Famous People Born On May 26th

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People born on May 26, fall under the third zodiac sign originating from the constellation of Gemini. They are deep thinkers and have a jest for trying to help others with self-evaluation. Individuals born on this day are gifted in their ability to be creative and many are involved in the arts. They are smart, hardworking, and believe that with hard work and dedication, any dream can become a reality. They are successful in their careers, and they excel over others in the same field. They are friendly to family and others.

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 1 
Helena Bonham Carter
65
Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Islington, London, England

Helena Bonham Carter is an English actress who is known for her performances in independent films and huge blockbusters. Some of her notable films are The Wings of the Dove, The King's Speech, Hamlet, Howards End, Fight Club, Les Misérables . She was also part of the Harry Potter series. She was bestowed with the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2012.

 2 
John Wayne
(A Popular Icon During Hollywood's Golden Age)
John Wayne
43
Birth Year: 1907
Birthplace: Winterset, Iowa, United States
Died: June 11, 1979

Famous for his roles in Western films in the mid-20th century, actor John Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. In a career spanning over half a century, he starred in 142 motion pictures. Upon his death, he came to be recognized as “an enduring icon who symbolized and communicated American values and ideals.”

 3 
Stevie Nicks
(Singer-songwriter)
Stevie Nicks
36
Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Stevie Nicks is a songwriter and vocalist with the British-American rock band, Fleetwood Mac. She also performs solo and is known for her unique voice. She has numerous hits to her credit and her records have sold in millions. She has won many awards, including the Grammy and was named one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time by the Rolling Stone magazine.

 4 
Lenny Kravitz
(One of The Greatest Artists of Hard Rock Known for His Hits 'It Ain't Over 'til It's Over' and 'Again')
Lenny Kravitz
18
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

A well-known singer-songwriter, Lenny Kravitz won the Grammy Award for four consecutive years from 1999 to 2002 under the same category - Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. In 2003, he founded a New York City-based company called Kravitz Design Inc. From being an award-winning musician to a successful entrepreneur, Lenny Kravitz is truly a multi-talented individual.

 5 
Lauryn Hill
(One of the Greatest Rappers Of All Time)
Lauryn Hill
25
Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

Famous rapper and singer, Lauryn Hill, is widely regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time and a pioneer in the Neo soul genre. The artist whose album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill won five Grammy Awards, is an inspiration for numerous singers and rappers. Earlier, she gained recognition as member of Fugees, an award-winning hip hop group.

 6 
Miles Davis
(Trumpeter and one of the Most Prominent Figures in the History of Jazz)
Miles Davis
12
Birth Year: 1926
Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States
Died: September 28, 1991
Jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis was a pioneer in the bepop and jazz fusion genres. His work also had electronic, African, and Spanish influences. His album Kind of Blue sold 5 million copies in the U.S. and was termed a national treasure by the House of Representatives, years later. 
 7 
Pam Grier
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Coffy’, ‘Foxy Brown’, ‘The Big Doll House’ and ‘The Arena’)
Pam Grier
14
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Widely regarded as the first female action star of cinema, American actress Pam Grier achieved popularity for playing important roles in a string of blaxploitation, action, and women-in-prison movies throughout the 1970s. She also serves as an inspiration to those suffering from cancer; she made a recovery after she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1988.

 8 
Sally Ride
(The First American Woman and The Third Woman in Space)
Sally Ride
16
Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 23, 2012
Astronaut and physicist Sally Ride was the first American woman and the youngest American astronaut to enter space. Following her death, it was revealed that she had been in a 27-year lesbian relationship with tennis player and professor Tam O'Shaughnessy. Sally herself was a ranked junior tennis player, too.
 9 
Peter Cushing
6
Birth Year: 1913
Birthplace: Kenley, England
Died: August 11, 1994
Peter Cushing is best remembered for his roles in Hammer Productions horror films, particularly as Baron Frankenstein in their Frankenstein films and as Doctor Van Helsing in their Dracula films. Fans also loved him in The Hound of the Baskervilles, Dr. Who and the Daleks, and the original Star Wars.
 10 
Mary Bell
(Murder Convict)
Mary Bell
16
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Mary Bell was convicted of strangling 4-year-old Martin Brown and 3-year-old Brian Howe in 1968, when she was just 11. She committed the second crime with a 13-year-old friend named Norma Joyce Bell. After she was released in 1980, after 12 years, she took up various pseudonyms.
 11 
James Arness
13
Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: June 3, 2011
 12 
Hank Williams Jr.
(Country Music Singer, Musician and Son of Legendary Singer Hank Williams)
Hank Williams Jr.
3
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

