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If your name is Karen, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Karen, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Karen can you think of? The famous Karens below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Karen, athletes named Karen, and even political figures named Karen. The music industry is no stranger to the name Karen, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Karen are worth mentioning? This list includes Karen Gillan, Karen Carpenter, Karen McDougal and Karen O. To read more about these notable people named Karen, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.

Karen Gillan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Gillan Karen Sheila Gillan is a Scottish actress and former model, best known for her role as Amy Pond in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who. In film, she has starred as Jane Lockhart in Not ...more

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Karen Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Carpenter Karen Anne Carpenter was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard, formed the 1970s duo Carpenters. Although her skills as a drummer earned admiration from drumming ...more

Karen McDougal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen McDougal Karen McDougal is an American model and actress. She is known for her appearances in Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month for December 1997 and Playmate of the Year of 1998. In 2001, the ...more

Karen O is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen O Karen Lee Orzolek, better known by her stage name Karen O, is a South Korean-born American singer and musician. She is the lead vocalist for American rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Karen Black is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Black Karen Blanche Black was an American actress, screenwriter, singer and songwriter. She is known for her appearances in such films as Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Great Gatsby and Airport ...more

Karen Mulder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Mulder Karen Mulder is a Dutch former model and singer. During the 90s, she had a successful modeling career and was recognized as a world-class "supermodel" by various media. In her native ...more

Karen Elson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Elson Karen Elson is a British model, singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Karen Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Allen Karen Jane Allen is an American actress. She played Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Allen has also had roles in films such as ...more

Karen Velez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Velez Karen Velez was the wife of Lee Majors.

Karen Duffy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Duffy Karen Duffy is an American model, television personality, and actress.

Karen David is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen David Karen David is a Canadian-British actress, singer and songwriter, who is best known for portraying "Princess Isabella Maria Lucia Elizabetta of Valencia" in ABC's fairytale-themed ...more

Karen Witter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Witter Karen Rachel Witter is an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its March 1982 issue, and her centerfold was photographed by Arny Freytag. Witter later ...more

Karen Hafter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Karen

Karen Alexander is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Alexander Karen Alexander was an American singer-songwriter who had some success in the 1970s. She was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in one of the suburbs of Hollywood. Her father had a ...more

Karen Christy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Karen

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Karen Valentine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Valentine Karen Lynne Valentine is an American actress best known for her role as the idealistic schoolteacher Alice Johnson in the television series Room 222.

Karen Price is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Price Karen Elaine Price is an American model, stunt woman and television producer. She is sometimes credited as Karen Castoldi. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in January 1981. Her ...more

Karen Fairchild is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Fairchild Karen Fairchild is a member of the musical group, Little Big Town.

Karen McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen McCarthy Karen McCarthy was a Missouri politician. She served as the U.S. Representative for the fifth district of Missouri from 1995 to 2005.

Karen Hassan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Hassan Karen Hassan is an Northern Irish actress, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. From 2008 until 2012 she played Lynsey Nolan in the main series of Hollyoaks. Her work includes roles in Hollyoaks ...more

Karen Lancaume is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Lancaume Karen Lancaume was a French pornographic film actress. She appeared in over 40 pornographic films between 1996 and 2002, all but one being on video. She is best known internationally for her ...more

Karen Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Jarrett Karen Jarrett is an American professional wrestling valet and personality, formerly working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as the Senior Vice President of the TNA Knockouts Division. She is ...more

Karen Russell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Russell Karen Russell is an American novelist and short story writer. Her debut novel, Swamplandia!, was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She was also the recipient of a MacArthur ...more

Karen Morton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Karen

Karen Foster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Karen

Karen Traviss is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Traviss Karen Traviss is a science fiction author from Wiltshire, England. She has written the Wess'Har series as well as tie-in material based on Star Wars, Gears of War, Halo, and G.I. Joe. She has ...more

Karen Briggs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Briggs Karen Briggs is an American violinist. She was born in New York City and grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia. Taking violin lessons from an early age, Briggs attended Norfolk State University after ...more

