Famous People From Idaho

Located in the northwestern region of the United States is the state of Idaho. Idaho’s capital and largest city is Boise and the state is often referred to as the ‘Gem State’. The state was originally occupied by Native Americans, before European settlements were established. Idaho produces one-third of the country’s potato yields. Covering an expansive area of 83,569 miles, the state is the 14th largest in the country and comprises of a population of 1.7 million people. Over time, numerous people who were born and raised in Idaho have gone on to succeeding enormously on an international front. The Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul was born and brought up in the state of Idaho. Various other actors such as Aiden Alexander, Jeremy Shada and the late Lana Turner, all came from the state of Idaho. Various writers such as Vardis Fisher and poet Ezra Pound, also hail from Idaho. The famous WWE diva Torrie Wilson is also from this state. We are quite certain that you will be shocked by the full-list of ‘Idahoans’ who made it huge as celebrities.
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Lana Turner
(One of the Highest Paid Actresses in the United States During the 1940s)
Lana Turner
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Birthdate: February 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 29, 1995

Widely regarded as a legend of classical Hollywood cinema, Lana Turner was one of the most prominent and highest-paid actresses in the mid-1940s. Also considered a popular culture icon of Hollywood glamor, Turner also achieved success as a pin-up model. Her life and career have inspired several works across art, literature, music, and film. 

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Aaron Paul
(Best Known for His Role as 'Jesse Pinkman' in the AMC TV Series 'Breaking Bad')
Aaron Paul
68
Birthdate: August 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo

Aaron Paul is one of only two actors to receive the prestigious Primetime Emmy Award under the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category on three occasions. In 2013, Aaron Paul used his popularity to help raise $1.8 million for Kind Campaign, an anti-bullying organization. October 1 was declared as Aaron Paul Sturtevant Day by Idaho Governor Butch Otter.

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Sacagawea
(Interpreter)
Sacagawea
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1788 AD
Died: 1812 AD
Sacagawea, a Lemhi Shoshone woman, became a significant part of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, helping its members connect with the Native Americans along the trail. The National American Woman Suffrage Association later honored her by erecting several statues in her memory. She finds mention in many books and films.
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Ezra Pound
(American Poet and Critic Known for His Works: ‘Ripostes’, ‘Hugh Selwyn Mauberley’ and the Epic Poem, ‘The Cantos’)
Ezra Pound
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 30, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 1, 1972
American poet Ezra Pound was a significant figure in the modernist poetry movement who developed imagism and gained fame with works such as Ripostes and The Cantos. He later promoted social credit theory. During World War II, he supported fascism, participating in radio broadcasts against the U.S. and Jews. 
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Taysom Hill
(American football player)
Taysom Hill
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Tara Westover
(Memoirist)
Tara Westover
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra

Tara Westover is an American historian, essayist, and memoirist. She achieved popularity in 2018 when she published her memoir Educated, which debuted atop The New York Times bestseller list. Subsequently, the daily newspaper named Educated among the 10 Best Books of the year. In 2019, Tara Westover was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people list.

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Torrie Wilson
(American Former Professional Wrestler)
Torrie Wilson
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 8 
Brock Osweiler
(Former American football quarterback)
Brock Osweiler
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Bowe Bergdahl
(Soldier)
Bowe Bergdahl
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Harmon Killebrew
(Baseball player)
Harmon Killebrew
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 17, 2011
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Lillian Disney
(Wife of Walt Disnry)
Lillian Disney
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 15, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 16, 1997
 12 
Jeremy Shada
(Actor & Singer)
Jeremy Shada
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Birthdate: January 21, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Jeremy Shada is an American actor, singer, musician, and YouTuber. Jeremy Shada, who started acting at age seven, went on to establish himself as a successful actor. Also known for his voice acting skills, Jeremy Shada has contributed immensely to the success of several animated television series, such as Adventure Time and Voltron: Legendary Defender.

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Leighton Vander Esch
(American football player)
Leighton Vander Esch
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 8, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 14 
Mark Felt
(2nd Associate Director of the FBI Who was Known for His Role in the Watergate Scandal)
Mark Felt
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 17, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 18, 2008

Mark Felt served as the FBI associate director from 1972 to 1973. He was widely suspected of being Deep Throat, the anonymous source who provided The Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein vital information regarding the Watergate scandal, and eventually owned up a few years before his death.

