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Who Is The Most Famous Janet In The World?

Updated February 5, 2021 580 votes 33 voters 15.3k views68 items

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How many celebrities named Janet can you think of? The famous Janets below have many different professions, including notable actors named Janet, famous athletes named Janet, and even musicians named Janet.

Janet Jackson is certainly one of the most famous Janets on this list. One of the famous singers named Janet, she is a pop star and actress. “Nasty,” “Rhythm Nation,” and “All for You” are among her biggest hits.

Another of the famous people with the first name Janet is Janet Leigh. She was an actress best known for appearing in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. She also appeared in The Manchurian Candidate, Bye Bye Birdie, and Halloween H20 alongside her daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis.

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

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    Janet Jackson


    BirthplaceGary, Indiana, USA

    Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. A prominent figure in popular culture, she is known for sonically innovative, socially conscious...  more

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  • 2

    Janet Leigh


    BirthplaceMerced, California, United States of America

    Janet Leigh (born Jeanette Helen Morrison; July 6, 1927 – October 3, 2004) was an American actress, singer, dancer, and author. Raised in Stockton, California, by working-class parents, Leigh was...  more

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  • 3

    Janet Gaynor


    BirthplaceGermantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Janet Gaynor (born Laura Augusta Gainor; October 6, 1906 – September 14, 1984) was an American film, stage and television actress and painter. Gaynor began her career as an extra in shorts and silent...  more

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  • 4

    BirthplaceBournemouth, Dorset, England, UK

    Janet Ruth Montgomery (born 29 October 1985) is an English film and TV actress. She is known for her role as Ames in the second season of Fox's Human Target, and also for her appearances in The Hills...  more
  • 5

    Janet Jones


    BirthplaceUSA, St. Louis, Missouri, Bridgeton

    Janet Marie Gretzky (née Jones; born January 10, 1961) is an American actress. She is married to retired ice hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky....  more
  • 6

    Janet Reno


    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    Janet Wood Reno (July 21, 1938 – November 7, 2016) was an American lawyer who served as the Attorney General of the United States from 1993 until 2001. President Bill Clinton nominated Reno on...  more
  • 7

    Janet Weiss


    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Janet Lee Weiss (born September 24, 1965) is a rock drummer, best known as a former member of Sleater-Kinney and a current member of Quasi. She was the drummer for Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks,...  more
  • 8

    Janet Mock


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Janet Mock is an American writer, transgender rights activist, author and the former staff editor of People magazine's website....  more
  • 9

    Janet Margolin


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Janet Margolin (July 25, 1943 – December 17, 1993) was an American theater, television and film actress....  more
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    Janet McTeer


    BirthplaceNewcastle, Tyne and Wear, England, UK

    Janet McTeer (born 5 August 1961) is an English actress. In 1997, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, the Olivier Award for Best Actress, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding...  more
  • 11

    Janet Yellen


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Janet Louise Yellen (born August 13, 1946) is an American economist who was the 15th chair of the Federal Reserve from 2014 to 2018, the first woman to hold the role. She is a professor emerita at...  more
  • 12

    Janet Langhart


    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    Janet Leola Langhart Cohen (née Floyd; born December 22, 1940) is an American television journalist and anchor, and author. Beginning her career as a model, she started in television reporting the...  more
  • 13

    Janet Suzman


    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

    Dame Janet Suzman, (born 9 February 1939) is a South African/British actress who enjoyed a successful early career in the Royal Shakespeare Company, later replaying many Shakespearean roles, among...  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Janet Ann Napolitano (; born November 29, 1957) is an American politician, lawyer, and university administrator who served as the 21st Governor of Arizona from 2003 to 2009 and as the United States...  more
  • 15

    Janet Dailey


    BirthplaceStorm Lake, Iowa

    Janet Anne Haradon Dailey (May 21, 1944 – December 14, 2013) was an American author of numerous romance novels as Janet Dailey (her married name). Her novels have been translated into nineteen...  more
  • 16

    Janet Ellis


    BirthplaceChatham, United Kingdom

    Janet Michell Ellis, (born 16 September 1955) is an English television presenter, actress and writer, who is best known for presenting the BBC children's television programmes Blue Peter and Jigsaw...  more
  • 17

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Janet Andrewartha (born 16 September 1951 () is an Australian actress of stage and television. She is famous for playing on-going roles in two popular Australian TV series, Reb Kean in Prisoner, and...  more
  • 18

    Janet Davies


    BirthplaceWakefield, United Kingdom

    Janet Kathleen Davies (14 September 1927 – 22 September 1986) was an English actress best known for her recurring role as Mrs. Pike in the long-running sitcom Dad's Army. Although mainly remembered...  more
  • 19

    Janet Brown


    BirthplaceRutherglen, Scotland

    Janet McLuckie Brown (14 December 1923 – 27 May 2011) was a Scottish actress, comedian and impressionist who gained considerable fame in the 1970s and 1980s for her impersonations of Margaret...  more
  • 20

    Janet Gardner


    BirthplaceJuneau, Alaska, United States of America

    Janet Gardner is an American rock singer....  more
  • 21

    Janet Kay


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Janet Kay (born 17 January 1958) is a British vocalist best known for her 1979 lovers rock hit "Silly Games"....  more
  • 22

    Janet Evans


    BirthplaceFullerton, California, United States of America

    Janet Beth Evans (born August 28, 1971) is an American former competition swimmer who specialized in distance freestyle events. Evans was a world champion and world record-holder, and won a total of...  more

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  • 23

    Janet Munro


    BirthplaceBlackpool, England

    Janet Neilson Horsburgh (28 September 1934 – 6 December 1972), known as Janet Munro, was an English actress. She won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the film Darby O'Gill and the Little...  more
  • 24

    Janet Evanovich


    BirthplaceSouth River, New Jersey

    Janet Evanovich (born Janet Schneider; April 22, 1943) is an American writer. She began her career writing short contemporary romance novels under the pen name Steffie Hall, but gained fame authoring...  more
  • 25

    Janet Waldo


    BirthplaceYakima, Washington, United States of America

    Janet Marie Waldo (February 4, 1919 – June 12, 2016) was an American radio and voice actress. In animation, she voiced Judy Jetson, Nancy in Shazzan, Penelope Pitstop, and Josie in Josie and the...  more
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