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Who Is The Most Famous Fanny In The World?

Updated May 11, 2021 327 votes 25 voters 8.2k views40 items

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

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

Fanny Brice is certainly one of the most famous Fannys on this list. One of the famous singers and comedic actresses named Fanny, she is best known for inspiring the musical Funny Girl. She also created and starred in the radio series The Baby Snooks Show.

Another of the famous people with the first name Fanny is Fanny Ardant. She is a French actress and filmmaker. She won a Cesar Award for Best Actress for her performance in Pédale douce.

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

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    Fanny Brice


    BirthplaceLower East Side, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Fania Borach (October 29, 1891 – May 29, 1951), known professionally as Fanny Brice or Fannie Brice, was an American illustrated song model, comedienne, singer, theater, and film actress who made...  more

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    Fanny Ardant


    BirthplaceSaumur, France

    Fanny Marguerite Judith Ardant (born 22 March 1949) is a French actress. She has appeared in more than eighty motion pictures since 1976. Ardant won the César Award for Best Actress in 1997 for her...  more
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    Fanny Blomé

    Fanny Blomé (born 1989 in Norrköping) is a Swedish model and the former Miss Earth Sweden titleholder. She was succeeding Ivana Gagula in October 2008 and represented Sweden in one of the worlds'...  more
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    Fanny Cadeo


    BirthplaceLavagna, Italy

    Fanny Cadeo is an actress....  more
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    Fanny Cradock


    BirthplaceLeytonstone, London, United Kingdom

    Phyllis Nan Sortain “Primrose” Pechey (26 February 1909 – 27 December 1994), better known as Fanny Cradock, was an English restaurant critic, television celebrity chef and writer frequently appearing...  more
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    Fanny Davenport


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Fanny Lily Gipsey Davenport (April 10, 1850 – September 26, 1898) was an Anglo-American stage actress....  more
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    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Fanny Mendelssohn (14 November 1805 – 14 May 1847), later Fanny [Cäcilie] Mendelssohn Bartholdy and, after her marriage, Fanny Hensel, was a German composer and pianist. She composed over 460 pieces...  more
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    Fanny Bastien


    BirthplaceFreiburg im Breisgau, Germany

    Fanny Bastien is an actress....  more
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    Fanny Cano


    BirthplaceHuetamo, Mexico

    Fanny Cano (February 28, 1944 – December 7, 1983), born Fanny Cano Damián, was a well-known Mexican actress and producer....  more
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    BirthplacePort-Gentil, Bendje Department, Gabon

    Fanny Cottençon (born 11 May 1957) is a French actress, born in Port-Gentil, Gabon (then in French Equatorial Africa). In 1983 she won the César Award for Best Supporting Actress for her effort in...  more
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    Fanny Carby


    BirthplaceSutton, London, United Kingdom

    Fanny Carby was an actor....  more
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    Fanny Cerrito


    BirthplaceNaples, Italy

    Francesca "Fanny" Cerrito (11 May 1817 – 6 May 1909) was an Italian ballet dancer and choreographer. She was a ballerina noted for the brilliance, strength, and vivacity of her dancing. She was also...  more
  • 13

    Fanny Lú


    BirthplaceCali, Colombia

    Fanny Lucía Martínez Buenaventura (born February 8, 1973), better known professionally as Fanny Lu, is a Colombian singer, songwriter and actress from Santiago de Cali, Colombia. She studied at the...  more
  • 14

    Fanny Janauschek


    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Francesca Janauschek (July 20, 1829 – November 28, 1904) aka Madame Fanny Janauschek was a Czech born stage actress....  more
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    Fanny Smith


    BirthplaceAigle, Switzerland

    Fanny Smith is a Swiss freestyle skier. She represented Switzerland at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She came in 7th and received an Olympic diploma for this performance. She has 22 podiums...  more
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    Fanny Howe


    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Fanny Howe (born October 15, 1940 in Buffalo, New York) is an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. She has written many novels in prose collection. Howe was awarded the 2009 Ruth Lilly...  more
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    Fanny Jackson Coppin


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Fanny Jackson Coppin (January 8, 1837 – January 21, 1913) was an African-American educator and missionary and a lifelong advocate for female higher education....  more
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    Fanny Crosby


    BirthplaceBrewster, New York

    Frances Jane van Alstyne (née Crosby; March 24, 1820 – February 12, 1915), more commonly known as Fanny Crosby, was an American mission worker, poet, lyricist, and composer. She was one of the most...  more
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    Fanny Rinne


    BirthplaceMannheim, Germany

    Fanny Rinne (born April 15, 1980 in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg) is a field hockey midfielder from Germany....  more
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    Fanny Fischer


    BirthplacePotsdam, Germany

    Fanny Fischer (born 7 September 1986 in Potsdam) is a German sprint canoer who has been competing since 1996 and on the senior circuit since 2006. She won a gold in the women's K-4 500 m event at the...  more
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    Frances "Fanny" Elizabeth Fitzwilliam (née Copeland) (26 July 1801 – 11 September 1854) was a British actor....  more
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    Fanny Allen


    BirthplaceSunderland, Vermont

    Frances Margaret ("Fanny") Allen (November 13, 1784 – September 10, 1819) was the first New England woman to become a Catholic nun. The daughter of Revolutionary War General Ethan Allen, she...  more
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    Fanny Davies

    Fanny Davies (27 June 1861 – 1 September 1934) was a British pianist who was particularly admired in Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, and the early schools, but was also a very early London performer...  more
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    Fanny Elssler


    BirthplaceGumpendorf, Vienna, Austria

    Fanny Elssler (born Franziska Elßler; 23 June 1810 - 27 November 1884) was an Austrian ballerina of the Romantic Period....  more
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    Fanny Law


    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, GBM, GBS, JP (Chinese: 羅范椒芬; born 24 February 1953) is a former high-ranking civil servant of Hong Kong. She held the posts of Secretary for Education and Manpower (until...  more