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Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?

Updated October 16, 2020 727 votes 47 voters 45.9k views85 items

List RulesVote up all the Karens you have heard of.

How many celebrities named Karen can you think of? The famous Karens below have many different professions, including notable actresses named Karen, famous comedians named Karen, and even political figures named Karen. 

Karen Gillan, of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Guardians of the Galaxy fame is certainly one of the most famous Karens on this list. Another of the famous people with the first name Karen is Karen Kilgariff. She's a comedian, actress, and singer, most known for being one of the co-hosts of popular true crime podcast, My Favorite Murder.

Karen Carpenter is one of the famous singers named Karen, along with Karen Marie Aagaard Ørsted Andersen, who actually goes by MØ. This list also features famous movie stars named Karen, like Karen Black. There are also singers named Karen, models named Karen, and athletes named Karen. 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous woman named Karen? Just add them to the list!  

  • Karen Gillan1

    Karen Gillan


    BirthplaceInverness, United Kingdom

    Karen Sheila Gillan (born 28 November 1987) is a Scottish actress and filmmaker. She played...  more

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  • Karen Carpenter2

    Karen Carpenter


    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was an American singer and drummer who...  more

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  • Karen Mulder3

    Karen Mulder


    BirthplaceVlaardingen, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Karen Mulder (born 1 June 1970) is a Dutch model and singer. During the 1990s, she was...  more

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  • Karen O4

    Karen O


    BirthplaceBusan, South Korea

    Karen Lee Orzolek (born November 22, 1978), is a South Korean-born American singer,...  more

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  • Karen Black5

    Karen Black


    BirthplaceUSA, Park Ridge, Illinois

    Karen Blanche Black (née Ziegler; July 1, 1939 – August 8, 2013) was an American actress,...  more

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  • Karen Allen6

    Karen Allen


    BirthplaceCarrollton, Illinois, United States of America

    Karen Jane Allen (born October 5, 1951) is an American film and stage actress. After making...  more

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  • Karen Duffy7

    Karen Duffy


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Karen "Duff" Duffy (born May 23, 1962) is an American writer, model, television personality,...  more

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  • Karen Elson8

    Karen Elson


    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    Karen Jill Elson (born 15 January 1979) is an English supermodel and singer-songwriter....  more

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  • Karen Alexander9

    Karen Alexander


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Karen Alexander (born 1946) was an American singer-songwriter who had some success in the...  more
  • Karen Valentine10

    Karen Valentine


    BirthplaceSebastopol, California, United States of America

    Karen Valentine (born May 25, 1947) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as...  more
  • Karen Fairchild11

    Karen Fairchild


    BirthplaceGary, Indiana

    Karen Fairchild is a member of the musical group, Little Big Town....  more

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    #56 of 160 The Top Female Country Singers#18 of 52 The Best Country Singers From Georgia

  • Karen David12

    Karen David


    BirthplaceShillong, India

    Karen Shenaz David (born 15 April 1979 or 1980) is an Indo-Canadian actress, singer and...  more
  • Karen Jarrett13

    Karen Jarrett


    BirthplaceUSA, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

    Karen Jarrett (née Smedley and formerly Angle, born October 12, 1972) is an American ...  more
  • Karen Briggs14

    Karen Briggs


    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York

    Karen Briggs may refer to: Karen Briggs (musician) (born 1963), American violinist Karen...  more

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  • Karen Russell15

    Karen Russell


    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Karen Russell (born July 10, 1981) is an American novelist and short story writer. Her debut...  more

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  • Karen Hassan16

    Karen Hassan


    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    Karen Hassan (born 31 July 1981) is an Northern Irish actress, born in Belfast, Northern...  more
  • Karen Blixen17

    Karen Blixen



    Baroness Karen Christenze von Blixen-Finecke (born Dinesen; 17 April 1885 – 7 September 1962)...  more

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  • Karen McCarthy18

    Karen McCarthy


    BirthplaceHaverhill, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Karen McCarthy (March 18, 1947 – October 5, 2010) was an American politician. She served as...  more

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  • Karen Reyes19

    Karen Reyes


    BirthplaceCalapan, Philippines

    Karen Mae Reyes is a Filipina actress. On July 7, 2012, she was declared Second Big Placer of...  more
  • Karen Dianne Baldwin20

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    Karen Dianne Baldwin (born September 6, 1963) is a Canadian actress, TV host and beauty queen...  more
  • Karen Kingsbury21


    Karen Kingsbury (born June 8, 1963) is an American Christian novelist born in Fairfax,...  more

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  • Karen Alloy22

    Karen Alloy


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Karen Schindler Alloy (born August 3, 1977) is an American comedian and Regional Emmy...  more
  • Karen Cliche23

    Karen Cliche


    BirthplaceSept-Îles, Canada

    Karen Cliche (; born July 22, 1976) is a Canadian actress. She's known for her roles as a...  more
  • Karen Marie Moning24

    Karen Marie Moning


    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Karen Marie Moning is an American author. Many of her novels have appeared on the New York...  more


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  • Karen Handel25

    Karen Handel


    BirthplaceContiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202

    Karen Christine Handel (née Walker; born April 18, 1962) is an American businesswoman and...  more