List of famous people named Dawn, along with photos. How many celebrities named Dawn can you think of? The famous Dawns below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Dawn, athletes named Dawn, and even political figures named Dawn. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Dawn? Add them to the list.There are a lot of famous Dawns in the world. The most well-known Dawn is undoubtedly Dawn Wells, aka Mary Ann from "Gilligan's Island." Other famous Dawns are not as high profile, but have gone onto to great accomplishments, especially in athletics. Dawn Fraser was the first woman swimmer to win gold medals in three consecutive Olympics, and Dawn Harper won the gold medal in 100-meter hurdles at the 2008 Olympics Games.