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Who Is The Most Famous Josephine In The World?

Updated January 28, 2021 379 votes 32 voters 8.3k views40 items

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How many celebrities named Josephine can you think of? The famous Josephines below have many different professions, including notable actors named Josephine, famous musicians named Josephine, and even athletes named Josephine.

Josephine Baker is certainly one of the most famous Josephines on this list. One of the famous actresses named Josephine, she was an entertainer and civil rights activist. She became the first Black woman to star in a major motion picture when she appeared in 1927's Siren of the Tropics. Josephine Butler was also an activist, focusing her attention on women's suffrage.

Another of the famous people with the first name Josephine is Josephine Hull. She won an Oscar for her performance in Harvey. Arsenic and Old Lace and After Tomorrow are among her notable projects. Josephine Langford is another famous actress named Josephine.

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  • 1

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

    NationalityFrance, United States of America

    Josephine Baker (born Freda Josephine McDonald, naturalised French Joséphine Baker; 3 June 1906 – 12 April 1975) was an American-born French entertainer, activist, and French Resistance agent. Her  ...more

    From Scantily Clad Dancer To World War II Spy, Josephine Baker Laughed In The Face Of Traditions#2 of 12 12 Historic Spies We Want To See Get Their Own Summer Blockbusters#271 of 362 The Greatest Entertainers Of All Time

  • 2

    BirthplaceNewtonville, Newton, Massachusetts, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Marie Josephine Hull (née Sherwood; January 3, 1877 – March 12, 1957) was an American stage and film actress who also was a director of plays. She had a successful 50-year career on stage while  ...more
  • 3

    BirthplacePerth, Australia

    Josephine Langford (born August 18, 1997) is an Australian actress and the younger sister of 13 Reason Why star Katherine Langford. She has appeared in 2017's Wish Upon and 2017's Pulse.

  • 4

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    Josephine Skriver is a Danish model known for her work with international fashion and beauty brands like Victoria's Secret, Gucci, Max Mara, Michael Kors, Bulgari, and DKNY.  ...more

    #1 of 30 Hottest Danish Models#19 of 23 Celebrities Who Live In Nashville

  • 5

    BirthplaceLes Trois-Îlets, Martinique, Martinique


    Joséphine (French: [ʒo.ze.fin də‿bo.aʁ.nɛ]; born Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie; 23 June 1763 – 29 May 1814) was the first wife of Napoleon, and the first Empress of the French after he  ...more
  • 6

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Josephine Hutchinson (October 12, 1903 – June 4, 1998) was an American actress. She acted in several theater plays and films.  ...more
  • 7

    BirthplaceInverness, United Kingdom


    Josephine Tey was a pseudonym used by Elizabeth MacKintosh (25 July 1896 – 13 February 1952), a Scottish author best remembered for her mystery novels. She also wrote plays under the name Gordon  ...more
  • 8

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden


    Leyla Jerrie Josephine Bornebusch (born 12 September 1981) is a Swedish actress. She began her acting career in the Swedish drama series Rederiet in 1999 and a year later, she starred alongside  ...more
  • 9

    BirthplaceFreeport, Bahamas


    Josephine Jacqueline Jones is a film actress.  ...more
  • 10

    BirthplaceNorthumberland, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Josephine Elizabeth Butler (née Grey; 13 April 1828 – 30 December 1906) was an English feminist and social reformer in the Victorian era. She campaigned for women's suffrage, the right of women to  ...more
  • 11

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Josephine Sarah "Sadie" Earp (née Marcus; 1861 – December 19, 1944) was the common-law wife of Wyatt Earp, a famed Old West lawman and gambler. She met Wyatt in 1881 in the frontier boom town of  ...more
  • 12

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Josephine Ann Tewson (born 26 February 1931) is a British stage and television character actress. She is best known for her roles in popular and long-running British television sitcoms, such as  ...more
  • 13

    BirthplaceCobourg, Canada

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Josephine Jacobsen (19 August 1908 – 9 July 2003) was an American poet, short story writer, essayist, and critic. She was appointed the twenty-first Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library  ...more
  • 14

    BirthplaceHong Kong

    Josephine Chuen-juei Ho, is the chair of the English department of National Central University, Taiwan, and coordinator of its Center For the Study of Sexualities.She has withstood lawsuits directed  ...more
  • 15

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin (August 31, 1842 – March 13, 1924) was an African-American publisher, journalist, civil rights leader, suffragist, and editor of the Woman's Era, the first national  ...more
  • 16


    NationalityUnited States of America

    Josephine Foster (born April 19, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Colorado, United States. As an adolescent she worked as a funeral and wedding singer, and aspired to become  ...more
  • 17

    BirthplaceLittle Italy, New York City, New York

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Josephine Gattuso Hendin (born 1944) is an Italian American feminist novelist and critic.  ...more
  • 18

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia


    Josephine Ann Endicott is a dancer.  ...more
  • 19

    BirthplaceParis, France


    Josephine Japy is an actress.  ...more
  • 20

    BirthplaceFrance, Paris


    Joséphine de La Baume (born 8 October 1984) is a French actress, singer, director, and model.  ...more
  • 21

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Josephine Louise Miles (June 11, 1911 – May 12, 1985) was an American poet and literary critic; the first woman tenured in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley. She wrote  ...more
  • 22

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mary Josephine Dunn (May 1, 1906 – February 3, 1983) was an American stage and film actress of the 1920s and 1930s.  ...more
  • 23

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Josephine Humphreys (born February 2, 1945) is an American novelist.  ...more
  • 24


    NationalityUnited States of America

    Josephine Garis Cochran (later Cochrane) (March 8, 1839 in Ashtabula County, Ohio – August 3, 1913 (age 72) in Chicago, Illinois) was the inventor of the first commercially successful automatic  ...more
  • 25

    BirthplaceVictoria City, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    NationalityHong Kong, Republic of Ireland

    Marie Josephine Leopoldine Bracken (October 3, 1876 – March 15, 1902) was the common-law wife of Philippine national hero José Rizal during his exile in Dapitan in the province of Zamboanga del Norte  ...more
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