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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Plath Poet, Novelist, Author Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge, before ...more

Sylvia Kristel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Kristel Memoirist, Model, Actor Sylvia Maria Kristel was a Dutch actress who performed in over 50 films, and played the lead character in four of the seven Emmanuelle films.

Sylvia Sidney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Sidney Author, Actor Sylvia Sidney was an American actress of stage, screen and film, who rose to prominence in the 1930s appearing in numerous crime dramas.

Sylvia Geersen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Geersen Fashion Model

Sylvia Browne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Browne Psychic, Author, Actor Sylvia Celeste Browne was an American author and a psychic and spiritual medium. She appeared regularly on television and radio, including the shows The Montel Williams Show and Larry King Live, ...more

Sylvia Syms is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Syms Actor Sylvia May Laura Syms OBE is an English actress, best known for her roles in the films Woman in a Dressing Gown, Ice Cold in Alex, No Trees in the Street, Victim, The Tamarind Seed and The ...more

Sylvia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Singer Sylvia Jane Kirby, known simply by her first name Sylvia during the 1980s, is an American country music and country pop singer and songwriter. Some original source books have her birth name as ...more

Sylvia Poggioli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Poggioli Journalist, Actor Sylvia Poggioli is an American radio reporter for National Public Radio. She is the network's senior European correspondent.

Sylvia Pankhurst is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Pankhurst Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst was an English campaigner for the suffragette movement in the United Kingdom. She was for a time a prominent left communist who then devoted herself to the cause of ...more

Sylvia Ashley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Ashley Model, Actor, Dancer Sylvia Ashley was an English model, actress and socialite, who was best known for her marriages to British aristocrats and American movie stars.

Sylvia Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Hitchcock Sylvia Louise Hitchcock-Carson is a pageant titleholder who held the Miss Alabama USA, Miss USA, and Miss Universe titles in 1967. Hitchcock was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts and grew up on a ...more

Sylvia Robinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Robinson Record producer, Songwriter, Musician Sylvia Vanderpool-Robinson was an American singer, musician, record producer, and record label executive. She was best known for her work as founder/CEO of the hip hop label Sugar Hill Records. ...more

Sylvia Tyson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Tyson Musician, Singer-songwriter, Author Sylvia Tyson, CM, is a musician, performer, singer-songwriter and broadcaster. From 1959 to 1974, she was half of the popular folk duo Ian & Sylvia with Ian Tyson. From the late 1960s to the ...more

Sylvia Anderson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Anderson Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Sylvia Anderson is a British television and film producer, writer and voice actress, well known for her collaborations with Gerry Anderson, her husband between 1960 and 1981. In addition to ...more

Sylvia Fowles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Fowles Basketball player Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles is an American professional basketball player with the Chicago Sky in the Women's National Basketball Association. She is 6 ft 6 in tall and weighs 200 lbs.

Sylvia Day is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Day Novelist, Writer Sylvia June Day is a Japanese American writer of romance novels. She also writes under the pseudonyms S.J. Day and Livia Dare.

Sylvia Chang is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Chang Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Sylvia Chang is a Taiwanese actress, writer, singer, producer and director. In 1992, she was a member of the jury at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival.

Sylvia Townsend Warner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Townsend Warner Novelist, Writer Sylvia Townsend Warner was an English novelist and poet.

Sylvia Nasar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Nasar Journalist, Biographer, Professor Sylvia Nasar is a German-born American journalist, best known for her biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., A Beautiful Mind.

Sylvia Pressler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Pressler Judge Sylvia Pressler was an American judge who served in a number of positions within the New Jersey judicial system. She is best known for deciding a landmark 1973 case which allowed girls to ...more

Sylvia Earle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Earle Aquanaut, Lecturer, Scientist Sylvia Earle appeared in the 2012 documentary film Chasing Ice.

Sylvia Miteva is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Miteva Gymnast Sylvia Dimitrova Miteva is a Bulgarian retired individual rhythmic gymnast. She is the 2013 Grand Prix Final all-around bronze medalist.

Sylvia Miles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Miles Actor Sylvia Miles is an American film, stage and television actress, twice nominated for an Academy Award. She was born and raised in Greenwich Village, where her father was a furniture maker.

Sylvia Fine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Fine Songwriter, Television producer, Film Producer Sylvia Fine was an American lyricist, composer, and producer, and the wife of the comedian Danny Kaye. She and her future husband grew up within blocks of each other in Brooklyn, but did not ...more

Sylvia Wynter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Wynter Writer Sylvia Wynter, OJ, is a Jamaican novelist, dramatist critic and essayist.

