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Famous People Named Sylvia

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

Apparently, Sylvias were made for the silver screen. Sylvia Kristel was an actress who most notably starred in provocative films Mata Hari and Lady Chatterly's Lover. Sylvia Sidney, on the other hand, starred in many crime dramas with many stars, including Spencer Tracy and Cray Grant. Her Broadway career spanned over five decades as well.

Sylvia Plath is a world renowned poet, novelist and short story writer who has won a Pulitzer for her collection of poems. She is also famous for her only ever written novel, The Bell Jar, autobiographical account of her many attempts at suicide and her struggle with depression.
  • Sylvia Plath

    Sylvia Plath

    Poet, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 31 (1932-1963)

    BirthplaceJamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts

    Sylvia Plath (; October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sylvia Kristel

    Sylvia Kristel

    Memoirist, Model

    AgeDied at 60 (1952-2012)

    BirthplaceUtrecht, Netherlands

    Sylvia Maria Kristel (28 September 1952 – 17 October 2012) was a Dutch model and actress who... more on Wikipedia

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    #143 of 185 The Best Living English Actresses#1415 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

  • Sylvia Sidney

    Sylvia Sidney

    Author, Actor

    AgeDec. at 89 (1910-1999)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Sylvia Sidney (born Sophia Kosow, August 8, 1910 – July 1, 1999) was an American actress of... more on Wikipedia
  • Sylvia Geersen

    Sylvia Geersen

    Fashion Model


    BirthplaceRotterdam, Netherlands

  • Sylvia Browne

    Sylvia Browne

    Psychic, Author

    AgeDec. at 77 (1936-2013)

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States of America

    Sylvia Celeste Browne (née Shoemaker; October 19, 1936 – November 20, 2013) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Sylvia Syms


    BirthplaceWoolwich, London, United Kingdom

    Sylvia May Laura Syms, (born 6 January 1934) is an English actress, best known for her roles... more on Wikipedia
  • Sylvia


    Songwriter, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceKokomo, Indiana, United States of America

    Sylvia Jane Hutton (née Kirby, born December 9, 1956), known professionally by her first name... more on Wikipedia

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    #292 of 316 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years#97 of 158 The Top Female Country Singers

  • Sylvia Poggioli

    Sylvia Poggioli

    Journalist, Actor


    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island, United States of America

    Sylvia Poggioli ( or Italian pronunciation: [podˈd͡ʒoːli]; born 19 May 1946) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Sylvia Pankhurst
    Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst (5 May 1882 – 27 September 1960) was an English campaigner for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Sylvia Ashley

    Sylvia Ashley

    Model, Actor

    AgeDec. at 73 (1904-1977)

    BirthplacePaddington, London, United Kingdom

    Sylvia, Lady Ashley (1 April 1904 – 29 June 1977) was an English model, actress, and socialite... more on Wikipedia
  • Sylvia Hitchcock
    Sylvia Louise Hitchcock-Carson (January 31, 1946 – August 15, 2015) was an American model and... more on Wikipedia
  • Sylvia Robinson

    Sylvia Robinson

    Record producer, Songwriter

    AgeDec. at 75 (1936-2011)

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Sylvia Robinson (née Vanterpool; May 29, 1935 – September 29, 2011) was an American singer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sylvia Tyson

    Sylvia Tyson

    Musician, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceChatham-Kent, Canada

    Sylvia Tyson, (born 19 September 1940), is a musician, performer, singer-songwriter and... more on Wikipedia

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    #462 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever#118 of 131 The Best Pop Folk Artists of All Time

  • Sylvia Anderson

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Sylvia Beatrice Anderson (née Thomas; 25 March 1927 – 15 March 2016) was an English television... more on Wikipedia
  • Sylvia Fowles

    Sylvia Fowles

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles (born October 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Sylvia Day

    Sylvia Day

    Novelist, Writer


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Sylvia June Day (born March 11, 1973) is a Japanese American writer of romance novels. She... more on Wikipedia
  • Sylvia Chang

    Sylvia Chang

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceChiayi City, Taiwan

    Sylvia Chang or Chang Ai-chia (Chinese: 張艾嘉; pinyin: Zhāng Àijiā; born 21 July 1953) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner

    Sylvia Townsend Warner

    Novelist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 85 (1893-1978)

    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Harrow, London, United Kingdom

    Sylvia Townsend Warner (6 December 1893 – 1 May 1978) was an English novelist and poet. She... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sylvia Nasar

    Sylvia Nasar

    Journalist, Biographer


    BirthplaceRosenheim, Germany

    Sylvia Nasar (born 17 August 1947) is an Uzbek German-born American journalist, best known for... more on Wikipedia
  • AgeDec. at 76 (1934-2010)

    Sylvia Pressler (April 10, 1934 – February 15, 2010) was an American judge who served in a... more on Wikipedia
  • Sylvia Earle

    Sylvia Earle

    Aquanaut, Lecturer


    BirthplaceGibbstown, New Jersey, United States of America

    Sylvia Alice Earle DSc (née Reade; born August 30, 1935) is an American marine biologist,... more on Wikipedia
  • Sylvia Miteva


    BirthplaceRuse, Bulgaria, Severen tsentralen, Bulgaria

    Sylvia Dimitrova Miteva is a Bulgarian retired individual rhythmic gymnast. She is the 2013... more on Wikipedia
  • Age88

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Sylvia Miles (née Lee; September 9, 1924 – June 12, 2019) was an American actress. She was... more on Wikipedia
  • Sylvia Fine

    Sylvia Fine

    Songwriter, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 78 (1913-1991)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Sylvia Fine (August 29, 1913 – October 28, 1991) was an American lyricist, composer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Age92

    BirthplaceHurricane belt, North America, Caribbean Sea, Americas, Greater Antilles

    The Honourable Sylvia Wynter, O.J. (Holguín, Cuba, 11 May 1928) is a Jamaican novelist,[1]... more on Wikipedia