Karen Marie Moning is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Marie Moning Karen Marie Moning is an American author. Many of her novels have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List with Shadowfever reaching the number one position on multiple national best ...more

Karen Thompson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Karen

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Karen Blixen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Blixen Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke, née Karen Christenze Dinesen, was a Danish author also known by her pen name Isak Dinesen. She also wrote under the pen names Tania Blixen, Osceola and ...more

Karen Cliche is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Cliche Karen Cliche is a Canadian actress. She's best known for her roles as a regular on the TV series Vampire High, Adventure Inc., Mutant X, Young Blades, and Flash Gordon. She is married to Brian ...more

Karen Reyes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Reyes Karen Mae Reyes is a Filipina actress. On July 7, 2012, she was declared Second Big Placer of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4. She is a typical teenager in her hometown Calapan, Oriental ...more

Karen Fisher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Karen

Karen Dianne Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Dianne Baldwin Karen Dianne Baldwin, is a Canadian actress, TV Host and beauty queen who was the first Canadian winner of Miss Universe.

Karen Alloy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Alloy Karen Schindler Alloy is an American comedienne and Regional Emmy award-winning entertainer, best known for her work on YouTube under the name spricket24. As of February 2012, Alloy's videos ...more

Karen Kingsbury is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Kingsbury Karen Kingsbury is an American Christian novelist. She was a sports writer for the Los Angeles Times and later wrote for the Los Angeles Daily News. Her first book, Missy's Murder, was based on ...more

Karen Dior is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Dior Karen Dior was an American trans woman, pornographic and mainstream performer, film director, singer and writer. She was best known as a pioneer in popularizing adult films involving transsexual ...more

Karen Maruyama is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Maruyama Karen Maruyama is an American actress and comedienne. She has appeared on television in supporting roles in a number of sitcoms, including recurring characters on The Jamie Foxx Show, Strip ...more

Karen Clark Sheard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Clark Sheard Karen Clark-Sheard is an American gospel four-time Grammy Award winning singer, musician, and songwriter. The youngest daughter of pioneering gospel choral director Mattie Moss Clark, Sheard ...more

Karen Akers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Akers Karen Akers is an American actress and singer, who has appeared on Broadway, and in cabaret and film.

Karen Handel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Handel Karen C. Handel is an American politician, author, and former senior vice president for public policy at Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She served as Secretary of State of Georgia from 2007 until ...more

Karen Matheson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Matheson Karen Matheson OBE is a Scottish folk singer, who frequently sings in Scottish Gaelic. She is lead singer of the group Capercaillie and was a member of Dan Ar Braz's group L'Heritage des Celtes, ...more

Karen Hines is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Hines Karen Hines is a Canadian actress, writer and director. She is the artistic director and producer of "Keep Frozen: Pochsy Productions." Born in Chicago, raised in Toronto, she now ...more

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Karen Demirchyan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Demirchyan Karen Demirchyan was a Soviet and Armenian politician. He served as the First Secretary of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic from 1974 to 1988. Soon after his reemergence into active ...more

Karen LeBlanc is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen LeBlanc Karen LeBlanc is an actress.

Karen X. Tulchinsky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen X. Tulchinsky Karen X. Tulchinsky is a Canadian novelist, short story writer, anthologist and screenwriter from Vancouver, British Columbia. She is openly lesbian.

Karen Austin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Austin Karen Austin is an American actress. Austin has made many TV and film appearances since the 1980s. She was a regular on the first season of the NBC-TV series Night Court, where she was the ...more

Karen Iwata is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Iwata Karen Iwata is a Japanese singer. She is a member of the Japanese female idol group AKB48. Currently, she is in Team A.

Karen Cockburn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Cockburn Karen Cockburn is a Canadian trampoline gymnast. She won a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the individual event. She won a gold medal at the 2003 Trampoline World Championships in ...more

Karen Arthur is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Karen
Karen Arthur Karen Arthur is an American film director, producer, and actress. She has directed three feature films, including Lady Beware and The Mafu Cage, but the majority of her work has been in ...more