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Famous People Named Kim

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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.
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  • Kim Kardashian is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Kim

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Kimberly Noel Kardashian West (born October 21, 1980) is an American media personality,... more

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  • Kim Basinger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Kim

    BirthplaceAthens, Georgia, United States of America

    Kimila Ann Basinger (born December 8, 1953) is an American actress, singer and former fashion... more

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  • Kim Cattrall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Kim

    BirthplaceMossley Hill, United Kingdom

    Kim Victoria Cattrall (; born 21 August 1956) is a British-Canadian actress. She is best known... more

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    #215 of 348 The Best American Actresses Working Today#387 of 595 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures

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  • Kim Jong-il is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Kim

    Kim Jong-il

    Dec. at 70 (1941-2011)

    BirthplaceVyatskoye, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia

    Kim Jong-il (officially transcribed Kim Jong Il; Korean: 김정일; Korean pronunciation:... more

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  • Kim Novak is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Kim

    Kim Novak

    Age: 87

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Marilyn Pauline "Kim" Novak (born February 13, 1933) is a retired American film and television... more

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

    BirthplacePyongyang, Pyongan, North Korea

    Kim Jong-un (officially transcribed Kim Jong Un; Korean: 김정은; Korean pronunciation:... more

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  • Kim Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Kim

    Kim Smith

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Houston

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

    Taeyeon

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceJeonju, South Korea

    Kim Tae-yeon (born March 9, 1989), more commonly known mononymously as Taeyeon, is a South... more

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  • Kim Spradlin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Kim

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    Kimberly Brooke "Kim" Spradlin is a bridal shop owner from San Antonio, Texas, best known as... more

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  • Kim Il-sung is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Kim

    Kim Il-sung

    Dec. at 82 (1912-1994)

    BirthplacePyongyang, Pyongan, North Korea

    Kim Il-sung (officially transcribed Kim Il Sung; English pronunciation: ; Korean: 김일성; Korean... more

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    #1337 of 1,357 The Greatest Minds of All Time#24 of 63 The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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  • Kim Wilde is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Kim

    Kim Wilde

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceChiswick, London, England

    Kim Wilde (born Kim Smith; 18 November 1960) is an English pop singer, author, DJ and... more

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  • Kim Cloutier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Kim

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

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

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Mineola

    Kim Erica Richards (born September 19, 1964) is an American former child actress (Nanny and... more

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  • Kim Zolciak is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Kim

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

    Kimberleigh Marie Zolciak-Biermann (born May 19, 1978) is an American television personality... more

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

    BirthplaceSouth Korea, Ulsan

    Kim Tae-hee (Korean: 김태희; born 29 March 1980) is a South Korean actress. Considered one of... more

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    #23 of 74 The Best K-Drama Actresses Of All Time#17 of 80 The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

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  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Kim

    BirthplaceUSA, Town of Rye, New York

    Kimberly Payne Williams-Paisley (née Williams; born September 14, 1971) is an American actress... more

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  • Kim Hyo-yeon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Kim
    Kim Hyo-yeon (born September 22, 1989), referred to as Hyoyeon or DJ HYO, is a South Korean... more

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  • Kim Alexis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Kim

    Kim Alexis

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceUSA, 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

    BirthplaceBilzen, Belgium

    Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters (Dutch pronunciation: [kɪm ˈklɛistərs] (listen); born 8 June 1983)... more

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  • Kim Raver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Kim

    Kim Raver

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Kim Raver (born March 15, 1969) is an American actress and producer. She is best known for... more

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

    Kim So-eun

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceNamyangju, South Korea

    Kim So-eun (born September 6, 1989) is a South Korean actress. She rose to fame in 2009 with a... more
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  • Kim Heechul is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Kim

    BirthplaceHoengseong County, South Korea

    Kim Hee-chul (born July 10, 1983), better known by the mononym Heechul, is a South Korean... more

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  • Yunjin Kim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Kim

    Yunjin Kim

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    Yunjin Kim (Hangul: 김윤진; born November 7, 1973), also known as Kim Yun-Jin is a South... more
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  • Kim Gordon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Kim

    Kim Gordon

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, USA

    Kim Althea Gordon (born April 28, 1953) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, visual... more

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  • Kim Dickens is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Kim

    BirthplaceHuntsville, Alabama, United States of America

    Kimberly Jan Dickens (born June 18, 1965) is an American actress. Her film debut was a... more

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