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Pappy Boyington
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: January 11, 1988
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Larry Scott
(American Professional Bodybuilder)
Larry Scott
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 12, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 8, 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jake Plummer
(American football player)
Jake Plummer
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 18 
Sherry Jackson
(Actress)
Sherry Jackson
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Birthdate: February 15, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Sarah Palin
(9th Governor of Alaska (2006 - 2009))
Sarah Palin
66
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius

In 2006, American politician Sarah Palin became the youngest and first female governor of Alaska. A couple of years later, she became the first Republican woman to become a vice presidential candidate. After resigning as the governor of Alaska, she got associated with Fox News, authored a number of books and also appeared in a reality television series. 

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Sean Paul Lockhart
(Actor)
Sean Paul Lockhart
8
Birthdate: October 31, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jerramy Stevens
(American football player)
Jerramy Stevens
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Isabella Boylston
(Ballet dancer)
Isabella Boylston
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: October 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra

Isabella Boylston is an American ballerina who is part of the ballet company, American Ballet Theatre, where she is the current principal dancer. In 2009, she received the Princess Grace Award for her contribution as a dancer. Boylston is also known for her philanthropic efforts; in 2020, she participated in a fundraiser to help fellow dancers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Maggie Carey
(Director)
Maggie Carey
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Birthdate: 1975 AD
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Bryan Fuller
(Screenwriter, Television producer)
Bryan Fuller
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
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Robyn Hilton
(Actress, Model)
Robyn Hilton
8
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
 26 
Victor Wooten
(American Bassist, Songwriter and Record Producer)
Victor Wooten
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Bryan Harsin
(American football player)
Bryan Harsin
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Martha Raddatz
(Journalist)
Martha Raddatz
7
Birthdate: February 14, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Christina Fulton
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Birthdate: June 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
 30 
Josh Ritter
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Songwriter)
Josh Ritter
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
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Picabo Street
(American Former World Cup Alpine Ski Racer and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Picabo Street
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Marjorie Reynolds
(American Actress Known for Her Role as 'Linda Mason' in the 1942 Musical Film 'Holiday Inn')
Marjorie Reynolds
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Birthdate: August 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 1, 1997

Marjorie Reynolds was an American actress and dancer best known for her performance in the 1942 musical Holiday Inn which showcased her dancing skills. Also known for her contribution to the TV industry, Marjorie Reynolds has a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the television section.

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Billie Bird
(Actress, Comedian)
Billie Bird
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Birthdate: February 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 27, 2002
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Dree Hemingway
(Actor, Model, Film actor, Playboy Playmate)
Dree Hemingway
9
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 35 
Gutzon Borglum
(American Sculptor Best Known for His Colossal Mount Rushmore Sculpture of the Faces of Four U.S. Presidents)
Gutzon Borglum
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Birthdate: March 25, 1867
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 6, 1941

Gutzon Borglum was an American sculptor remembered for his work on Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Borglum is also associated with other important public works of art like Georgia's Stone Mountain and a bust of Abraham Lincoln, which is currently preserved in the US Capitol crypt.

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Mike Riley
(American football player)
Mike Riley
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
 37 
Dirk Koetter
(American football player)
Dirk Koetter
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 38 
Larry Craig
(American Retired Politician)
Larry Craig
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Boyd Coddington
(Hot Rod Designer and the Owner of the Boyd Coddington Hot Rod Shop)
Boyd Coddington
5
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 27, 2008
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Gary Stevens
(American Horse Racing Jockey)
Gary Stevens
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Merril Hoge
(American football player)
Merril Hoge
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Luke Ridnour
(Basketball Player)
Luke Ridnour
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Steve Cook
(American Professional Bodybuilder and Two-Time Mr. Olympia Top-Ten Finisher)
Steve Cook
3
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: December 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Jon Huntsman, Sr.
(Business person)
Jon Huntsman, Sr.
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 2, 2018
 45 
Theresa Arnold
(American Boxer)
Theresa Arnold
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Steve Cook
(American Retired Left-Handed Ten-Pin Bowler)
Steve Cook
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Bridget Powers
(Pornographic actress)
Bridget Powers
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 3'9" (114 cm)
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Linda Moulton Howe
(Journalist, documentary film maker best known for her work as a ufologist)
Linda Moulton Howe
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Shea McClellin
(American football player)
Shea McClellin
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Larry Wilson
(American football player)
Larry Wilson
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 17, 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)