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Who Is The Most Famous Margaret In The World?

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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.

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

  • Margaret Thatcher

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Margaret Cho

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

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

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  • Margaret Atwood

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

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

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  • Margaret Hamilton

    Margaret Hamilton

    Dec. at 83 (1902-1985)

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA

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

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  • Margaret Court

    BirthplacePerth, Australia

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

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  • Margaret Sanger

    Margaret Sanger

    Dec. at 87 (1879-1966)

    BirthplaceCorning, New York

    Margaret Higgins Sanger (born Margaret Louise Higgins, September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966,... more on Wikipedia
  • Margaret O'Brien

    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 on Wikipedia


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  • Margaret Mitchell

    Margaret Mitchell

    Dec. at 49 (1900-1949)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

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

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  • Margaret Mead

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Margaret Wise Brown

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Margaret Sullavan

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Margaret Rutherford

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Margaret Avery

    BirthplaceMangum, USA, Oklahoma

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

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  • Margaret Weis

    BirthplaceIndependence, Missouri

    Margaret Edith Weis (; born March 16, 1948) is an American fantasy and science fiction writer... more on Wikipedia
  • Margaret Nolan

    BirthplaceEngland, London, Hampstead

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

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Margaret Colin

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Margaret Mahy

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Margaret Chan

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    This is a Chinese name; Fung is the maiden name and Chan is the married name.Margaret Chan... more on Wikipedia
  • Margaret Chase Smith

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Margaret Osborne duPont

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Margaret Scott

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Marge Champion

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Marjorie Celeste "Marge" Champion (née Belcher; born September 2, 1919) is an American dancer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Margaret of Scotland, Queen of Norway

    BirthplaceWindsor Castle, Windsor, United Kingdom

    Margaret of Scotland (Old Norse: Margrét Alexandersdóttir; Norwegian: Margrete... more on Wikipedia
  • Margie Joseph

    BirthplacePascagoula, Mississippi

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