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Who Is The Most Famous Jane In The World?

Updated November 5, 2020 850 votes 56 voters 40.7k 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

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

  • Jane Lynch1

    Jane Lynch


    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 Fonda2

    Jane Fonda


    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 Austen3

    Jane Austen


    BirthplaceSteventon, United Kingdom

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

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  • Jane Krakowski4

    Jane Krakowski


    BirthplaceParsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, USA

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

    Jayne Mansfield


    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 Seymour6

    Jane Seymour


    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 Goodall7

    Jane Goodall


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

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

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  • Jane Russell8

    Jane Russell


    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

    Jane Levy


    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

    Jane Leeves


    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

    Jane Henson


    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

    Jane Wiedlin


    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

    Jane Wyman


    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

    Jane Birkin


    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

    Jane Curtin


    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Jane Therese Curtin (born September 6, 1947) is an American actress and comedian. She is...  more
  • Jane March16

    Jane March


    BirthplaceEdgware, London, United Kingdom

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

    Jane Oineza


    BirthplacePasig, Philippines

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

    Jane Kaczmarek


    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

    Jane Alexander


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

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

    Jane Asher


    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

    Jane Pauley


    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

    Jane Greer


    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

    Jane Addams


    BirthplaceCedarville, Illinois

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

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  • Jane Toppan24

    Jane Toppan


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

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

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  • Jane Campion25

    Jane Campion


    BirthplaceWellington, New Zealand

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