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Who Is The Most Famous Gillian In The World?

Updated May 17, 2021 306 votes 21 voters 5.6k views33 items

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

Gillian Anderson is certainly one of the most famous Gillians on this list. One of the famous actresses named Gillian, she is best known for playing FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in The X-Files. She has also appeared in The Crown, American Gods, and The Fall.

Another of the famous people with the first name Gillian is Gillian Jacobs. She played Britta Perry on Community. Love, Don't Think Twice, and I Used to Go Here are among her notable projects.

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    19

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Gillian Leigh Anderson, (born August 9, 1968) is an American-English film, television and theatre actress and activist. Her credits include the roles of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the...  more

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    1982-10-19
    20

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    Gillian MacLaren Jacobs (; born October 19, 1982) is an American actress. She is known for portraying Britta Perry on the NBC/Yahoo! Screen comedy series Community and Mickey Dobbs on the Netflix...  more

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  • 3
    1967-10-02
    13

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Gillian Howard Welch (; born October 2, 1967) is an American singer-songwriter. She performs with her musical partner, guitarist David Rawlings. Their sparse and dark musical style, which combines...  more

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    1971-02-24
    16

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

    Gillian Schieber Flynn (; born February 24, 1971) is an American writer. Flynn has published three novels, Sharp Objects, Dark Places, and Gone Girl, all three of which have been adapted for film or...  more
  • 5
    13

    BirthplaceIslington, London, United Kingdom

    Gillian Taylforth (born 14 August 1955) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Kathy Beale on the BBC soap opera EastEnders, and has also appeared as Jackie Pascoe-Webb on ITV's...  more
  • 6
    1981-01-21
    13

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Gillian Chung Yan-tung (born Chung Dik-san on 21 January 1981) is a Hong Kong singer and actress. She is a member of the Cantopop duo Twins, along with Charlene Choi....  more
  • 7
    1972-01-28
    14

    BirthplaceHolmdel, New Jersey, USA

    Gillian Vigman (born January 28, 1972) is an American comic actress. She is most recognizable for her role as "Jack's Wife" in many Jack in the Box commercials, but is also notable for her membership...  more
  • 8

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Gillian May Armstrong (born 18 December 1950) is an award-winning Australian feature film and documentary director, who specializes in period drama. Her films often feature female perspectives and...  more
  • 9
    1963-01-01
    7

    BirthplaceBirmingham, United Kingdom

    Gillian Wearing CBE, RA (born 1963) is an English conceptual artist, one of the Young British Artists, and winner of the 1997 Turner Prize. In 2007 Wearing was elected as lifetime member of the Royal...  more
  • 10
    1972-05-09
    14

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Gillian Louise Kearney (born 9 May 1972 in Liverpool) is an English actress best known for her early role as Debbie McGrath in Channel 4's Liverpool-based soap opera Brookside and the spin-off...  more
  • 11
    Gillian Robespierre is an American director and writer, known for writing and directing the 2014 film Obvious Child....  more
  • 12
    1994-07-24
    9

    Birthplace1994-07-24

    Gillian Bower (born July 24, 1994) is an Australian YouTube content creator specializing in DIY content, who also publishes life hack, haul, and decor videos for her 1.9 million subscribers. In 2016,...  more
  • 13
    1985-11-04
    10

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Gillian Zinser is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Ivy Sullivan on The CW teen drama series 90210....  more
  • 14
    Gillian Duxbury is a glamour model who has appeared in the British tabloid, The Sun as a Page 3 girl....
  • 15
    1947-04-19
    7

    BirthplaceNewcastle, Australia

    Gillian Jones (born 19 April 1947) is an Australian actress from Newcastle, New South Wales who is best known for appearances in Twelfth Night, Oscar and Lucinda, Last Train to Freo and the role of...  more
  • 16
    1953-08-10
    3

    BirthplaceCarmarthen, United Kingdom

    Gillian Elizabeth Thomas (born 10 August 1953) is an actress, singer, and comedian. Early in her career she was known as Gillian Elisa Thomas....  more
  • 17
    1960-01-01
    3

    BirthplaceLondon, England

    Gillian Wright (born 5 May 1960) is an English actress, known for portraying the role of Jean Slater on the BBC soap opera EastEnders. She was a teacher and theatre director before occupying acting...  more
  • 18
    1947-02-24
    4

    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

    Gillian Larson is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Gabon....  more
  • 19
    Gillian Findlay is a Canadian television journalist who has worked for the CBC and ABC. She studied history and literature at Simon Fraser University and she holds a diploma in broadcast journalism...  more
  • 20
    1959-09-28
    6

    BirthplacePerth, United Kingdom

    Gillian McKeith (born 28 September 1959) is a Scottish television presenter, nutritionist and writer. She is the former host in the UK of Channel 4's You Are What You Eat and Granada Television's Dr...  more
  • 21
    1945-12-24
    1

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Gillian Cross (born 1945) is a British author of children's books. She won the 1990 Carnegie Medal for Wolf and the 1992 Whitbread Children's Book Award for The Great Elephant Chase. She also wrote...  more
  • 22
    1961-01-27
    1

    BirthplaceWhalley Range, Manchester, United Kingdom

    Gillian Lesley Gilbert (born 27 January 1961) is an English musician and singer, best known as the keyboardist and guitarist of the band New Order....  more
  • 23

    BirthplaceEngland

    Gillian Rubinstein (born 29 August 1942) is an English-born children's author and playwright. Born in Potten End, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, Rubinstein split her childhood between England...  more
  • 24
    1926-02-20
    3

    BirthplaceBromley, United Kingdom

    Dame Gillian Barbara Lynne, (née Pyrke; 20 February 1926 – 1 July 2018) was an English ballerina, dancer, choreographer, actress, and theatre-television director, noted for her theatre choreography...  more
  • 25
    1978-12-29
    0

    BirthplaceKilmacthomas, Republic of Ireland

    Gillian Norris (born 29 December 1978) is an Irish dancer and model best known for her work in Lord of the Dance and Feet of Flames. Norris was born in Kilmacthomas, County Waterford, Ireland on 29...  more
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