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Who Is The Most Famous Paula In The World?

Updated February 5, 2021 517 votes 26 voters 7.9k views64 items

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

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

Paula Abdul is certainly one of the most famous Paulas on this list. One of the famous singers and dancers named Paula, she started her career as a Laker Girl before choreographing music videos for superstars like Janet Jackson. She went on to become a breakout star in her own right, with hit songs like “Straight Up,” “Forever Your Girl,” and “Opposites Attract.”

Another of the famous people with the first name Paula is Paula Patton. She is an actress who made her film debut in 2005's Hitch. Precious, Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and 2 Guns are among her notable projects.

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    Paula Abdul

    1962-06-19
    Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American dancer, choreographer, singer, actress,...  more

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    Paula Patton

    1975-12-05
    Paula Maxine Patton (born December 5, 1975) is an American actress. Patton made her feature...  more

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    Paula Deen

    1947-01-19
    Paula Ann Hiers Deen (born January 19, 1947) is an American TV personality and cooking show...  more

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    Paula Cole

    1968-04-05
    Paula Cole (born April 5, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter. Her single "Where Have All...  more

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    Paula Marshall

    1964-06-12
    Paula Marshall (born June 12, 1964) is an American actress....  more
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    Paula Trickey

    1966-03-27
    Paula Trickey (born March 27, 1966) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Cory...  more
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    Paula Poundstone (born December 29, 1959) is an American stand-up comedian, author, actress,...  more

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    Paula Malcomson

    1970-01-01
    Paula Malcomson (born 1 June 1970) is a Northern Irish actress. She is sometimes credited as...  more
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    Paula Prentiss

    1938-03-04
    Paula Prentiss (born Paula Ragusa; March 4, 1938) is an American actress best known for her...  more

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    Paula Jai Parker (born August 19, 1969) is an American actress, comedian, director and...  more
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    Paula Tilbrook

    1930-01-16
    Paula Tilbrook (born 16 January 1930) is a retired English actress who played Betty Eagleton...  more
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    Paula Fernandes

    1984-08-28
    Paula Fernandes de Souza (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈpawlɐ feʁˈnɐ̃dʒis]; born August 28, 1984, in...  more
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    Paula Garcés

    1974-03-20
    Paula Garcés (born March 20, 1974) is a Colombian American film and television actress, known...  more
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    Paula Zahn

    1956-02-24
    Paula Ann Zahn (; born February 24, 1956) is an American journalist and newscaster who has...  more
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    Paula Yates

    1959-04-24
    Paula Elizabeth Yates (24 April 1959 – 17 September 2000) was an English television presenter...  more
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    Paula Hawkins

    1927-01-24
    Paula Fickes Hawkins (January 24, 1927 – December 4, 2009) was an American politician from...  more
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    Paula White

    1966-04-20
    Paula Michelle White-Cain (née Furr; April 20, 1966), better known as Paula White, is an...  more
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    Paula Kelly

    1943-10-21
    Paula Kelly (October 21, 1943 - February 9, 2020) was a dancer, singer, and actress in films,...  more
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    Paula Stewart

    1929-04-09
    Paula Stewart (born Dorothy Paula Zürndorfer, April 9, 1929) is an American stage, film and...  more

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    Paula Vogel

    1951-11-16
    Paula Vogel (born November 16, 1951) is an American playwright who received the 1998 Pulitzer...  more

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    Paula West

    1959-04-04
    Paula West' is an American jazz and cabaret singer....  more
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    Paula Devicq

    1965-07-07
    Paula Michelle Devicq (born July 7, 1965) is a Canadian actress, known for her role as Kirsten...  more
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    Paula Lambert

    1943-07-05
    Paula Wynne Stephens Lambert (born July 5, 1943, in Santa Maria, California) is an American...  more
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    Paula Raymond

    1924-11-23
    Paula Raymond (born Paula Ramona Wright, November 23, 1924 – December 31, 2003) was an...  more
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    Paula Modersohn-Becker (8 February 1876 – 20 November 1907) was a German painter and one of...  more