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

The late Joan Rivers was definitely a comedian who paved the way for female comics and women in the industry who were older than Hollywood standards, which made her groundbreaking. Her controversial sense of humor was definitely seen in her last show The Fashion Police.

Of course, other actresses include Joan Cusack, sister to John Cusack who starred in many classics, such as Working Girl, In & Out, and School of Rock. But if you like old school, you might want to consider the late Joan Crawford, the actress who inspired the cult classic Mommy Dearest.

And who can forget the legendary Joan Jett. Her band Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and The Runaways had amazing hits, such as "I Love Rock N Roll", and "I Hate Myself for Loving You".

Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Rivers Joan Alexandra Molinsky, known as Joan Rivers, was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host noted for her often controversial comedic persona — where she was ...more

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Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Jett Joan Jett is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, including their hit record "I ...more

Joan Crawford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Crawford Joan Crawford was an American film and television actress who started as a dancer and stage chorine. Beginning her career as a dancer in traveling theatrical companies before debuting as a ...more

Joan Collins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Collins Dame Joan Henrietta Collins, DBE is an English actress, author and columnist. Born in Paddington, west London and brought up in Maida Vale, Collins grew up during the Second World War. After ...more

Joan Baez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Baez Joan Baez is an American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 55 ...more

Joan Cusack is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Cusack Joan Cusack is an American actress. She received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in the romantic comedy-drama Working Girl and the romantic comedy In & ...more

Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan of Arc Joan of Arc, nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans", is considered a heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint. She was born to Jacques d'Arc and Isabelle, a peasant family, at ...more

Joan Fontaine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Fontaine Joan Fontaine was an actress.

Joan Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Allen Joan Allen is an American actress, who has worked in theatre, film and television. She is a Tony Award winner, and a three-time Academy Award nominee. Allen began her acting career in 1977 with ...more

Joan Severance is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Severance Joan Severance is an American actress and former fashion model.

Joan Osborne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Osborne Joan Elizabeth Osborne is an American singer-songwriter and interpreter of music, having recorded and performed in various popular American musical genres including pop, soul, R&B, blues and ...more

Joan Blondell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Blondell Rose Joan Blondell was an American actress who performed in movies and on television for five decades as Joan Blondell. After winning a beauty pageant, Blondell embarked upon a film career. ...more

Joan Smalls is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Smalls Joan Smalls Rodriguez is a Puerto Rican fashion model. In 2013, she ranked at #8 on Forbes magazine's "World's Highest-Paid Models" list. In 2011, she became the first Latina model to ...more

Joan Didion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Didion Joan Didion is an American author best known for her novels and her literary journalism. Her novels and essays explore the disintegration of American morals and cultural chaos, where the ...more

Joan Lunden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Lunden Joan Lunden is an American journalist, author and television host. She was the co-host of ABC's Good Morning America from 1980–97, and has authored eight books. She has appeared on the Biography ...more

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Joan Chen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Chen Joan Chen is a Chinese-American actress, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. She became famous in China for her performance in the 1979 film Little Flower and came to international ...more

Joan Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Sutherland Dame Joan Alston Sutherland OM, AC, DBE was an Australian dramatic coloratura soprano noted for her contribution to the renaissance of the bel canto repertoire from the late 1950s through to the ...more

Joan Bennett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Bennett Joan Geraldine Bennett was an American stage, film and television actress. Besides acting on the stage, Bennett appeared in more than 70 motion pictures from the era of silent movies well into ...more

Joan Armatrading is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Armatrading Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading, MBE is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist. As a three-time Grammy Award-nominee, Armatrading was nominated twice for BRIT Awards as Best Female Artist. She ...more

Joan Sims is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Sims Irene Joan Marion Sims, best known as Joan Sims, was an English actress, best remembered for her roles in the Carry On films, for playing Madge Hardcastle in As Time Goes By and Mrs Wembley, the ...more

Joan Leslie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Leslie Joan Leslie is a retired American actress who appeared in such films as High Sierra, Sergeant York and Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Joan Plowright is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Plowright Joan Ann Plowright, The Lady Olivier DBE, is an English actress whose career has spanned over six decades. She has won two Golden Globe Awards and a Tony Award and has been nominated for an ...more

Joan Van Ark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Van Ark Joan Van Ark is an American actress, most notable for her role as Valene Ewing in the primetime soap opera Knots Landing. A life member of The Actors Studio, she has also received a Theatre ...more

Joan Miró is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Miró Joan Miró i Ferrà was a Catalan, Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established ...more

