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Famous People Named Rita 

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Ever thought about how many famous people named Rita are out there? This list of celebrities named Rita will show you the most prominent people with that name, along with pictures and additional information about them when available. The famous Ritas below include actors named Rita and athletes named Rita, but this list also includes doctors, teachers, or politicians named Rita who are notable in their fields. Some of the notable Ritas below include Rita Ora, Rita Hayworth, and Rita Wilson.
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Rita Ora is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Actor

Age: 28

Birthplace: Pristina

Rita Sahatçiu Ora (born November 26, 1990) is an English singer, songwriter and actress. She rose to prominence in February 2012 when she featured on DJ Fresh's single "Hot Right ...more

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Rita Hayworth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Film Producer, Actor, Singer

Age: Dec. at 69 (1918-1987)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in ...more

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Rita Wilson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Film Producer, Actor, Singer

Age: 62

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

Margarita Ibrahimoff (born October 26, 1956), better known as Rita Wilson, is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and producer. She appeared in the films It's Complicated (2009), Sleepless ...more

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Rita Moreno is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Actor, Singer, Dancer

Age: 87

Birthplace: Humacao, United States, with Territories

Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican actress, dancer and singer. Her career has spanned over 70 years; among her notable acting work are supporting roles in the musical films ...more

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Rita Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Singer-songwriter, Actor

Age: 73

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Lafayette

Rita Coolidge (born May 1, 1945) is an American recording artist. During the 1970s and 1980s, her songs were on Billboard magazine's pop, country, adult contemporary, and jazz charts, and she ...more

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Rita Rudner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 65

Birthplace: USA, Florida, Miami

Rita Rudner (born September 17, 1953) is an American comedian. Beginning her career as a Broadway dancer, Rita Rudner noticed the lack of female comedians in New York City and turned to stand-up ...more

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Rita Lee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Author

Age: 71

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Rita Lee (born Rita Lee Jones, December 31, 1947) is a Brazilian rock singer and composer. She is a former member of the Brazilian band Os Mutantes and is a popular figure in Brazilian ...more
Rita Cosby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Journalist, Author, Presenter

Age: 54

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Rita Cosby (born November 18, 1964) is a television news anchor and correspondent, radio host, and best selling author. She is currently a Special Correspondent for the CBS syndicated program ...more
Rita Jenrette is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Rita

Age: 69

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Rita Jenrette (née Carpenter, born November 25, 1949) is an American celebrity, actress, television journalist, real estate executive, and proponent of architectural restoration. She is ...more
Rita Mae Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author

Age: 74

Birthplace: Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Rita Mae Brown (born November 28, 1944) is an American writer, activist, and feminist. She is best known for her first novel Rubyfruit Jungle. Brown is also a mystery writer and screenwriter.

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Rita Wolf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Actor

Age: 59

Birthplace: India, Kolkata

Rita Wolf (born Rita Ghose, 25 February 1960 in Calcutta, India) is a British-Indian actress and theatre producer. Wolf moved to London as a child and trained at the Royal Court Youth Theatre ...more
Rita Joanne Simons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Model, Actor, Singer

Age: 41

Birthplace: Essex, England

Rita Joanne Simons (born 10 March 1977) is an English actress, singer, and model from London, who is known for playing Roxy Mitchell in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 2007 to 2017, when her ...more
Rita MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Singer, Presenter

Age: Dec. at 69 (1944-2013)

Birthplace: Big Pond, Nova Scotia, Canada

Rita MacNeil, CM, ONS (May 28, 1944 – April 16, 2013) was a Canadian singer from the community of Big Pond on Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island. Her biggest hit, "Flying On Your Own", ...more
Rita Verreos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Image consultant

Age: 50

Birthplace: Venezuela

Rita Rosina Verreos (born July 19, 1968) is a TV Host/ News Anchor, actress, beauty pageant coach, model, and former beauty pageant & reality television contestant.
Rita Levi-Montalcini is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Scientist

Age: Dec. at 103 (1909-2012)

Birthplace: Turin, Italy

Rita Levi-Montalcini (US: , Italian: [ˈriːta ˈlɛːvi montalˈtʃiːni]; 22 April 1909 – 30 December 2012) was an Italian Nobel laureate, honored for her work in neurobiology. She was awarded the ...more
Rita Lavelle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Lawyer

Age: 73

Rita Marie Lavelle (born 1946) is a United States and California State Republican political figure. In 1984, Lavelle was convicted on federal charges of perjury related to an investigation into ...more
Rita Rusic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Film Producer, Actor, Singer

Age: 58

Birthplace: Poreč, Croatia

Rita Rusic, also known as Rita Cecchi Gori, is a Croatian producer, actress and singer. Rusic's career began as an actress with a major role in the 1982 film Attila flagello di Dio. She was ...more
Rita Tushingham is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Actor

Age: 76

Birthplace: Garston, Merseyside, United Kingdom

Rita Tushingham (born 14 March 1942) is an English actress. She is known for her starring roles in films including A Taste of Honey (1961), The Leather Boys (1964), The Knack …and How to Get It ...more
Rita Guerra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Film Score Composer, Singer

Age: 51

Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal

Rita Guerra (born Rita Maria de Azevedo Mafra Guerra on 22 October 1967) is a Portuguese singer.
Rita Dominic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Actor

Age: 43

Birthplace: Mbaise

Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha (born July 12, 1975) is a Nigerian actress. In 2012 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Rita Dove is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Poet, Professor, Author

Age: 66

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States of America

Rita Frances Dove (born August 28, 1952) is an American poet and essayist. From 1993 to 1995, she served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. She is the first ...more
Rita Katz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Rita

Age: 56

Birthplace: Basra, Iraq

Rita Katz (born in Basra, Iraq, 1963) is a terrorism analyst and the co-founder of the Search International Terrorist Entities (SITE) Intelligence Group, a private intelligence firm based in ...more
Rita is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Actor, Singer

Age: 53

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Rita Yahan-Farouz (Hebrew: ריטה יהאן-פרוז‎, Persian: ریتا جهان‌فروز‎; English: Rita Jahanforuz; b. March 24, 1962), also known mononymously as Rita (formerly Rita Kleinstein, Hebrew: ריטה ...more
Rita Simon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Rita
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Rita De Guzman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Rita
Actor, Singer

Age: 23

Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines

Rita Daniela (born as Rita Daniela De Guzman Iringan, September 15, 1995) is a Filipina singer, actress and television host. She played Maureen Zalameda on Impostora 2017, and one of the main ...more