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Kate Moss
(British Supermodel)
Kate Moss
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Kate Moss, one of the highest-paid supermodels of the 1990s, was one of the pioneers of the “heroin chic” trend. Featured on TIME 100, she was known for her collaboration with Calvin Klein and her size-zero figure. She owns a clothing range and is a fashion editor for British Vogue.

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Dan Stevens
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Birthdate: October 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra

English actor, Dan Stevens, first gained international fame with his portrayal in the ITV acclaimed period drama series Downton Abbey. The son of teacher parents, he developed an early interest in acting and became a member of the Footlights. Beginning his career in the mid-2000s, he didn’t take long to build a strong image in the entertainment field.

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Stormzy
(Rapper)
Stormzy
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Rapper and grime artist Stormzy gained fame with his freestyles as "Wicked Skengman." He is known for his chartbusting tracks Shut Up and Vossi Bop, the latter being his first number-one track in the U.K. His debut album became the first grime album to top the UK Albums Chart.
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Sue Perkins
(English Actress, Broadcaster and Comedian Known for Her Shows: ‘The Great British Bake Off’ and ‘Insert Name Here’)
Sue Perkins
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Birthdate: September 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Sue Perkins soared to fame as part of the comedy duo Mel and Sue, with Mel Giedroyc, and co-hosted The Great British Bake Off, with her. Sue has also hosted Insert Name Here and has also authored two autobiographical works. An LGBT icon, she is dating TV host Anna Richardson.
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David Lean
(English Film Director and Producer Who is Considered One of the Most Important Figures in British Cinema)
David Lean
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Birthdate: March 25, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 16, 1991

David Lean was an English film producer, director, editor, and screenwriter. He is best remembered for directing large-scale epics like The Bridge on the River Kwai, A Passage to India, and Lawrence of Arabia. David Lean is widely regarded as one of the most prominent figures in British cinema. He won many prestigious awards, including two Academy Awards.

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Peggy Ashcroft
(Actress)
Peggy Ashcroft
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Birthdate: December 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 14, 1991
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Susanna Reid
(Television Presenter)
Susanna Reid
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Birthdate: December 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Journalist and anchor Susanna Reid is best known for co-presenting BBC Breakfast. She also ended up as the runner-up on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013. She has appeared as the main host of shows such as Sunday Morning Live and Good Morning Britain, and is associated with Media Trust.

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Tana Ramsay
(English TV Broadcaster and Author of Cookery Books)
Tana Ramsay
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: December 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Tana Ramsay is an English author famous for writing many cookbooks. The wife of popular chef Gordon Ramsay, Tana has appeared on several cooking shows, including the American version of MasterChef. A multi-talented personality, Tana Ramsay has also competed in a British reality television series called Dancing on Ice, where she was eliminated in the fourth week.

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right-Back)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 26, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Edward Woodward
(Actor and Singer Known for His Role as ‘David Callan in the TV Series ‘Callan’)
Edward Woodward
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Birthdate: June 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 16, 2009

Edward Woodward was an English singer and actor. After starting his career as a stage actor, Woodward achieved popularity in 1967 when he started playing the title role in the popular television series Callan, for which he won the British Academy Television Award in 1970. In 1986, he won the Golden Globe Award for his performance in the movie The Equalizer.

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Rachel Khoo
(British Cook, Author and Broadcaster)
Rachel Khoo
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: August 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo

Renowned British cook Rachel Khoo was born to a Malaysian Chinese father and an Austrian mother. Trained at the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, she started her own restaurant at her small Belleville apartment. She later gained fame for her cookbook and her BBC series named The Little Paris Kitchen.

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Kirsty MacColl
(Singer-songwriter and producer who produced the song "Fairytale of New York" with The Pogues and who released pop hits like "They Don't Know.")
Kirsty MacColl
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 18, 2000
 13 
Roy Hodgson
(Former English Football Manager)
Roy Hodgson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Trevor Goddard
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Kano’ in the Martial Arts Action Film ‘Mortal Kombat’)
Trevor Goddard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 14, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 7, 2003

Apart from being an actor, best known for the film Mortal Kombat and the series JAG, Trevor Goddard had also been a talented light heavyweight boxer. He also played cricket and football in his youth. He died of an accidental drug overdose at age 40, in his North Hollywood home.

