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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
Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer
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

Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Record producer, Guitarist, Musician
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
Pin-up girl, Actor, Singer
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
Columnist, Author, Actor
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 WWII. After making her ...more

Joan Baez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Pacifist, Activist, Record producer
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
Actor, Voice acting
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
Military Leader
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
Actor
Joan Fontaine was an actress.

Joan Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Actor
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
Fashion Model, Restaurateur, Actor
Joan Severance is an American actress and former fashion model.

Joan Osborne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter
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
Fashion Model, Author, Actor
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
Model
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
Memoirist, Novelist, Author
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
Journalist, Newsreader, Screenwriter
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

Joan Chen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Joan
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
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
Opera Singer, Dramatic colouratura
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
Actor
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
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter
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
Actor, Singer
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
Pin-up girl, Actor
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
Actor
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
Actor, Voice acting
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
Painter, Artist
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
Actor, Voice acting
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