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List of famous people named Shirley, along with photos. How many celebrities named Shirley can you think of? The famous Shirleys below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Shirley, athletes named Shirley, and even political figures named Shirley. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Shirley? Add them to the list.

Shirley Temple is one of the most famous performers in the history of Hollywood. Known for her darling antics and tap dancing, she was the child star to beat in her time. She started acting at the age of 3 and some of her most memorable films include Curly Top and Our Little Girl. As she became older, she switched over to politics and became the United States Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.

Shirley Maclaine is another famous actress who is still working today. She has won an Academy Award, 5 Golden Globes, a BAFTA, and many more. Funnily enough, she was even named after Shirley Temple. Her debut film even got her a Golden Globe win: Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry.

Shirley MacLaine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley MacLaine Shirley MacLean Beaty, known professionally as Shirley MacLaine, is an American film, television and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author. She has won one Academy Award, five ...more

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Shirley Manson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Manson Shirley Ann Manson is a Scottish singer, songwriter, musician and actress, best known internationally as the lead singer of the alternative rock band Garbage. For much of her international ...more

Shirley Temple is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Temple Shirley Temple Black was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, most famous as Hollywood's number one box-office star from 1935 through 1938. As an adult, ...more

Shirley Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Jones Shirley Mae Jones is an American singer and actress of stage, film and television. In her six decades of show business, she has starred as wholesome characters in a number of well-known musical ...more

Shirley Bassey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Bassey Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE is a Welsh singer with a career spanning more than 60 years. Originally finding fame in the mid-1950s, Bassey has been called "one of the most popular ...more

Shirley Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Jackson Shirley Hardie Jackson was an American author. She was a popular writer in her time, and her work has received increased attention from literary critics in recent years. She influenced Neil ...more

Shirley Henderson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Henderson Shirley Henderson is a Scottish actress. She is perhaps best known for her film roles as Gail in Trainspotting, Jude in Bridget Jones's Diary and Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter and the Chamber ...more

Shirley Booth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Booth Shirley Booth was an American stage, film, radio and television actress. Primarily a theater actress, Booth's Broadway career began in 1925. Her most significant success was as Lola Delaney, in ...more

Shirley Eaton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Eaton Shirley Eaton is an English actress. She was considered a sex symbol in the 1960s. Eaton appeared regularly in British films throughout the 1950s and 1960s, and achieved notability for her ...more

Shirley Phelps-Roper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Phelps-Roper Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper is an American lawyer and political activist. She is best known as the former spokesperson of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, an organization known for ...more

Shirley Knight is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Knight Shirley Knight Hopkins is an American stage, film, and television actress. She has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, in 1960 for The Dark at the Top of the ...more

Shirley Caesar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Caesar Shirley Ann Caesar-Williams, known professionally as Shirley Caesar is an American Gospel music singer, songwriter and recording artist whose career has spanned over six decades. A multi-award ...more

Shirley Bennett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Bennett Shirley Bennett is an actress.

Shirley Horn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Horn Shirley Valerie Horn was an American jazz singer and pianist. Horn collaborated with many jazz greats including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Toots Thielemans, Ron Carter, Carmen McRae, Wynton ...more

Shirley Anne Field is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Anne Field Shirley Anne Field is an English actress who has performed on stage, film and television since 1955.

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Shirley Mallmann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Mallmann Shirley Mallmann is a Brazilian model of German descent. She was born in Santa Clara do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul. Her career includes advertisements for designers such as Alberta Ferretti, Chanel ...more

Shirley Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Williams Shirley Vivian Teresa Brittain Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby, PC, née Catlin, is a British politician and academic. Originally a Labour Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister, ...more

Shirley Hemphill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Hemphill Shirley Ann Hemphill was an American stand-up comedian and actress. A native of Asheville, North Carolina, Hemphill moved to Los Angeles in the 1970s to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. ...more

Shirley Fry Irvin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Fry Irvin Shirley June Fry Irvin is a former world number-one-ranked American tennis player. She is one of 10 women to have won each Grand Slam singles tournament at least once during her career. She is ...more

Shirley Bonne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Bonne Shirley Bonne is a former television actress who portrayed Eileen Sherwood in the CBS television sitcom My Sister Eileen, which aired during the 1960-1961 season. Bonne played an aspiring ...more

Shirley Strickland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Strickland Shirley Barbara Strickland AO, MBE, later Shirley de la Hunty, was an Australian athlete. She won more Olympic medals than any other Australian in running sports.

