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Who Is The Most Famous Ella In The World?

Updated December 7, 2020 340 votes 40 voters 17.3k views35 items

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

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

Ella Fitzgerald is certainly one of the most famous Ellas on this list. One of the famous singers named Ella, she started her career with the Chick Webb Orchestra. “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “Cheek to Cheek,” and “It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)” are among her most popular songs.

Another of the famous people with the first name Ella is Ella Yelich-O'Connor AKA Lorde. She is the New Zealand musician who broke out after her 2013 song, “Royals” became a global hit. To date, she has won two Grammy Awards.

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

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    Ella Fitzgerald


    BirthplaceUSA, Virginia, Newport News

    Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an African-American jazz singer sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity...  more

    How Marilyn Monroe And Ella Fitzgerald's Friendship Gave Them Both Their Careers#6 of 500 The Best Female Vocalists Ever#65 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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    Lorde (Ella Yelich O'Connor)


    BirthplaceTakapuna, Auckland, New Zealand

    Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor (born November 7, 1996), known professionally as Lorde, is a New Zealand singer, songwriter, and record producer. Taking inspiration from aristocracy for her stage...  more

    #186 of 316 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years#21 of 96 The Greatest Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years#531 of 656 The Best Singers Of All Time

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    Ella Purnell


    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Ella Purnell (born 17 September 1996) is an English actress, who has appeared in the films Never Let Me Go (2010), Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) and Churchill (2017). She is...  more
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    Ella Baker



    Ella Josephine Baker (December 13, 1903 – December 13, 1986) was an African-American civil rights and human rights activist in the United States. She was a largely behind-the-scenes organizer whose...  more
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    Ella Cruz


    BirthplaceAngat, Philippines

    Gabriela Annjane Umali Cruz also known as Ella Cruz (born August 17, 1996) is a Filipino actress, product endorser, host, commercial & promotional model, and dancer. She is notable as Aryana in the...  more
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    Ella Henderson


    BirthplaceTetney, United Kingdom

    Gabriella Michelle "Ella" Henderson is a British singer-songwriter. She starred on the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012 and got into the final 12 finishing in sixth place, despite being a strong...  more

    #68 of 101 The Best Current Female Singers#35 of 61 The Best Female Vocalists In EDM, Ranked

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    Ella Raines


    BirthplaceSnoqualmie Falls, Washington, USA

    Ella Wallace Raines (born Ella Wallace Raubes, August 6, 1920 – May 30, 1988) was an American film and television actress....  more
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    Ella Reeve Bloor


    BirthplaceNew York City, Staten Island, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York

    Ella Reeve "Mother" Bloor (July 8, 1862 – August 10, 1951) was an American labor organizer and long-time activist in the socialist and communist movements. Bloor is best remembered as one of the...  more
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    Ella Rae Peck


    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

    Ella Rae Peck (born September 8, 1990) is an American actress. She portrayed the roles of Lola Rhodes in The CW series Gossip Girl and Mia Bowers in the NBC series Deception....  more
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    Ella Thomas


    BirthplaceAsmara, Eritrea

    Ella A. Thomas is an Eritrean American actress, model and producer....  more
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    Ella Joyce


    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Ella Joyce (born Cherron Hoye; June 12, 1954) is an American actress. Joyce is best known for her role as Eleanor Emerson on the FOX comedy-drama sitcom Roc, which originally ran from 1991 until 1994....  more
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    Ella Shields


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Ella Shields (September 27, 1879 – August 5, 1952) was a music hall singer and male-impersonator. Her famous signature song, "Burlington Bertie from Bow", a parody of Vesta Tilley's Burlington...  more
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    Ella Wahlestedt


    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Ella Linnea Wahlestedt (born August 1, 1998) is an American-Swedish gymnast/actress who portrays Emma, the girl who goes on a adventure with the boys to help Echo get back home in the film Earth to...  more
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    Ella T. Grasso


    BirthplaceWindsor Locks, Connecticut, United States of America

    Ella Tambussi Grasso (May 10, 1919 – February 5, 1981) was an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 83rd Governor of Connecticut from January 8, 1975, to December...  more
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    Ella Maillart


    BirthplaceGeneva, Switzerland

    Ella Maillart (or Ella K. Maillart; 20 February 1903, Geneva – 27 March 1997, Chandolin) was a Swiss adventurer, travel writer and photographer, as well as a sportswoman....  more
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    Ella Waldek

    Elsie Schevchenko (December 2, 1929 – April 17, 2013), better known as Ella Waldek (Mecouch), was an American professional wrestler. She was one of the subjects of the 2005 documentary film Lipstick...  more
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    Ella Hall


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Ella Hall (March 17, 1896 – September 3, 1981) was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 94 films between 1912 and 1933. She was the mother of both B-movie actress Ellen Hall and...  more
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    Ella Bleu Travolta


    BirthplaceUSA, California

    Ella Bleu Travolta is an actress....
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    Ella Gjømle


    BirthplaceStathelle, Norway

    Ella Gjømle Berg (born May 29, 1979) is a cross-country skier from Stathelle, Bamble, Norway. She competes for Lyn Ski Club, Oslo....  more
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    Ella D'Arcy


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Ella D'Arcy (Constance Eleanor Mary Byrne D'Arcy) (23 August 1857 – 5 September 1937) was a short fiction writer in the late 19th and early 20th century....  more
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    Ella Lemhagen


    BirthplaceUppsala, Sweden, Eurasia

    Ella Lemhagen is a film director and screenwriter....  more
  • 22

    Ella Young


    BirthplaceCounty Antrim, Northern Ireland

    Ella Young (26 December 1867 – 23 July 1956) was an Irish poet and Celtic mythologist active in the Gaelic and Celtic Revival literary movement of the late 19th and early 20th century. Born in...  more
  • 23

    Ella Drauglis



    Ella Guru (born May 24, 1966) is an American painter and musician living in Hastings, United Kingdom. She was a member of Mambo Taxi and the Voodoo Queens. In 1999, she became one of the founding...  more
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    Ella Hooper


    BirthplaceViolet Town, Australia

    Ella Keighery Hooper (born 30 January 1983) is an Australian rock music singer-songwriter, radio presenter and TV personality. Hooper is the lead singer of Killing Heidi. The band formed in 1996...  more
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    Ella Koon


    BirthplaceTahiti, French Polynesia

    Ella Koon Yun-na (born 9 July 1979) is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress....  more
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