How many famous Barbaras can you name?

Classic TV had no shortage of women named Barbara.


Names come and go in popularity. Looking back, it’s easy to pick out eras where certain names were common. In the 1950s, '60s and '70s, the name “Barbara” was everywhere from Beach Boys songs to the world’s most famous doll.

The name also popped up quite often in TV credits. Here are 12 famous women called Barbara from classic television. Can you fill in the right last name for each of them?

  1. This famous Barbra stopped by The Ed Sullivan Show early in her career. It's Barbra...
  2. This iconic journalist is Barbara...
     Image: The Everett Collection
  3. This classic TV star is Barbara...
  4. She was everyones favorite TV mom. It's Barbara...
  5. She played Perry Mason's right-hand woman. It's Barbara...
  6. This noir leading lady turned Western star is Barbara...
     Image: The Everett Collection
  7. Before she was Ellie Ewing in Dallas she played Midge in Hitchcock's Vertigo. It's Barbara...
  8. She was Cinnamon Carter in Mission: Impossible. It's Barbara...
  9. She also starred in a Sixties spy series, although with more laughs. It's Barbara...
  10. This country singer played a talk show host in Baywatch. It's Barbara...
  11. This Green Acres star shares a name with a spice. It's Barbara...
  12. She appeared all over Sixties TV, including the memorable Star Trek episode "Mirror, Mirror". It's BarBara...

How many famous Barbaras can you name?

Your Result...

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LanceMcCrickard 21 months ago
They got the punctuation wrong on number 12. Commas, periods, and exclamation points always come before the “end quote.” Question marks come before the end quote when the quote it’s self is a question.
LynCarceo 21 months ago
11/12; missed the Green Acres one because it's been years since I watched it (and, back then, only a few times)
HopeChinWah 30 months ago
I got 11 out of 12 That Barbara Pepper got me she must not be as well known as the others.
dekane54 32 months ago
I got 11 out of 12 I did not know Barbara Pepper number 11
Inkwell765 32 months ago
Foul! I tapped Barbara Eden, but selected Barbara Avery! Who's that?
MrstoniwTEXAS 32 months ago
12/12!! A couple were lucky guesses!
silverbelle7070 32 months ago
I should have gotten 12/12. I chose "Streisand" and they say the answer is "Sutherland". 🙄
silverbelle7070 32 months ago
wyo307pink 32 months ago
I was doing so good for a minute 😊
Skippy007 33 months ago
I worked for a bank on Wiltshire in la and Barbara Billansley was one of my clients very nice lady. Then I worked for color tile on Ventura bvd. In Encino California and Barbara Hale came in and locked the keys in her car so her husband came to help and gave me an autograph picture of. They were very nice as well.
TheSentinel 33 months ago
12/12 - Yes, I do know my Barbaras.
RkBke 33 months ago
barbara Luna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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