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List of famous performers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top performers in the world? This includes the most prominent performers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable performers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic performers 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 performers.

Items on this list include Bette Midler and Townes Van Zandt.

From reputable, prominent, and well known performers to the lesser known performers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the performer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous performers ever?" and "What are the names of famous performers?" then you're in the right place. (278 items)

Courteney Cox is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Performers
Courteney Bass Cox is an American actress, producer, and director. She is best known for her roles as Monica Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends, Gale Weathers in the horror series Scream, and as ...more

Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Performers
Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She achieved recognition by starring in the Australia TV soap opera Neighbours, where she ...more

Boy George is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Performers
Boy George is a British singer-songwriter, who was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the late 1970s to the early 1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, ...more

Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Performers
Bette Midler, also known by her informal stage name The Divine Miss M, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer. In a career spanning almost half a century, Midler ...more

Joey Arias is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Performers
Joey Arias is a New York-based performance artist, cabaret singer, and drag artist.

Rebecca De Mornay is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Performers
Rebecca De Mornay is an American actress and producer. Her breakthrough film role came in 1983, when she played Lana in Risky Business alongside Tom Cruise. Her other notable film roles include ...more

Natalie Cole is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Performers
Natalie Maria Cole is an American singer, songwriter, and performer. The daughter of Nat King Cole, Cole rose to musical success in the mid-1970s as a R&B artist with the hits "This ...more

Angela Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Performers
Angela Faye Kinsey is an American actress. She is known for her role as the uptight accountant Angela Martin in the NBC television series The Office. Kinsey is currently a regular on the TBS ...more

Lindsey Stirling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Performers
Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer. She presents choreographed violin performances, both live and in music videos found on her YouTube channel, ...more

Tommy Tune is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Performers
Thomas James "Tommy" Tune is an American actor, dancer, singer, theatre director, producer, and choreographer. Over the course of his career, he has won nine Tony Awards and the ...more

Spalding Gray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Performers
Spalding Rockwell Gray was an American actor and writer. He is known for the autobiographical monologues that he wrote and performed for the theater in the 1980s and 1990s. Theater critics John ...more

Peaches is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Performers
Merrill Beth Nisker, better known by her stage name Peaches, is a Canadian electronic musician and performance artist who lives in Berlin, Germany. Her songs are noted for disregarding ...more

Marcia Wallace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Performers
Marcia Karen Wallace was an American actress, voice artist, comedian, and game show panelist, primarily known for her roles in television situation comedies. She is perhaps best known for her ...more

Donnie Yen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Performers
Donnie Yen, also known as Yen Ji-dan, is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director and producer, action choreographer, and world wushu tournament medalist. Yen is credited by many for ...more

John O'Hurley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Performers
John George O'Hurley is an American actor, voice actor, author and television personality. He is known for the role of J. Peterman on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld and was host of the game show Family ...more

Frank DeCaro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Performers
Frank DeCaro is an American writer, performer and talk radio host. The New York-born DeCaro is the author of The Dead Celebrity Cookbook: A Resurrection of Recipes From More Than 145 Stars of ...more

Marc Shaiman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Performers
Marc Shaiman is an Grammy, Emmy, Tony winning, and multi Oscar nominated American composer, lyricist, arranger and performer for films, television, and theatre. He is perhaps best known for ...more

Miranda July is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Performers
Miranda Jennifer July is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, author and artist. Her body of work includes film, fiction, monologue, digital media presentations, and live performance ...more

Carmit Bachar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Performers
Carmit Bachar is an American singer, dancer, model, actress and showgirl. She was a member of the successful pop/R&B group, the Pussycat Dolls and one of the main vocalists of the group, ...more

Mathieu Soucy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Performers
Mathieu Soucy is a professionnal drummer, composer and multi-instrumentist musician based in Quebec city. Drummer and percussionist for many bands and artists such as Quebec city rock ...more

Eve Ensler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Performers
Eve Ensler is an American playwright, performer, feminist, and activist, best known for her play The Vagina Monologues.

Jean Michel Jarre is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Performers
Jean Michel Jarre is a French composer, performer, and music producer. He is a pioneer in the electronic, ambient, and new-age genres, and known as an organiser of outdoor spectacles of his ...more

Ron Athey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Performers
Ron Athey is an actor.

