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Who Is The Most Famous Florence In The World?

Updated May 11, 2021 454 votes 27 voters 9.3k views50 items

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

Florence Welch is certainly one of the most famous Florences on this list. She is a singer and the front woman of the band Florence + the Machine. “Dog Days are Over,” “Shake It Out,” and “Ship to Wreck.” are among the group's biggest hits.

Another of the famous people with the first name Florence is Florence Pugh. She is an English actress who broke out after appearing in the 2016 film Lady Macbeth. Her notable projects include Midsommar and Little Women.

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    Florence Welch


    BirthplaceCamberwell, London, United Kingdom

    Florence Leontine Mary Welch is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. She is best known as the lead vocalist of the indie rock band Florence + the Machine. The band's debut album, Lungs, was...  more

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    Florence Pugh

    Florence Pugh (born January 3, 1996) is an English actress. She made her professional acting debut in the mystery film The Falling (2014) and had her breakthrough with a leading role in the...  more
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    BirthplaceFlorence, Italy

    Florence Nightingale, (; 12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910) was an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale came to prominence while serving as a manager...  more
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    BirthplaceOhio, Marion, United States, with Territories, Marion County

    Florence Mabel Harding (née Kling; August 15, 1860 – November 21, 1924) was the First Lady of the United States from 1921 to 1923 as the wife of President Warren G. Harding. She married the...  more
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    BirthplaceDale, Carter Township, Indiana, USA

    Florence Agnes Henderson (February 14, 1934 – November 24, 2016) was an American actress and singer with a career spanning six decades. She is best remembered for her starring role as Carol Brady on...  more

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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner (born Florence Delorez Griffith; December 21, 1959 – September 21, 1998), also known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete. She is considered the fastest...  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Florence La Badie (born Florence Russ; April 27, 1888 – October 13, 1917) was an American actress in the early days of the silent film era. Though little known today, she was a major star between...  more
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    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Florence Glenda Chapman (née Ballard; June 30, 1943 – February 22, 1976) was an American singer. Ballard was a founding member of the popular Motown vocal female group the Supremes. Ballard sang on...  more
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    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

    Florence Lawrence (born Florence Annie Bridgwood; January 2, 1886 – December 28, 1938) was a Canadian-American stage performer and film actress. She is often referred to as the "first movie star,"...  more
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    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Florence Stanley (July 1, 1924 – October 3, 2003) was an American actress of stage, film, and television....  more
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    Florence Melton


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Florence Zacks Melton (November 6, 1911 – February 8, 2007) was an American inventor known for innovating the foam-soled and washable slipper. ...  more
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    Florence Kirsch Du Brul

    Florence Kirsch Du Brul (1915–July 2, 2005) was a concert pianist and master piano teacher and member of Chicago society in the mid-20th century. Born on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA, in...  more
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    Florence Bates


    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    Florence Bates (born Florence Rabe, April 15, 1888 – January 31, 1954) was an American film and stage character actress who often played grande dame characters in supporting roles....  more
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    Florence Kelley


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Florence Kelley (September 12, 1859 – February 17, 1932) was a social and political reformer and the pioneer of the term wage abolitionism. Her work against sweatshops and for the minimum wage,...  more
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    Florence Darel



    Florence Darel is an actress....  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Florence Eldridge (born Florence McKechnie, September 5, 1901, in Brooklyn, New York - August 1, 1988, in Long Beach, California) was an American actress. She was nominated for the Tony Award for...  more
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    Florence LaRue


    BirthplacePlainfield, New Jersey, United States of America

    Florence LaRue (born February 4, 1944) is an American actress, humanitarian, and Grammy Award award-winning singer. She is best known as an original member of the 5th Dimension....  more
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    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Florence Dawson (31 May 1905 – 16 January 1993), better known by her stage name Florence Desmond, was an English actress, comedian and impersonator....  more
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    Florence Turner


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Florence Turner (January 6, 1885 – August 28, 1946) was an American actress who became known as the "Vitagraph Girl" in early silent films....  more
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    Florence Rice


    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA

    Florence Davenport Rice (February 14, 1907 – February 23, 1974) was an American film actress....  more
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    Flo Conway

    Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality Change is a 1978 book which describes the authors' theory of religious conversion. They propose that "snapping" is a mental process through which ...  more
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    Florence Klotz


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Florence Klotz (October 28, 1920 – November 1, 2006) was an American costume designer on Broadway and film....  more
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    BirthplaceCentral City, Colorado

    Florence Rena Sabin (November 9, 1871 – October 3, 1953) was an American medical scientist. She was a pioneer for women in science; she was the first woman to hold a full professorship at Johns...  more
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    Florence Farr


    BirthplaceBickley, United Kingdom

    Florence Beatrice Emery (née) Farr (7 July 1860 – 29 April 1917) was a British West End leading actress, composer and director. She was also a women's rights activist, journalist, educator, singer,...  more
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    Florence King


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Florence Virginia King (January 5, 1936 – January 6, 2016) was an American novelist, essayist and columnist. While her early writings focused on the American South and those who live there, much of...  more
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