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Famous People Named Jane 

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List of famous people named Jane, along with photos. How many celebrities named Jayne can you think of? The famous Janes below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Jane, athletes named Jane, and even political figures named Jane. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Jane? Add them to the list.

Jane Fonda has had a career since the 1960's. She was a major sex symbol of her time, starring in movies like Barbarella. She was also famously in Dolly Parton's 9 to 5. She was most recently in Netflix's Grace and Frankie, starring alongside Lily Tomlin. Jane Krakowski is a Jersey native who has starred in film, television, and Broadway. She was in Broadway's Nine and had a very memorable role in Tina Fey's 30 Rock. Most recently she's starred in Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt with Tina Fey.
Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Age: 81

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Jane Seymour Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an American actress, political activist and former fashion model. She is the recipient of various accolades including two Academy Awards, two BAFTA ...more

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Jane Seymour is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Age: 68

Birthplace: United Kingdom

Jane Seymour, OBE (born 15 February 1951), is an English-American actress, best known for her performances in the James Bond film Live and Let Die (1973); Somewhere In Time (1980); East of Eden ...more

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#174 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #129 of 327 The Best Actresses Working Todaylisted on The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Jane Levy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Age: 29

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Jane Colburn Levy is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Tessa Altman on the ABC comedy series Suburgatory. She made her television debut on Showtime's Shameless. Levy ...more

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#180 of 366 The Most Beautiful Women Of 2020, Ranked #404 of 471 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With #587 of 771 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures

Jane Lynch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Age: 58

Birthplace: Evergreen Park, Illinois, USA

Jane Marie Lynch (born July 14, 1960) is an American actress, voice actress, author, singer and comedian. She is best known for her role as Sue Sylvester in the musical television series Glee. ...more

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Jane Krakowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Age: 50

Birthplace: Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, United States of America

Jane Krakowski (; born Jane Krajkowski; October 11, 1968) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for the roles of Cousin Vicki in National Lampoon's Vacation, and Jenna Maroney in ...more

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#292 of 378 The Best American Actresses Working Today #379 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #243 of 471 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

Jane Russell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Dec. at 90 (1921-2011)

Birthplace: Bemidji, Minnesota, United States of America

Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011) was an American film actress and one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s. Russell moved from the ...more

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#234 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #549 of 2,004 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History #59 of 216 The Greatest American Actresses Of All Time

Jane Austen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Dec. at 42 (1775-1817)

Birthplace: Steventon, United Kingdom

Jane Austen (; 16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end ...more

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Jane Wyman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Dec. at 90 (1917-2007)

Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA

Sarah Jane Wyman (née Mayfield; January 5, 1917 – September 10, 2007) was an American actress, singer, dancer, and philanthropist whose career spanned seven decades. Winner of the Academy ...more

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Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Age: 71

Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Jane Therese Curtin (born September 6, 1947) is an American actress and comedian. She is sometimes referred to as "Queen of the Deadpan"; The Philadelphia Inquirer once called her a ...more

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#161 of 362 The Funniest People Of All Time #20 of 96 The Best SNL Cast Members of All Timelisted on Unicef Goodwill Ambassadors For The United States

Jane Birkin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Age: 72

Birthplace: Marylebone, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England, + more

Jane Mallory Birkin, OBE (born 14 December 1946) is an English actress, singer, songwriter, and model. She attained international fame and notability for her decade-long musical and romantic ...more

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#712 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #96 of 100 The Most Beautiful Women Of The '70s #11 of 76 The Best Musical Guests on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' in 2020

Jane Leeves is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Age: 57

Birthplace: London, England

Jane Elizabeth Leeves (born 18 April 1961) is an English actress, model, producer, comedian, singer, and dancer. She played Daphne Moon on the television sitcom Frasier from 1993 until 2004, for ...more

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Jane Goodall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Age: 84

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Dame Jane Morris Goodall (; born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on 3 April 1934), formerly Baroness Jane van Lawick-Goodall, is an English primatologist and anthropologist. Considered to be the ...more

