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Who Is The Most Famous Rosa In The World?

Updated August 23, 2021 360 votes 25 voters 4.8k views38 items

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

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

Rosa Parks is certainly one of the most famous Rosas on this list. One of the famous activists named Rosa, she has been referred to as the first lady of civil rights. She is best known for resisting bus segregation.

Another of the famous people with the first name Rosa is Rosa Blasi. She is an actress. She has appeared in such series as Strong Medicine and The Thundermans. Rosa Salazar is another actress named Rosa, known for appearing on Parenthood and American Horror Story: Murder House.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Rosa? Just add them to the list! Then be sure to vote up all of the famous Rosas that you recognize. 

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    Rosa Parks


    BirthplaceTuskegee, Alabama, United States of America

    Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United States...  more

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    Rosa Blasi


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Rosa Blasi (born December 19, 1972) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Luisa Delgado in the Lifetime medical drama series Strong Medicine (2000–2006), and as Barb Thunderman on the...  more
  • 3

    Rosa Ponselle


    BirthplaceMeriden, Connecticut

    Rosa Ponselle (January 22, 1897 – May 25, 1981) was an American operatic soprano. She sang mainly at the New York Metropolitan Opera and is generally considered to have been one of the greatest...  more
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    Rosa Salazar


    BirthplaceBritish Columbia, Canada

    Rosa Bianca Salazar is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Zoe DeHaven on the NBC series Parenthood, and Nurse Maria in the FX anthology series American Horror Story: Murder...  more

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    Rosa King


    BirthplaceMacon, Georgia, United States of America

    Rosa King (March 14, 1939 – December 12, 2000) was an American jazz and blues saxophonist and singer who made her fame in Amsterdam....  more
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    Rosa Kato


    BirthplaceYokohama, Japan

    Rosa Kato (加藤 ローサ, Katō Rōsa, born 22 June 1985) is a Japanese actress and commercial model....  more
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    Rosa Montero


    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    Rosa Montero Gayo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈrosa monˈteɾo 'gaʝo]; born 3 January 1951 in Madrid) is a Spanish journalist and author of contemporary fiction....  more
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    Rosa Bonheur


    BirthplaceBordeaux, France

    Rosa Bonheur, born Marie-Rosalie Bonheur, (16 March 1822 – 25 May 1899) was a French artist, an animalière (painter of animals) and sculptor, known for her artistic realism. Her best-known paintings...  more
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    Rosa Lewis


    BirthplaceLeyton, London, United Kingdom

    Rosa Lewis (née Ovenden; 1867–1952) was an English cook and owner of The Cavendish Hotel in London, located at the intersection of Jermyn Street and Duke Street, St. James. Known as the "Queen of...  more
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    Rosa Pianeta


    BirthplaceTurin, Italy

    Rosa Pianeta is an actress....
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    Rosa López


    BirthplaceLáchar, Spain

    Rosa María López Cortés, (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈrosa ˈlopeθ]; born 14 January 1981, Láchar, Granada, Spain), is a Spanish singer. She came to fame in 2001 as part of the Spanish reality television...  more
  • 12

    BirthplaceLatvia, Riga

    Rosa von Praunheim (born 25 November 1942) is a German film director, author, painter and the most famous gay rights activist in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In over 50 years, von Praunheim has...  more
  • 13

    Rosa Albach-Retty


    BirthplaceHanau, Germany

    Rosa Albach-Retty (26 December 1874 – 26 August 1980) was a German-born Austrian movie and stage actress. She is mainly remembered today as actress Romy Schneider's paternal grandmother....  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceBromelton, Queensland, Australia

    Rosa Campbell Praed (née Murray-Prior) (26 March 1851 – 10 April 1935), often credited as Mrs. Campbell Praed (and also known as Rosa Caroline Praed), was an Australian novelist in the 19th and early...  more
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    Rosa Maria Penna

    Rosa Maria Penna is an actress....
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    Rosa Enskat


    BirthplaceNeubrandenburg, Germany

    Rosa Enskat is an actress....  more
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    Rosa Mendes


    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Milena Leticia Roucka (; born October 25, 1979) is a Canadian model, professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager. She was known for her time in WWE under the ring name Rosa Mendes. She...  more
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    Rosa Hoskins


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Rosa Hoskins is an actress....
  • 19
    Rosa Lúcia Benedetti Magalhães (born January 8, 1947 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian professor and artist. She is best known as the most successful carnival designer in Rio de Janeiro, with six...  more
  • 20

    Rosa Martinez

    Rosa Martínez (b. Soria, Spain) is an independent curator, art critic and international art advisor based in Barcelona, Spain....  more
  • 21

    Rosa Gumataotao Rios

    Rosa "Rosie" Gumataotao Rios (born July 17, 1965) was the 43rd Treasurer of the United States and is a Visiting Scholar at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University....  more
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    Rosa Liksom


    BirthplaceYlitornio, Sweden

    Rosa Liksom (born Anni Ylävaara, Ylitornio, 7 January 1958) is a Finnish writer and artist. She studied anthropology and social sciences at the universities of Helsinki, Copenhagen and Moscow. She...  more
  • 23

    Rosa DeLauro


    BirthplaceWooster Square, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Rosa Luisa DeLauro (born March 2, 1943) is the U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district, serving since 1991. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is based in...  more
  • 24

    Rosa Luxemburg


    BirthplaceZamość, Second Polish Republic

    Rosa Luxemburg (German: [ˈʁoːza ˈlʊksəmbʊʁk] (listen); Polish: Róża Luksemburg; also Rozalia Luxenburg; 5 March 1871 – 15 January 1919) was a Polish Marxist theorist, philosopher, economist, anti-war...  more
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    Rosa Hope

    Rosa Somerville Hope (8 June 1902, in Manchester, England – 7 May 1972, in Kokstad, South Africa), was an English painter who visited South Africa in 1935 and stayed on. Her mother was a teacher at...  more
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