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List of famous people named Virginia, along with photos. How many celebrities named Virginia can you think of? The famous Virginias below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Virginia, athletes named Virginia, and even political figures named Virginia. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Virginia? Add them to the list.

Not just the name of an American state, there are many famous people named Virginia. The most notorious of the is the writer Woolf, who famously opined "A woman must have money and room of her own if she is to write fiction." Other famous Virginias are the actress Madsen and the tennis player Wade, the only British woman in history to have won titles at all four Grand Slam tournaments. 
Virginia Woolf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Dec. at 59 (1882-1941)

Birthplace: Kensington, 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 ...more

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Virginia Madsen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Age: 57

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

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. ...more

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Virginia Rappe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Dec. at 30 (1891-1921)

Birthplace: New 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 ...more
Virginia Foxx is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Age: 75

Birthplace: New 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 ...more
Virginia Wade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Age: 73

Birthplace: Bournemouth, 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 ...more

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Virginia M. Rometty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Age: 61
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. ...more
Virginia Mayo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Dec. at 85 (1920-2005)

Birthplace: USA, St. Louis, Missouri

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
Virginia Halas McCaskey ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Age: 96

Birthplace: Chicago, 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, ...more
Virginia Grey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Dec. at 87 (1917-2004)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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.
Virginia Gibson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)

Birthplace: USA, St. Louis, Missouri

Virginia Gibson (born Virginia Gorski; April 9, 1925 – April 25, 2013) was an American dancer, singer and actress of film, television and musical theatre.
Virginia Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Age: 40

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Virginia Williams (born March 18, 1978) is an American actress.
Virginia Apgar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Dec. at 65 (1909-1974)

Birthplace: Westfield, 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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Virginia Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Bruce is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Dec. at 72 (1910-1982)

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Virginia Bruce (born Helen Virginia Briggs; September 29, 1909 – February 24, 1982) was an American actress and singer.
Virginia Postrel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Age: 59
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.
Virginia Field is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Dec. at 75 (1917-1992)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Virginia Field (born Margaret Cynthia Field, 4 November 1917 – 2 January 1992) was a British-born film actress.
Virginia Dare is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Virginia

Birthplace: Roanoke Island, North Carolina

Virginia Dare (born August 18, 1587 in Roanoke Colony, date of death unknown) was the first English child born in a New World English overseas possession.What became of Virginia and the other ...more
Virginia Randolph is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Dec. at 84 (1874-1958)

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia

Virginia Estelle Randolph (August 6, 1870 – March 16, 1958) was an African-American educator in Henrico County, Virginia. She was named the United States' first "Jeanes Supervising ...more
Virginia Ruano Pascual ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Age: 45

Birthplace: Madrid, 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 ...more
Virginia Centurione Brac... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Dec. at 64 (1587-1651)

Birthplace: Genoa, Italy

Saint Virginia Centurione Bracelli (2 April 1587 – 15 December 1651) was an Italian Roman Catholic from Genoa. Her father was the Doge of Genoa and she had a short marriage due to being widowed ...more
Virginia Valli is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Dec. at 70 (1898-1968)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

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 ...more
Virginia Cherrill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Dec. at 88 (1908-1996)

Birthplace: Carthage, USA, Illinois

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).
Virginia Heinlein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Dec. at 87 (1916-2003)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Virginia "Ginny" Heinlein (April 22, 1916 – January 18, 2003), born Virginia Doris Gerstenfeld, was an American chemist, biochemist, engineer, and the third wife of Robert A. Heinlein, ...more
Virginia Capers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Dec. at 79 (1925-2004)

Birthplace: Sumter, South Carolina, United States of America

Eliza "Virginia" Capers (September 22, 1925 – May 6, 2004) was an American actress. She won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical in 1974 for her performance as Lena ...more
Virginia Gregg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Dec. at 70 (1916-1986)

Birthplace: USA, Harrisburg, Illinois

Virginia Lee Gregg (March 6, 1916 – September 15, 1986) was an American actress known for her many roles in radio dramas and television series.