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Who Is The Most Famous Clara In The World?

Updated January 25, 2021 411 votes 32 voters 11.8k views44 items

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

Clara Barton is certainly one of the most famous Claras on this list. One of the famous historical figures named Clara, she founded the American Red Cross in 1881. She was a hospital nurse during the Civil War.

Another of the famous people with the first name Clara is Clara Bow. She was a silent film actress who also had success with “talkies.” Mantrap and Wings were among her most popular movies.

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  • 1
    1821-12-25
    23

    BirthplaceOxford, Massachusetts

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Clarissa Harlowe Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneering American nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She was a hospital nurse in the American Civil War, a teacher, and  ...more
  • 2
    1905-07-29
    19

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Clara Gordon Bow (; July 29, 1905 – September 27, 1965) was an American actress who rose to stardom in silent film during the 1920s and successfully made the transition to "talkies" after 1927. Her  ...more

    #142 of 322 The Greatest American Actresses Of All Time#187 of 242 Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?#829 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

  • 3
    1819-09-13
    16

    BirthplaceLeipzig, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Clara Schumann (; née Clara Josephine Wieck; 13 September 1819 – 20 May 1896) was a German musician and composer and is regarded as one of the most distinguished pianists and composers of the  ...more
  • 4
    1988-09-12
    14

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Clara Paget is an actor.  ...more
  • 5
    1987-09-21
    17

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Clara Alonso (born 21 September 1987) is a Spanish model. Alonso was the only Spanish model to walk in the 2008 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show since 1999. She has been the face of GUESS and AX Armani  ...more
  • 6
    1972-09-27
    16

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Clara Hughes, (born September 27, 1972) is a Canadian cyclist and speed skater who has won multiple Olympic medals in both sports. Hughes won two bronze in the 1996 Summer Olympics and four medals  ...more
  • 7
    1976-12-29
    14

    BirthplaceHaifa, Israel

    NationalityIsrael

    Clara Khoury (Arabic: كلارا خوري‎, Hebrew: קלרה ח'ורי‎; born 29 December 1976) is an Israeli actress of Palestinian origin. She works in film, television and theater.  ...more
  • 8
    1990-03-06
    16

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Clara Lago Grau (born 6 March 1990) is a Spanish actress.  ...more
  • 9
    1886-01-14
    9

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Clara Beranger (also Berenger, née Strouse, January 14, 1886 – September 10, 1956) was an American screenwriter of the silent film era and a member of the original faculty of the USC School of  ...more
  • 10
    1991-07-19
    11

    BirthplaceEssen, Germany

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Clara Peters (born 19 July 1991) is an Irish figure skater. She is the first figure skater to represent Ireland in ISU competition.  ...more
  • 11
    1800-01-01
    9

    BirthplaceVirginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Clara Brown (c. 1800–1885) was a former slave from Virginia who became a community leader, philanthropist and aided settlement of former slaves during the time of Colorado's Gold Rush. Brown was born  ...more
  • 12

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Clara Kimball Young (born Edith Matilda Clara Kimball; September 6, 1890 – October 15, 1960) was an American film actress, who was highly regarded and publicly popular in the early silent film era.  ...more
  • 13
    1870-08-23
    7

    BirthplaceLong Branch, New Jersey

    Clara Bloodgood was an American socialite who became a successful Broadway stage actress.  ...more
  • 14
    1876-06-04
    9

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Clara Blandick (born Clara Blanchard Dickey; June 4, 1876 – April 15, 1962) was an American stage and screen actress best known for her role as Aunty Em in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's The Wizard of Oz  ...more
  • 15
    1957-05-29
    11

    BirthplaceMacau, China

    NationalityChina

    Clara Law Cheuk-yiu (traditional Chinese: 羅卓瑤; simplified Chinese: 罗卓瑶; pinyin: Luó Zhuóyáo; Jyutping: lo4 coek3 jiu4, born 29 May 1957 in Macau) is a Hong Kong Second Wave film director. Law  ...more
  • 16
    1876-06-28
    11

    BirthplaceNew Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    Clara Louise Maass (June 28, 1876 – August 24, 1901) was an American nurse who died as a result of volunteering for medical experiments to study yellow fever.  ...more
  • 17
    1912-02-28
    7

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    Clara Petacci, known as Claretta Petacci (Italian: [klaˈretta peˈtattʃi]; 28 February 1912 – 28 April 1945), was a mistress of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, and was executed with him by  ...more
  • 18
    1922-05-23
    7

    BirthplaceSan Vendemiano, Italy

    NationalityKingdom of Italy, Italy

    Clara Colosimo (23 May 1922 – 15 June 1994) was an Italian film actress. She appeared in 65 films between 1968 and 1991.  ...more
  • 19
    1943-08-12
    9

    BirthplaceCaetanópolis, Brazil

    Clara Nunes (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈklaɾɐ ˈnunis], August 12, 1942 – April 2, 1983) was a Brazilian samba and MPB singer, considered one of the greatest of her generation. She was the first  ...more
  • 20
    1974-05-06
    9

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Clara Segura is an actress and a screenwriter.  ...more
  • 21
    1989-01-25
    4

    BirthplaceFrance

    NationalityFrance

    Clara Ponsot is an actress.  ...more
  • 22
    1857-07-05
    6

    BirthplaceKönigshain-Wiederau, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Clara Zetkin (; German: [ˈtsɛtkiːn]; née Eißner [ˈaɪsnɐ]; 5 July 1857 – 20 June 1933) was a German Marxist theorist, activist, and advocate for women's rights.Until 1917, she was active in the Social  ...more
  • 23
    1970-03-08
    7

    BirthplaceConstanța, Romania

    NationalityRomania

    Clara Voda is an actor.  ...more
  • 24
    1594-01-01
    3

    BirthplaceAntwerp, Belgium

    Clara Peeters (fl. 1607–1621) was a still-life painter who came from Antwerp and trained in the tradition of Flemish Baroque painting, but probably made her career mostly in the new Dutch Republic,  ...more
  • 25

    BirthplaceAllegan, Michigan

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Clara Elsene Peck (April 18, 1883 – February 1968) was an American illustrator and painter known for her illustrations of women and children in the early 20th century. Peck received her arts  ...more
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