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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!  

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  • Karen Gillan1
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    Karen Gillan

    1987-11-28

    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
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    Karen Carpenter

    1950-03-02

    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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    #24 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time#192 of 271 The Sexiest Musical Artists of All Time

  • Karen Mulder3
    21

    Karen Mulder

    1970-06-01

    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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    #582 of 1,267 Test 18- The Most Beautiful Women in the World#28 of 46 Hottest Dutch Models

  • Karen O4
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    Karen O

    1978-11-22

    BirthplaceBusan, South Korea

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

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  • Karen Black5
    18

    Karen Black

    1939-07-01

    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
    20

    Karen Allen

    1951-10-05

    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
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    Karen Duffy

    1962-05-23

    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
    18

    Karen Elson

    1979-01-14

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

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

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  • Karen Alexander9
    12

    Karen Alexander

    1946-01-01

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Karen Alexander (born 1946) was an American singer-songwriter who had some success in the...  more
  • Karen Valentine10
    17

    Karen Valentine

    1947-05-25

    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
    17

    Karen Fairchild

    1969-09-28

    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
    11

    Karen David

    1979-04-15

    BirthplaceShillong, India

    Karen Shenaz David (born 15 April 1979 or 1980) is an Indo-Canadian actress, singer and...  more
  • Karen Jarrett13
    12

    Karen Jarrett

    1972-10-12

    BirthplaceUSA, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

    Karen Jarrett (née Smedley and formerly Angle, born October 12, 1972) is an American ...  more
  • Karen Briggs14
    10

    Karen Briggs

    1963-01-01

    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
    11

    Karen Russell

    1981-07-10

    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
    11

    Karen Hassan

    1981-07-01

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    Karen Hassan (born 31 July 1981) is an Northern Irish actress, born in Belfast, Northern...  more
  • Karen Blixen17
    15

    Karen Blixen

    1885-04-17

    BirthplaceRungsted

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

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  • Karen McCarthy18
    14

    Karen McCarthy

    1947-03-18

    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
    12

    Karen Reyes

    1996-10-17

    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

    BirthplaceVirginia

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

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  • Karen Alloy22
    10

    Karen Alloy

    1977-08-03

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Karen Schindler Alloy (born August 3, 1977) is an American comedian and Regional Emmy...  more
  • Karen Cliche23
    14

    Karen Cliche

    1976-07-22

    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
    14

    Karen Marie Moning

    1964-11-01

    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
    12

    Karen Handel

    1962-04-18

    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