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Who Is The Most Famous Margaret In The World?

Updated December 1, 2020 671 votes 30 voters 15.5k 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.

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

  • Margaret Cho1

    Margaret Cho


    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

    BirthplaceGrantham, United Kingdom

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

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  • Margaret Sanger3

    Margaret Sanger


    BirthplaceCorning, New York

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

    BirthplaceBritish Raj

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

    Margaret Atwood


    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

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

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  • Margaret Mitchell6

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

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

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  • Margaret Court7

    Margaret Court


    BirthplacePerth, Australia

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

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  • Margaret Mead8

    Margaret Mead


    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

    Margaret O'Brien


    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

    Margaret Avery


    BirthplaceMangum, USA, Oklahoma

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

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  • Margaret Rutherford12

    BirthplaceBalham, London, United Kingdom

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

    Margaret Colin


    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

    Margaret Nolan


    BirthplaceEngland, London, Hampstead

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

    Margaret Chan


    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

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

    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

    Margaret Weis


    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

    Marge Champion


    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

    BirthplaceUSA, Dubuque, Iowa

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

    Margie Joseph


    BirthplacePascagoula, Mississippi

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

    Margaret Brown


    BirthplaceHannibal, Missouri

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