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Who Is The Most Famous Harriet In The World?

Updated January 25, 2021 345 votes 25 voters 6.2k views41 items

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

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

Harriet Tubman is certainly one of the most famous Harriets on this list. One of the famous activists named Harriet, she was an abolitionist who rescued dozens of enslaved people. She was also an advocate for women's right to vote.

Another of the famous people with the first name Harriet is Harriet Beecher Stowe. She was an abolitionist and author. She is best known for writing the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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    Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross, c. March 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an American...  more

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    Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (; June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist...  more

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    Harriet Andersson (born 14 February 1932) is a Swedish actress, best known outside Sweden for...  more
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    Harriet Nelson

    1909-07-18
    Harriet Nelson (formerly Hilliard; born Peggy Lou Snyder; July 18, 1909 – October 2, 1994) was...  more
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    Harriet Sansom Harris (born January 8, 1955), often credited as Harriet Harris, is an American...  more
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    Harriet Quimby

    1875-05-11
    Harriet Quimby (May 11, 1875 – July 1, 1912) was an early American aviator and a movie...  more
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    Harriet Martineau (; 12 June 1802 – 27 June 1876) was a British social theorist and Whig...  more
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    Harriet Thorpe

    1957-06-08
    Harriet Amelia Thorpe (born 8 June 1957) is an English actress. Thorpe trained at London's...  more
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    Harriet Wheeler

    1963-06-26
    Harriet Wheeler (born 26 June 1963) is an English singer and songwriter, best known as the...  more
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    Harriet Cohen

    1895-12-02
    Harriet Pearl Alice Cohen CBE (2 December 1895 – 13 November 1967) was a British pianist....  more
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    Harriet Goodhue Hosmer

    1830-10-09
    Harriet Goodhue Hosmer (October 9, 1830 – February 21, 1908) was a neoclassical sculptor,...  more
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    Harriet Walter

    1950-09-24
    Dame Harriet Mary Walter (born 24 September 1950) is an English stage and screen actress. Her...  more
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    Harriet Metcalf

    1958-03-25
    Harriet Morris "Holly" Metcalf (born March 25, 1958) is a six-time USA national/ Olympic team...  more
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    Harriet Taylor Mill

    1807-10-08
    Harriet Taylor Mill (née Hardy; London, 8 October 1807 – Avignon, 3 November 1858) was a...  more
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    Harriet Harman

    1950-07-30
    Harriet Ruth Harman (born 30 July 1950) is a British solicitor and Labour Party politician...  more
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    Harriet Ann Jacobs (February 11, 1813 – March 7, 1897) was an African-American writer who...  more
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    Harriet Hoctor

    1905-09-25
    Harriet Hoctor (September 25, 1905 – June 9, 1977) was a ballerina, dancer, actress and...  more
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    Harriet Shaw Weaver (1 September 1876 – 14 October 1961) was a political activist and a...  more
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    Harriet Brooks

    1876-07-02
    Harriet Brooks (July 2, 1876 – April 17, 1933) was the first Canadian female nuclear...  more
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    Harriet A. Washington is an American writer. She is the author of the book Medical Apartheid,...  more
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    Harriet Frank Jr. (born March 2, 1917) is an American film writer and producer. Working...  more
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    Harriet Miers

    1945-08-10
    Harriet Ellan Miers (born August 10, 1945) is an American lawyer who served as White House...  more
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    Harriet Hammond

    1899-10-20
    Harriet Hammond (October 20, 1899 – September 23, 1991) was an American actress of the silent...  more
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    Harriet Backer

    1845-01-21
    Harriet Backer (21 January 1845 – 25 March 1932) was a Norwegian painter who achieved...  more
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    Harriet E. Wilson

    1825-03-15
    For the Regency courtesan, see Harriette Wilson.Harriet E. Wilson (March 15, 1825 – June 28,...  more