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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
Virginia Woolf Died at 59 (1882-1941) Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society ...more

Virginia Madsen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Madsen age 56 Virginia Madsen is an American film actress and producer. She made her film debut in Class, which was filmed in her native Chicago. She soon moved to Los Angeles, and was cast in a series of ...more

Virginia Rappe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Rappe Died at 30 (1891-1921) Virginia Rappe 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 party with actor Fatty Arbuckle, who was ...more

Virginia Foxx is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Foxx age 74 Virginia Ann Foxx is the U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 5th congressional district, which encompasses much of the northwestern portion of the state and a portion of Winston-Salem. Foxx ...more

Virginia Wade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Wade age 72 Sarah Virginia Wade, OBE is a British former professional tennis player. She won three Grand Slam singles championships and four Grand Slam doubles championships, and is the only British woman ...more

Virginia M. Rometty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia M. Rometty age 60 Ginni Rometty is the senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services, which encompasses IBMs consulting, systems integration and applications businesses.

Virginia Mayo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Mayo Died at 85 (1920-2005) Virginia Mayo was an American actress and dancer. Best known for a series of comedic films with Danny Kaye, Mayo was Warner Brothers's biggest box office money maker in the late 1940s. She also ...more

Virginia Halas McCaskey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Halas McCaskey age 95 Virginia Halas McCaskey is the principal owner of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. She is the eldest child of legendary Bears coach and owner George Halas, who left the team to ...more

Virginia Gordon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Gordon age 81 Virginia Gordon is an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the January 1959 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Ron Vogel. Gordon's most ...more

Virginia Grey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Grey Died at 87 (1917-2004) Virginia Grey was an American actress and singer. She was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of director Ray Grey. One of her early babysitters was movie star Gloria Swanson. Grey ...more

Virginia Gibson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Gibson Died at 88 (1925-2013) Virginia Gibson, born Virginia Gorski, was an American dancer, singer and actress of film, television and musical theatre.

Virginia Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Williams age 40 Virginia Williams, is an American actress.

Virginia Apgar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Apgar Died at 65 (1909-1974) Virginia Apgar was an American obstetrical anesthesiologist. She was a leader in the fields of anesthesiology and teratology, and introduced obstetrical considerations to the established field ...more

Virginia Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Virginia

Virginia Bruce is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Bruce Died at 72 (1910-1982) Virginia Bruce was an American actress and singer.

Virginia Postrel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Postrel age 58 Virginia Inman Postrel is an American political and cultural writer of broadly libertarian, or classical liberal, views. She is best known for her non-fiction books, The Future and Its Enemies ...more

Virginia Field is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Field Died at 75 (1917-1992) Virginia Field was a British-born film actress. She was born Margaret Cynthia Field in London. Her father was the judge of Leicester County Court Circuit. Her mother was a cousin of Confederate ...more

Virginia Dare is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Dare Virginia Dare was the first child born in the New World to English parents, Eleanor and Ananias Dare. She was named after the Virginia Colony, due to being the first Christian born there. What ...more

Virginia Randolph is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Randolph Died at 84 (1874-1958) Virginia Estelle Randolph was an African-American educator in Henrico County, Virginia. She was named the United States' first "Jeanes Supervising Industrial Teacher" by her ...more

Virginia Ruano Pascual is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Ruano Pascual age 44 Virginia Ruano Pascual is a Spanish professional female tennis player. She was born in Madrid, Spain. She has won three career singles titles but she has been more successful in doubles where ...more

Virginia Centurione Bracelli is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Centurione Bracelli Died at 64 (1587-1651) Saint Virginia Centurione Bracelli is a saint in the Roman Catholic Church from Genoa, Italy. Virginia was born on April 2, 1587, in Genoa, Italy to a noble family. She was the daughter of ...more

Virginia Valli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Valli Died at 70 (1898-1968) Virginia Valli 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 film era of the 1930s. Born Virginia ...more

Virginia Cherrill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Cherrill Died at 88 (1908-1996) Virginia Cherrill was an American actress known for her role as the blind flower girl in Charlie Chaplin's City Lights.

Virginia Heinlein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Heinlein Died at 87 (1916-2003) Virginia "Ginny" Heinlein, born Virginia Doris Gerstenfeld, was a chemist, biochemist, engineer, and the third wife of Robert A. Heinlein, a prominent and successful author once known ...more

Virginia Capers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Capers Died at 79 (1925-2004) Eliza Virginia Capers was an American actress She won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical in 1974 for her performance as Lena Younger in Raisin, a musical version of Lorraine ...more

Virginia Gregg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Gregg Died at 70 (1916-1986) Virginia Gregg was an American actress known for her many roles in radio dramas and television series. Born in Harrisburg in southeastern Illinois, she was the daughter of musician Dewey ...more

Virginia McKenna is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia McKenna age 86 Virginia A. McKenna OBE is a British stage and screen actress, author and wildlife campaigner.

