List of Famous people named Theresa
Theresa Mary May, Lady May is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2016 to 2019. May served as Home Secretary from 2010 to 2016 in the Cameron government and has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Maidenhead in Berkshire since 1997. Ideologically, she identifies herself as a one-nation conservative.
Kira-Theresa Underberg is a German actress and radio play talker.
Theresa Tam is a Canadian physician and public servant who currently serves as the 3rd chief public health officer of Canada. Tam initially took the role following the retirement of her predecessor, Gregory Taylor, on December 16, 2016. She was formally appointed on June 26, 2017.
Theresa Saldana was an American actress, activist, and writer. She is known for her role as Rachel Scali, the wife of Police Commissioner Tony Scali, in the 1990s television series The Commish, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, in 1994. Major film roles include Lenora LaMotta, the wife of Joe Pesci's character in the 1980 film, Raging Bull, and as a Beatles fan in Robert Zemeckis' 1978 Beatlemania ensemble I Wanna Hold Your Hand. She was also known for raising public awareness of the crime of stalking after surviving a knife attack by an obsessed fan at her home in 1982.
Theresa Anne Villiers is a British Conservative Party politician who served as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2019 to 2020. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Chipping Barnet since 2005. Villiers was Minister of State for Transport from 2010 to 2012 and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 2012 until 2016.
Theresa Jimmie Francine Knorr is an American woman convicted of torturing and murdering two of her six children while using the others to facilitate and cover up her crimes. She is currently serving two consecutive life sentences at the California Institution for Women in Chino, California.
Theresa Lynn Russell is an American actress whose career spans over four decades. Her filmography includes over fifty feature films, ranging from mainstream to independent and experimental films.
Thérésa Cabarrus, Madame Tallien, was a Spanish-born French noble, salon holder and social figure during the Revolution. Later she became Princess of Chimay.
Theresa Stoll is a German judoka. She is the 2017 European silver medalist in the 57 kg division.
Theresa of Portugal
Theresa of Portugal; 1176 – 18 June 1250) was Queen of Léon as the first wife of King Alfonso IX of León. She was born the oldest daughter of Sancho I of Portugal and Dulce of Aragon. When her marriage was annulled because of consanguinity, she retired to a convent. She was beatified in 1705.
Theresa Zabell Lucas is a Spanish sailor who won gold medal both in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, and in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. A member of Real Club de Mediterráneo Málaga she competes in the 470 class.
Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska
Theresa Kunegunda was a Polish princess, an Electress of Bavaria and of the Electorate of the Palatinate. She also served as Regent of the Palatinate in 1704–05.
Theresa Lee is a Hong Kong-born Canadian actress.
Theresa of León
Theresa was Countess of Portugal, and for a time claimant to be its independent Queen. She rebelled against vasalic ties with her half-sister Queen Urraca of León and Castile. She was recognised as Queen by Pope Paschal II in 1116, but was captured and forced to accept Portugal's vassalage to León in 1121, being allowed to keep her royal title. Her political alliance and amorous liaison with Galician nobleman Fernando Pérez de Traba led to her being ousted by her son, Afonso Henriques, who with the support of the Portuguese nobility and clergy, defeated her at the Battle of São Mamede in 1128.
Theresa Fu is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer, film and television actress, and model.
Theresa of Portugal
Theresa of Portugal was Countess of Flanders by marriage to Philip I, Count of Flanders, and Duchess of Burgundy by marriage to Odo III, Duke of Burgundy. She was the daughter of the Portuguese king Afonso I and Matilda of Savoy. She served as co-regent of Portugal with her brother during the illness of their father Afonso I of Portugal from 1172 until 1173, and regent of Flanders during the interim period after the death of her spouse and the accession of his heir.
Theresa E. Randle is an American actress. She has appeared in films such as Malcolm X (1992), Sugar Hill (1994), Beverly Hills Cop III (1994), Bad Boys (1995), Girl 6 (1996), Space Jam (1996), Spawn (1997), Bad Boys II (2003), and Bad Boys for Life (2020).