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Famous Sorority Sisters

Each fall sororities across the nation usher in a new class of sisters, thus furthering their rich traditions. Sororities offer young college women more than a social outlet, but academic support, networking, leadership and more.trista and ryan wedding

Here we’ve listed some of the famous or celebrity members of many popular sororities, women who started just as any other sister and rose to become great authors, singers, politicians, authors or artists.

Alpha Chi Omega

  • Condoleeza Rice – Former Secretary of State
  • Trista Rehn – Bachelorette

Alpha Delta Pi

  • Danika McKellar – “Winnie” on Wonder Years
  • Nancy Grace – CNN Journalist

Alpha Phi

  • Jeri Ryan – Actress
  • Kimberly Williams – Actress

Chi Omega

  • Joyce Dewitt – Actress
  • Lucy Liu – Actress
  • Cybill Shepherd – Actress

jada pinkett smithAlpha Kappa Alpha

  • Coretta Scott King
  • Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Alicia Keys

Delta Gamma

  • Joan Lunden – Journalist
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Actress
  • Patricia Heaton – Actress

Delta Phi Epsilon

  • Bette Midler – Singer, Actress

Delta Sigma Theta

  • Aretha Franklin
  • Natalie Cole

Delta Zeta

  • Joy Behar – The View

katie couricDelta Delta Delta

  • Deborah Norville – Inside Edition
  • Dixie Carter – Actress
  • Elizabeth Dole – U.S. Senator
  • Katie Couric – CBS Anchor
  • Molly Sims – Actress, Model
  • Hoda Kotb – Today Show
  • Sara Blakely – Spanx Creator

Gamma Phi Beta

  • Kristin Chenoweth – Actress

Kappa Alpha Theta

  • Barbara Bush – Daughter of Former President George W. Bush
  • Laura Bush – Former First Lady
  • Holly Hunter – Actress
  • Sheryl Crow – Singer

Kappa Delta

  • Ali Landry – Former Miss USA, Actress
  • Georgia O’Keefe – Artist

Kappa Kappa Gamma

  • sophia bushAshley Judd – Actress
  • Kate Spade – Designer
  • Sophia Bush – Actress

Pi Beta Phi

  • Faye Dunaway – Actress
  • Sue Grafton – Author

Zeta Tau Alpha

  • Erin Andrews – ESPN Reporter

Know of someone not on our list? Please add them below!






43 Responses to “Famous Sorority Sisters”

  1. Anna says:

    missing Jennifer Garner and Jenna Dewan Tatum for Pi Beta Phi

  2. Margie says:

    Kim Gambale from Jersey Couture is KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA

  3. PearlGirl.DDD says:

    Actually. It’s a myth that Farrah Fawcett was a Tri Delta. She never completed the pledge process and never became an initiated member. ALSO Lilly Pulitzer was never in a sorority.

  4. Ann Hawjubs says:

    Delta Gamma:
    Eva Marie Saint
    Mary Fran

  5. Sarah Boggan says:

    Alpha Omicron Pi Famous Members are: Dr. Melina Jampolis-CNN Medical Correspondent, Fit TV Diet Doctor; Kristin Dosh-ESPN Reporter; Ann Byrn-Cake Mix
    Doctor-Author; Anita Courset, Andy Griffin Show TV Girl Friend; Courtney Kupets-World and Olympic Champion; Courtney Cason-QVC; Angie Goff-News Anchor, etc.

  6. RHOcentric says:

    There are several notable women who are members of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

    Vanessa Bell Armstrong – gospel music artist
    Louise Beavers – actress (film Imitation of Life, 1934)
    ‘Lindy’ Corrine Claiborne Boggs – first female U.S. representative from Louisiana
    Corrine Brown – U.S. Representative Florida
    Eugenia Charles – former Prime Minister of Dominica and first woman elected head of state in the Americas
    Lee Chamberlin – actress
    Alice Childress- author of “A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But A Sandwich”
    Ellia English – actress/producer, (sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show’)
    Carolyn Tyler Guidry – second elected female bishop of the AME Church
    Anna Maria Horsford – actress, (sitcoms Amen (TV series) and The Wayans Bros.)
    Cynthia Horner – editor of Right On! magazine
    Maysa Leak – jazz music artist
    Mother Love – daytime talk show host
    Marilyn McCoo – singer/actress
    Hattie McDaniel – first African American to be nominated and to win an Academy Award-winning for her supporting role in the 1939 epic movie Gone with the Wind
    MC Lyte (born Lana Michele Moorer) – Hip-Hop recording artist
    Kelly Price – Grammy-nominated singer
    Victoria Rowell – foster care activist and actress The Young & The Restless
    Tonya Lee Williams – actress, The Young & The Restless
    Martha Reeves – R&B and Pop singer and former politician, and was the lead singer of the Motown girl group “Martha and the Vandellas”
    Leighan Lord – comedian
    Ms. Dupree – comedian, Tom Joyner Show
    Dr. Lillian M. Beard – Former Columnist: ” Good Housekeeping Magazine”
    Brenda Pressley – actress
    Chizu Shindo Suzuki – Japanese Artist and Writer
    Priscilla Williams White – author of “The Children – What Shall We Tell Them About God?”
    Linda McClure – model, actress
    Shannon Warren- political blogger

  7. Alyse says:

    Sigma Gamma Rho
    Kelly Price
    MC Lyte
    Hattie McDaniel
    Ella English
    Tanya Williams

  8. BelleTara says:

    Sigma Gamma Rho:

    Hattie McDaniel- First African American actress to be nominated and to win an Academy Award-winning for her supporting role in the 1939 movie “Gone with the Wind.” First African American to sing on a Network Radio in the U.S.

