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

List ranges from Kristen Bell to Robert De Niro and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known political activists to the lesser known political activists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the political activist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous political activists ever?" and "What are the names of famous political activists?" then you're in the right place. (209 items)

Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Kristen Anne Bell is an American actress and singer. In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. She gained critical acclaim as the title character on ...more

Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Jane Fonda is an American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model and fitness guru. She is a two-time Academy Award winner. In 2014, she was the recipient of the American Film ...more

Ashley Judd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Ashley Judd is an American actress and political activist. She grew up in a family of successful performing artists as the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the sister of Wynonna ...more

Susan Sarandon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Susan Abigail Sarandon is an American actress. She is an Academy Award and BAFTA Award winner who is also known for her social and political activism for a variety of liberal causes. She was ...more

Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, comedienne, political activist, writer, producer, and television host. Although Goldberg made her film debut in the avant-garde ensemble film Citizen: I'm ...more

Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Vincent Anthony "Vince" Vaughn is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and activist. Vaughn began acting in the late 1980s, appearing in minor television roles before attaining ...more

Richard Gere is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Richard Tiffany Gere is an American actor and activist. He began acting in the 1970s, playing a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar and a starring role in Days of Heaven. He came to ...more

Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Robert De Niro is an American actor and film producer who has starred in over 90 films. His first major film roles were in the sports drama Bang the Drum Slowly and the Martin Scorsese-directed ...more

Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Benjamin Franklin FRS was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, ...more

Charlie Korsmo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Charles Randolph "Charlie" Korsmo is an American former child actor turned lawyer.

Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Edward "Ed" Asner is an American film, television, and stage actor, voice actor, and a former president of the Screen Actors Guild. He is primarily known for his Emmy Award-winning ...more

Janeane Garofalo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Janeane Garofalo is an American film actress, stand-up comedian, liberal political activist, and writer. Garofalo began her career as a stand-up comedian and became a cast member on the Ben ...more

Charlton Heston is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Charlton Heston was an American actor and political activist. As a Hollywood star he appeared in 100 films over the course of 60 years. He played the leading role in The Ten Commandments; Touch ...more

Noam Chomsky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator, social justice activist, and anarcho-syndicalist advocate. Sometimes described as ...more

Harry Belafonte is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Harry Belafonte is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist. One of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso" ...more

Rob Reiner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Robert "Rob" Reiner is an American actor, director, producer, and activist. As an actor, Reiner first came to national prominence with the role of Michael Stivic, son-in-law of Archie ...more

Ralph Nader is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Ralph Nader is an American political activist of Lebanese origin, as well as an author, lecturer, and attorney. Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer protection, humanitarianism, ...more

Vanessa Redgrave is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Vanessa Redgrave, CBE is an English actress of stage, screen and television, as well as a political activist. She is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee, and received the 2010 BAFTA ...more

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Nadezhda Andreyevna Tolokonnikova, nicknamed "Nadya Tolokno", is a Russian conceptual artist and political activist. She is a member of the anti-Putinist punk rock group Pussy Riot, ...more

Ron Silver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Ronald Arthur "Ron" Silver was an American actor, director, producer, radio host and political activist.

Aaron Russo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Aaron Russo was an American entertainment businessman, film producer and director, and political activist. He was best known for producing such movies as Trading Places, Wise Guys, and The Rose. ...more

Eldridge Cleaver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Leroy Eldridge Cleaver, better known as Eldridge Cleaver, was an American writer, and political activist, who became an early leader of the Black Panther Party. His 1968 book Soul On Ice is a ...more

Morgan Spurlock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Morgan Valentine Spurlock is an American documentary filmmaker, humorist, television producer, screenwriter, and political activist, best known for the documentary films Super Size Me, Where In ...more

Bonnie Raitt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Bonnie Lynn Raitt is an American blues singer-songwriter and slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, ...more

Markos Moulitsas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, often known by his username and former military nickname "Kos", is the founder and publisher of Daily Kos, a blog focusing on liberal and Democratic ...more

Angela Davis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Angela Yvonne Davis is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, ...more

Norman Lear is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Norman Milton Lear is an American television writer and producer who produced such 1970s sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Maude. ...more

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (born 29 October 1938) is the 24th and current President of Liberia. She served as Minister of Finance under President William Tolbert from 1979 until the 1980 coup ...more

Václav Havel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Václav Havel was a Czech writer, philosopher, dissident, and statesman. From 1989 to 1992, he served as the first democratically elected president of Czechoslovakia in 41 years. He then ...more

David H. Koch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He joined the family business Koch Industries, a conglomerate that is the ...more

Harold Pinter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Harold Pinter, CH, CBE was a Nobel Prize-winning English playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than ...more

Bob Geldof is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Bob Geldof is a musician, actor and political activist.

Wangari Maathai is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Wangari Muta Maathai was a Kenyan environmental and political activist. She was educated in the United States at Mount St. Scholastica and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the University ...more

Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Annie Lennox, OBE, born Ann Lennox, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. After achieving moderate success in the late 1970s as part of the new wave band The ...more

Jackson Browne is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Clyde Jackson Browne is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 18 million albums in the United States. Coming to prominence in the 1970s, Browne has written and recorded ...more

Chuck D is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, better known by his stage name Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer. He helped create politically and socially conscious rap music in the mid-1980s as ...more

Armstrong Williams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Armstrong Williams is an American political commentator, entrepreneur, author of a nationally syndicated conservative newspaper column, and host of a daily radio show and a nationally syndicated ...more

Tom Hayden is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Thomas Emmet Hayden, known as Tom Hayden, is an American social and political activist, author, and politician, who is director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center in Culver City, ...more

Upton Sinclair, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr., was an American author who wrote nearly 100 books across a number of genres. He achieved popularity in the first half of the twentieth century, acquiring particular ...more

Michale Graves is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Michael Emanuel, better known by his stage name Michale Graves, is an American singer and songwriter. He is most well known as the lead singer for the 1990s re-incarnation of The Misfits from ...more

Lawrence Lessig is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Lawrence "Larry" Lessig is an American academic and political activist. He is a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark, and radio frequency spectrum, ...more

Huey P. Newton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Huey Percy Newton was an African-American political activist and revolutionary, who along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. Newton had a long series of confrontations ...more

Dashiell Hammett is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Samuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam ...more

Elie Wiesel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel KBE is a Jewish-American professor and political activist. He is the author of 57 books, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the ...more

Stephen Stills is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Stephen Arthur Stills is an American musician and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash. He performed on a professional level in ...more

Elayne Boosler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Elayne Boosler is an American comedian and advocate for animal rescue. Boosler was born into a Jewish family and raised in Brooklyn. She was the youngest child and only daughter of her father, a ...more

Ruth Warrick is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Ruth Elizabeth Warrick, DM, was an American singer, actress and political activist, best known for her role as Phoebe Tyler Wallingford on All My Children, which she played regularly from 1970 ...more

Michael Lerner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Michael Lerner appeared in the Young, Jewish, and Left documentary film.

Ricky Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Eric Tomlinson, known by his stage name Ricky Tomlinson, is an English actor, comedian, author and activist best known for his roles as Bobby Grant in Brookside, DCI Charlie Wise in Cracker and ...more

Meir Kahane is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
Meir David Kahane was a controversial American-Israeli rabbi, ultra-Zionist political figure, and writer, whose work became either the direct or indirect foundation of most modern Jewish ...more