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Who Is The Most Famous Carolyn In The World?

Updated June 3, 2021 238 votes 21 voters 8.3k views30 items

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

How many celebrities named Carolyn can you think of? The famous Carolyns below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Carolyn, athletes named Carolyn, and even political figures named Carolyn.

The music industry is no stranger to the name Carolyn, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general. Carolyn Wonderland and Carolyn Suzanne Sapp are just two of the singers named Carolyn. 

Carol Kane, who's first name is actually Carolyn, is one of the most famous Carolyns on this list. Other famous actresses named Carolyn include Carolyn Jones, Carolyn Hennesy, and Carolyn Martin. You may also recognize Carolyn Gusoff, as one of the famous people named Carolyn on this list. She is known for being a TV news reporter and author. 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Carolyn? Just add them to the list! Then be sure to vote up all of the famous Carolyns that you recognize. 

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    Carol Kane

    1952-06-18

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Carolyn Laurie Kane (born June 18, 1952) is an American actress and comedian. She became known in the 1970s-80s in films such as Hester Street (for which she received an Oscar nomination), Annie Hall...  more

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    Carolyn Gusoff

    1963-01-01

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Carolyn Gusoff (born February 15, 1963) is an American television news reporter and author. Gusoff is working as a Long Island reporter at WCBS-TV in New York City. Prior to that, she spent three...  more
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    Carolyn Jones

    1930-04-28

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Amarillo

    Carolyn Sue Jones (April 28, 1930 – August 3, 1983) was an American actress of television and film. Jones began her film career in the early 1950s, and by the end of the decade had achieved...  more
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    Carolyn Hennesy

    1962-06-10

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Carolyn Lee Hennesy (born June 10, 1962) is an American soap opera actress, author, and animal advocate. She is known for her role as Diane Miller on the daytime television series General Hospital,...  more
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    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Carolyn Wonderland is an American blues singer, songwriter and musician. She is married to A. Whitney Brown....  more
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    BirthplaceWhite Plains, New York

    Carolyn Jeanne Bessette-Kennedy (January 7, 1966 – July 16, 1999) was a publicist for Calvin Klein and the wife of John F. Kennedy Jr. After her marriage, Bessette-Kennedy's relationship with her...  more
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    Carolyn Murphy

    1975-08-11

    BirthplacePanama City, Florida, USA

    Carolyn Murphy (born August 11, 1974) is an American model and actress....  more
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    Carolyn Seymour

    1947-11-06

    BirthplaceAylesbury, United Kingdom

    Carolyn Seymour (born 6 November 1947) is an English actress, best known for portraying the role of Abby Grant in the BBC series Survivors (1975)....  more
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    Carolyn Peck

    1966-01-22

    BirthplaceJefferson City, Tennessee

    Carolyn Arlene Peck (born January 22, 1966) is an American television sportscaster. She was the head coach for the women's basketball teams of Purdue University and the University of Florida, and...  more
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    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, USA

    Carolyn Lawrence (born February 13, 1967) is an American actress and voice actress, who is known for her long-running voice role as Sandy Cheeks on SpongeBob SquarePants....  more
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    Carolyn Arends

    1968-02-26

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Carolyn Arends is a Canadian contemporary Christian musician, songwriter, and author. She is based in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada....  more
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    Carolyn Owlett

    1984-03-08
    Carolyn Julia Owlett (born 8 March 1984), is a British model, actress, presenter, broadcast journalist, producer and was a singer/songwriter with R&B group The 411....  more
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    Carolyn Suzanne Sapp

    1967-01-01

    BirthplaceKona District, Hawaii

    Carolyn Sapp Daniels (born Carolyn Suzanne Sapp on April 5, 1967) is an actress, singer, stuntwoman, and motivational speaker best known as the first representative from Hawaii to win Miss America in...  more
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    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    Carolyn Ann Franklin (May 13, 1944 – April 25, 1988) was an American singer–songwriter. Besides her own musical success, Franklin was best known as the daughter of prominent Detroit preacher and...  more
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    Carolyn Breuer

    1969-07-04

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Carolyn Breuer (born 4 July 1969) is a German jazz saxophonist (alto and soprano)....  more
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    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Midland

    Carolyn Inez McCormick (born September 19, 1959) is an American actress best known for her role as Dr. Elizabeth Olivet in the Law & Order franchise....  more
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    BirthplaceMiddelburg, Netherlands

    Carolyn Lilipaly (born July 22, 1969) is a Dutch news anchor and actress.Dutch-Moluccan Carolijn Lilipaly was born in Middelburg. Her father is former Dutch Labour Party parliament member John...  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Carolyn McCarthy (born January 5, 1944) is an American nurse and politician who served as the U.S. Representative for New York's 4th congressional district from 1997 to 2015. She is a Democrat. On...  more
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    Carolyn Porco

    1953-03-06

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Carolyn C. Porco (born March 6, 1953) is an American planetary scientist who explores the outer solar system, beginning with her imaging work on the Voyager missions to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and...  more
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    Carolyn Wells

    1862-06-18

    BirthplaceRahway, New Jersey

    Carolyn Wells (June 18, 1862 – March 26, 1942) was an American writer and poet....  more
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    BirthplaceMinnesota

    Carolyn Treacy Bramante is an athlete from Duluth, Minnesota, USA. She was a member of the U.S. 2006 Winter Olympics biathlon team. She attended Dartmouth College....  more
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    Carolyn Keene is the pseudonym of the authors of the Nancy Drew mystery stories and The Dana Girls mystery stories, both produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate. In addition, the Keene pen name is...  more
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    BirthplaceArea code 313, Metro Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, Contiguous United States

    Carolyn Jean Cheeks Kilpatrick (born June 25, 1945) is an American politician who was U.S. Representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district from 1997 to 2011. She is a member of the...  more
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    Carolyn Forché

    1950-04-28

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Carolyn Forché (born April 28, 1950) is an American poet, editor, professor, translator, and human rights advocate. She has received many awards for her literary work. ...  more
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    Carolyn Waldo

    1964-12-11

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Carolyn Jane Waldo, (born December 11, 1964 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former synchronized swimmer from Canada.Competing both as a solo and as part of a duo with Michelle Cameron, Waldo experienced...  more