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Who Is The Most Famous Michelle In The World?

Updated November 23, 2020 828 votes 43 voters 35.6k 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 Pfeiffer1
    42

    BirthplaceSanta Ana, California, United States of America

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

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  • Michelle Kwan2
    32

    Michelle Kwan

    1980-07-07

    BirthplaceUSA, California, Torrance

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

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    #389 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#99 of 239 The Best Female Athletes of All Time

  • Michelle Williams3
    30

    BirthplaceRockford, Illinois, United States of America

    Tenitra Michelle Williams (born July 23, 1979) is an American recording artist and actress.... more on Wikipedia
  • Michelle Rodriguez4
    25

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, San Antonio

    Mayte Michelle Rodriguez (born July 12, 1978) is an American actress. Her breakout role was as... more on Wikipedia
  • Michelle Obama5
    27

    Michelle Obama

    1964-01-17

    BirthplaceChicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America, United States

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

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    #47 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World#1979 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • Michelle Monaghan6
    25

    BirthplaceUSA, Winthrop, Iowa

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

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    #138 of 348 The Best American Actresses Working Today#1688 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

  • Michelle Visage7
    27

    Michelle Visage

    1968-09-20

    BirthplacePerth Amboy, New Jersey, United States of America

    Michelle Visage (born Michelle Lynn Shupack; September 20, 1968) is an American singer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Michelle Duncan8
    20

    Michelle Duncan

    1978-04-14

    BirthplacePerth, Scotland

    Michelle Duncan (born April 14, 1978) is a Scottish actress. Known for Driving Lessons (2006),... more on Wikipedia
  • Michelle Yeoh9
    18

    Michelle Yeoh

    1962-08-06

    BirthplaceIpoh, Malaysia

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

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    #170 of 222 The Best Actresses Working Today#82 of 149 The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

  • Michelle Trachtenberg10

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

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

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    #486 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History#67 of 119 The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

  • Michelle Ryan11
    24

    Michelle Ryan

    1984-04-22

    BirthplaceEnfield Town, London, United Kingdom

    Michelle Claire Ryan (born 22 April 1984) is an English actress. She played Zoe Slater on the... more on Wikipedia
  • Michelle Branch12
    21

    Michelle Branch

    1983-07-02

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, USA

    Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch (born July 2, 1983) is an American singer, songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia

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    #146 of 160 The Top Female Country Singers#63 of 221 Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

  • Michelle Collins13
    21

    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Hackney, London, England

    Michelle Danielle Collins (born 28 May 1962) is an English actress and TV presenter, best... more on Wikipedia
  • Michelle Dockery14
    21

    BirthplaceRomford, London, England

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

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    #35 of 54 The Best English Actresses Working Today#54 of 62 The Best English Actresses of All Time

  • Michelle Fairley15
    21

    BirthplaceColeraine, Northern Ireland

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

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    #12 of 46 The Best Irish Actresses Working Today#1 of 26 The Best Living Irish Actresses

  • Michelle Williams16
    18

    BirthplaceKalispell, Montana, United States of America

    Michelle Ingrid Williams (born September 9, 1980) is an American actress. She is particularly... more on Wikipedia
  • Michelle Keegan17
    12

    Michelle Keegan

    1987-06-03

    BirthplaceStockport, United Kingdom

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

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    #15 of 79 The Best Reality Show Judges#78 of 185 The Best Living English Actresses

  • Michelle MacLaren18
    11

    BirthplaceCanada, North America, Americas, DVD Region 1

    Michelle Maxwell MacLaren is a Canadian television director and producer. She has directed... more on Wikipedia
  • Michelle Phillips19
    17

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California, USA

    Michelle Phillips (born Holly Michelle Gilliam; June 4, 1944) is an American singer,... more on Wikipedia

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    #343 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever#110 of 158 The Best Female Rock Singers

  • Michelle Duggar20
    14

    Michelle Duggar

    1966-09-13
    Michelle Duggar is the wife of James Robert "Jim Bob" Duggar.  Michelle and her family are...
  • Michelle Stafford21

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

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

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  • Michelle Behennah22
    12

    BirthplaceSingapore

    Michelle Behennah (born 7 January 1977, Singapore) is a British model.
  • Michelle Forbes23
    12

    Michelle Forbes

    1965-01-08

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, USA

    Michelle Renee Forbes Guajardo (born January 8, 1965) is an American actress who has appeared... more on Wikipedia
  • Michelle Lombardo24

    BirthplaceBallston Spa, New York, United States of America

    Michelle Helen Lombardo (born September 16, 1983) is an American model and actress. Lombardo... more on Wikipedia
  • Michelle Borth25
    11

    Michelle Borth

    1978-08-19

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Michelle Borth (born August 19, 1978) is an American actress who has portrayed characters on... more on Wikipedia