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Who knew there were so many famous people named Jacques in the world? Our list of celebrities named Jacques includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Jacques' below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Jacques, actors named Jacques, and much more. Jacques Plante, Jacques Kallis, and Jacques Chirac are only a few of the well-known men named Jacques on this list.

Jacques Plante is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Plante Joseph Jacques Omer Plante was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. During a career lasting from 1947–1975, he was considered to be one of the most important innovators in hockey. He ...more

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Jacques Kallis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Kallis Jacques Henry Kallis is a former South African cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler, Kallis is regarded as one of the greatest of the game's all-rounders. As ...more

Jacques Chirac is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Chirac Jacques René Chirac is a French statesman, who served as President of France from 1995 to 2007. He previously served as Prime Minister of France from 1974 to 1976 and from 1986 to 1988, ...more

Jacques Derrida is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Derrida Jacques Derrida was a French philosopher, born in Algeria. Derrida is best known for developing a form of semiotic analysis known as deconstruction, which he discussed in numerous texts. He is ...more

Jacques Brel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Brel Jacques Romain Georges Brel was a Belgian singer-songwriter who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following—initially in Belgium ...more

Jacques Rougeau is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Rougeau Jacques Rougeau Jr. is a retired French-Canadian professional wrestler best known for his appearances in the 1980s and 1990s with the World Wrestling Federation. Rougeau began his career by ...more

Jacques Lemaire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Lemaire Jacques Gerard Lemaire is a former ice hockey forward for the Montreal Canadiens and a long-time coach, most notably with the New Jersey Devils and the Minnesota Wild. After retiring at the end ...more

Jacques Offenbach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Offenbach Jacques Offenbach was a German-born French composer, cellist and impresario of the romantic period. He is remembered for his nearly 100 operettas of the 1850s–1870s and his uncompleted opera The ...more

Jacques Anquetil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Anquetil Jacques Anquetil was a French road racing cyclist and the first cyclist to win the Tour de France five times, in 1957 and from 1961 to 1964. He stated before the 1961 Tour that he would gain the ...more

Jacques Lacan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Lacan Jacques Marie Émile Lacan was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who has been called "the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud". Giving yearly seminars in Paris ...more

Jacques Massu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Massu Jacques Émile Massu was a French general who fought in World War II, the First Indochina War, the Algerian War and the Suez crisis.

Jacques Cartier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Cartier Jacques Cartier was a French explorer of Breton origin who claimed what is now Canada for France. Jacques Cartier was the first European to describe and map the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the ...more

Jacques Demers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Demers Jacques Demers is a Canadian senator and a former head coach in the World Hockey Association and in the National Hockey League. He is a former analyst for Montreal Canadiens games on RDS. On ...more

Jacques Barzun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Barzun Jacques Martin Barzun was a French-born American historian of ideas and culture, who wrote about a wide range of subjects, including baseball and classical music, yet is known best as a ...more

Jacques Martin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Martin Jacques Martin is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach. In the National Hockey League, he has been the head coach of the St. Louis Blues, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens and the Florida ...more

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Jacques Delors is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Delors Jacques Lucien Jean Delors is a French economist and politician, previously the eighth President of the European Commission and the first person to serve three terms in that office. He is the ...more

Jacques Villeneuve is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Villeneuve Jacques Joseph Charles Villeneuve, OQ, is a Canadian automobile racing driver and amateur musician. He is the son of Formula One driver Gilles Villeneuve, and is the namesake of his uncle, who ...more

Jacques Becker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Becker Jacques Becker was a French screenwriter and film director. Becker was born in Paris, in an upper-class background. His father Louis Becker, of Lorraine ascendance was corporate director for ...more

Jacques Tati is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Tati Jacques Tati was a French filmmaker. Throughout his long career, he worked as a comic actor, writer, and director. In a poll conducted by Entertainment Weekly of the Greatest Movie Directors, ...more

Jacques Pépin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Pépin Jacques Pépin is an internationally recognized French chef, television personality, and author working in the United States. Since the late 1980s, he has appeared on French and American ...more

Jacques Tourneur is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Tourneur Jacques Tourneur was a French-American film director known for a series of low-budget horror films he made for RKO Studios, including Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie and The Leopard Man.

Jacques Prévert is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Prévert Jacques Prévert was a French poet and screenwriter. His poems became and remain popular in the French-speaking world, particularly in schools. His best regarded films formed part of the ...more

Jacques Roche is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Roche Jacques Roche was a prominent journalist and poet of Haiti. He was kidnapped on July 11, 2005, and was found dead on July 14, 2005. Television footage showed him tied to a chair and mutilated. ...more

Jacques Audiard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Audiard Jacques Audiard is a French film director and screenwriter; and the son of Michel Audiard, also a notable screenwriter and film director. He won twice both the César Award for Best Film ...more

Jacques Perrin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Perrin Jacques Perrin is a French actor and filmmaker. He is occasionally credited as Jacques Simonet. Simonet was his father's name and Perrin his mother's.

