Eric Christian Olsen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 41
Eric Christian Olsen is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayals of Detective Marty Deeks on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles, and of Austin in the film Not ...more

Alfred Carlton Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Dec. at 77 (1884-1961)
Alfred Carlton Gilbert was an American inventor, athlete, toy-maker and businessman. Born in Salem, Oregon and died in Boston, Massachusetts, Gilbert is best known as the inventor of the Erector

Jacklyn Lick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 44
Jacklyn Lick is a pornographic actress and bondage model. Lick got into the porn industry in 1996 with the help of porn actress Sunset Thomas. Lick was a contract spokesperson for the adult toy ...more

Ed Gardner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Dec. at 62 (1901-1963)
Edward Francis 'Ed' Gardner was an American comic actor, writer and director, best remembered as the creator and star of the radio's popular Duffy's Tavern comedy series. Born in Astoria, New ...more

Howard Hesseman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 79
Howard Hesseman is an American actor best known for playing disc jockey Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati and schoolteacher Charlie Moore on Head of the Class.

Shannon Bex is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Oregon
age 38
Shannon Rae Bex is an American singer, professional dancer, and a member of the musical group Danity Kane. The group was founded by P. Diddy through the MTV reality television series Making the ...more

Martin Wong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Dec. at 53 (1946-1999)
Martin Wong was a U.S. painter of the late twentieth century.