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List of Famous Activists

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List of famous activists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top activists in the world? This includes the most prominent activists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable activists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic activists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned activists.

Items on this list include Bill Cosby and Jenny McCarthy.

From reputable, prominent, and well known activists to the lesser known activists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the activist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous activists ever?" and "What are the names of famous activists?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
  • Pamela Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Activists

    Pamela Anderson

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  • Jenny McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Activists

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  • Heather Graham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Activists
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  • Russell Brand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Activists
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  • Alicia Silverstone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Activists
    Alicia Silverstone (; born October 4, 1976) is an American actress. She made her film debut in... more on Wikipedia
  • Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Activists
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  • Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Activists
    Jane Seymour Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an American actress, political activist and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brigitte Bardot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Activists
    Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (French: [bʁiʒit baʁdo]; born 28 September 1934), often referred to... more on Wikipedia
  • Kelly Hu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Activists
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  • Pierce Brosnan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Activists
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  • Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Activists
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  • Susan Sarandon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Activists
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  • Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Activists
    Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film... more on Wikipedia
  • John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Activists
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  • Gillian Anderson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Activists
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  • Daryl Hannah is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Activists
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  • Robert Redford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Activists
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  • Bono is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Activists
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  • Shirley MacLaine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Activists
    Shirley MacLaine (born Shirley MacLean Beaty; April 24, 1934) is an American film, television,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lucy Lawless is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Activists
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  • Mary Tyler Moore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Activists
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  • Cybill Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Activists
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  • River Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Activists
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  • Martin Sheen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Activists
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  • Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Activists
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