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The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

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Vote for your favorite DWTS Season 28 contestants here! This list includes all of the Dancing with the Stars main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these Dancing with the Stars stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from Dancing with the Stars focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on Dancing with the Stars that are on here as well.

This list features items like Julianne Hough and Erin Andrews

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1
Bindi Irwin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Dirtgirlworld, The Crocodile Hunter Diaries, Crocodile Hunter Diaries

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 21 (Winner)

2
Jodie Sweetin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Full House, Pants-Off Dance-Off, Fuse Get Malled Tour

Partner: Keo Motsepe

Season: 22

Eliminated: Week 7

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3
Lea Thompson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Switched at Birth, Ringer, Caroline in the City

Partner: Artem Chigvintsev

Season: 19

Eliminated: Week 8

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4
Marla Maples is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Secret Talents of the Stars, The Ex-Wives Club

Partner: Tony Dovolani

Season: 22

Eliminated: Week 3

5
Nancy Kerrigan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Skating with Celebrities

Partner: Artem Chigvintsev

Season: 24

Eliminated: Week 6

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6
Wynonna Judd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Partner: Tony Dovolani

Season: 16

Eliminated: Week 1

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7
Heather Elizabeth Morris... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Glee

Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Season: 24

Eliminated: Week 5

8
Jana Kramer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
One Tree Hill, Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis

Partner: Gleb Savchenko

Season: 23

Eliminated: Week 10

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9
Dorothy Hamill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Skating with Celebrities

Partner: Tristan MacManus

Season: 16

Eliminated: Withdrew

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10
Heather Mills is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Partner: Jonathan Roberts

Season: 4

Eliminated: Week 5

11
Katherine Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
The Week We Went To War, Popstar to Operastar

Partner: Mark Ballas

Season: 14 (Runner-up)

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12
Melissa Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Little House on the Prairie, Stand By Your Man, Sweet Justice

Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Season: 14

Eliminated: Week 8

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13
Susan Lucci is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Dallas, Fantasy Island, All My Children

Partner: Tony Dovolani

Season: 7

Eliminated: Week 7

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14
Warren Sapp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
NFL Total Access

Partner: Kym Johnson

Season: 7 (Runner-up)

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15
William Levy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Acorralada, Always on My Mind, Pasión

Partner: Cheryl Burke

Season: 14 (Third place)

16
James Hinchcliffe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
James Hinchcliffe

Partner: Sharna Burgess

Season: 23 (Runner-up)

17
Vanessa Lachey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Vanessa Lachey

Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Season: 25

Eliminated: Week 6

18
Kellie Pickler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 16 (Winner)

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19
Zendaya is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Shake It Up

Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Season: 16 (Runner-up)

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20
Jennifer Grey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
It's Like, You Know...

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 11 (Winner)

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21
Antonio Sabàto, J... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
The Bold and the Beautiful, Earth 2, My Antonio

Partner: Cheryl Burke

Season: 19

Eliminated: Week 6

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22
Billy Dee Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Double Dare, The Jacksons: An American Dream, General Hospital: Night Shift

Partner: Emma Slater

Season: 18

Eliminated: Withdrew

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23
Candace Cameron-Bure is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Full House, Make It Or Break It

Partner: Mark Ballas

Season: 18 (Third place)

 

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24
Chaka Khan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Celebrity Duets, 100 Greatest Songs of the '80s

Partner: Keo Motsepe

Season: 21

Eliminated: Week 1

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25
Charo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Hollywood Squares, Chico and the Man, The Surreal Life

Partner: Keo Motsepe

Season: 24

Eliminated: Week 2

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