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Famous People Named Samantha 

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If your name is Samantha, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Samantha, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Samantha can you think of? The famous Samanthas below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Samantha, athletes named Samantha, and even political figures named Samantha. The music industry is no stranger to the name Samantha, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Samantha are worth mentioning? This list includes Sam Cooke, Sam Huff, Samantha Fox and Sam Rockwell. To read more about these notable people named Samantha, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 81

Birthplace: Farmington, West Virginia

Robert Lee "Sam" Huff (born October 4, 1934) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants and the Washington ...more

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Samantha Fox is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Samantha Fox Age: 52

Birthplace: Mile End, London, United Kingdom

Samantha Karen Fox (born 15 April 1966) is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and former glamour model. In 1983, at age 16, she began appearing as a topless model on Page 3 of British ...more

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Sam Rockwell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 50

Birthplace: Daly City, California, United States of America

Sam Rockwell (born November 5, 1968) is an American actor. He became well known for his leading roles in Lawn Dogs (1997), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Matchstick Men (2003), The ...more

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Sam Worthington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 42

Birthplace: Godalming, England

Samuel Henry John Worthington (born August 2, 1976) is an Australian actor and writer. He portrayed Jake Sully in the 2009 film Avatar, Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation, and Perseus in ...more

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Sam Elliott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 74

Birthplace: USA, California, Sacramento

Samuel Pack Elliott (born August 9, 1944) is an American actor. His lanky physique, thick moustache, deep and resonant voice and Western drawl have led to frequent roles as cowboys and ranchers. ...more

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Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 28

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

Samuel Jacob Bradford (born November 8, 1987) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He has played in the National Football League (NFL) for the St. Louis Rams, ...more

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Sam Neill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 71

Birthplace: Ireland, Europe, Eurasia, Ulster, County Tyrone, + more

Nigel John Dermot Neill (born 14 September 1947), known professionally as Sam Neill, is a New Zealand actor, writer, producer, director, and vineyard owner. Born in Omagh, Northern Ireland, he ...more

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Sam Raimi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 59

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Royal Oak

Samuel M. Raimi (born October 23, 1959) is an American filmmaker, actor, and producer, primarily known for creating the cult horror Evil Dead series, and directing the Spider-Man trilogy ...more

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Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 49

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

Samuel James Cassell Sr. (born November 18, 1969) is a former professional basketball player and current assistant coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. Drafted 24th overall in the 1993 NBA draft ...more

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Sam Kinison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Dec. at 39 (1953-1992)

Birthplace: Yakima, Washington, United States of America

Samuel Burl Kinison (; December 8, 1953 – April 10, 1992) was an American stand-up comedian and actor. A former Pentecostal preacher, he performed stand-up routines that were most often ...more

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Samantha Morton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 41

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Samantha Jane Morton (born 13 May 1977) is an English actress. She has won a British Academy Television Award, a British Independent Film Award, and a Golden Globe Award. in addition to ...more

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Samantha Hoopes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 28

Birthplace: Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Samantha Hoopes is an American model, best known for appearing in the Sports Illustrated's 50th Anniversary Swimsuit issue in 2014.
Sam Waterston is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 75

Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Samuel Atkinson Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an American actor, producer, and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in The Killing Fields ...more

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Sam Shepard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 75

Birthplace: USA, Fort Sheridan, Illinois

Samuel Shepard Rogers III (November 5, 1943 – July 27, 2017), known professionally as Sam Shepard, was an American actor, playwright, author, screenwriter, and director whose career spanned half ...more

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Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 85

Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina

Samuel Jones (born June 24, 1933) is an American retired professional basketball player at shooting guard. He was known for his quickness and game-winning shots, especially during the NBA ...more

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Sam Claflin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 32

Birthplace: England, Ipswich

Samuel George Claflin (born 27 June 1986) is an English actor. He is known for portraying Philip Swift in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games ...more

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Samantha Ruth Prabhu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 31

Birthplace: Chennai, India

Samantha Akkineni (née Ruth Prabhu, born 28 April 1987) is an Indian actress and model. She has established a career in the Tamil and Telugu film industries, and is a recipient of several ...more

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Sam Phillips is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 57

Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States of America

Sam Phillips (born Leslie Ann Phillips, January 28, 1962) is an American singer-songwriter. She began her career in the contemporary Christian music industry but, uncomfortable with that image ...more

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Sam Heughan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 38

Birthplace: New Galloway, United Kingdom

Sam Heughan (; born 30 April 1980) is a Scottish actor, best known for his acclaimed role as Jamie Fraser in the Starz series Outlander, for which he has received four nominations for the Saturn ...more

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Sam Mendes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 53

Birthplace: Reading, United Kingdom

Samuel Alexander Mendes (born 1 August 1965) is an English film director, film producer, screenwriter, and stage director best known for directing the drama film American Beauty (1999), which ...more

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Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 26

Birthplace: Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom

Samuel Frederick Smith (born 19 May 1992) is an English singer and songwriter. They rose to prominence in October 2012 after being featured on Disclosure's breakthrough single "Latch", ...more

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Samantha Barks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 28

Birthplace: Laxey, Isle of Man

Samantha Jane Barks (born 2 October 1990) is a Manx actress and singer who has performed on stage and screen as well as television. She rose to fame after coming in third in the BBC talent ...more

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Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 57

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Samuel Perkins (born June 14, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player and executive. Perkins was a three-time college All-American, was a member of the 1982 national champion ...more

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Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: Died at 46 (1959-2005)

Birthplace: Neptune City, New Jersey

Samuel Davis Mills Jr. (June 3, 1959 – April 18, 2005) was an American football linebacker who played twelve seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the New Orleans Saints and Carolina ...more

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Samantha Mumba is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
Age: 36

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Samantha Tamania Anne Cecilia Mumba (born 18 January 1983) is an Irish singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, fashion model and TV presenter. She shot to fame in 2000 with the release of her debut ...more