Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With V

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Vin Diesel
(Best Known for His Role of 'Dominic Toretto' in the 'Fast & Furious' Film Franchise)
Vin Diesel
105
Birthdate: July 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alameda County, California, United States
The internationally recognised action hero Vin Diesel is known for his work in The Fast and the Furious film series and The Chronicles of Riddick trilogy. Before this the actor, who made his stage debut at the age of seven, was recognised for his work in Saving Private Ryan. Vin is also a director, producer, voice over artist and screenwriter.
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Vincent van Gogh
(One of the Most Famous and Influential Artists of All Time)
Vincent van Gogh
103
Birthdate: March 30, 1853
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zundert, Netherlands
Died: July 29, 1890

Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter and is said to be one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. However, he was not commercially successful in his lifetime and died by suicide at 37 after years of mental health issues and poverty. He gained recognition and respect in the 20th century.

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Vladimir Putin
(President of Russia (2000 - 2008, Incumbent Since 2012))
Vladimir Putin
437
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

The current President of Russia, Vladimir Putin is a popular politician, with the highest approval rating of any leader in the world as of July 2020. As a high-level politician who has the support of his citizens, he is a powerful figure in world politics. He has been accused by human rights organizations of persecuting political critics and activists.

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Vanessa Hudgens
88
Birthdate: December 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States

Hollywood actress Vanessa Hudgens’s breakout roles were Disney Channel’s film High School Musical and Netflix’s The Princess Switch, both in 2006. She subsequently went on to act in a range of films cutting across various genres. She courted controversy in 2007 when her nude photos from her phone were leaked on the internet, for which she apologised to her fans.

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Viola Davis
(Only African-American to Achieve the Triple Crown of Acting)
Viola Davis
104
Birthdate: August 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Matthews, South Carolina, United States
A popular television, film, and stage actress, Viola Davis became the first African-American actress to be honored with Triple Crown of Acting. She is also known for supporting equal rights for women. In 2012 and 2017, she was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world.
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Venus Williams
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Venus Williams
68
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States

Regarded as one of the greatest women's tennis players of all time, Venus Williams is credited with introducing never seen before power and athleticism to women's tennis along with her sister Serena. She is also credited with changing the long-standing practice of paying male tennis players more than their female counterparts as she won the fight for equal prize money.

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Vanessa Paradis
(Singer, Model and Actress)
Vanessa Paradis
51
Birthdate: December 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France

French singer and actress, Vanessa Paradis, became a celebrity at the age of 14 with the French song Joe le taxi in 1987. She tasted further success with English songs like Be My Baby and many other French songs. She has also acted in several French films and has modelled regularly for high-end fashion products by Chanel like perfume and handbags.

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Victoria Justice
(Actress & Pop Singer)
Victoria Justice
63
Birthdate: February 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida, United States
Victoria Justice is best known as Lola Martinez from Zoey 101. Fans also appreciated her performances in Victorious, Eye Candy, and The Boy Who Cried Werewolf. She has also recorded the soundtrack for the musical Spectacular! and is associated with charity initiatives such as Girl Up and the UN Foundation.
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Vladimir Lenin
(Russian Revolutionary & Politician Who Served as the First Head of Government of Soviet Russia)
Vladimir Lenin
102
Birthdate: April 22, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia
Died: January 21, 1924

Vladimir Lenin played a key role in the history of Russian politics by developing a political ideology called Leninism. During and after his lifetime, Lenin had a massive influence over international communist movement. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential and significant personalities of the 20th century.

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Vera Farmiga
(Actress)
Vera Farmiga
50
Birthdate: August 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Clifton, New Jersey, United States

Vera Farmiga is a famous American actress and filmmaker. She is widely regarded as one of the most popular scream queens of Hollywood, thanks to her roles in movies like The Conjuring, Annabelle Comes Home, Joshua, and Orphan.

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Vince Carter
(American Former Professional Basketball Player Who Played as the Shooting Guard / Small Forward )
Vince Carter
39
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States

Widely regarded as the greatest dunker ever in basketball history, Vince Carter is an American former basketball player. His leaping ability during his playing career often entertained crowds, earning him nicknames like Half Man, Half Amazing and Vinsanity. Also a philanthropist, Carter set up the Embassy of Hope Foundation, which helps children in places like New Jersey, Florida, and Ontario.

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Vince Vaughn
(Actor and Comedian Known For His Role In The Movie 'Swingers')
Vince Vaughn
36
Birthdate: March 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Vince Vaughn began his career with a Chevron commercial and then impressed audiences with his portrayal of Trent Walker in Swingers. He has appeared in comedies such as The Break Up and Old School. He was also featured in the 1998 remake of Psycho. A libertarian, he opposes gun control. 
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Viggo Mortensen
30
Birthdate: October 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Watertown, New York, United States

Danish-American actor, Viggo Mortensen, is best known for portraying the role of Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Some of his other films are A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, Captain Fantastic and Green Book. He is also an author of various books on poetry, photography and painting.

