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Iris or IRIS may refer to:


  • Iris (singer) (born 1995), Belgian singer
  • Iris Bannochie (1914–1988), Barbadian horticulturalist who was the leading expert on horticulture on the island of Barbados
  • Iris Bar-Ziv
  • Iris Barry (1895–1969), film critic and curator. In the 1920s she helped establish the original London Film Society, and was the first curator of the film department of the New York Museum of Modern Art in 1935
  • Iris Bell, American psychologist and alternative medicine researcher
  • Iris Berben (born 1950), German actress. She grew up in Hamburg, where her parents ran a restaurant
  • Iris Faircloth Blitch (1912–1993), United States Representative from Georgia
  • Iris Bohnet, Swiss academic, is Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Iris Burgoyne (1936–2014), South Australian author and Kokatha (Aboriginal) elder
  • Iris Burton (1930–2008), American talent agent and dancer, who discovered and represented many famous child actors during her career
  • Iris Butler (1905–2002), English journalist and historian
  • Iris Chung (born 1987), born in England and studied in London. She worked as designer at Sanrio when she back to Hong Kong. After one year modeling experience, Iris joined Jacso Entertainment in 2010
  • Iris Cahn, Full Professor and Chair Emerita of the Film Conservatory at SUNY Purchase College in Purchase, NY
  • Iris Cantor (born 1931), New York City and Los Angeles -based philanthropist, with a primary interest in medicine and the arts
  • Iris Clert (died 1986), owner of the Galerie Iris Clert from 1955 to 1971. During its tenure, her gallery became an avant-garde hotspot in the international art scene, particularly to Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely and Arman
  • Iris Cummings (born 1920), American aviator and former competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany
  • Iris DeBrito (born 1945), retired Brazilian association football player who played in the North American Soccer League
  • Iris Estabrook (born 1950), Democratic former member of the New Hampshire Senate, representing the 21st District from 2002 to 2004. Previously she was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1996 through 2002
  • Iris Falcam (1938–2010), American-born Micronesian librarian, researcher and public servant. Falcam served as the First Lady of the Federated States of Micronesia from 1999 to 2003 during the tenure of her husband, former President Leo Falcam
  • Iris Fontbona, Chilean billionaire businesswoman, the widow of Andrónico Luksic Abaroa, from inheriting Antofagasta PLC. She lives in Santiago, Chile
  • Iris Fuentes-Pila (born 1980), Spanish middle distance runner who specializes in the 1500 metres* Iris Glossy-starling
  • Iris Gordy (born 1943), American songwriter, producer, and music executive. She is a former vice president at Motown, where she helped launch the careers of DeBarge, Teena Marie, and Rick James
  • Iris Gusner (born 1941), German film director and screenwriter
  • Iris Habib Elmasry (1918–1994)
  • Iris Hanika (born 1962), German writer and journalist
  • Iris Hensley (1934–2003), founded The Georgia Ballet (originally named the Cobb/Marietta Ballet) in 1960 and served as the Artistic Director until her death in August 2003
  • Iris manikkam (painter), Tamil compairer


Art, entertainment, and media[edit]


Fictional entities[edit]



  • Iris (1916 film), a 1916 British silent romance film directed by Cecil M. Hepworth and starring Henry Ainley, Alma Taylor and Stewart Rome. It is based on the 1901 play Iris by Arthur Wing Pinero
  • Iris (1984 film), a biopic about New Zealand poet, Iris Wilkinson
  • Iris (1987 film), produced by New Concorde
  • Iris (2001 film), a biopic about Iris Murdoch
  • Iris (2014 film), a documentary about Iris Apfel by Albert Maysles


  • Iris shot, a film technique for ending a scene




Albums and EPs[edit]



Stage productions[edit]


  • Iris (TV channel), an Italian free entertainment television channel
  • Iris (TV series), a 2009 South Korean espionage television drama series
  • Iris II (TV series), a 2013 South Korean espionage television drama series
  • Iris, The Happy Professor, a Canadian-produced television show that ran from 1992 to 1994, revolving around Professor Iris, a purple ibis who taught his class, which included his three students - Piano, Skeleton, and Plant



Computing, information systems, and information technology[edit]



Science and technology[edit]



  • Iris (Management Festival)
  • Arc Iris, a folk pop band from Providence, Rhode Island that began in 2012 as a solo project of Jocie Adams, formerly a member of The Low Anthem
  • de Havilland Iris, a British four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, horizontally opposed aero engine
  • Elegy for Iris, a 1999 memoir by John Bayley, about his marriage to fellow author Iris Murdoch, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease in her last years. Bayley also wrote two more books about his life with Murdoch, Iris and Her Friends and Widower's House
  • Glen Iris (disambiguation)
  • HTC Iris, a smartphone manufactured by High Tech Computer Corporation exclusively for Telus clients
  • IRIS Magazine, an English and Irish language magazine which focuses on Irish republicanism, Irish politics, current affairs, history and foreign affairs. The first issue of the magazine was published in 1981
  • IRIS Research, an Australian research organisation that specialises in economic, community and industry research for government, business and academic institutions. IRIS Research commenced operations in 1980 and is headquartered in Wollongong, New South Wales
  • IRIS Workspace, a graphically organized iconic desktop environment that allowed access to the IRIX file system along with simplified system administration via the system manager
  • IRIS engine, a design for a new type of internal combustion engine
  • El Iris, a short-lived periodical that was published between February and August 1826 in the newly independent Republic of Mexico
  • IRIS Mist, an approved mixed used tower to be built in Dubai Maritime City, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • French ship Iris
  • Iris Capital, a venture capital firm, specialized in the digital economy, primarily active in Europe
  • Iris Challenge Evaluation, a series of events conducted and managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology for projects on technology development and evaluation for iris recognition
  • Iris Clert Gallery, an art gallery named after its Greek owner and curator, Iris Clert
  • Iris Donnelly Garrison, a fictional character in the American soap opera, Love is a Many Splendored Thing

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