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Top 100 Famous Women

Enter an answer into the box. According to Biography Online, this is the 100 most famous women alive or dead in order. However, Biography Online can't count -- they skipped one number and repeated one woman so the actual list is the top 98 famous women. Most are actresses, writers or tennis players.
Last updated: April 09, 2016
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Married then divorced to Prince Charles. Died in a car accident in Paris.
Princess Diana
Third Prime Minister of India 1966 - 1977, 1980 - 1984, killed by her Sikh bodyguards
Indira Gandhi
Queen of the British Empire in the 19th century
Queen Victoria
American singer, songwriter, and actress. Best selling female artist of all time. Uses one name
Devoted follower of Jesus. First witness to the resurrection
Mary Magdalene
First female leader of a Muslim state, Prime Minister of Pakistan
Benazir Bhutto
US First Lady, cultural and fashion icon of the 60's.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Last Pharaoh of Egypt. Personally involved with Mark Anthony and Julius Caesar.
Young woman who inspired the French in their fight against the English. Burnt at the stake as a witch.
Joan of Arc
Actress, model and icon of the 50s and 60s. Sang happy birthday to the husband of #7
Marilyn Monroe
Albanian nun who worked mostly in Kolkata
Mother Teresa
Teenage author of a dairy. Died in Bergen concentration camp.
Anne Frank
Actress in the 50s and 60s who later went to work for UNICEF
Audrey Hepburn
African American talk show host, book club, magazine and television station owner
Oprah Winfrey
1970s era tennis player who advocated for gender equality in sports
Billie Jean King
Queen of France who made her sons, John and Richard, kings of England
Eleanor of Aquitaine
First Lady, US Senator, US Secretary of State and possible candidate for 2016 presidential election
Hillary Rodham Clinton
French actress, dancer, singer and animal rights activist.
Brigitte Bardot
First Lady, human rights campaigner, diplomat, UN Human Rights committee
Eleanor Roosevelt
French fashion designer and founder of a fashion label using her own name. Gained influence first in the 1920s.
Coco Chanel
"Iron Lady" British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
American singer, actress and dancer. Lead singer of Destiny's Child. Known by her first name
Beyonce Knowles
Married Prince William
Catherine Middleton
Dutch exotic dancer executed in WWI as a spy
Mata Hari
Author of the Harry Potter series
JK Rowling
Queen of England during the 16th century. Made England Protestant.
Queen Elizabeth I
American actress who married the Prince of Monaco
Grace Kelly
German chancellor since 2005 and Time 2015 Person of the Year
Angela Merkel
Swedish actress featured in Casablanca
Ingrid Bergman
Minor German princess who became Queen of Russia after her husband was assisinated
Catherine the Great
US actress, producer and humanitarian. Lara Croft:Tomb Raider
Angelina Jolie
British monarch since 1953.
Queen Elizabeth II
Barbados actress, singer and fashion designer. Uses only one name
American comedian, actress, and TV talk show host. TV show went by her first name
Ellen DeGeneres
Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma
Jane Austen
American actress, model and singer. The Avengers, Lost in Translation, Girl with a Pearl Earring
Scarlett Johansson
American singer, songwriter, activist, fashion designer and actress. Meat dress and Twitter
Lady Gaga
Spanish saint, mystic and writer
St. Teresa of Avila
Burmese democracy activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner
Aung San Suu Kyi
Uncle Tom's Cabin. Anti-slavery campaigner
Harriet Beecher Stowe
American actress, singer, playwright and comedian. Subject to censorship. Klondike Annie, Go West Young Man
Mae West
Mystery writer, Poirot and Miss Marple
Agatha Christie
British nurse during the Crimean War. Improved hospital standards
Florence Nightingale
Campaigned against slavery and in favour of women and workers' rights. On the US dollar
Susan B. Anthony
American 19th century female poet
Emily Dickinson
Born in Austria, Queen of France and guillotined during the Revolution
Marie Antoinette
British militant suffragette who used radical and violent tactics
Emmeline Pankhurst
Polish physicist and chemist. Winner of two Nobel prizes
Marie Curie
Canadian. First magistrate in British Empire. Had women declared legal persons
Emily Murphy
Hungarian born American actress and socialite
Zsa Zsa Gabor
American actress in movies, TV, and theatre. All About Eve
Bette Davis
Born into a famous Florence family she became the Queen of France at the age of 14
Catherine de Medici
Blind and deaf advocate for human rights and social justice
Helen Keller
English author. Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte
France's national diva. La Vie en rose. Non je ne regrette rien.