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Carlton Cole
(Association football player)
Carlton Cole
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Havelock Ellis
(Physician)
Havelock Ellis
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 2, 1859
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 8, 1939

Havelock Ellis co-wrote the first English textbook on homosexuality. Initially a teacher in Australia, he later moved to London to study medicine. His seven-part Studies in the Psychology of Sex is a first-of-its-kind study on human sexuality. He also believed in eugenics and the importance of smell in sexual behavior.

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Tracey Emin
(Artist, Painter)
Tracey Emin
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Birthdate: July 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer

Artist Tracey Emin is known for incorporating subjective elements in her artwork. She experiments with media such as drawing, sculpture, and installations. She made headlines with her controversial works such as Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995 and My Bed. She has also taught at the Royal Academy.

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Hubert Cecil Booth
(Engineer)
Hubert Cecil Booth
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 4, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 14, 1955

Civil engineer Hubert Cecil Booth had designed everything from Ferris wheels to bridges, but the product that he is most remembered for is the vacuum cleaner, which he invented to introduce a hygienic method of dust removal. He had also designed Navy ships. He rejected the knighthood offered to him.

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Lionel Atwill
(Actor)
Lionel Atwill
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Birthdate: March 1, 1885
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 22, 1946
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Tom Bennett
(British Actor Known for His TV Series  'The Hunt for Tony Blair', and  'Red Cap')
Tom Bennett
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Fergus Anderson
(British Professional Motorcycle Racer)
Fergus Anderson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 6, 1956
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Lawrence Okoye
(British Track and Field Athlete and Former American Football Defensive Tackle)
Lawrence Okoye
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra

British track and field athlete, Lawrence Okoye played rugby for his school before taking up discuss throw. She won gold medal at the 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships and thereafter competed in the 2012 London Olympics in the following year. Later, he concentrated on football, participating in the NLF, before returning to discuss throwing, securing first place at 2021 European Athletics Team Championships.

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Ashraf Sinclair
(Actor)
Ashraf Sinclair
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Birthdate: September 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 18, 2020
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Winston McKenzie
(British Political Activist and Politician)
Winston McKenzie
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
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Roberta Cowell
(British Racing Driver and Second World War Fighter Pilot)
Roberta Cowell
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 11, 2011
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Leon McKenzie
(British Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Leon McKenzie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Alison Carroll
(English Gymnast, Model and Actress)
Alison Carroll
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini

Alison Carroll is a British gymnast, actress, and model. She is best known for playing the popular video game character Lara Croft in Tomb Raider: Underworld from 2008 to 2010. A professional display gymnast, Alison Carroll has represented the UK in several competitions.

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Jamie Reid
(Graphic Designer)
Jamie Reid
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Tom Wright
(Architect)
Tom Wright
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 18, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Robert Dougall
(Ornithologist)
Robert Dougall
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 19, 1999
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Sean Scannell
(Football player - Winger)
Sean Scannell
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Liam Gordon
(Guyanese Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Liam Gordon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 15, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Rowan Liburd
(Football player - Forward)
Rowan Liburd
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong
(Grenadian Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Kieran Behan
(Irish Artistic Gymnast)
Kieran Behan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries

Apart from a botched tumor-removal operation at 10, Kieran Behan also faced brain damage following a gymnastics accident at 12. However, he overcame all the hurdles and became the second Irish gymnast to be part of the Olympics. He also has 3 Northern European Championship gold medals in his kitty.

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Bobby Bowry
(Football player Midfielder)
Bobby Bowry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Cornelius Macarthy
(British Actor and Singer)
Cornelius Macarthy
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Cynthia Cleese
(Actress)
Cynthia Cleese
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Birthdate: February 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Joseph Holbrooke
(Composer)
Joseph Holbrooke
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 5, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 5, 1958