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Who Is The Most Famous Helen In The World?

Updated November 24, 2020 638 votes 37 voters 23.1k 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 Hunt1
    30

    Helen Hunt

    1963-06-15

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, Culver City, California

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

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  • Helen Mirren2
    21

    Helen Mirren

    1945-07-26

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • Helen Gurley Brown3
    20

    BirthplaceGreen Forest, Arkansas, United States of America

    Helen Gurley Brown (February 18, 1922 – August 13, 2012; born Helen Marie Gurley) was an...  more
  • Helen Keller4
    17

    Helen Keller

    1880-06-27

    BirthplaceTuscumbia, Alabama, USA

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

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  • Helen Slater5
    17

    Helen Slater

    1963-12-15

    BirthplaceBethpage, New York, USA

    Helen Rachel Slater (born December 15, 1963) is an American actress, singer and songwriter....  more
  • Helen Skelton6
    12

    Helen Skelton

    1983-07-19

    BirthplaceKirkby Thore, England

    Helen Elizabeth Skelton (born 19 July 1983) is an English television presenter and actress....  more
  • Helen Fielding7
    17

    Helen Fielding

    1958-02-19

    BirthplaceMorley, United Kingdom

    Helen Fielding (born 1958) is an English novelist and screenwriter, best known as the creator...  more
  • Helen Flanagan8
    17

    Helen Flanagan

    1990-08-07

    BirthplaceBury, United Kingdom

    Helen Joyce Gabriel Flanagan (born 7 August 1990) is an English actress and model. She played...  more
  • Helen Marnie9
    17

    Helen Marnie

    1978-02-21

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Helen Marnie is a Scottish musician, known as the lead vocalist and one of the keyboardists...  more
  • Helen Reddy10
    11

    Helen Reddy

    1941-10-25

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Helen Maxine Reddy (25 October 1941 – 29 September 2020) was an Australian singer, actor and...  more
  • Helen Gibson11
    15

    Helen Gibson

    1892-08-27

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Helen Gibson (August 27, 1892 – October 10, 1977) was an American film actress, vaudeville...  more
  • Helen McCrory12
    12

    Helen McCrory

    1968-08-17

    BirthplacePaddington, London, United Kingdom

    Helen Elizabeth McCrory (born 17 August 1968) is a British actress. McCrory portrayed Cherie...  more
  • Helen Thomas13
    12

    Helen Thomas

    1920-08-04

    BirthplaceWinchester, Kentucky, United States of America

    Helen Amelia Thomas (August 4, 1920 – July 20, 2013) was an American reporter and author best...  more
  • Helen Hayes14
    11

    Helen Hayes

    1900-10-10

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

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

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  • Helen Kane15
    15

    Helen Kane

    1904-08-04

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Helen Kane (born Helen Clare Schroeder, August 4, 1904 – September 26, 1966) was an American...  more
  • Helen Wills Moody16

    BirthplaceFremont, California

    Helen Newington Wills (October 6, 1905 – January 1, 1998), also known as Helen Wills Moody and...  more
  • Helen Mack17
    10

    Helen Mack

    1913-11-12

    BirthplaceRock Island, Illinois, United States of America

    Helen Mack (November 13, 1913 – August 13, 1986) was an American actress. Mack started her...  more
  • Helen Shaver18
    14

    Helen Shaver

    1951-02-24

    BirthplaceSt. Thomas, Canada

    Helen Shaver (born February 24, 1951) is a Canadian actress and film and television director....  more
  • Helen Clark19
    7

    Helen Clark

    1950-02-26

    BirthplaceHamilton, New Zealand

    Helen Elizabeth Clark (born 26 February 1950) is a New Zealand politician who served as the...  more
  • Helen Lederer20
    11

    Helen Lederer

    1954-09-24

    BirthplaceCarmarthen, United Kingdom

    Helen Margaret Lederer (born 24 September 1954) is an English comedian, writer and actress who...  more
  • Helen Levitt21
    11

    Helen Levitt

    1913-08-31

    BirthplaceBensonhurst, New York City, New York

    Helen Levitt (August 31, 1913 – March 29, 2009) was an American photographer. She was...  more
  • Helen Sharman22
    14

    Helen Sharman

    1963-05-30

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Helen Patricia Sharman, CMG, OBE, HonFRSC (born 30 May 1963) is a chemist who became the first...  more
  • Helen Johnson-Leipold23
    Helen Johnson-Leipold is an American billionaire businesswoman, the daughter of Samuel Curtis...  more
  • Helen Shapiro24
    12

    Helen Shapiro

    1946-09-28

    BirthplaceLondon, England

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

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  • Helen Jacobs25
    8

    Helen Jacobs

    1908-08-06

    BirthplaceGlobe, Arizona

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

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