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Who Is The Most Famous Dawn In The World?

Updated November 17, 2020 352 votes 27 voters 14.8k views43 items

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

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

Dawn Wells is certainly one of the most famous Dawns on this list. One of the famous actresses named Dawn, she is best known for playing Mary Ann Summers in Gilligan's Island. She also appeared in episodes of Wagon Train, Bonanza, and Maverick.

Another of the famous people with the first name Dawn is Dawn Olivieri. She played Lydia in Heroes and Monica in House of Lies. She also appeared in True Blood and The Vampire Diaries.

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

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    Dawn Wells


    BirthplaceReno, Nevada, United States of America

    Dawn Elberta Wells (October 18, 1938 – December 30, 2020) was a beauty queen and an American actress who became known for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the CBS sitcom Gilligan's Island....  more
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    Dawn Olivieri


    BirthplaceSeminole, Florida, USA

    Alternative NameDawn

    Dawn Olivieri (born February 8, 1981) is an American actress perhaps best known for her turn as Lydia in Heroes and Monica Talbot in House of Lies....  more
  • 3

    Dawn Steele


    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland

    Dawn Anne Nolan (born 11 December 1975), known professionally as Dawn Steele, is a Scottish actress best known for her portrayals of the characters Alexandra “Lexie” MacDonald from the BBC drama...  more
  • 4

    Dawn French


    BirthplaceHolyhead, Wales, UK

    Dawn Roma French (born 11 October 1957) is a British actress, writer, comedian and presenter from Plymouth. She is best known for starring in and writing for the BBC comedy sketch show French and...  more

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  • 5

    Dawn Staley


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Dawn Michelle Staley (born May 4, 1970) is an American basketball Hall of Fame player and coach. Staley is a three-time Olympic gold medalist, and was elected to carry the United States flag at the...  more
  • 6
    Dawn Marie Johnston is a former professional wrestler, better known by her ring name, Dawn Marie. She was active in the 1980s and early 1990s. She wrestled primarily in Japan, National Wrestling...  more
  • 7

    Dawn Fraser


    BirthplaceSydney, Balmain, Australia

    Dawn Fraser, (born 4 September 1937) is an Australian freestyle champion swimmer and former politician. She is one of only three swimmers to have won the same Olympic individual event three times –...  more
  • 8

    BirthplaceUSA, Rahway, New Jersey

    Dawn Marie Psaltis (born November 3, 1970) is an American actress, retired professional wrestler and professional wrestling valet. She is perhaps best known for her appearances with Extreme...  more
  • 9

    Dawn Harper


    BirthplaceEast St. Louis, Illinois

    Dawn Harper-Nelson (born May 13, 1984) is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the 100-meter hurdles. She was the gold medalist in the event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and...  more
  • 10

    BirthplaceKent, United Kingdom

    Dawn Langley Pepita Simmons (probably 1922 – 18 September 2000) was a prolific English author and biographer. Born as Gordon Langley Hall, Simmons lived her first decades as a male. As a young adult,...  more
  • 11

    Dawn Upshaw


    BirthplaceTennessee, Nashville, USA

    Dawn Upshaw (born July 17, 1960) is an American soprano. The recipient of several Grammy Awards and Edison Prize-winning discs, she performs both opera and art song, and in repertoire from Baroque to...  more

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    Dawn Zulueta


    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    Marie Rachel Salman Taleon is a Filipino film-television actress, host and commercial model....  more
  • 13

    Dawn Landes


    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky

    Dawn Landes (born December 5, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She is originally from around Louisville, Kentucky but spent many years living and performing in Brooklyn, New York....  more

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    Dawn Meehan appeared in the Survivor program....  more
  • 15

    Dawnn Lewis


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Dawnn J. Lewis (born August 13, 1961) is an American actress, singer, voice actress and songwriter. Lewis is best known for her role as Jaleesa Vinson–Taylor on the NBC television sitcom A Different...  more
  • 16

    Dawn E. Hudson


    BirthplaceWorcester, Massachusetts

    Dawn Hudson is president of Pepsi-Cola North America since 2002 and she was made CEO 2005. She has been with PepsiCo since 1996 when she became executive vice president of Frito Lay. She was born in...  more
  • 17

    Dawn Steel


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Dawn Leslie Steel (August 19, 1946 – December 20, 1997) was an American film studio executive and producer. She was one of the first women to run a major Hollywood film studio, rising through the...  more
  • 18

    Dawn Michele


    BirthplaceOrlando, Florida

    Dawn Michele (born February 16, 1980) is an American singer.

  • 19

    Dawn McEwen


    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Dawn McEwen (born Askin; July 3, 1980) is a Canadian curler from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She currently plays lead for the Jennifer Jones rink, who became Olympic champions, winning gold for Canada at the...  more
  • 20

    Dawn Robinson


    BirthplaceUSA, Connecticut, New London

    Dawn Sherrese Robinson (born November 24, 1965 or November 28, 1968) (sources differ) is an American singer–songwriter, model, and actress. Robinson is best known as a founding member of the R&B/Pop...  more
  • 21

    Dawn Johnsen

    Dawn Elizabeth Johnsen (born August 14, 1961) is an American lawyer and the Walter W. Foskett Professor of Constitutional law, who is currently on the faculty at Maurer School of Law at Indiana...  more
  • 22

    Dawn Angelique


    BirthplaceUSA, New Orleans, Louisiana

    Dawn Angeliqué Richard (born August 5, 1983), is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, model and animator. Richard started her career after auditioning for Making the Band 3 in 2004....  more
  • 23

    Dawn Penn


    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    Dawn Penn (born 1952 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae singer. She first had a short career during the rocksteady era, between 1967 and 1969, but is most known for her single "You Don't Love...  more

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    Dawn Lundy Martin

    Dawn Lundy Martin is a writer....
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    Dawn Black


    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Dawn Black (born April 1, 1943) is a politician in British Columbia, Canada. Born Dawn Whitty, Black became involved in politics from a young age, she became an assistant to New Democratic Party...  more