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Famous People Named Dora

Updated April 20, 2019 3k views79 items
Who knew there were so many famous people named Dora in the world? Our list of celebrities named Dora includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Doras below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Dora, actors named Dora, and much more. Dora Venter, Dora Bryan, and Dora Bakoyannis are only a few of the well-known people named Dora on this list.
  • Actor, Philanthropist

    AgeDec. at 91 (1923-2014)

    BirthplaceSouthport, England

    Dora May Broadbent, (7 February 1923 – 23 July 2014), known as Dora Bryan, was an English actress of stage, film and television....  more
  • Politician


    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    Theodora "Dora" Bakoyanni (Greek: Θεοδώρα "Ντόρα" Μπακογιάννη; pronounced [ˈdoɾa bakoˈʝani]; née Mitsotakis; Greek: Μητσοτάκη; born May 6, 1954) is a Greek politician. From 2006 to 2009 she was...  more
  • Actor, Singer

    AgeDec. at 43 (1899-1943)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Dora Gerson (23 March 1899 – 14 February 1943) was a German cabaret singer and motion picture actress of the silent film era who died with her family at Auschwitz concentration camp....  more
  • Art Model, Artist

    AgeDec. at 89 (1907-1997)

    BirthplaceTours, France

    Henriette Theodora Markovitch (22 November 1907 – 16 July 1997), known as Dora Maar, was a French photographer, painter, and poet....  more
  • Dora de Houghton Carrington (29 March 1893 – 11 March 1932), known generally as Carrington, was an English painter and decorative artist, remembered in part for her association with members of the...  more
  • Pharmacist, Professor

    AgeDec. at 59 (1954-2014)

    BirthplaceMakurdi, Nigeria

    Dora Nkem Akunyili (July 1954 - 2014) was the Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria from 2001 to 2008....  more
  • Judge, Politician


    BirthplacePuerto Rico

    Dora Lizette Irizarry (born January 26, 1955) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York....  more
  • AgeDec. at 84 (1903-1988)

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    Dora Stratou (born Dorothea Stratou; Greek: Δωροθέα (Δόρα) Στράτου; 1903–1988) was a significant contributor to Greek Folk Dancing and Greek Folk Music. She issued one of the largest series of folk...  more
  • Actor, Film Director


    BirthplaceAntwerp, Belgium

    Dora van der Groen (10 March 1927 – 8 November 2015) was a Belgian actress and theatre director.She appeared in more than 120 films and television shows between 1945 and 2003. She played Vrouw Coene...  more
  • Photographer

    AgeDec. at 82 (1881-1963)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Dora Philippine Kallmus (also known as Madame D'Ora; 20 March 1881 – 28 October 1963) was an Austrian fashion and portrait photographer....  more
  • Tennis player

    AgeDec. at 88 (1881-1970)

    BirthplaceFinchley, London, United Kingdom

    Penelope Dora Harvey Boothby (2 August 1881 – 22 February 1970) was an English female tennis player. She was born in Finchley, Middlesex. She is best remembered for her ladies' singles title at the...  more
  • Novelist



    Dora Alonso (born Doralina de la Caridad Alonso-Perez on December 22, 1910 in Maximo Gomez, Matanzas, Cuba – March 21, 2001 in Cuba) was a Cuban journalist and writer who worked in both print and...  more
  • Novelist, Writer


    BirthplaceSoutheast Europe, Hunedoara County, Deva, Romania

    Dora Pavel (born June 29, 1946) is a Romanian novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist....  more
  • Theatre Director, Actor



    Dora Wasserman (née Goldfarb) (June 30, 1919 - December 15, 2003) was a Jewish-Canadian actress, playwright and theater director....  more
  • Production Designer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, Hungary

    Dóra Keresztes (born October 3, 1953, Budapest) Hungarian painter, printmaker, illustrator, graphic designer and animated film director....  more
  • Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    Dóra Létay is an actress and voice actress....  more
  • Costume Designer
    Dora Ng Lei-Lo (吳里璐) is a Hong Kong film costume and make up designer....  more
  • Dora Gordine (8 June 1895 – 29 December 1991) was an Estonian Jewish Modernist figurative and portraitist sculptor. Her early career was influenced by the Noor Eesti (‘Young Estonia’) group of...  more
  • Age193

    BirthplaceSoutheast Europe, Bucharest, Romania

    Dora d'Istria, pen-name of duchess Helena Koltsova-Massalskaya born Elena Ghica (Gjika/Xhika) (January 22, 1828, Bucharest – November 17, 1888, Florence) was a Romanian and Albanian Romantic writer...  more
  • Age130

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington, United States of America

    Dora Clement was an actress....
  • AgeDec. at 68 (1875-1943)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Dora Mills Adams was an American actress....
  • AgeDec. at 60 (1821-1882)

    BirthplaceLanchester, United Kingdom

    Dora Greenwell (6 December 1821 – 29 March 1882) was an English poet. The name "Dora Greenwell" was for many years supposed to be the pseudonym of a writer of rare spiritual insight and fine poetic...  more
  • Television director, Film Producer

    BirthplaceKavala, Greece

    Dora Masklavanou is a television editor and director, actor, screenwriter, writer, film editor and director....  more
  • AgeDec. at 81 (1872-1954)

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Dora Gregory is an actress....
  • AgeDec. at 90 (1881-1971)

    BirthplaceDresden, Germany

    Dora Altmann (born Dora Alrich, 20 February 1881 – 24 December 1971) was a German actress, who acted in television and film during the 1960s and early 1970s....  more
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