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Who Is The Most Famous Barbara In The World?

Updated October 30, 2020 773 votes 67 voters 36.0k views86 items

List RulesVote up all of the Barbaras you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Barbara can you think of? The famous Barbaras below have many different professions, including notable actors named Barbara, famous journalists named Barbara, and even musicians named Barbara.

Barbra Streisand is certainly one of the most famous Barbaras on this list. One of the famous singers named Barbra, she has released more than 10 chart-topping albums. Barbra Streisand is also an accomplished actress having starred in Funny Girl, Yentl, The Way We Were, and other movies. Barbara Rhoades is also one of the famous actresses named Barbara. 

Another of the famous people with the first name Barbara is Barbara Walters. She is an award-winning journalist known for her comprehensive interviews. Michael Jackson, Vladimir Putin, and Katharine Hepburn are among the big names she interviewed throughout her career.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous women named Barbara? Just add them to the list!

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    Barbara Walters

    1929-09-25
    Barbara Jill Walters (born September 25, 1929) is an American broadcast journalist, author,...  more

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    Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, actress, and...  more

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  • Barbara Palvin3
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    Barbara Palvin

    1993-10-08
    Barbara Palvin (pronounced [ˈbɒrbɒrɒ ˈpɒlvin]; born 8 October 1993) is a Hungarian model. She...  more

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  • Barbara Stanwyck4
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    Barbara Stanwyck (born Ruby Catherine Stevens; July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) was an...  more

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  • Barbara Eden5
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    Barbara Eden

    1931-08-23
    Barbara Eden (born Barbara Jean Morehead, August 23, 1931) is an American film, stage, and...  more

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    Barbara Bush

    1925-06-08
    Barbara Pierce Bush (born Barbara Pierce; June 8, 1925 – April 17, 2018) was the first lady of...  more

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    Barbara Hershey

    1948-02-05
    Barbara Hershey (born Barbara Lynn Herzstein; February 5, 1948), once known as Barbara...  more

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  • Barbara Billingsley8
    Barbara Billingsley (born Barbara Lillian Combes; December 22, 1915 – October 16, 2010) was an...  more
  • Barbara Kingsolver9
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    Barbara Kingsolver (born April 8, 1955) is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was...  more

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    Barbara Bach

    1947-08-27
    Barbara Bach, Lady Starkey (born August 27, 1947) is an American actress and model, best known...  more

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  • Bárbara Mori11
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    Bárbara Mori

    1978-02-02
    Bárbara Mori Ochoa (born 2 February 1978) is an Uruguayan-born Mexican actress, model,...  more
  • Barbara Windsor12
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    Barbara Windsor

    1937-08-06
    Dame Barbara Windsor, (born Barbara Ann Deeks; 6 August 1937), is an English actress, known...  more

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  • Barbara Mandrell13
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    Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948) is an American country music singer, musician,...  more

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  • Barbara Boxer14
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    Barbara Boxer

    1940-11-11
    Barbara Levy Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is a retired American politician who served as a...  more

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  • Barbara Carrera15
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    Barbara Carrera

    1944-09-01
    Barbara Carrera (born Barbara Kingsbury; December 31, 1945) is a Nicaraguan American film and...  more

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  • Barbara Bouchet16
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    Barbara Bouchet

    1943-08-15
    Barbara Bouchet (born Barbara Gutscher, 15 August 1943) is a German-American actress and...  more

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  • Barbara Feldon17
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    Barbara Feldon

    1933-03-12
    Barbara Feldon (born March 12, 1933) is an American character actress who works mostly in the...  more

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  • Barbara Parkins18
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    Barbara Parkins

    1942-05-22
    Barbara Parkins (born May 22, 1942) is a Canadian-American former actress, singer, and dancer....  more
  • Barbara Crampton19
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    Barbara Crampton (born December 27, 1958) is an American actress. She made her screen debut on...  more
  • Barbara Meier20
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    Barbara Meier

    1986-07-25
    Barbara Meier (born 25 July 1986) is a German fashion model and actress. She is best known as...  more
  • Barbara Hale21
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    Barbara Hale

    1922-04-18
    Barbara Hale (April 18, 1922 – January 26, 2017) was an American actress best known for her...  more

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  • Barbara Cook22
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    Barbara Cook

    1927-10-25
    Barbara Cook (October 25, 1927 – August 8, 2017) was an American actress and singer who first...  more
  • Barbara Payton23
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    Barbara Payton

    1927-11-16
    Barbara Lee Payton (born Barbara Lee Redfield; November 16, 1927 – May 8, 1967) was an...  more

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  • Barbara Cartland24
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    Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland, (9 July 1901 – 21 May 2000) was an English novelist who...  more

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  • Barbara Sinatra25
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    Barbara Sinatra

    1927-10-16
    Barbara Marx Sinatra (née Blakeley; March 10, 1927 – July 25, 2017) was an American model, ...  more