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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
Irene Dunne Irene Dunne was an American film actress and singer of the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s. Dunne was nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her performances in Cimarron, ...more

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Irene Cara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Cara Irene Cara is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She became famous for her role in the 1980 film Fame, earning her a Golden Globe nomination, and her recording of the song ...more

Irene Rosenfeld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Rosenfeld Irene Rosenfeld, a native New Yorker, was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Foods in June 2006. She assumed the additional post of Chairman in March 2007, following Altria Groups ...more

Irène Némirovsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irène Némirovsky Irène Némirovsky was a novelist who lived more than half her life in France and wrote in French. She was arrested by the Nazis for being classified as a Jew under the racial laws, ...more

Irène Jacob is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irène Jacob Irène Marie Jacob is a French-born Swiss actress considered one of the preeminent French actresses of her generation. Jacob gained international recognition and acclaim through her work ...more

Irene Skliva is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Skliva Irene Skliva is a Greek model who was crowned Miss World 1996.

Irene Kral is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Kral Irene Kral was an American singer.

Irene Choi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Choi Irene Choi is an actress.

Irene Esser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Esser 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
Irene Hervey Irene Hervey was an American television and film actress.

Irene Marie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Marie Irene Marie is a former fashion model, model agency founder and mother of five. After her first marriage, Marie's Greek/Austrian mother remarried a pilot for Pan American Airlines. In 1960 the ...more

Irene Khan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Khan Irene Zubaida Khan is a Bangladeshi lawyer who served as the seventh Secretary General of Amnesty International. In 2011, she was elected Director-General of the International Development Law ...more

Irene Papas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Papas Irene Papas is a retired Greek actress and occasional singer, who has starred in over seventy films in a career spanning more than fifty years.

Irene Grandi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Grandi Irene Grandi 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 German, French, Indian ...more

Irene Rich is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Rich Irene Rich was an American actress who worked in both silent films and talkies, as well as radio.

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Irene Sáez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Sáez Mona Irene Lailin Sáez Conde is a Venezuelan politician and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 1981. She has been a model, was the mayor of Chacao, Governor of the state of Nueva ...more

Irene Tsu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Tsu Irene Tsu is a Chinese American actress who started in the film adaptation Flower Drum Song in 1961 and has had many subsequent roles in TV and films. She was featured playing the wiki wiki girl ...more

Irene Ryan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Ryan Irene Ryan was an American actress, one of the few entertainers who found success in vaudeville, radio, film, television and Broadway. Ryan is most widely known for her portrayal of ...more

Irene Handl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Handl Irene Handl was an English character actress who appeared in over a hundred British films.

Irène Joliot-Curie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irène Joliot-Curie Irène Joliot-Curie was a French scientist, the daughter of Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie and the wife of Frédéric Joliot-Curie. Jointly with her husband, ...more

Irene Worth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Worth Irene Worth, CBE was an American stage and screen actress who became one of the leading stars of the English and American theatre.

Irene Miracle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Miracle Irene Miracle is an American film and television actress and director.

Irene Tedrow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Tedrow Irene Tedrow was an American character actress in stage, film, television and radio. Among her most notable roles are Janet Archer in the radio series Meet Corliss Archer, Mrs. Lucy Elkins on ...more

Irene Sharaff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Sharaff Irene Sharaff 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 Irene Scharrer was an English classical pianist. Irene Scharrer was born in London and studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Tobias Matthay. Scharrer made her London début at the age ...more

Irene Bedard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Bedard Irene Bedard is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Native American characters in a variety of films. In 2012, Irene started "Sleeping Lady Films" and "Waking ...more

Irene Forrest is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Forrest Irene Forrest was a casting director and an actor.

Irene McGee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene McGee Irene McGee is the host of No One's Listening, a podcast about the mass media, currently on The Progressive Radio Network. She came to public attention in 1998 as a cast member of the MTV ...more

Irene Taylor Brodsky is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Taylor Brodsky Irene Taylor Brodsky is an American documentary film maker. In her several projects, hers was the job of director, producer, writer, cinematographer and editor.

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Irene Dailey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Dailey Irene Dailey was an American actress, perhaps best known for her work on Broadway and on daytime television.

Irene Ng is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Ng Irene Ng is a Malaysian-born American former actress best known for playing Shelby Woo on Nickelodeon's The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, which aired from 1996 to 1999.

Irene Zoe Alameda is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Zoe Alameda Irene Zoe Alameda is a Spanish writer, filmmaker and music composer of film soundtracks and pop-music. Author of three books, five short-movies and two music albums. She is currently a columnist ...more

Irene Galitzine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Galitzine Princess Irene Galitzine was a Russian-Georgian fashion designer whose most renowned creation was the "palazzo pyjama". She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of

Irene Wan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Wan Irene Wan Bik-ha is a Hong Kong film actress. She was nominated for the Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer at the 2nd Hong Kong Film Awards for her role in Lonely Fifteen. She gained ...more

Irene Mecchi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Mecchi Irene Mecchi is an Screenwriter.

Irene Karas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Karas Irene Karas is an actress.

Irene Cortes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Cortes Irene R. Cortes was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines and a respected law academician. She was also the first female dean of the University of the Philippines College ...more

Irene Vanbrugh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Vanbrugh Dame Irene Vanbrugh DBE was an English actress. The daughter of a clergyman, Vanbrugh followed her elder sister Violet into the theatrical profession, and sustained a career for more than 50 ...more

Irene Howard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Howard Irene Mary Stainer Howard was an English casting director. Her brothers Leslie Howard and Arthur Howard, and nephew, Alan Howard, became successful actors. She died, aged 78, in Camden Town, ...more

Irene Lentz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Lentz Irene Maud Lentz, also known mononymously and professionally as Irene, was an American fashion designer and costume designer. Her work as a clothing designer in Los Angeles led to her career as ...more

Irene Olga López is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Olga López Irene Olga López is an actress.

Irene Gorovaia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Gorovaia Irene Gorovaia is an American actress born in Russia and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She has been a ballet dancer for many years, training first with the Brighton Ballet School and later with ...more

Irene Pusterla is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Pusterla Irène Pusterla is a Swiss long jumper.

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Irene Mayer Selznick is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Mayer Selznick Irene Gladys Mayer Selznick was an American socialite and theatrical producer.

Irene Manning is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Manning Irene Manning was an American actress and singer.

Irene Azuela is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Azuela Irene Azuela is an actress.

Irene von Meyendorff is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene von Meyendorff Irene von Meyendorff was a German actress. She was married five times, her fourth husband was James Robertson Justice. Irene von Meyendorff was of Baltic German origin, born in 1916 in Tallinn, ...more

Irene Uchida is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Uchida Irene Ayako Uchida, OC was a Canadian scientist and Down syndrome researcher. Born in Vancouver, she initially studied English literature at the University of British Columbia. As a child and ...more

Irene Hunt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Hunt Irene Hunt was an American children's writer known best for historical novels. She was a runner-up for the Newbery Medal for her first book, Across Five Aprils, and won the medal for her second, ...more

Irene Pepperberg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Irene
Irene Pepperberg Irene Maxine Pepperberg is a scientist noted for her studies in animal cognition, particularly in relation to parrots. She is an adjunct professor of psychology at Brandeis University and a ...more