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

Marilyn Manson is a controversial musician who has been nominated for a Grammy Award four times. Three of his albums achieved platinum status, while another three went on to receive a Gold status. His stage name came from merging two icons together: Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson.

And speaking of which, you can't mention a list of Marilyn's without mentioning the most iconic of all, Marilyn Monroe. An actress and model, best known for such films as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Seven Year Itch, her face is still seen all over Hollywood today.
Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Film Producer, Model, Actor

Age: Dec. at 36 (1926-1962)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comic "blonde bombshell" characters, she ...more

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Marilyn Manson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Film Score Composer, Poet, Record producer

Age: 50

Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States of America

Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, visual artist, author, and former music journalist. ...more

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Marilyn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Marilyn Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Singer

Age: 56

Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Peter Robinson (born 3 November 1962, Kingston, Jamaica) better known as Marilyn, is a British/Jamaican pop singer and songwriter. He is most well known for his 1983 hit "Calling Your ...more

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Marilyn McCoo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Actor, Singer, Presenter

Age: 75

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

Marilyn McCoo (born September 30, 1943) is an American singer, actress, and television presenter, who is best known for being the lead female vocalist in the group The 5th Dimension, as well as ...more
Marilyn Waltz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn

Age: Dec. at 75 (1931-2006)

Birthplace: Waukesha, Wisconsin

The following is a list of Playboy Playmates of 1954. Playboy magazine names its Playmate of the Month each month throughout the year. Prior to September 1959, Playmates were not asked to ...more
Marilyn Hacker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Poet, Writer, Critic

Age: 76

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Marilyn Hacker (born November 27, 1942) is an American poet, translator and critic. She is Professor of English emerita at the City College of New York. Her books of poetry include Presentation ...more
Marilyn Horne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Actor, Voice acting, Singer

Age: 85

Birthplace: Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Marilyn Horne (born January 16, 1934) is an American mezzo-soprano opera singer. She specialized in roles requiring beauty of tone, excellent breath support, and the ability to execute difficult ...more

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Marilyn Carlson Nelson ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Marilyn French is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: Dec. at 80 (1929-2009)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Marilyn French (née Edwards) (November 21, 1929 – May 2, 2009) was a radical feminist American author.
Marilyn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Record producer, Comedian, Composer

Age: 76

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

Marilyn Michaels (born Marilyn Sternberg, February 26, 1943) is a comedian, singer, actress, impressionist, author, and composer.
Marilyn Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Writer

Age: Dec. at 70 (1938-2008)

Birthplace: Grand Junction, Colorado

Marilyn Ferguson (April 5, 1938 in Grand Junction, Colorado – October 19, 2008) was an American author, editor and public speaker, best known for her 1980 book The Aquarian Conspiracy and its ...more
Marilyn Milian is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Judge, Actor, Presenter

Age: 57

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

Marilyn Milian (born May 1, 1961) is an American television personality, lecturer, and retired Florida Circuit Court judge who currently presides over the American courtroom television series ...more
Marilyn Miller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Actor, Singer, Dancer

Age: Dec. at 38 (1898-1936)

Birthplace: Evansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America

Marilyn Miller (born Mary Ellen Reynolds; September 1, 1898 – April 7, 1936) was one of the most popular Broadway musical stars of the 1920s and early 1930s. She was an accomplished tap dancer, ...more
Marilyn Hickey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Missionary, Author, Televangelist

Age: 87

Birthplace: Overland Park, Kansas

Marilyn Hickey is an American Christian minister and televangelist who teaches Bible studies both nationally and internationally.
Marilyn Buferd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Actor

Age: Dec. at 65 (1925-1990)

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Marilyn Buferd (January 30, 1925 – March 27, 1990) was crowned Miss America in 1946 after being crowned Miss California. She appeared in several minor films in the 1950s as well as several ...more
Marilyn Burns is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Actor

Age: Dec. at 65 (1949-2014)

Birthplace: USA, Erie, Pennsylvania

Marilyn Burns (born Mary Lynn Ann Burns; May 7, 1949 – August 5, 2014) was an American actress. While in high school, Burns made her film debut as a tour guide in Robert Altman's experimental ...more
Marilyn Bergman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Songwriter, Screenwriter, Author

Age: 89

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Alan Bergman (born September 11, 1925) and Marilyn Bergman (née Keith, born November 10, 1929) are American lyricists and songwriters. The pair have been married since 1958 and have ...more
Marilyn vos Savant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Author, Writer, Playwright

Age: 72

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

Marilyn vos Savant (; born 1946) is an American magazine columnist, author, lecturer, and playwright. She was listed as having the highest recorded intelligence quotient (IQ) in the Guinness ...more
Marilyn Lightstone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Painter, Announcer, Actor

Age: 78

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Marilyn Lightstone (born June 28, 1940) is a Canadian film, television and voice actress and writer.
Marilyn Van Derbur is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn

Age: 81

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Marilyn Elaine Van Derbur (born June 16, 1937) is the Miss Colorado 1957, 1958 Miss America pageant holder, author and motivational speaker.In 2011, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement ...more
Marilyn Martinez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Comedian, Actor

Age: Dec. at 52 (1955-2007)

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Marilyn Martinez (February 9, 1955 – November 3, 2007) was a Hispanic American stand up comedian and actress. She was a regular performer at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. She appeared in ...more
Marilyn Mazur is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Composer, Singer

Age: 64

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

Marilyn Mazur (born January 18, 1955) is a Danish percussionist, drummer, composer, vocalist, pianist, dancer, and bandleader. She was born in New York City and has lived in Denmark since age ...more
Marilyn Agliotti is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Marilyn Agliotti Field Hockey player

Age: 39

Birthplace: Boksburg, South Africa

Marilyn Agliotti (born 23 June 1979 in Boksburg, South Africa) is a field hockey player from the Netherlands, having previously represented South Africa. After her move to the Netherlands and ...more
Marilyn Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Marilyn Musgrave Politician

Age: 70

Birthplace: Greeley, Colorado, United States of America

Marilyn Neoma Musgrave (née Shuler; born January 27, 1949), American politician, is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives who served from 2003 to 2009, ...more
Marilyn Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Marilyn
Actor, Singer

Age: Dec. at 51 (1921-1972)

Birthplace: Clarinda, Iowa, United States of America

Marvel Marilyn Maxwell (August 3, 1921 – March 20, 1972) was an American actress and entertainer. A sex symbol of the 1940s and 1950s, she appeared in several films and radio programs, and ...more