Famous People Born In Essex

Vote for Your Favourite People Born In Essex

Right IconThis ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

 1 
Rebecca Hall
(Actress)
Rebecca Hall
40
Birthdate: May 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 2 
Victoria Beckham
(English Fashion Designer, Singer and Member of the Girl Group the ‘Spice Girls’)
Victoria Beckham
60
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries

An internationally recognized fashion designer and style icon, Victoria Beckham is widely regarded as one of the most powerful women in the UK. She was appointed an OBE for services to the fashion industry in the 2017 New Year Honours. Also a popular singer, she was part of the best-selling female group of all time, Spice Girls.

 3 
Jamie Oliver
(British Restaurateur and Cookbook Author)
Jamie Oliver
37
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: May 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini

Jamie Oliver is an English restaurateur and chef who gained international recognition after appearing on popular TV shows, such as Jamie's Kitchen and The Naked Chef. In 2005, his Feed Me Better campaign helped introduce several children to healthier foods. He also established a charity restaurant called Fifteen, which employs disadvantaged young people.

 4 
Nathalie Emmanuel
(Actress)
Nathalie Emmanuel
23
Birthdate: March 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 5 
Michelle Dockery
(Actress)
Michelle Dockery
16
Birthdate: December 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 6 
Anne-Marie
(Singer-songwriter)
Anne-Marie
31
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
 7 
Ian Holm
(British Actor Best Known for His Role in the Film 'Chariots on Fire')
Ian Holm
8
Birthdate: September 12, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 19, 2020
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 8 
Richard Osman
(Television Presenter)
Richard Osman
13
Birthdate: November 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Richard Osman is an English writer, television presenter, comedian, and producer. He is credited with creating the popular British TV quiz show Pointless. He is also renowned for his work as creative director of the famous TV production company Endemol UK. Also an influential writer, Richard Osman's novel The Thursday Murder Club is expected to be adapted into a film.

 9 
Jimmy Greaves
(British Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Jimmy Greaves
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 19, 2021
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 10 
Lara Pulver
(Actress)
Lara Pulver
7
Birthdate: September 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 11 
Kara Tointon
(Actress)
Kara Tointon
2
Birthdate: August 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 12 
Sophia Grace Brownlee
(Pop Singer, TV Personality, YouTuber)
Sophia Grace Brownlee
26
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 18, 2003
Sun Sign: Aries
 13 
Josh Barnett
(He is known for his work on Jungle Run (1999))
Josh Barnett
1
Birthdate: February 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 14 
Vince Clarke
(English Synth-Pop Musician and Songwriter)
Vince Clarke
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
 15 
Matthew Hussey
(British Dating Coach, YouTuber, Author, and Host)
Matthew Hussey
6
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: June 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini

British life/dating coach and YouTuber Matthew Hussey is also a self-help author who has penned the New York Times best-seller Get the Guy. He also made headlines for his relationship with Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello. He also offers online tutorials, has hosted his own radio show, and has appeared on several TV shows.

 16 
Joe Thomas
(Football player)
Joe Thomas
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 17 
Jamie Cullum
(He has recorded eight studio albums, three compilation albums, one live album and twenty-four singles)
Jamie Cullum
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 18 
Hazel Keech
(Actress, Model & Wife of Cricketer Yuvraj Singh)
Hazel Keech
9
Birthdate: February 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
British−Mauritian actor and model Hazel Keech began her career touring with the team of Bombay Dreams. She later earned several modeling assignments in Mumbai and appeared in films such as Bodyguard and shows such as Bigg Boss 7. She is married to Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh.
 19 
Frankie Bridge
(Singer)
Frankie Bridge
10
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 20 
Joan Sims
(Actress)
Joan Sims
4
Birthdate: May 9, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 27, 2001
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 21 
David Gandy
(Model)
David Gandy
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 22 
Jack Lowden
(Actor)
Jack Lowden
5
Birthdate: June 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
 23 
Rita Simons
(Actress)
Rita Simons
5
Birthdate: March 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 24 
Juliet Stevenson
(Actress)
Juliet Stevenson
3
Birthdate: October 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 25 
Hannah Tointon
(British Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Katy Fox’ in the TV Soap Opera ‘Hollyoaks’)
Hannah Tointon
3
Birthdate: December 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Hannah Tointon, sister of actor Kara Tointon, is best known as Katy Fox from the soap Hollyoaks, which won her a British Soap Award, and as Tara Brown from the sitcom The Inbetweeners. She has also appeared in significant roles in the series Kerching!, Dream Team, and Mr. Selfridge.

