List of famous people named Martha, along with photos. How many celebrities named Martha can you think of? The famous Marthas below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Martha, athletes named Martha, and even political figures named Martha. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Martha? Add them to the list.At this point, the number one Martha name on our list is so Martha, she's become a one-name icon, like Madonna or Bono. The most famous Martha of all-time is a homemaker's homemaker, who's made a fortune from her empire, and ultimately spent time in jail for stock fraud. Which kind of makes this famous Martha even more iconic. Hard to follow that act, but of course, our first president George Washington's ball and chain is one of America's favorite Marthas, as well.