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.