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Who Is The Most Famous Sally In The World?

Updated November 30, 2020 464 votes 42 voters 18.8k views54 items

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

Sally Field is certainly one of the most famous Sallys on this list. One of the famous actresses named Sally, she started her career starring in Gidget. She went on to win a pair of Oscars for her roles in Norma Rae and Places in the Heart.

Another of the famous people with the first name Sally is Sally Hawkins. She is an English actress best known for The Shape of Water and Vera Drake. She is also a stage performer and she made her Broadway debut in 2010's Mrs. Warren's Profession.

Sally Ride is another of the famous women named Sally. She was an astronaut and physicist. Ride holds the honor of being the first American woman in space. She was also the youngest American astronaut to travel to space, being that she was only 32 for the 1983 journey. 

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    Sally Field

    1946-11-06

    BirthplacePasadena, California, United States of America

    Sally Margaret Field (born November 6, 1946) is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden...  more

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    Sally Ride

    1951-05-26

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Sally Kristen Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012) was an American astronaut and physicist. Born in Los Angeles, she joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman in space in 1983. Ride was...  more

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    Sally Phillips

    1970-05-10

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Sally Elizabeth Phillips (born 10 May 1969) is an English actress, television presenter and comedian. She co-created and was one of the writers of sketch comedy show Smack the Pony. She is also known...  more
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    Sally Hawkins

    1976-04-27

    BirthplaceDulwich, London, United Kingdom

    Sally Cecilia Hawkins (born 27 April 1976) is an English actress. She is the recipient of numerous accolades including a Golden Globe Award and the Silver Bear for Best Actress, and has been...  more

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    BirthplaceEaston, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Sally Lowenthal (born February 25, 1935), better known as Sally Jessy Raphael, is an American former talk show host known for her talk show program Sally (originally titled The Sally Jessy Raphael...  more

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    Sally Struthers

    1947-07-28

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    Sally Anne Struthers (born July 28, 1947) is an American actress, spokeswoman and activist. She played the roles of Gloria Stivic, the daughter of Archie and Edith Bunker (played by Carroll O'Connor...  more
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    Sally Kirkland

    1941-10-31

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Sally Kirkland (born October 31, 1941) is an American film, television and stage actress. She received Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Awards, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best...  more

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    Sally Kellerman

    1937-06-02

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California, United States of America

    Sally Clare Kellerman (born June 2, 1937) is an American actress, activist, author, producer, singer, and voice artist. Kellerman's acting career spans over 60 years. Her role as Major Margaret "Hot...  more

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    Sally Rogers

    1964-10-12

    BirthplaceManchester, England

    Sally Rogers (born 1964 in Marple, Cheshire) is an English actress, best known for her role as Detective Constable/Sgt. Jo Masters in ITV's The Bill. Rogers trained as a children's nanny, before...  more
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    Sally Mann

    1951-05-01

    BirthplaceVirginia

    Sally Mann HonFRPS (born May 1, 1951) is an American photographer, widely known for her large-format, black-and-white photographs—at first of her young children, then later of landscapes suggesting...  more
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    Sally Gunnell

    1966-07-29

    BirthplaceChigwell, United Kingdom

    Sally Jane Janet Gunnell (born 29 July 1966) is a British former track and field athlete who won the 1992 Olympic gold medal in the 400 m hurdles. She is the only female British athlete to have won...  more
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    Sally Potter

    1949-09-19

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Charlotte Sally Potter (born 19 September 1949) is an English film director and screenwriter. She is known for directing Orlando (1992), which won the audience prize for Best Film at the Venice Film...  more
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    Sally Lindsay

    1973-07-08

    BirthplaceStockport, England

    Sally Lindsay (born 8 July 1973) is an English actress and television presenter known for her roles as Shelley Unwin in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street and Kath Agnew in the BBC...  more
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    Sally Thomsett

    1950-04-03

    BirthplaceSussex, England

    Sally Thomsett (born 3 April 1950) is an English actress who was born in Sussex, England. She appeared in the film The Railway Children (1970) and played Jo in the TV sitcom Man About the House...  more
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    Sally Geeson

    1950-06-23

    BirthplaceCuckfield, England

    Sally Louise Geeson (born 23 June 1950 in Cuckfield, West Sussex, England) is an English actress with a career mostly on television in the 1970s. Her best known role was as Sid James's daughter,...  more
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    Sally Mansfield

    1920-12-13

    BirthplaceOak Park, USA, Illinois

    Marie Mahder (December 13, 1920 – January 28, 2001), best known by her stage name Sally Mansfield, was an American television character actress; she also had a few small roles in feature films...  more
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    Sally Dynevor

    1963-05-30

    BirthplaceMiddleton, United Kingdom

    Sally Dynevor (née Whittaker; born 30 May 1963) is an English actress, known for her long-running role as Sally Metcalfe, formerly Webster and Seddon, in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street, which...  more
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    Sally Ann Howes

    1930-07-20

    BirthplaceSt John's Wood, London, United Kingdom

    Sally Ann Howes (born 20 July 1930) is an English actress and singer who holds dual British-American citizenship. Her career on stage, screen, and television has spanned over six decades. She is best...  more
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    Sally McLellan

    1986-09-19

    BirthplacePaddington, Sydney, Australia

    Sally Pearson, OAM (née McLellan; born 19 September 1986) is a retired Australian athlete. She is the 2011 and 2017 World champion and 2012 Olympic champion in the 100 metres hurdles. She also won a...  more
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    Sally Farmiloe

    1954-07-14

    BirthplaceSouth Africa, Cape Town

    Sally Farmiloe is a film actor....  more
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    Sally Martin

    1985-05-14

    BirthplaceNew Zealand, Wellington

    Alternative NameSally E. Martin

    Sally Erana Martin (born 14 May 1985) is an actress from Wellington, New Zealand. She has appeared in a range of television series, including The Strip, Shortland Street and in Power Rangers Ninja...  more
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    Sally Forrest

    1928-05-28

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    Sally Forrest (born Katherine Feeney; May 28, 1928 – March 15, 2015), was an American film, stage and TV actress of the 1940s and 1950s. She studied dance from a young age and shortly out of high...  more
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    Sally Yeh

    1961-09-30

    BirthplaceTaipei, Taiwan

    Sally Yeh (born 30 September 1961), sometimes credited as Sally Yip or Yip Sin-Man, is a Taiwanese-Canadian Cantopop singer and actress....  more
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    Sally Bretton

    1980-04-23

    BirthplaceEngland

    Sally Bretton (born Sally Davis) is an English actress. She is best known for appearing as Lucy Adams in the television sitcom Not Going Out since 2007, and as Martha Lloyd in the BBC1 crime drama...  more
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    Sally Eilers

    1908-12-11

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Dorothea Sally Eilers (December 11, 1908 – January 5, 1978) was an American actress....  more
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