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List of famous people named Kim, along with photos. How many celebrities named Kimberly can you think of? The famous Kims below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Kim, athletes named Kimberly, and even political figures named Kim. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Kim? Add them to the list.

One girl who's made frequent appearances on the news is Kim Kardashian. She rose to fame with the rest of her family on the reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians. She's currently married to Kanye West and stars in several spin off reality shows. You might know Kim Cattrall as her memorable role in the show Sex and the City, which gave her a Golden Globe. She's since been in films like Big Trouble in Little China and in Broadway's Private Lives and Wild Honey.
Kim Kardashian is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 38

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Kimberly Noel Kardashian West (born October 21, 1980) is an American media personality, businesswoman, socialite, model and actress. West first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of ...more

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Kim Basinger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 65

Birthplace: Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Kimila Ann Basinger (born December 8, 1953) is an American actress, singer and former fashion model. Following a successful modeling career in New York during the 1970s, Basinger moved to Los ...more

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Kim Cattrall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 62

Birthplace: Mossley Hill, United Kingdom

Kim Victoria Cattrall (; born 21 August 1956) is a British-Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Samantha Jones on HBO's Sex and the City (1998–2004), for which she received five ...more

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Kim Jong-il is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Dec. at 70 (1941-2011)

Birthplace: Vyatskoye, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia

Kim Jong-il (officially transcribed Kim Jong Il; Korean: 김정일; Korean pronunciation: [kim.dzɔŋ.il]; 16 February 1941 or 1942 – 17 December 2011) was the second leader of North Korea. He ruled ...more

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Kim Novak is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 86

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Marilyn Pauline "Kim" Novak (born February 13, 1933) is a retired American film and television actress. Novak began her film career in 1954 after signing with Columbia Pictures, ...more

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Kim Jong-un is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 36

Birthplace: Pyongyang, Pyongan, North Korea

Kim Jong-un (officially transcribed Kim Jong Un; Korean: 김정은; Korean pronunciation: [kim.dzɔŋ.ɯn]; born 8 January 1983 or 1984) is a North Korean politician. He is currently the incumbent ...more

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Kim Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 35

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston

Kimberly Katherine "Kim" Smith (born March 3, 1983) is a former American fashion model and actress.
Taeyeon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 29

Birthplace: Jeonju, South Korea

Kim Tae-yeon (born March 9, 1989), more commonly known mononymously as Taeyeon, is a South Korean singer. She is the leader of the girl group Girls' Generation and a member of its sub-units ...more

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Kim Spradlin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 36

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Kimberly Brooke "Kim" Spradlin is a bridal shop owner from San Antonio, Texas, best known as the winner of 2012's Survivor: One World and the $1,000,000 prize. Spradlin was also named ...more

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Kim Il-sung is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Dec. at 82 (1912-1994)

Birthplace: Pyongyang, Pyongan, North Korea

Kim Il-sung (officially transcribed Kim Il Sung; English pronunciation: ; Korean: 김일성; Korean pronunciation: [kimils͈ʌŋ]; born Kim Sŏng-ju (김성주); 15 April 1912 – 8 July 1994) was the first ...more

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Kim Wilde is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 58

Birthplace: Chiswick, London, England

Kim Wilde (born Kim Smith; 18 November 1960) is an English pop singer, author, DJ and television presenter. She first saw success in 1981 with her debut single "Kids in America", which ...more

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Kim Cloutier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 31

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Kim Cloutier is a Canadian fashion model, known for numerous lingerie, swimsuit and cosmetics campaigns.
Kim Richards is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 54

Birthplace: USA, New York, Mineola

Kim Erica Richards (born September 19, 1964) is an American former child actress (Nanny and the Professor) and television personality (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills).

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Kim Zolciak is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 40

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States of America

Kimberleigh Marie Zolciak-Biermann (born May 19, 1978) is an American television personality and singer. In 2008, she rose to prominence as one of the original housewives that appeared on the ...more

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Kim Tae-hee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 38

Birthplace: South Korea, Ulsan

Kim Tae-hee (Korean: 김태희; born 29 March 1980) is a South Korean actress. Considered one of South Korea's most beautiful women, she is best known for her roles in Korean dramas such as Stairway ...more

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Kimberly Williams-Paisle... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 47

Birthplace: USA, Town of Rye, New York

Kimberly Payne Williams-Paisley (née Williams; born September 14, 1971) is an American actress known for her co-starring roles on According to Jim and Nashville, as well as her ...more

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Kim Hyo-yeon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 29
Kim Hyo-yeon (born September 22, 1989), referred to as Hyoyeon or DJ HYO, is a South Korean singer, DJ, and television personality. She debuted as a member of the girl group Girls' Generation ...more

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Kim Alexis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 58

Birthplace: USA, Lockport, New York

Kim Alexis (born July 15, 1960) is an American model and actress.

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Kim Clijsters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 35

Birthplace: Bilzen, Belgium

Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters (Dutch pronunciation: [kɪm ˈklɛistərs] (listen); born 8 June 1983) is a Belgian former professional tennis player. Clijsters was a world No. 1 in both singles and ...more

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Kim Raver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 49

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Kim Raver (born March 15, 1969) is an American actress and producer. She is best known for television roles as Kim Zambrano on Third Watch, Audrey Raines on 24 and Teddy Altman on ABC's medical ...more

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Kim So-eun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 26

Birthplace: Namyangju, South Korea

Kim So-eun (born September 6, 1989) is a South Korean actress. She rose to fame in 2009 with a supporting role in the popular television drama Boys Over Flowers, and at the same year she starred ...more

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Kim Heechul is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 35

Birthplace: Hoengseong County, South Korea

Kim Hee-chul (born July 10, 1983), better known by the mononym Heechul, is a South Korean singer, songwriter and presenter. He is a member of South Korean boy group Super Junior and has further ...more

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Yunjin Kim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 42

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Yunjin Kim (Hangul: 김윤진; born November 7, 1973), also known as Kim Yun-Jin is a South Korean-American film and theater actress. She is best known for her role as Sun on the American television ...more

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Kim Gordon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 65

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

Kim Althea Gordon (born April 28, 1953) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, visual artist, and actress. She rose to prominence in the late 1980s as a bassist, guitarist, and vocalist in ...more

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Kim Dickens is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Kim
Age: 53

Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America

Kimberly Jan Dickens (born June 18, 1965) is an American actress. Her film debut was a supporting role in the 1995 comedy film Palookaville. Dickens had lead roles in the films Truth or ...more

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