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Famous People Named Irene 

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

Which famous people named Irene are worth mentioning? This list includes Irene Dunne, Irene Cara, Irene Rosenfeld and Irène Némirovsky. To read more about these notable people named Irene, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Irene Dunne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Dec. at 92 (1898-1990)

Birthplace: USA, Kentucky, Louisville

Irene Dunne (born Irene Marie Dunn, December 20, 1898 – September 4, 1990) was an American film actress and singer of the 1930s, 1940s, and early 1950s. Dunne was nominated five times for the ...more

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Irene Cara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Age: 59

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Irene Cara Escalera (born March 18, 1959), known professionally as Irene Cara, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Cara sang and co-wrote the song 'Flashdance... What a ...more
Irene Rosenfeld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Age: 65

Birthplace: Westbury, New York

Irene Blecker Rosenfeld (born May 3, 1953) was the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Mondelēz International. Rosenfeld's career began at Dancer Fitzgerald Sample a New York City ...more
Irène Némi... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Dec. at 39 (1903-1942)

Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine

Irène Némirovsky (French: [iʁɛn nemiʁɔfski]; 24 February 1903 – 17 August 1942) was a novelist of Ukrainian Jewish origin born in Kiev Ukraine under the Russian Empire; she lived ...more
Irène Jacob is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Age: 52

Birthplace: Suresnes, France

Irène Marie Jacob (born 15 July 1966) is a French-Swiss actress known for her work with Polish film director Krzysztof Kieślowski. She won the 1991 Cannes Film Festival Award for Best ...more
Irene Skliva is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Age: 40

Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Irene Skliva (Irini Skliva; Greek: Ειρήνη Σκλήβα; born April 4, 1978 in Athens, Greece) is a Greek model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World 1996 in India.
Irene Kral is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Dec. at 46 (1932-1978)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Irene Kral (January 18, 1932 – August 15, 1978) was an American jazz singer who was born to Czechoslovakian parents in Chicago, Illinois, and settled in Los Angeles in the early 1960s. She died, ...more
Irene Choi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Choi is an actress.
Irene Esser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Age: 27

Birthplace: Puerto Ordaz and San Felix, Venezuela

Irene Sofía Esser Quintero is a Venezuelan actress and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Venezuela 2011. Esser grew up in Río Caribe, Sucre, Venezuela. She ...more
Irene Hervey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Dec. at 89 (1909-1998)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, Venice, USA, California

Irene Hervey (born Beulah Irene Herwick; July 11, 1909 – December 20, 1998) was an American film, stage, and television actress who appeared in over fifty films and numerous television series ...more
Irene Marie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Age: 68

Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida

Irene Marie (born August 22, 1950 in Miami Beach, Florida) is a former fashion model and founder of the eponymous South Beach model agency Irene Marie Models. Marie and her agency were the ...more
Irene Khan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Age: 62

Birthplace: Sylhet, Bangladesh

Irene Zubaida Khan (Bengali: আইরিন জোবায়দা খান; born 24 December 1956) is a Bangladeshi lawyer who served as the seventh Secretary General of Amnesty International (from 2001 to 2009). In 2011, ...more
Irene Papas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Age: 92

Birthplace: Chiliomodi, Greece

Irene Papas (or Pappas) (Greek: Ειρήνη Παππά, romanized: Eiríni Pappá [iˈrini paˈpa]; born 3 September 1929) is a retired Greek actress and occasional singer, who has starred in ...more
Irene Grandi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Age: 49

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

Irene Grandi (born 6 December 1969) is an Italian singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, actress and television host. During her career she has sung in Spanish and has performed duets in ...more
Irene Rich is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Dec. at 97 (1891-1988)

Birthplace: USA, Buffalo, New York

Irene Rich (born Irene Frances Luther; October 13, 1891 – April 22, 1988) was an American actress who worked in both silent films and talkies, as well as radio.
Irene Sáez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Sáez Age: 57

Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

Irene Lailin Sáez Conde (born 13 December 1961 in Chacao, Miranda, Venezuela) is a Venezuelan politician and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 1981. She has been a model, was the ...more
Irene Tsu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Age: 74

Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Irene Tsu (Chinese: 諸慧荷; born November 4, 1944) is a Chinese American actress who made her debut in the film adaptation of Flower Drum Song in 1961, and has had many subsequent roles in TV and ...more
Irene Ryan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Dec. at 71 (1902-1973)

Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States of America

Irene Ryan (born Jessie Irene Noblitt; October 17, 1902 – April 26, 1973) was an American actress who found success in vaudeville, radio, film, television, and Broadway. Ryan is most widely ...more
Irene Handl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Dec. at 86 (1901-1987)

Birthplace: Maida Vale, London, United Kingdom

Irene Handl (27 December 1901 – 29 November 1987) was a British character actress who appeared in over a hundred British films.
Irène Joliot-Curi... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Dec. at 59 (1897-1956)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Irène Joliot-Curie (French: [iʁɛn ʒɔljo kyʁi] (listen); 12 September 1897 – 17 March 1956) was a French scientist, the daughter of Marie Curie and Pierre Curie and the wife of ...more
Irene Worth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Age: Died at 86 (1916-2002)

Birthplace: Fairbury, Nebraska, USA

Irene Worth, CBE (June 23, 1916 – March 9, 2002) was an American stage and screen actress who became one of the leading stars of the British and American theatre. She pronounced her given name ...more
Irene Miracle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Age: 65

Birthplace: Stillwater, USA, Oklahoma

Irene Miracle (born January 24, 1954 in Stillwater, Oklahoma) is an American film and television actress and director.
Irene Tedrow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Dec. at 88 (1907-1995)

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Irene Tedrow (August 3, 1907 – March 10, 1995) was an American character actress in stage, film, television and radio. Among her most notable roles are Janet Archer in the radio series Meet ...more
Irene Sharaff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Dec. at 83 (1910-1993)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Irene Sharaff (January 23, 1910 – August 10, 1993) was an American costume designer for stage and screen. Her work earned her five Academy Awards and a Tony Award.
Irene Scharrer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Scharrer Dec. at 83 (1888-1971)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Irene Scharrer (2 February 1888 – 11 January 1971) was an English classical pianist. Irene Scharrer was born in London and studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Tobias Matthay.Scharrer made ...more