Sylvia Marlowe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Marlowe Harpsichordist Sylvia Marlowe was an American harpsichordist. She performed both the Baroque repertoire as well as contemporary compositions by composers such as Alan Hovhaness. In 1957 she founded the ...more

Sylvia Mathews Burwell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Mathews Burwell Sylvia Mary Mathews Burwell is an American politician who has been the 22nd United States Secretary of Health and Human Services since 2014. Previously she was the Director of the White House ...more

Sylvia Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Sweeney Journalist, Film Producer, TV Journalist Sylvia Sweeney is a Canadian executive television producer and Olympian. She is the daughter of music teacher Daisy Sweeney and railway cook James Sweeney, and the niece of jazz musician Oscar ...more

Sylvia Molloy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Molloy Sylvia Clark Molloy M.A., born Sylvia Clark Leyden, was a British Realist and Impressionist artist and teacher. A graduate of Durham University, she lived abroad for much of her life - including ...more

Sylvia Rivera is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Rivera Sylvia Rae Rivera was an American drag queen and transgender activist. She was a founding member of both the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activists Alliance. With her close friend, Marsha P. ...more

Sylvia Telles is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Telles Singer Sylvia Telles was a Brazilian jazz samba and bossa nova singer of the 1950s and 1960s. Perhaps one of the most highly spoken of singers of the time, Telles preceded the advent of bossa nova, and ...more

Sylvia Smith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Smith Writer Sylvia Smith was a British author known for her volumes of autobiography. Smith's first title - Misadventures - covered her life of office work, boyfriends and day-to-day events. The book ...more

Sylvia Wojichech is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Wojichech

Sylvia Nowak is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Nowak

Sylvia Lim is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Lim Politician, Lawyer Sylvia Lim Swee Lian is a Singaporean politician, lawyer and academic. She is currently the Chairperson of the opposition Workers' Party and an elected Member of Parliament representing Aljunied ...more

Sylvia Olden Lee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Olden Lee Pianist, Musician, Vocal coach Sylvia Olden Lee was a renowned vocal coach and accompanist, and the first African-American to be employed by the Metropolitan Opera. She was a master of all aspects of European classical music ...more

Sylvia Brunner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Brunner Speed Skater Sylvia Brunner is a former speed skater who represented her native country Switzerland in two consecutive Winter Olympics, starting in 1980 in Lake Placid, United States.

Sylvia Hanika is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Hanika Tennis player Sylvia Hanika is a former professional tennis player from Germany. She is best remembered for finishing runner-up at the French Open in 1981, and for winning the Year End Championships in 1982. ...more

Sylvia Ostry is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Ostry Economist Sylvia Ostry, CC OM FRSC is a Canadian economist and public servant.

Sylvia Juncosa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Juncosa Programmer, Songwriter, Musician Sylvia Juncosa is an American punk and metal guitarist, singer, songwriter and keyboardist from Los Angeles. Noted primarily for her guitar work, during the 1980s she was among relatively few ...more

Sylvia Field Porter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Field Porter Journalist, Economist Sylvia Field Porter was an American economist and journalist. At the height of her career, her readership was greater than 40 million people.

Sylvia Likens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Likens Sylvia Marie Likens was an American murder victim. She was tortured to death by Gertrude Baniszewski, Baniszewski's children, and other young people from their neighborhood. Her parents, who ...more

Sylvia Kay is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Kay Actor Sylvia Kay, is an English character actress, who has had many roles in British television programmes, most notably as Daphne Warrender in the BBC Sitcom Just Good Friends. She has also appeared ...more

Sylvia McNair is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia McNair Singer Sylvia McNair is an American opera singer and classical recitalist who has also achieved notable success in the Broadway and cabaret genres. McNair, a soprano, has made several critically ...more

Sylvia Millecam is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Millecam Actor Sylvia Maria Millecam was a Dutch actress and comedian. She was featured regularly on Dutch television where she hosted several shows. Millecam also appeared in several Dutch movies and released ...more

Sylvia Coleridge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Coleridge Actor Sylvia Coleridge was a British stage, radio and television actress.

Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet Police officer, Athlete Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet is an Kenyan long-distance runner. She was the silver medallist in the 5000 metres at the World Championships in Athletics in both 2009 and 2011. She also won medals over ...more

Sylvia Plachy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Plachy Author, Photographer Sylvia Plachy is a Hungarian/American photographer. Plachy was born in Budapest, Hungary. Her Hungarian Jewish mother was in hiding in fear of Nazi persecution during World War II. Her father ...more

Sylvia Field is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Field Actor Sylvia Field was an American actress whose several-decades-long career encompassed performances on stage, screen, and TV. She was best known for playing the understanding Mrs. Martha Wilson on ...more

Sylvia Beach is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
Sylvia Beach Nurse Sylvia Beach, born Nancy Woodbridge Beach, was a American-born bookseller and publisher who lived most of her life in Paris, where she was one of the leading expatriate figures between World War ...more