If you live in the U.S., it's easy to think that fame begins and ends in New York or L.A. – until you take a look across the pond, that is. London was founded more than 1,500 years before either of these major cities was even a dream in development, giving Britain quite the head start on everything from business to government to entertainment, fashion and celebrity culture. English stars run the gamut from actors and actresses to musicians, athletes, models, royals and people who are famous for who-knows-what ... kind of like the Kardashians back in the U.S.
While U.S. actors aim for Broadway, stage performers in Britain dream of the West End or Shakespeare. The BBC produces countless TV shows to give actors their start, and labels like Syco sign new artists to take over the music charts. The NFL and NBA stars in the States are replaced with soccer legends in England, while the notoriously voracious British tabloids like "The Sun" and "The Daily Mail" keep famous names in the headlines ... even when those celebrities aren't actually doing much worth talking about.
Think you can name the greatest actors, singers, models and celebutantes to come out of Great Britain? Prove it with this quiz!