Kathryn is a feminine given name and comes from the Greek meaning for 'pure'. It is a variant of Katherine.[2] It may refer to:

In television and film:

  • Kathryn Beaumont (born 1938), English voice actress and school teacher best known for her Disney animation film works
  • Kathryn Bernardo (born 1996), Filipina actress and Recording Artist
  • Kathryn Bigelow (born 1951), American film director, first woman to win the Academy Award, BAFTA, and DGA award for Best Director
  • Kathryn Cressida also known as "Kat" Cressida (born 1968), American voice actress
  • Kathryn Crosby (born 1933), American actress and singer who performed her most memorable roles under her birth-name Kathryn Grant
  • Kathryn Drysdale (born 1981), English actress
  • Kathryn Eames (1908 – 2004), American screen, stage, and television actress
  • Kathryn Erbe (born 1966), American actress best known for her lead role as Detective Eames on Law & Order: Criminal Intent
  • Kathryn Grayson (1922 – 2010), American lead actress and operatic soprano singer with MGM and Warner Brothers
  • Kathryn Hahn (born 1974), American actress best known for her role as Lily Lebowski on Crossing Jordan
  • Kathryn Joosten (born 1939), American actress known for roles on The West Wing and Desperate Housewives
  • Kathryn McGuire (1903 – 1978), American silent-film actress and dancer
  • Kathryn Morris (born 1969), American actress best known for her lead role as Detective Lilly Rush on Cold Case
  • Kathryn Leigh Scott (b. 1943), American television and film actress known for her roles in the soap opera Dark Shadows

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In politics:

  • Kathryn I. Bowers (born 1943), American politician and Democratic former member of the Tennessee Senate representing the 33rd district
  • Kathryn E. Granahan née O'Hay (1894 – 1979), American Democratic U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 32nd Treasurer of the United States
  • Kathryn Hay (born 1975), Tasmanian Labor politician and member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly in the electorate of Bass
  • Kathryn O'Loughlin McCarthy née O'Loughlin (1894 – 1952), American Democratic politician and first female U.S. Representative from Kansas

In sports:

  • Kathryn Binns later became Kathryn Davis (born 1958), English long-distance runner of marathons and half marathon events
  • Kathryn Colin "Kathy" Colin (born 1974), American Olympic contender and Pan American Games medalist in canoeing

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