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Famous People Named Margaret

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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.
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  • Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    Margaret Thatcher

    Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)

    BirthplaceGrantham, United Kingdom

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

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  • Margaret Cho is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

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

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

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

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  • Margaret Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    Margaret Hamilton

    Dec. at 83 (1902-1985)

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Margaret Hamilton may refer to: Margaret Hamilton (nurse) (1840–1922), American nurse in the... more

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  • Margaret Court is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    BirthplacePerth, Australia

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

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  • Margaret Sanger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    Margaret Sanger

    Dec. at 87 (1879-1966)

    BirthplaceCorning, New York

    Margaret Higgins Sanger (born Margaret Louise Higgins, September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966,... more
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  • Margaret O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    Margaret O'Brien

    Age: 83

    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 Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    Margaret Mitchell

    Dec. at 49 (1900-1949)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

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

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  • Margaret Mead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    Margaret Mead

    Dec. at 77 (1901-1978)

    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 Wise Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    Margaret Wise Brown

    Dec. at 42 (1910-1952)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

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

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  • Margaret Sullavan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    Margaret Sullavan

    Dec. at 51 (1909-1960)

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Margaret Brooke Sullavan (May 16, 1909 – January 1, 1960) was an American actress of stage and... more
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  • Margaret Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    Margaret Rutherford

    Dec. at 80 (1892-1972)

    BirthplaceBalham, London, United Kingdom

    Dame Margaret Taylor Rutherford, (11 May 1892 – 22 May 1972) was a British character actress... more
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  • Margaret Avery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

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

    BirthplaceIndependence, Missouri

    Margaret Edith Weis (; born March 16, 1948) is an American fantasy and science fiction writer... more
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  • Margaret Nolan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    BirthplaceEngland, London, Hampstead

    Margaret A. Nolan (born 29 October 1943) is an English visual artist, actress and former... more
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  • Margaret Lockwood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    Margaret Lockwood

    Dec. at 74 (1916-1990)

    BirthplaceBritish Raj

    Margaret Lockwood, CBE (15 September 1916 – 15 July 1990), was an English actress. One of... more
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  • Margaret Colin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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  • Margaret Mahy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    Margaret Mahy

    Dec. at 76 (1936-2012)

    BirthplaceWhakatane, New Zealand

    Margaret Mahy, ONZ (21 March 1936 – 23 July 2012) was a New Zealand author of children's and... more
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  • Margaret Chan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    This is a Chinese name; Fung is the maiden name and Chan is the married name.Margaret Chan... more
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  • Margaret Chase Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    Margaret Chase Smith

    Dec. at 98 (1897-1995)

    BirthplaceSkowhegan, Maine, United States of America

    Margaret Madeline Chase Smith (December 14, 1897 – May 29, 1995) was a United States... more
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  • Margaret Osborne duPont is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    Margaret Osborne duPont

    Dec. at 94 (1918-2012)

    BirthplaceJoseph, Oregon

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

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  • Margaret Scott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    Margaret Scott

    Dec. at 71 (1934-2005)

    BirthplaceAustralasia, Australia, Tasmania

    Margaret Daphne Scott (20 June 1934 – 29 August 2005) was an Australian author, poet,... more
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  • Marge Champion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

    Marjorie Celeste "Marge" Champion (née Belcher; born September 2, 1919) is an American dancer,... more
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  • Margaret of Scotland, Queen of is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    BirthplaceWindsor Castle, Windsor, United Kingdom

    Margaret of Scotland (Old Norse: Margrét Alexandersdóttir; Norwegian: Margrete... more
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  • Margie Joseph is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Margaret

    BirthplacePascagoula, Mississippi

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