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Ever thought about how many famous people named Harriet are out there? This list of celebrities named Harriet will show you the most prominent people with that name, along with pictures and additional information about them when available. The famous Harriets below include actors named Harriet and athletes named Harriet, but this list also includes doctors, teachers, or politicians named Harriet who are notable in their fields. Some of the notable Harriets below include Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Harriet Nelson.
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Harriet Tubman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Activist, Writer
Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, a Union spy. Tubman escaped and subsequently made about thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy families and friends, ...more

Harriet Beecher Stowe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Novelist, Author, Writer
Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin was a depiction of life for African Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel ...more

Harriet Nelson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Actor, Singer
Harriet Nelson was an American singer and actress. Nelson is best known for her role on the long-running sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

Harriet Andersson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Actor
Harriet Andersson is a Swedish actress, best known outside Sweden for being part of director Ingmar Bergman's stock company. She often played impulsive working class characters and quickly ...more

Harriet Quimby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Pilot, Journalist, Screenwriter
Harriet Quimby was an early American aviator and a movie screenwriter. In 1911, she was awarded a U.S. pilot's certificate by the Aero Club of America, becoming the first woman to gain a pilot's ...more

Harriet Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Harriet

Harriet Sansom Harris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Actor
Harriet Sansom Harris, often credited as Harriet Harris, is an American actress best known for her portrayals of Bebe Glazer on Frasier and Felicia Tilman on Desperate Housewives. She won a Tony ...more

Harriet Martineau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Philosopher
Harriet Martineau was an English social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first female sociologist. Martineau wrote many books and a multitude of essays from a sociological, holistic, ...more

Harriet E. MacGibbon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Actor
Harriet E. MacGibbon was an American actress.

Harriet Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Singer
Harriet Wheeler is an English singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the 1980s/1990s alternative rock band, The Sundays.

Harriet Walter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Actor
Dame Harriet Mary Walter, DBE is an English actress, best known for her work in the theatre. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000 and Dame Commander of the ...more

Harriet Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Actor
Harriet Amelia Thorpe is an English actress. She trained at London's Central School of Speech and Drama.

Harriet Cohen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Harriet Cohen Pianist
Harriet Cohen CBE was a British pianist.

Harriet Ziefert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Harriet Ziefert Author
Harriet Ziefert is an American children's author. She has written several hundred children's books, including the Little Hippo series. Notable illustrators of her books include Emilie Boon and ...more

Harriet Goodhue Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Harriet Goodhue Hosmer Sculptor
Harriet Goodhue Hosmer was an American sculptor, now considered the most famous female sculptor in America during the nineteenth century. Among other technical innovations, she pioneered a ...more

Harriet A. Washington is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Scholar, Researcher
Harriet A. Washington is an American writer. She is the author of the book Medical Apartheid, which won the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. Washington was born in Fort ...more

Harriet Zuckerman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Harriet Zuckerman
Harriet Zuckerman is an American sociologist who specializes in the sociology of science. She is Senior Vice President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and professor emerita of Columbia

Harriet Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Harriet Metcalf
Harriet Morris Metcalf is a six-time USA national/ Olympic team member in women's rowing, who won a Gold medal in rowing at the 1984 Summer Olympics for the Women's Eight. She is openly

Harriet Taylor Mill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Harriet Taylor Mill Philosopher
Harriet Taylor Mill was a philosopher and women's rights advocate. Her second husband was John Stuart Mill, one of the pre-eminent thinkers of the 19th century. Her extant corpus of writing can ...more

Harriet Harman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Politician, Solicitor, Lawyer
Harriet Ruth Harman, QC MP is a British Labour Party politician and Member of Parliament for Camberwell and Peckham since 1982. She has been Deputy Leader of the Labour Party since 2007, and is ...more

Harriet Hoctor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Ballet Dancer, Dancer
Harriet Hoctor was a ballerina, dancer, actress and instructor from Hoosick Falls, New York. Composer George Gershwin composed a symphonic orchestral piece specifically for Hoctor in the film ...more

Harriet Shaw Weaver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Activist, Editor, Social activist
Harriet Shaw Weaver was a political activist and a magazine editor. She was a patron of Irish writer James Joyce. Harriet Shaw Weaver was born in Frodsham, Cheshire, the sixth of eight children ...more

Harriet Frank Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Film Producer, Screenwriter
Harriet Frank, Jr. is an American film writer and producer. Working alongside her husband, Irving Ravetch, Frank received numerous awards during her lengthy career, including the New York Film ...more

Harriet Leve is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Theatrical producer, Film Producer
Harriet Newman Leve is a four-time Tony Award–winning Broadway producer.

Harriet Adams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Harriet
Publisher, Writer
Harriet Stratemeyer Adams was an American juvenile mystery novelist and publisher who authored some 200 books over her literary career. She wrote many books in the Nancy Drew series and a few in ...more