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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)
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
age 57
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
Dec. 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
age 75
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
age 73
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
age 61
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
Dec. 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
age 96
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
age 82
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 40
Virginia Williams, is an American actress.
Virginia Apgar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Virginia
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 59
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
Dec. 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 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
Dec. 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
age 45
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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