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Who Is The Most Famous Iris In The World?

Updated May 13, 2021 210 votes 22 voters 5.4k views23 items

List RulesVote up all of the Irises you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Iris can you think of? The famous Irises below have many different professions, including notable actors named Iris, famous political figures named Iris, and even musicians named Iris.

Iris Murdoch is certainly one of the most famous Irises on this list. One of the famous writers named Iris, she is a Booker Prize-winning novelist. She wrote such works as A Severed Head, The Green Knight, and The Good Apprentice.

Another of the famous people with the first name Iris is Iris DeMent. She is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter. Her albums include My Life and The Way I Should.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Iris? Just add them to the list!

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    Iris DeMent


    BirthplaceParagould, Arkansas

    Iris Luella DeMent (born January 5, 1961) is an American two-time Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter. DeMent's musical style includes elements of folk, country and gospel....  more

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    Iris Apatow

    Iris Apatow (born October 12, 2002) is an American actress known for her role as Arya in the Netflix series Love, as well as Charlotte in the movies Knocked Up and This Is 40. Apatow is the younger...  more

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    Iris Apfel


    BirthplaceAstoria, New York City, New York

    Iris Apfel (née Barrel; born August 29, 1921) is an American businesswoman, interior designer, and fashion icon....  more
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    Iris Klein

    Iris Klein is an actress and acting coach....
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    Iris Adrian


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Iris Adrian Hostetter (May 29, 1912 – September 17, 1994) was an American stage, film actress and dancer....  more
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    Iris Strubegger


    BirthplaceSalzburg, Austria

    Iris Strubegger (born July 21, 1984) is an Austrian model. ...  more
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    Iris Fontbona is the widow of Andronico Luksic. Left in control of Antofagasta (Copper Mine) and holding a big position in Quineco, Fontbona is listed as one of 2009 Forbes Billionaires....  more
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    Iris Quinn is an actress....  more
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    Iris Johansen


    BirthplaceUnited States of America

    Iris Johansen (born April 7, 1938) is an American author of crime fiction, suspense fiction, and romance novels....  more
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    Iris Yamashita



    Iris Yamashita is a Japanese-American screenwriter. She was hired by Clint Eastwood to write the Japanese side of the story of the Battle of Iwo Jima, once rumored to be titled Lamps Before the Wind,...  more
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    Iris Bahr


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Iris Bahr is an American actress, comedian, director, writer, author, producer and host of the X-RAE podcast. She is best known for her recurring role as Rachel Heinemann on Curb Your Enthusiasm,...  more
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    Iris Loveridge

    Iris Gwendolyne M. Loveridge (10 April 1917 – 6 November 2000) was an English classical pianist. Born in West Ham, Essex, she attended the Royal College of Music, and later the Royal Academy. She...  more
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    Iris Bannochie



    Iris Bannochie (1914 – September 1988) was a Barbadian horticulturalist who was the leading expert on horticulture on the island of Barbados....  more
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    Iris Faircloth Blitch


    BirthplaceToombs County, Vidalia, GA Micropolitan Statistical Area, United States, with Territories

    Iris Faircloth Blitch (April 25, 1912 – August 19, 1993) was a United States Representative from Georgia. She was the fourth woman to represent Georgia in the Congress, and the first to win a...  more
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    Iris Martinez


    BirthplaceChicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America, United States

    Iris Y. Martinez (born February 25, 1956) is a Democratic member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 20th district since 2003. She is also an Assistant Majority Leader in the State Senate....  more
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    Iris Berben


    BirthplaceDetmold, Germany

    Iris Berben (born 12 August 1950) is a German actress, author and voice actress....  more
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    Iris Kyle


    BirthplaceBenton Harbor, Michigan

    Iris Floyd Kyle (born August 22, 1974) is an American professional female bodybuilder. She is currently the most successful professional bodybuilder ever, female or male, with ten overall Ms. Olympia...  more
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    Iris Marion Young (2 January 1949 – 1 August 2006) was an American political theorist and feminist focused on the nature of justice and social difference. She served as Professor of Political Science...  more
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    Iris Schrijver

    Iris Schrijver is Associate Professor of Pathology at Stanford University....
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    Iris Evans


    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Iris Sylvia Evans (born December 31, 1941) is a former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations for the Canadian province. From...  more
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    Iris Murdoch


    BirthplacePhibsborough, Republic of Ireland

    Dame Jean Iris Murdoch (; 15 July 1919 – 8 February 1999) was a British novelist and philosopher. Murdoch is best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the...  more

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    Iris Weinshall

    Iris Weinshall (born September 5, 1953) is the Chief Operating Officer of The New York Public Library, former vice chancellor at the City University of New York and a former commissioner of the New...  more
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    Íris Stefanelli


    BirthplaceTupã, Brazil

    Irislene "Íris" Stefanelli (born July 23, 1979 in Tupã, São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian television personality, actress and TV hostess. From March to July 2008, she worked with a co-host at...  more