Shirley Chisholm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Chisholm Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. She was a Congresswoman, representing New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. ...more

Shirley Douglas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Douglas Shirley Jean Douglas, OC is a Canadian television, film and stage actress and activist. Her acting career combined with her family name has made her recognizable in Canadian film, television and ...more

Shirley Dinsdale is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Dinsdale Shirley Dinsdale Layburn, better known by her maiden name of Shirley Dinsdale, was an American ventriloquist and television and radio personality of the 1940s and early 1950s. She is best ...more

Shirley Winters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Winters Shirley Winters is a convicted murderer and arsonist from upstate New York. In 1980, she smothered her five-month-old son, Ronald Winters III. In 2007, she drowned 23-month-old Ryan Rivers. She ...more

Shirley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

Shirley Clarke is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Clarke Shirley Clarke was an American independent filmmaker.

Shirley Grey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Grey Shirley Grey was an American actress. She appeared in 46 films between 1930 and 1935. She was born in Naugatuck, Connecticut and died in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

Shirley Walker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Walker Shirley Anne Walker was an American film and television composer and conductor. She was one of the few female film score composers working in Hollywood. Walker was one of the first female ...more

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Shirley Holliman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Holliman Shirlie Holliman, is an English former pop singer, who found fame in the 1980s with Wham! and as part of the duo Pepsi & Shirlie. One of five children born and raised on a council estate in ...more

Shirley Owens is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Owens Shirley Alston Reeves is an American soul singer who was the lead member of the hit singing group the Shirelles. In addition to Owens, the Shirelles consisted of classmates of hers from Passaic ...more

Shirley Crabtree is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Crabtree Lll Shirley Crabtree, Jr, better known as Big Daddy was an English professional wrestler famous for his record-breaking 64 inch chest. Known for wearing his various Big Daddy leotards, ...more

Shirley Brasher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Brasher Shirley Brasher, née Bloomer is an English former tennis player who won three Grand Slam titles during her career and who was the second ranked singles player in her country in 1957. ...more

Shirley Collins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Collins Shirley Elizabeth Collins MBE is a British folksinger who was a significant contributor to the English Folk Revival of the 1960s and 1970s. She often performed and recorded with her sister ...more

Shirley Cothran is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Cothran Shirley Cothran was the 1975 winner of the Miss America pageant. She graduated from Denton High School in 1970 and was the second Miss America winner from that school in four years as Phyllis ...more

Shirley Hughes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Hughes Shirley Hughes, OBE is an English author and illustrator. She has written more than fifty books, which have sold more than 11.5 million copies, and has illustrated more than two hundred. As of ...more

Shirley Stoler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Stoler Shirley Stoler was an American actress best known for her roles in The Honeymoon Killers and Lina Wertmüller's Seven Beauties.

Shirley Cruz Traña is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Cruz Traña Shirley Cruz Traña is a Costa Rican football player who plays for French club Paris Saint-Germain in the Division 1 Féminine. Cruz joined Lyon in January 2006 having previously ...more

Shirley Temple Bar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Temple Bar Shirley Temple Bar is the drag queen persona of Declan Buckley, an Irish television personality and drag queen from Dublin, Ireland. The name is a play on both Shirley Temple and a cultural area ...more

Shirley Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Hazzard Shirley Hazzard is an Australian author of fiction and non-fiction. She was born in Australia, but holds citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States. Her 1970 novel, The Bay of Noon, ...more

Shirley Conran is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Conran Shirley Conran is a British novelist and journalist.

Shirley Ross is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Ross Shirley Ross was an American actress and singer, notable for her duet with Bob Hope, "Thanks for the Memory" from The Big Broadcast of 1938.

Shirley Franklin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Franklin Shirley Clarke Franklin is an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and served as mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, from 2002 to 2010. She currently serves as a member on the board of ...more

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Shirley Verrett is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Verrett Shirley Verrett was an African-American operatic mezzo-soprano who successfully transitioned into soprano roles i.e. soprano sfogato. Verrett enjoyed great fame from the late 1960s through the ...more

Shirley Stelfox is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Stelfox Shirley Stelfox is an English actress, who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She is best known as Edna Birch in the British soap opera Emmerdale. She played the first ...more

Shirley Barrett is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Barrett Shirley Barrett is an Australian film director and screenwriter. Her film Love Serenade won the Caméra d'Or at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.

Shirley Krug is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Krug Shirley Krug is an American Democratic politician from Wisconsin. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Krug received her bachelors and masters degree from University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. From 1985 ...more

Shirley Yeung is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Yeung Shirley Yeung Sze-ki, born 7 August 1978, is a Hong Kong actress who used to be under contract to the TVB television channel.

Shirley Patterson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Patterson Shirley Patterson, sometimes billed as Shawn Smith, was a Canadian born B-movie actress of the 1940s and 1950s. Patterson began her acting career after being a beauty contestant in pageants in ...more

Shirley Jean Rickert is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
Shirley Jean Rickert Shirley Jean Rickert was an American child actress who was briefly the "blonde girl" for the Our Gang series in 1931, during the Hal Roach talkie period.