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Monica Bellucci
(Italian Actress, Model and the 'Oldest Bond Girl' in the History of the Franchise)
Monica Bellucci
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Listed In: Fashion
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Città di Castello, Italy

Monica Bellucci is one of the most popular actresses from Italy. Her popularity in the West helped her become the oldest woman to play a Bond girl in the history of the James Bond film franchise. Known for her hourglass figure, she has been regarded as a sex symbol and has appeared in lists like 100 Hottest Women of All-Time.

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Maddie Ziegler
(Actress, Dancer)
Maddie Ziegler
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Listed In: Fashion
Birth Year: 2002
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Maddie Ziegler owes her fame to the show Dance Moms and to Sia’s music videos Chandelier and Elastic Heart. Named one of Time’s 30 Most Influential Teens thrice, she has written a bestselling memoir, works for charities, has appeared in movies and on magazine covers, and owns a fashion line.

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Max Verstappen
(Belgian-Dutch Motorsports Racing Driver)
Max Verstappen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Hasselt, Flanders, Belgium

Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing competes under the Dutch flag in Formula One. He made his first entry at 2015 Australian Grand Prix. Son of former Formula One racing-driver Jos Verstappen, Max has emerged as the most successful Dutch driver who has scored most career points, won a Formula One World Championship in 2021 and achieved a pole position.  

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Lacey Chabert
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Claudia Salinger’ in the TV Series ‘Party of Five’)
Lacey Chabert
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Purvis, Mississippi, United States
Lacey Chabert initially gained fame as a child actor who played Claudia in Party of Five, a role that won her the YoungStar Award. Fans loved her in Mean Girls and The Lost Tree. She also voiced Eliza Thornberry in The Wild Thornberrys and has appeared in 18 Hallmark movies.
 5 
Rumi
(Persian Poet)
Rumi
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Listed In: Writers
Birth Year: 1207
Birthplace: Balkh, Afghanistan
Died: 1273

Rumi was a Persian poet and Sufi mystic whose spiritual legacy has been attracting praises for the past 800 years! Often described as the best-selling and most popular poet in the US, Rumi's poems are widely read today in many countries. His poetry has influenced the literary traditions of many languages, such as Pashto, Urdu, Chagatai, and Ottoman Turkish.

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Olivier Giroud
(French Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Olivier Giroud
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Chambéry, France

Olivier Giroud is a football player and a prominent member of the France national team. He played a key role in helping his team win the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Thanks to his popularity, Giroud has been a major media personality in France, with appearances in commercials for brands like Hugo Boss and Puma.

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Marion Cotillard
(French Actress Best Known for Her Films: 'La Vie en Rose' and 'Two Days, One Night')
Marion Cotillard
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Listed In: Activists
Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Paris, France
Marion Cotillard delivered an Academy Award-winning performance as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, becoming the first to win the award for a French-language film. She was appreciated for her iconic role of Joan of Arc on stage. She has promoted Lady Dior bags and Chanel No. 5 fragrance.
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Angie Dickinson
(Actress role in Gun the Man Down (1956) with James Arness and the Western film Rio Bravo (1959))
Angie Dickinson
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Birth Year: 1931
Birthplace: Kulm, North Dakota, United States
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T-Pain
(Rapper who Popularized Auto-Tune pitch Correction Effect)
T-Pain
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Listed In: Musicians
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Faheem Rasheed Najm, better known as T-Pain, shot to fame with the US Billboard 200-topping album Epiphany. The two-time Grammy-winning artist is known for his signature use of the auto-tune effect. He has delivered hit singles such as I'm on a Boat and has played minor roles in several films.
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Truman Capote
(Known for His Novella “Breakfast at Tiffany's” and Non-Fiction Novel “In Cold Blood”)
Truman Capote
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Listed In: Writers
Birth Year: 1924
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1984
Truman Capote is best known for his novella Breakfast at Tiffany's, which was made into a movie that starred Audrey Hepburn, and the non-fiction novel In Cold Blood. His short story Shut a Final Door won the O. Henry Award. He was a lifelong friend of author Harper Lee.
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Jenna Elfman
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Dharma’ on the ABC Sitcom ‘Dharma & Greg’)
Jenna Elfman
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Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Jenna Elfman is best known for her Golden Globe-winning performance as Dharma Montgomery in the series Dharma and Greg. She has also amazed audiences in the movie Keeping the Faith and the series Courting Alex, Accidentally on Purpose, and Fear the Walking Dead. She is a follower of Scientology.
 12 
Elie Wiesel
( Author, Holocaust Survivor, Political Activist and Winner of 1986 Nobel Peace Prize)
Elie Wiesel
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Listed In: Activists
Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: Sighetu Marmației, Romania
Died: 2016

Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Elie Wiesel is best remembered for his book Night, which relates his traumatic experience as a Jewish prisoner in the Nazi concentration camps. After surviving the Holocaust, he became a journalist and a human rights activist, and also helped in establishing the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Deborah Kerr
(British Actress Who was Known for Her Impeccable Grace and Beauty)
Deborah Kerr
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Birth Year: 1921
Birthplace: Helensburgh
Died: 2007