Virginia Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Hamilton Died at 68 (1934-2002) Virginia Esther Hamilton was a multi-award winning African-American children's books author. She wrote 41 books, including M. C. Higgins, the Great, for which she won the U.S. National Book ...more

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve age 85 Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve is an American author, with a focus on books about Native Americans for children. The daughter of James Driving Hawk, an Episcopalian priest, and Rose Driving Hawk, ...more

Virginia Christine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Christine Died at 76 (1920-1996) Virginia Christine was an American stage, radio, film, television, and voice actress. Christine had a long career as a character actress in film and television. She is particularly remembered as ...more

Virginia Hudson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Hudson age 34 Virginia Jane Hudson is an American flautist and teacher. She teaches in the Fort Smith area and serves instructor of flute on the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith faculty.

Virginia Ruzici is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Ruzici age 63 Virginia Ruzici is a former professional tennis player from Romania. She is perhaps most notable for winning the 1978 French Open singles championship.

Virginia Satir is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Satir Died at 72 (1916-1988) Virginia Satir was an American author and social worker, known especially for her approach to family therapy and her work with family reconstruction. She is widely regarded as the "Mother ...more

Virginia Bell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Bell Died at 78 (1932-2010) Virginia "Ding Dong" Bell was a topless model and actress. She started her career in the 1950s as a burlesque dancer. Virginia had one starring role in a feature film, Bell, Bare and ...more

Virginia Hey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Hey age 65 Virginia Hey is an Australian actress, known for her role as Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan on the science fiction TV series Farscape. In Australia, she is also known for playing the "Warrior Woman" ...more

Virginia Spencer Carr is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Spencer Carr Died at 83 (1929-2012) Virginia Spencer Carr was a biographer of Carson McCullers, John Dos Passos and Paul Bowles. Carr was also a college professor for more than 25 years at Columbus State University in Columbus, ...more

Virginia Prince is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Prince Died at 97 (1912-2009) Virginia Prince was an American transgender activist, who published Transvestia magazine and started Society for the Second Self for male heterosexual cross-dressers. She later adopted the ...more

Virginia Brissac is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Brissac Died at 96 (1883-1979) Virginia Brissac, was an American West Coast stage actress who came out of retirement in her early 50s to begin what would turn out to be a twenty year career as a performer in cinema and ...more

Virginia Sale is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Sale Died at 93 (1899-1992) Virginia Sale was an actress.

Virginia Zeani is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Zeani age 92 Virginia Zeani, Commendatore OMRI is a Romanian dramatic coloratura soprano, regarded as one of the great sopranos of the 20th century and one of the great musical personalities in the history ...more

Virginia Joan Bennett is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Virginia

Virginia Fox is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Fox Died at 80 (1902-1982) Virginia Fox Zanuck was an American actress who starred in many silent films of the 1910s and 1920s.

Virginia L. Randolph is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia L. Randolph Virginia L. Randolph is a production designer and film art director.

Virginia Graham is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Graham Died at 86 (1912-1998) Virginia Graham, born Virginia Komiss, was a daytime television talk show host from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. On television, Graham hosted the syndicated programs Food for Thought, Girl ...more

Virginia Lee Burton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Lee Burton Died at 59 (1909-1968) Virginia Lee Burton, also known by her married name, Virginia Demetrios, was an American illustrator and children's book author. She wrote and illustrated seven children's books, including The ...more

Virginia L Kroll is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia L Kroll age 70 Virginia L Kroll is an award winning author.

Virginia Dale is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Dale Died at 77 (1917-1994) Virginia Dale was an American actress and dancer. She was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. While working as one of the dancing Paxton Sisters in New York City, she was discovered by Darryl F. ...more

Virginia Ramey Mollenkott is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Ramey Mollenkott age 86 Virginia Ramey Mollenkott spent her 44 year professional career teaching college level English literature and language, but developed specializations in feminist theology and lesbian, gay, ...more

Virginia Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Gilmore Died at 67 (1919-1986) Virginia Gilmore was an American film, stage, and television actress.

Virginia Louise Trimble is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Virginia Louise Trimble Virginia Louise Trimble is an astronomer specializing in the structure and evolution of stars and galaxies, and the history of astronomy.