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

Jean Harlow was one of the most famous actresses and sex symbols of her time. One of her first movies include Hell's Angels. She's co-starred along-side with Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy. She was voted "22nd Greatest Actress of All Time" at The American Film Institute. Jean Reno is a famous french actor. He's starred in many movies, such as Godzilla and The Pink Panther. He has worked on English, French, Spanish, Japanese and Italian films.
Jean Harlow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Dec. at 26 (1911-1937)

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Jean Harlow (born Harlean Harlow Carpenter; March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930's.She was one of the biggest movie stars in the world. Often ...more

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Jean Reno is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Age: 70

Birthplace: Morocco, Casablanca

Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez (born 30 July 1948), known as Jean Reno (French: [ʒɑ̃ ʁeno]), is a French actor of Spanish descent. He has worked in French, English, Japanese, Spanish, and ...more

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Jean-Claude Van Damme is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Age: 58

Birthplace: Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Brussels, Belgium

Jean-Claude Camille François van Varenberg (born 18 October 1960), professionally known as Jean-Claude van Damme (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ klod vɑ̃ dam], Dutch: [vɑn ˈdɑmə]) and as ...more

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Jean Simmons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Dec. at 81 (1929-2010)

Birthplace: England, London

Jean Merilyn Simmons, OBE (31 January 1929 – 22 January 2010) was a British-American actress and singer. One of J. Arthur Rank's "well-spoken young starlets", she appeared ...more

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Jean Seberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Dec. at 41 (1938-1979)

Birthplace: Marshalltown, Iowa, United States of America

Jean Dorothy Seberg (; French: [ʒɑ̃ seˈbɛʁg]; November 13, 1938 – August 30, 1979) was an American actress who lived half her life in France. Her performance in Jean-Luc Godard's 1960 film ...more

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Jean Stapleton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Dec. at 90 (1923-2013)

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Jean Stapleton (born Jeanne Murray; January 19, 1923 – May 31, 2013) was an American character actress of stage, television and film. Stapleton is best known for playing Edith Bunker, the ...more

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Jean Dujardin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Age: 46

Birthplace: Rueil-Malmaison, France

Jean Dujardin (French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃ dy.ʒaʁ.dɛ̃] (listen); born 19 June 1972) is a French actor, comedian, humorist and television director. He began his career as a stand-up comedian in ...more
Jean Cocteau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Dec. at 74 (1889-1963)

Birthplace: Île-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France, Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines

Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (French: [ʒɑ̃ kɔkto]; 5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, designer, filmmaker, visual artist and critic. ...more

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Jean Shrimpton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Age: 76

Birthplace: Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Jean Rosemary Shrimpton (7 November 1942) is an English model and actress. She was an icon of Swinging London and is considered to be one of the world's first supermodels. She appeared on ...more
Jean Smart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Age: 67

Birthplace: USA, Washington, Seattle

Jean Elizabeth Smart (born September 13, 1951) is an American actress. After beginning her career in regional theater in the Pacific Northwest, she appeared on Broadway in 1981, as Marlene ...more

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Jean Michel Jarre is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Age: 70

Birthplace: Lyon, France

Jean-Michel André Jarre (French: [ʒɑ̃ miʃɛl ɑ̃dʁe ʒaʁ]; born 24 August 1948) is a French composer, performer and record producer. He is a pioneer in the electronic, ambient and new-age ...more

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Jean Arthur is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Dec. at 91 (1900-1991)

Birthplace: Plattsburgh, New York, United States of America

Jean Arthur (born Gladys Georgianna Greene; October 17, 1900 – June 19, 1991) was an American actress and a film star of the 1930s and 1940s. Arthur had feature roles in three Frank Capra films: ...more
Jean Paul Gaultier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Age: 66

Birthplace: Arcueil, France

Jean-Paul Gaultier (French: [ʒɑ̃ pɔl ɡotje]; born 24 April 1952) is a French haute couture and prêt-à-porter fashion designer who, in 1982, founded his eponymous fashion label. From ...more

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Jean Genet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Dec. at 76 (1910-1986)

Birthplace: Île-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France, France, Paris

Jean Genet (French: [ʒɑ̃ ʒənɛ]; (1910-12-19)19 December 1910 – (1986-04-15)15 April 1986) was a French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist. Early in his life he was a ...more

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Jean Ratelle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Age: 78

Birthplace: Lake Saint-Jean, Canada

Joseph Gilbert Yvon Jean Ratelle (born October 3, 1940) is a former Canadian ice hockey player and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. In twenty-one seasons he averaged almost a point a game ...more
Jean Sibelius is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Dec. at 92 (1865-1957)

Birthplace: Hämeenlinna, Finland

Jean Sibelius (; Swedish pronunciation ), born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius (8 December 1865 – 20 September 1957), was a Finnish composer and violinist of the late Romantic and early-modern ...more

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Jean Béliveau is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Age: 87

Birthplace: Trois-Rivières, Canada

Joseph Jean Arthur Béliveau, (August 31, 1931 – December 2, 2014) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played parts of 20 seasons with the National Hockey League's (NHL) ...more
Jean Grae is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Age: 42

Birthplace: South Africa, Cape Town

Tsidi Ibrahim, November 26, 1976), known professionally as Jean Grae (formerly What? What?), is an American hip hop recording artist, emcee, producer, actress, and comedian from Brooklyn, New ...more

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Jean Renoir is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Dec. at 85 (1894-1979)

Birthplace: Montmartre, Paris, France

Jean Renoir (French: [ʁənwaʁ]; 15 September 1894 – 12 February 1979) was a French film director, screenwriter, actor, producer and author. As a film director and actor, he made more than forty ...more
Jean Gabin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Dec. at 72 (1904-1976)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Jean Gabin (French: [ʒɑ̃ gabɛ̃]; 17 May 1904 – 15 November 1976) was a French actor and sometime singer. Considered a key figure in French cinema, he starred in several classic films including ...more

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Jean Pascal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Age: 36

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Jean-Thenistor Pascal (born October 28, 1982) is a Haitian Canadian professional boxer. He has held the WBA interim light-heavyweight title since August 2019, previously held the WBC, IBO, The ...more
Jean Louisa Kelly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Age: 46

Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Worcester

Jean Louisa Kelly (born March 9, 1972) is an American actress. After making her film debut as Tia Russell in Uncle Buck (1989) alongside John Candy, she appeared in a wide range of other films ...more
Jean Piaget is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Dec. at 84 (1896-1980)

Birthplace: Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Jean Piaget (UK: , US: , French: [ʒɑ̃ pjaʒɛ]; 9 August 1896 – 16 September 1980) was a Swiss psychologist known for his work on child development. Piaget's theory of cognitive development and ...more

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Jean Segura is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Jean Segura Age: 28

Birthplace: San Juan Province, Dominican Republic

Jean Carlos Enrique Segura (born March 17, 1990) is a Dominican professional baseball shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Los ...more

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Jean Hagen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Jean
Dec. at 54 (1923-1977)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Jean Hagen (born Jean Shirley Verhagen, August 3, 1923 – August 29, 1977) was an American actress best known for her role as Lina Lamont in Singin' in the Rain (1952), for which she was ...more