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Famous People Named Carolyn 

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If your name is Carolyn, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Carolyn, including photos when available. 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.

Which famous people named Carolyn are worth mentioning? This list includes Carol Vorderman, Carol Burnett, Carol Alt and Carol Channing. To read more about these notable people named Carolyn, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Carol Vorderman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 58

Birthplace: Bedford, United Kingdom

Carol Jean Vorderman, MBE (born 24 December 1960) is a British media personality, best known for co-hosting the popular game show Countdown for 26 years from 1982 until 2008, publishing ...more
Carol Burnett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 85

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedian, singer and writer, whose career spans seven decades of television. She is best known for her groundbreaking comedy ...more

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Carol Alt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 58

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Flushing

Carol Ann Alt (born December 1, 1960) is an American model and actress.
Carol Channing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 98

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Carol Elaine Channing (January 31, 1921 – January 15, 2019) was an American actress, singer, dancer, and comedian, known for starring in Broadway and film musicals. Her characters usually ...more

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Carol Kane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 66

Birthplace: Cleveland, 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 ...more

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Carol Smillie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 57

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Carol Patricia Smillie (born 23 December 1961) is a Scottish television presenter, actress, entrepreneur, humanist celebrant, and a former model. Smillie became famous as a presenter on British ...more
Carol Lynley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 77

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Carol Lynley (born Carole Ann Jones; February 13, 1942, Manhattan, New York) is an American actress and former child model.
Carolyn Gusoff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 56

Birthplace: New 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 ...more
Carolyn Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Dec. at 53 (1930-1983)

Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas, United States of America

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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Carol Meyrowitz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 65
Carol M. Meyrowitz is the Executive Chairman of the Board and the Chairman of the Executive Committee of TJX Companies, the leading off-price retailer in the United States. As of 2015, she is ...more
Carol Reed is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Dec. at 70 (1906-1976)

Birthplace: Putney, London, United Kingdom

Sir Carol Reed (30 December 1906 – 25 April 1976) was an English film director best known for Odd Man Out (1947), The Fallen Idol (1948), The Third Man (1949), and Oliver! (1968). For Oliver!, ...more
Carol Leifer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 62

Birthplace: USA, New York, East Williston

Carol Leifer ( LEE-fər; born July 27, 1956) is an American comedian, writer, producer and actress whose career as a stand-up comedian started in the 1970s when she was in college. David ...more
Carolyn Hennesy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 56

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

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 ...more
Carol Ann Duffy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 63

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Dame Carol Ann Duffy (born 23 December 1955) is a Scottish poet and playwright. She is a professor of contemporary poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain's Poet ...more

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Carol Bartz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 70

Birthplace: Winona, Minnesota

Carol Ann Bartz (born August 28, 1948) is an American business executive, former president and CEO of the internet services company Yahoo!, and former chairman, president, and CEO at ...more
Carol Wayne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Dec. at 43 (1942-1985)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Carol Marie Wayne (September 6, 1942 – January 13, 1985) was an American television and film actress. She made numerous appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson as the Matinee Lady ...more
Carol Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 77

Birthplace: East Sheen

Carol Cleveland (born 13 January 1942) is a British-American actress and comedian, most notable for her work with Monty Python.
Carol Castro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 34

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Carolina Osório de Castro (born March 10, 1984) is a Brazilian actress. Carol Castro appeared in the August 2008 Brazilian issue of men's magazine Playboy.On September 15, 2013, she won ...more
Carol Grow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 47

Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Carol Ann Hovenkamp-Grow (born May 23, 1971 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is a former beauty queen, model and actress. In 1993, Hovenkamp won the Miss Kansas USA title in 1993 and went on to ...more
Carol Shields is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Dec. at 68 (1935-2003)

Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois

Carol Ann Shields, (June 2, 1935 – July 16, 2003) was an American-born Canadian novelist and short story writer. She is best known for her 1993 novel The Stone Diaries, which won the U.S. ...more

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Carol Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 86

Birthplace: Melrose Park, USA, Illinois

Carol Lawrence (born Carolina Maria Laraia; September 5, 1932) is an American actress, who has appeared in musical theatre and on television. She is best known for portraying Maria on Broadway ...more

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Carol Morris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 83

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Carol Ann Laverne Morris (born April 8, 1936) is an American actress, model and beauty queen who was the second Miss USA to win the Miss Universe title in the pageant's fifth edition in 1956. ...more
Carol Decker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Carol Decker Age: 61

Birthplace: Huyton, United Kingdom

Carol Ann Decker (born 10 September 1957) is an English musician and lead vocalist for the band T'Pau, which had international success in the late 1980s. Although Decker's music is mainly ...more
Carol Costello is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 57

Birthplace: Minerva, Ohio, United States of America

Carol Costello (born October 11, 1961) is an American television commentator and former host of CNN Newsroom. In 2017, she left CNN to join sister network HLN, based in Los Angeles. In October ...more
Carol Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Carolyn
Age: 70

Birthplace: Barnet, United Kingdom

Carol Hawkins (born 31 January 1949 in Barnet, Hertfordshire) is an English actress. She played the roles of Sharon Eversleigh in the film of the television series Please Sir!, Sandra in the BBC ...more