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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
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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#51 of 380 The Best American Actresses Working Today #48 of 942 The Best Actresses in Film Historyfeaturing When The FBI Went To War With Jane Fonda – And Won

Jane Seymour is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Jane
age 68
Jane Seymour, OBE (born Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg; 15 February 1951), is an English-American actress, best known for her performances in the James Bond film Live and Let Die (1973); ...more

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#99 of 505 The Best TV Actors of All Time #153 of 329 The Best Actresses Working Today

Jane Levy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Jane
age 29
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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Jane Lynch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Jane
age 58
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
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
Jane Russell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Dec. at 90 (1921-2011)
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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#289 of 942 The Best Actresses in Film History #745 of 2,003 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment Historylisted on Republicans in Hollywood: Republican Celebrities List

Jane Austen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Dec. at 42 (1775-1817)
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)
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
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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#20 of 96 The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time #200 of 362 The Funniest People 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 69
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
Jane Leeves is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Jane
age 57
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
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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Jane Asher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Jane
age 72
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
Jane Toppan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Dec. at 81 (1857-1938)
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
Jane Alexander is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Jane
age 79
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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#339 of 380 The Best American Actresses Working Today #332 of 942 The Best Actresses in Film History

Jane Addams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Dec. at 75 (1860-1935)
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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#2,539 of 2,830 The Most Influential People of All Time #2 of 175 List of First Wave Feminists

Jane Greer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Dec. at 77 (1924-2001)
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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#758 of 942 The Best Actresses in Film History #1,192 of 2,003 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

Jane Oineza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Jane
age 22
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
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
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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Jane Campion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Jane Campion
age 64
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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#153 of 223 The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked #3 of 122 The Greatest Female Film Directors

Jane Monheit is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Jane
age 41
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
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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#359 of 974 The Best Female Vocalists Ever #184 of 198 The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

Jane Powell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Jane
age 89
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
Jane Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Jane
Dec. at 96 (1910-2006)
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