Deborah Kerr was a Scottish actress who holds the record for having the most Academy Award nominations under the Best Actress category without a win. However, she received an Academy Honorary Award in 1994 for her contribution to the entertainment industry. Deborah Kerr was made a CBE in 1998 and also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Bennet Omalu
(Forensic Pathologist Known for His Research in ‘Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy’ in American Football Players)
Bennet Omalu
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Listed In: Physicians
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Idemili South, Nigeria

Nigerian-American physician, forensic-pathologist and neuropathologist Bennet Omalu is most-noted for discovering chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in American football players. He was serving at Allegheny County coroner's office in Pittsburgh at that time. He presently serves as President and Medical Director of Bennet Omalu Pathology, chief medical examiner for San Joaquin County, and as professor at the University of California, Davis.

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Martina Hingis
(Swiss Former Professional Tennis Player)
Martina Hingis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Košice, Slovakia

Swiss tennis sensation Martina Hingis made waves when she won the Australian Open at age 16, becoming the youngest Grand Slam singles winner of the 20th century. The youngest world number 1, too, she was named after Martina Navratilova and was the daughter of a Czech tennis player and a tennis coach.

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Katrina Law
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Mira’ in the TV Series ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ and ‘Spartacus: Vengeance’)
Katrina Law
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Katrina Law is best known as Nyssa al Ghul from Arrow, Quinn Liu from Hawaii Five-0, and Mira from the first and second seasons of the series Spartacus. She had earlier been named Miss New Jersey Teen USA and has also acted in films such as Apparition and Lucky Numbers.
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Marc Bolan
(English singer-songwriter known for his acoustic guitar-based songs.)
Marc Bolan
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Listed In: Singers
Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1977

Marc Bolan was a British singer, songwriter, poet, musician, and record producer. Best remembered for his association with the rock band T. Rex, Bolan is often counted among the pioneers of the glam rock movement. Bolan is also credited with founding the band Tyrannosaurus Rex. In 2020, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Frankie Lymon
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Listed In: Singers
Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1968
Rock and roll/R&B singer/songwriter Frankie Lymon started his career as the lead singer of the group The Teenagers, known for hits such as Why Do Fools Fall in Love. Both his and his band’s popularity declined after he went solo. He was found dead of a heroin overdose at 25.
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Virgil Abloh
(Fashion designer)
Virgil Abloh
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Listed In: Business People
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, U.S.

Virgil Abloh is not just a designer but also a qualified architect. He has been a DJ, too. Apart from heading Louis Vuitton's menswear collection as its artistic director, he also became the first Black designer to lead a major fashion brand. He has also launched the luxury streetwear label Off-White.

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Buddy Rich
(Musician)
Buddy Rich
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Listed In: Musicians
Birth Year: 1917
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 1987
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Eric Stoltz
(American actor)
Eric Stoltz
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Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Whittier, California, United States
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Crystal Bernard
(Singer-songwriter)
Crystal Bernard
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Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Garland, Texas
Crystal Bernard is best known for her 7-year stint as Helen Chappell-Hackett in the sitcom Wings. Her first major breakthrough was as K.C. Cunningham in Happy Days. She also played Amy Tompkins in It's a Living. A talented singer-songwriter, too, she released the Billboard-charting hit Don't Touch Me There
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Johnny Mathis
(American Jazz and Pop Singer Best Known for His Hit 'Chances Are')
Johnny Mathis
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Listed In: Singers
Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Gilmer, Texas, United States

Johnny Mathis is an American singer and songwriter. Best known for his contribution to popular music, Mathis has been honored with many awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award. Johnny Mathis is also renowned for his philanthropic efforts; he has supported such organizations as the American Cancer Society and Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Cissy Houston
(Gospel Singers)
Cissy Houston
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Listed In: Singers
Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA
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Levi Miller
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Listed In: Fashion
Birth Year: 2002
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland

Levi Miller is an Australian model and actor known for his portrayal of Peter Pan in the 2015 American fantasy film, Pan. He also achieved widespread critical acclaim for his performance in the psychological horror film, Better Watch Out. Miller, who has been active since a young age, was named ambassador for the Ralph Lauren kids' fall campaign in 2015.

