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Who Is The Most Famous Michelle In The World?

Updated November 23, 2020 1.1k votes 73 voters 37.0k views81 items

List RulesVote up all of the Michelles you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Michelle can you think of? The famous Michelles below have many different professions, including notable actors named Michelle, famous athletes named Michelle, and even musicians named Michelle.

Michelle Obama is certainly one of the most famous Michelles on this list. One of the famous public figures named Michelle, she served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is also the author of American Grown and Becoming.

Another of the famous people with the first name Michelle is Michelle Pfeiffer. She is an actress famous for roles in Scarface, Dangerous Liaisons, and What Lies Beneath. She portrayed Catwoman in 1992's Batman Returns. Michelle Williams, Michelle Dockery, and Michelle Trachtenberg are also actresses named Michelle.

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    Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an American actress, producer and...  more

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    Tenitra Michelle Williams (born July 23, 1979) is an American recording artist and actress....  more

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    Michelle Kwan

    1980-07-07
    Michelle Wingshan Kwan (born July 7, 1980) is a retired American figure skater. She is a...  more

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    #367 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#100 of 240 The Best Female Athletes of All Time

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    Mayte Michelle Rodriguez (born July 12, 1978) is an American actress. Her breakout role was as...  more

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    #95 of 199 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With#10 of 100 The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses

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    Michelle Lynn Monaghan (born March 23, 1976) is an American actress. She is best known for her...  more

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    #896 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#17 of 19 Famous People Who Have Had Skin Cancer

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    Michelle Obama

    1964-01-17
    Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (née Robinson; born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer,...  more

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    Michelle Yeoh

    1962-08-06
    Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dato' Seri Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng, PSM, SPMP (; born 6 August 1962)...  more

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    #171 of 201 The Best Actresses Working Today#7 of 93 The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now

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    Michelle Ryan

    1984-04-22
    Michelle Claire Ryan (born 22 April 1984) is an English actress. She played Zoe Slater on the...  more
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    Michelle Visage

    1968-09-20
    Michelle Visage (born Michelle Lynn Shupack; September 20, 1968) is an American singer,...  more
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    Michelle Danielle Collins (born 28 May 1962) is an English actress and TV presenter, best...  more
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    Michelle Phillips (born Holly Michelle Gilliam; June 4, 1944) is an American singer,...  more

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    #294 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever#109 of 158 The Best Female Rock Singers

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    Michelle Christine Trachtenberg (; born October 11, 1985) is a U.S. actress and model. She is...  more

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    #496 of 831 The Best Actresses In Film History#66 of 119 The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

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    Michelle Duncan

    1978-04-14
    Michelle Duncan (born April 14, 1978) is a Scottish actress. Known for Driving Lessons (2006),...  more
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    Michelle Keegan

    1987-06-03
    Michelle Elizabeth Keegan (born 3 June 1987) is an English actress, known for her roles as...  more

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    Michelle Duggar

    1966-09-13
    Michelle Duggar is the wife of James Robert "Jim Bob" Duggar.  Michelle and her family are...  more

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    Michelle Suzanne Dockery (born 15 December 1981) is an English actress and singer. She is most...  more

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    #30 of 54 The Best English Actresses Working Today#65 of 77 The Best English Actresses of All Time

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    Michelle Stafford (born September 14, 1965) is an American actress, screenwriter and producer....  more

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    Michelle Maxwell MacLaren is a Canadian television director and producer. She has directed...  more
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    Michelle Behennah (born 7 January 1977, Singapore) is a British model....  more
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    Michelle Branch

    1983-07-02
    Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch (born July 2, 1983) is an American singer, songwriter, and...  more

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    #64 of 221 Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album#154 of 188 The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

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    Michelle Fairley is a Northern Irish actress, best known for her roles as Catelyn Stark in the...  more

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    #13 of 46 The Best Irish Actresses Working Today#3 of 26 The Best Living Irish Actresses

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    Michelle Ingrid Williams (born September 9, 1980) is an American actress. She is particularly...  more

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    Michelle Hurd

    1966-12-21
    Michelle Hurd (born December 21, 1966) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for...  more

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    Michelle Forbes

    1965-01-08
    Michelle Renee Forbes Guajardo (born January 8, 1965) is an American actress who has appeared...  more
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    Michelle Helen Lombardo (born September 16, 1983) is an American model and actress. Lombardo...  more