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Who Is The Most Famous Margaret In The World?

Updated December 1, 2020 688 votes 38 voters 16.7k 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!

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    BirthplaceGrantham, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, (née Roberts; 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013) was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of...  more

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    Margaret Cho

    1968-12-05

    BirthplaceSan Francisco, California, USA

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Moran Cho (born December 5, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, fashion designer, author, and singer-songwriter. Cho is best known for her stand-up routines, through which she...  more

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    Margaret Sanger

    1879-09-14

    BirthplaceCorning, New York

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Higgins Sanger (born Margaret Louise Higgins, September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966, also known as Margaret Sanger Slee) was an American birth control activist, sex educator, writer, and...  more
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    BirthplaceBritish Raj

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Lockwood, CBE (15 September 1916 – 15 July 1990), was an English actress. One of Britain's most popular film stars of the 1930s and 1940s, her film appearances included The Lady Vanishes...  more
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    Margaret Atwood

    1939-11-18

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Eleanor Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher, and environmental activist. Since 1961, she has published seventeen books...  more

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    Margaret Court

    1942-07-16

    BirthplacePerth, Australia

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Court (née Smith; born 16 July 1942), also known as Margaret Smith Court, is a retired Australian tennis player and former world No. 1. She is currently a Christian minister in Perth,...  more
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    Margaret Mead

    1901-12-16

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist who featured frequently as an author and speaker in the mass media during the 1960s and 1970s. She earned...  more

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    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American novelist and journalist. Mitchell wrote only one novel, published during her lifetime, the American Civil War-era...  more

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    BirthplaceBalham, London, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Dame Margaret Taylor Rutherford, (11 May 1892 – 22 May 1972) was a British character actress of stage, television and film, probably best known for her later career as Agatha Christie's character...  more
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    Margaret O'Brien

    1937-01-15

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Margaret O'Brien (born Angela Maxine O'Brien; January 15, 1937) is an American film, radio, television, and stage actress. Beginning a prolific career as a child actress in feature films for...  more

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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Wise Brown (May 23, 1910 – November 13, 1952) was an American writer of children's books, including Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, both illustrated by Clement Hurd....  more
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    Margaret Avery

    1944-01-20

    BirthplaceMangum, Oklahoma, USA

    GenderFemale

    Alternative NameMargaret Avery

    Margaret Avery (born January 20, 1944) is an American actress and singer. She began her career appearing on stage and later has had starring roles in films include Cool Breeze (1972), Which Way Is...  more

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    Margaret Colin

    1958-05-26

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Colin (born May 26, 1958) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Margo Hughes on As the World Turns and as Eleanor Waldorf-Rose on Gossip Girl....  more

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    Margaret Scott

    1934-01-01

    BirthplaceTasmania, Australia

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Daphne Scott (20 June 1934 – 29 August 2005) was an Australian author, poet, comedian, educator and public intellectual....  more
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    Margaret Nolan

    1943-10-29

    BirthplaceEngland, London, Hampstead

    GenderFemale

    Margaret A. Nolan (born 29 October 1943) is an English visual artist, actress and former glamour model. She was born in Norton Radstock, Somerset to an English mother and Irish father, and grew up in...  more
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    Margaret Chan

    1947-01-01

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    GenderFemale

    This is a Chinese name; Fung is the maiden name and Chan is the married name.Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, OBE, JP (born August 21, 1947) is a Chinese-Canadian physician, who served as the...  more
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    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Brooke Sullavan (May 16, 1909 – January 1, 1960) was an American actress of stage and film. Sullavan began her career onstage in 1929. In 1933 she caught the attention of movie director John...  more
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    BirthplaceJoseph, Oregon

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Osborne duPont (born Margaret Evelyn Osborne; March 4, 1918 – October 24, 2012) was a world No. 1 American female tennis player. DuPont won a total of 37 singles, women's doubles, and mixed...  more
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    Margaret Weis

    1948-03-16

    BirthplaceIndependence, Missouri

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Edith Weis (; born March 16, 1948) is an American fantasy and science fiction writer and author of dozens of novels and short stories. Along with Tracy Hickman, Weis is one of the original...  more
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    BirthplaceWindsor Castle, Windsor, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Margaret of Scotland (Old Norse: Margrét Alexandersdóttir; Norwegian: Margrete Alexandersdotter; Scottish Gaelic: Maighread Nic Rìgh Alasdair; 28 February 1261 – 9 April 1283) was Queen of Norway as...  more
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    Marge Champion

    1919-09-02

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Marjorie Celeste "Marge" Champion (née Belcher; September 2, 1919 – October 21, 2020) was an American dancer, choreographer, and stage and screen actress. At a young age, she was hired as a dance...  more
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    BirthplaceSkowhegan, Maine, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Madeline Chase Smith (December 14, 1897 – May 29, 1995) was a United States politician. A member of the Republican Party, she served as a U.S Representative (1940–49) and a U.S. Senator...  more
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    BirthplaceDubuque, Iowa, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Lindsay (born Margaret Kies, September 19, 1910 – May 9, 1981) was an American film actress. Her time as a Warner Bros. contract player during the 1930s was particularly productive. She was...  more
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    Margie Joseph

    1950-08-19

    BirthplacePascagoula, Mississippi

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Marie "Margie" Joseph (born August 19, 1950) is an American R&B, soul and gospel singer. Her greatest success came in the 1970s with a duet with Blue Magic on "What's Come Over Me" and her...  more
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    Margaret Brown

    1867-07-18

    BirthplaceHannibal, Missouri

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Brown (née Tobin; July 18, 1867 – October 26, 1932), posthumously known as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", was an American socialite and philanthropist. She is best remembered for encouraging...  more