With modern pop stars like Vanessa Hudgens, the name has become quite popular. Here's our list of the most famous people named Vanessa, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Vanessa can you think of? The famous Vanessas below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Vanessa, athletes named Vanessa, and even political figures named Vanessa. The music industry is no stranger to the name Vanessa, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.Which famous people named Vanessa are worth mentioning? This list of course includes Vanessa Hudgens, who rose to fame as a child actor and pop sensation. Others include Vanessa L. Williams, Vanessa Marcil, and Vanessa Redgrave. To read more about these notable people named Vanessa, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.