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Famous People Named Kelly 

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List of famous people named Kelly, along with photos. How many celebrities named Kelly can you think of? The famous Kellys below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Kelly, athletes named Kelly, and even political figures named Kelly. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Kelly? Add them to the list. This list is comprised mostly of women named Kelly, but there are a few famous men named Kelly here as well.

A member of one of the greatest singing groups of all time, Destiny's Child, Kelly Rowland surely makes it way up on this list. And you can't mention musical Kellys without multi-award winning artist and the very first American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson. And who could forget loving Kelly Osbourne on her reality show, The Osbournes?
Kelly Brook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Entrepreneur, Model, Actor

Age: 39

Birthplace: Rochester, United Kingdom

Kelly Brook (born 23 November 1979) is an English model, actress and television presenter best known for her modelling work in the UK, and in the US for her role in the NBC sitcom One Big Happy, ...more

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Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Record producer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter

Age: 36

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author, and television personality. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the first season of American ...more

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Kelly Rowland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Television presenter, Songwriter, Model

Age: 38

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland (born February 11, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, television personality and producer. Rowland rose to fame in the late 1990s as a ...more

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Kelly Hu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Activist, Professional Poker Player, Model

Age: 47

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Kelly Ann Hu (born February 13, 1968 simplified Chinese: 胡凯丽; traditional Chinese: 胡凱麗; pinyin: Hú Kǎilì) is an American actress, voice artist, former fashion model and beauty ...more

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Kelly LeBrock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Supermodel, Actor

Age: 58

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Kelly LeBrock (born March 24, 1960) is an American-born English actress and model. Her acting debut was in The Woman in Red (1984), co-starring Gene Wilder. She also starred in the films Weird ...more

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Kelly Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Fashion designer, Songwriter, Television producer

Age: 34

Birthplace: Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Kelly Michelle Lee Osbourne (born 27 October 1984) is a British singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter and fashion designer. The daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne (née Levy), ...more

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Kelly Preston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Model, Actor

Age: 56

Birthplace: USA, Honolulu, Hawaii

Kelly Kamalelehua Smith (born October 13, 1962), better known by her stage name Kelly Preston, is an American actress and former model. She has appeared in more than sixty television and film ...more

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Kelly Mantle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Actor

Birthplace: Oklahoma, United States of America

Kelly Mantle is an American actor, comedian, musician, and drag queen. He appeared as a contestant on the sixth season of hit reality TV show RuPaul's Drag Race.

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Kelly Kelly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Wrestler, Model, Actor

Age: 32

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

Barbara Jean Blank (born January 15, 1987) is an American model, actress, reality television personality, and professional wrestler, better known by her ring name Kelly Kelly. Blank has a ...more

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Kelly Ripa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Television producer, Actor, Presenter

Age: 48

Birthplace: Stratford, New Jersey, United States of America

Kelly Maria Ripa (born October 2, 1970) is an American actress, dancer, talk show host, and television producer. Ripa portrayed Hayley Vaughan on the ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children, ...more

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Kelly Carlson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Model, Actor

Age: 43

Birthplace: Minneapolis, USA, Minnesota

Kelly Lee Carlson (born February 17, 1976) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her role as Kimber Henry in the FX drama series Nip/Tuck.
Kelly Killoren Bensimon ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Editor, Socialite, Entrepreneur

Age: 50

Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, United States of America

Kelly Jean Killoren Bensimon (born May 1, 1968) is an American author, socialite and former editor of Elle Accessories and a former model. She appeared as a full-time cast member on the Bravo ...more

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Kelly Lynch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Model, Actor, Flight attendant

Age: 60

Birthplace: USA, Minnesota, Golden Valley

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

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Kelly Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 43

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Kelly Macdonald (born 23 February 1976) is a Scottish actress best known for her roles in Trainspotting (1996), Gosford Park (2001), Intermission (2003), Nanny McPhee (2005), Boardwalk Empire ...more

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Kelly Slater is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Musician, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 47

Birthplace: Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States of America

Robert Kelly Slater (born February 11, 1972) is an American professional surfer, author, actor, model, environmental activist, businessman, and innovator, best known for his unprecedented 11 ...more

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Kelly Ayotte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Kelly

Age: 50

Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire, United States of America

Kelly Ann Ayotte (; born June 27, 1968) is an American attorney and politician who served as a United States Senator from 2011 to 2017 and Attorney General for New Hampshire from 2004 to 2009. ...more

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Kelly Stables is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 41

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Kelly Stables (born January 26, 1978) is an American actress who has appeared on stage, as well as in film and television. She is known for her television roles, such as Melissa on Two and a ...more
Kelly Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Actor

Age: 50

Birthplace: Elizabethtown, Kentucky, USA

Kelly Rutherford (November 6, 1968) is an American actress. She is known for her television roles as Stephanie "Sam" Whitmore on the NBC daytime soap opera Generations (1989–1991), as ...more

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Kelly Reilly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Actor

Age: 41

Birthplace: Surrey, England

Jessica Kelly Siobhán Reilly (born 18 July 1977), is an English actress. Her performance in After Miss Julie at the Donmar Warehouse made her a star of the London stage and earned her a ...more
Kelly Wiglesworth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Guide

Age: 41

Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America

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Kelly Overton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Kelly Overton Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 40

Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Wilbraham

Kelly Overton is an American actress. She is known for portraying Vanessa Van Helsing in the 2016 Syfy fantasy drama series Van Helsing.
Kelly Olynyk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Basketball player

Age: 27

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Kelly Tyler Olynyk ( oh-LIN-ik; born April 19, 1991) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball in ...more

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HALIENE is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Singer

Age: 30

Birthplace: Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Kelly Sweet (born March 29, 1988), also known professionally as Haliene (; stylized as HALIENE), is an American electropop singer-songwriter currently living in Los Angeles. As Haliene, she is ...more

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Kelly Holmes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Kelly Holmes Athlete

Age: 48

Birthplace: Pembury, United Kingdom

Dame Kelly Holmes, (born 19 April 1970) is a retired British middle distance athlete. Holmes specialised in the 800 metres and 1500 metres events and won a gold medal for both distances at the ...more
Kelly McGillis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Kelly
Actor

Age: 61

Birthplace: USA, California, Newport Beach

Kelly Ann McGillis (born July 9, 1957) is an American actress widely known for her film role as Rachel Lapp in Witness (1985) with Harrison Ford, for which she received Golden Globe and BAFTA ...more

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