 26 
Graham Gooch
(Former English First-Class Cricketer and One of the Most Successful International Batsmen of His Generation)
Graham Gooch
0
Birthdate: July 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 27 
Alex Jennings
(Actor)
Alex Jennings
4
Birthdate: May 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 28 
Sarah Miles
(Actress)
Sarah Miles
1
Birthdate: December 31, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 29 
Dermot O'Leary
(Radio personality, DJ)
Dermot O'Leary
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 30 
Sean Maguire
(Actor)
Sean Maguire
2
Birthdate: April 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 31 
Daniel Mays
3
Birthdate: March 31, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Daniel Mays has appeared in several movies such as The Bank Job, Nanny McPhee Returns, and Atonement. Fans loved him in his BAFTA-nominated role of Sergeant Danny Waldron in the series Line of Duty. He has also been seen as Samuel Pepys in the miniseries The Great Fire.
 32 
Nick Berry
(Actor)
Nick Berry
0
Birthdate: April 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 33 
Dougie Poynter
(English Musician, Songwriter and Fashion Model)
Dougie Poynter
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 34 
Jenny Powell
(TV Presenters)
Jenny Powell
2
Birthdate: April 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 35 
Richard Madeley
(TV Presenters)
Richard Madeley
2
Birthdate: May 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 36 
Jack Straw
(British Politician Who Served as Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary Under Prime Minister Tony Blair)
Jack Straw
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo

Jack Straw is an English politician who served in the Cabinet under the governments of Gordon Brown and Tony Blair. From 1997 to 2001, he served as the Home Secretary. From 2001 to 2006, Straw served as the Foreign Secretary. Straw is one of three people to have served continuously in Cabinet during the Labour governments between 1997 and 2010.

 37 
Alex Gaskarth
(Rock Singer)
Alex Gaskarth
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 38 
Sally Gunnell
(British Former Track and Field Athlete)
Sally Gunnell
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 39 
Neil Innes
(Comedic Performer Known for Helping to Create the Avant-Garde Comedy Musical Group 'Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah' Band)
Neil Innes
0
Birthdate: December 9, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 29, 2019

The son of a British Army officer, comedian and musician Neil Innes had begun training in the piano and the guitar since childhood. Part of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah band, he wrote the hit single I’m the Urban Spaceman. He is also remembered for his collaboration with the Monty Python team.

 40 
TomSka
(British Content Creator, Vlogger, Filmmaker, and Actor)
TomSka
4
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: June 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer

TomSka is a British content creator, vlogger, filmmaker, and actor. He is best known for writing, producing, directing, and starring in his animated web-series and live-action sketch comedy YouTube videos. TomSka is also credited with creating short films for Comedy Central. In 2012, he established a media production company called TurboPunch Ltd.

 41 
Fanny Cradock
(English Restaurant Critic, Television Chef and Writer)
Fanny Cradock
2
Birthdate: February 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 27, 1994

Famous for dressing up in ballgowns and wearing heavy make-up while cooking up exotic dishes, celebrity chef Fanny Cradock initially co-wrote cookbooks and food columns with her husband Johnnie Cradock. She had married four times, and had committed bigamy twice. She was known for her signature husky voice and dramatic style.

 42 
Louisa Johnson
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 11, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 43 
Katie Jarvis
(Actress)
Katie Jarvis
1
Birthdate: June 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 44 
Jo Wood
(English Model, Television Personality and Entrepreneur)
Jo Wood
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
 45 
Mario Falcone
Mario Falcone
2
Birthdate: February 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
 46 
Warren Ellis
(British Comic Book Writer, Novelist and Screenwriter)
Warren Ellis
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Warren Ellis is a novelist, screenwriter, and comic-book writer. He is credited with co-creating many original comics series like Red, Transmetropolitan, and Global Frequency. Red was adapted into a couple of movies titled Red and Red 2. He has also written many Marvel series, including the six-issue story arc Extremis which formed the basis for the movie Iron Man 3.

 47 
Craig Campbell
(British Freestyle Bmx Rider)
Craig Campbell
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
 48 
Millicent Martin
(Actress)
Millicent Martin
3
Birthdate: June 8, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 49 
Rachel Elnaugh
(Entrepreneur who was one of the investors participating in the first two series of BBC Two's TV show Dragons' Den, founder of Red Letter Days)
Rachel Elnaugh
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 50 
Hazell Dean
(Singer)
Hazell Dean
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio