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Who Is The Most Famous Betty In The World?

Updated November 17, 2020 744 votes 168 voters 27.1k views61 items

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

How many celebrities named Betty can you think of? The famous Bettys below have many different professions, including notable actors named Betty, famous athletes named Betty, and even musicians named Betty.

Betty White is certainly one of the most famous Bettys on this list. One of the famous actresses named Betty, she is TV royalty having starred in classic shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, and Hot in Cleveland. She also appeared on many game shows including Password, Match Game, and The Hollywood Squares.

Another of the famous people with the first name Betty is Betty Ford. She served as the First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977. She founded the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse and addiction in 1982. Betty Who and Betty Buckley are two good examples singers named Betty. 

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

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    Betty Nguyen

    1974-09-01

    BirthplaceHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    GenderFemale

    Betty Nguyen (pronounced Winn) is a Vietnamese-American news anchor, who is currently at WPIX in New York City. Nguyen has previously worked for NBC News, MSNBC, CBS News, and CNN....  more
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    Betty Grable

    1916-12-18

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Elizabeth Ruth Grable (December 18, 1916 – July 2, 1973) was an American actress, pin-up girl, dancer, model, and singer. Her 42 films during the 1930s and 1940s grossed more than $100 million, and...  more

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    Betty White

    1922-01-17

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, USA

    GenderFemale

    Betty Marion White Ludden (born January 17, 1922) is an American actress and comedian, with the longest television career of any entertainer, spanning 80 years. Regarded as a pioneer of television,...  more

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    Betty Gilpin

    1986-07-21

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Elizabeth Folan Gilpin (born July 21, 1986) is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Debbie "Liberty Belle" Eagan in the Netflix comedy series GLOW (2017–2019), for which she was...  more
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    21

    Betty Who

    1991-10-05

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Jessica Anne Newham, better known by her stage name Betty Who, is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician based in New York City. She is signed to RCA Records....  more
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    Betty Ford

    1918-04-08

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    GenderFemale

    Elizabeth Anne Ford (née Bloomer; April 8, 1918 – July 8, 2011) was the First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977, as the wife of President Gerald Ford. As First Lady, she was active in...  more
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    Betty Boo

    1970-03-06

    BirthplaceKensington, London, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Alison Moira Clarkson (born 6 March 1970 in Kensington, London), better known as Betty Boo, is an English singer, songwriter and pop-rap artist. She first came to mainstream prominence in the late...  more

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    Betty Brosmer

    1935-08-02

    BirthplacePasadena, California

    GenderFemale

    Betty Brosmer (born August 2, 1935), later known by her married name Betty Weider, is an American bodybuilder and physical fitness expert. During the 1950s, she was a popular commercial model and...  more
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    Betty Friedan

    1921-02-04

    BirthplacePeoria, Illinois

    GenderFemale

    Betty Friedan ( February 4, 1921 – February 4, 2006) was an American feminist writer and activist. A leading figure in the women's movement in the United States, her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique...  more
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    Betty Buckley

    1947-07-03

    BirthplaceBig Spring, Texas, USA

    GenderFemale

    Alternative NameBetty Buckley

    Betty Lynn Buckley (born July 3, 1947) is an American actress and singer. She won the 1983 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Grizabella in the original Broadway...  more

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    Betty Marsden

    1919-02-24

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Betty Marsden (24 February 1919 – 18 July 1998) was an English comedy actress. She is particularly remembered as a cast member of the radio series Beyond Our Ken and Round the Horne. Marsden also...  more
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    Betty Thomas

    1948-07-27

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

    GenderFemale

    Betty Thomas (born Betty Lucille Nienhauser, July 27, 1948) is an American actress, director, and producer of television and motion pictures. She is known for her Emmy Award-winning role as Sergeant...  more

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    15

    Betty Hutton

    1921-02-26

    BirthplaceBattle Creek, Michigan, USA

    GenderFemale

    Alternative NameBetty Darling^! Betty Hutton

    Betty Hutton (born Elizabeth June Thornburg; February 26, 1921 – March 12, 2007) was an American stage, film, and television actress, comedian, dancer, and singer....  more

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    Betty Carter

    1929-05-16

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    GenderFemale

    Betty Carter (born Lillie Mae Jones; May 19, 1929 – September 26, 1998) was an American jazz singer known for her improvisational technique, scatting and other complex musical abilities that...  more

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    Betty Cuthbert

    1938-04-20

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    GenderFemale

    Elizabeth Alyse Cuthbert, (20 April 1938 – 6 August 2017) was an Australian athlete and a fourfold Olympic champion. She was nicknamed Australia's "Golden Girl". During her career, she set world...  more
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    Betty Heidler

    1983-10-14

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    GenderFemale

    Betty Heidler (born 14 October 1983) is a retired German track and field athlete who competed in the hammer throw. She held the world record from 2011 until 2014 with her personal best throw of 79.42...  more
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    8

    Betty Smith

    1896-12-15

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    GenderFemale

    Betty Smith (born Elisabeth Lillian Wehner; December 15, 1896 – January 17, 1972) was an American author. She is best known for her 1943 bestselling novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which is...  more
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    12

    Betty Blythe

    1893-09-01

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Betty Blythe (born Elizabeth Blythe Slaughter; September 1, 1893 – April 7, 1972) was an American actress best known for her dramatic roles in exotic silent films such as The Queen of Sheba (1921). ...  more
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    12

    Betty Comden

    1917-05-03

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Betty Comden was one-half of the musical-comedy duo Comden and Green, who provided lyrics, libretti, and screenplays to some of the most beloved and successful Hollywood musicals and Broadway shows...  more
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    12

    Betty Furness

    1916-01-03

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Elizabeth Mary Furness (January 3, 1916 – April 2, 1994) was an American actress, consumer advocate, and current affairs commentator....  more
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    8

    Betty Garrett

    1919-05-23

    BirthplaceSaint Joseph, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Betty Garrett (May 23, 1919 – February 12, 2011) was an American actress, comedian, singer and dancer. She originally performed on Broadway, and was then signed to a film contract with...  more
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    Betty Shabazz

    1934-05-28

    BirthplacePinehurst, Georgia, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Betty Shabazz (born Betty Dean Sanders; May 28, 1934 – June 23, 1997), also known as Betty X, was an American educator and civil rights advocate. She was the wife of Malcolm X. Shabazz grew up in...  more
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    10

    Betty Wright

    1953-12-21

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Bessie Regina Norris, better known by her stage name, Betty Wright (born December 21, 1953), is an American soul and R&B singer, songwriter and background vocalist, who rose to fame in the 1970s with...  more
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    Betty Williams

    1943-05-22

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Betty Williams (born 22 May 1943, Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a co-recipient with Mairead Corrigan of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for her work as a cofounder of Community of Peace People, an...  more
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    Betty Davis

    1945-07-26

    BirthplaceDurham, North Carolina

    GenderFemale

    Betty Davis (née Mabry; born July 26, 1945) is an American funk and soul singer. She is a performer who was known for her memorable and noteworthy live performances....  more