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Irene was the baptismal name of Arlene Dietrich.
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A famous bearer of this name is Princess Irene of Lippe-Biesterfeld. She is the sister of queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
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A famous bearer is Irene Cara.
Irene de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón is the name of the fourth child of Princess Cristina of Spain and her husband Iñaki Urdangarín.
Irene Van Dyk is a 6 foot goal shooter who plays for the Silver Ferns (New Zealand netball team.) She was a South African who moved to New Zealand. She is very good at Netball. :)
Irene (pronounced Ie-REE-nee) Worth was a British actress.
Correction! Irene Worth was American, not British. She was born Harriet Elizabeth Abrams. She did use the pronunciation "Ie-REE-nee."
Irene was the sister of Alexandra Feodorovna, the last tsaritsa of Russia.
The infamous title 'character' in the song known as either "Irene, Goodnight" or "Goodnight Irene," an old folk standard.
Irene (pronounced Ie-REE-nee) Handl (1901-87) was a British actress of Austrian and French parentage. She was a wonderful comedic presence in lots of films from the 1950s and 1960s that still occasionally appear on British television.
The pronunciation of Irene of her generation (reflected in the character Irene Heron in Galsworthy's "The Forsyte Saga" in the BBC television series of the late 1960s) is seldom if ever heard in Britain anymore.
I have loved the name Irene since I first saw the film "Gattaca." Until then I thought Irene was an old-lady's name, but the name seemed really fresh and elegant on Uma Thurman's character in the movie.
The name "Irene" was also given to a hurricane which damaged severely the Caribbean, the United States East Coast and Atlantic Canada in 2011.
I don't like it that they give female names to hurricanes. My name is Irene and I'm teased a lot about it!:(
Irene Bedard (born July 22, 1967) is an American actress of Native American heritage. She provided the voice for Pocahontas in the Disney film of the same name.
This name is also used in The Netherlands - the most famous Dutch bearer of this name is Princess Irene (b. 1939), one of the sisters of Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands.
In Gone with the Wind, Scarlett's youngest sister is named Caroline Irene, but she goes by Carreen.
Irene Redfield is the main character in Passing, a novel by Nella Larsen. She is an unlikeable character.
Irene Adler is a character in the Sherlock Holmes short story "A Scandal in Bohemia" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
A famous bearer of the name was Irene Dunne (1898-1990), American actress of golden Hollywood.
Irene is the younger sister of singer Mariska Veres.
Irene is the name of the titular princess from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald. The animated movie based on the book uses the ie-REE-nee pronunciation.
Bae Joo-hyun, better known by her stage name Irene, is a South Korean singer, television host and actress. She is a member of South Korean girl group Red Velvet.
Irene Aldana is a Mexican mixed martial artist who competes in the Bantam weight division. She is currently signed with the UFC. In her lone fight with Brazilian mixed martial arts promotion Jungle Fight, Aldana faced Larissa Pacheco for the vacant JF Women's Bantamweight Championship at JF: Jungle Fight 63 on December 21, 2013. She lost the fight via third round TKO, giving her the first loss of her professional career.
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