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Who Is The Most Famous Frances In The World?

Updated February 12, 2021 579 votes 28 voters 9.4k views68 items

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

How many celebrities named Frances can you think of? The famous Franceses below have many different professions, including notable actors named Frances, famous authors named Frances, and even musicians named Frances.

Frances McDormand is certainly one of the most famous Franceses on this list. One of the actresses named Frances, she is best known for her collaborations with the Coen brothers, including Fargo and Burn After Reading. Almost Famous, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Olive Kitteridge are among her notable projects.

Another of the famous people with the first name Frances is Frances Conroy. She played Ruth Fisher on Six Feet Under. She has also appeared in several seasons of American Horror Story.

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    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Alternative NameFran McDormand, Francis McDorman

    Frances Louise McDormand (born Cynthia Ann Smith, June 23, 1957) is an American actress. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a...  more

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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Frances Bean Cobain (born August 18, 1992) is an American visual artist and model. She is the only child of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Hole frontwoman Courtney Love....  more

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    Frances Conroy

    1953-11-13

    BirthplaceMonroe, Georgia, United States of America

    Frances Hardman Conroy (born November 13, 1953) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Ruth Fisher on the television series Six Feet Under. Her work on the show won her acclaim and...  more

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    Frances Fisher

    1952-05-11

    BirthplaceMilford on Sea, United Kingdom

    Alternative NameFrances Fisher

    Frances Louise Fisher (born 11 May 1952) is an English-born American actress. Fisher began her career in theatre and later starred as detective Deborah 'Red' Saxon in the ABC daytime soap opera The...  more

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    14

    BirthplaceWantage, Oxfordshire, England, UK

    Frances Ann O'Connor (born 12 June 1967) is an English-Australian actress. She is best known for her roles in the films Mansfield Park (1999), Bedazzled (2000), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001),...  more
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    Frances Farmer

    1913-09-19

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    Frances Elena Farmer (September 19, 1913—August 1, 1970) was an American actress and television host. She appeared in over a dozen feature films over the course of her career, though she garnered...  more
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    Frances Bay

    1919-01-23

    BirthplaceMannville, Canada

    Frances Evelyn Bay (née Goffman; January 23, 1919 – September 15, 2011) was a Canadian-American character actress. In a career that spanned 35 years, she acted in a variety of roles both in film and...  more
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    Frances Bergen

    1922-09-14

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, USA

    Frances Bergen (née Westerman; September 14, 1922 – October 2, 2006) was an American actress and fashion model. She was the wife of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and the mother of actress Candice Bergen...  more
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    BirthplaceBovingdon, United Kingdom

    Frances de la Tour, also Frances J. de Lautour, (born 30 July 1944) is an English actress, known for her role as Miss Ruth Jones in the television sitcom Rising Damp from 1974 until 1978. She is a...  more
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    Frances Bavier

    1902-12-14

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Alternative NameHazel Howard

    Frances Elizabeth Bavier (December 14, 1902 – December 6, 1989) was an American stage and television actress. Originally from New York theatre, she worked in film and television from the 1950s until...  more
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    Frances Dee

    1909-11-26

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

    Frances Marion Dee (November 26, 1909 – March 6, 2004) was an American actress. She starred opposite Maurice Chevalier in the early talkie musical, Playboy of Paris (1930). She starred in the film An...  more
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    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Lakeland

    Julia Frances Langford (April 4, 1913 – July 11, 2005) was an American singer and entertainer who was popular during the Golden Age of Radio and also made film appearances for over two decades....  more
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    Frances Drake

    1912-10-22

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Frances Drake (born Frances Morgan Dean, October 22, 1912 – January 18, 2000) was an American actress, best known for playing Eponine in Les Misérables (1935)....  more
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    BirthplaceBelleville, New Jersey, United States of America

    Frances Goodrich (December 21, 1890 – January 29, 1984) was an American dramatist and screenwriter, best known for her collaborations with her partner and husband Albert Hackett. She received the...  more
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    Frances Willard

    1839-09-28

    BirthplaceChurchville, New York

    Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (September 28, 1839 – February 17, 1898) was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist. Willard became the national president of Woman's...  more

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    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    Frances Hussey Sternhagen (born January 13, 1930) is an American actress. Sternhagen has appeared On- and Off-Broadway, in movies, and on TV since the 1950s....  more
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    Frances England is a children's musician from San Francisco, CA. Her style of music is generally described as Indie and/or Folk. In 2006, England wrote and recorded her first album of songs entitled...  more
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    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Frances Fox Piven (born October 10, 1932) is an American professor of political science and sociology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, where she has taught since 1982.Piven is...  more
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    Frances Marion

    1888-11-18

    BirthplaceUSA, California, San Francisco

    Frances Marion (born Marion Benson Owens, November 18, 1888 – May 12, 1973) was an American screenwriter, journalist, author, and film director, often cited as one of the most renowned female...  more

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    BirthplaceCheetham Hill, United Kingdom

    Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was a British-born American novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children's novels Little Lord Fauntleroy...  more
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    Frances Barber

    1957-05-13

    BirthplaceWolverhampton, United Kingdom

    Frances Barber (born Frances Brookes, 13 May 1957) is an English actress. She received Olivier Award nominations for her work in the plays Camille (1985), and Uncle Vanya (1997). Her film appearances...  more
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    Frances Heflin

    1920-09-20

    BirthplaceUSA, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

    Mary Frances Heflin (September 20, 1920 – June 1, 1994) was an American actress....  more
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    Frances Faye

    1912-11-04

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Frances Faye (November 4, 1912 – November 8, 1991) was an American cabaret and show tune singer and pianist. Born to a working-class Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York City, she was a second cousin...  more
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    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Frances Negrón-Muntaner (born 1966) is an award-winning Puerto Rican filmmaker, writer, and scholar. Her work is focused on a comparative exploration of coloniality, primarily in Puerto Rico and the...  more
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    Frances Mayes

    1940-04-04

    BirthplaceFitzgerald, Georgia

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