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Who Is The Most Famous Penny In The World?

Updated February 8, 2021 307 votes 26 voters 13.7k views33 items

List RulesVote up all of the Pennys you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Penny can you think of? The famous Pennys below have many different professions, including notable actors named Penny, famous authors named Penny, and even musicians named Penny.

Penny Marshall is certainly one of the most famous Pennys on this list. One of the filmmakers named Penny, she started her career as an actress appearing in the classic sitcom Laverne & Shirley. She went onto direct such films as Big, Awakenings, and A League of Their Own.

Another of the famous people with the first name Penny is Penny Hardaway. He is a former basketball player who now serves as the coach of the AAC team, the Memphis Tigers. As a player he was a four-time NBA All-Star.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Penny? Just add them to the list!

  • 1

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Carole Penny Marshall (October 15, 1943 – December 17, 2018) was an American actress, director, and producer. She came to notice in the 1970s for her role as Laverne DeFazio on the television sitcom...  more

    #216 of 391 The 100+ Funniest People Of All Time#32 of 120 The Best Comedy Directors in Film History#120 of 732 The Greatest Directors In Movie History

  • 2

    BirthplaceEastwood, United Kingdom

    Penelope Jane Smith (born 21 September 1958) is an English television presenter, newsreader and radio presenter. She has presented for Sky News, GMTV, Classic FM, BBC Radio London, and is the current...  more
  • 3

    BirthplaceChelmsford, England

    Penny, Lady Stewart (née Lancaster; born 15 March 1971), is an English model, photographer and TV personality. She is best known for being married to rock singer Sir Rod Stewart. In 2014, she joined...  more
  • 4

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Penny Singleton (born Marianna Dorothy Agnes Letitia McNulty, September 15, 1908 – November 12, 2003) was an American actress. During her 60-year career, Singleton appeared as the comic-strip heroine...  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia

    Penny Downie (born 1954) is an Australian actress, noted for her appearances on British television....  more
  • 6

    BirthplaceChicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America, United States

    Penny Sue Pritzker (born May 2, 1959) is an American billionaire businesswoman, entrepreneur, and civic leader. President Barack Obama nominated Pritzker as United States Secretary of Commerce. After...  more
  • 7

    BirthplaceDurham, North Carolina, USA

    Penelope Ann "Penny" Fuller (born July 21, 1940) is an American actress. She received two Tony Award nominations for her performances on Broadway stage: for Applause (1970), and The Dinner Party...  more
  • 8

    BirthplaceCincinnati, OH

    Penny Tration (born Tony Cody) is a drag queen best known for competing on Season 5 of RuPaul's Drag Race....  more
  • 9

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    Anfernee Deon "Penny" Hardaway (born July 18, 1971) is an American college basketball coach for the Memphis Tigers and a former professional player. Hardaway played in the National Basketball...  more

    #60 of 289 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#1 of 46 The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time#46 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

  • 10

    BirthplaceNorthwood, London, England, London

    Jeremy John Ratter (born 8 June 1943), better known as Penny "Lapsang" Rimbaud, is a writer, poet, philosopher, painter, musician and activist. He was a member of the performance art groups EXIT and...  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, USA

    Penny Johnson Jerald (born March 14, 1961) is an American actress. She played Beverly Barnes on the HBO comedy series The Larry Sanders Show, Kasidy Yates on the syndicated science fiction series...  more
  • 12

    BirthplacePreston, United Kingdom

    Penelope "Penny" Halsall (née Jones; 24 November 1946 – 31 December 2011) was a best-selling and prolific English writer of over 200 romance novels. She started writing regency romances as Caroline...  more
  • 13

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Penelope Jane 'Penny' Taylor (born 24 May 1981) is an Australian retired professional basketball player who is now an assistant coach of the Phoenix Mercury. During her 19-year career, Taylor spent...  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceKota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    Penelope Ying-Yen Wong (born 5 November 1968) is an Australian Labor Party politician serving as Leader of the Opposition in the Senate since 2013, and has served Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs...  more
  • 15

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Penny Woolcock (born 1 January 1950) is a British filmmaker, opera director, and screenwriter....  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Penny Arcade (born Susana Carmen Ventura, July 15, 1950), is an American performance artist, actress, and playwright based in New York City....  more
  • 17

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Penny Bae Bridges (born July 29, 1990) is an American actress. Her television work has included roles in For Your Love, Family Law, Boy Meets World and The Parent 'Hood. She is best known for her...  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    Penny Baker (born October 5, 1965) is an American model and actress. After being interviewed in Chicago, she was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month for January 1984, the 30th Anniversary...  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Mary Ann Kostecki (August 11, 1934 – May 12, 2008), better known by her ring name Penny Banner, was an American professional wrestler.Best known for her time spent in the American Wrestling...  more
  • 20
    Penny Broadhurst (born 21 October 1980 in Harrogate, Yorkshire), was a British pop singer, songwriter, writer and former spoken word artist from the north of England. She listed Kate Bush, Doctor...  more
  • 21
    Penny Lernoux (January 6, 1940 – October 9, 1989) was an American educator, author, and journalist. She wrote critically of United States government and Papacy policy toward Latin America....  more
  • 22
    Penny Mallory Is a keynote speaker and performance coach, and a former British Rally Championship driver.Mallory became National Ladies Champion Rally Driver in 1993. Prior to that, she was a graphic...  more
  • 23

    BirthplaceTorquay, United Kingdom

    Penelope Mary Mordaunt (; born 4 March 1973) is a British politician who served as Secretary of State for Defence from May to July 2019. A member of the Conservative Party, she has been the Member of...  more
  • 24

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Penelope Theresa "Penny" Pitou (born October 8, 1938) is a former United States Olympic alpine skier, who in 1960 became the first American skier to win a medal in the Olympic downhill event. In...  more
  • 25

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Penny Priddy (born March 5, 1944 in Toronto, Ontario) is a politician from British Columbia, Canada. Priddy is the only woman in Canadian history to be elected to school board, city council, a...  more
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