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Who Is The Most Famous Jane In The World?

Updated November 5, 2020 850 votes 56 voters 40.8k views96 items

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

How many celebrities named Jane can you think of? The famous Janes below have many different professions, including notable actors named Jane, famous authors named Jane, and even musicians named Jane.

Jane Fonda is certainly one of the most famous Janes on this list. One of the actresses called Jane, she is best known for appearing in such films as Klute, Coming Home, and Barbarella. She is also an outspoken political activist and environmentalist. Jane Levy of Don't Breathe and Evil Dead is another celebrity Jane. 

Another of the famous people with the first name Jane is Jane Lynch. She famously played Sue Sylvester in Glee. She also collaborated with Christopher Guest in several comedies including Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration. You may also recognize famous person Jane Krakowski of 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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    Jane Lynch

    1960-07-14

    BirthplaceDolton, Illinois, United States of America

    Jane Marie Lynch (born July 14, 1960) is an American actress, voice actress, author, singer...  more

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    Jane Fonda

    1937-12-21

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Jane Seymour Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an American actress, political activist and...  more

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    Jane Austen

    1775-12-16

    BirthplaceSteventon, United Kingdom

    Jane Austen (; 16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for...  more

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    Jane Krakowski

    1968-10-11

    BirthplaceParsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, USA

    Jane Krakowski (; born Jane Krajkowski; October 11, 1968) is an American actress and singer....  more
  • Jayne Mansfield5
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    Jayne Mansfield

    1933-04-19

    BirthplaceBryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Jayne Mansfield (born April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American film, theater, and...  more

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    Jane Seymour

    1951-02-15

    BirthplaceHayes, Hillingdon, United Kingdom

    Jane Seymour, OBE (born 15 February 1951), is an English-American actress, best known for her...  more

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    Jane Goodall

    1934-04-03

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Dame Jane Morris Goodall (; born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on 3 April 1934), formerly...  more

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  • Jane Russell8
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    Jane Russell

    1921-06-21

    BirthplaceBemidji, Minnesota, United States of America

    Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011) was an American film...  more

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  • Jane Levy9
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    Jane Levy

    1989-12-29

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Jane Colburn Levy is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Tessa Altman on...  more

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  • Jane Leeves10
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    Jane Leeves

    1961-04-18

    BirthplaceIlford, London, United Kingdom

    Jane Elizabeth Leeves (born 18 April 1961) is an English actress, model, producer, comedian,...  more

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  • Jane Henson11
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    Jane Henson

    1934-06-16

    BirthplaceSt. Albans, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Jane Ann Henson (née Nebel; June 16, 1934 – April 2, 2013) was an American puppeteer and the...  more
  • Jane Wiedlin12
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    Jane Wiedlin

    1958-05-20

    BirthplaceWaukesha County, United States of America, Wisconsin, Oconomowoc, United States

    Jane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin (born May 20, 1958) is an American musician, singer-songwriter,...  more

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  • Jane Wyman13
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    Jane Wyman

    1917-01-05

    BirthplaceSaint Joseph, Missouri, United States of America

    Sarah Jane Wyman (née Mayfield; January 5, 1917 – September 10, 2007) was an American actress,...  more

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  • Jane Birkin14
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    Jane Birkin

    1946-12-14

    BirthplaceMarylebone, London, United Kingdom

    Jane Mallory Birkin, OBE (born 14 December 1946) is an English actress, singer, songwriter,...  more

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  • Jane Curtin15
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    Jane Curtin

    1947-09-06

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Jane Therese Curtin (born September 6, 1947) is an American actress and comedian. She is...  more

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  • Jane March16
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    Jane March

    1973-03-20

    BirthplaceEdgware, London, United Kingdom

    Jane March Horwood (born 20 March 1973) is an English film actress and former model....  more
  • Jane Oineza17
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    Jane Oineza

    1996-07-22

    BirthplacePasig, Philippines

    Elizabeth Jane Urbano Oineza (born July 22, 1996) is a Filipino actress, commercial model and...  more
  • Jane Kaczmarek18
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    Jane Kaczmarek

    1955-12-21

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Jane Frances Kaczmarek (; born December 21, 1955) is an American actress. She is best known...  more

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  • Jane Alexander19
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    Jane Alexander

    1939-10-28

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Jane Alexander (born October 28, 1939) is an American author, actress, and former director of...  more
  • Jane Asher20
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    Jane Asher

    1946-04-05

    BirthplaceWillesden, London, United Kingdom

    Jane Asher (born 5 April 1946) is an English actress, author and entrepreneur who achieved...  more

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  • Jane Pauley21
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    Jane Pauley

    1950-10-31

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

    Margaret Jane Pauley (born October 31, 1950), known as Jane Pauley, is an American television...  more

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  • Jane Greer22
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    Jane Greer

    1924-09-09

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Jane Greer (born Bettejane Greer; September 9, 1924 – August 24, 2001) was an American film...  more
  • Jane Addams23
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    Jane Addams

    1860-09-06

    BirthplaceCedarville, Illinois

    Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935) was an American settlement activist, reformer,...  more

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  • Jane Toppan24
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    Jane Toppan

    1857-01-01

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Jane Toppan (August 17, 1854 – October 29, 1938), born Honora Kelley, was an American serial...  more

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  • Jane Campion25
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    Jane Campion

    1954-04-30

    BirthplaceWellington, New Zealand

    Dame Elizabeth Jane Campion (born 30 April 1954) is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and...  more