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Who Is The Most Famous Margaret In The World?

Updated December 1, 2020 671 votes 30 voters 15.4k views78 items

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

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

Margaret Thatcher is certainly one of the most famous Margarets on this list. One of the famous political figures named Margaret, she served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. Known as the Iron Lady, she previously served as Leader of the Opposition.

Another of the famous people with the first name Margaret is Margaret Cho. She is a comedian as well as the creator and star of All-American Girl. 30 Rock, Drop Dead Diva, and Face/Off are among her notable projects. Margaret Lockwood was another of the famous actresses named Margaret.

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  • Margaret Cho1
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    Margaret Cho

    1968-12-05

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Margaret Moran Cho (born December 5, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, fashion...  more

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  • Margaret Thatcher2
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    BirthplaceGrantham, United Kingdom

    Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, (née Roberts; 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013) was...  more

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    #312 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#148 of 347 The Most Important Leaders In World History

  • Margaret Sanger3
    18

    Margaret Sanger

    1879-09-14

    BirthplaceCorning, New York

    Margaret Higgins Sanger (born Margaret Louise Higgins, September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966,...  more
  • Margaret Lockwood4
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    BirthplaceBritish Raj

    Margaret Lockwood, CBE (15 September 1916 – 15 July 1990), was an English actress. One of...  more
  • Margaret Atwood5
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    Margaret Atwood

    1939-11-18

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Margaret Eleanor Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary...  more

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  • Margaret Mitchell6
    17

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American novelist and...  more

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    #79 of 342 The Greatest American Writers of All Time#54 of 233 The Best Female Authors of All Time

  • Margaret Court7
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    Margaret Court

    1942-07-16

    BirthplacePerth, Australia

    Margaret Court (née Smith; born 16 July 1942), also known as Margaret Smith Court, is a...  more

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    #639 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#6 of 72 The Greatest Women's Tennis Players of All Time

  • Margaret Mead8
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    Margaret Mead

    1901-12-16

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist...  more

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  • Margaret O'Brien9
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    Margaret O'Brien

    1937-01-15

    BirthplaceUSA, California, San Diego

    Margaret O'Brien (born Angela Maxine O'Brien; January 15, 1937) is an American film, radio,...  more

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  • Margaret Wise Brown10

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Margaret Wise Brown (May 23, 1910 – November 13, 1952) was an American writer of children's...  more
  • Margaret Avery11
    12

    Margaret Avery

    1944-01-20

    BirthplaceMangum, USA, Oklahoma

    Margaret Avery (born January 20, 1944) is an American actress and singer. She began her career...  more

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    #691 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History#110 of 225 The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time

  • Margaret Rutherford12

    BirthplaceBalham, London, United Kingdom

    Dame Margaret Taylor Rutherford, (11 May 1892 – 22 May 1972) was a British character actress...  more
  • Margaret Colin13
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    Margaret Colin

    1958-05-26

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Margaret Colin (born May 26, 1958) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Margo...  more

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  • Margaret Scott14

    BirthplaceAustralasia, Australia, Tasmania

    Margaret Daphne Scott (20 June 1934 – 29 August 2005) was an Australian author, poet,...  more
  • Margaret Nolan15
    10

    Margaret Nolan

    1943-10-29

    BirthplaceEngland, London, Hampstead

    Margaret A. Nolan (born 29 October 1943) is an English visual artist, actress and former...  more
  • Margaret Chan16
    15

    Margaret Chan

    1947-01-01

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    This is a Chinese name; Fung is the maiden name and Chan is the married name.Margaret Chan...  more
  • Margaret Sullavan17
    14

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Margaret Brooke Sullavan (May 16, 1909 – January 1, 1960) was an American actress of stage and...  more
  • Margaret Osborne duPont18

    BirthplaceJoseph, Oregon

    Margaret Osborne duPont (born Margaret Evelyn Osborne; March 4, 1918 – October 24, 2012) was a...  more
  • Margaret Weis19
    11

    Margaret Weis

    1948-03-16

    BirthplaceIndependence, Missouri

    Margaret Edith Weis (; born March 16, 1948) is an American fantasy and science fiction writer...  more
  • Margaret of Scotland, Queen of Norway20

    BirthplaceWindsor Castle, Windsor, United Kingdom

    Margaret of Scotland (Old Norse: Margrét Alexandersdóttir; Norwegian: Margrete...  more
  • Marge Champion21
    10

    Marge Champion

    1919-09-02

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Marjorie Celeste "Marge" Champion (née Belcher; September 2, 1919 – October 21, 2020) was an...  more
  • Margaret Chase Smith22

    BirthplaceSkowhegan, Maine, United States of America

    Margaret Madeline Chase Smith (December 14, 1897 – May 29, 1995) was a United States...  more
  • Margaret Lindsay23
    7

    BirthplaceUSA, Dubuque, Iowa

    Margaret Lindsay (born Margaret Kies, September 19, 1910 – May 9, 1981) was an American film...  more
  • Margie Joseph24
    7

    Margie Joseph

    1950-08-19

    BirthplacePascagoula, Mississippi

    Margaret Marie "Margie" Joseph (born August 19, 1950) is an American R&B, soul and gospel...  more
  • Margaret Brown25
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    Margaret Brown

    1867-07-18

    BirthplaceHannibal, Missouri

    Margaret Brown (née Tobin; July 18, 1867 – October 26, 1932), posthumously known as "The...  more