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Who Is The Most Famous Nora Or Norah In The World?

Updated January 17, 2021 263 votes 26 voters 12.4k views32 items

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How many celebrities named Nora can you think of? The famous Noras below have many different professions, including notable actors and actresses named Nora, famous writers named Nora, and even musicians named Norah.

Norah Jones is certainly one of the most famous Norahs on this list. One of the famous singer-songwriters named Norah, she won five Grammy Awards for her debut solo album, Come Away with Me. “Don't Know Why,” “Come Away with Me,” and "Sunrise” are among her most popular songs.

Another of the famous people with the first name Nora is Nora Ephron. She was a writer and director. Some of her notable films include Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, and Julie & Julia.

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

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    Norah Jones


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar; March 30, 1979) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She has won multiple awards and has sold more than 50 million records worldwide....  more

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    Nora Ephron


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Nora Ephron ( EF-rən; May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012) was an American journalist, writer, and filmmaker. She is best known for her romantic comedy films and was nominated three times for the Academy...  more

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    Nora Dunn


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Nora Eloise Dunn (born April 29, 1952) is an American actress and comedian, known for her work on the NBC sketch variety TV series Saturday Night Live....  more

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    Norah O'Donnell


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Norah Morahan O’Donnell (born January 23, 1974) is an American television journalist and anchor of the CBS Evening News. She is the former co-anchor of CBS This Morning, Chief White House...  more

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    Nora Roberts


    BirthplaceSilver Spring, Maryland

    Nora Roberts (born Eleanor Marie Robertson on October 10, 1950) is an American author of more than 225 romance novels. She writes as J. D. Robb for the in Death series and has also written under the...  more

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    Nora Zehetner


    BirthplaceEl Paso, Texas, USA

    Nora Angela Zehetner (born February 5, 1981) is an American film and television actress....  more
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    Nora Arnezeder


    BirthplaceParis, France

    Nora Arnezeder is a French actress and singer....  more
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    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Nora von Waldstätten is an actress....  more
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    Nora Tschirner


    BirthplaceEast Berlin, German Democratic Republic

    Nora Marie Tschirner (born 12 June 1981) is a German film actress, musician and former television and radio presenter. ...  more
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    Nora Aunor


    BirthplaceIriga, Philippines

    Nora Aunor (born Nora Cabaltera Villamayor; May 21, 1953) is a Filipino actress, recording artist, and film producer. Aunor has also appeared in several stage plays, television shows, and concerts....  more
  • 11

    Nora Miao


    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Nora Miao (Chinese: 苗可秀; pinyin: Miáo Kěxiù; Jyutping: Miu Ho-Sau) (simplified Chinese: 陈咏悯; traditional Chinese: 陳詠憫; pinyin: Chén Yǒngmǐn; born 8 February 1952) is a Hong Kong actress who appeared...  more
  • 12

    Nora Bayes


    BirthplaceJoliet, Illinois

    Nora Bayes (born Rachel Eleanora Goldberg, October 3, 1880 – March 19, 1928) was an American singer, comedian, actress and vaudeville star of the early 20th century....  more
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    Nora Kay Foster is a film writer and executive producer....  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceBasingstoke, United Kingdom

    Nora Stanton Blatch Barney was a civil engineer, architect, and suffragist....  more
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    Nora Daza


    BirthplaceBatangas, Philippines

    Nora Guanzon Villanueva-Daza (December 2, 1928 – September 13, 2013), popularly known as Chef Nora Daza, was a veteran gourmet chef, restaurateur, socio-civic leader, television host and cookbook...  more
  • 16

    Nora Danish


    BirthplaceKuala Terengganu, Malaysia

    Nora binti Mohd Danish Hanif (born 7 March 1982) is a Malaysian actress, rapper, singer, model, television personality and businesswoman....  more
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    Nora Swinburne


    BirthplaceBath, United Kingdom

    Leonora Mary Johnson (24 July 1902 – 1 May 2000), known professionally as Nora Swinburne, was an English actress. She is best known for her appearances in many British films....  more
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    Nora Astorga


    BirthplaceManagua, Nicaragua

    Nora Josefina Astorga Gadea de Jenkins (10 December 1948 – 14 February 1988) was a Nicaraguan guerrilla fighter in the Nicaraguan Revolution, a lawyer, politician, judge and the Nicaraguan ambassador...  more
  • 19

    Nora Gregor


    BirthplaceGorizia, Italy

    Nora Gregor (3 February 1901 – 20 January 1949) was a stage and film actress....  more
  • 20

    Nóra Hoffmann


    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    Nóra Hoffmann (born 8 April 1985 in Budapest) is a Hungarian ice dancer. With Maxim Zavozin, she is the 2010 Cup of Russia silver medalist and a two-time (2009, 2010) Hungarian national champion....  more
  • 21

    Nora Volkow


    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Nora Volkow (born 27 March 1956) is a Mexican-born naturalized American psychiatrist. She is currently the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which is part of the National...  more
  • 22

    Nora Denney


    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA

    Alternative NameNora Denney^! Dodo Denny^! Nora Denny

    Nora Denney (September 3, 1927 – November 20, 2005), also credited as Dodo Denney, was an American stage, television, and film actress....  more
  • 23

    Nora Ricci


    BirthplaceViareggio, Italy

    Nora Ricci was an actress....  more
  • 24

    Nora Clench


    BirthplaceSt. Marys

    Nora Clench, Lady Streeton (May 6, 1867 – May 17, 1938) was a Canadian violinist. ...  more
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    Nora Nicholson


    BirthplaceLeamington Spa, United Kingdom

    Nora Nicholson was an actress....  more