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Who Is The Most Famous Paula In The World?

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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.

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

  • Paula Abdul

    Paula Abdul

    Television producer, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceSan Fernando, California, United States of America

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

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  • Paula Patton


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

    Paula Maxine Patton (born December 5, 1975) is an American actress. Patton made her feature... more on Wikipedia

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    #23 of 96 The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses#39 of 225 The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time

  • Paula Deen

    Paula Deen

    Cook, TV chef


    BirthplaceAlbany, Georgia, United States of America

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

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    #26 of 38 Celebrity Chefs You Most Wish Would Cook for You#52 of 68 The Best Celebrity Podcasts, Ranked

  • Paula Poundstone


    BirthplaceHuntsville, Alabama, United States of America

    Paula Poundstone (born December 29, 1959) is an American stand-up comedian, author, actress,... more on Wikipedia

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    #197 of 233 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time#317 of 339 The Funniest People Of All Time

  • Paula Cole

    Paula Cole

    Record producer, Songwriter


    BirthplaceRockport, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

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    #447 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time#342 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever

  • Paula Yates

    Paula Yates

    Writer, Presenter

    AgeDec. at 41 (1959-2000)

    BirthplaceColwyn Bay, United Kingdom

    Paula Elizabeth Yates (24 April 1959 – 17 September 2000) was an English television presenter... more on Wikipedia
  • Paula Garcés

    Paula Garcés

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Paula Garcés (born March 20, 1974) is a Colombian American film and television actress, known... more on Wikipedia
  • Paula Prentiss


    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

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

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  • Paula Marshall


    BirthplaceUSA, Rockville, Maryland

    Paula Marshall (born June 12, 1964) is an American actress.
  • Paula Malcomson

    Paula Malcomson

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    Paula Malcomson (born 1 June 1970) is a Northern Irish actress. She is sometimes credited as... more on Wikipedia
  • Paula Trickey


    BirthplaceAmarillo, Texas, United States of America

    Paula Trickey (born March 27, 1966) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Cory... more on Wikipedia
  • Paula Zahn

    Paula Zahn

    Journalist, Television producer


    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

    Paula Ann Zahn (; born February 24, 1956) is an American journalist and newscaster who has... more on Wikipedia
  • Paula Fernandes

    Paula Fernandes

    Arranger, Songwriter


    BirthplaceSete Lagoas, Brazil

    Paula Fernandes de Souza (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈpawlɐ feʁˈnɐ̃dʒis]; born August 28, 1984, in... more on Wikipedia
  • Paula White

    Paula White

    Talk show host, Missionary


    BirthplaceTupelo, Mississippi, United States of America

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

    Paula Kelly

    Actor, Dancer


    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America

    Paula Kelly (October 21, 1943 - February 9, 2020) was a dancer, singer, and actress in films,... more on Wikipedia
  • Paula Jai Parker

    Paula Jai Parker

    Comedian, Actor


    BirthplaceUSA, Cleveland, Ohio

    Paula Jai Parker (born August 19, 1969) is an American actress, comedian, director and... more on Wikipedia
  • Paula Hawkins

    Paula Hawkins


    AgeDec. at 82 (1927-2009)

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Paula Fickes Hawkins (January 24, 1927 – December 4, 2009) was an American politician from... more on Wikipedia
  • Paula Stewart

    Paula Stewart

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Paula Stewart (born Dorothy Paula Zürndorfer, April 9, 1929) is an American stage, film and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Paula Ormaechea

    Paula Ormaechea

    Tennis player


    BirthplaceSunchales, Argentina

    Paula Ormaechea (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaula oɾmaeˈtʃea]; born 28 September 1992) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Paula Modersohn-Becker
    Paula Modersohn-Becker (8 February 1876 – 20 November 1907) was a German painter and one of... more on Wikipedia
  • Paula Weishoff



    Paula Jo Weishoff (born May 1, 1962 in Hollywood, California) is a retired female volleyball... more on Wikipedia
  • Paula West


    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    Paula West' is an American jazz and cabaret singer.
  • Paula Echevarria

    Paula Echevarria

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceCandás, Carreño, Spain

    Paula Echevarria is an actress.
  • Paula Ivan
    Paula Ivan (born 20 July 1963 as Ionescu, later known as Ilie) is a retired Romanian... more on Wikipedia
  • Paula Lane


    BirthplaceHebden Bridge, United Kingdom

    Paula Lane is an English actress. She is best known for playing the role of Kylie Platt in the... more on Wikipedia