The Most Famous Karen: A Ranking of Notable Individuals

Choose the Karen you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 07:11
Welcome to the ultimate Karen showdown! Here at StrawPoll, we're on a mission to find out who takes the crown as the most famous Karen in the history of Karen-kind. Dive into our ever-growing list of Karens that have made waves in pop culture, news, or even in viral videos! Think you know a Karen who deserves a spot in the Karen Hall of Fame? Don't hold back – cast your vote, make your voice heard, and even suggest a Karen we might have missed. Get ready to witness a battle of epic proportions as we rank the most notorious Karens the world has ever seen. The fate of the Karen Kingdom rests in your hands, so grab your popcorn, put on your voting hat, and let the Karen games begin!

Who Is the Most Famous Karen?

  1. 1
    American singer and drummer known for being one half of the duo The Carpenters. She was one of the most successful female musicians of the 1970s.
  2. 2
    Karen Gillan
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    Scottish actress known for her role as Amy Pond in the British television series Doctor Who and as Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
    Karen Gillan in other rankings
  3. 3
    American actress known for her roles in the Indiana Jones film franchise and the film Animal House.
  4. 4
    American actress and voice actress known for her roles in the films Suicide Squad and The Boys.
  5. 5
    Karen McDougal
    Toglenn · CC BY-SA 4.0
    American model and actress who was Playmate of the Year in 1998. She gained notoriety for her alleged affair with Donald Trump.
  6. 6
    Karen Nyberg
    NASA · Public domain
    American astronaut who has flown two space missions and spent a total of 180 days in space.
  7. 7
    Karen Pence
    Gage Skidmore · CC BY-SA 3.0
    American educator and the wife of former Vice President Mike Pence. She served as Second Lady of the United States from 2017 to 2021.
  8. 8
    Karen Silkwood
    The Romero Institute · CC BY-SA 3.0
    American labor union activist and whistleblower who died under mysterious circumstances while investigating safety violations at the Kerr-McGee nuclear plant. Her story was adapted into the film Silkwood.
    Karen Silkwood in other rankings
  9. 9
    American actress known for her roles in the films Five Easy Pieces and Easy Rider. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the film Five Easy Pieces.
  10. 10
    American singer-songwriter known for being the lead vocalist of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. She has been nominated for four Grammy Awards.

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Ranking factors for famous Karen

  1. Media coverage
    How often the Karen has been featured in news stories, TV shows, movies, and other forms of media coverage.
  2. Popularity
    How many people recognize the name Karen or associate it with a particular famous person or event.
  3. Infamy
    How notorious or infamous the Karen is, based on their behavior or actions.
  4. Social media presence
    The Karen's following and engagement on social media platforms, as well as any viral moments they may have generated.
  5. Longevity
    How long the Karen has been in the public eye and the lasting impact they have had on our culture.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous Karen. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or Karen 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 Karen once every 24 hours. The rank of each Karen is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous karen

Karen is a name that has recently gained notoriety as a term used to describe a certain type of entitled, obnoxious behavior. However, this article is not about that. Instead, we're taking a look at who the most famous Karen is in pop culture. From Karen Walker in Will & Grace to Karen Smith in Mean Girls, there are plenty of iconic Karens to choose from. Join us as we explore the most famous Karens in entertainment history.

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