List of Famous people named Edith

Name Edith is among the most common names in Germany, Mexico, Austria, Switzerland. Similar names: Edita, Editha, Edit, Edythe, Edyta, Idit. Here are some famous Ediths:

Édith Piaf

Édith Giovanna Gassion
First Name Édith
Last Name Piaf
Born on December 19, 1915
Died on October 10, 1963 (aged 47)
Height 157 cm | 5'2

Édith Piaf was a French singer-songwriter, cabaret performer and film actress noted as France's national chanteuse and one of the country's most widely known international stars.

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Edith Pretty

First Name Edith
Last Name Pretty
Born on August 1, 1883
Died on January 1, 1942 (aged 58)

Edith May Pretty was an English landowner on whose land the Sutton Hoo ship burial was discovered after she hired Basil Brown, a local archaeologist, to find out if anything lay beneath the mounds on her property.

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Edith González

Edith González Fuentes
First Name Edith
Last Name González
Born on December 10, 1964
Died on June 13, 2019 (aged 54)
Born in Mexico

Edith González Fuentes was a Mexican actress and dancer. She is best remembered and known for her works on multiple telenovelas produced by Televisa, TV Azteca and Telemundo. inc González made her acting debut on the telenovela produced by Televisa Cosa juzgada in 1970. She would later start a prominent career on multiple telenovelas produced by the same company, with her most famous works including Los ricos también lloran (1979), Bianca Vidal (1982), Corazón salvaje (1993), Salomé (2001), Mundo de fieras (2006), Palabra de mujer (2007) and Camaleones (2009–2010). In 2011, she moved to TV Azteca, the second best-known multimedia company in Mexico, where she starred in the telenovelas Cielo rojo (2011), Vivir a destiempo (2013) and Las Bravo (2014).

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Edith Cavell

Edith Louisa Cavell
First Name Edith
Last Name Cavell
Born on December 4, 1865
Died on October 12, 1915 (aged 49)

Edith Louisa Cavell was a British nurse. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and for helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was arrested. She was accused of treason, found guilty by a court-martial and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage.

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Edith Stein

First Name Edith
Last Name Stein
Born on October 12, 1891
Died on August 9, 1942 (aged 50)

Edith Stein was a German Jewish philosopher who converted to Catholicism and became a Discalced Carmelite nun. She is canonized as a martyr and saint of the Catholic Church, and she is one of six co-patron saints of Europe.

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Édith Cresson

Édith Campion
First Name Édith
Last Name Cresson
Born on January 27, 1934 (age 90)

Édith Cresson is a French politician. She is the first, and so far only, woman to have held the office of Prime Minister of France. Other than her breakthrough gender role, her term was uneventful. Her political career ended in scandal as a result of corruption charges dating from her tenure as European Commissioner for Research, Science and Technology.

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Edith Rodriguez

First Name Edith
Last Name Rodriguez
Born on February 1, 1964
Died on May 9, 2007 (aged 43)

Edith Isabel Rodriguez was a woman who died of gastrointestinal perforation at the Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital (King-Harbor) in unincorporated Los Angeles County, California, United States, after being refused treatment by hospital staff. Staff believed that her pain was due to a gallstone attack and thus did not believe she required urgent medical care. Rodriguez's situation became a cause célèbre about the failures and bureaucratic indifference of both King-Harbor as well as political and health leaders in the Los Angeles area, creating or reinforcing fears that the health care system will not take care of people in a time of dire need. The Rodriguez case resulted in press coverage on national news networks such as CNN and CBS News.

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Edith Bouvier Beale

First Name Edith
Last Name Beale
Born on November 7, 1917
Died on January 9, 2002 (aged 84)

Edith Bouvier Beale, nicknamed Little Edie, was an American socialite, fashion model, and cabaret performer. She was a first cousin of Jacqueline Onassis and Lee Bouvier Radziwill. She is best known for her participation in the 1975 documentary film Grey Gardens by Albert and David Maysles.

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Edith Windsor

First Name Edith
Last Name Windsor
Born on June 20, 1929
Died on September 12, 2017 (aged 88)

Edith "Edie" Windsor was an American LGBT rights activist and a technology manager at IBM. She was the lead plaintiff in the 2013 Supreme Court of the United States case United States v. Windsor, which overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and was considered a landmark legal victory for the same-sex marriage movement in the United States. The Obama Administration and federal agencies extended rights, privileges and benefits to married same-sex couples because of the decision.

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Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale

First Name Edith
Last Name Beale
Died on February 5, 1977 (aged 7)

Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale was an American socialite and singer known for her reclusive and eccentric lifestyle. Known as Big Edie, she was a sister of John Vernou Bouvier III and an aunt of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Her life and relationship with her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale was highlighted in the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens.

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