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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!

  • Vanessa Williams1

    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

    Vanessa Hudgens


    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

    Vanessa Bayer


    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

    BirthplaceAngeles, Philippines

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

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  • Vanessa Carlton5

    Vanessa Carlton


    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

    BirthplaceGreenwich, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • Vanessa Kirby7

    Vanessa Kirby


    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

    Vanessa Marano


    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

    Vanessa Lengies


    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

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

    Vanessa Paradis


    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

    Vanessa Morgan


    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

    Vanessa Angel


    BirthplaceEngland, London

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

    Vanessa Marcil


    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

    Vanessa Ferlito


    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

    Vanessa White


    BirthplaceYeovil, United Kingdom

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

    Vanessa Lorenzo


    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

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

    Vanessa Bryant


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, CA

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

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  • Vanessa Feltz19

    Vanessa Feltz


    BirthplaceIslington, London, United Kingdom

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

    Vanessa Ray


    BirthplaceLivermore, California, United States of America

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

    Vanessa Hessler


    BirthplaceRome, Italy

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

    Vanessa Branch


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

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

    Vanessa Simmons

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

    Vanessa Rousso


    BirthplaceWhite Plains, New York, USA

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

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

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