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Who Is The Most Famous Vera In The World?

Updated May 17, 2021 528 votes 27 voters 7.5k views45 items

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

Vera Farmiga is certainly one of the most famous Veras on this list. One of the famous actresses named Vera, she is best known for her roles in Up in the Air, The Departed, and The Conjuring films. She also played Norma Louise Bates in Bates Motel.

Another of the famous people with the first name Vera is Vera Miles. She is an actress who portrayed Lila Crane in Psycho. She also appeared in The Searchers, The Wrong Man, and Tarzan's Hidden Jungle.

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  • 1
    1973-08-06
    32

    BirthplaceClifton, New Jersey, United States of America

    Vera Ann Farmiga (; born August 6, 1973) is an American actress, director, and producer. Farmiga began her career on stage in the original Broadway production of Taking Sides (1996). She made her...  more

    #172 of 349 The Best Actresses In Film History#83 of 201 The Best Actresses Working Today#39 of 188 The Greatest Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

  • 2
    1930-08-23
    25

    BirthplaceBoise City, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Vera June Miles (née Ralston, born August 23, 1929) is a retired American actress who worked closely with Alfred Hitchcock, most notably as Lila Crane in the classic 1960 film Psycho, reprising the...  more

    #67 of 120 The Best Living Actresses Over 80#61 of 80 The Hottest Classic Actresses#524 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

  • 3
    1917-03-20
    25

    BirthplaceEast Ham

    Dame Vera Margaret Lynn (March 20, 1917 - June 18, 2020) was an English singer of traditional pop, songwriter and actress, whose musical recordings and performances were enormously popular during...  more

    #334 of 656 The Best Singers Of All Time#255 of 344 Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person#72 of 319 The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

  • 4
    1949-06-27
    25

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Vera Ellen Wang (Chinese: 王薇薇; born June 27, 1949) is an American fashion designer based in New York City....  more

    #27 of 69 The Most Influential Fashion Designers Of All Time#139 of 154 The Most Influential People in Fashion#7 of 12 Famous Figures Who Completely Changed Careers

  • 5
    1982-02-03
    17

    BirthplaceDniprodzerzhynsk, Ukraine

    Vira Viktorivna Halushka (Ukrainian: Віра Вікторівна Галушка; Russian: Вера Викторовна Галушка, Vera Viktorovna Galushka; born 3 February 1982), better known by her stage name Vera Brezhneva...  more
  • 6
    1917-01-02
    21

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Vera Zorina (January 2, 1917 – April 9, 2003), born Eva Brigitta Hartwig, was a Norwegian ballerina, theatre and film actress, and choreographer. Today, she is chiefly remembered for her films...  more
  • 7
    1921-02-16
    17

    BirthplaceNorwood, Ohio, United States of America

    Vera-Ellen (born Vera-Ellen Westmeier Rohe; February 16, 1921 – August 30, 1981) was an American dancer and actress. She is principally celebrated for her performances with partners Fred Astaire,...  more
  • 8
    17

    BirthplaceOstrava

    Věra Chytilová (2 February 1929 – 12 March 2014) was an avant-garde Czech film director and pioneer of Czech cinema. Banned by the Czechoslovak government in the 1960s, she is best known for her...  more
  • 9
    1902-04-06
    12

    BirthplaceLivingston, Alabama

    Adell Hall Ward, better known as Vera Hall (April 6, 1902 – January 29, 1964) was an American folk singer, born in Livingston, Alabama. Best known for her 1937 song, "Trouble So Hard", she was...  more
  • 10
    1903-01-01
    22

    BirthplaceBucharest, Romania

    Vera Renczi (dubbed the Black Widow or Chatelaine of Berkerekul), was a purported Romanian serial killer who confessed to poisoning 35 individuals including her two husbands, multiple lovers, and her...  more
  • 11
    1913-12-30
    21

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Véra Gibson-Amado, known professionally as Véra Clouzot, (30 December 1913 – 15 December 1960) was a Brazilian-French film actress and screenwriter. She is known for playing Linda in The Wages of...  more
  • 12
    1873-06-10
    17

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Vera Lewis (June 10, 1873 – February 8, 1956) was an American film and stage actress, beginning in the silent film era. She appeared in 183 films between 1915 and 1947. She was married to actor Ralph...  more
  • 13
    1972-11-28
    12

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Vera Fogwill (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbeɾa ˈfoɣβil]; born 28 November 1972 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine film and television actress, film director, and screenplay writer, active in the cinema...  more
  • 14
    1889-07-27
    8

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Vera Alexeyevna Karalli (Russian: Вера Алексеевна Каралли; 27 July 1889 – 16 November 1972) was a Russian ballet dancer, choreographer and silent film actress during the early years of the 20th...  more
  • 15
    1938-11-17
    8

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Véra Belmont (born 17 November 1932) is a French film producer, director and screenwriter. Since 1960, she has produced 45 films, directed 5 films, and written 8 films. Her films were greatly...  more
  • 16
    1916-05-15
    17

    BirthplaceDenmark, Odense

    Vera Margrethe Gebuhr (15 May 1916 – 22 December 2014) was a Danish film, television and stage actress. Gebuhr was most noted for her portrayal of the snobbish neurotic head saleswoman Miss Jørgensen...  more
  • 17
    1891-07-31
    12

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Vera Sisson (July 31, 1891 – August 6, 1954) was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 79 films between 1913 and 1926. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory and died in...  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceEurasia, Russia

    Vera de Bosset Stravinsky (January 7, 1889 – September 17, 1982) was a Russian-born American dancer and artist. She is better known as the mistress and, ultimately, second wife of the Russian...  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceRostov-on-Don, Eurasia, Rostov Oblast, Russia

    Vera Fyodorovna Panova (Russian: Ве́ра Фёдоровна Пано́ва; March 20 [O.S. March 7] 1905 – March 3, 1973) was a Soviet novelist, playwright, and journalist....  more
  • 20
    1898-06-26
    8

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Vera West was a film costume designer....  more
  • 21

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Věra Čáslavská (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvjɛra ˈtʃaːslafskaː]; 3 May 1942 – 30 August 2016) was a Czechoslovak artistic gymnast and Czech sports official. She won a total of 22 international titles...  more

    #42 of 1,316 The Best Athletes Of All Time#107 of 234 The Best Female Athletes of All Time#23 of 163 The Smartest Professional Athletes

  • 22
    1986-10-06
    8

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Vera Yevgenyevna Dushevina (Russian: Вера Евгеньевна Душевина; born 6 October 1986) is a retired Russian tennis player. She was born in Moscow and now resides in nearby satellite city of Khimki....  more
  • 23
    1975-08-28
    4

    BirthplaceHelsinki, Finland

    Vera Jordanova (Bulgarian Вера Йорданова) (born 28 August 1975) is a Bulgarian-Finnish cookbook author, actress and model....  more
  • 24
    1984-09-07
    8

    BirthplaceRussian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Soviet Union

    Vera Igorevna Zvonareva (Russian: Ве́ра И́горевна Звонарёва, IPA: [ˈvʲɛrə ˈiɡərʲɪvnə zvənɐˈrʲɵvə] (listen); born 7 September 1984) is a Russian professional tennis player. She was introduced to...  more
  • 25
    1901-06-06
    4

    BirthplaceArtemivsk, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine

    Véra Korène (June 6, 1901 – November 19, 1996), was a Russian-born French actress and singer. Born Rébecca Véra Korestzky in Russia of Jewish heritage, she fled the Revolution and settled in Paris,...  more
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