    MC Lyte- (born Lana Michele Moorer) Hip-Hop recording artist

    Kelly Price- Grammy-nominated signer

    Carolyn Tyler Guidry- second elected female bishop of the AME church

    ‘Lindy’ Corrine Claiborne Boogs- First female U.S. representative from Louisiana

    Ella English- actress/producer, (sitcom “The Jamie Foxx Show“)

    Mary Washington- First African-American CPA

    Cathy Hughes- CEO, Radio One

    Judge Joyce Williams Warren- First African-American Judge in Arkansas

    Marie Lafontant- Founder and President of Haitian Research Center

    Victoria Rowell- Actress, “Young & Restless”, “Diagnosis Murder”

    Soror Corinne Boggs- First Female Representative to Chair
    a National Convention of a major Political Party

    Leighan Lord- Comedian, Viewed on Comedy Central’s
    Premium Blend & BET’s Comic View

    Louise Beavers, Actress- Made her first film in 1924, also had role in “Imitation of Life,” 2nd African American (Soror McDaniel 1st) to star in the situation comedy, “Beulah,” the first nationally broadcast weekly series with an African-American in the leading role.

    L. Marion Poe- first African-American woman to be admitted to the bar in the entire South.

    Anne Marie Horseford – Actress, The Waynes Bros.

    Chizu Shindo Suzuki – Japanese Artist and Writer

    Maysa Leak – Jazz Artist

    Ruth Whitehead Whitley – First African American Woman to actively practice law in the US

  9. Cheryl Bryant says:

    Another famous sister of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is the renowned author, Zora Neale Hurston.

  10. kappalove says:

    Lo Bosworth- Kappa Kappa Gamma

  11. Shannon King says:

    Erin Andrews (Gamma Iota) – ESPN reporter
    Susan Ford Bales (Alpha Upsilon) – Daughter of President Gerald Ford, Spokesperson for the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Brigadier General Margaret A. Brewer, U.S.M.C. (Alpha Gamma) – First Woman General of the United States Marine Corps
    Betty Buckley (Gamma Psi) – Tony Award winning theater, film, and television actress; (Cats, Eight is Enough, Tender Mercies)
    Faith Daniels (Theta) – News personality; (48 Hours, Sunday Morning, The Today Show, CBS Morning News, A Closer Look)
    Phyllis George (Gamma Phi) – Miss America 1971, Emmy Award winning television host and sportscaster (The NFL Today) and author
    Shannon James (Eta Kappa) – model
    Geralyn Lucas (Special Initiate of Theta Xi) – author and Director of Public Affairs for Lifetime Television
    Deborah Platt Majoras (Delta Omega) – former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission.
    Jenna Morasca – Winner of Survivor: The Amazon, and contestant on Survivor: All Stars
    Betty Nguyen (Kappa) – CNN journalist
    Nicole Paggi (Theta Psi) – Actress
    Lynda Bird Johnson Robb (Kappa) – Daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson, wife of Charles Robb
    Brittany Toll (Beta Nu)- Current Miss New Mexico USA, top 16 finalist at Miss USA and “Fan Favorite” and former Miss New Mexico Teen USA
    Dr. Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (Beta Gamma) – First female to win the Pulitzer Prize in music and to receive a doctorate in music composition from Juilliard.
    Shonda Schilling (Iota Delta) Founder of SHADE, The Curt and Shonda Schilling Melanoma Foundation of America, wife of Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling

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  13. Fergs says:

    Chi Omega:
    Angela Kinsey (The Office)
    Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)

  14. PeaceLoveTheta says:

    Famous Thetas

    Melinda French Gates (Beta Rho, Duke) – wife of Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,Time, Person of the Year, 2005
    Nancy Hanks (Beta Rho, Duke) – first female Chairman of the US National Endowment for the Arts
    Tory Burch - fashion designer
    Sheryl Crow - 9-time Grammy award-winning singer
    Amy Grant - 6-time Grammy award-winning singer
    Laura Bush - wife of former President George W. Bush
    Jenna Bush and Barbara Bush - daughters of former President Bush
    Lynne Cheney - wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney
    Marjorie Husted - home economist who created the Betty Crocker line
    Diane Marie Disney and Sharon Mae Disney - daughters of Walt Disney. For this reason, Kappa Alpha Theta’s symbol (the kite) and the flower (the pansy) are features in the Disney film Mary Poppins. The song “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” was dedicated to Theta.  
    Kerri Strug - 1996 Olympic gold medal winning gymnast
    Joan Ganz Cooney - founder of Children’s Television Workshop and creator of Sesame Street
    Marlo Thomas - actress
    Ann-Margret - 5-time Golden Glove award-winning actress

  15. owl_love says:

    Cloris Leachman- Gamma Phi Beta

    And to clear up something Vienna from the Bachelor is a Kappa Delta..not a Gphi!

