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Who Is The Most Famous Gwen In The World?

Updated May 27, 2021 300 votes 25 voters 6.3k views35 items

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

Gwen Stefani is certainly one of the most famous Gwens on this list. One of the famous singer-songwriters named Gwen, she is the front-woman for the band No Doubt. She also served as a judge on the reality competition The Voice. Gwen McCrae is also one of the famous singers named Gwen. 

Another of the famous people named Gwen is Gwen Verdon. She was a Tony Award-winning actress and dancer. She is best known for her collaborations with her husband, director-choreographer Bob Fosse.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Gwen? Just add them to the list! Then be sure to vote up all of the famous Gwens that you recognize. 

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  • 1
    1969-10-03
    21

    BirthplaceFullerton, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gwen Renée Stefani (; born October 3, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She is a co-founder and the lead vocalist of the band No Doubt, whose singles include...  more

    The Best Songs Feat. Gwen Stefani#136 of 488 The Best Rock Vocalists#82 of 297 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

  • 2
    1925-01-13
    17

    BirthplaceCulver City, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gwyneth Evelyn "Gwen" Verdon (January 13, 1925 – October 18, 2000) was an American actress and dancer. She won four Tony Awards for her musical comedy performances, and served as an uncredited...  more

    The Tumultuous Relationship Of Bob Fosse And Gwen Verdon, The Inspiration For FX's 'Fosse/Verdon'#24 of 141 The Greatest Broadway Stars of All Time#29 of 54 The Greatest Female Broadway Stars

  • 3
    1955-09-29
    19

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gwendolyn L. Ifill ( EYE-fəl; September 29, 1955 – November 14, 2016) was an American journalist, television newscaster, and author. In 1999, she became the first woman of African descent to host a...  more
  • 4
    1939-02-19
    11

    BirthplaceDerby, England, UK

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Gwen Taylor (born 19 February 1939) is an English actress who has appeared in many British television programmes. She is known for her roles as Amy Pearce in the sitcom Duty Free (1984–86); Barbara...  more
  • 5
    1951-03-04
    14

    BirthplaceChattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gwen Welles (March 4, 1951 – October 13, 1993) was an American actress....  more
  • 6
    1991-08-10
    11

    BirthplaceAustralia

    NationalityPhilippines, Italy

    Gwenaelle "Gwen" Zamora is a Filipina—Italian actress and model in the Philippines....  more
  • 7
    1904-11-12
    16

    BirthplaceHastings, Nebraska, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gwen Lee (born Gwendolyn Lepinski; November 12, 1904 – August 20, 1961) was an American stage and film actress. Lee began her career as a model before being discovered and signed to...  more
  • 8
    1927-09-10
    9

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Gwen Watford (10 September 1927 – 6 February 1994) was an English actress. She twice won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress (1959, 1966) and the 1981 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress for...  more
  • 9
    Gwen McGee is an actress, film and television director and producer, screenwriter, cinematographer and film editor....  more
  • 10
    1953-12-04
    13

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ian David McShane (born 29 September 1942) is an English actor. He is known for his television performances, particularly the title role in the BBC series Lovejoy (1986–1994) and as Al Swearengen on...  more
  • 11
    1943-12-21
    9

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gwen McCrae (née Mosley, December 21, 1943, Pensacola, Florida, United States) is an American singer, best known for her 1975 hit "Rockin' Chair"....  more
  • 12
    Gwen Van Dam is an actress....
  • 13
    1995-10-01
    6
    Gwen Swinarton (born October 1, 1995) is a Canadian YouTuber who is famous primarily for her ASMR channel, GwenGwiz, where she is known for her atypical style of ASMR. The videos on her channel have...  more
  • 14
    1901-06-30
    4

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Gwen Nelson was an English actress who was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Court Theatre Company. Born as Gwendoline Alexandra Nelson in Muswell Hill, London, she originally...  more
  • 15
    1974-05-03
    6

    BirthplaceNorth Dakota

    Gwen Noel Sebastian is an American country music singer-songwriter. Sebastian was signed to Lofton Creek Records in 2009 and released two singles for the label. In 2012, she was a contestant on the...  more
  • 16
    1876-06-22
    3

    BirthplaceHaverfordwest, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Gwendolen Mary John (22 June 1876 – 18 September 1939) was a Welsh artist who worked in France for most of her career. Her paintings, mainly portraits of anonymous female sitters, are rendered in a...  more
  • 17
    Gwen Banta is an actress....
  • 18
    1950-07-09
    6

    BirthplaceOkemah, Oklahoma, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gwendolyn "Gwen" Guthrie (July 9, 1950 – February 3, 1999) was an American singer-songwriter and pianist, who also sang backing vocals for Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Peter Tosh, and...  more
  • 19
    1907-11-18
    6

    BirthplaceOrange, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Gwenyth Valmai Meredith OBE (18 November 1907 – 3 October 2006), also known by her married name Gwen Harrison, was an Australian author, dramatist and playwright, and radio writer. She is best known...  more
  • 20
    Gwen Field is a film producer....
  • 21
    1945-06-24
    1

    BirthplaceNebraska, United States of America

    Gwen E. Howard (born 1945) is a politician from the U.S. state of Nebraska. She served two terms in the Nebraska Legislature, from 2005 to 2013, representing an Omaha district. Howard was born Gwen...  more
  • 22
    1951-04-18
    1

    BirthplaceRacine, Wisconsin, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gwendolynne Sophia Moore (born April 18, 1951) is an American politician who is the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 4th congressional district, serving since 2005. In 2016, Moore was elected to...  more
  • 23
    1885-08-26
    1

    BirthplaceCambridge, United Kingdom

    Gwen Mary Raverat (née Darwin; 26 August 1885–11 February 1957), was an English wood engraver who was a founder member of the Society of Wood Engravers. Her memoir Period Piece was published in 1952....  more
  • 24
    1965-06-12
    1

    BirthplaceDecatur, Georgia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gwendolyn Lenna Torrence (born June 12, 1965) is a retired American sprinter and Olympic gold medalist. She was born in Decatur, Georgia. She attended Columbia High School and the University of...  more
  • 25
    1936-05-11
    3

    BirthplacePennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gwen Davis (born May 11, 1936) is an American novelist, playwright, screenwriter, songwriter, journalist and poet. Davis has written eighteen novels, including the sexy bestseller The Pretenders. ...  more
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