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Who Is The Most Famous Elaine In The World?

Updated January 28, 2021 432 votes 32 voters 10.6k views51 items

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

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

Elaine Stritch is certainly one of the most famous Elaines on this list. One of the famous actresses named Elaine, she was best known for her work on Broadway. She is also an Emmy Award winner for her appearances on Law & Order, 30 Rock, and her one-woman show documentary.

Another of the famous people with the first name Elaine is Elaine Hendrix. She is an actress and animal rights activist. She is featured in The Parent Trap and the Get Smart series.

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

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    Elaine Stritch


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    Elaine Stritch (February 2, 1925 – July 17, 2014) was an American actress and singer, known for her work on Broadway. She made her professional stage debut in 1944 and appeared in numerous stage...  more

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    Elaine May


    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Elaine Iva May (née Berlin; born April 21, 1932) is an American comedienne, screenwriter, director and actress. She made her initial impact in the 1950s from her improvisational comedy routines with...  more
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    Elaine Stewart


    BirthplaceMontclair, New Jersey, United States of America

    Elaine Stewart (born Elsy Steinberg; May 31, 1930 – June 27, 2011) was an American actress and model....  more
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    Elaine Hendrix


    BirthplaceTennessee, USA, Oak Ridge

    Alternative NameElaine

    Katherine Elaine Hendrix (born December 28, 1970) is an American actress, model, producer, singer, dancer, and activist. She is best known for her roles in the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap,...  more
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    BirthplaceGilbertsville, Pennsylvania

    Elaine Irwin (born August 26, 1969) is an American model. She was the face of Almay Cosmetics and Ralph Lauren....  more
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    Elaine Paige


    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Barnet, United Kingdom

    Elaine Paige (born Elaine Jill Bickerstaff, 5 March 1948) is an English singer and actress best known for her work in musical theatre. Raised in Barnet, Hertfordshire, Paige attended the Aida Foster...  more
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    Elaine C. Smith


    BirthplaceNewarthill, United Kingdom

    Elaine Constance Smith (born 2 August 1958) is a Scottish actress, comedian, and political activist. She has starred in the BBC Scotland sitcoms City Lights (1984–89), Rab C. Nesbitt (1988–2014) and...  more

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  • 8

    Elaine Bradley


    BirthplaceLogan, UT

    Elaine Gabrielle Bradley (born October 19, 1984) is an American musician and songwriter, and the drummer for the American rock band Neon Trees....  more
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    Elaine Cassidy


    BirthplaceKilcoole, County Wicklow, Ireland

    Elaine Cassidy (born 31 December 1979) is an Irish actress who is best known for playing the lead character Abby Mills in the American CBS TV series Harper's Island, Felicia in Felicia's Journey,...  more
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    Elaine Pope

    Elaine Pope is a writer and film producer. She began her career writing TV specials for Lily Tomlin, including the 1981 TV special Lily: Sold Out, as well as the ABC-TV live sketch-comedy show...  more
  • 11

    Elaine Chao


    BirthplaceTaipei, Taiwan

    Elaine Lan Chao (Chinese: 趙小蘭; pinyin: Zhào Xiǎolán; born March 26, 1953) is the United States Secretary of Transportation who assumed her office on January 31, 2017. A member of the Republican...  more
  • 12

    Elaine Joyce


    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    Elaine Joyce (born Elaine Joyce Pinchot; December 19, 1945) is an American actress....  more
  • 13

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Elaine Marie Catherine de Kooning (Dutch: [də ˈkoːnɪŋ], née Fried; March 12, 1918 – February 1, 1989) was an Abstract Expressionist and Figurative Expressionist painter in the post-World War II era....  more
  • 14

    Elaine Douvas

    Elaine Douvas (born 1952) has been Principal Oboe of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City since 1977. She is also Instructor of Oboe and Chairman of the Woodwind Department at The...  more
  • 15

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Elaine Feinstein (born Elaine Coolin, 24 October 1930, Bootle, Lancashire) is an English poet, novelist, short-story writer, playwright, biographer and translator. A recent critic commented: "Alive...  more
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    Elaine Silver


    BirthplaceCalifornia, USA

    Elaine Silver is an Actress....
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    Elaine Kagan is an actress and a writer....  more
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    Elaine Noble


    BirthplaceNew Kensington, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Elaine Noble (born January 22, 1944) is an American politician and LGBT activist who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for two terms starting in January 1975. She was the first...  more
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    Elaine George



    Elaine George (c. 1976) is an Australian fashion model of Aboriginal descent. She was the first Aboriginal model to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine (Australian edition, September 1993)....  more
  • 20

    Elaine Tan


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Elaine Tan is an English actress. As a child, she spent several years at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, appearing in television, film, commercials, radio, and stage productions, including Royal...  more
  • 21

    Elaine Youngs


    BirthplaceEl Toro, California, USA

    Elaine Youngs (born February 14, 1970 in Orange, California) is an American beach volleyball player. As of 2010, Youngs has won 51 professional beach volleyball tournaments in her career. In...  more
  • 22

    Elaine Shepard


    BirthplaceOlney, Illinois, United States of America

    Elaine Elizabeth Shepard (April 2, 1913 – September 6, 1998) was a Broadway and film actress in the 1930s and 1940s. She was also the author of The Doom Pussy, a semi-fictional account of aviation in...  more
  • 23

    Elaine Yiu


    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Elaine Yiu (born 21 November, 1980 in British Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong-born famous television actress, movie actress, singer-songwriter and host....  more
  • 24

    Elaine Jin



    Elaine Jin Yan-ling (Chinese: 金燕玲; pinyin: Jīn Yànlíng; born 15 December 1954), also known as Elaine Kam, is a Hong Kong-Taiwanese actress. She began her career in Taiwan in 1973 before moving to...  more
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    Elaine Viets


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Elaine Viets is a Midwestern American newspaperwoman and mystery writer....  more