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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
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
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
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
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Sylvia Browne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Sylvia
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Writer Sylvia Wynter, OJ, is a Jamaican novelist, dramatist critic and essayist.