Joan Hickson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Hickson Joan Hickson, OBE was an English actress of theatre, film and television. She was particularly known for her role as Agatha Christie's Miss Marple in the television series Miss Marple. As well ...more

Joan Snyder is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Snyder Joan Snyder is an American painter from New York. She is a MacArthur Fellow and a Guggenheim Fellow. Her paintings have been exhibited at several museums, including the de Saisset Museum and the ...more

Joan Caulfield is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Caulfield Joan Caulfield was an American actress and former fashion model. After being discovered by Broadway producers, she began a stage career in 1943 that eventually led to signing as an actress with ...more

Joan Staley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Staley Joan Staley is an American actress.

Joan Benoit is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Benoit Joan Benoit Samuelson is an American marathon runner who won gold at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, the year that the women's marathon was introduced. As a result, she was the ...more

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Joan Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Greenwood Joan Greenwood was an English actress. Born in Chelsea, she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Her husky voice, coupled with her slow, precise elocution, was her trademark. She may be ...more

Joan Bennett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Joan

Joan Tisch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Tisch Joan Tisch, a graduate of the University of Michigan and billionaire heir to the Tisch family fortune.

Joan Higginbotham is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Higginbotham Joan Elizabeth Higginbotham is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. She flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-116 as a mission specialist.

Joan Manuel Serrat is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Manuel Serrat Joan Manuel Serrat i Teresa is a Spanish musician, singer-songwriter, recording artist, and performer. He is considered one of the most important figures of modern, popular music in both the ...more

Joan D. Vinge is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan D. Vinge Joan D. Vinge is an American science fiction author. She is known for such works as her Hugo Award-winning novel The Snow Queen and its sequels, her series about the telepath named Cat, and her ...more

Joan Bakewell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Bakewell Joan Dawson Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell, DBE is an English journalist, television presenter and Labour Party Peer. Baroness Bakewell is President of Birkbeck, University of London.

Joan Micklin Silver is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Micklin Silver Joan Micklin Silver is an American director. She was born Joan Micklin in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Doris and Maurice David Micklin. She received her B.A. From Sarah Lawrence College. In ...more

Joan Miller is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Miller Joan Miller was an actress.

Joan Wasser is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Wasser Joan Wasser, known by her stage name Joan As Police Woman, is an American musician and singer-songwriter. She began her career playing violin with the Dambuilders. Throughout her career, she has ...more

Joan Hackett is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Hackett Joan Ann Hackett was an American actress of film, stage and television. For the 1981 film Only When I Laugh, she won a Golden Globe Award and received an Academy Award nomination for Best ...more

Joan Nathan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Nathan Joan Nathan is an award-winning American cookbook author and newspaper journalist. She has produced TV documentaries on the subject of Jewish cuisine. She was a co-founder of New York's Ninth ...more

Joan Brossa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Brossa Joan Brossa was a Catalan poet, as well as a playwright, graphic designer and visual artist. He wrote his huge literary work in the Catalan language only. He was one of the founders of both the ...more

Joan Snyder is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Joan

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Joan Riudavets is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Riudavets Joan Riudavets Moll was a Spanish supercentenarian and, at the time of his death, was believed to be the oldest verified person ever in the history of Spain. However, subsequent research by the ...more

Joan Kennedy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Kennedy Taylor Joan Kennedy Taylor was an American journalist, author, editor, public intellectual, and political activist. She is best known for her advocacy of individualist feminism and for her role in the ...more

Joan Llaneras is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Llaneras Joan Llaneras Roselló is a Spanish World and Olympic points race champion track cyclist. He specialises in the madison and points race events. Llaneras began his cycling career on the ...more

Joan Robinson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Robinson Joan Violet Robinson FBA was a British post-Keynesian economist who was well known for her work on monetary economics and wide-ranging contributions to economic theory. She was the daughter of ...more

Joan Roughgarden is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Roughgarden Joan Roughgarden is an American ecologist and evolutionary biologist. She is well known for her theistic evolutionism and critical studies on Charles Darwin's theory of sexual selection.

Joan Davis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Davis Joan Davis was an American comedic actress whose career spanned vaudeville, film, radio and television. Remembered best for the 1950s television comedy I Married Joan, Davis had a successful ...more

Joan Marie Engel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Joan Marie Engel Rear Admiral Joan Marie Engel held the position as the 18th Director of the Navy Nurse Corps from September 1994 to August 1998. She concurrently served as deputy commander for personnel ...more