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Who Is The Most Famous Kelly In The World?

Updated October 29, 2020 750 votes 50 voters 47.5k views84 items

List RulesVote up all of the Kellys you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Kelly can you think of? The famous Kellys below have many different professions, including notable actors named Kelly, famous athletes named Kelly, and even musicians named Kelly. There are women and men named Kelly on this list. 

Kelly Clarkson is certainly one of the most famous Kellys on this list. One of the famous musicians named Kelly, she won the very first season of American Idol. Another of the famous singers named Kelly is Kelly Rowland. She was a member of Destiny's Child as well as a solo artist. This list also features actresses named Kelly, such as Kelly Ripa. 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Kelly? Just add the celebrity Kelly to the list!

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    Kelly Clarkson

    1982-04-24
    Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, actress,...  more

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    Kelly Rowland

    1981-02-11
    Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland (born February 11, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter,...  more

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    Kelly Ripa

    1970-10-02
    Kelly Maria Ripa (born October 2, 1970) is an American actress, dancer, talk show host, and...  more

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    #44 of 131 The Most Annoying TV Hosts#2 of 58 The Best Female Talk Show Hosts on TV

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    Kelly Osbourne

    1984-10-27
    Kelly Michelle Lee Osbourne (born 27 October 1984) is a British singer-songwriter, actress,...  more

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    #43 of 289 The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked#33 of 79 The Best Reality Show Judges

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    Kelly Preston

    1962-10-13
    Kelly Kamalelehua Smith (October 13, 1962 - July 12, 2020), better known by her stage name...  more

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    #90 of 110 The Greatest '80s Teen Stars#37 of 131 The Hottest California Models of All Time

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    Kelly Brook

    1979-11-23
    Kelly Brook (born 23 November 1979) is an English model, actress and television presenter best...  more

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    Kelly McGillis

    1957-07-09
    Kelly Ann McGillis (born July 9, 1957) is an American actress widely known for her film role...  more

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    Kelly Macdonald

    1976-02-23
    Kelly Macdonald (born 23 February 1976) is a Scottish actress best known for her roles in...  more

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    #513 of 831 The Best Actresses In Film History#46 of 185 The Best Living English Actresses

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    Kelly Bishop

    1944-02-28
    Carole "Kelly" Bishop (born February 28, 1944) is an American actress and dancer, best known...  more

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    Kelly Slater

    1972-02-11
    Robert Kelly Slater (born February 11, 1972) is an American professional surfer, author,...  more

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    #70 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#560 of 574 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures

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    Kelly Kelly

    1987-01-15
    Barbara Jean Blank (born January 15, 1987) is an American model, actress, reality television...  more

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    Kelly LeBrock

    1960-03-24
    Kelly LeBrock (born March 24, 1960) is an American-born English actress and model. Her acting...  more

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    Kelly Lynch

    1959-01-31
    Kelly Lynch (born January 31, 1959) is an American actress and model....  more
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    Kelly Stables

    1978-01-26
    Kelly Stables (born January 26, 1978) is an American actress who has appeared on stage, as...  more
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    Kelly Carlson

    1976-02-17
    Kelly Lee Carlson (born February 17, 1976) is an American actress and model. She is best known...  more
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    Kelly Hu

    1968-02-13
    Kelly Ann Hu (born February 13, 1968 simplified Chinese: 胡凯丽; traditional Chinese: 胡凱麗;...  more

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    Kelly Mantle is an American actor, comedian, musician, and drag queen. He appeared as a...  more
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    Kelly Jean Killoren Bensimon (born May 1, 1968) is an American author, socialite and former...  more
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    Survivor: Borneo is the first season of the American CBS competitive reality television series...  more
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    Kelly Cutrone

    1965-11-13
    Kelly Cutrone (born 1965) is an American publicist, television personality, and author....  more
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    Kelly Choi

    1976-02-07
    Kelly Choi is a former host of Bravo TV's Top Chef spin-off, Top Chef Masters Choi was the...  more
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    Kelly Overton

    1978-08-28
    Kelly Overton is an American actress. She is known for portraying Vanessa Van Helsing in the...  more
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    Kelly Ayotte

    1968-06-27
    Kelly Ann Ayotte (; born June 27, 1968) is an American attorney and politician who served as a...  more

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    Kelly Reilly

    1977-07-18
    Jessica Kelly Siobhán Reilly (born 18 July 1977), is an English actress. Her performance in...  more

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    HALIENE

    1988-03-29
    Kelly Sweet (born March 29, 1988), also known professionally as Haliene (; stylized as...  more

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