Tessa LynneThompson, American actress
Tessa De Loo, pen name of JohannaMartina "Tineke" Duyvené de Wit, Dutch novelist
Tessa Rumsey, American poet
Tessa Allen, American actress
Tessa Virtue, Canadian Olympic ice dancer
Tessa Grady, American actress
Tessa Bonhomme, Canadian ice hockey player
Tessa Jane Jowell, English MP and Minister for the Olympics
Tessa Jane Munt, English MP
Tessa Quayle, main character in film "The ConstantGardener"
Tessa Altman, character on TV's "Suburgatory"
Tessa Noël, character on TV's "Highlander: The Series" Theresa "Tessa" Gray, character in The Infernal Devices and Mortal Instruments by CassandraClare
Tessa, "contadina," mistress to Tito Melema, in Romola (1862) by GeorgeEliot
Tessa, "contadina" who marries Giuseppe Palmieri in the Gilbert and Sullivan opera The Gondoliers (1889)
Tessa Reynolds, main character in "Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall" by Wendy Mass
Tessa Scott, main character in "Before I Die" and film "Now is Good"
Tessa, character in the RedEarth video game series
Teletha "Tessa" Testarossa, character in anime/manga "Full Metal Panic"