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Vanna White
(Televion Personality)
Vanna White
35
Birthdate: February 18, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Conway, South Carolina, United States
Vanna White is best known for hosting the puzzle-board game show Wheel of Fortune since 1982. She holds the Guinness record for the most claps, after clapping over 3 million times over the show’s 30 seasons. She is fond of crochet and has her own line of yarn.
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Valerie Bertinelli
(Actress and Television Personality Known for Her TV Shows: ‘Valerie's Home Cooking’ and ‘Kids Baking Championship’)
Valerie Bertinelli
34
Birthdate: April 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Valerie Bertinelli, better known as Melanie Moretti from the sitcom Hot in Cleveland and Gloria from Touched by an Angel, has also appeared as a host on several culinary shows on Food Network. Her role as Barbara Cooper Royer in One Day at a Time earned her a Golden Globe.

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Virgil van Dijk
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Virgil van Dijk
25
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Breda, Netherlands

Dutch footballer Virgil van Dijk plays as a defender for Liverpool and has won several titles, such as a Premier League, with them. Starting his senior career with Groningen, he later played for teams such as Celtic and Southampton. He is the only defender to be named the UEFA Men's Player of the Year.

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Volodymyr Zelenskiy
(6th President of Ukraine (Since 2019))
Volodymyr Zelenskiy
74
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine
Volodymyr Zelensky is the incumbent president of Ukraine. A qualified lawyer, he initially owned a production company. He also played the Ukrainian president in the series Servant of the People and was a comedian, screenwriter, director, and producer. His secret phone call with Donald Trump led to Trump’s first impeachment.
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Vivien Leigh
(British Actress Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Gone with the Wind’ and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’)
Vivien Leigh
22
Birthdate: November 5, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Darjeeling, India
Died: July 8, 1967

British actress Vivien Leigh gained popularity with her award winning performance in films Gone with the Wind and A Street Car named Desire and her Musical Broadway Tovarich. The beautiful actress, who went on to feature in films like That Hamilton Woman and Ship of Fools, had a troubled personal life and suffered from physical and mental health issues.

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Vanessa Kirby
(British Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon’ in the TV Series ‘The Crown')
Vanessa Kirby
46
Birthdate: April 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, England

English actress, Vanessa Kirby, catapulted to fame as Princess Margaret in the Netflix historical drama series The Crown. The success brought her big films like Mission: Impossible –Fallout. However, Venessa has been a known stage and screen actress for quite some time. Her profile include A Streetcar Named Desire (play), The Frankenstein Chronicles (television series) and Great Expectations (BBC miniseries).

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Victoria Pedretti
(Actress)
Victoria Pedretti
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Birthdate: March 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Victor Hugo
(French Writer of the Romantic Movement Best Known for His Novel 'Les Misérables' and Play 'Ruy Blas')
Victor Hugo
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 26, 1802
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Besançon, Doubs, France
Died: May 22, 1885

Victor Hugo was a French poet, dramatist, and novelist of the Romantic movement. Regarded as one of the best-known and greatest French writers of all time, Victor Hugo wrote abundantly during his career that spanned over six decades. Thanks to his works, such as Hernani and Cromwell, Victor Hugo was one of the leading figures of the Romantic literary movement.

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Vasco da Gama
(Explorer)
Vasco da Gama
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1469 AD
Birthplace: Sines, Portugal
Died: December 24, 1524

Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama was the first to link Europe and Asia through an ocean route, when he reached Calicut in 1498, thus enriching Portuguese trade with Asia. He made a second voyage later. He was made Count of Vidigueira in 1519 and the viceroy of India in 1524.

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Valentino Rossi
(Italian Former Professional Motorcycle Road Racer and Nine-time Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing World Champion)
Valentino Rossi
40
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Urbino, Italy

Valentino Rossi is an Italian motorcycle road racer. Having won nine Grand Prix World Championships, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest motorcycle racers ever. Apart from being a famous racer, Valentino Rossi also owns the Sky Racing Team VR46, which competes in the Moto3 and Moto2 classes.

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Voltaire
(French Historian and Philosopher Known for His Wit and His Pointed Social Critique)
Voltaire
25
Birthdate: November 21, 1694
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 30, 1778
18th-century historian, author, philosopher, and advocate of freedom of speech Voltaire was a leading figure of the French Age of Enlightenment. He often ran into trouble for his criticism of the French nobility and the Roman Catholic Church. He once went to Britain on voluntary exile, fearing imprisonment in France.
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Virginia Woolf
(One of the Most Important Modernist 20th-Century Authors)
Virginia Woolf
80
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 25, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: March 28, 1941

Virginia Woolf was an English writer who pioneered a narrative mode called stream of consciousness to describe the thoughts and feelings of the narrator. Regarded as one of the most prominent modernist 20th-century writers, Woolf's works have gained much attention for inspiring feminism. Her life and work have inspired several films, novels, and plays.

