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Who Is The Most Famous Vanessa In The World?

Updated February 5, 2021 588 votes 25 voters 13.1k views71 items

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

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

Vanessa Hudgens is certainly one of the most famous Vanessas on this list. One of the famous actresses named Vanessa, she is best known for playing Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical series. She is also a singer with two albums under her belt, V and Identified.

Another of the famous people with the first name Vanessa is Vanessa Williams. She was the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss America, a title she carried in 1984. She went on to become a singer and actress with roles in Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives.

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

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  • Vanessa Williams1
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    BirthplaceMillwood, New York, United States of America

    Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is an American singer, actress, and fashion...  more

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  • Vanessa Hudgens2
    20

    Vanessa Hudgens

    1988-12-14

    BirthplaceSalinas, California, United States of America

    Vanessa Anne Hudgens (born December 14, 1988) is an American actress and singer. After making...  more

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  • Vanessa Bayer3
    20

    Vanessa Bayer

    1981-11-14

    BirthplaceOrange, Ohio, United States of America

    Vanessa Polster Bayer (born November 14, 1981) is an American actress and comedian. She is...  more

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  • Vanessa Minnillo4
    18

    BirthplaceAngeles, Philippines

    Vanessa Joy Lachey (née Minnillo; born November 9, 1980) is an American-Filipino television...  more

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  • Vanessa Carlton5
    17

    Vanessa Carlton

    1980-08-16

    BirthplaceMilford, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Vanessa Lee Carlton (born August 16, 1980) is an American musician, singer and songwriter....  more

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  • Vanessa Redgrave6
    17

    BirthplaceGreenwich, London, United Kingdom

    Vanessa Redgrave (born 30 January 1937) is an English actress of stage, screen, and...  more

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    #21 of 54 The Best English Actresses Working Today#29 of 185 The Best Living English Actresses

  • Vanessa Kirby7
    12

    Vanessa Kirby

    1988-01-01

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Vanessa Nuala Kirby (born 18 April 1988) is an English actress. For her role as Princess...  more

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  • Vanessa Marano8
    15

    Vanessa Marano

    1992-10-31

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Vanessa Nicole Marano (born October 31, 1992) is an American actress. She has starred in...  more

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  • Vanessa Lengies9
    12

    Vanessa Lengies

    1985-07-21

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Vanessa Lengies (born July 21, 1985) is a Canadian actress, dancer and singer. She is known...  more
  • Vanessa Paradis10
    11

    Vanessa Paradis

    1972-12-22

    BirthplaceSaint-Maur-des-Fossés, France

    Vanessa Chantal Paradis (born 22 December 1972) is a French singer, model and actress. Paradis...  more

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  • Vanessa Morgan11
    14

    Vanessa Morgan

    1992-03-23

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Vanessa Morgan Mziray (born March 23, 1992), known professionally as Vanessa Morgan, is a...  more
  • Vanessa Lee Chester12

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, Hollywood, California

    Vanessa Lee Chester (born July 2, 1984 in Los Angeles) is an American television and film...  more
  • Vanessa Angel13
    15

    Vanessa Angel

    1966-11-10

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Vanessa Madeline Angel (born 10 November 1966) is an English actress and former model. She...  more
  • Vanessa Marcil14
    8

    Vanessa Marcil

    1968-10-15

    BirthplaceIndio, California, USA

    Vanessa Marcil ( mar-SEL; born Sally Vanessa Ortiz; October 15, 1968) is an American actress....  more

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  • Vanessa Ferlito15
    12

    Vanessa Ferlito

    1980-12-28

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Vanessa Ferlito is an American actress. She is known for appearing as Detective Aiden Burn in...  more
  • Vanessa White16
    10

    Vanessa White

    1989-10-30

    BirthplaceYeovil, United Kingdom

    Vanessa Karen White (born 30 October 1989) is an English singer-songwriter, dancer and...  more
  • Vanessa Lorenzo17
    14

    Vanessa Lorenzo

    1976-12-07

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Vanesa Lorenzo (born 7 January 1977 in Barcelona, Spain) is a model. She has been featured in...  more
  • Vanessa Bryant18
    8

    Vanessa Bryant

    1982-05-05

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, CA

    Vanessa Bryant (born May 5, 1982) is the wife of late NBA star Kobe Bryant. 

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  • Vanessa Feltz19
    11

    Vanessa Feltz

    1962-02-21

    BirthplaceIslington, London, United Kingdom

    Vanessa Jane Feltz (born 21 February 1962) is an English television personality, broadcaster...  more
  • Vanessa Ray20
    7

    Vanessa Ray

    1980-11-02

    BirthplaceLivermore, California, United States of America

    Vanessa Ray Liptak, known professionally as Vanessa Ray, is an American actress and singer....  more
  • Vanessa Hessler21
    14

    Vanessa Hessler

    1988-01-21

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    Vanessa Hessler (born January 21, 1988) is an Italian model and actress. A model since she was...  more
  • Vanessa Branch22
    8

    Vanessa Branch

    1973-03-21

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Vanessa Lynn Branch (born March 21, 1973) is an English-born American actress and model. She...  more
  • Vanessa Simmons23
    10

    Vanessa Simmons

    1983-08-05
    Vanessa Jean Simmons (born August 5, 1983) is an American TV personality. Her family is...  more
  • Vanessa Rousso24
    11

    Vanessa Rousso

    1983-02-05

    BirthplaceWhite Plains, New York, USA

    Vanessa Ashley Rousso (born February 5, 1983) is an American professional poker player, DJ,...  more
  • Vanessa Incontrada25
    11

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Vanessa Incontrada (born 24 November 1978) is a Spanish-Italian actress and model. She has...  more