The Most Famous Celebrity from Iowa: A Ranking of Notable Iowan Stars

Choose the celebrity you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 08:05
Welcome to StrawPoll's "Most Famous Celebrity from Iowa" ranking, where the heartland of America takes center stage! Get ready to cast your vote or suggest a missing option in this star-studded showdown that celebrates the Iowan roots of some of Hollywood's most renowned talents. From award-winning actors and musicians to legendary athletes and television personalities, it's time to put your Iowa pride on display and help us determine who truly deserves the title of Iowa's finest export. So, gather your fellow Hawkeyes and let your voices be heard, because this corn-fed competition is about to heat up! Don't miss out on the chance to be part of this epic battle of fame and glory, exclusive to StrawPoll. Join us now and let the voting begin!

Who Is the Most Famous Celebrity from Iowa?

  1. 1
    Born in Cedar Rapids, Kutcher is a famous actor, producer, and entrepreneur. Best known for his role in "That 70s Show" and his marriage to actress Demi Moore.
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  2. 2
    Born in Winterset, Wayne was an American film actor who became a Hollywood legend for his roles in Western films. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in "True Grit."
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  3. 3
    Donna Reed
    ABC Television · Public domain
    Born in Denison, Reed was an actress best known for her role in "It's a Wonderful Life." She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "From Here to Eternity."
  4. 4
    Born in Cedar Rapids, Wood is an actor best known for his role as Frodo Baggins in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
  5. 5
    Johnny Carson
    NBC Television · Public domain
    Born in Corning, Carson was a television host and comedian best known for hosting "The Tonight Show" for 30 years.
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  6. 6
    Grant Wood
    Grant Wood · Public domain
    Born in Anamosa, Wood was a famous painter known for his regionalist style. His most famous painting is "American Gothic."
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    Born in Des Moines, Leachman was an actress known for her roles in "The Last Picture Show" and "Young Frankenstein." She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "The Last Picture Show."
  8. 8
    George Reeves
    U.S. Treasury Department · Public domain
    Born in Woolstock, Reeves was an actor best known for his role as Superman in the 1950s television series "Adventures of Superman."
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    Born in Cresco, Borlaug was an agronomist and humanitarian who is credited with saving millions of lives through his work in developing high-yielding wheat varieties. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970.
  10. 10
    Meredith Willson
    Rogers & Cowan-publicity agency in Beverly Hills · Public domain
    Born in Mason City, Willson was a composer and playwright best known for his musical "The Music Man." He won a Tony Award for Best Musical for "The Music Man."

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Ranking factors for famous celebrity

  1. Achievements
    The celebrity's accomplishments in their field, such as awards won or notable contributions.
  2. National and international recognition
    The extent to which the celebrity is known outside of Iowa, including their popularity in other parts of the country or world.
  3. Impact on popular culture
    The extent to which the celebrity has influenced popular culture, whether through their work or their personal life.
  4. Longevity of career
    The length of time the celebrity has been in the public eye and the continuity of their success.
  5. Iowa ties
    The degree to which the celebrity is associated with Iowa or has a connection to the state.
  6. General popularity
    The celebrity's overall popularity and public appeal.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous celebrity from Iowa. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or celebrity is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


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Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each celebrity once every 24 hours. The rank of each celebrity is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous celebrity from iowa

Iowa may not be the first state that comes to mind when you think of celebrities, but it has certainly produced its fair share of famous faces. From actors and musicians to athletes and politicians, Iowa has given birth to some truly iconic figures. But who among them can claim the title of the most famous celebrity from the Hawkeye State? That's what we set out to determine with our latest poll. So, let's take a closer look at some of the notable Iowans who have made a name for themselves in the world of entertainment and beyond.

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