Famous People Born On February 18th

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People born on February 18 have an intense streak in their personality and get angry in no time. This aspect of their personality can be a stumbling block in their life; hence, it's essential for them to contain and restrain their feelings. On the positive side, the argumentative characteristics of these individuals can help them in certain career options, such as that of a lawyer. They obey their hearts and do what they think is right.

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 1 
Dr. Dre
(Rapper, Record Producer & Entrepreneur)
Dr. Dre
45
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States

Rapper, record producer, and audio engineer, Dr. Dre, is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. He is credited with the popularization of  West Coast G-funk, a sub-genre of hip hop. After establishing himself in the music industry, he promoted the careers of many other rappers, including 2Pac and Snoop Dogg.

 2 
John Travolta
(Actor Best Known for His Performance in Films: 'Saturday Night Fever' & 'Pulp Fiction')
John Travolta
32
Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States

Actor John Travolta’s career has seen significant ups and down. Starting with minor roles, he shot to international fame with Saturday Night Fever and Grease. For the cultural icon of the 1970s, the 80s and early 90s were disappointing, but an impressive comeback with Tarantino's Pulp Fiction resurrected his career.

 3 
Gary Ridgway
(Serial Killer)
Gary Ridgway
64
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Nicknamed “the Green River Killer,” Gary Ridgway is a serial killer convicted of killing 49 women by driving them to remote locations, strangling them, and then disposing of their bodies in the Green River. DNA technology helped the police nab him. He had served in the Vietnam War earlier.
 4 
Vanna White
(Televion Personality)
Vanna White
20
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Conway, South Carolina, United States
Vanna White is best known for hosting the puzzle-board game show Wheel of Fortune since 1982. She holds the Guinness record for the most claps, after clapping over 3 million times over the show’s 30 seasons. She is fond of crochet and has her own line of yarn.
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Qin Shi Huang
(Emperor of the Qin Dynasty from 221 BC to 210 BC)
Qin Shi Huang
41
Birth Year: 0259
Birthplace: China
Died: 0210 AD

Qin Shi Huang is credited with founding the Qin dynasty, the first dynasty of Imperial China. He reigned as the first emperor of a unified China from 221 BC to 210 BC. Under his rule, the Chinese state expanded greatly and he also enacted major political and economic reforms. His life and work inspired several films like The Emperor's Shadow.

 6 
Yoko Ono
(Artist and Musician Who Was an Influential Practitioner of Conceptual & Performance Art)
Yoko Ono
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Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, peace activist, and singer-songwriter. She came into prominence after marrying John Lennon of the Beatles. She is widely criticized for her unquestionable influence over John Lennon and his music. She is also often blamed for the disbandment of The Beatles. Despite all these criticisms, Yoko Ono continues to go on her merry way.

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Park Shin-hye
(Actress)
Park Shin-hye
39
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea

Park Shin-hye is a popular and acclaimed South Korean actress, model, and singer. Regarded as one of the most successful actresses of her generation, Park Shin-hye became the first Korean star to model for Visa and the first Korean celebrity to serve as a global ambassador for jewelry brand Swarovski. She is also known for her involvement in charitable causes.

 8 
Enzo Ferrari
(Italian racing driver)
Enzo Ferrari
4
Birth Year: 1898
Birthplace: Turin
Died: August 14, 1988
Italian race-car driver Enzo Ferrari, also known as "il Commendatore" and "il Drake,” founded the motor-racing team Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix. He had also been part of the Italian army during World War I. He was posthumously inducted into the International Motorsports and the Automotive halls of fame.
 9 
Molly Ringwald
(Actress and Singer)
Molly Ringwald
14
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Roseville, California, United States
Molly Ringwald is best known for her award-winning portrayals in the movies Sixteen Candles, For Keeps, and The Breakfast Club. She is part of the “Brat Pack,” which stars mostly in coming-of-age/teenage movies. She has also appeared in the series Riverdale, released a jazz record, and translated a French book.
 10 
Toni Morrison
(Novelist)
Toni Morrison
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Birth Year: 1931
Birthplace: Lorain, Ohio
Died: August 5, 2019
Author, editor, and Princeton professor Toni Morrison is best remembered for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved, part of a trilogy. Some of her other notable works include The Bluest Eye and Song of Solomon. She received the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. She also wrote several children’s books and plays.
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Matt Dillon
(Best Known for His Role in the Movie 'Crash')
Matt Dillon
5
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, United States

Matt Dillon is an American actor whose performance in movies like My Bodyguard and Little Darlings established him as a teen idol during the early-1980s. In the early-1990s, he was regarded as one of the best young actors along with Sean Penn. In the 2000s, he shifted his attention towards direction and remains active as an actor and director.