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#2 of 316 The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models #162 of 1,471 The Greatest Minds of All Time #646 of 2,835 The Most Influential People of All Time

Jane Asher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Age: 72

Birthplace: Willesden, London, United Kingdom

Jane Asher (born 5 April 1946) is an English actress, author and entrepreneur who achieved early fame as a child actress and has worked extensively in film and TV throughout her career. Asher ...more

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#31 of 194 Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists #55 of 147 Celebrities Who Practice Transcendental Meditation

Jane Toppan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Dec. at 81 (1857-1938)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Jane Toppan (August 17, 1854 – October 29, 1938), born Honora Kelley, was an American serial killer, nicknamed "Jolly Jane". After her arrest in 1901, she confessed to 31 murders. She ...more

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Jane Alexander is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Age: 79

Birthplace: Boston, USA, Massachusetts

Jane Alexander (born October 28, 1939) is an American author, actress, and former director of the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a Tony Award winner and two-time Emmy Award winner. ...more

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#337 of 378 The Best American Actresses Working Today #679 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #127 of 191 The Greatest Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

Jane Addams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Dec. at 75 (1860-1935)

Birthplace: Cedarville, Illinois

Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935) was an American settlement activist, reformer, social worker, sociologist, public administrator, and author. She was a notable figure in the ...more

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#175 of 316 The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models #1,748 of 2,835 The Most Influential People of All Time #66 of 438 The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

Jane Greer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Dec. at 77 (1924-2001)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Jane Greer (born Bettejane Greer; September 9, 1924 – August 24, 2001) was an American film and television actress who was perhaps best known for her role as femme fatale Kathie Moffat in the ...more

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#513 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #870 of 2,004 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History #17 of 31 Celebrities Who Have Had Bell's Palsy

Jane Oineza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Age: 22

Birthplace: Pasig, Philippines

Elizabeth Jane Urbano Oineza (born July 22, 1996) is a Filipino actress, commercial model and singer. A child star on Goin' Bulilit and Kung Fu Kids, she gained local relativity on Pinoy Big ...more
Jane March is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Age: 45

Birthplace: Edgware, London, United Kingdom

Jane March Horwood (born 20 March 1973) is an English film actress and former model.
Jane Kaczmarek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Jane Kaczmarek Age: 63

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

Jane Frances Kaczmarek (; born December 21, 1955) is an American actress. She is best known for playing the character of Lois on the television series Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006). ...more

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#876 of 2,004 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History #113 of 286 The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time #64 of 75 The Greatest Guest Appearances in The Simpsons History

Jane Campion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Jane Campion Age: 64

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Oceania, Wellington, Wellington Region, Realm of New Zealand, + more

Dame Elizabeth Jane Campion (born 30 April 1954) is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director. Campion is the second of five women ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director ...more

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Jane Monheit is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Age: 41

Birthplace: Oakdale, New York, United States of America

Jane Monheit (born November 3, 1977) is an American jazz and pop vocalist. She has collaborated with John Pizzarelli, Michael Bublé, Ivan Lins, Terence Blanchard and Tom Harrell, and has ...more
Jane Wiedlin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Age: 60

Birthplace: Waukesha County, United States of America, Wisconsin, Oconomowoc, United States, + more

Jane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin (born May 20, 1958) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and actress best known as the rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist of the new wave band the Go-Go's. ...more

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#558 of 935 The Best Female Vocalists Ever #109 of 183 The Best Solo Artists Who Used to Front a Band #634 of 771 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures

Jane Powell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Age: 89

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Jane Powell (born Suzanne Lorraine Burce; April 1, 1929) is an American singer, dancer and actress who rose to fame in the mid-1940s with roles in various Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals. Powell ...more

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#359 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #1,323 of 2,004 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History #25 of 53 The Best Living Actresses Over 80

Jane Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Dec. at 96 (1910-2006)

Birthplace: Mahwah, New Jersey, USA

Jane Waddington Wyatt (August 12, 1910 – October 20, 2006) was an American actress. She starred in a number of Hollywood films like Frank Capra's Lost Horizon, but is likely best known for her ...more