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Who Is The Most Famous Helen In The World?

Updated November 24, 2020 647 votes 44 voters 23.8k views74 items

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

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

Helen Mirren is certainly one of the most famous Helens on this list. One of the famous actresses named Helen, she is an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony award-winner. The Queen, Gosford Park, and Woman in Gold are among her notable films.

Another of the famous people with the first name Helen is Helen Keller. She was an author and activist famous for becoming the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Her time with her teacher, Anne Sullivan, was depicted in the film, The Miracle Worker.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Helen? Just add them to the list!

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    Helen Hunt

    1963-06-15
    Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an American actress, director, and screenwriter....  more

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    Helen Mirren

    1945-07-26
    Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, (born 26 July 1945) is an English actor. Mirren began her acting...  more

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    Helen Keller

    1880-06-27
    Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist,...  more

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    Helen Gurley Brown (February 18, 1922 – August 13, 2012; born Helen Marie Gurley) was an...  more
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    Helen Slater

    1963-12-15
    Helen Rachel Slater (born December 15, 1963) is an American actress, singer and songwriter....  more
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    Helen Fielding

    1958-02-19
    Helen Fielding (born 1958) is an English novelist and screenwriter, best known as the creator...  more
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    Helen Skelton

    1983-07-19
    Helen Elizabeth Skelton (born 19 July 1983) is an English television presenter and actress....  more
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    Helen Flanagan

    1990-08-07
    Helen Joyce Gabriel Flanagan (born 7 August 1990) is an English actress and model. She played...  more
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    Helen Gibson

    1892-08-27
    Helen Gibson (August 27, 1892 – October 10, 1977) was an American film actress, vaudeville...  more
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    Helen Marnie

    1978-02-21
    Helen Marnie is a Scottish musician, known as the lead vocalist and one of the keyboardists...  more
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    Helen Reddy

    1941-10-25
    Helen Maxine Reddy (25 October 1941 – 29 September 2020) was an Australian singer, actor and...  more
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    Helen McCrory

    1968-08-17
    Helen Elizabeth McCrory (born 17 August 1968) is a British actress. McCrory portrayed Cherie...  more

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    Helen Thomas

    1920-08-04
    Helen Amelia Thomas (August 4, 1920 – July 20, 2013) was an American reporter and author best...  more
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    Helen Hayes

    1900-10-10
    Helen Hayes MacArthur (née Brown; October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993) was an American actress...  more

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    Helen Kane

    1904-08-04
    Helen Kane (born Helen Clare Schroeder, August 4, 1904 – September 26, 1966) was an American...  more
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    Helen Newington Wills (October 6, 1905 – January 1, 1998), also known as Helen Wills Moody and...  more
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    Helen Mack

    1913-11-12
    Helen Mack (November 13, 1913 – August 13, 1986) was an American actress. Mack started her...  more
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    Helen Shaver

    1951-02-24
    Helen Shaver (born February 24, 1951) is a Canadian actress and film and television director....  more
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    Helen Clark

    1950-02-26
    Helen Elizabeth Clark (born 26 February 1950) is a New Zealand politician who served as the...  more
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    Helen Lederer

    1954-09-24
    Helen Margaret Lederer (born 24 September 1954) is an English comedian, writer and actress who...  more
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    Helen Levitt

    1913-08-31
    Helen Levitt (August 31, 1913 – March 29, 2009) was an American photographer. She was...  more
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    Helen Sharman

    1963-05-30
    Helen Patricia Sharman, CMG, OBE, HonFRSC (born 30 May 1963) is a chemist who became the first...  more
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    Helen Johnson-Leipold is an American billionaire businesswoman, the daughter of Samuel Curtis...  more
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    Helen Shapiro

    1946-09-28
    Helen Kate Shapiro (born 28 September 1946) is an English pop singer, jazz singer and actress....  more

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    Helen Jacobs

    1908-08-06
    Helen Hull Jacobs (August 6, 1908 – June 2, 1997) was an American tennis player who won nine...  more

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