Famous Arizonans

Famous People Born in Arizona

See our top list of the most famous people from Arizona. We’ve chosen people like athletes, actors, civil rights activists, scientists and people from other walks of life that have come from the “The Grand Canyon” state.

Rex Allen singer, actor, Willcox
Apache Kid Indian outlaw, Arizona Territory
Lynda Carter actress, Phoenix
Cesar Estrada Chavez labor leader, Yuma
Cochise Apache indian chief, Arizona Territory
Geronimo Apache indian chief, Arizona Territory
Barry Goldwater politician, Phoenix
Carl Trumbull Hayden politician, Phoenix
Frank Luke, Jr. WWI fighter ace, Phoenix
Charles Mingus jazz musician and composer, Nogales
Linda Ronstadt singer, Tucson
Kerri Strug gymnast, Tucson
Stewart Udall former Secretary of the Interior, Saint Johns
Louie Espinoza Arizona’s first world champion boxer, Chandler
Michael Carbajal world champion boxer, Phoenix