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Who Is The Most Famous Lydia In The World?

Updated January 25, 2021 349 votes 28 voters 10.6k views41 items

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How many celebrities named Lydia can you think of? The famous Lydias below have many different professions, including notable actors named Lydia, famous musicians named Lydia, and even athletes named Lydia.

Lydia Hearst is certainly one of the most famous Lydias on this list. One of the famous actresses named Lydia, she has appeared in several films and TV shows including The Haunting of Sharon Tate and Between Worlds. She is the great-granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst.

Another of the famous people with the first name Lydia is Lydia Loveless. She is a musician and singer-songwriter. “Love Is Not Enough” and “Longer” are among her most popular songs.

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    Lydia Hearst

    1984-09-19

    BirthplaceUSA, Wilton

    Lydia Hearst (born September 19, 1984), is an American fashion model, actress, and lifestyle blogger. She is a great-granddaughter of the newspaper publisher and politician William Randolph Hearst...  more
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    Lydia Cornell

    1953-07-23

    BirthplaceEl Paso, Texas, USA

    Lydia Cornell (born July 23, 1953) is an American actress best known for her role as Sara Rush on the ABC situation comedy Too Close for Comfort....  more
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    Lydia Loveless

    1990-09-04

    BirthplaceCoshocton, Ohio

    Lydia Loveless is an alternative country singer-songwriter from Columbus, Ohio. Her music combines classic country, honky tonk, and punk rock....  more
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    Lydia Shum

    1945-06-01

    BirthplaceShanghai, China

    Lydia Shum Din-ha or Lydia Sum (Chinese: 沈殿霞; 21 July 1945 – 19 February 2008) was a Hong Kong comedian, MC, and actress known for her portly figure, signature dark rimmed glasses and bouffant...  more
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    Lydia Lunch

    1959-06-02

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, United States of America

    Lydia Lunch (born Lydia Anne Koch, June 2, 1959) is an American singer, poet, writer, actress and self-empowerment speaker. Her career was spawned by the New York no wave scene.Her work typically...  more
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    Lydia Blanco

    1974-05-27

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

    Lydia Blanco is an actress and television producer....  more
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    Lydia Pense

    1947-12-14

    BirthplaceCalifornia

    Lydia Pense (born Lydia Jane Pense in San Francisco, California on December 14, 1947) is an American rock-soul-jazz singer who, since 1969, has performed with the band Cold Blood. Critics have...  more
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    Lydia Artymiw

    1954

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Lydia Artymiw is native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and an American concert pianist and professor in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota....  more
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    Lydia Millet

    1968-12-05

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Lydia Millet (born December 5, 1968) is an American novelist. Her third novel, My Happy Life, won the 2003 PEN Center USA Award for Fiction, and she has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the...  more
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    Lydia Lassila

    1982-01-17

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Lydia Lassila (née Ierodiaconou) (born 17 January 1982) is an Australian Olympic freestyle skier gold medalist who competed in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, the 2006 Winter...  more
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    Lydia Litvyak

    1921-08-18

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Lydia Vladimirovna Litvyak (Russian: Лидия Владимировна Литвяк; 18 August 1921, in Moscow – 1 August 1943, in Krasnyi Luch), also known as Lilya, was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during...  more

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    Lydia Kandou

    1963-02-21

    BirthplaceJakarta, Indonesia

    Lydia Ruth Elizabeth Kandou is an Indonesian actress and multiple-Citra Award winner....  more
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    Lydia T. Black

    1925-12-16

    BirthplaceKiev, Ukrainian SSR

    Lydia T. Black is an author and editor....  more
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    Lydia Reed

    1944-08-23

    BirthplaceMitchel Field, New York, USA

    Lydia Reed is an American former child actress best known for her role as Tallahassee "Hassie" McCoy from 1957 to 1963 in 145 episodes of the ABC situation comedy The Real McCoys, starring Walter...  more
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    Lydia Wilson

    1984-01-01

    BirthplaceKilburn, London, London, United Kingdom

    Lydia Wilson (born 1984) is an English actress. Since graduating in 2009 from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she has performed in numerous television and theatre productions including the Olivier...  more
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    Lydia Lamaison

    1914-08-05

    BirthplaceMendoza, Argentina

    Lydia Lamaison (5 August 1914 – 20 February 2012) was an Argentine actress. She appeared in 47 films and television shows between 1939 and 2012. She starred in the film La caída, which was entered...  more
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    Lydia Rotich

    1988-08-08

    BirthplaceKeiyo District, Kenya

    Lydia Chebet Rotich (born 8 August 1988, Keiyo District, Rift Valley Province) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase. She finished fifth at the 2009 World...  more
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    Lydia Cabrera

    1899

    BirthplaceHurricane belt, Havana, Cuba Island, Cuba

    Lydia Cabrera (May 20, 1899 in Havana, Cuba – September 19, 1991 in Miami, Florida) was a Cuban independent ethnographer. Cabrera was a Cuban writer and literary activist. She was an authority on...  more
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    Lydia Davis

    1947-07-15

    BirthplaceNorthampton, Massachusetts

    Lydia Davis (born July 15, 1947) is an American writer noted for literary works of extreme brevity (commonly called "flash fiction"). Davis is also a short story writer, novelist, essayist, and...  more
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    Lydia Thompson

    1838-02-19

    BirthplaceCovent Garden, London, England

    Lydia Thompson (born Eliza Thompson; 19 February 1838 – 17 November 1908), was an English dancer, comedian, actress, and theatrical producer. After dancing and performing in pantomimes in Britain and...  more
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    BirthplaceLeicestershire, England

    Lydia Rose Bewley (born 9 October 1985)[citation needed] is a British actress known for her roles as Jane in The Inbetweeners Movie and The Inbetweeners 2, Metella in Plebs and Bunny in Drifters. She...  more
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    Lydia Chukovskaya

    1907

    BirthplaceScandinavia, Uusimaa, Europe, Helsinki-Tallin Euregio, Northern Europe

    Lydia Korneyevna Chukovskaya (Russian: Ли́дия Корне́евна Чуко́вская, IPA: [ˈlʲidʲɪjə kɐrˈnʲejɪvnə tɕʊˈkofskəjə] (listen); 24 March [O.S. 11 March] 1907 – February 8, 1996) was a Soviet writer, poet,...  more
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    Lydia Cheromei

    1977-05-15

    BirthplaceKenya

    Lydia Cheromei (born 15 May 1977, in Baringo District) is a Kenyan athlete born into a family of athletes. She specialises in long distance running. She rose to fame at the age of thirteen with a win...  more
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    Lydia Bilbrook

    1888-05-06

    BirthplaceSomerset, United Kingdom

    Lydia Bilbrook (6 May 1888 – 4 January 1990; sometimes credited as Bilbrooke) was an English actress whose stage and film career spanned four decades. Bilbrook appeared in 23 films between 1916 and...  more
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    Lydia Child

    1802-02-11

    BirthplaceMedford, Massachusetts

    Lydia Maria Francis Child (born Lydia Maria Francis) (February 11, 1802 – October 20, 1880), was an American abolitionist, women's rights activist, Native American rights activist, novelist,...  more
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