Michael Kidd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Performers
Michael Kidd was an American film and stage choreographer, dancer and actor, whose career spanned five decades, and staged some of the leading Broadway and film musicals of the 1940s and 1950s. ...more

El Medico is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Performers
Reynier Casamayor Griñán, known as El Médico, is a Cuban musician and doctor who is, as of 2005 enjoying success in Spain as a composer and performer of reggaetón ...more

Billy Porter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Performers
Billy Porter is a Broadway performer, pop singer, film and television actor and vocal coach. He graduated from the Musical Theatre Program at Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School's ...more

Felix Silla is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Performers
Felix Anthony Silla, also credited as Felix Cilla, is an Italian-born American film and television actor and stuntman, best known for his role as the costumed character of "Cousin Itt" ...more

David Hoyle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Performers
David Hoyle is an English performance artist, avant-garde cabaret artist, singer, actor, comedian and film director. His performances are known to combine many disparate elements, from satirical ...more

Cliff Richard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Performers
Sir Cliff Richard OBE is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. He has been a resident for most of his life in the United Kingdom, but in 2010 confirmed that he is ...more

Roy Clark is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Performers
Roy Linwood Clark is an American country music musician and performer. He is best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1992. Roy Clark has been an ...more

Casey Nicholaw is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Performers
Casey Nicholaw is an American theatre director, choreographer and performer. He has been nominated for Tony Awards for directing and choreographing The Drowsy Chaperone, for choreographing Monty ...more

Richard Move is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Performers
Richard Move is a present-day choreographer, dancer, performing artist, director, and filmmaker. He is the Artistic Director of MoveOpolis! and Move- It! Productions. Move is well known ...more

Sherry Vine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Performers
Sherry Vine is an American actor, drag queen, and musician. Vine is the creator and host of She's Living for This, a variety series on here TV. Vine works primarily in New York City and Fire ...more

Luis Alfaro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Performers
Luis Alfaro is a renowned Chicano performance artist, writer, theater director, and social activist. His plays and fiction are set in Los Angeles's Chicano barrios, including the Pico Union ...more

Genesis P-Orridge is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Performers
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is an English singer-songwriter, musician, poet, performance artist, and occultist. P-Orridge rose to notability as founder of the COUM Transmissions artistic ...more

Krystal Summers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Performers
Krystal Summers is a film actress.

Brian Henson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Performers
Brian Henson is an American puppeteer, director, producer, and the chairman of The Jim Henson Company. The son of puppeteers Jim and Jane Henson, Brian was born in New York City.

Vaginal Davis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Performers
Vaginal Davis is an American intersex-born, genderqueer performing artist, painter, independent curator, composer, and writer. Davis' name is a homage to activist Angela Davis. Born and raised ...more

Justin Bond is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Performers
Justin Vivian Bond is an American singer-songwriter, author, painter, performance artist, occasional actor, drag queen, and Radical Faerie. Described as "the best cabaret artist of his ...more

Anthony Braxton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Performers
Anthony Braxton is an American composer and instrumentalist. Braxton has released well over 100 albums since the 1960s. Among the instruments he plays are the sopranino, soprano, C-melody, F ...more

Nancy Kwan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Performers
Nancy "Ka Shen" Kwan is a Hong Kong-born, biracial American actress, who played a pivotal role in the acceptance of actors of Asian ancestry in major Hollywood film roles. Widely ...more

Clint Crisher is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Performers
 Clint Crisher and his catalog of over 100 songs, provides popular material for the likes of XM Satellite Radio, ABC Radio Networks and nightclubs across the country. Clint is a prolific ...more

MeeK is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Performers
MeeK is a Franco-British Indie Pop songwriter born in Montmorency France on February the 16th, 1971. The choice of his stage name (always written with a capital "M" and a capital ...more

Juliet Prowse is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Performers
Juliet Anne Prowse was an Anglo-Indian dancer, whose four-decade career included stage, television and film. She was reared in South Africa, where her family emigrated after World War II.

Courtney Marit is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Performers
Courtney Marit is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Panama.

Stuart E. Hample is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Performers
Stuart E. Hample Stuart E. Hample, also known as Stoo Hample, was an American children's book author, performer, playwright and cartoonist who sometimes used the pseudonyms Joe Marthen and Turner Brown, Jr. He ...more

Kevin Clash is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Performers
Kevin Jeffrey Clash is an American puppeteer and voice actor whose characters included Elmo, Clifford, Benny Rabbit, and Hoots the Owl. Clash developed an interest in puppetry at an early age, ...more

Tehching Hsieh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Performers
Tehching Hsieh appeared in the Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry documentary film.

Walter Bobbie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Performers
Walter Bobbie is an American theatre director, choreographer, and occasional actor and dancer. Bobbie has directed both musicals and plays on Broadway and Off-Broadway, and was the Artistic ...more

Taylor Mead is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Performers
Taylor Mead was an American writer, actor and performer. Mead appeared in several of Andy Warhol's underground films filmed at Warhol's Factory, including Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of and ...more