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Who Is The Most Famous Janis Or Janice In The World?

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How many celebrities named Janis or Janice can you think of? The famous Janises and Janices below have many different professions, including notable actors named Janice, famous journalists named Janice, and even musicians named Janis.

Janis Joplin is certainly one of the most famous Janises on this list. One of the famous rock stars named Janis, she was the lead singer for Big Brother and the Holding Company. Her hits include “Piece of My Heart,” “Down on Me,” and “Mercedes Benz.”

Another of the famous people with the first name Janice is Janice Dickinson. She is among the first supermodels. She served as a judge on America's Next Top Model from 2003 until 2006.

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    Janis Joplin

    1943-01-19
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    BirthplacePort Arthur, Texas, United States of America

    Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American rock, soul, and blues singer-songwriter, and one of the most successful and widely known rock stars of her era. After releasing...  more

    The Tortured, Painful Life of Janis Joplin, The Baddest Woman In Rock History#303 of 656 The Best Singers Of All Time#45 of 500 The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Janice Doreen Dickinson (born February 16, 1955) is an American model, author, actress, television personality, and talent agent. Initially notable as a model, she has been disputably described by...  more

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    Janis Siegel

    1952-07-23
    12

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Janis Siegel (born July 23, 1952) is an American jazz singer, best known as a member of the vocal group The Manhattan Transfer....  more
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    Janis Ian

    1951-04-07
    18

    BirthplaceBronx, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Janis Ian (born Janis Eddy Fink; April 7, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter who was most commercially successful in the 1960s and 1970s; her most widely recognized song, "At Seventeen", was...  more

    #463 of 1,681 The Best Rock Bands Of All Time#74 of 213 The Top Pop Artists of the 1960s#342 of 816 These Poetic Geniuses Wrote Your Favorite Songs of All Time

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    Janice de Belen

    1968-11-09
    12

    BirthplaceQuezon City, Philippines

    Catherine Janice Yap de Belen, better known as Janice de Belen (born 9 November 1968) is a Filipino actress, commercial model and television host who was a GMA Network contract artist. She later...  more
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    BirthplaceClinton, Connecticut, United States of America

    Janice Prishwalko is a fashion model and television hostess based in New York City....  more
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    Janis Paige

    1922-09-16
    14

    BirthplaceTacoma, Washington, United States of America

    Janis Paige (born Donna Mae Tjaden; September 16, 1922) is an American actress and singer....  more
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    Janice Huff

    1960-09-01
    11

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Janice Huff (born September 1, 1960) is chief meteorologist for WNBC in New York City....  more
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    Janice Rule

    1931-08-15
    11

    BirthplaceNorwood, Ohio, USA

    Mary Janice Rule (August 15, 1931 – October 17, 2003) was an American actress "at her most convincing playing embittered, neurotic socialites"....  more
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    Janice Man

    1988-12-29
    14

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Janice Man (born December 29, 1988) is a Hong Kong actress and fashion model....  more
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    Janis Tanaka

    1963-01-09
    8

    BirthplaceUSA, California, San Francisco

    Janis Tanaka (born January 9, 1963) is a bass player who has worked as a session musician and on tour with a number of well-known artists including Pink, Fireball Ministry, Hammers of Misfortune,...  more
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    Janis Martin

    1940-03-27
    11
    Janis Darlene Martin (March 27, 1940 – September 3, 2007) was an American rockabilly and country music singer. She was one of the few women working in the male-dominated rock and roll music field...  more
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    Janis Carter

    1913-10-10
    7

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Janis Carter (born Janis Elinore Dremann, October 10, 1913 – July 30, 1994) was a film and television actress working in the 1940s and 1950s....  more
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    Janice Long

    1955-04-05
    5

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Janice Berry Long (née Chegwin; born 5 April 1955) is an English radio broadcaster best known for her work with BBC Radio. During her career she has presented shows on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and...  more
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    Janice Lynde

    1948-03-28
    8

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    Janice Lynde (born March 28, 1948) is an American actress. The Houston, Texas-born, Lake Charles, Louisiana-reared Lynde began her career at 10 years old, with the Dallas Symphony, both as a pianist...  more
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    Janice Pennington

    1942-07-08
    7

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    Janice Marie Pennington (born July 8, 1942) is an American model and was one of the original "Barker's Beauties" models on The Price Is Right, serving as the show's longest-running model, from the...  more
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    Janice Nicolich

    1935-08-09
    5

    BirthplaceAstoria, New York City, New York

    Janice Winblad Nicolich (August 9, 1935 – June 28, 1996) was killed in a car accident by a drunk driver. During the trial Janice's daughter wrote that she had forgiven the drunk driver and urged that...  more
  • 18

    Janice Karman

    1954-05-21
    2

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Janice Felice Karman (born May 21, 1954) is an American actress, film producer, record producer, singer, and voice artist. She is the co-owner of Bagdasarian Productions with her husband Ross...  more
  • 19

    Janice Vidal

    1982-04-13
    4

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Janice M. Vidal (born 13 April 1982) is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer of mixed Filipino and Korean descent. Vidal was first discovered by music producer Mark Lui and initially began her career as a...  more
  • 20

    BirthplaceTarboro, North Carolina

    Janice Bryant Howroyd (born September 1, 1952) is an entrepreneur, educator, ambassador, businesswoman, author, and mentor. She is founder and chief executive officer of The ActOne Group, the largest...  more
  • 21

    Janice Cruz

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    Janice Cruz Brooks is the songwriter, lead singer and guitar player for Brooklyn-based Indie Rock trio Dark Room and Indie Pop/Rock band Kill the Moonlight. She is a Berklee trained vocal coach. She...  more
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    Janice E. Voss

    1956-10-08
    1

    BirthplaceSouth Bend, Indiana

    Janice Elaine Voss (October 8, 1956 – February 6, 2012) was an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. Voss received her B.S. in engineering science from Purdue University, her M.S. in electrical...  more
  • 23

    Janice Robinson

    1965-11-14
    5

    BirthplaceGarfield, New Jersey

    Janice Robinson (born 8 December 1967) is an American vocalist, initially known as a member of 1990's Italian Eurodance group Livin' Joy before she embarked on her solo career....  more
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    BirthplaceKitchener, Guelph, Canada

    Dr. Janice MacKinnon, Ph.D, C.M., S.O.M., FRSC (born January 30, 1947) is a Canadian historian and former Minister of Finance for the Province of Saskatchewan under NDP Premier Roy Romanow. She is...  more
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    BirthplaceGreenville, Contiguous United States, Butler County, United States of America, United States

    Janice Rogers Brown (born May 11, 1949) is a former United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She was an Associate Justice of the...  more
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