Hank Williams Jr. is a musician and singer-songwriter. Although he initially gained fame for imitating his father Hank Williams' style, he later established his own style, winning several awards like Grammy Awards. In 2017, he was included in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time list. In 2020, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.  

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Michael Portillo
(Journalist, Political Leader)
Michael Portillo
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Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: Hertfordshire
Former Conservative MP from Enfield Southgate, and Kensington and Chelsea, Michael Portillo, later hosted the BBC documentaries Great British Railway Journeys and Great Continental Railway Journeys. A Thatcherite and an EU-sceptic, he gave rise to the term "Portillo moment" when he lost the Conservative Enfield Southgate seat in 1997.
 14 
Isadora Duncan
(American Dancer and Choreographer)
Isadora Duncan
8
Birth Year: 1877
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: September 14, 1927

Isadora Duncan was a dancer acclaimed in USA, Europe, and the Soviet Union. Raised by a single mother, she grew up in poverty and started teaching dance to children to earn some money. She later joined Augustin Daly's theater company. Eventually, she opened her own dance schools to teach her unique philosophy and techniques to her students. 

 15 
Alexander Pushkin
(The Greatest Russian Poet and the Founder of Modern Russian Literature)
Alexander Pushkin
9
Birth Year: 1799
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: January 29, 1837
Legendary Russian playwright, poet, and novelist Alexander Pushkin is considered one of the most prominent figures of the Romantic era and of Russian literature. He is remembered for his poem Ode to Liberty, one of his works that led him to be exiled by Tsar Alexander I. 
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Lisa Niemi
(Writer, Director and Lead Actress of the Film 'One Last Dance')
Lisa Niemi
9
Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Lisa Niemi is known for her appearance in Steel Dawn and One Last Dance, with her former husband Patrick Swayze. She also released memoirs, both New York Times bestsellers and one of them co-written by Swayze. Swayze’s death due to pancreatic cancer led her to spread awareness about the ailment.
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Levon Helm
(Singer, Musician, Autobiographer, Composer, Actor, Mandolinist, Drummer, Songwriter)
Levon Helm
6
Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Elaine
Died: April 19, 2012
 18 
Matt Stone
(Actor, Writer, Animator, and Composer who Co-Created the Animated Sitcom ‘South Park’)
Matt Stone
8
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Matt Stone co-created the Comedy Central animated sitcom South Park, with Trey Parker. The duo voiced most of the show’s characters, too. The show won the duo five Emmys and was turned into a film. Stone has also co-directed the Grammy- and Tony-winning musical The Book of Mormon, with Parker. 
 19 
Bobcat Goldthwait
5
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States

Bobcat Goldthwait is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. Renowned for his energetic stage persona and high-pitched voice, Bobcat Goldthwait's stand-up acts are quite popular, especially among those who love black comedy. He has also directed several TV films, including the reality film Windy City Heat, which won an award at the 'Just for Laughs Film Festival'.

 20 
Astrid Berges-Frisbey
(Best Known for Playing 'Mermaid Syrena' in the Film ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’)
Astrid Berges-Frisbey
6
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Born to a French-American mother and a Spanish father, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey had initially worked as a waitress and had even decided to pursue a career in osteopathy. The actor-model later made waves with her roles in The Sea Wall and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

 21 
Jeremy Corbyn
(Leader of Opposition in British Parliament (2015 – 2020))
Jeremy Corbyn
8
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Chippenham, Wiltshire, England

Jeremy Corbyn had served as the Labour Party leader and the leader of the opposition in the U.K. from 2015 to 2020. He earned the Gandhi International Peace Award for his anti-war stance. He has been serving as an Islington North MP since 1983. He calls himself a democratic socialist.

