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Who Is The Most Famous Vivian or Viviene In The World?

Updated February 8, 2021 458 votes 30 voters 14.4k views47 items

List RulesVote up all of the Vivians, Viviens, and Viviennes you've heard of.

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

Vivien Leigh is certainly one of the most famous Viviens on this list. One of the famous actresses named Vivien, she won an Oscar for portraying Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind. She earned a second Oscar for her performance in A Streetcar Named Desire.

Another of the famous people with the first name Vivien is Vivienne Westwood. She is a fashion designer often associated with punk and new wave style. She is also an advocate for the environment and combating climate change.

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    Vivien Leigh

    1913-11-05

    BirthplaceDarjeeling, India

    Vivien Leigh (; born Vivian Mary Hartley and styled as Lady Olivier after 1947; 5 November 1913 – 8 July 1967) was a British stage and film actress. She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress, for...  more

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    BirthplaceTintwistle, United Kingdom

    Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood (née Swire; born 8 April 1941) is a British fashion designer and businesswoman, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the...  more
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    Vivian Vance

    1909-07-26

    BirthplaceCherryvale, Kansas, United States of America

    Vivian Vance (born Vivian Roberta Jones; July 26, 1909 – August 17, 1979) was an American television and theater actress and singer. Vance is best known for her role as Ethel Mertz, sidekick to...  more
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    Vivian Wu

    1966-02-05

    BirthplaceShanghai, China

    Alternative NameWu Jun Mei, Junmei Wu

    Vivian Wu or Wu Junmei (Chinese: 邬君梅; born February 5, 1966) is a Chinese actress, known for her roles in The Last Emperor (1987), Heaven & Earth (1993), The Joy Luck Club (1993), and The Pillow Book...  more
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    Vivian Blaine

    1921-11-21

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, USA

    Vivian Blaine (November 21, 1921 – December 9, 1995) was an American actress and singer, best known for originating the role of Miss Adelaide in the musical theater production of Guys and Dolls, as...  more
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    Vivian Campbell

    1962-08-25

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    Vivian Patrick Campbell (born 25 August 1962) is a Northern Irish rock guitarist. He came to prominence in the early 1980s as a member of Dio, and has been a member of Def Leppard since 1992...  more
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    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    Vivian Stanshall (born Victor Anthony Stanshall; 21 March 1943 – 5 March 1995) was an English singer-songwriter, musician, author, poet and wit, best known for his work with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah...  more
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    The Vivienne

    1992-04-12

    BirthplaceLiverpool, UK

    James Lee Williams (born April 12, 1992), better known by the stage name The Vivienne, is a British drag queen, known for being appointed the first UK RuPaul's Drag Race ambassador in 2015, and winning the first series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK in 2019. 

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    Vivian Rich

    1893-05-26

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Vivian Rich (May 26, 1893 – November 17, 1957) was an American silent film actress....  more
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    Vivian Green

    1979-05-22

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Vivian Sakiyyah Green (born May 22, 1979) is an American R&B singer-songwriter and pianist....  more
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    Vivian Pickles

    1931-10-21

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Vivian Pickles (born 21 October 1931) is an English actress....  more
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    Vivienne Pinay

    1985-08-02

    BirthplaceNew York City, NY

    Vivienne Pinay (born Michael Donehoo) is a drag performer from New York City best known for competing in Season 5 in RuPaul's Drag Race....  more
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    On-Camera Meteorologist ' ' ' Vivian Brown' ' ' brings viewers of The Weather Channel their forecast each weekday on "Afternoon Outlook " from 4-6 pm ET. When asked what part of her job gives her...  more
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    Vivien Merchant

    1929-07-22

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    Ada Brand Thomson (22 July 1929 – 3 October 1982), known professionally as Vivien Merchant, was an English actress. She began her career in 1942, and became known for dramatic roles on stage and in...  more
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    Vivien Cardone

    1993-04-14

    BirthplacePort Jefferson, New York, USA

    Vivien Elisabeth Cardone (born April 14, 1993) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Delia Brown on The WB's Everwood....  more
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    Vivienne Johnson

    1959-12-12

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Vivienne Johnson is an English actress who is known for playing the supporting character of personal nurse to Young Mr. Grace in three seasons (1978-1981) of the British sitcom Are You Being Served?....  more
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    Vivian Bang

    1983-10-23

    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    Vivian Bang is an American actress of Korean descent. Bang is known for her supporting role as "Soo-Mi" in Yes Man, the Warner Brothers comedy starring Jim Carrey, Bang's film credits include Boy...  more
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    Vivian Gornick

    1935-06-14

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Vivian Gornick (born June 14, 1935 in Bronx, New York) is an American critic, journalist, essayist, and memoirist....  more
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    Vivian Maier

    1926-02-01

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Vivian Dorothy Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an American street photographer. Maier worked for about forty years as a nanny, mostly in Chicago's North Shore, pursuing photography...  more
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    Vivian Howard

    Vivian Howard is an American chef, restaurateur, author and television host. From 2013-2018, Howard hosted the PBS television series A Chef's Life focusing on the ingredients and cooking traditions...  more
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    Vivien Oakland

    1895-05-20

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Vivien Oakland (born Vivian Ruth Andersen; May 20, 1895 – August 1, 1958), was an American actress best known for her work in comedies in Hollywood in the 1920s and 1930s, most notably with the Hal...  more
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    Vivian Fuchs

    1908-02-11

    BirthplaceFreshwater, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

    Sir Vivian Ernest Fuchs (11 February 1908 – 11 November 1999) was an English explorer whose expeditionary team completed the first overland crossing of Antarctica in 1958....  more
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    Vivienne Tam

    1957-11-28

    BirthplaceGuangzhou, China

    Vivienne Tam is a fashion designer based in New York City. She was born in Guangzhou, China, and moved to Hong Kong at the age of three. She attended the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Tam's...  more
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    BirthplaceSingapore

    Vivian Balakrishnan (Tamil: விவியன் பாலகிருஷ்ணன்; born 25 January 1961), , is the Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs and a member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP). He is also the...  more
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    Vivian Martin

    1893-07-22

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Sparta

    Vivian Martin (July 22, 1893 – March 16, 1987) was an American stage and silent film actress....  more
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