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  17. Chi says:

    Nancy Grace would be an ADPi…..

  18. anonymous says:

    Betsey Johnson- Alpha Xi Delta

  19. Bored@home says:

    Rosa Parks was a honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha
    Farrah Fawcett was in Delta Delta Delta

  20. Britany says:

    Joan Rivers-Sigma Delta Tau
    Christy Carlson Romano-Sigma Delta Tau

  21. 1heart1way says:

    I see Sigma Kappa wasn’t in this list. Here are a few!
    -Judith Guest (Author)
    - Margaret Chase Smith (First Female US Senator)
    - Angela Stanford (LPGA Golfer)
    - Maitland Ward (Actress)
    - Tara Gray (Ms. Alabama 2002)
    -Maitland Ward-Actress
    -Lauren Roman-Actress

  22. ThetaLove says:

    Other famous Thetas:
    Walt Disney’s Daughters
    Sarah Clark- actress in tv series “24″
    Kate Voegle- famous singer

  23. Ivy Leaves says:

    Rosemarie Dewit- Alpha Phi

  24. southern-pearl says:

    Lilly pulitzer – Delta Zeta

  25. ThetaLove says:

    Kerri Strug, Olympic gymnast – Kappa Alpha Theta
    Marjorie Child Husted, creator of Betty Crocker – Kappa Alpha Theta

  26. Caroline C says:

    Tory Burch- Kappa Alpha Theta

  27. borninpearls says:

    Jenna Bush, Barbara’s twin sister and Laura’s daughter, is also a Kappa Alpha Theta.

  28. elizabeth says:

    also vienna from bachelor was a gamma phi beta

  29. Jessica says:

    Mary Fallin- Kappa Alpha Theta (Oklahoma’s first female govener)

  30. PiBetaPhi says:

    Jennifer Garner was a Pi Beta Phi

  31. Theta says:

    Tory Burch-Kappa Alpha Theta

  32. beth-anne says:

    Heather Locklear – Chi Omega

  33. Kristin says:

    More Kappa Delta famous alums are:
    Leigh Anne and Collins Tuohy: Movie the BlindSide was based off of
    Patricia Miller: Co-Creator of Vera Bradley
    Kathleen Babineau Blanco: Governor of Louisiana
    Christine O’ Grady Gregoire: Governor of Washington
    Debbie Maffett Wilson: Miss America, journalist

  34. thetalove says:

    Tory Burch: Kappa Alpha Theta

  35. Erin says:

    Alpha Delta Pi-
    Shirley McClain
    Michelle Pfeiffer
    Emilyann Procter

  36. Natalie says:

    Carrie Underwood- Sigma Sigma Sigma

  37. TFM DGW says:

    Sounds like a list of women with no knowledge of how to make a sandwich.

  38. katie says:

    Tori Burch- Kappa Alpha Theta

  39. MoMo says:

    Tory Burch- Kappa Alpha Theta
    Whitney Port- Kappa Alpha Theta
    Cindy McCain- Kappa Alpha Theta
    Barbara Bush (Mother of George W.)- Pi Beta Phi

  40. XiLove says:

    Laura Bush- Kappa Alpha Theta
    Betsey Johnson- Alpha Xi Delta

  41. katherine says:

    I have a list of celebrities. you already have some of them but here I have more
    Carrie Underwood – Sigma Sigma Sigma
    Sophia Bush – Kappa Kappa Gamma
    Sabrina Bryan – Delta Gamma
    Lucy Liu – Chi Omega
    Jennifer Garner – Pi Beta Phi
    JoAnna Garcia – Delta Delta Delta
    Christy Carlson Romano – Sigma Delta Tau
    Molly Sims, actress – Delta Delta Delta
    Ashley Judd, actress – Kappa Kappa Gamma
    Sheryl Crow, singer – Kappa Alpha Theta
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actress – Delta Gamma
    Demetra George – Gamma Phi Beta
    Kelli O’Hara – Gamma Phi Beta
    Bailey Hanks – Gamma Phi Beta
    Beth Brickell – Pi Beta Phi
    Kate Capshaw – Alpha Delta Pi
    Dixie Carter – Delta Delta Delta
    Kristin Chenoweth – Gamma Phi Beta
    Shirley Christian – Alpha Delta Pi
    Rita Coolidge – Alpha Gamma Delta
    Amy Grant – Kappa Alpha Theta
    Cathy Guisewite- Delta Delta Delta
    Florence Henderson – Delta Zeta
    Ann-Margret – Kappa Alpha Theta
    Rue McClanahan – Kappa Alpha Theta
    Donna Mills – Delta Gamma
    Kimberly Williams-Paisley – Alpha Phi
    Jean Smart – Alpha Delta Pi

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