List of famous people named Lydia, along with photos. How many celebrities named Lydia can you think of? The famous Lydias below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Lydia, athletes named Lydia, and even political figures named Lydia. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Lydia? Add them to the listIf you like reading about women who are making a difference in the world, you'll love this list about women named Lydia. First is Hearst, of the iconic publishing family, who is becoming a multi-media scion in her own right. Famous Lydias Lunch and Pense have been making waves in music for decades, the former for helping break the No Wave scene and the later for her powerful soul-rock vocals that have been compared to Janis Joplin.