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J-Hope
(Rapper)
J-Hope
43
Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Ilgok-dong, Gwangju, South Korea

J-Hope is a South Korean rapper, record producer, and songwriter. He gained international recognition as one of the members of the popular boy band BTS. Also a well-known philanthropist, J-Hope has donated 250 million Korean won to an organization called Child Fund Korea. His career and humanitarian efforts have made him an idol in Korea.

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Jack Palance
(American Actor Who Was Known for Playing Tough Guys and Villains)
Jack Palance
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Birth Year: 1919
Birthplace: Hazle Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 10, 2006

Jack Palance was an American actor known for playing villains and tough guys in the '50s and '60s. In 1992, he was made an inductee of the Western Performers Hall of Fame. It is widely believed that comic book artist Jack Kirby modeled Darkseid on Jack Palance. Jack Palance was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Cybill Lynne Shepherd
(Actress and Singer)
Cybill Lynne Shepherd
11
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Cybill Shepherd is best known for her roles in films such as The Heartbreak Kid, Taxi Driver, and Alice. Fans also loved her for her Golden Globe-winning portrayals of Madelyn 'Maddie' Hayes in the series Moonlighting and Cybill Sheridan in the sitcom Cybill. She is a follower of goddess-worshipping Paganism.
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Mary I of England
(Former Queen of England & Ireland (1553 - 1558))
Mary I of England
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Birth Year: 1516
Birthplace: Palace of Placentia, England
Died: November 17, 1558

Mary I, the queen of England from 1553-1558, is remembered as the ruler who sought to return England to the Catholic Church. She persecuted many Protestants and got nearly 300 of them burned at the stake. Most of them were common citizens. Many also died in prison and hundreds fled the country. This earned her the ignominious nickname ‘Bloody Mary’.

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Le’Veon Bell
(American Football Running Back)
Le’Veon Bell
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Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
NFL running back Le'Veon Bell currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. He has previously played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Jets. He is a three-time Pro Bowl and a two-time First-team All-Pro. He later experimented with music, under the pseudonym “Juice” and released an album.
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George Kennedy
4
Birth Year: 1925
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 28, 2016

George Kennedy was an American actor who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Dragline in the 1967 prison drama film, Cool Hand Luke. A multi-talented person, George Kennedy was also an aviator and writer; he owned a Beechcraft Bonanza as well as a Cessna 210 and wrote three books, including his autobiography titled Trust Me.

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John Hughes
(American Filmmaker Known for His Coming-Of-Age Teen Comedy Films with Honest Depictions of Suburban Teenage Life)
John Hughes
14
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States
Died: August 6, 2009

Largely known for popularizing the teen movie genre in the 1980s, John Hughes had dropped out of university to work as an ad copywriter and then a comedy writer. He soared to fame with his stories in National Lampoon magazine and then directed many films of the National Lampoon franchise.

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Lee Boyd Malvo
(American Serial Killer)
Lee Boyd Malvo
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Lee Boyd Malvo was involved in the Beltway sniper attacks of 2002, which killed 10 people and injured three in the Washington Metropolitan Area. He had befriended his accomplice in the act, John Allen Muhammad, as a juvenile. Malvo is currently serving multiple life sentences at a supermax prison.

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Roberto Baggio
(Italian Former Professional Football Player Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder or as a Forward)
Roberto Baggio
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Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Caldogno, Italy
Italian former footballer Roberto Baggio is the only Italian to score goals in three World Cups, in 1990, 1994, and 1998. He was the FIFA World Player of the Year in 1993. Nicknamed “The Divine Ponytail" for his peculiar hairstyle, he also became the Goodwill Ambassador of the UN’s FAO.
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Count Alessandro Volta
(Physicist, Chemist)
Count Alessandro Volta
0
Birth Year: 1745
Birthplace: Como, Duchy of Milan, Italy
Died: March 5, 1827
While Alessandro Volta was a count by birth and was supposed to become a lawyer or a priest, he became a scientist instead. His invention of the battery led to the SI unit of electric potential being named volt. He was also the first to isolate methane gas.
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Tracey Edmonds
(Businesswoman)
Tracey Edmonds
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Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Businesswoman and TV personality, Tracey Edmonds, is the CEO of Edmonds Entertainment Group Inc. Previously, she hosted the TV show Extra and has created and produced many TV, radio, and music projects. She won an Emmy Award for co-hosting Extra. Currently, she is a  member of the national board of directors for the Producers Guild of America.

