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Ian Gillan was the lead vocalist for two popular rock bands of the 70's and 80's, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, while also singing on the original recording of Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar as Jesus. Sexy heartthrob Ian Somerhalder has appeared on many TV dramas, such as The Vampire Diaries and Lost. And, most famously, Ian Mckellen has won a SAG Award, Emmy, Tony, Golden Globe, six Laurence Olivier Awards, and is a very active charity worker and activist. Need we say more?

Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Businessperson, Screenwriter, Actor
Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn ...more

Ian Somerhalder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Model, Actor, Philanthropist
Ian Joseph Somerhalder is an American actor, model and director. He is known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in The CW's supernatural drama The Vampire

Ian Holm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Actor, Voice acting
Sir Ian Holm CBE is an English actor known for his stage work and many film roles. He received the 1967 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his performance as Lenny in The Homecoming and the ...more

Ian McShane is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Television director, Television producer, Actor
Ian David McShane is an English actor, director, producer and voice artist. Despite appearing in numerous films, McShane is best known for his television roles, particularly BBC's Lovejoy and ...more

Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Baseball player
Ian Michael Kinsler is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. He formerly played for the Texas Rangers. He is listed at 6' 0" and ...more

Ian Curtis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Songwriter, Musician, Singer
Ian Kevin Curtis was an English musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division. Joy Division released their debut album, ...more

Ian Anderson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician
Ian Scott Anderson, MBE is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his work as the lead vocalist, flautist and acoustic guitarist of British rock band Jethro Tull. ...more

Ian Gillan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Film Score Composer, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Ian Gillan is an English rock vocalist and songwriter. He originally found commercial success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple. Initially influenced by Elvis Presley, Gillan ...more

Ian Rush is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Footballer
Ian James Rush, MBE, is a Welsh former footballer. Rush played for Liverpool F.C. from 1980-1987 and 1988-1996, and is the club's all-time leading goalscorer, having scored a total of 346 goals ...more

Ian Paice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter
Ian Anderson Paice is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the English Rock band Deep Purple. As of Jon Lord's departure in 2002, he is the only continuous member of the band, and ...more

Ian McDiarmid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Theatre Director, Actor
Ian McDiarmid is a Scottish actor and director. He has appeared in 47 films since 1976. Internationally, he is most famous for his role as Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars film series.

Ian Fraser Kilmister is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Bassist, Songwriter, Musician
Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister is an English rock musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, principal songwriter and the founding and sole constant member of the rock and ...more

Ian Brady is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Ian

Ian Harding is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Ian

Ian Wright is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Footballer, Presenter
Ian Edward Wright, MBE is an English former professional footballer turned television and radio personality. Wright enjoyed success with London clubs Crystal Palace and Arsenal, spending six ...more

Ian Desmond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Baseball player
Ian M. Desmond is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. He was selected by the Montreal Expos in the third round of the 2004 Major ...more

Ian Hunter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Ian Hunter Patterson is an English singer-songwriter who is best known as the lead singer of the English rock band Mott the Hoople, from its inception in 1969 to its dissolution in 1974, and at ...more

Ian Paisley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Evangelist, Politician, Writer
Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Baron Bannside, PC was a unionist politician and Protestant religious leader from Northern Ireland. He became a Protestant evangelical minister in 1946 and would remain ...more

Ian Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Songwriter, Musician, Actor
Ian George Brown is an English musician. He was the lead singer of the alternative rock band The Stone Roses from their formation in 1984 until they broke up in 1996. Following the split he made ...more

Ian Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Athlete, Swimmer
Ian James Thorpe, OAM is an Australian swimmer who specialises in freestyle, but also competes in backstroke and the individual medley. He has won five Olympic gold medals, the most won by any ...more

Ian Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Baseball player
Ian Patrick Kennedy is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball. He has previously played for the New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks. ...more

Ian Fleming is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Journalist, Novelist, Author
Ian Lancaster Fleming was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer, best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. Fleming came from a wealthy family connected to the ...more

Ian Richardson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Actor, Voice acting
Ian William Richardson, CBE was a Scottish actor of film, stage and television. He is well known for his portrayal of the Machiavellian Tory politician Francis Urquhart in the BBC's House of ...more

Ian Anthony Dale is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Actor
Ian Anthony Dale is an American actor of Japanese, French and English descent.

Ian MacKaye is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Ian
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist
Ian Thomas Garner MacKaye is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, musician, label owner, and producer. Active since 1979, MacKaye is best known for being the frontman of the influential ...more