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Who Is The Most Famous Evelyn In The World?

Updated December 29, 2020 359 votes 24 voters 15.0k views44 items

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

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

Evelyn Nesbit is certainly one of the most famous Evelyns on this list. One of the famous models named Evelyn, she appeared in several silent films. She was married to Harry Kendall Thaw who was the defendant during the “Trial of the Century” as he shot and killed Nesbit's former flame Stanford White. 

Another of the famous people with the first name Evelyn is Evelyn Waugh. He is the author of Brideshead Revisited. He also worked as a journalist and book reviewer.

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  • Evelyn Nesbit1
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    Evelyn Nesbit

    1884-12-25

    BirthplaceTarentum, Pennsylvania

    Evelyn Nesbit (born Florence Mary Nesbit; December 25, 1884 or 1885 – January 17, 1967) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Waugh2

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

    Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh (; 28 October 1903 – 10 April 1966) was an English writer of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Evelyn Keyes3
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    Evelyn Keyes

    1916-11-20

    BirthplacePort Arthur, Texas, United States of America

    Evelyn Louise Keyes (November 20, 1916 – July 4, 2008) was an American film actress. She is... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Glennie4
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    Evelyn Glennie

    1965-07-19

    BirthplaceAberdeenshire, United Kingdom

    Dame Evelyn Elizabeth Ann Glennie, (born 19 July 1965) is a Scottish virtuoso... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Brent5
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    Evelyn Brent

    1901-10-20

    BirthplaceTampa, USA, Florida

    Evelyn Brent (born Mary Elizabeth Riggs; October 20, 1895– June 4, 1975) was an American film... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Lozada6
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    Evelyn Lozada

    1975-12-10

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Evelyn Alexandra Lozada is an American television personality. She is one of the five main... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn West7
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    Evelyn West

    1921-01-30

    BirthplaceKentucky

    Evelyn West (January 30, 1921 – November 14, 2004), a.k.a. Evelyn "$50,000 Treasure Chest"... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Hoey8
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    Evelyn Hoey

    1910-12-15

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

    Evelyn Hoey (December 15, 1910 – September 11, 1935) was a Broadway theatre torch singer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Ankers9
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    Evelyn Ankers

    1918-08-17

    BirthplaceValparaíso, Chile

    Evelyn Felisa Ankers (August 17, 1918 – August 29, 1985) was an American actress who often... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Bryan Johnson10

    BirthplaceCorbin, Kentucky

    Evelyn Stone Bryan Johnson (November 4, 1909 – May 10, 2012), nicknamed "Mama Bird", was the... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Robert de Rothschild11
    Sir Evelyn Robert Adrian de Rothschild (born 29 August 1931) is a British financier and a... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Opela12
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    Evelyn Opela

    1945-02-04

    BirthplaceVarnsdorf, Czech Republic

    Evelyn Opela (born 4 February 1945 in Warnsdorf Sudetenland now Varnsdorf, Czech Republic) is... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Thomas13
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    Evelyn Thomas

    1953-08-22

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Ellen Lucille "Evelyn" Thomas (born August 22, 1953) is an American singer from Chicago,... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Underhill14
    10

    BirthplaceWolverhampton, United Kingdom

    Evelyn Underhill (6 December 1875 – 15 June 1941) was an English Anglo-Catholic writer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Preer15
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    Evelyn Preer

    1896-07-16

    BirthplaceUSA, Mississippi, Vicksburg

    Evelyn Preer (born Evelyn Jarvis; July 16, 1896 – November 27, 1932), was a pioneering... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Venable16
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    Evelyn Venable

    1913-10-18

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Evelyn Venable (October 18, 1913 – November 15, 1993) was an American actress. In addition to... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Sharp17
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    Evelyn Sharp

    1919-10-01

    BirthplaceMelstone, Montana

    Evelyn Sharp may refer to: Evelyn Sharp (aviator) (1919–1944), American aviator Evelyn Sharp... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Lambart18
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    Evelyn Lambart

    1914-07-23

    BirthplaceCanada, Ontario, Ottawa Valley, Ottawa, Americas

    Evelyn Lambart (23 July 1914 – 3 April 1999) was a Canadian animator and technical director... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Sharma19
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    Evelyn Sharma

    1986-07-12

    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany

    Evelyn Lakshmi Sharma is a German-Indian actress and model.
  • Evelyn Suart20
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    Evelyn Suart

    1881-01-01
    Evelyn Suart, Lady Harcourt (30 April 1881 – 26 October 1950) was an English pianist. She was... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Lear21
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    Evelyn Lear

    1926-01-08

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Evelyn Shulman Lear (January 8, 1926 – July 1, 2012) was an American operatic soprano. Between... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland22
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    Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland

    1855-09-15

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts

    Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland (September 15, 1855 – December 24, 1908) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Laye23
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    Evelyn Laye

    1900-07-10

    BirthplaceBloomsbury, London, England

    Evelyn Laye, CBE (10 July 1900 – 17 February 1996) was an English actress who was active on... more on Wikipedia
  • Evelyn Stevens24
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    Evelyn Stevens

    1983-05-09

    BirthplaceClaremont, California

    Evelyn Stevens (born May 9, 1983) is an American retired professional road cyclist.
  • Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer25
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    Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer

    1841-02-26

    BirthplaceCromer, United Kingdom

    Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer (; 26 February 1841 – 29 January 1917), was a British... more on Wikipedia