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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
Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE, is an English actor. Mirren has won an Academy Award for Best Actress, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress ...more
Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Pacifist, Lecturer, Author
Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne ...more
Helen Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Actor
Helen Joyce Gabriel Flanagan is an English actress, model, and television personality. She is best known for playing the role of Rosie Webster in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2000 ...more
Helen Hayes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Actor
Helen Hayes MacArthur was an American actress whose career spanned almost 80 years. She eventually garnered the nickname "First Lady of the American Theatre" and was one of twelve ...more
Helen Slater is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Singer-songwriter, Actor
Helen Slater is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She appeared as the Kryptonian superheroine in TriStar's 1984 film Supergirl. In the following years, she starred in several successful ...more
Helen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Actor, Dancer
Helen Jairag Richardson is an Anglo-Burmese Indian film actress and dancer, working in Hindi films. She is the step-mother of Salman Khan and has appeared in over 500 films. She is often cited ...more
Helen Reddy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Actor, Singer
Helen Maxine Lamond Reddy is an Australian American singer, actress, and activist. In the 1970s, she enjoyed international success, especially in the United States, where she placed 15 singles ...more
Helen Thomas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Journalist, Author, Writer
Helen Amelia Thomas was an American author and news service reporter, member of the White House press corps and opinion columnist. She worked for the United Press and post-1958 successor United ...more
Helen Gurley Brown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Editor, Businessperson, Author
Helen Gurley Brown was an American author, publisher, and businesswoman. She was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years.
Helen Wills Moody is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Tennis player
Helen Newington Wills, also known as Helen Wills Moody and Helen Wills Roark, was an American tennis player. She has been described as "the first American born woman to achieve ...more
Helen Skelton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Television presenter, Actor, Presenter
Helen Elizabeth Skelton-Myler is a British television presenter, best known for co-presenting the BBC children's programme Blue Peter from 2008 until 2013. Since 2013, she has co-presented the ...more
Helen Shaver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
Helen Shaver 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
Helen Patricia Sharman, OBE PhD, is a British chemist who became the first Briton in space and the first woman to visit the Mir space station in 1991. Sharman was born in Grenoside, Sheffield, ...more
Helen Kane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Actor, Singer
Helen Kane was an American popular singer; her signature song was "I Wanna Be Loved By You." Kane's voice and appearance were a likely source for Fleischer Studios animator Grim ...more
Helen Levitt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer
Helen Levitt was an American photographer. She was particularly noted for "street photography" around New York City, and has been called "the most celebrated and least known
Helen Marnie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Musician, Model
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
Helen Lederer is a British comedian, writer and actress who emerged as part of the alternative comedy boom at the beginning of the 1980s.
Helen Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Tennis player
Helen Hull Jacobs was a World No. 1 American female tennis player who won ten Grand Slam titles. She was born in Globe, Arizona, United States.
Helen Mack is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Film Producer, Actor, Writer
Helen Mack was an American actress. Mack started her career as a child actress in silent films, moving on to Broadway plays, and touring the vaudeville circuit. Her greater success as an actress ...more
Helen Clark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Politician, Lecturer
Helen Elizabeth Clark, ONZ SSI is the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, and was the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand. As Prime Minister she served three consecutive ...more
Helen McCrory is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Actor, Voice acting
Helen Elizabeth McCrory is a British actress. She portrayed Cherie Blair in both The Queen and The Special Relationship. She also portrayed Narcissa Malfoy in the final three Harry Potter films; ...more
Helen Svedin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Fashion Model
Helen Svedin is a Swedish model. The face of H&M, Svedin is married to former Portuguese footballer Luís Figo. They met in 1996 at a Joaquín Cortés show in Barcelona. ...more
Helen Adam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Poet, Writer, Photographer
Helen Adam was a Scottish poet, collagist and photographer who was an c, a literary movement contemporaneous to the Beat Generation that occurred in San Francisco during the 1950s and 1960s. ...more
Helen Johnson-Leipold is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Businessperson
Helen Johnson-Leipold is the daughter of Samuel Curtis Johnson, Jr., who died in 2004, and Imogene Powers Johnson and the great great granddaughter of S. C. Johnson & Son founder Samuel ...more
Helen Shapiro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Helen
Actor, Singer
Helen Kate Shapiro is an English pop/Jazz singer and actress. She is best known for her 1960s UK chart toppers, "You Don't Know" and "Walkin' Back to Happiness".