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Famous People Named Maria 

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

Maria Bello, an award winning actress who starred in The Cooler, ER, and Coyote Ugly, is definitely a Maria to beat. Even with her extensive experience in the entertainment industry, she also is one of the founders of WE ADVANCE; A humanitarian effort that was created after the Haiti earthquake to promote health care for everyone in Haiti and other parts of the world.

Maria Kanellis is one of the most famous female WWE wrestelrs. She was at first hired as a background interviewer, but fours years later she was finally brought into the ring. With her now husband, Michael Bennet, they've become one of the most famous villainous duos of the WWE.

Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Tennis player, Model, Athlete

Age: 31

Birthplace: Nyagan, Russia

Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Шара́пова, IPA: [mɐˈrʲijə ˈjʉrʲjɪvnə ʂɐˈrapəvə] (listen); born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player. A United States ...more

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Maria Menounos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Wrestler, Journalist, Film Producer

Age: 40

Birthplace: Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America

Maria Menounos (; born June 8, 1978) is an American entertainment reporter, television personality, professional wrestler, actress, and businesswoman. She has hosted Extra and E! News, and ...more

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Maria Bello is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Activist, Businessperson, Actor

Age: 51

Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Maria Elena Bello (born April 18, 1967) is an American actress and writer. Her many film roles include Permanent Midnight (1998), Payback (1999), Coyote Ugly (2000), The Cooler (2003), A History ...more

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Maria Kanellis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Wrestler, Singer-songwriter, Model

Age: 36

Birthplace: Ottawa, Illinois, USA

Mary Louis Kanellis-Bennett (born February 25, 1982) is an American professional wrestler, professional wrestling manager, actress, model and singer currently signed to WWE under the ring name ...more

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Maria Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Tennis player

Age: 32

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Maria Yuryevna Kirilenko-Stepanova (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Кириле́нко, IPA: [mɐˈrʲijə ˈjʉrʲjɪvnə kʲɪrʲɪˈlʲɛnkə]; born 25 January 1987) is a former professional tennis player from Russia. She ...more

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#313 of 677 Rank the Sexiest Current Female Athletes #7 of 38 The Best Tennis Players from Russia

Maria Grazia Cucinotta ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter

Age: 50

Birthplace: Messina, Italy

Maria Grazia Cucinotta (born 27 July 1968) is an Italian actress who has featured in films and television series since 1990. She has also worked as a film producer, screenwriter and model. ...more
Maria Callas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Actor, Singer

Age: Dec. at 54 (1923-1977)

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI (; Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας; December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was an American-born Greek soprano. She was one of the most renowned and influential opera singers ...more

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Maria Canals Barrera is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Actor, Voice acting, Singer

Age: 52

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

Maria Pilar Canals-Barrera (née Canals; born September 28, 1966) is an American actress. Canals-Barrera co-starred in a number of short-lived sitcoms, worked as a voice actress, and ...more
Maria Bamford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 48

Birthplace: Port Hueneme, California, USA

Maria Elizabeth Sheldon Bamford (born September 3, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and voice actress. She is best known for her portrayal of her dysfunctional family and ...more

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María Conchita Al... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Songwriter, Film Producer, Model

Age: 58

Birthplace: Cuba, Cienfuegos

María Conchita Alonso Bustillo (born June 29, 1957), better known as María Conchita, is a Venezuelan singer/songwriter and actress.
Maria Bartiromo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Journalist, Author, Actor

Age: 51

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Maria Sara Bartiromo (born September 11, 1967) is an American television journalist, magazine columnist, and author. She is host of Mornings with Maria and Maria Bartiromo's Wall Street (the ...more
Maria Fowler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Maria

Age: 32

Birthplace: Derby, United Kingdom

Maria Catherine Fowler (born 15 August 1986) is an English television personality and model. From 2010 to 2011, she appeared in the ITVBe reality series The Only Way Is Essex.
Maria Brink is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Maria Brink is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the current front woman of American metal band, In This Moment. Brink has been awarded "2013 Rock Goddess of the Year" ...more
Maria Shriver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Journalist, Newsreader, Television producer

Age: 63

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Maria Owings Shriver (born November 6, 1955) is an American journalist, author, and former First Lady of California. She was married to former Governor of California and actor Arnold ...more

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Maria Gregersen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Model

Age: 35

Birthplace: Denmark

Maria Gregersen (born December 21, 1983 in Århus) is a Danish fashion model.
María Celeste Arr... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Talk show host, Journalist, Presenter

Age: 58

Birthplace: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

María Celeste Arrarás Mangual (born September 27, 1960), better known as María Celeste, is a Puerto Rican broadcast journalist, author, and television personality, who has ...more
Maria Sansone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Maria
VJ, Actor

Age: 37

Birthplace: Erie, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Maria Grace Sansone (born February 26, 1981 in Erie, Pennsylvania) is an American television personality. Sansone co-anchored Good Day LA on KTTV FOX 11 in Los Angeles until January 2017 and is ...more
Maria Montessori is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Educator, Physician, Philosopher

Age: Dec. at 82 (1870-1952)

Birthplace: Chiaravalle, Marche, Italy

Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori ( MON-tiss-OR-ee, Italian: [maˈriːa montesˈsɔːri]; August 31, 1870 – May 6, 1952) was an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of ...more
Maria Doyle Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Songwriter, Educator, Musician

Age: 54

Birthplace: Republic of Ireland, Dublin, Clontarf, Dublin

Maria Doyle Kennedy (born 25 September 1964) is an Irish singer, songwriter, and actress. With a singing and acting career that has spanned nearly 30 years, she has established herself as one of ...more

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Maria Rohm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Film Producer, Actor

Age: 73

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Maria Rohm (13 August 1945 – 18 June 2018) was an Austrian actress.Born Helga Grohmann in Vienna, she started her acting career at the very young age, working at the famous Viennese Burgtheatre ...more
Maria Bueno is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Maria Bueno Tennis player

Age: 79

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Maria Esther Andion Bueno (11 October 1939 – 8 June 2018) was a Brazilian professional tennis player. During her 11-year career in the 1950s and 1960s, she won 19 Grand Slam titles (seven in ...more

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Maria Höfl-Riesch ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Tennis player, Alpine skier, Athlete

Age: 34

Birthplace: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Maria Höfl-Riesch (German pronunciation: [maʁiːaː høːfl ʁiːʃ]; née Riesch, born 24 November 1984) is a former German World Cup alpine ski racer. She is a three-time Olympic ...more

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Maria Rosaria Carfagna ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Politician

Age: 43

Birthplace: Salerno, Italy

Maria Rosaria "Mara" Carfagna (born 18 December 1975) is an Italian politician and former showgirl and model. After obtaining a degree in law, Carfagna worked for several years on ...more
Maria Pitillo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Entrepreneur, Actor

Age: 54

Birthplace: USA, New York, Elmira

Maria Pitillo (born January 8, 1965) is a former American actress who has starred in film and on TV, most notably as Audrey Timmonds in Godzilla (1998), a role which garnered her a Golden ...more
Maria de Medeiros is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Maria
Screenwriter, Actor, Singer

Age: 53

Birthplace: Europe, Lisbon District, Grande Lisboa, Portugal, Southern Europe, + more

Maria Esteves de Medeiros Victorino de Almeida, DamSE (born 19 August 1965), known as Maria de Medeiros (Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐˈɾiɐ ðɨ mɨˈðɐjɾuʃ]), is a Portuguese actress, ...more