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Audre Lorde
(American Poet Whose Poems Expressed Anger and Outrage at Civil and Social Injustices)
Audre Lorde
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Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: November 17, 1992

Author and poet Audre Lorde is remembered as a firebrand feminist and a champion for the LGBT community. Openly lesbian, she penned iconic volumes such as Cables to Rage and The Black Unicorn. She also recorded her 14-year struggle with cancer in The Cancer Journals and A Burst of Light.

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Malese Jow
(Actress)
Malese Jow
4
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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Jeremy Allen White
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Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York (state) New York, U.S.
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Ramakrishna Paramhamsa
(Spiritual & Religious Leader)
Ramakrishna Paramhamsa
9
Birth Year: 1836
Birthplace: Kamarpukur, West Bengal, India
Died: August 16, 1886

The widely revered Hindu religious leader and saint who had a large following was known for promoting the ancient Indian philosophy of Advaita Vedanta and Bhakti. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was a devotee of Goddess Kali who he worshipped as the universal mother. His marriage to Sharada Devi was never consummated. Swami Vivekanada was the most famous disciple of the Bengal-born mystic.

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Greta Scacchi
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Nola Johns’ in the TV Miniseries ‘Broken Trail’)
Greta Scacchi
19
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Greta Scacchi is best known for her Emmy-winning role in Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny. She also earned a BAFTA nomination for her role in Heat and Dust and an Emmy nomination for Broken Trail. She is also a seasoned theater actor and has worked toward prevention of overfishing.
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Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
(Founder of Gaudiya Vaishnavism)
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
10
Birth Year: 1484
Birthplace: Navadvipa, India
Died: June 14, 1534

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was a 15th-century Indian saint. Some of his disciples consider him to be the combined avatar of Radha and Krishna. His mode of worship characterized by ecstatic song and dance rituals had a deep influence on Vaishnavism in Bengal. He expounded Bhakti yoga and founded Gaudiya Vaishnavism. His birthday is celebrated as Gaura-Purnima by his disciples.  

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Kristoffer Polaha
(Actor and Author Known for His Roles In the TV Series: ‘North Shore’, ‘Life Unexpected’ and ‘Ringer’)
Kristoffer Polaha
4
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Reno, Nevada, United States

Kristoffer Polaha is an American actor known for playing important roles in TV series, such as North Shore, Life Unexpected, and Ringer. Also known for his work in feature films and short films, Kristoffer Polaha was honored with the Jury Award for Best Actor at the 2016 Seattle Shorts Film Festival for his portrayal of Jodie King in Frontman.

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Maria Altmann
(Art Collector)
Maria Altmann
5
Birth Year: 1916
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 7, 2011

Maria Altmann was an Austrian-American Jewish refugee who fled her home country fearing the Nazis. She is remembered for her successful legal campaign to reclaim Gustav Klimt's family-owned paintings from the Government of Austria, which were stolen during the Second World War by the Nazis. Her life and career inspired documentary films, novels, and feature films, including Woman in Gold.

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Miloš Forman
(Best Known for Directing the 1975 Psychological Comedy Drama Film 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest')
Miloš Forman
5
Birth Year: 1932
Birthplace: Čáslav, Czechia
Died: April 13, 2018

Miloš Forman was a Czech and American screenwriter, film director, actor, and professor. He is remembered for directing the 1975 psychological comedy drama film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which became the second film to receive all five major Oscars. During his career, Forman won two Oscars, a César Award, and three Golden Globe Awards among other prestigious awards.

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Nathan Aké
(Dutch Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Nathan Aké
5
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands

Nathan Aké is a Dutch football player who plays for the Netherlands national football team and Manchester City. In 2019, he helped his national team win the runner-up trophy at the UEFA Nations League. Nathan Aké was also part of the Manchester City Football Club that won the Premier League in 2021 and 2022.    

 33 
Prue Leith
(British-South African Restaurateur, Chef, Television Presenter, Journalist, Cookery Writer)
Prue Leith
10
Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: South Africa

British-South African chef and culinary expert Prue Leith had begun her career with a lunch-supplying business. She later launched her Michelin-starred restaurant Leith's in Notting Hill and a culinary school. Best known as a judge on The Great British Menu, she is also associated with various charitable initiatives.