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Vanessa Guillén
(Soldier who was murdered on April 22, 2020, inside a Fort Hood, Texas)
Vanessa Guillén
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: United sates
Died: 2020
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Jack Wild
(Television actor, Film actor, Actor)
Jack Wild
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Listed In:
Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Royton
Died: 2006
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Ki Hong Lee
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Minho’ in the ‘Maze Runner’ Film Series)
Ki Hong Lee
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Known for his role in The Maze Runner films, Seoul-born Ki Hong Lee spent his early childhood in New Zealand before moving to Los Angeles. Though he initially wished to be a psychologist, he let his creative side take over and plunged into acting, while working part-time at a restaurant. 
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Barry Williams
(Actor)
Barry Williams
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Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
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Gladys Portugues
(American Former Professional Female Bodybuilder)
Gladys Portugues
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
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Marty Stuart
(Known for His Combination of Rockabilly, Country Rock, and Bluegrass Music Influences in His Songs)
Marty Stuart
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Listed In: Singers
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Mississippi, United States

Marty Stuart is an American bluegrass and country music singer, musician, and songwriter. Renowned for his combination of country rock, rockabilly, and bluegrass music style, Stuart has won five Grammy Awards so far. Marty Stuart is currently among the board members of the Country Music Foundation. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2020.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates
(Author and Journalist Known for His Non-Fiction Books: ‘The Beautiful Struggle’ and ‘Between the World and Me’)
Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Listed In: Writers
Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates gained international prominence while serving as the national correspondent at The Atlantic. His writings on socio-political issues related to African Americans and white supremacy garnered him much appreciation. He is a recipient of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Prize for Writing to Advance Social Justice. He also writes fiction and comics.

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Joo Won
(South Korean Actor)
Joo Won
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Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Hannam-dong, Seoul, South Korea

South Korean actor Joo Won is best known for his role in the TV drama series King of Baking, Kim Takgu. Interested in acting from a young age, he studied theater and arts at Sungkyunkwan University. He began his career by appearing in musicals. Soon, he started acting in TV shows and feature films as well.

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Tony Hale
(Actor)
Tony Hale
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Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: West Point, New York, USA
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Silas Weir Mitchell
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Héctor Lavoe
(Puerto Rican Singer)
Héctor Lavoe
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Listed In: Musicians
Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: Machuelo Abajo, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: 1993
 37 
Marilyn McCoo
(Singer)
Marilyn McCoo
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Listed In: Singers
Birth Year: 1943
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
 38 
Lewis Nixon
(Was a United States Army officer who, during World War II)
Lewis Nixon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birth Year: 1918
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1995
 39 
Amy Landecker
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Sarah Pfefferman’ in the TV Series ‘Transparent’)
Amy Landecker
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Amy Landecker, daughter of radio personality John Records Landecker, is best known as Sarah Pfefferman from the Amazon series Transparent. She is also known for her roles in the films A Serious Man and All Is Bright and has voiced Barbara Lake in the animated series Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia.
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Daniel Wu
(Flexible and distinctive leading actor in the Chinese language film industry)
Daniel Wu
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Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
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Barry Marshall
(Australian physician)
Barry Marshall
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Listed In: Physicians
Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

Nobel Prize-winning Australian physician Barry Marshall, along with his colleague Robin Warren, proved that gastric ulcers were caused by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori and not by spicy food and other causes as previously believed. Their research made it possible to cure such ulcers by treating the bacteria with antibiotics.

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Adam Jones
(Football player)
Adam Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Chantel Jeffries
(American Model, DJ, and YouTube Star)
Chantel Jeffries
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Listed In: Musicians
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: California, United States

American DJ, model, and YouTuber Chantel Jeffries was initially signed to Wilhemina Modeling and later began her DJ-ing career as Ceejay the DJ. Her debut single, Wait, was a Billboard-charting hit. She has also DJ-ed at events such as Coachella and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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Frank Rijkaard
(Dutch Former Football Player and Former Manager Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Frank Rijkaard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dutch footballer and former manager Franklin Rijkaard has represented clubs such as Ajax, Real Zaragoza, and A.C. Milan. He has also coached clubs such as Barcelona and Sparta Rotterdam and the Dutch and Saudi Arabian national teams. He has also earned the 2005-2006 UEFA Manager of the Year honor.
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Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul
(Actress)
Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul
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Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
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Ola Jordan
(British-Polish Model and Ballroom Dancer)
Ola Jordan
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Listed In: Dancers
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Nasielsk, Poland

Ola Jordan is a British-Polish model and ballroom dancer. She achieved popularity after appearing on the popular TV show Strictly Come Dancing, where she competed from 2006 to 2015. In 2018, Ola Jordan became a judge on the Polish version of the show.

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Kenley Jansen
(Baseball pitcher)
Kenley Jansen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Willemstad, Curaçao
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Equanimeous St. Brown
(American Football Wide Receiver)
Equanimeous St. Brown
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Placentia, California, United States
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Dominique Moceanu
(Retired American Gymnast Who Became the First American to Win the All-Around Gold Medal)
Dominique Moceanu
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Gymnast Dominique Moceanu was part of the Magnificent Seven, the women’s team that won the gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. After retiring, she has studied management and also penned a book. She also sued her father for misusing her earnings as a gymnast and won the case.

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Aida Garifullina
(Russian Opera Singer and Winner of the 2013 Operalia Competition)
Aida Garifullina
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Listed In: Singers
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Kazan, Russia

Aida Garifullina is a Russian lyric soprano. She gained mainstream popularity after winning the 2013 Operalia competition and has since been featured in many productions staged at the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, and the Wiener Staatsoper. She also performed at the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening gala concert. She is currently signed to Decca Records.