List of Famous people named Paula
Paula Corbin Jones is an American civil servant. A former Arkansas state employee, Jones sued U.S. president Bill Clinton for sexual harassment. The Paula Jones case provided the impetus for Independent Counsel Ken Starr to broaden his on-going investigation into Clinton's pre-presidency financial dealings with the Whitewater Land Company, and resulted in Clinton's impeachment in the House of Representatives and subsequent acquittal by the Senate on February 12, 1999. Specifically, Clinton was asked under oath about Monica Lewinsky in the Jones suit, denied having ever had sexual relations with her, and was accused of perjury after evidence of sexual contact was exposed. The Jones lawsuit also led to a landmark legal precedent by the U.S. Supreme Court which ruled that a sitting U.S. president is not exempt from civil litigation for acts committed outside of public office.
Paula Badosa Gibert
Paula Badosa Gibert is a tennis player from Spain. She won the 2015 French Open girls' singles title by defeating Anna Kalinskaya in the final. Badosa reached her best singles ranking of world No. 34 on 24 May 2021, and peaked at No. 359 in the doubles rankings on 10 May 2021.
Paula Newsome is an American actress, best known for her roles on television.
Paula Maxine Patton is an American actress. Patton made her feature film debut in the 2005 comedy Hitch, and had starring roles in the films Déjà Vu (2006), Precious (2009), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011), 2 Guns (2013), and Warcraft (2016).
Paula Modersohn-Becker was a German painter and one of the most important representatives of early expressionism. Her brief career was cut short when she died from postpartum embolism at the age of 31. She is recognized as the first known female painter to paint nude self-portraits. She was an important member of the artistic movement of modernism at the start of the twentieth century.
Paula Julie Abdul is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress, and television personality. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18 and later became the head choreographer for the Laker Girls, where she was discovered by The Jacksons. After choreographing music videos for Janet Jackson, Abdul became a choreographer at the height of the music video era and soon thereafter she was signed to Virgin Records. Her debut studio album Forever Your Girl (1988) became one of the most successful debut albums at that time, selling 7 million copies in the United States and setting a record for the most number-one singles from a debut album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: "Straight Up", "Forever Your Girl", "Cold Hearted", and "Opposites Attract". Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her with Diana Ross for seventh among the female solo performers who have topped the chart.
Paula Elizabeth Yates was a British television presenter and writer. Yates is best known for her work on two television programmes, The Tube and The Big Breakfast. She was the girlfriend of musician Bob Geldof from 1976 to 1986 and was married to him from 1986 to 1996. She was also in a relationship with musician Michael Hutchence from the mid-1990s until Hutchence's death in 1997. Yates died of a heroin overdose in 2000.
Paula Belén Pareto is an Argentine judoka and physician.
Paula Michelle White-Cain is an American preacher, author, televangelist and proponent of prosperity theology.
Paula Kalenberg is a German actress. She is probably best known to international audiences for her roles in films Krabat, Vision – From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen and Jew Suss: Rise and Fall.
Paula Margaret Duncan is an Australian actress. Her numerous television roles include playing Nurse Lisa Brooks in The Young Doctors (1976–77), Detective Danni Francis in Cop Shop (1977–83), for which she twice won the Logie Award for Most Popular Actress, Lorelei Wilkinson in Prisoner (1986), Janet Bryant in Richmond Hill (1988) and Bridget Jackson in Home and Away (1990). Her sister was actress Carmen Duncan.
Paula Beer is a German actress. She first became known as a teenager for her main role in Chris Kraus's 2010 film Poll. Her breakthrough was in 2016, when she starred in François Ozon's Frantz (2016), for which she won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for best young performer at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival. For her performance as Undine Wibeau in Christian Petzold's Undine she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival.
Paula Jane Radcliffe, MBE is a former British long-distance runner. She is a three-time winner of the London Marathon, three-time New York Marathon champion, and 2002 Chicago Marathon winner. She was previously the fastest female marathoner of all time, and held the Women's World Marathon Record with a time of 2:15:25 for 16 years from 2003 to 2019 when it was broken by Brigid Kosgei.
Paula Graciela Daza Narbona is a Chilean surgeon, pediatrician and politician who served as Undersecretary of Public Health. Daza was a consultant for Evelyn Matthei and Andrés Allamand during the 2013 Chilean general election partly drafting the health care plan of their presidential campaigns. During the COVID-19 pandemic a criminal complaint was filed against Daza and other members of the government, which accused them of negligence during the pandemic.
Paula Schramm is a German actress. She appeared in more than forty films since 1997.
Paula Echevarría Colodrón is a Spanish model and actress.
Paula Alma Kelly was an American actress, singer, dancer and choreographer in films, television and theatre. Kelly's career began during the mid–1960s in theatre, making her Broadway debut as Mrs. Veloz in the 1964 musical Something More!, alongside Barbara Cook. Kelly's other Broadway credits include The Dozens (1969), Paul Sills' Story Theatre (1971), Ovid's Metamorphoses (1971), and Sophisticated Ladies (1981), based on the music of Duke Ellington, appearing with Gregory Hines and Phyllis Hyman.
Paula Ann Hiers Deen is an American TV personality and cooking show host. Deen resides in Savannah, Georgia, where she owns and operates The Lady & Sons restaurant and Paula Deen's Creek House with her sons, Jamie and Bobby Deen. She has published fifteen cookbooks. Though married since 2004 to Michael Groover, she uses the last name Deen, from her first marriage.
Paula Pell is an American comedy writer, producer, and actress, best known for her work writing for the sketch series Saturday Night Live.
Paula Vázquez Picallo
Paula Vázquez Picallo is a Spanish television presenter, also known for her modelling career in the fashion industry as well as her acting.