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Famous People Named Martha 

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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.
Martha Argerich is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Age: 77

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Martha Argerich (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaɾta aɾxeˈɾitʃ]; born June 5, 1941) is an Argentine classical concert pianist. She is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of all time.
Martha Plimpton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Age: 48

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Martha Campbell Plimpton (born November 16, 1970) is an American actress, singer, and former model. Her feature film debut was in Rollover (1981); she subsequently rose to prominence in the ...more
Martha Washington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Dec. at 71 (1731-1802)

Birthplace: Chestnut Grove

Martha Washington (née Dandridge; June 2 [O.S. June 2] 1731 – May 22, 1802) was the wife of George Washington, the first President of the United States. Although the title was not coined ...more

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Martha MacCallum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Age: 54

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

Martha Bowes MacCallum (born January 31, 1964) is a news anchor for Fox News, she is the host of The Story with Martha MacCallum. MacCallum joined the network in 2004. Her interviews with ...more

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Martha Higareda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Age: 35

Birthplace: Colombia, Villahermosa

Martha Elba Higareda Cervantes (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaɾta iɣaˈɾeða] (born August 24, 1983) is a Mexican actress, producer and screenwriter.
Martha Hyer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Dec. at 90 (1924-2014)

Birthplace: Texas, Fort Worth, USA

Martha Hyer (August 10, 1924 – May 31, 2014) was an American actress. She is best remembered for her role as Gwen French in Some Came Running (1958), for which she was nominated for the Academy ...more
Martha Raye is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Dec. at 78 (1916-1994)

Birthplace: Butte, Montana, USA

Martha Raye (August 27, 1916 – October 19, 1994) was an American comic actress and singer who performed in movies, and later on television. She also acted in plays, including Broadway. She was ...more

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Martha Reeves is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Martha Reeves Age: 77

Birthplace: USA, Alabama, Eufaula

Martha Rose Reeves (born July 18, 1941) is an American R&B and pop singer and former politician, and is the lead singer of the Motown girl group Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. They scored ...more

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Martha Vickers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Dec. at 46 (1925-1971)

Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Martha Vickers (born Martha MacVicar, May 28, 1925 – November 2, 1971) was an American model and actress.
Martha Wash is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Martha Wash Age: 65

Birthplace: California

Martha Elaine Wash (born December 23, 1953) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and producer. Known for her distinctive and powerful voice, Wash first achieved fame as one half of the ...more

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Martha Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Dec. at 43 (1917-1960)

Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas

Martha Davis (December 14, 1917 – April 6, 1960) was an African-American singer and pianist whose musical comedy act, "Martha Davis & Spouse", was popular in the late 1940s and
Martha Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Age: 72

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut

Martha Coolidge (born August 17, 1946) is an American film director and former President of the Directors Guild of America. She has directed such films as Real Genius and Rambling Rose.
Martha Graham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Dec. at 97 (1894-1991)

Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States of America

Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991) was an American modern dancer and choreographer. Her style, the Graham technique, reshaped American dance and is still taught worldwide.She danced ...more
Martha Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Age: 42

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Martha Wainwright (born May 8, 1976) is a Canadian-American folk-rock singer-songwriter. She is the daughter of American folk singer and actor Loudon Wainwright III and Canadian folk ...more

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Martha Stewart Living Om... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. is a diversified media and merchandising company founded by Martha Stewart. It is organized into four business segments: Publishing, Internet, Broadcasting ...more
Martha Mansfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Dec. at 24 (1899-1923)

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

Martha Mansfield (July 14, 1899 – November 30, 1923) was an American actress in silent films and vaudeville stage plays.
Martha R. Ingram is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Age: 83

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina

Martha Robinson Rivers Ingram (born August 20, 1935) is an American billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist. In 1995, Ingram succeeded her late husband as chairman and chief executive ...more
Martha Quinn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Age: 59

Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States of America

Martha Conrad Quinn (born May 11, 1959) is an actress and television personality, best known as one of the original video jockeys on MTV (along with Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, ...more

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Martha Hunt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Age: 30

Birthplace: Wilson, North Carolina

Martha Hunt is an American fashion model. She's mostly known for her work with Free People and for being a part of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2013 and 2014.

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Martha Wells is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Age: 54

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas

Martha Wells (born September 1, 1964) is an American writer of speculative fiction. She has published a number of fantasy novels, young adult novels, media tie-ins, short stories, and nonfiction ...more
Martha Burns is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Age: 61

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Martha Burns (born 23 April 1957) is a Canadian actress known for her stage work and youth outreach in Ontario and her leading role as Ellen Fanshaw in the TV dramedy series Slings and Arrows.
Martha Gellhorn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Dec. at 90 (1908-1998)

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

Martha Ellis Gellhorn (November 8, 1908 – February 15, 1998) was an American novelist, travel writer, and journalist who is considered one of the great war correspondents of the 20th century. ...more
Martha Byrne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Age: 49

Birthplace: Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA

Mary Martha Byrne (born December 23, 1969) is an American actress, singer and television writer. She played the role of Lily Walsh Snyder on the soap opera As the World Turns from 1985 to 1989, ...more
Martha Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Martha Jefferson was the wife of Joe Louis.
Martha Scott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Martha
Dec. at 91 (1912-2003)

Birthplace: USA, Jamesport, Missouri

Martha Ellen Scott (September 22, 1912 – May 28, 2003) was an American actress. She was featured in major films such as Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1956), and William Wyler's ...more