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Famous People Named Edith 

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If your name is Edith, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Edith, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Edith can you think of? The famous Ediths below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Edith, athletes named Edith, and even political figures named Edith. The music industry is no stranger to the name Edith, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Edith are worth mentioning? This list includes Édith Piaf, Edith Wharton, Edith Head and Edith Bouvier Beale. To read more about these notable people named Edith, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Édith Piaf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Dec. at 48 (1915-1963)

Birthplace: Belleville, Paris, Paris, France

Édith Piaf (French: [edit pjaf] (listen); born Édith Giovanna Gassion; 19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963) was a French singer, songwriter, cabaret performer and film actress noted ...more

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Edith Wharton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Dec. at 75 (1862-1937)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Edith Wharton (; born Edith Newbold Jones; January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and designer. Wharton drew upon her insider's knowledge ...more

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Edith Head is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Dec. at 84 (1897-1981)

Birthplace: San Bernardino, California

Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981) was an American costume designer who won a record eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, starting with The Heiress (1949) and ending with ...more
Edith Bouvier Beale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Dec. at 85 (1917-2002)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale (November 7, 1917 – January 14, 2002) was an American socialite, fashion model and cabaret performer. She was a first cousin of Jacqueline Onassis and ...more
Edith Massey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Dec. at 66 (1918-1984)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Edith "Edie" Massey (May 28, 1918 – October 24, 1984) was an American actress and singer. Massey was best known for her appearances in a series of movies by director John Waters. She ...more
Edith Evans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Dec. at 88 (1888-1976)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Dame Edith Mary Evans, (8 February 1888 – 14 October 1976) was an English actress. She was best known for her work on the stage, but also appeared in films at the beginning and towards the end ...more
Edith Pargeter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Dec. at 82 (1913-1995)

Birthplace: Horsehay, United Kingdom

Edith Mary Pargeter (28 September 1913 – 14 October 1995), also known by her nom de plume Ellis Peters, was an English author of works in many categories, especially history and historical ...more
Edith Stein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Dec. at 51 (1891-1942)

Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland

Edith Stein (religious name Teresia Benedicta a Cruce ; also known as St. Edith Stein or St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross; 12 October 1891 – 9 August 1942) was a German Jewish philosopher who ...more
Edith Bowman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Age: 45

Birthplace: Anstruther, United Kingdom

Edith Eleanor Bowman (born 15 January 1974) is a Scottish radio DJ and TV presenter. She is mostly known for formerly hosting the Weekday Afternoon Show and the Weekend Morning on BBC Radio 1, ...more
Edith Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Dec. at 87 (1861-1948)

Birthplace: Norwich, Connecticut, United States of America

Edith Kermit Roosevelt (née Carow; August 6, 1861 – September 30, 1948) was the second wife of President Theodore Roosevelt and served as the First Lady of the United States during his ...more
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Dec. at 85 (1896-1981)

Birthplace: USA, Kentucky, Louisville

Edith Wilson was an American blues singer and vaudeville performer.
Edith Storey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Dec. at 75 (1892-1967)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Edith Storey (March 18, 1892 – October 9, 1967) was an American actress during the silent film era. She and her brother, Richard, both had brief acting careers. Richard Storey appeared in only ...more
Edith Abbott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Dec. at 81 (1876-1957)

Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska

Edith Abbott (September 26, 1876 – July 28, 1957) was an American economist, social worker, educator, and author. Abbott was born in Grand Island, Nebraska. Edith Abbott was a pioneer in the ...more
Edith González is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Age: 54

Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico

Edith González Fuentes (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈðit gonˈsales]; 10 December 1964 – 13 June 2019) was a Mexican actress and dancer. She is best remembered and known for her works on ...more
Edith Penrose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Edith Penrose Dec. at 82 (1914-1996)

Birthplace: Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Edith Elura Tilton Penrose (November 15, 1914 – October 11, 1996) was an American-born British economist whose best known work is The Theory of the Growth of the Firm, which describes the ways ...more
Edith M. Flanigen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Age: 90

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York

Edith Marie Flanigen (born January 28, 1929) is a noted American chemist, known for her work on synthesis of emeralds, and later zeolites for molecular sieves at Union Carbide.
Edith Woodman Burroughs ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Dec. at 45 (1871-1916)

Birthplace: Riverdale, New York City, New York

Edith Woodman Burroughs (1871 in Riverdale-on-Hudson, New York – 1916 in Flushing, Queens) was an American sculptor. Her work was included in the 1913 Armory Show.
Edith Farnadi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Edith Farnadi Dec. at 52 (1921-1973)

Birthplace: Hungary

Edith Farnadi (born 25 September 1921, died 12 or 14 December 1973) was a Hungarian pianist. She was born in Budapest and began her studies at the age of 7 at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. ...more
Edith Evanson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Dec. at 84 (1896-1980)

Birthplace: USA, Tacoma, Washington

Edith Evanson (née Carlson; April 29, 1896 – November 29, 1980) was an American film actress.
Edith Pearlman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Edith Pearlman Age: 82

Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island

Edith Pearlman (born June 26, 1936) is an American short story writer.
Edith Carlmar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Edith Carlmar Dec. at 92 (1911-2003)

Birthplace: Norway

Edith Carlmar (Edith Mary Johanne Mathiesen) (15 November 1911 – 17 May 2003) was an Norwagian actress and Norway's first female film director. She is known for films such as Fjols til fjells ...more
Édith Scob is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Age: 81

Birthplace: France, Paris

Édith Scob (21 October 1937 – 26 June 2019) was a French film and theatre actress, best known for her role as the daughter with a disfigured face in Eyes Without a Face.
Edith Frank is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Edith Frank Age: Died at 45 (1900-1945)

Birthplace: Aachen, Germany

Edith Frank (née Holländer; 16 January 1900 – 6 January 1945) was the mother of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank, and her older sister Margot. She was a prisoner during the Holocaust at ...more
Edith Cummings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Edith Cummings Dec. at 85 (1899-1984)
Edith Cummings (March 26, 1899 – November 1984) was an American socialite and one of the premier amateur golfers of her generation. She was one of the Big Four debutantes in Chicago, at the end ...more
Edith Roelker Curtis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Edith
Edith Roelker Curtis Dec. at 84 (1893-1977)

Birthplace: East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Edith Roelker Curtis was a New England author, historian, and diarist.