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List of Famous People with Lisps, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. A lisp is a speech impediment that effects the way an individual says words that contain the letters s,z,f,t and d. Most lisps are caused by incorrect tongue placement when speaking. Overbites and underbites can also cause an individual (and celebrities) to have a lisp. Lisps can be treated with speech therapy.

Who is the most famous person with a lisp? Actress Drew Barrymore tops our list. The “Big Miracle” actress has made her lisp into a charming character trait. Barrymore's way of speaking has made it easy for comedians to impersonate her as demonstrated to near perfection by “Saturday Night Live's” Kristen Wiig. Barbara Walters is another woman who is famous for her lisp.

Boxer Mike Tyson speaks in a high voice and has a lisp. His unique way of talking led him to get in fights as a child as Tyson who beat up anyone brave enough to make fum of him. By the age of 13, Tyson had already been arrest 38 times. Actors Sean Connery and Humphrey Bogart have a very unique way of pronouncing their “S's” leading them both to have a slight lisp.

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Drew Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Famous People with Lisps
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Drew Blyth Barrymore is an American actress, model, producer, director and author. She is a descendant of the Barrymore family of well-known American stage and cinema actors, and is a granddaughter of film legend John Barrymore. Barrymore first appeared in an advertisement when she was eleven months ...more

Age: 42

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, Contiguous United States, United States of America, Culver City, + more

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author, + more

Credits: Donnie Darko, Charlie's Angels, Scream, My Date with Drew

Also Ranked

#97 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#99 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#81 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#96 on The Best Living American Actresses

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Michael Phelps is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Famous People with Lisps
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Michael Fred Phelps II is an American competition swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals, Olympic gold medals in individual events, and Olympic medals in individual events for a male. In winning ...more

Age: 31

Birthplace: Towson, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Athlete, Swimmer

Credits: Watercolors, Richard III, Awaken the Dead, Pancho and Lefty

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#11 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#34 on The Athletes That Millennials Love the Most

#21 on Celebrities Whose Lives You Want

#1 on Overhyped Athletes Who Still Performed

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Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Famous People with Lisps
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Michael Gerard "Mike" Tyson is an American retired professional boxer. Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old. Tyson won his first 19 professional ...more

Age: 50

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Athlete, Professional Boxer

Credits: Tyson, The Hangover, The Hangover Part II, Rocky Balboa

Also Ranked

#12 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#9 on The Best Boxers of the 21st Century

#53 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#8 on The Celebrities You Most Want To See Play Survivor

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Barbara Walters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Famous People with Lisps
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Barbara Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author and television personality. She has hosted morning television shows Today and The View, the television news magazine 20/20, co-anchored the ABC Evening News, and was a contributor to ABC News. Walters first became known as a television ...more

Age: 87

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Talk show host, Journalist, Television producer, Screenwriter, Author, + more

Credits: 20/20, Today, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, Barbara Walters: 20 Years at ABC

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#38 on The Best Today Show Hosts

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