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Who Is The Most Famous Esther In The World?

Updated May 31, 2021 365 votes 22 voters 7.2k views44 items

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

Esther Williams is certainly one of the most famous Esthers on this list. One of the famous actresses named Esther, she was a competitive swimmer before she broke out in Hollywood. A Guy Named Joe and Million Dollar Mermaid are two of her notable films.

Another of the famous people with the first name Esther is Esther Rolle. She is the actress who played Florida Evans on Maude and Good Times. She won an Emmy for her work in the TV movie Summer of My German Soldier.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Esther? Just add them to the list! Then be sure to vote up all of the famous Esthers that you recognize. 

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    Esther Williams


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Inglewood, California, USA

    Esther Jane Williams (August 8, 1921 – June 6, 2013) was an American competitive swimmer and actress. Williams set multiple national and regional swimming records in her late teens as part of the Los...  more

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    Esther Rolle


    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Pompano Beach

    Esther Rolle (November 8, 1920 – November 17, 1998) was an American actress. Rolle is best known for her role as Florida Evans, on the CBS television sitcom Maude, for two seasons (1972–1974), and...  more

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    Esther Phillips


    BirthplaceGalveston, Texas, USA

    Esther Phillips (born Esther Mae Jones; December 23, 1935 – August 7, 1984) was an American singer, best known for her R&B vocals. She was a versatile singer and also performed pop, country, jazz,...  more

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    Esther Cañadas


    BirthplaceAlbacete, Spain

    Esther Cañadas (Spanish pronunciation: [esˈteɾ kaˈɲaðas]; born 1 March 1977 in Albacete) is a Spanish model and actress....  more
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    Esther Rantzen


    BirthplaceBerkhamsted, United Kingdom

    Dame Esther Louise Rantzen (born 22 June 1940) is an English journalist and television presenter, who presented the BBC television series That's Life! for 21 years, from 1973 until 1994. She works...  more
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    Esther Anderson


    BirthplaceGeelong, Australia

    Esther Jackie Anderson (born 13 June 1979) is an Australian actress and model. She is best known for her role as Charlie Buckton on the Australian soap opera Home and Away. She was nominated for a...  more
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    Esther Schweins


    BirthplaceOberhausen, Germany

    Esther Schweins (born 18 April 1970 in Oberhausen) is a German actress and comedian who became famous through her appearances on the RTL Samstag Nacht show for which she won the Bayerischer...  more
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    Esther Ralston


    BirthplaceBar Harbor, Maine, United States of America

    Esther Ralston (née Esther Louise Worth; September 17, 1902 – January 14, 1994) was an American film actress who was popular in the silent era....  more
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    Esther Nubiola


    BirthplaceSpain, Barcelona

    Esther Nubiola is an actress....  more
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    Esther Baxter


    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Miami

    Esther Baxter (born September 24, 1984) is an American model and actress....  more
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    Esther Ku


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States

    Esther Mary Ku (born February 17, 1980) is an American comedian, television personality, and actress. Ku was a cast member on the MTV shows Girl Code and Wild 'N Out....  more
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    Esther Howard


    BirthplaceHelena, Montana, United States of America

    Esther Howard (4 April 1892 – 8 March 1965) was a stage and film character actress who played a wide range of supporting roles, from man-hungry spinsters to amoral criminals, appearing in 108 films...  more
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    Esther Scott


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Esther Scott (born April 25, 1957 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. She began her career as voice actress on Star Wars: Ewoks, before appearing on television shows including Beverly...  more
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    Esther Arroyo


    BirthplaceCádiz, Spain

    Esther Arroyo is a Spanish actress and model. She was Miss Spain 1990....  more
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    Esther Fernández


    BirthplaceMascota, Mexico

    María Esther Fernández González, better known as Esther Fernández (August 23, 1915 in Mascota, Jalisco Mexico – October 21, 1999 in Mexico City, Mexico), was a Mexican film and television actress....  more
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    Esther Dale


    BirthplaceBeaufort, South Carolina, United States of America

    Esther Dale (November 10, 1885 – July 23, 1961) was an American actress, best known perhaps for her role as Aunt Genevieve in the 1935 Shirley Temple vehicle, Curly Top....  more
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    Esther K. Chae

    Esther Chae (Korean: 채경주; RR: Chae Gyeong-ju) is an award-winning Korean-American actor, published playwright, speaker and consultant for Korean entertainment and Hollywood. Chae has appeared in...  more
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    Esther Hall


    BirthplaceManchester, England

    Esther Jane Hall (born 28 August 1970) is an English actress who has appeared in a number of television dramas. Born in Manchester in 1970 and brought up in Cheshire, she took A levels in Manchester...  more
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    Esther Garcia is a film and television producer, production designer and actress....  more
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    Esther Marrow


    BirthplaceUSA, Virginia, Newport News

    Queen Esther Marrow is an American soul and gospel singer....  more
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    Esther Freud


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Esther Freud (born 2 May 1963) is a British novelist....  more
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    Esther Hicks


    BirthplaceCoalville, Utah, United States of America

    Esther Hicks (née Weaver, born March 5, 1948) is an American inspirational speaker and author. She has co-written nine books with her late husband Jerry Hicks, presented numerous workshops on the law...  more
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    Esther Bubley


    BirthplacePhillips, Wisconsin

    Esther Bubley (February 16, 1921–March 16, 1998) was an American photographer who specialized in expressive photos of ordinary people in everyday lives. She worked for several agencies of the...  more
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    BirthplaceVolta Region, Ghana

    Esther Afua Ocloo (born Esther Afua Nkulenu, 18 April 1919 – 8 February 2002) was a Ghanaian entrepreneur and pioneer of microlending, a program of making small loans in order to stimulate...  more
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    Esther Friesner


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Esther Mona Friesner-Stutzman, née Friesner (born July 16, 1951) is an American science fiction and fantasy author. She is best known for her humorous style of writing, both in the titles and the...  more
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