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Famous People Named Helen 

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If your name is Helen, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Helen, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Helen can you think of? The famous Helens below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Helen, athletes named Helen, and even political figures named Helen. The music industry is no stranger to the name Helen, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Helen are worth mentioning? This list includes Helen Mirren, Helen Hunt, Helen Flanagan and Helen Keller. To read more about these notable people named Helen, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 73

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, (born 26 July 1945) is an English actor. Mirren began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967 and is one of the few performers who have achieved the ...more

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Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Pacifist, Lecturer, Author

Age: Dec. at 88 (1880-1968)

Birthplace: Tuscumbia, United States of America, Alabama, Colbert County

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of ...more

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Helen Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Actor

Age: 28

Birthplace: Bury, United Kingdom

Helen Joyce Gabriel Flanagan (born 7 August 1990) is an English actress and model. She played the role of Rosie Webster in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2000–2012 and reprised the ...more
Helen Hayes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Actor

Age: Dec. at 93 (1900-1993)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Helen Hayes MacArthur (née Brown; October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993) was an American actress whose career spanned 80 years. She eventually received the nickname "First Lady of ...more

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Helen Slater is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Singer-songwriter, Actor

Age: 55

Birthplace: Bethpage, New York, United States of America

Helen Rachel Slater (born December 15, 1963) is an American actress, singer and songwriter. She played the title role in the 1984 film Supergirl, and returned to the 2015 TV series of the same ...more

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Helen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Actor, Dancer

Age: 80

Birthplace: Myanmar, Yangon

Helen Ann Richardson Khan (born Helen Ann Richardson on 21 November 1938), popularly known as only Helen (Hindi pronunciation: [heːleːn]), is a Burma-born Indian film actress and dancer working ...more
Helen Reddy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Actor, Singer

Age: 77

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Helen Maxine Reddy (born 25 October 1941) is an Australian singer, actor and activist. Born in Melbourne, Victoria to a show-business family, Reddy started her career as an entertainer at age ...more
Helen Thomas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Journalist, Author, Writer

Age: Dec. at 93 (1920-2013)

Birthplace: Winchester, Kentucky, United States of America

Helen Amelia Thomas (August 4, 1920 – July 20, 2013) was an American reporter and author best known for her longtime membership in the White House press corps. She covered the White House during ...more
Helen Gurley Brown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Editor, Businessperson, Author

Age: Dec. at 90 (1922-2012)

Birthplace: USA, Green Forest, Arkansas

Helen Gurley Brown (February 18, 1922 – August 13, 2012; born Helen Marie Gurley) was an American author, publisher, and businesswoman. She was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for ...more
Helen Wills Moody is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Tennis player

Age: Dec. at 93 (1905-1998)

Birthplace: Fremont, California

Helen Newington Wills (October 6, 1905 – January 1, 1998), also known as Helen Wills Moody and Helen Wills Roark, was an American tennis player. She became famous around the world for holding ...more

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Helen Skelton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Television presenter, Actor, Presenter

Age: 35

Birthplace: Kirkby Thore, England

Helen Elizabeth Skelton (born 19 July 1983) is an English television presenter and actress. She co-presented the BBC children's programme Blue Peter from 2008 until 2013, and since 2014 has been ...more
Helen Shaver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 68

Birthplace: St. Thomas, Canada

Helen Shaver (born February 24, 1951) is a Canadian actress and film and television director. She has received Emmy and Saturn Award nominations, among other honours.
Helen Sharman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Chemist, Astronaut

Age: 55

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Helen Patricia Sharman, CMG, OBE, HonFRSC (born 30 May 1963) is a chemist who became the first British cosmonaut and the first woman to visit the Mir space station in May 1991.
Helen Kane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Actor, Singer

Age: Dec. at 62 (1904-1966)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Helen Kane (born Helen Clare Schroeder, August 4, 1904 – September 26, 1966) was an American singer. Her signature song was "I Wanna Be Loved by You". Kane's voice and appearance were ...more
Helen Levitt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer

Age: Dec. at 96 (1913-2009)

Birthplace: Bensonhurst, New York City, New York

Helen Levitt (August 31, 1913 – March 29, 2009) was an American photographer. She was particularly noted for street photography around New York City, and has been called "the most ...more
Helen Marnie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Musician, Model

Age: 41

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Helen Marnie is a Scottish musician, known as the lead vocalist and one of the keyboardists and songwriters of the electronic band Ladytron. In 2012, she started a solo career as Marnie and ...more
Helen Lederer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 64

Birthplace: Carmarthen, United Kingdom

Helen Margaret Lederer (born 24 September 1954) is an English comedian, writer and actress who emerged as part of the alternative comedy boom at the beginning of the 1980s. Among her television ...more
Helen Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Tennis player

Age: Dec. at 89 (1908-1997)

Birthplace: Globe, Arizona

Helen Hull Jacobs (August 6, 1908 – June 2, 1997) was an American tennis player who won nine Grand Slam titles. She was born in Globe, Arizona, United States.

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Helen Mack is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Film Producer, Actor, Writer

Age: Dec. at 73 (1913-1986)

Birthplace: Rock Island, Illinois, United States of America

Helen Mack (November 13, 1913 – August 13, 1986) was an American actress. Mack started her career as a child actress in silent films, moving on to Broadway plays, and touring one of the ...more
Helen Clark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Politician, Lecturer

Age: 69

Birthplace: Hamilton, New Zealand

Helen Elizabeth Clark (born 26 February 1950) is a New Zealand politician who served as the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1999 to 2008, and was the Administrator of the United Nations ...more
Helen McCrory is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 47

Birthplace: Paddington, London, England

Helen Elizabeth McCrory (born 17 August 1968) is a British actress. McCrory portrayed Cherie Blair in both The Queen (2006) and The Special Relationship (2010). She also portrayed Francoise in ...more
Helen Svedin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Fashion Model

Age: 42

Birthplace: Sollefteå, Sweden

Helen Svedin (born 22 October 1976) is a Swedish model and the wife of Portuguese footballer Luís Figo. The face of H&M, Svedin is married to former Portuguese footballer Luís ...more
Helen Adam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Poet, Writer, Photographer

Age: Dec. at 84 (1909-1993)

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Helen Adam (December 2, 1909 in Glasgow, Scotland – September 19, 1993 in New York City) was a Scottish poet, collagist and photographer who was part of a literary movement contemporaneous to ...more
Helen Johnson-Leipold is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Businessperson

Birthplace: Racine, Wisconsin

Helen Johnson-Leipold is an American billionaire businesswoman, the daughter of Samuel Curtis Johnson, Jr., who died in 2004, and Imogene Powers Johnson and the great great granddaughter of S. ...more
Helen Shapiro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Actor, Singer

Age: 72

Birthplace: Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom

Helen Kate Shapiro (born 28 September 1946) is an English pop singer, jazz singer and actress. She is best known for her two 1961 UK chart toppers, "You Don't Know" and "Walkin' ...more

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