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Who Is The Most Famous Sheila In The World?

Updated February 17, 2021 420 votes 29 voters 7.8k views53 items

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

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

Sheila E. is certainly one of the most famous Sheilas on this list. One of the famous percussionists named Sheila, she started her career with The George Duke Band before launching a successful solo career. She was a frequent collaborator of Prince and served as his opening act during the Purple Rain Tour.

Another of the famous people with the first name Sheila is Sheila Kennedy. She is a model and actress. She was also one of the house guests on the reality show Big Brother 9.

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    Sheila E.

    1957-12-12

    BirthplaceOakland, California, USA

    BirthplaceOakland, California, USA

    Sheila Cecelia Escovedo (born December 12, 1957), better known under the stage name Sheila E., is an American percussionist, singer, author, and actress. She began her career in the mid-1970s as a...  more

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    Sheila Chandra

    1965-03-14

    BirthplaceLondon, England

    BirthplaceLondon, England

    Sheila Chandra (born 14 March 1965) is a retired English pop singer of Indian descent. She is no longer able to perform, as the result of burning mouth syndrome, which she has had since 2010....  more
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    Sheila Kennedy

    1962-04-12

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    Sheila Kennedy (born April 12, 1962) is a model and actress who was the December 1981 Penthouse Pet of the Month and the 1983 Pet of the Year....  more
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    Sheila MacRae

    1924-09-24

    BirthplaceLondon, England, UK

    BirthplaceLondon, England, UK

    Sheila Margaret MacRae (née Stevens; 24 September 1921 – 6 March 2014) was an English-born American actress, singer, and dancer....  more
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    Sheila Hancock

    1933-02-22

    BirthplaceBlackgang, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceBlackgang, United Kingdom

    Sheila Cameron Hancock, (born 22 February 1933) is an English actress and author. Hancock trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before starting her career in repertory theatre. Hancock went...  more
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    Sheila Kelley

    1961-10-09

    BirthplaceGreensburg, Pennsylvania, USA

    BirthplaceGreensburg, Pennsylvania, USA

    Alternative NameSheila Kelley

    Alternative NameSheila Kelley

    Sheila Kelley (born October 9, 1961) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Gwen Taylor on L.A. Law and as Dr. Charlotte "Charley" Bennett Hayes on Sisters....  more
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    Sheila Kuehl

    1941-02-09

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, USA

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, USA

    Alternative NameSheila James, Sheila James Kuehl

    Alternative NameSheila James, Sheila James Kuehl

    Sheila James Kuehl (born February 9, 1941) is an American politician, former child actress, and currently the member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for the 3rd District. In 1994, she...  more
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    Sheila Lukins

    1942-11-18

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Sheila Lukins (November 18, 1942 – August 30, 2009), was an American cook and food writer. She was most famous as the co-author, with Julee Rosso, of The Silver Palate series of cookbooks, and The...  more
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    Sheila Young

    1950-10-14

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Michigan

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Michigan

    Sheila Grace Young-Ochowicz (born 14 October 1950) is a retired American speed skater and track cyclist. She won three world titles in each of these sports, twice in the same year (in 1973 and 1976)....  more
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    Sheila Walsh

    1956-07-05

    BirthplaceAyr, Scotland, UK

    BirthplaceAyr, Scotland, UK

    Sheila Walsh (born 5 July 1956) is a Scottish-born American contemporary Christian vocalist, songwriter, evangelist, author, inspirational speaker, and talk-show host....  more
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    Sheila Terry

    1910-03-05

    BirthplaceUSA, Minnesota, Warroad

    BirthplaceUSA, Minnesota, Warroad

    Sheila Terry (March 5, 1910 – January 19, 1957) was an American film actress. She was born Kay Clark in Warroad, Minnesota....  more
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    Sheila Allen

    1932-10-22

    BirthplaceChard, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceChard, United Kingdom

    Sheila Allen (22 October 1932 – 13 October 2011) was an English actress, who was best known to the wider public for her role on television as Cassie Manson in Bouquet Of Barbed Wire and its sequel...  more
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    Sheila Nevins

    1939-04-06

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York

    Sheila Nevins is an American television producer and the President of HBO Documentary Films. She has produced hundreds of documentary films for HBO and is one of the most influential people in...  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Sheila Mathews Allen (February 2, 1929 – November 15, 2013) was an American actress....  more
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    Sheila Florance

    1916-07-24

    BirthplaceMelbourne, St Kilda, Australia

    BirthplaceMelbourne, St Kilda, Australia

    Sheila Mary Florance (24 July 1916 – 12 October 1991) was an Australian theatre, radio, film and television actress. She was best known for her performance as elderly, alcoholic convict Lizzie...  more
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    Sheila Reid

    1937-12-21

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland

    Sheila Reid (born 21 December 1937) is a Scottish actress, best known for playing Madge Harvey in the ITV sitcom Benidorm (2007–16). An original member of the Royal National Theatre in 1963, she...  more
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    Sheila White

    1950-10-18

    BirthplaceLondon, England

    BirthplaceLondon, England

    Sheila Susan White (18 October 1948 – 7 September 2018) was an English film, television and stage actress....  more
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    11

    Sheila Johnson

    1949-01-25

    BirthplaceMcKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    BirthplaceMcKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Sheila Crump Johnson (born January 25, 1949) is an American businesswoman, co-founder of BET, CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, and the first African-American woman to attain a net worth of at...  more
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    Sheila Heti

    1976-12-25

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Sheila Heti (; born 25 December 1976) is a Canadian writer....  more
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    Sheila Black

    Sheila Black, an American poet, has written over 40 books for children and young adults as well as four poetry collections. She was a 2000: U.S. co-winner of the Frost-Pellicer Frontera Prize, and a...  more
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    5

    Sheila Darcy

    1914-08-08

    BirthplaceYork, Pennsylvania, USA

    BirthplaceYork, Pennsylvania, USA

    Alternative NameRebecca Wassem

    Alternative NameRebecca Wassem

    Sheila Darcy (August 8, 1914 – February 24, 2004), also known as "Rebecca Wassem", was an American film actress of the 1930s and the 1940s....  more
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    5

    Sheila Ryan

    1921-06-08

    BirthplaceTopeka, Kansas, United States of America

    BirthplaceTopeka, Kansas, United States of America

    Sheila Ryan (born Katherine Elizabeth McLaughlin, June 8, 1921 – November 4, 1975) was an American actress who appeared in more than 60 movies....  more
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    Sheila McCarthy

    1956-01-01

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Sheila McCarthy (born January 1, 1956) is a Canadian actress and singer. She has worked in film, television, and on stage. McCarthy is one of Canada's most honoured actors, having won two Genie...  more
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    1

    Sheila P. Burke

    1951-01-01
    Following a distinguished career in the United States Senate, Sheila Burke is executive dean and a lecturer in public policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. In addition,...  more
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    Sheila Cussons

    1922-08-09
    Sheila Cussons (9 August 1922 – 25 November 2004) was an Afrikaans poet. She was born on the Moravia missionary station near Piketberg, South Africa, and studied fine arts at the University of Natal...  more