Jacques de Flesselles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques de Flesselles Jacques de Flesselles was a French public servant and one of the first victims of the French Revolution. He served as Intendant of Lyon and in 1784 he was sponsor of a Montgolfier balloon, named ...more

Jacques Dutronc is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Dutronc Jacques Dutronc is a French singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer, and actor. He has been married to singer Françoise Hardy since 30 March 1981 and the two have a son. He also has been ...more

Jacques Ibert is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Ibert Jacques François Antoine Ibert was a French composer. Having studied music from an early age, he studied at the Paris Conservatoire and won its top prize, the Prix de Rome at his first ...more

Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen Baron Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen was a French novelist and poet. His life forms the basis of a fictionalised biography by Roger Peyrefitte. In 1903 a scandal involving school pupils made ...more

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Jacques Thibaud is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Thibaud Jacques Thibaud was a French violinist.

Jacques Villeret is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Villeret Jacques Villeret was a French actor, best known internationally for his role as François Pignon in the comedy Le Dîner de Cons. During his career, he earned many awards including ...more

Jacques Abram is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Abram Jacques Abram, an American classical pianist, was born in Lufkin, Texas and died in Tampa, Florida. Abram began improvising at age 3 and performing in public at age 6. As a youth he studied with ...more

Jacques Santer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Santer Jacques Santer is a Luxembourg politician. He was finance minister of Luxembourg from 1979 until 1989, and the 22nd Prime Minister of Luxembourg from 1984 to 1995, as a member of the Christian ...more

Jacques Laffite is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Laffite Jacques-Henri Laffite is a French former racing driver who competed in Formula One from 1974 to 1986. He achieved six grand prix wins, all while driving for the Ligier team. He is now a TV ...more

Jacques Benveniste is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Benveniste Jacques Benveniste was a French immunologist, born in Paris. In 1979 he published a well-known paper on the structure of platelet-activating factor and its relationship with histamine. He was ...more

Jacques de Molay is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques de Molay Jacques de Molay was the 23rd and last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, leading the Order from 20 April 1292 until it was dissolved by order of Pope Clement V in 1307. Though little is known ...more

Jacques de Sores is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques de Sores Jacques de Sores was a French pirate who attacked and burnt Havana, Cuba in 1555. Other than his attack on Havana, little is known of de Sores. He was nicknamed "The Exterminating ...more

Jacques Tavernier is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Tavernier Jacques Tavernier or Le Lyonnais was a French privateer and buccaneer supposedly active in the Caribbean during the mid-17th century. His existence has since been disputed among modern ...more

Jacques Rougeau, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Rougeau, Sr. Jacques Rougeau Sr. is a former professional wrestler. He is the father of wrestlers Jacques Rougeau, Armand Rougeau and Raymond Rougeau.*

Jacques Philippe Lantier is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Philippe Lantier Jacques Philippe Lantier was a Quebec businessman, author and political figure. He represented Soulanges in the Canadian House of Commons as a Conservative member from 1872 to 1882. Some sources ...more

Jacques Loussier is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Loussier Jacques Loussier is a French pianist and composer. He is well known for his jazz interpretations in trio formation of many of Johann Sebastian Bach's works, such as the Goldberg Variations. He ...more

Jacques Rancière is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Rancière Jacques Rancière is a French philosopher, Professor of Philosophy at European Graduate School in Saas-Fee and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris who came to ...more

Jacques Lipchitz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Lipchitz Jacques Lipchitz was a Cubist sculptor.

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Jacques Villon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Villon Jacques Villon was a French cubist painter and printmaker.

Jacques Monod is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Monod Jacques Lucien Monod was a French biologist who was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1965, sharing it with François Jacob and Andre Lwoff "for their discoveries ...more

Jacques Brautbar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Brautbar Jacques Brautbar is an American photographer, producer, writer and guitarist, formerly of rock band Phantom Planet. He left the band in 2004, after their self-titled third album, to pursue a ...more

Jacques Gamblin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Gamblin Jacques Gamblin is a French actor.

Jacques Morelenbaum is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Morelenbaum Jaques Morelenbaum is a Brazilian instrumentalist, arranger, conductor, composer and music producer. Morelenbaum is the son of conductor Henrique Morelenbaum and piano teacher Sarah Morelenbaum. ...more

Jacques Parizeau is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Parizeau Jacques Parizeau, GOQ, is an economist and noted Quebec sovereigntist who was the 26th Premier of the Canadian province of Quebec from September 26, 1994, to January 29, 1996.

Jacques d'Amboise is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques d'Amboise Jacques d'Amboise is an American danseur and choreographer.