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List of famous people named Betty, along with photos. How many celebrities named Betty can you think of? The famous Bettys below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Betty, athletes named Betty, and even political figures named Betty. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Betty? Add them to the list.

Betty White's acting career has spanned over several decades. She's most known for her role as "Rose" in the t.v. show Golden Girls; she's also the only living principal actor from that show. At 93, she is still acting. She's appeared in a "Snickers" commercial, hosted Saturday Night Live, has been in films, such as The Proposal and is in the t.v. show Hot in Cleveland. Betty Grable is another famous actress. She's starred in films, such as How to Marry a Millionaire, costarring alongside Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall. One picture that was taken of her made her the most popular pin up girl of World War II. This iconic picture was included in Life magazine article "100 Photographs that Changed the World".
Betty White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Age: 97

Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America

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 ...more

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Betty Grable is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Dec. at 57 (1916-1973)

Birthplace: USA, St. Louis, Missouri

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, ...more

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Betty Ford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Dec. at 93 (1918-2011)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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 ...more

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Betty Friedan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Dec. at 85 (1921-2006)

Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois

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 ...more

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Betty Thomas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Age: 70

Birthplace: USA, St. Louis, Missouri

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 ...more

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Betty Hutton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Dec. at 86 (1921-2007)

Birthplace: Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

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

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Betty Brosmer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Age: 83

Birthplace: Pasadena, California

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 ...more
Betty Marsden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Dec. at 79 (1919-1998)

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

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 ...more
Betty Heidler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Age: 35

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

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 ...more
Betty Buckley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Age: 71

Birthplace: Texas, Big Spring, USA

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 Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Dec. at 69 (1929-1998)

Birthplace: Flint, Michigan

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 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Age: 80

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

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 ...more

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Betty Boo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Betty Boo Age: 48

Birthplace: Kensington, London, United Kingdom

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 ...more

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Betty Garrett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Dec. at 92 (1919-2011)

Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States of America

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
Betty Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Dec. at 76 (1896-1972)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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
Betty Furness is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Dec. at 78 (1916-1994)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Elizabeth Mary Furness (January 3, 1916 – April 2, 1994) was an American actress, consumer advocate, and current affairs commentator.
Betty Comden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Dec. at 89 (1917-2006)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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 ...more
Betty Cooper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Elizabeth "Betty" Cooper is one of the main characters appearing in American comic books published by Archie Comics. She is the lead guitarist, percussionist and one of the three ...more

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Betty Lennox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Age: 42

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Betty Bernice Lennox (born December 4, 1976) is an American retired professional basketball player. She played for the Minnesota Lynx, Miami Sol, Cleveland Rockers, Seattle Storm, Atlanta Dream, ...more
Betty Blythe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Dec. at 79 (1893-1972)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

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 ...more
Betty Shabazz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Dec. at 63 (1934-1997)

Birthplace: Pinehurst, Georgia, United States of America

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 ...more
Betty Wright is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Age: 65

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

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 ...more

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Betty Lago is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Age: 63

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Elizabeth Lago Netto (June 24, 1955 – September 13, 2015) was a Brazilian actress and model.Lago was born in Rio de Janeiro. She was married to singer and actor Eduardo Conde for many years. In ...more
Betty Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Age: 75

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

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
Betty Neels is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Betty
Dec. at 92 (1909-2001)

Birthplace: Devon, United Kingdom

Betty Neels (born 15 September 1909 in Leyton, England – d. 7 June 2001 in England) was a prolific British writer of over 134 romance novels (first publication entirely for Mills & Boon in ...more