39 voters

Who Is The Most Famous Maria In The World?

Updated November 6, 2020 759 votes 39 voters 26.7k views89 items

List RulesVote up all of the Marias you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Maria can you think of? The famous Marias below have many different professions, including notable actresses named Maria, famous athletes named Maria, and even musicians named Maria.

Maria Sharapova is certainly one of the most famous Marias on this list. One of the famous athletes named Maria, she is a Grand Slam Champion having won the Australian Open (2008), French Open (2012, 2014), Wimbledon (2004), and US Open (2006). She is also an entrepreneur having launched the candy line Sugarpova in 2013.

Another of the famous people with the first name Maria is Maria Bamford. She is an absurdist stand-up comedian who has received critical acclaim for her specials including The Special Special Special and Old Baby. She also has appeared in such series as Arrested Development, Lady Dynamite, and Louie.

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


  • Maria Menounos1

    Maria Menounos


    BirthplaceMedford, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Maria Menounos (; born June 8, 1978) is an American entertainment reporter, television...  more

    More Maria Menounos 

    #32 of 289 The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked#5 of 28 Famous People Who Had Brain Tumors

  • Maria Sharapova2

    Maria Sharapova


    BirthplaceNyagan, Russia

    Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Шара́пова, IPA: [mɐˈrʲijə ˈjʉrʲjɪvnə...  more

    More Maria Sharapova 

    #335 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time#71 of 88 The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

  • Maria Bello3

    Maria Bello


    BirthplaceNorristown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Maria Elena Bello (born April 18, 1967) is an American actress and writer. Her many film roles...  more

    More Maria Bello 

    #135 of 349 The Best American Actresses Working Today#885 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

  • Maria Shriver4

    Maria Shriver


    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Maria Owings Shriver (born November 6, 1955) is an American journalist, author, and former...  more

    More Maria Shriver 

    #42 of 65 The Most Influential News Anchors of All Time#33 of 37 Famous INTJs

  • Maria Bamford5

    Maria Bamford


    BirthplacePort Hueneme, California, United States of America

    Maria Elizabeth Sheldon Bamford (born September 3, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian,...  more
  • María Conchita Alonso6

    BirthplaceCienfuegos, Cuba

    María Conchita Alonso Bustillo (born June 29, 1957), better known as María Conchita, is a...  more
  • Maria Gregersen7

    Maria Gregersen



    Maria Gregersen (born December 21, 1983 in Århus) is a Danish fashion model....  more
  • Maria Canals Barrera8

    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Miami

    Maria Pilar Canals-Barrera (née Canals; born September 28, 1966) is an American...  more
  • Maria Kanellis9

    Maria Kanellis


    BirthplaceOttawa, Illinois, United States of America

    Mary Louis Kanellis-Bennett (born February 25, 1982) is an American professional wrestler,...  more
  • Maria Thayer10

    Maria Thayer


    BirthplaceOregon, USA, Boring

    Maria Christina Thayer (born October 30, 1975) is an American actress and comedian. She first...  more

    More Maria Thayer 

    #87 of 163 The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses#229 of 310 Hallmark Channel Actors and Actresses

  • Maria Montessori11

    BirthplaceChiaravalle, Marche, Italy

    Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori ( MON-tiss-OR-ee, Italian: [maˈriːa montesˈsɔːri]; August 31,...  more
  • Maria Kirilenko12

    Maria Kirilenko


    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Maria Yuryevna Kirilenko-Stepanova (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Кириле́нко, IPA: [mɐˈrʲijə...  more

    More Maria Kirilenko 

    #380 of 670 Rank the Sexiest Current Female Athletes#6 of 38 The Best Tennis Players from Russia

  • Maria Callas13

    Maria Callas


    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI (; Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας; December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977)...  more

    More Maria Callas 

    #526 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time#90 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever

  • Maria Brink14

    Maria Brink

    Maria Brink is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the current front woman of...  more
  • María Celeste Arrarás15

    BirthplaceMayagüez, Puerto Rico

    María Celeste Arrarás Mangual (born September 27, 1960), better known as María Celeste, is a...  more
  • Maria Sansone16

    Maria Sansone


    BirthplaceErie, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Maria Grace Sansone (born February 26, 1981 in Erie, Pennsylvania) is an American television...  more
  • Maria Bartiromo17

    Maria Bartiromo


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Maria Sara Bartiromo (born September 11, 1967) is an American television journalist, magazine...  more
  • Maria Grazia Cucinotta18

    BirthplaceMessina, Italy

    Maria Grazia Cucinotta (born 27 July 1968) is an Italian actress who has featured in films and...  more
  • Maria Bueno19

    Maria Bueno


    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

    Maria Esther Andion Bueno (11 October 1939 – 8 June 2018) was a Brazilian professional tennis...  more
  • Maria Höfl-Riesch20

    BirthplaceGarmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

    Maria Höfl-Riesch (German pronunciation: [maʁiːaː høːfl ʁiːʃ]; née Riesch, born 24 November...  more

    More Maria Höfl-Riesch 

    #26 of 62 The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time#15 of 43 The Best Alpine Skiers in the World Right Now

  • Maria Eriksson21

    Maria Eriksson


    BirthplaceLeeds, United Kingdom

    Maria Eriksson (born 29 July 1982 in Leeds, West Yorkshire) is an English fashion and glamour...  more
  • Maria Rosaria Carfagna22

    BirthplaceSalerno, Italy

    Maria Rosaria "Mara" Carfagna (born 18 December 1975) is an Italian politician and former...  more
  • Maria de Medeiros23

    BirthplaceLisbon, Portugal

    Maria Esteves de Medeiros Victorino de Almeida, DamSE (born 19 August 1965), known as Maria de...  more
  • Maria Furtwängler24

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Maria Furtwängler-Burda (born 13 September 1966) is a German physician and television actress....  more
  • Maria Doyle Kennedy25

    BirthplaceClontarf, Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

    Maria Doyle Kennedy (born 25 September 1964) is an Irish singer, songwriter, and actress. With...  more