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Who Is The Most Famous Teresa In The World?

Updated January 25, 2021 334 votes 29 voters 6.2k views40 items

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

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

Mother Teresa is certainly one of the most famous Teresas on this list. One of the famous missionaries named Teresa, she was honored in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. She dedicated her life to caring for people in the slums of Calcutta and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

Another of the famous people with the first name Teresa is Teresa Palmer. She is an actress best known for playing Diana Bishop in A Discovery of Witches. She also appeared in The Ever After, Hacksaw Ridge, and Warm Bodies.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Teresa? Just add them to the list!

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    Mother Teresa


    BirthplaceSkopje, Yugoslavia

    Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu (born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, Albanian: [aˈɲɛzə ˈɡɔndʒɛ bɔjaˈdʒiu]; 26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), commonly known as Mother Teresa and honoured in the Roman Catholic Church...  more

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    Teresa Palmer


    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Teresa Mary Palmer (born 26 February 1986) is an Australian actress, writer, model and film producer. Palmer began her career with roles in such films as Bedtime Stories (2008), The Sorcerer's...  more

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    Teresa Giudice


    BirthplacePaterson, New Jersey, USA

    Teresa Giudice is an American reality television cast-member, known for starring in The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Besides appearing on the show, Giudice has written three New York Times...  more

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    Teresa Wright


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Harlem

    Muriel Teresa Wright (October 27, 1918 – March 6, 2005) was an American actress. She was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress: in 1941 for her debut work in The Little...  more
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    BirthplaceGotarrendura, Spain

    Saint Teresa of Ávila, born Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus (28 March 1515 – 4 October 1582), was a Spanish noblewoman who chose a monastic life in the Catholic...  more
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    Teresa Cooper


    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Teresa Cooper is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Africa....  more
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    BirthplaceLisbon, Portugal

    Teresa Salgueiro (Portuguese pronunciation: [tɨˈɾezɐ saɫˈɡejɾu]) (sometimes misspelled as Tereza Salgueiro) OIH (born 8 January 1969, Lisboa, Portugal)) is a Portuguese singer. She is best known as...  more
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    Teresa Scanlan


    BirthplaceColton, California

    Teresa Michelle Scanlan (born February 6, 1993) is an American beauty pageant titleholder from Gering, Nebraska who was named Miss Nebraska 2010, subsequently winning Miss America 2011 at age 17 and...  more
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    Teresa Espinosa

    Teresa Espinosa is an actress, dancer and choreographer....
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    Teresa Graves


    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Houston

    Teresa Graves (January 10, 1948 – October 10, 2002) was an American actress and singer. As the star of the 1974 Get Christie Love!, Graves is credited as being the first black woman to star in her...  more
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    Teresa Ann Savoy


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Teresa Ann Savoy, FRSA (18 July 1955 – 9 January 2017) was a British-born actress who appeared in a number of Italian films. ...  more
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    Teresa Lipowska


    BirthplaceWarsaw, Second Polish Republic

    Teresa Lipowska (born 14 July 1937 in Warsaw) is a Polish actress. She is best known as Barbara Mostowiak in the very popular Polish soap opera M jak miłość. Lipowska was married to late actor Tomasz...  more
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    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    Teresa Carriker-Thayer is a film art director and production designer....  more
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    Teresa Hill


    BirthplaceIdaho, USA, Burley

    Teresa Hill (born May 9, 1969 in Burley, Idaho) is an American former actress. She is currently self-employed as an interior designer for Teresa Hill Designs....  more
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    Teresa Edwards


    BirthplaceCairo, Georgia, United States of America

    Teresa Edwards (born July 19, 1964) is an American former women's basketball player and four time Olympic gold medalist. In 2000, Sports Illustrated magazine placed her as 22nd of the "100 Greatest...  more
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    Teresa Ruiz


    BirthplaceSantiago Matatlan, Mexico

    Teresa Ruiz, is a Mexican actress. Ruiz is best known for her performance in Gael Garcia Bernal´s Aqui en la Tierra and appears in the first season of the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico. She has been...  more
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    BirthplaceTaranto, Italy

    Teresa Saponangelo is an actress....  more
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    Teresa Taylor


    BirthplaceArlington, Texas, United States of America

    Teresa Taylor (born 1962), also known as Teresa Nervosa, is an American musician and actress. She is best known as being a drummer for the American punk band Butthole Surfers....  more
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    Teresa Teng


    BirthplaceBaozhong, Yunlin

    Teresa Teng (traditional Chinese: 鄧麗君; simplified Chinese: 邓丽君; pinyin: Dèng Lìjūn; Jyutping: Dang6 Lai6-gwan1, 29 January 1953 – 8 May 1995) was a Taiwanese singer, one of the most famous and...  more
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    BirthplaceLisbon, Portugal

    Teresa Villaverde (born May 18, 1966) is a Portuguese film director. Her film Os Mutantes was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival....  more
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    Teresa Lewis



    Teresa Wilson Bean Lewis (April 26, 1969 – September 23, 2010) was an American murderer who was the only woman on death row in Virginia prior to her execution. She was sentenced to death by lethal...  more
  • 22

    BirthplaceNaples, Italy

    Dona Teresa Cristina (14 March 1822 – 28 December 1889), nicknamed "the Mother of the Brazilians", was the Empress consort of Emperor Dom Pedro II of Brazil, who reigned from 1831 to 1889. Born a...  more
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    Teresa Strasser


    BirthplaceLos Angeles County, California, USA

    Teresa Lynn Strasser (born June 8, 1970) is an American writer and television personality known for hosting the first season of the home makeover show While You Were Out on TLC. She also co-hosted...  more
  • 24

    Teresa A. Sullivan

    Teresa Ann "Terry" Sullivan (born July 9, 1949) is a retired American sociologist and university administrator. She previously served as the President of the University of Virginia, a position she...  more
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    Teresa Tomlinson


    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Teresa Pike Tomlinson (born February 19, 1965) is an American politician who has served as the 69th Mayor of Columbus, Georgia elected in 2010. On January 3, 2011, she was sworn in as the city's...  more