 22 
Juan Cuadrado
(Colombian Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder & Defender)
Juan Cuadrado
5
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Necoclí, Colombia

Juan Cuadrado is a Colombian football player who has been representing the Colombia national football team since 2010. Renowned for his pace and dribbling skills, Juan Cuadrado is an important player for his national side. He also currently represents the Juventus Football Club and has won many championship titles for the team.

 23 
Peggy Lee
(Singer)
Peggy Lee
7
Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
Died: January 21, 2002
 24 
Al Jolson
(Singer and Comedian Known as 'The King of Blackface Performers')
Al Jolson
3
Birth Year: 1886
Birthplace: Seredžius, Lithuania
Died: October 23, 1950

Singer, comedian, and actor Al Jolson was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer" at the peak of his career. Known for his brash and extroverted performances, he is credited to have played a major role in defining the modern musical. He was the first star to entertain troops overseas during World War II and was posthumously awarded the Medal for Merit.

 25 
John Wesley Hardin
(Gunfighter)
John Wesley Hardin
7
Birth Year: 1853
Birthplace: Bonham, Texas, United States
Died: August 19, 1895
 26 
Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
(Prince of Denmark and Heir Apparent to the Danish Throne)
Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
5
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark is the first in order of succession to the Danish throne. Frederik has various interests that range from climate change to sports. He often encourages the people of Denmark to stay active and healthy. He has also established the Crown Prince Frederik's Foundation, which aims to provide financial support to students and encourage scientific expeditions.

 27 
J Hus
(Rapper, Singer)
J Hus
6
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Stratford, London

J Hus is a singer, rapper, and songwriter. He is credited with pioneering Afrobashment, a genre that became popular during the mid-2010s. He achieved international recognition in 2015 when he released the song Dem Boy Paigon. Apart from being a popular musician, J Hus is also a controversial figure; he was arrested in 2018 for carrying a knife in public.

 28 
Jay Silverheels
(Actor and Athlete Known for His Role as ‘Tonto’ in the TV Series ‘The Lone Ranger’)
Jay Silverheels
3
Birth Year: 1912
Birthplace: Brantford, Canada
Died: March 5, 1980

Indigenous Canadian actor Jay Silverheels gained international popularity for playing Tonto, the Native American companion of the protagonist in the American western TV series The Lone Ranger. As a young man, he excelled in athletics and became a lacrosse player. He later quit sports to pursue acting. He bred and raced Standardbred horses as a hobby. 

 29 
Jack Kevorkian
(American pathologist)
Jack Kevorkian
11
Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.
Died: June 3, 2011

Jack Kevorkian was a pathologist who believed that euthanasia or mercy killing of terminally ill patients was necessary. He later claimed to have helped 130 patients die and earned the nickname “Dr. Death.” He was later convicted of murder for his role in the voluntary euthanasia of a patient.

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Ashley Massaro
(Professional wrestler, Model, Playboy Playmate, Beauty pageant contestant)
Ashley Massaro
2
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Babylon
Philip Michael Thomas
1
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, USA
 32 
Mick Ronson
(Guitarist)
Mick Ronson
3
Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
Died: April 29, 1993
 33 
Selenis Leyva
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Gloria Mendoza’ in the TV Series ‘Orange Is the New Black’)
Selenis Leyva
3
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Baracoa, Cuba

Selenis Leyva is best known as Gloria Mendoza from the hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. The Cuban-born actor was raised in The Bronx and is thus considered a prominent Afro-Latina icon. She has also penned a book and is a vocal supporter of the LGBT community, too.

