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Who Is The Most Famous Virginia In The World?

Updated May 11, 2021 470 votes 22 voters 9k views58 items

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

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

Virginia Woolf is certainly one of the most famous Virginias on this list. One of the famous authors named Virginia, she wrote such classics as Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and A Room of One's Own. She is also credited with being a pioneering voice in inspiring feminism.

Another of the famous people with the first name Virginia is Virginia Madsen. She is an actress and producer. Sideways, Candyman, and Dune are among her notable projects.

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

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    BirthplaceKensington, London, United Kingdom

    Adeline Virginia Woolf (; née Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and also a pioneer in the use of...  more

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    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Virginia G. Madsen (born September 11, 1961) is an American actress and producer. She made her film debut in Class (1983), which was filmed in her native Chicago. She later moved to Los Angeles. In...  more
  • 3

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, USA

    Virginia Williams (born March 18, 1978) is an American actress....  more
  • 4

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Virginia Grey (March 22, 1917 – July 31, 2004) was an American actress who appeared in over 100 films and a number of radio and television shows from the 1930s through to the early-1980s....  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Virginia Halas McCaskey (born January 5, 1923) is the principal owner of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. She is the eldest child of former Bears coach and owner George Halas, who...  more
  • 6

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Virginia Mayo (born Virginia Clara Jones; November 30, 1920 – January 17, 2005) was an American actress and dancer. She was in a series of comedy films with Danny Kaye and was Warner Brothers'...  more

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  • 7

    BirthplaceBournemouth, United Kingdom

    Sarah Virginia Wade, (born 10 July 1945) is a former professional tennis player from Great Britain. She won three Grand Slam singles championships and four Grand Slam doubles championships, and is...  more
  • 8

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Virginia Field (born Margaret Cynthia Field, 4 November 1917 – 2 January 1992) was a British-born film actress....  more
  • 9

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Virginia Gibson (born Virginia Gorski; April 9, 1925 – April 25, 2013) was an American dancer, singer and actress of film, television and musical theatre....  more
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    Virginia Marie "Ginni" Rometty (born July 29, 1957) is an American business executive. She is the current chair, president, and CEO of IBM, and the first woman to head the company. Prior to becoming...  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

    Virginia Bruce (born Helen Virginia Briggs; September 29, 1909 – February 24, 1982) was an American actress and singer....  more
  • 12

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Virginia Caroline Rappe (; July 7, 1895 – September 9, 1921) was an American model and silent film actress. She worked mostly in small bit parts, and is best known for her death after attending a...  more

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  • 13

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    Virginia Ruano Pascual (Spanish pronunciation: [biɾˈxinja ˈrwano pasˈkwal]; born 21 September 1973) is a Spanish former professional tennis player. She has moderate success in singles, winning three...  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceWestfield, New Jersey

    Virginia Apgar (June 7, 1909 – August 7, 1974) was an American obstetrical anesthesiologist, best known as the inventor of the Apgar Score, a way to quickly assess the health of a newborn child...  more

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  • 15

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Virginia Valli (January 18, 1895 – September 24, 1968) was an American stage and film actress whose motion picture career started in the silent film era and lasted until the beginning of the sound...  more
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    Virginia Inman Postrel (born January 14, 1960) is an American political and cultural writer of broadly libertarian, or classical liberal, views. She is a recipient of the Bastiat Prize....  more
  • 17

    BirthplaceYellow Springs, Ohio

    Virginia Esther Hamilton (March 12, 1936 – February 19, 2002) was an African-American children's books author. She wrote 41 books, including M. C. Higgins, the Great (1974), for which she won the...  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceCarthage, Illinois, United States of America

    Virginia Cherrill (April 12, 1908 – November 14, 1996) was an American actress best known for her role as the blind flower girl in Charlie Chaplin's City Lights (1931)....  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Virginia Ann Foxx (née Palmieri; June 29, 1943) is the U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 5th congressional district, which encompasses much of the northwestern portion of the state and a...  more
  • 20

    BirthplaceMarylebone, London, United Kingdom

    Virginia Anne McKenna, OBE (born 7 June 1931 ), is a British stage and screen actress, author and wildlife campaigner. She is best known for the films A Town Like Alice (1958), Carve Her Name with...  more
  • 21

    BirthplaceCâmpia Turzii, Romania

    Virginia Ruzici (born 31 January 1955) is a former professional tennis player from Romania. She won the 1978 French Open singles championship. ...  more
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    Virginia Satir (26 June 1916 – 10 September 1988) was an American author and therapist, known especially for her approach to family therapy and her pioneering work in the field of family...  more
  • 23
    Virginia Jane "Ginny" Hudson (born April 13, 1983) is an American flautist and teacher. She teaches in the Fort Smith area and serves as instructor of flute at the University of Arkansas at Fort...  more
  • 24

    BirthplaceStanton, Iowa, United States of America

    Virginia Christine (March 5, 1920 – July 24, 1996) was an American stage, radio, film, television, and voice actress. Though Christine had a long career as a character actress in film and television,...  more
  • 25

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Charlotte

    Virginia Dale (July 1, 1917 – October 3, 1994) was an American actress and dancer....  more
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