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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