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Vasyl Lomachenko
(One of the Most Successful Amateur Boxers of All Time)
Vasyl Lomachenko
32
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyi, Ukraine

Vasyl Lomachenko is a Ukrainian professional boxer. He is widely regarded as the most popular Ukrainian boxer and one of the most successful amateur boxers ever with an impressive record of 396 wins and 1 loss. Known for his exceptional accuracy, creativity, hand speed, athleticism, footwork, and defense, Lomachenko won Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012.

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Vincent D Onofrio
(Best Known as Detective Robert Goren TV Series in 'Law and Order: Criminal Intent')
Vincent D Onofrio
16
Birthdate: June 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bensonhurst, New York, United States

Vincent D'Onofrio is an American actor, director, and producer. Apart from playing important roles in popular films, such as Men in Black and Jurassic World, Vincent D'Onofrio is also renowned for his work off-stage. He is credited with co-founding the RiverRun International Film Festival, which continues to showcase best movies offered from the international and independent industry.

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Val Kilmer
(Known for Playing Real-Life Figures in Movies)
Val Kilmer
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Birthdate: December 31, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Vincent Price
10
Birthdate: May 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: October 25, 1993

Vincent Price was an American actor who was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Remembered for his iconic voice, Price narrated many animation films and documentaries. His life inspired Tim Burton to direct a stop-motion film titled Vincent. Since he was also an ardent art collector, The Vincent Price Art Museum is named in his honor.

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Vanessa Williams
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Ving Rhames
10
Birthdate: May 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
Ving Rhames, mostly seen as the villain in films such as Con Air and Pulp Fiction, won a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of real-life boxing promoter Don King in Don King: Only in America. He is also known as Luther Stickell from the Mission: Impossible franchise.
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Von Miller
(American Football Outside Linebacker)
Von Miller
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

Von Miller is an American football player who plays for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. Considered one of the best defenders in the NFL, Miller helped the Broncos beat the Panthers in Super Bowl 50, where he was named Super Bowl MVP. Also known for his dancing skills, Miller competed in the 22nd season of Dancing with the Stars.

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Vanilla Ice
(Rapper Known for His Debut Album 'To the Extreme')
Vanilla Ice
29
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 31, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: South Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States
Vanilla Ice shot to fame after his iconic 1990s’ single Ice Ice Baby became the first hip-hop track to top the Billboard Charts. He had ventured into motocross racing and jet skiing, and also survived a suicide attempt. He was also part of the reality show The Vanilla Ice Project.
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Vitali Klitschko
(Ukrainian Politician and Former Boxer)
Vitali Klitschko
31
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belovodskoe, Kyrgyzstan

Retired Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko, who is now a politician and the current mayor of Kyiv, is also known for his 6’7” frame. He was once the World Boxing Council world heavyweight title winner and earned the nickname Dr. Ironfist. He also holds a PhD from the physical science department of Kyiv University.

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Virat Kohli
(Indian International Cricketer Who is Considered as One of the Greatest Batsmen of All Time)
Virat Kohli
254
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Counted amongst world’s best batsmen, Virat Kohli is the former captain of Indian national cricket team. Under his captaincy, Indian cricket rose to great heights and he is the most successful Indian Test captain till date. He shot to fame when he led India’s Under-19 team to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup. Since then, Virat Kohli has proved his talent in all forms of the game.

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Verne Troyer
(Comedian, Actor)
Verne Troyer
12
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Sturgis, Michigan, U.S.
Died: April 21, 2018
Verne Troyer gained fame as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films and Griphook in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Born with cartilage-hair hypoplasia-induced dwarfism, Verne had also performed as a stunt double in films such as Baby's Day Out. He died of suicide by alcohol poisoning at age 49.
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Vivica A. Fox
(Actress)
Vivica A. Fox
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Birthdate: July 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Van Morrison
(Singer)
Van Morrison
26
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bloomfield, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Northern Irish singer, Van Morrison, garnered recognition in the 1960s while playing with the band, Them, and then later as a solo singer with the 1967 song Brown Eyed Girl. Over the years, he has released more than 40 albums. Astral Weeks, Moondance, Wavelength, Down the Road and Keep It Simple are some of his acclaimed and commercially successful albums.

