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Who Is The Most Famous May Or Mae In The World?

Updated February 16, 2021 357 votes 27 voters 9.8k views38 items

List RulesVote up all of the Mays or Maes you've heard of.

How many celebrities named May or Mae can you think of? The famous Mays below have many different professions, including notable actors named Mae, famous musicians named May, and even writers named May.

May Andersen is certainly one of the most famous Mays on this list. One of the famous models named May, she is best known for her work with Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated. She also appeared on the cover of Playboy in 2012.

Another of the famous people with the first name Mae is Mae West. She was an actress and playwright. She Done Him Wrong, I'm No Angel, and Sextette are among her popular films.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named May or Mae? Just add them to the list!

  • 1

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mae Margaret Whitman (born June 9, 1988 in Los Angeles) is an American actress and singer. After making her film debut in When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), she had other supporting roles in films such...  more

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  • 2

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mary Jane "Mae" West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. She...  more

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  • 3

    BirthplaceWondelgem, Belgium

    NationalityBelgium, United States of America

    May Sarton is the pen name of Eleanore Marie Sarton (May 3, 1912 – July 16, 1995), a prolific American poet, novelist and memoirist. She is considered an important contemporary figure in American...  more

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  • 4

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited States of America, England

    Dame Mary Louise Webster, (19 June 1865 – 29 May 1948), known professionally as May Whitty and later, for her charity work, Dame May Whitty, was an English stage and film actress. She was one of the...  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Australia

    Mary Jeanette Robison (19 April 1858 – 20 October 1942) known professionally as May Robson, was an Australian-born American-based actress, whose career spanned 58 years, starting in 1883 when she was...  more
  • 6

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark


    Lykke May Andersen (born 16 June 1982), known as May Andersen, is a Danish model. She is best known for her work with Victoria's Secret and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was once...  more
  • 7

    BirthplaceRising Fawn, Georgia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    May Allison (June 14, 1890 – March 27, 1989) was an American actress whose greatest success was achieved in the early part of the 20th century in the medium of silent film, although she also appeared...  more
  • 8

    BirthplaceLidingö, Sweden


    May Britt (born Maybritt Wilkens, 22 March 1934) is a Swedish actress who had a brief career in the 1950s in Italy and later in the United States. She paused from the screen while she was married to...  more

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  • 9

    BirthplaceLogan, Utah

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Anna Thilda May "May" Swenson (May 28, 1913 – December 4, 1989) was an American poet and playwright. Harold Bloom considered her one of the most important and original poets of the 20th century.The...  more
  • 10

    BirthplaceScarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom


    May Hallatt was an actress....  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceNazareth, Israel

    NationalityLebanon, State of Palestine

    May Ziade (also Mayy Ziyādah, Arabic: مي زيادة‎; 11 February 1886 – 17 October 1941) was a Lebanese-Palestinian poet, essayist and translator.Known as a prolific writer — she wrote for Arabic...  more
  • 12


    May Kassab (Arabic: مي كساب‎) (born December 8, 1981) is a popular female singer from Egypt. She is signed to Rotana, the biggest Record company in the Middle East....  more
  • 13

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mae Clarke (born Violet Mary Klotz; August 16, 1910 – April 29, 1992) was an American actress. She is widely remembered for playing Henry Frankenstein's bride Elizabeth, who is chased by Boris...  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceUSA, Madrid, New Mexico

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mae Marsh (born Mary Wayne Marsh; November 9, 1894 – February 13, 1968) was an American film actress with a career spanning over 50 years....  more
  • 15

    BirthplaceYokohama, Japan


    May Jamileh Hashimoto (橋本 芽生, Hashimoto Mei), better known by her stage name May J., is a Japanese pop and R&B singer who made her major label debut under Sony Music Japan on July 12, 2006, with her...  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceWhitby, Canada


    May Irwin (June 27, 1862 – October 22, 1938) was a Canadian actress, singer and star of vaudeville....  more
  • 17

    BirthplaceDecatur, Alabama, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mae Carol Jemison (born October 17, 1956) is an American engineer, physician and former NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel in space when she served as a mission specialist...  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    NationalityUnited States of America

    May Miller (January 26, 1899 – February 8, 1995) was an African-American poet, playwright and educator. Miller became known as the most widely published female playwright of the Harlem Renaissance,...  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceSand Springs, Oklahoma, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Johnnie Mae Young (March 12, 1923 – January 14, 2014) was an American professional wrestler. She wrestled throughout the United States and Canada and won multiple titles in the National Wrestling...  more

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  • 20

    BirthplaceTaichung County


    Kao Chin Su-mei (born September 21, 1965), also known as Chin Su-mei, May Chin and Ciwas Ali, is a Taiwanese politician and retired actress and singer. She is of Manchu and Atayal descent, Ciwas Ali...  more
  • 21

    BirthplaceSouthern Lebanon, Lebanon


    May Hariri (Arabic: مي حريري‎; born December 24, 1972) is a Lebanese pop artist as well as an actress and the ex-wife of singer Melhem Barakat....  more
  • 22

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    May Fung Yee Pang (born October 24, 1950) is an American, best known as a girlfriend of John Lennon. She had previously worked for Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono as a personal assistant and production...  more
  • 23

    BirthplacePlymouth, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited States of America

    May Godfrey Sutton (September 25, 1886 – October 4, 1975) was an American tennis player who was active during the first decades of the 20th century. At age 17 she won the singles title at the U.S....  more
  • 24

    BirthplaceBronx, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mae Questel (September 13, 1908 – January 4, 1998) was an American actress and voice actress best known for providing the voices for the animated characters Betty Boop and Olive Oyl. She began in...  more
  • 25

    BirthplaceTrenton, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    May Roberta Berenbaum (born 1953) is an American entomologist whose research focuses on the chemical interactions between herbivorous insects and their host plants, and the implications of these...  more
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