1. Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar Akita

American actress, producer and entrepreneur. 

2. Cher

Cher singer

American singer and actress. Throughout her career, she has sold 200 million records worldwide. She is the only artist to date to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in each decade from the 1960s to the 2010s.

3. Dan Aykroyd

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Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and musician. 

4. Helen Keller

Helen Keller with akita

American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.

5. Evander Holyfield

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American former professional boxer. He is the only four-time world heavyweight champion, winning the WBA, WBC and IBF titles in 1990, the WBA and IBF titles in 1993, as well as the WBA title in 1996 and 2000.

6. John Kruk

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American former Major League Baseball player and current baseball analyst for ESPN. Kruk is one of only five major league baseball players to retire with exactly 100 home runs. 

7. Elvis Stojko


Canadian figure skater. He is a three-time World champion (1994, 1995, 1997), two-time Olympic silver medalist (1994, 1998), and seven-time Canadian champion (1994, 1996–2000, and 2002).

8. Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins

American jazz tenor saxophonist, widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians.

9. Pia Zadora

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American actress and singer.

10. Amanda Bearse

Amanda Bearse

American actress, director and comedienne.

11. Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill with akita

British actor. Cavill would gain further prominence and international fame playing the titular superhero Superman in the 2013 reboot film Man of Steel, which became a commercial success and the highest-grossing Superman film of all time.

12. Eric Christian Olsen

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American actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayals of Detective Marty Deeks on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles.

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