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Victor Oladipo
(American-Nigerian Basketball Player Who Plays as a Shooting Guard)
Victor Oladipo
31
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Professional basketball player Victor Oladipo currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He started playing basketball in high school and went to Indiana University Bloomington, where he played for the Indiana Hoosiers. He began his professional playing career in 2013 and has been going strong since then. He is also a singer.

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Vanessa Marcil
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Birthdate: October 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Indio, California, United States

Vanessa Marcil is an American actress. Over the years, Vanessa Marcil has contributed to the success of TV series, such as Beverly Hills, 90210, Las Vegas, and General Hospital. Also known for her good looks, Vanessa Marcil has been honored with awards, such as the Hottest Female Star award at Soap Opera Digest Awards.

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Vince Gill
(Country Music Singer, Songwriter and Musician)
Vince Gill
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Norman, Oklahoma, United States

Vince Gill is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. He currently holds the record for the most number of Grammy Awards won by a male country music artist with 22 awards under his belt. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. Vince Gill also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

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Valerie Harper
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Rhoda Morgenstern’ on the Sitcom ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’)
Valerie Harper
10
Birthdate: August 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Suffern, New York, United States
Died: August 30, 2019
Valerie Harper is best remembered as Rhoda Morgenstern from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off, Rhoda, with the role winning her four Emmys. She also hosted Nova and was seen as Valerie Hogan in the sitcom Valerie. She also earned a Tony nomination for the play Looped.
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Vince Lombardi
(One of the Greatest Coaches and Leaders in the History of All American Sports)
Vince Lombardi
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 3, 1970

Football coach, Vince Lombardi, is best known for being the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s. Beginning his career as a high school coach, he eventually started coaching  National Football League (NFL) teams. As a head coach in the NFL, he never had a losing season. He died of cancer in 1970.

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Vladimir Komarov
(First Cosmonaut to Fly into Space Twice and the First Human to Die in a Space Flight)
Vladimir Komarov
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: April 24, 1967

Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov was the first from his country to fly into space twice. He died when his Soyuz 1 capsule crashed while re-entering the Earth, due to a parachute failure, on April 24, 1967, which made him the first human to die in a space flight.

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Vanessa Ferlito
(Actress Best Known for Her TV Series ‘Graceland’ and 'NCIS: New Orleans')
Vanessa Ferlito
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Birthdate: December 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Vanessa Ferlito is an American actress who started her career as a model. Aspiring to be an actress from an early age, Ferlito took up several recurring roles and guest spots before receiving an NAACP award nomination for her performance in the film, Undefeated. She then went on to appear in popular films like Spider-Man 2 and Julie & Julia.

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Virginia Madsen
(Actress Best Known for Her Roles in Films: 'Candyman', 'Sideways' and the Mystery Series 'Monk')
Virginia Madsen
13
Birthdate: September 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Virginia Madsen is an American actress. Over the years, Madsen has contributed to the success of several films and TV series, such as Fire with Fire, Modern Girls, Moonlighting, and American Dreams. She is also credited with establishing Title IX Productions, a film production company which she started in 2008.

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Valkyrae
(American Internet Personality YouTube Star)
Valkyrae
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: January 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, United States
Rachell Hofstetter, better known as Valkyrae, shot to fame with her YouTube gaming channel. She is equally popular on Instagram. She previously worked at GameStop and was a Twitch streamer. The first female 100 Thieves content creator, she supports female gamers and signed an exclusive contract with YouTube in 2020.
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Vic Morrow
(Actor and Director Best Known for His ABC Drama Series ‘Combat!’)
Vic Morrow
11
Birthdate: February 14, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: July 23, 1982
Victor Morrow, father of actor Jennifer Jason Leigh, gained fame with the ABC series Combat! He also appeared in movies such as Blackboard Jungle and King Creole. A stunt helicopter crashed on top of Morrow and two child actors, during the filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie, and killed them.
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Vivian Vance
(Actress)
Vivian Vance
9
Birthdate: July 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cherryvale, Kansas
Died: August 17, 1979
Vivian Vance is best remembered for her Emmy-winning role of Ethel Mertz in the sitcom I Love Lucy. Fans also loved her as Vivian Bagley in the sitcom The Lucy Show. A skilled stage actor, too, she also gained fame for playing Nancy Collister in the musical Let's Face It! 
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Vicente Fernández
(Mexican Ranchera Singer, Actor and Film Producer)
Vicente Fernández
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huentitán El Alto, Jalisco, Mexico
Died: December 12, 2021
One of Mexico’s best-known cultural icons, singer-actor Vicente Fernández gained nicknames such as The King of Ranchera Music. Known for his signature oversized sombrero and eye-catching costumes, he sold more than 50 million albums throughout his career and won 3 Grammys and 9 Latin Grammys. He also produced Mexican films.