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Who Is The Most Famous Eleanor In The World?

Updated December 2, 2020 487 votes 38 voters 14.3k views49 items

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How many celebrities named Eleanor can you think of? The famous Eleanors below have many different professions, including notable actors named Eleanor, famous writers named Eleanor, and even musicians named Eleanor.

Eleanor Roosevelt is certainly one of the most famous Eleanors on this list. One of the famous political figures named Eleanor, she served as the First Lady of the United States from 1933-1945. She later became the United States' first delegate with the United Nations.

Another of the famous people with the first name Eleanor is Eleanor Tomlinson. She is an actress best known for portraying Demelza Poldark in Poldark. Jack the Giant Slayer, Colette, and Love Wedding Repeat are among her notable projects.

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

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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (; October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was an American political figure, diplomat and activist. She served as the First Lady of the United States from March 4, 1933 to April...  more

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  • 2

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Eleanor May Tomlinson (born 19 May 1992) is an English actress and singer, known for her roles as Princess Isabelle in Jack the Giant Slayer (2013), Isabel Neville in The White Queen, and Demelza...  more
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    Eleanor Parker


    BirthplaceCedarville, Ohio, United States of America

    Eleanor Jean Parker (June 26, 1922 – December 9, 2013) was an American actress who appeared in some 80 movies and television series. An actress of notable versatility, she was called Woman of a...  more
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    Eleanor Bron


    BirthplaceStanmore, United Kingdom

    Eleanor Bron (born 14 March 1938) is an English stage, film and television actress, and an author. She is best known for her role as Ahme in the Beatles film Help!...  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois

    Eleanor Friedberger (born September 2, 1976) is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She is best known as one half of the indie rock duo The Fiery Furnaces, alongside her older...  more
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    Eleanor Powell


    BirthplaceSpringfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Eleanor Torrey Powell (November 21, 1912 – February 11, 1982) was an American dancer and actress. Best remembered for her tap dance numbers in musical films in the 1930s and 1940s, Powell began...  more
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    Eleanor Coppola


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Eleanor Coppola (born May 4, 1936) is an American documentary filmmaker, artist, and writer. She is married to director Francis Ford Coppola. She is most known for her 1991 documentary film Hearts of...  more
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    Eleanor Farjeon


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Eleanor Farjeon ((1881-02-13)13 February 1881 – (1965-06-05)5 June 1965) was an English author of children's stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire. Several of her works had ...  more
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    Eleanor Hibbert


    BirthplaceKensington, London, United Kingdom

    Eleanor Alice Hibbert (née Burford; 1 September 1906 – 18 January 1993) was an English author who combined imagination with facts to bring history alive through novels of fiction and romance. She was...  more
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    Eleanor Clift


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Eleanor Clift (born July 7, 1940) is an American political reporter, television pundit, and author. She is currently a contributor to MSNBC and blogger for The Daily Beast. She is a regular panelist...  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceRegensburg, Germany

    Eleanor Maria Josefa of Austria (Polish: Eleonora; 21 May 1653 – 17 December 1697) was Queen of Poland by marriage to king Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki and Duchess of Lorraine by marriage to Charles...  more
  • 12

    BirthplaceBordeaux, France

    Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 or 1124 – 1 April 1204) was queen consort of France (1137–1152) and England (1154–1189) and duchess of Aquitaine in her own right (1137–1204). As a member of the Ramnulfids...  more

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    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Eleanor Boardman (August 19, 1898 – December 12, 1991) was an American film actress of the silent era, married to film director King Vidor....  more
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    Eleanor Audley


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Eleanor Audley (born Eleanor Zellman; November 19, 1905 – November 25, 1991) was an American actress who had a distinctive voice in radio and animation, in addition to her TV and film roles. She is...  more
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    Eleanor Catton


    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    Eleanor Catton (born 24 September 1985) is a New Zealand author. Her second novel, The Luminaries, won the 2013 Man Booker Prize. ...  more
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    Eleanor de Montfort, Princess of Wales and Lady of Snowdon (1252 – 19 June 1282) was an English noble. She was the daughter of Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester and Eleanor of England. She...  more
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    BirthplaceContiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202

    Eleanor Holmes Norton (born June 13, 1937) is an American politician serving as a non-voting Delegate to the United States House of Representatives, representing the District of Columbia. As a...  more
  • 18

    Eleanor James


    BirthplaceShrewsbury, England

    Eleanor James (born 18 April 1986 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire) is an English actress....  more
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    Eleanor Francis "Glo" Helin (née Francis, 19 November 1932 – 25 January 2009) was an American astronomer. She was principal investigator of the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) program of NASA's...  more
  • 20

    Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile


    BirthplaceDomfront, Orne, France

    Eleanor of England (Spanish: Leonor; c.1161 – 31 October 1214), was Queen of Castile and Toledo as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile. She was the sixth child and second daughter of Henry II, King of...  more
  • 21

    BirthplaceWindsor Castle, Windsor, United Kingdom

    Eleanor of England (18 June 1269 – 29 August 1298) was an English princess, the eldest surviving daughter of King Edward I of England and his first wife, Queen Eleanor of Castile.What evidence exists...  more
  • 22
    Eleanor Matsuura (born 16 July 1983) is a British actress, who is best known for her roles as Hannah Santo in Spooks: The Greater Good, Bev in Utopia and as PC Donna Prager in Cuffs....  more
  • 23

    Eleanor Methven


    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    Eleanor Methven is an actress....  more
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    Eleanor Calder


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Eleanor Calder is a model....
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    Lady Eleanor de Bohun (c. 1366 – 3 October 1399) was the elder daughter and co-heiress with her sister, Mary de Bohun, of their father Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford (1341–1373). Her mother...  more
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