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Madeleine Mantock
0
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Nottinghamshire, England
 35 
Brent Musburger
(Sportscaster)
Brent Musburger
2
Birth Year: 1939
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
 36 
Aldo Gucci
(Businessman, Fashion designer)
Aldo Gucci
3
Birth Year: 1905
Birthplace: Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Died: January 19, 1990
 37 
Margaret Colin
1
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
 38 
Mehmed III
(Sultan)
Mehmed III
4
Birth Year: 1566
Birthplace: Manisa
Died: December 22, 1603
 39 
John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
(English Soldier and Statesman Who helped Defeat the 'Monmouth Rebellion' in 1685 )
John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
2
Birth Year: 1650
Birthplace: Ash, Musbury
Died: June 16, 1722
 40 
Genie Francis
(Actress)
Genie Francis
4
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States
 41 
Dilip Joshi
2
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Porbandar, Gujarat, India
 42 
Susanna Hall
(William Shakespeare's Daughter)
Susanna Hall
1
Birth Year: 1583
Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon
Died: July 11, 1649
 43 
Micah Parsons
(American football player)
Micah Parsons
2
Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
 44 
Pope Clement VII
2
Birth Year: 1478
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: September 25, 1534

Pope Clement VII was head of the Catholic Church from 1523 to 1534. He also served as the ruler of the Papal States and is considered the most unfortunate of the popes as his reign was marked by military, political, and religious struggles. Despite his troubled papacy, Pope Clement left a remarkable cultural legacy, having commissioned artworks by personalities like Michelangelo.

 45 
Kevin Gage
(Actor)
Kevin Gage
2
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Wisconsin, United States
 46 
Zola Budd
(Former South African Middle-Distance and Long-Distance Runner)
Zola Budd
1
Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa

Zola Budd is a South African former athlete who used to compete in long-distance and middle-distance running. Budd represented Great Britain at the 1984 Olympic Games before representing South Africa at the 1992 Olympic Games. Zola Budd also took part in the 1985 and 1986 World Cross Country Championships, winning gold medals on both occasions.

 47 
Sushil Kumar
(Wrestler)
Sushil Kumar
9
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Baprola, Delhi, India
 48 
Dorothea Lange
(Photographer)
Dorothea Lange
2
Birth Year: 1895
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 11, 1965
 49 
Raina Telgemeier
(Cartoonist)
Raina Telgemeier
14
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
 50 
Elisabeth Harnois
6
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on May 26

Personality
People born on May 26 may appear harsh and unfriendly on the surface. However, this is their outward décor as underneath the hard exterior they are extremely friendly, nice, and eager to get along with their peers and others. They carry themselves well and in a dignified manner. Appearances are important to people born on this day. They believe that there is a time and place for everything. Just as much as they believe in self-dignity, the person who they are associated with, they want them to be the best they can be, also.

Health
Individuals born on May 26th are extremely health conscious. They want to stay healthy and try to make sure that they do not get sick. They watch what they eat. They believe in exercise and will spend money to ensure that everything that can be done to keep them healthy is in place. Dental hygiene is important to the people born on this day.

Finances
People born on May 26th are good with handling money. They do well in owning their own business and are mostly frontrunner in a larger corporation. They know the value of money and will make sure that it is not wasted. They will do well with investing in the stock market.

Careers
People born on May 26th will do well with careers that utilize their business skill. They may think about working in retail, especially with the economic investments of a company. They are good at looking at how the economy is going and will do well working on Wall Street, government, or other areas where investments are in place.

Relationships, Marriage and Children
People born on this date believe that friendship is important. They value their friends and will help their friends whenever there is a need. When it comes to love and marriage they are not good at picking a partner. They fall in love with people that are not right for them, but they will know that they have tried to make it work. They are parents who want their children to do well in their life goals, also.

Lucky Colors: Yellow, Blue, Green
Lucky number: 5
Lucky day (of the week): Wednesday
Lucky days (of the month): 4, 5, 12, 13, 21, 22, 23, 31