Movies and gardening are my passions, so I decided to combine the two into an article about celebrities with floral names. There are far less than I would’ve imagined, though, especially considering that many performers change their names when they head to Hollywood.
And, no, there are no male celebrities on this list. I don’t think Hollywood is ready for a leading man named “Iris” just yet.
Five Celebrities with Flowers in Their Names
Rose Byrne – This beautiful Australian actress has been nominated for Golden Globes and Emmys in recognition of her performance on television’s Damages, but she’s also starred in movies ranging from X-Men: First Class to 28 Weeks Later.
Chloe Sevigny – The name Chloe was an alias of the nature goddess Demeter, and it’s Greek for “young green shoot.” This former model specializes in independent films, and she even received a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role in Boys Don’t Cry.
Rose McGowan – Once engaged to controversial rocker Marilyn Manson, this actress was born in Italy and has appeared in films such as Jawbreaker and Grindhouse. Fans of television’s Charmed will also remember her as Paige Matthews.
Suri Cruise – While she hasn’t appeared in movies or television, this daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes has generated plenty of headlines. Her name is Persian for “rose.”
Daisy Fuentes – Born in Cuba, Fuentes was the first Latina VJ to work for MTV. She has worked extensively as a model and television host.
Five More Celebrities with Floral Names
Lily Allen – Talented British musician whose debut album, Alright, Still, has sold over 2.6 million copies worldwide.
Poppy Montgomery – This TV actress’s sisters are named Daisy Yellow, Rosie Thorn, Lily Belle, and Marigold Sun. You probably remember her from the series Without a Trace.
Rosemary Clooney – A successful singer and actress, the late performer was the aunt of hunky star George Clooney.
Lili Taylor – While she appeared on HBO’s Six Feet Under, Lili is known primarily for her work in independent films. I recommend Factotum and I Shot Andy Warhol.
Tulip Joshi – A popular Indian actress from Bollywood films such as Hostel, Super, and SuperStar.
While this list of 10 celebrities with floral names may not improve your life or help you get a better job, it should make for some interesting conversation the next time you’re having coffee with members of your gardening club. And if you’re a fan of music or movies, it should turn you on to some talented performers that you might have otherwise missed.
Violet Van Cleef writes for the Deliver Roses website, where she specializes in articles about florist education and training.