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Famous People Named Janet 

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

Janet Jackson is the youngest child in the famous Jackson Family. She holds the record for most consecutive top 10 Billboard hits. In 2004, she was featured as a halftime performer in the Super Bowl, where she infamously had a wardrobe malfunction nip-slip that aired on live television. Janet Leigh is definitely a very well known Janet. She's most famous for her iconic role in Psycho, which won her a Golden Globe and a nomination for an Academy Award. She's also the mother of the famous Jamie Lee Curtis and has even performed in two films with her: The Fog and Halloween H2O: 20 Years later.

 
Janet Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Spokesperson, Fashion designer, Record producer

Age: 52

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

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 ...more

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Janet Leigh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Author, Actor

Age: Dec. at 77 (1927-2004)

Birthplace: USA, Merced, California

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 ...more

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Janet Mason is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Janet Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Actor

Age: 33

Birthplace: Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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 ...more
Janet Gaynor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Painter, Actor, Visual Artist

Age: Dec. at 78 (1906-1984)

Birthplace: Germantown, 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 ...more

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Janet Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Actor

Age: 58

Birthplace: Bridgeton, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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.
Janet Napolitano is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 61

Birthplace: New 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 ...more
Janet McTeer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Actor

Age: 57

Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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
Janet Evans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Athlete, Swimmer

Age: 47

Birthplace: Fullerton, 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 ...more

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Janet Yellen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Professor, Economist

Age: 72

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Janet Louise Yellen (born August 13, 1946) is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served as the Chair of the Federal Reserve from 2014 to 2018, and as Vice Chair from 2010 to ...more

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Janet Lynn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Janet

Age: 65

Janet Lynn Nowicki (born April 6, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American figure skater. She is the 1972 Olympic bronze medalist, a two-time world championships medalist, and a five-time U.S. ...more
Janet Reno is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 80

Birthplace: Miami, 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
Janet Weiss is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Musician, Drummer

Age: 53

Birthplace: Hollywood, 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

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Janet Varney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Actor

Age: 43

Birthplace: Arizona, United States of America

Janet Varney is an American actress and comedian who voiced Korra in the Nickelodeon animated television series The Legend of Korra.
Janet Pilgrim is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Janet Pilgrim Actor

Age: 84

Birthplace: Wheaton, Illinois

Janet Pilgrim (born Charlaine Edith Karalus; June 13, 1934 – May 1, 2017) was an American model who became a Playmate of the Month while employed at Playboy's corporate office. She was chosen as ...more
Janet Langhart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Journalist, Model

Age: 77

Birthplace: Indianapolis, 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 ...more
Janet Street-Porter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Editor, Journalist, Television producer

Age: 72

Birthplace: Brentford, London, United Kingdom

Janet Street-Porter, (née Bull; born 27 December 1946) is an English media personality, journalist and broadcaster. She was editor for two years of The Independent on Sunday, but ...more
Janet Gardner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Guitarist, Singer

Age: 56

Birthplace: USA, Alaska, Juneau

Janet Gardner is an American rock singer.

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Janet Evanovich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 75

Birthplace: South 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 ...more
Janet Suzman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Television director, Theatre Director, Actor

Age: 80

Birthplace: Johannesburg, 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, ...more
Janet Gunn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Actor

Age: 57

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Janet Gunn (born as Janet Lynn Fulkerson on November 2, 1961) is an American actress. She appeared in films Night of the Running Man (1995) and The Quest (1996), and from 1996 to 1999 starred as ...more
Janet Margolin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Actor

Age: Dec. at 50 (1943-1993)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Janet Margolin (July 25, 1943 – December 17, 1993) was an American theater, television and film actress.
Janet Munro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Actor

Age: Dec. at 38 (1934-1972)

Birthplace: Blackpool, 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 ...more
Janet Dailey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Janet

Age: Dec. at 69 (1944-2013)

Birthplace: Storm 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
Janet Waldo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Janet
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 95

Birthplace: Yakima, 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