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Famous People Named Ida 

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Ever thought about how many famous people named Ida are out there? This list of celebrities named Ida will show you the most prominent people with that name, along with pictures and additional information about them when available. The famous Idas below include actors named Ida and athletes named Ida, but this list also includes doctors, teachers, or politicians named Ida who are notable in their fields. Some of the notable Idas below include Ida Lupino, Ida Ljungqvist, and Ida B. Wells.
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Ida Lupino is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Television director, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: Dec. at 77 (1918-1995)

Birthplace: Camberwell, London, United Kingdom

Ida Lupino (4 February 1918 – 3 August 1995) was an English-American actress, singer, director, and producer. She is widely regarded as one of the most prominent, and one of the only, female ...more

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Ida Ljungqvist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Model

Age: 37

Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Ida Ljungqvist (born September 27, 1981) is a Tanzanian-Swedish model and the first African-born person to be selected as a Playboy Playmate of the Month and the 50th Playmate of the Year.
Ida B. Wells is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Journalist, Women's rights activist

Age: Dec. at 69 (1862-1931)

Birthplace: Holly Springs, Mississippi

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931) was an African-American investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She was one of the founders ...more
Ida Haendel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Violinist

Age: 90

Birthplace: Chełm, Second Polish Republic

Ida Haendel, (born 15 December 1928) is a Polish-British violinist. Haendel was a child prodigy. Her career spans over seven decades. She became an influential teacher.
Ida Maria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Musician, Singer

Age: 34

Birthplace: Nesna, Norway

Ida Maria Børli Sivertsen ( EE-də; born 13 July 1984), better known simply as Ida Maria, is a Norwegian musician and songwriter. Her first album, Fortress Round My Heart, was released in ...more
Ida Presti is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Ida

Age: Dec. at 43 (1924-1967)

Birthplace: Suresnes, France

Ida Presti (31 May 1924 – 24 April 1967) was a French classical guitarist and composer. She first came to prominence as a child prodigy, before maturing into what Alice Artzt has called ...more

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Ida Saxton McKinley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Ida

Age: Dec. at 60 (1847-1907)

Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States of America

Ida McKinley (née Saxton; June 8, 1847 – May 26, 1907) was the First Lady of the United States from 1897 until 1901.
Ida Cox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Singer

Age: Dec. at 71 (1896-1967)

Birthplace: Toccoa, Georgia, United States of America

Ida Cox (born Ida M. Prather, February 26, 1888 or 1896 – November 10, 1967) was an American singer and vaudeville performer, best known for her blues performances and recordings. She was billed ...more
Ida Applebroog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Painter, Artist

Age: 89

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

Ida Applebroog (born November 11, 1929) is an American multi-media artist who is best-known for her paintings and sculptures that explore the themes of gender, sexual identity, violence and ...more
Ida Tarbell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Journalist

Age: Dec. at 87 (1857-1944)

Birthplace: Amity Township, Pennsylvania

Ida Minerva Tarbell (November 5, 1857 – January 6, 1944) was an American writer, investigative journalist, biographer and lecturer. She was one of the leading muckrakers of the Progressive Era ...more
Ida Marcussen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Track and field athlete

Age: 31

Birthplace: Kristiansand, Norway

Ida Marcussen (born 1 November 1987 in Kristiansand) is a Norwegian heptathlete. She represents IK Våg, having changed clubs from Kristiansands IF in 2006. As a junior athlete she finished ...more
Ida Ingemarsdotter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Cross-country skier, Athlete

Age: 33

Birthplace: Sveg, Sweden

Ida Maria Erika Ingemarsdotter (born 26 April 1985) is a Swedish cross-country skier who has been competing since 2003. She finished eighth in the individual sprint at the 2007 FIS Nordic World ...more
Ida Straus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Ida Straus

Age: Dec. at 63 (1849-1912)

Birthplace: Worms, Germany

Rosalie Ida Straus (née Blun; February 6, 1849 – April 15, 1912) was an American homemaker and wife of the co-owner of the Macy's department store. She and her husband Isidor died on ...more
Ida Kavafian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Ida Kavafian Violinist

Age: 66

Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

Ida Kavafian (Armenian: Իդա Քավաֆյան) (born October 29, 1952 in Istanbul) is an American classical violinist and violist.
Ida is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Ida is an indie rock band from New York City. They are known for their three-part harmonies; sparse, minimal, often quiet arrangements; and their three singer-songwriters. Their music shows ...more

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Ida Rolf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Chemist, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 83 (1896-1979)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Ida Pauline Rolf (May 19, 1896 – March 19, 1979) was a biochemist and the creator of Structural Integration or "Rolfing".
Ida Mae Martinez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Ida

Age: Dec. at 79 (1931-2010)

Birthplace: New London, Connecticut, United States of America

Ida Mae Martinez Selenkow (September 9, 1931 – January 19, 2010) was an American professional wrestler in the 1950s, known as Ida Mae Martinez. After her retirement in 1960, she appeared in the ...more
Ida Rubinstein is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Ida Rubinstein Ballet Dancer

Age: Dec. at 75 (1885-1960)

Birthplace: Kharkiv, Soviet Union

Ida Lvovna Rubinstein (Russian: И́да Льво́вна Рубинште́йн; 5 October [O.S. 21 September] 1883 – 20 September 1960) was a Russian dancer, actress, art patron and Belle Époque figure. She ...more
Ida Kar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Ida Kar

Age: Dec. at 66 (1908-1974)

Birthplace: Tambov, Russia

Ida Kar (8 April 1908 – 24 December 1974) was a photographer active mainly in London after 1945. She took many black-and-white portraits of artists and writers. Her solo show of photographs at ...more
Ida McKinley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Ida

Age: Dec. at 0 (1873-1873)

Ida McKinley is the daughter of William McKinley.
Ida Jenbach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Screenwriter, Playwright

Birthplace: Miskolc, Hungary

Hungarian born Ida Jenbach was a playwright and screenwriter for German and Austrian cinema during the 1920s. She was one of the authors of the spirited farce Opera Ball that appeared at the ...more
Ida Kamińska is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Actor

Age: Died at 81 (1899-1980)

Birthplace: Odessa, Ukraine

Ida Kamińska (September 18, 1899 – May 21, 1980) was a Polish actress and director. Known mainly for her work in the theatre, she was the daughter of Ester Rachel Kamińska who was known as the ...more
Ida Noddack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Physicist, Chemist

Age: Dec. at 82 (1896-1978)

Birthplace: Rhine Province, Germany

Ida Noddack (25 February 1896 – 24 September 1978), née Tacke, was a German chemist and physicist. In 1934 she was the first to mention the idea later named nuclear fission. With her ...more
Ida B. Robinson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Evangelist, Bishop, Pastor

Age: Dec. at 55 (1891-1946)

Birthplace: Hazlehurst, Georgia

Ida B. Robinson (August 3, 1891 – April 20, 1946) was an American Pentecostal-Holiness and Charismatic denominational leader. She was the founder, first Senior Bishop and President of the Mount ...more
Ida Altman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Ida
Historian

Age: 69

Ida Louise Altman (born 1950) is an American historian of colonial Spain and Latin America. Her book Emigrants and Society received the 1990 Herbert E. Bolton Prize of the Conference on Latin ...more