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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.
  • Ida Lupino

    Television director, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 77 (1918-1995)

    BirthplaceCamberwell, London, England, UK


    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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  • Age39

    BirthplaceDar 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....  more
  • Ida B. Wells

    Journalist, Women's rights activist

    AgeDec. at 69 (1862-1931)

    BirthplaceHolly 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 of...  more
  • Ida Haendel



    BirthplaceChełm, 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. ...  more
  • Ida Maria

    Musician, Singer


    BirthplaceNesna, 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 2008. In...  more
  • 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 "the greatest...  more
  • Ida McKinley (née Saxton; June 8, 1847 – May 26, 1907) was the First Lady of the United States from 1897 until 1901....  more
  • Ida Cox


    AgeDec. at 71 (1896-1967)

    BirthplaceToccoa, 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 as...  more
  • Ida Applebroog

    Painter, Artist


    BirthplaceNew 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 politics....  more
  • Ida Tarbell


    AgeDec. at 87 (1857-1944)

    BirthplaceAmity 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 of the...  more
  • Ida Marcussen

    Track and field athlete


    BirthplaceKristiansand, 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 sixth at...  more
  • Ida Ingemarsdotter

    Cross-country skier, Athlete


    BirthplaceSveg, 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 Ski...  more
  • Ida Straus

    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 board the RMS...  more
  • Ida Kavafian



    BirthplaceIstanbul, Turkey


    Ida Kavafian (Armenian: Իդա Քավաֆյան) (born October 29, 1952 in Istanbul) is an American classical violinist and violist. ...  more
  • 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 strong...  more

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  • Ida Rolf

    Chemist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 83 (1896-1979)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York


    Ida Pauline Rolf (May 19, 1896 – March 19, 1979) was a biochemist and the creator of Structural Integration or "Rolfing"....  more
  • 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 2004...  more
  • Ida Rubinstein

    Ballet Dancer

    AgeDec. at 75 (1885-1960)

    BirthplaceKharkiv, 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 performed...  more
  • Ida Kar

    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 the...  more
  • Ida McKinley is the daughter of William McKinley....  more
  • Ida Jenbach

    Screenwriter, Playwright

    BirthplaceMiskolc, 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 Little...  more
  • AgeDec. at 81 (1899-1980)

    BirthplaceOdessa, 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 Mother...  more
  • Ida Noddack

    Physicist, Chemist

    AgeDec. at 82 (1896-1978)

    BirthplaceRhine 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 husband Walter...  more
  • Ida B. Robinson

    Evangelist, Bishop

    AgeDec. at 55 (1891-1946)

    BirthplaceHazlehurst, 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 Sinai...  more
  • Ida Altman




    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