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Who Is The Most Famous Turner In The World?

Updated March 4, 2021 652 votes 35 voters 16.8k views70 items

List RulesVote up everyone you recognize with the last name Turner.

How many celebrities with the last name Turner can you think of? The famous Turners below have many different professions, including notable actors with the last name Turner, famous musicians named Turner, and even athletes named Turner.

Tina Turner is certainly one of the most famous Turners on this list. One of the famous singers with the last name Turner, she started her career with The Ike & Tina Turner Revue before launching a successful solo career. “What's Love Got to Do with It,” “Private Dancer,” and “The Best” are among her biggest hits.

Another of the famous people with the last name Turner is Sophie Turner. She is an actress best known for playing Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones. She also plays Jean Grey/Phoenix in the X-Men films.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people with the last name Turner? Just add them to the list. Then be sure to vote up every celebrity with the surname Turner that you've heard of! 

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    Tina Turner


    BirthplaceNutbush, Tennessee, United States of America

    Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock, November 26, 1939) is an internationally recognized singer, songwriter, and actress. She is originally from the United States, and has been a Swiss citizen since...  more

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    Kathleen Turner


    BirthplaceSpringfield, Missouri, United States of America

    Mary Kathleen Turner (born June 19, 1954), better known as Kathleen Turner, is an American film and stage actress and director. Known for her distinctive husky voice, Turner has won two Golden Globe...  more

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    Alex Turner


    BirthplaceHigh Green, United Kingdom

    Alexander David Turner (born 6 January 1986) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is best known as the frontman and principal songwriter of the rock band Arctic Monkeys,...  more

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    Sophie Turner


    BirthplaceNorthampton, England

    Sophie Turner (born February 21, 1996) is an English actress. Turner is best known for her role as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones, which earned her a Young Artist...  more

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    Lana Turner


    BirthplaceWallace, Idaho, USA

    Lana Turner (; born Julia Jean Turner; February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995) was an American actress who worked in film, television, theater and radio. Over the course of her nearly 50-year career, she...  more

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    Aidan Turner


    BirthplaceClondalkin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

    Aidan Turner (born 19 June 1983) is an Irish actor. He played the roles of Kíli in the three-part fantasy film The Hobbit and Ross Poldark in the 2015–2019 BBC adaptation of The Poldark Novels by...  more

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    Ike Turner


    BirthplaceClarksdale, Mississippi, United States of America

    Izear Luster "Ike" Turner Jr. (November 5, 1931 – December 12, 2007) was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, talent scout, and record producer. An early pioneer of fifties rock...  more

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    Ted Turner


    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Robert Edward Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American media proprietor, producer, and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the Cable News Network (CNN), the first...  more

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    Janine Turner


    BirthplaceLincoln, Nebraska, USA

    Janine Turner (born Janine Loraine Gauntt; December 6, 1962) is an American actress best known for her roles as Maggie O'Connell in the television series Northern Exposure, as Jessie Deighan in the...  more
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    Joe Lynn Turner


    BirthplaceHackensack, New Jersey

    Joe Lynn Turner (born Joseph Arthur Mark Linquito, August 2, 1951) is an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer. He is known for his work in the hard rock bands Rainbow and Deep Purple....  more
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    Nat Turner



    Nat Turner (October 2, 1800 – November 11, 1831) was an enslaved African-American mystical preacher who led a two-day rebellion of both enslaved and free black people in Southampton County, Virginia,...  more
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    Bree Turner


    BirthplacePalo Alto, California, United States of America

    Bree Nicole Turner (born March 10, 1977) is an American dancer and actress; she is best known for her role as Rosalee on Grimm....  more
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    Aiden Turner


    BirthplaceWelwyn Garden City, England

    Aiden John Turner (born 2 April 1977) is a British actor and model, best known for his role as Aidan Devane on All My Children....  more
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    Ted Turner


    BirthplaceWest Midlands, Sheldon, West Midlands, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories

    David Alan "Ted" Turner (born 2 August 1950) is an English guitarist and vocalist best known for his work with the 1970s rock band Wishbone Ash, in which he was famed for his twin lead guitar...  more
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    Anthea Turner


    BirthplaceStoke-on-Trent, Stoke-upon-Trent, United Kingdom

    Anthea Millicent Turner (born 25 May 1960) is an English television presenter. She was a host of Blue Peter from 1992 until 1994, and of GMTV from 1994 until 1996....  more
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    Josh Turner


    BirthplaceHannah, South Carolina, United States of America

    Joshua Otis Turner (born November 20, 1977) is an American country and gospel singer and actor. In 2003, he signed to MCA Nashville Records. That same year, his debut album's title track, "Long Black...  more


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    Steve Turner


    BirthplaceUSA, Washington, Seattle

    Steven Neil Turner (born March 28, 1965) is an American guitarist, most famous for his work with Seattle band Mudhoney....  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Charles Frederick Turner (born 16 October 1943) is a Canadian rock bassist, vocalist and songwriter, and was a founding member of the 1970s rock band Bachman–Turner Overdrive (B.T.O.). He is...  more

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    Curtis Turner


    BirthplaceFloyd, Virginia

    Curtis Turner (April 12, 1924 – October 4, 1970) was an American stock car racer. In addition to his success in racing, he made a fortune, lost it, and remade it buying and selling timberlands. ...  more
  • 20

    Big Joe Turner


    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States of America

    Joseph Vernon "Big Joe" Turner Jr. (May 18, 1911 – November 24, 1985) was an American blues shouter from Kansas City, Missouri. According to songwriter Doc Pomus, "Rock and roll would have never...  more

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    Brad Turner (born June 22) is a Canadian film director, television director and photographer....  more
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    Nadia Turner


    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    Nadia Turner (born January 11, 1977 is an American singer, songwriter, actress and radio/television personality, best known as the eighth place finalist on the fourth season of American Idol. ...  more
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    Mark Turner


    BirthplaceFairborn, Ohio

    Mark Turner (born November 10, 1965) is an American jazz saxophonist....  more
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    Debbye Turner


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    Debbye Turner Bell (born September 19, 1965 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American TV anchor, veterinarian, talk show host, former beauty queen and winner of the 1990 Miss America pageant three days...  more
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    Aaron Turner


    BirthplaceSanta Fe, New Mexico

    Aaron Turner (born November 5, 1977) is an American musician, singer, graphic artist, and founder of label Hydra Head Records. He is most widely known for his role as guitarist and vocalist for the...  more
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