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Who Is The Most Famous Louise In The World?

Updated January 14, 2021 637 votes 35 voters 13.9k views74 items

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

How many celebrities named Louise can you think of? The famous Louises below have many different professions, including notable actors named Louise, famous authors named Louise, and even musicians named Louise.

Louise Fletcher is certainly one of the most famous Louises on this list. One of the famous actresses named Louise, she is best known for her Oscar-winning portrayal of Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Firestarter, 2 Days in the Valley, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine are among her notable projects. Fellow actress Louise Latham is another of the famous people called Louise.

Another of the famous people with the first name Louise is Louise Post. She is a vocalist and guitarist in the band Veruca Salt. “Seether,” “All Hail Me,” and “Volcano Girls” are among the group's most popular songs.

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    Louise Brealey

    1979-03-27

    BirthplaceBozeat, United Kingdom

    Louise Brealey, also credited as Loo Brealey, is an English actress, writer and journalist. She is best known for playing Molly Hooper in Sherlock. Other major TV roles include Cass in Back with...  more
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    Louise Latham

    1922-09-23

    BirthplaceHamilton, Texas, USA

    Louise Latham (September 23, 1922 – February 12, 2018) was an American actress, perhaps best known for her portrayal of Bernice Edgar in Alfred Hitchcock's 1964 film Marnie....  more
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    Louise Fletcher

    1934-07-22

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    Estelle Louise Fletcher (born July 22, 1934), known professionally as Louise Fletcher, is an American actress. Fletcher had her acting debut in the television series Yancy Derringer in 1958. She...  more

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    BirthplaceHertfordshire, United Kingdom

    Louise Griffiths (born 31 July 1978) is an English singer, songwriter, model and actress....  more
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    Louise Post

    1966-12-07

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Louise Lightner Post (born December 7, 1966) is an American musician. She is best known for being a vocalist and guitarist of alternative rock band Veruca Salt, which she co-founded with Nina Gordon...  more

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    #63 of 105 The Best Musical Artists From Missouri#240 of 303 The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters

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    Louise Lasser

    1939-04-11

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Louise Lasser (born April 11, 1939) is an American actress, television writer and performing arts teacher and director. She is known for her portrayal of the title character on the soap opera satire...  more

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    Louise Nevelson

    1899-09-23

    BirthplaceKiev, Ukrainian SSR

    Louise Nevelson (September 23, 1899 – April 17, 1988) was an American sculptor known for her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures. Born in the Poltava Governorate of...  more
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    Louise Brooks

    1906-11-14

    BirthplaceCherryvale, Kansas, United States of America

    Mary Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985), known professionally as Louise Brooks, was an American film actress and dancer during the 1920s and 1930s. She is noted as a flapper icon and...  more
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    Louise Redknapp

    1974-11-04

    BirthplaceLewisham, London, United Kingdom

    Louise Elizabeth Redknapp (née Nurding, born 4 November 1974), is an English singer, songwriter and media personality. She was a member of Eternal, an R&B girl group which debuted in 1993 with their...  more
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    BirthplaceUSA, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

    Louise Allbritton was an actress....  more
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    Louise Erdrich

    1954-06-07

    BirthplaceLittle Falls, Minnesota

    Louise Erdrich (born Karen Louise Erdrich, June 7, 1954) is an American author, writer of novels, poetry, and children's books featuring Native American characters and settings. She is an enrolled...  more
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    Louise Lear

    1967-12-14

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Louise Lear (born 1968, Sheffield) is a BBC Weather presenter, appearing on BBC News, BBC World News, BBC Red Button and BBC Radio. She is also a regular forecaster on the BBC News at Six and was...  more
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    Louise Minchin

    1968-09-08

    BirthplaceBritish Hong Kong

    Louise Mary Minchin (née Grayson) (born 8 September 1968) is a British journalist and news presenter who currently works freelance within the BBC. Since 2006, Minchin has been a regular anchor on the...  more
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    Louise Siversen

    1960-05-25

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Louise Siversen (born 29 May 1958) is an Australian actress. She is known for her television roles, including Lou Kelly in Prisoner (1984–1986), Debbie in The Flying Doctors (1986–1990), and since...  more
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    Louise Sorel

    1940-08-06

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Louise Jacqueline Sorel (born August 6, 1940) is an American actress....  more
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    Louise Closser Hale (October 13, 1872 – July 26, 1933) was an American actress, playwright, and novelist. Louise Closser was born in Chicago, Illinois. Her father was Joseph A. Closser (1844–1887), a...  more
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    Louise Lombard

    1970-09-13

    BirthplaceLondon, England, UK

    Louise Lombard (born Louise Marie Perkins; 13 September 1970), is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Evangeline Eliott in the BBC drama series The House of Eliott (1991–94) and Sofia...  more
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    Louise DuArt

    1950-10-30

    BirthplaceQuincy, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Louise DuArt (born October 30, 1950, in Quincy, Massachusetts) is an American comedian and impersonator....  more
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    Louise Robey

    1960-03-14

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Alternative NameLouise Robey

    Louise Anne Beatrice Fiona Robey (born 14 March 1960), styled Louise, Countess of Burford, during her marriage to the Earl of Burford, is a British/French Canadian|Canadian]] singer-songwriter,...  more
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    Louise Jameson

    1951-04-20

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Louise Jameson (born 20 April 1951) is an English actress, with a wide variety of television and theatre credits. She is known for her appearances in television series such as EastEnders, Doctor Who,...  more
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    BirthplaceCheshire, United Kingdom

    Louise Plowright (1 June 1956 – 1 March 2016) was a British actress who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She first came to prominence playing abrasive hairdresser Julie Cooper in the...  more
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    Louise Shaffer

    1942-07-05

    BirthplaceWoodbridge, Connecticut, USA

    Louise Shaffer (born July 5, 1942) is an American actress, script writer, and author....  more
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    Louise Germaine

    1971-01-01

    BirthplaceMargate, United Kingdom

    Tina Louise Germaine (born 1971, in Margate, Kent) is an English actress and model best known for her appearance as usherette Sylvia Berry in the 1993 Dennis Potter serial Lipstick on Your Collar....  more
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    Louise Vyent

    1965-01-01
    Louise Vyent is a life coach. Previously she was a fashion model. According to New Woman at the time, she was one of the most sought after models in 1990....  more
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    Louise Brough

    1923-03-11

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Althea Louise Brough Clapp (née Brough; March 11, 1923 – February 3, 2014) was an American tennis player. During her career between 1939 and 1959, she won six Grand Slam singles titles as well as...  more
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