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List of famous people named Margaret, along with photos. How many celebrities named Margaret can you think of? The famous Margarets below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Margaret, athletes named Margaret, and even political figures named Margaret. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Margaret? Add them to the list.

Margaret Thatcher was the longest serving Prime Minister of Britain. She was also a leader of the Conservative Party. Because of her politics and leadership, she was given the nickname "Iron Lady". She definitely became a huge part of England's history.

On a lighter note, Margaret Cho is also on this list. She's a stand up comedian, her material being about political and social issues. She's also a supporter of LGBT, asian and women's equal rights.

And if you're looking for a more literary type Margaret, we've got just the one for you. Margaret Atwood is an award winning poet and novelist. She's also the invented of the LongPen: a robotic device that allowed her to sign books, without being physically present.
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)

Birthplace: Grantham, United Kingdom

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 ...more

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Margaret Cho is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Age: 50

Birthplace: California, United States of America

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 ...more

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Margaret Atwood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Age: 79

Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

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 ...more

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Margaret Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Dec. at 83 (1902-1985)

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Margaret Hamilton may refer to: Margaret Hamilton (nurse) (1840–1922), American nurse in the Civil War Margaret Hamilton (educator) (1871–1969), American educator Margaret Hamilton (actress) ...more

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Margaret Court is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Age: 76

Birthplace: Perth, Australia

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 ...more

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Margaret Sanger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Dec. at 87 (1879-1966)

Birthplace: Corning, New York

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, ...more
Margaret O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Margaret O'Brien Age: 82

Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego

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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Margaret Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Dec. at 49 (1900-1949)

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

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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Margaret Mead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Dec. at 77 (1901-1978)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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 ...more

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Margaret Wise Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Dec. at 42 (1910-1952)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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.
Margaret Sullavan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Dec. at 51 (1909-1960)

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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 ...more
Margaret Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Dec. at 80 (1892-1972)

Birthplace: Balham, London, United Kingdom

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 ...more
Margaret Avery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Age: 75

Birthplace: Mangum, USA, Oklahoma

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 ...more

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Margaret Weis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Age: 70

Birthplace: Independence, Missouri

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 ...more
Margaret Nolan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Age: 75

Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom

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 ...more
Margaret Lockwood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Dec. at 74 (1916-1990)

Birthplace: British Raj

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 ...more
Margaret Colin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Age: 60

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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.

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Margaret Mahy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Dec. at 76 (1936-2012)

Birthplace: Whakatane, New Zealand

Margaret Mahy, ONZ (21 March 1936 – 23 July 2012) was a New Zealand author of children's and young adult books. Many of her story plots have strong supernatural elements but her writing ...more
Margaret Chan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Age: 72

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

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
Margaret Chase Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Dec. at 98 (1897-1995)

Birthplace: Skowhegan, Maine, United States of America

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
Margaret Osborne duPont ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Dec. at 94 (1918-2012)

Birthplace: Joseph, Oregon

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 ...more

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Margaret Scott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Dec. at 71 (1934-2005)

Birthplace: Australasia, Australia, Tasmania

Margaret Daphne Scott (20 June 1934 – 29 August 2005) was an Australian author, poet, comedian, educator and public intellectual.
Marge Champion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Age: 99

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

Marjorie Celeste "Marge" Champion (née Belcher; born September 2, 1919) is an American dancer, choreographer, and stage and screen actress. At a young age, she was hired as a ...more
Margaret of Scotland, Qu... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Dec. at 22 (1261-1283)

Birthplace: Windsor Castle, Windsor, United Kingdom

Margaret of Scotland (Old Norse: Margrét Alexandersdóttir; Norwegian: Margrete Alexandersdotter; Scottish Gaelic: Maighread Nic Rìgh Alasdair; 28 February 1261 – 9 April ...more
Margie Joseph is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Margaret
Age: 68

Birthplace: Pascagoula, Mississippi

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 ...more