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Who Is The Most Famous Lynn In The World?

Updated December 29, 2020 454 votes 38 voters 15.1k views52 items

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

How many celebrities named Lynn can you think of? The famous Lynns below have many different professions, including notable actors named Lynn, famous athletes named Lynn, and even musicians named Lynn. There are women and men named Lynn on this list. 

Lynn Redgrave is certainly one of the most famous Lynns on this list. One of the famous actresses named Lynn, she is best known for appearing in such films as Tom Jones and Georgy Girl. She later had roles in Shine and Gods and Monsters.

Another of the famous people with the first name Lynn is Lynn Shelton. She was a writer and director. Your Sister's Sister and Touchy Feely are among her notable films.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Lynn? Just add them to the list!

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    Lynn Redgrave


    BirthplaceLondon, England, UK

    Lynn Rachel Redgrave (8 March 1943 – 2 May 2010) was an English and American actress. She won 2 Golden Globe Awards, was a two-time Oscar nominee and received Emmy and Tony nominations. A member of...  more
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    Lynn Collins


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    Viola Lynn Collins (born May 16, 1977) is an American actress. She has made television appearances in True Blood and Manhunt: Unabomber, and is recognized for her roles in films such as X-Men...  more
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    Lynn Shelton


    BirthplaceOberlin, Ohio, United States of America

    Lynn Shelton (August 27, 1965 – May 16, 2020) was an American director known for writing, directing, and producing such films as Humpday and Your Sister's Sister. She also directed four episodes of...  more
  • 4

    Lynn Anderson


    BirthplaceGrand Forks, North Dakota, United States of America

    Lynn Rene Anderson (September 26, 1947 – July 30, 2015) was an American country music singer known for a string of hits from the late 1960s to the 1980s, most notably her worldwide hit "Rose Garden"...  more

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    Lynn Cohen


    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA

    Lynn Cohen (born August 10, 1933) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Magda in the HBO series Sex and the City and the 2008 film of the same name, as well as its 2010 sequel, and...  more
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    Lynn Swann


    BirthplaceAlcoa, Tennessee, United States of America

    Lynn Curtis Swann (born March 7, 1952) is an American football player, broadcaster, politician, and athletic director, best known for his association with the University of Southern California and...  more

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    Lynn Herring


    BirthplaceEnid, Oklahoma, USA

    Sheryl Lynn Herring (born September 22, 1958 in Enid, Oklahoma) is an American soap opera actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Lucy Coe on the long-running soap opera General Hospital...  more
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    Lynn Whitfield


    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

    Alternative NameLynn C. Whitfield, Lynne Whitfield

    Lynn Whitfield (née Butler-Smith; born May 6, 1953) is an American actress and producer. She began her acting career in television and theatre, before progressing to supporting roles in film. She...  more
  • 9

    Lynn Bari


    BirthplaceRoanoke, Virginia, USA

    Lynn Bari (born Margaret Schuyler Fisher, December 18, 1913 – November 20, 1989) was a film actress who specialized in playing sultry, statuesque man-killers in roughly 150 20th Century Fox films...  more
  • 10

    Lynn Carey


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Lynn Carey (born Lynn Catherine Carey on October 29, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, model, and actress best known as the lead vocalist in the band Mama Lion. She is also the daughter of...  more
  • 11

    Lynn Kelly


    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    Lynn Kelly is an Irish model, and former Miss Universe Ireland. In 2008, Dublin-born Kelly was crowned Miss Universe Ireland, narrowly beating rival Lorraine Turner in the finals. Judges at the...  more
  • 12

    Lynn Chen


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Lynn Chen (Chinese: 陳凌; pinyin: chén líng; born December 24) is a Taiwanese American actress and singer. She is best known for playing Vivian Shing in the film Saving Face, a role for which she won...  more
  • 13

    Lynn Fontanne


    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Lynn Fontanne (; 6 December 1887 – 30 July 1983) was a British-born American-based actress for over 40 years. She teamed with her husband, Alfred Lunt. Lunt and Fontanne were given special Tony...  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

    Lynn Schusterman is an American philanthropist. She is the co-founder and chair of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and founder of several other philanthropic initiatives including...  more
  • 15

    Lynn Goldsmith


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Lynn Goldsmith (born February 11, 1948) is an American recording artist, a film director, a celebrity portrait photographer, and one of the first female rock and roll photographers. Lynn's...  more
  • 16

    Lynn Kohlman


    BirthplaceTeaneck, New Jersey

    Lynn Eleanor Kohlman (August 12, 1946 – September 14, 2008) was a fashion model, photographer, author, and creative director at DKNY....  more
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    Lynn Compton


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Lynn Davis "Buck" Compton (December 31, 1921 – February 25, 2012) was an American jurist, police officer, and soldier. In his legal career, he served as a prosecutor and California Court of Appeal...  more
  • 18

    Lynn Nottage


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Lynn Nottage (born November 2, 1964) is an American playwright whose work often deals with the lives of marginalized people. She is a professor of Playwriting at Columbia University. She was the...  more
  • 19

    Lynn Crawford


    BirthplaceScarborough, Toronto, Canada

    Lynn Crawford (born July 18, 1964), is a Canadian chef, trained at George Brown College in the Toronto, Ontario. She is known for her appearances on the Food Network show Restaurant Makeover, which...  more
  • 20

    Lynn Cartwright


    BirthplaceUSA, Oklahoma, McAlester

    Lynn Cartwright (February 27, 1927 – January 2, 2004) was an American character actress known for her performance as the older version of Geena Davis' character, Dottie Hinson, in the 1992 film A...  more
  • 21

    Lynn Yaeger

    Lynn Yaeger is a contributing fashion editor to Vogue.com and a contributing writer to Vogue. She is a former fashion reporter for The Village Voice, having worked for the paper for 30 years. Her...  more
  • 22

    Lynn Carlin


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Lynn Carlin (born Mary Lynn Reynolds on January 31, 1938, in Los Angeles) is an American actress.She was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1968 for her role in Faces. Carlin made her...  more
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    Lynn Turner



    Lynn Turner (July 13, 1968 – August 30, 2010), born Julia Lynn Womack, was an American convicted murderer. In 1995, her husband, Glenn Turner, died after allegedly being sick with the flu. In 2001,...  more
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    Lynn Ahrens


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Lynn Ahrens (born October 1, 1948) is an American writer and lyricist for the musical theatre, television and film. She has collaborated with Stephen Flaherty for many years. She won the Tony Award,...  more
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    Lynn Patrick


    BirthplaceVictoria, Canada

    Joseph Lynn Patrick (February 3, 1912 – January 26, 1980) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and executive. As a player, Patrick played ten seasons in the National Hockey League for the...  more