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Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?

Updated October 16, 2020 674 votes 23 voters 41.2k 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 Gillan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Karen Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Karen Mulder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Karen O is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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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 on Wikipedia

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    #111 of 198 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years#421 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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    Karen Black is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    Karen Black

    1939-07-01

    BirthplacePark Ridge, Illinois, USA

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

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    Karen Alexander is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    Karen Alexander

    1946-01-01

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Karen Alexander (born 1946) was an American singer-songwriter who had some success in the... more on Wikipedia
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    Karen Allen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    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 on Wikipedia

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    Karen Elson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    Karen Elson

    1979-01-14

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

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

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    Karen David is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    Karen David

    1979-04-15

    BirthplaceShillong, India

    Karen Shenaz David (born 15 April 1979 or 1980) is an Indo-Canadian actress, singer and... more on Wikipedia
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    Karen Duffy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    Karen Duffy

    1962-05-23

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

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

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    Karen Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    Karen Jarrett

    1972-10-12

    BirthplaceUSA, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

    Karen Jarrett (née Smedley and formerly Angle, born October 12, 1972) is an American ... more on Wikipedia
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    Karen Briggs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    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 on Wikipedia

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    Karen Valentine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Karen Fairchild is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    Karen Fairchild

    1969-09-28

    BirthplaceGary, Indiana

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

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    #57 of 158 The Top Female Country Singers#20 of 52 The Best Country Singers From Georgia

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    Karen Russell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    Karen Russell

    1981-07-10

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

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

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    Karen Hassan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    Karen Hassan

    1981-07-01

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    Karen Hassan (born 31 July 1981) is an Northern Irish actress, born in Belfast, Northern... more on Wikipedia
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    Karen Blixen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    Karen Blixen

    1885-04-17

    BirthplaceRungsted

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

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    Karen McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    Karen McCarthy

    1947-03-18

    BirthplaceHaverhill, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Massachusetts

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

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    Karen Reyes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Karen Dianne Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    Karen Dianne Baldwin (born September 6, 1963) is a Canadian actress, TV host and beauty queen... more on Wikipedia
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    Karen Cliche is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Karen Marie Moning is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    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 on Wikipedia

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    Karen Handel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Karen Kingsbury is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?

    BirthplaceVirginia

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

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    Karen Alloy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Karen In The World?
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    Karen Alloy

    1977-08-03

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

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