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Jacqueline Toboni
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Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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Jillian Michaels
(Personal Trainer)
Jillian Michaels
4
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
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Kang So-ra
(South Korean Actress)
Kang So-ra
5
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Gangdong District, South Korea

Kang So-ra is a South Korean actress best known for her portrayal of Ha Chun-hwa in the 2011 comedy-drama film Sunny, for which she received awards at the Mnet 20's Choice Awards, Buil Film Awards, and Baeksang Arts Awards. She has also won other prestigious awards, such as an SBS Drama Award, MBC Entertainment Award, and MBC Drama Award.

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Bill Cullen
(Television personality)
Bill Cullen
2
Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 7, 1990
 38 
Penny Pax
(Adult Film Star)
Penny Pax
2
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
 39 
Juelz Santana
1
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
 40 
Hans Asperger
(Paediatrician)
Hans Asperger
3
Birth Year: 1906
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: October 21, 1980
Hans Asperger, who lent his name to Asperger’s syndrome, is remembered as a pioneer in autism research and was earlier believed to have saved children with disabilities from being killed by the Nazis. However, later evidence suggested he had sent two mentally disabled children for experiments under the Third Reich.
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Charles M. Schwab
(American Steel Magnate & Businessman)
Charles M. Schwab
23
Birth Year: 1862
Birthplace: Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 18, 1939
 42 
Mary Ure
(Stage actor, Film actor)
Mary Ure
2
Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: April 3, 1975
 43 
Allan Melvin
2
Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Died: January 17, 2008
 44 
Jimi Manuwa
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Jimi Manuwa
0
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
 45 
Gary Neville
(Football player)
Gary Neville
6
Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Bury, England
 46 
Nasir al-Din al-Tusi
4
Birth Year: 1201
Birthplace: Tous, Iran
Died: June 26, 1274

Persian polymath Nasir al-Din al-Tusi lost his jurist father in childhood and then went around as a scholar, learning subjects such as math and philosophy. He made invaluable contribution to astronomy and later served as a scientific advisor of the Mongols. One of his notable written works was Akhlaq-i Nasiri.

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Alessandra Mastronardi
(Actress known for her roles in the film To Rome with Love and the television series Master of None)
Alessandra Mastronardi
0
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
 48 
Kylie Rogers
(Child Actor)
Kylie Rogers
13
Birth Year: 2004
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
 49 
Louis Comfort Tiffany
2
Birth Year: 1848
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: January 17, 1933
 50 
Isabel Preysler
(Filipina Socialite, Television Host and Mother of Enrique Iglesias)
Isabel Preysler
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Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Isabel Preysler is a  Filipina socialite and TV host. As a teenager, she participated in beauty pageants and worked as a model. She later started working as a journalist. An elegant woman, she is considered a fashion icon. Her first husband was Julio Iglesias, a Spanish singer.  Enrique Iglesias and Julio Iglesias Jr. are her sons.

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on February 18th

Personality
People born on this day are friendly and sympathetic. They have a charming and persuasive personality. These people are humanitarian and charitable in nature. They have a healthy curiosity and are interested in many things. They have an optimistic and positive attitude towards life.

Health
People born on this day are generally healthy and have very few health issues. They generally have good lifestyle habits. They instinctively seem to understand what is good for them in nutrition and believe in exercising regularly. Their workouts could range from gym sessions to long walks to swimming.

Finance
Money is not of primary importance in the life of these individuals. They are more interested in making difference to the lives of others. They are prone to impulsive purchases and occasionally try to live above their means. They often have issues in balancing inflow and outflow of money.

Career
Peoples born on February 18 don't make abrupt career choices. They are very clear about their career choice from a very young age. Due to their strong humanitarian side, February 18 individuals often bring political awareness to their jobs. They have amazing style and love to live well but will by no means corrupt their values just to earn good money.

Relationships, Marriage and Children
February 18 individuals are sensitive and emotional. They are careful with their relationships and have reservations with intimacy. This hesitancy does not usually keep them from being charming, outgoing and flirtatious, neither does it stops their interest to look for a soul mate. They are ready to wait for the right person to catch their eye before spending too much time in a relationship. When they are in a relationship they intend to be the best partner. As parents, they are loving and supportive but can also be strict disciplinarians.

Lucky Colors: Red, Maroon, Scarlet
Lucky Numbers: 9, 18, 27, 36. 45, 54, 63, 72
Lucky Days (of the week): Saturday, Tuesday
Lucky Days (of the month): 2nd, 9th