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Who Is The Most Famous Eileen In The World?

Updated May 12, 2021 299 votes 22 voters 7.2k views39 items

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

How many celebrities named Eileen can you think of? The famous Eileens below have many different professions, including notable actors named Eileen, famous athletes named Eileen, and even political figures named Eileen.

Eileen Brennan is certainly one of the most famous Eileens on this list. One of the famous actresses named Eileen, she made her film debut in Divorce American Style. She later appeared in The Last Picture Show, Private Benjamin, and Clue among other projects. Eileen Joyce is another famous actress named Eileen. She's known for appearing in Brief Encounter, Wherever She Goes, and Quartet

Another of the famous people with the first name Eileen is Eileen Atkins. She is an English actress and screenwriter. Upstairs, Downstairs and The House of Elliot are two of the TV series she co-created.

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    Eileen Brennan

    1932-09-03

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Verla Eileen Regina Brennan (née Brennen; September 3, 1932 – July 28, 2013) was an American film, stage, and television actress. She made her film debut in the satire Divorce American Style (1967),...  more

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    Eileen Atkins

    1934-06-16

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Dame Eileen June Atkins, (born 16 June 1934) is an English actress and occasional screenwriter. She has worked in the theatre, film, and television consistently since 1953. In 2008, she won the...  more
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    Eileen Davidson

    1959-06-15

    BirthplaceArtesia, California, USA

    Eileen Marie Davidson (born June 15, 1959) is an American actress, author, television personality and former model, best known for her performances in television soap operas. Davidson is best known...  more
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    Eileen Collins

    1956-11-19

    BirthplaceElmira, New York

    Eileen Marie Collins (born November 19, 1956) is a retired NASA astronaut and a retired United States Air Force colonel. A former military instructor and test pilot, Collins was the first female...  more
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    Eileen Ford

    1922-03-25

    BirthplaceGreat Neck, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Eileen Cecile Ford (née Otte; March 25, 1922 – July 9, 2014) was an American model agency executive and co-founder of Ford Models with her husband, Gerard "Jerry" Ford, in 1946. Ford Models was one...  more
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    Eileen Joyce

    1908-01-01

    BirthplaceZeehan, Australia

    Eileen Alannah Joyce CMG was an Australian pianist whose career spanned more than 30 years. She lived in England in her adult years. Her recordings made her popular internationally in the 1930s and...  more
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    Eileen Heckart

    1919-03-29

    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio, USA

    Eileen Heckart (born Anna Eileen Herbert, March 29, 1919 – December 31, 2001) was an American actress whose career spanned nearly 60 years. She first became known for her role as schoolteacher...  more
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    Eileen Myles

    1949-01-01

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts

    Eileen Myles (born December 9, 1949) is an American poet and writer who has produced more than twenty volumes of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, libretti, plays, and performance pieces over the last...  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Eileen Ryan (born Eileen Annucci) is an American stage, film, and television actress. She is the widow of actor and director Leo Penn, and the mother of actors Sean Penn and Chris Penn and singer...  more
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    Eileen Gray

    1878-08-09

    BirthplaceEnniscorthy, Republic of Ireland

    Kathleen Eileen Moray Gray was an Irish furniture designer and architect and a pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture....  more
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    Eileen McCallum

    1936-12-02

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Eileen McCallum, MBE (born 2 December 1936) is a Scottish actress....  more
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    Eileen Ivers

    1965-07-13

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Eileen Ivers (born July 13, 1965) is an American fiddler. Ivers was born in New York City of Irish-born parents, grew up in the Bronx and attended St. Barnabas High School. She spent summers in...  more
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    BirthplaceUrmston, United Kingdom

    Eileen Derbyshire, MBE (born 6 October 1931) is an English actress, best known for her role as Emily Bishop in the soap opera Coronation Street. She played the character for 55 years from January...  more
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    Eileen S. Naughton

    1945-12-29

    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island

    Eileen Slattery Naughton, is an American consultant and politician from Warwick, Rhode Island. A Democrat, she served in the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing the 21st district,...  more
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    Eileen Percy

    1900-08-21

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    Eileen Percy (21 August 1900 – 29 July 1973) was an Irish-born American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 68 films between 1917 and 1933. Percy lived in Brooklyn, New York, briefly briefly...  more
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    Eileen Fulton

    1933-09-13

    BirthplaceUSA, Asheville, North Carolina

    Eileen Fulton (born September 13, 1933) is an American actress. Fulton was born as Margaret Elizabeth McLarty in Asheville, North Carolina and is known for her television role as Lisa Grimaldi on the...  more
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    Eileen Yin-Fei Lo is a chef. She is the author of eleven cookbooks on Chinese cuisine....  more
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    Eileen Pedde

    Eileen Pedde is an American actress. Pedde made her debut in the TV series The Little Kidnappers in 1990. She has appeared in numerous major American television series including The X-Files and...  more
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    Eileen Daly

    1963-06-01

    BirthplaceDulwich, London, United Kingdom

    Eileen Mary Theresa Daly (born 1 June 1963) is an English actress, presenter, director, film producer, writer, singer-songwriter and former adult model. She is also a contemporary scream queen,...  more
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    Eileen Agar

    1899-12-01

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Eileen Forrester Agar (1 December 1899 – 17 November 1991) was a British painter and photographer associated with the Surrealist movement....  more
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    Eileen Anderson

    1928-10-18

    BirthplaceBell, California, United States of America

    Eileen Anderson (born October 18, 1928 in Bell, California) is an American politician who served as Mayor of Honolulu, Hawaii from 1981 to 1985. She was the first woman to hold the office. A...  more
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    BirthplaceActon, California, USA

    Eileen April Boylan (born May 10, 1987) is an American film and television actress. She stands 5'1" and is of Filipino and Irish descent....  more
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    Eileen Caddy

    1917-08-26

    BirthplaceAlexandria, Egypt

    Eileen Caddy MBE (26 August 1917 – 13 December 2006) was a spiritual teacher and new age author, best known as one of the founders of the Findhorn Foundation community at the Findhorn Ecovillage,...  more
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    Eileen Chang

    1920-09-30

    BirthplaceShanghai, China

    Eileen Chang (September 30, 1920 – September 8, 1995), also known as Zhang Ailing or Chang Ai-ling, was a Chinese writer. Chang was born with an aristocratic lineage and educated bilingually in...  more
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    Eileen Coparropa

    1981-03-31

    BirthplacePanama City, Panama

    Eileen Mary Coparropa Alemán (born March 31, 1981 in Panama City) is a female freestyle swimmer from Panama, who won a silver and a bronze medal in the women's 50m freestyle event at the Pan American...  more