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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
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
age 52
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
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
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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#201 of 282 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today #106 of 150 The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

Sam Elliott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
age 71
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 31
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
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
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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#123 of 783 The Greatest Directors In Movie History #5 of 54 The Best Horror Directors in Film Historylisted on Republicans in Hollywood: Republican Celebrities List

Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
age 49
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)
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
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
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 78
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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#78 of 505 The Best TV Actors of All Time #185 of 313 Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100

Sam Shepard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
age 75
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
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
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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#10 of 53 Actors Who Almost Got the Part in a Marvel Film #2 of 65 Male Celebrities You'd Want to Be Your Bro

Samantha Ruth Prabhu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
age 31
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
Sam Phillips is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
age 57
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
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
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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#132 of 783 The Greatest Directors In Movie History #65 of 223 The Greatest Living Directors, Rankedlisted on List of Jewish Film Directors

Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
age 26
Samuel Frederick "Sam" Smith is an English singer and songwriter. He rose to fame in October 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure's breakthrough single "Latch", which ...more

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#161 of 453 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years #1,905 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

Samantha Barks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
age 28
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
Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Samantha
age 57
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
Died at 46 (1959-2005)
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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#43 of 350 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame #33 of 155 The Greatest Linebackers of All Time

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