Edith Piaf
American aviation pioneer. Flew across the Atlantic solo. Disappeared across the Pacific
Amelia Earhart
Wife of the Soviet leader who ended the Cold War. Works for Russian humanitaran causes
Raisa Gorbachev
American actress. On Golden Pond. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Katherine Hepburn
American jazz singer. First Lady of the Blues
Billie Holiday
German American actress. Started in the silent film era.
Marlene Dietrich
Civil rights figure who refused to change her seat
Rosa Parks
French actress, artist and dancer. The English Patient. Chocolat
Juliette Binoche
Argentinian First Lady. Advocated for the poor. Portrayed in a biopic by #4
Eva Peron
French existentialist philosopher. Second Sex
Simone de Beauvoir
US artist and musician. Broke up the Beatles.
Yoko Ono
Australian feminist icon. Female Eunuch.
Germaine Greer
British children's author. The Famous Five. Secret Seven
Enid Blyton
American actress of the 40s and 50s. Married to Humphrey Bogart. How to Marry a Millionaire.
Lauren Bacall
British actress, dancer and singer. Mary Poppins. The Sound of Music
Julie Andrews
Czech and American tennis player. Dominated the 1970s
Martina Navratilova
Polish Jew who helped found the German Communist party and died during the Spartacist revolt
Rosa Luxemburg
British feminist and writer. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Mary Wollstonecraft
British American actress. AIDS activist. Married Richard Burton twice.
Elizabeth Taylor
English modernist writer. Member of the Bloomsbury group. Orlando. A Room of One's Own. Killed herself by drawing.
Virginia Woolf
Modern American poet and writer. Civil Rights leader. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Recited "On the Pulse of the Morning" at Bill Clinton's inauguration
Maya Angelou
UK businesswoman and environmentalist. Founded the Body Shop
Anita Roddick
British writer of romance novels. Using a standard formula she could produce a book a month producing over 700 books and was one of the top selling novelist of all time.
Barbara Cartland
Colombian singer, model, dancer, and producer. Uses one name.
Russian ballet dancer. Toured the world with her own company. Famous for The Dying Swan
Anna Pavlova
English conservationist and author of the Tales of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter
Ancient Greek Poet. One of the first female published writers.
African American tennis player and one of the most successful of all times.
Serena Williams
African American actress. The Color Purple. Ghost. The View. Known by her first name.
Whoopi Goldberg
Indian mystic and poet. Devoted to Krishna and spirtual yoga
Russian tennis player, model, and businesswoman. Won the Grand Slam in 2012
Maria Sharapova
American feminist and civil rights advocate. Fought for women's right to vote and the temperance movement
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Romanian gymnast who was perfect at the Montreal Olympics.
Nadia Comaneci
Pakistani schoolgirl and education advocate. Shot by the Taliban but survived and now campaigns worldwide. Known by her first name.
Malala Yousafzai
US tennis player. Dominated women's tennis in the 70s and early 80s.
Chris Evert
Irish activist. Together with Mairead Corrigan, she campaigned for end to sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.
Betty Williams
Yugoslavian-American tennis player. Won the French Open at 16. Career suffered after she was stabbed on the court.
Monica Seles
Latin American poet. Won the Nobel Prize in 1945. Taught at Colombia, Vassar, and Middlebury
Gabriela Mistral
Environmentalist and chimpanzee ethusiast
Jane Goodall
Born in Kiev, grew up in Milwaukee, she became the fourth Prime Minister of Israel
Golda Meir
British romantic novelist and playwright with a slightly moody or macabre touch. Rebecca. Don't Look Now. The Birds. Her last name is also a brand of Canadian cigarettes.
Daphne duMaurier
American cosmetics executive. The firm bears her name.
Estee Lauder
Kenyan environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Wangari Maathai
Iranian lawyer and human rights advocate. Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
Shirin Ebadi
level 29
Apr 9, 2016
I would have got more points if the correctly spelled names were accepted... It's Hillary Clinton, or Hillary Rodham Clinton, not Hilary. I actually tried "Hillary Clinton", "Hillary Rodham Clinton", "Hilary Clinton" and then gave up... It's Brigitte Bardot, not Bridget. It's Emmeline Pankhurst, not Emily. Alternative spellings should be accepted, like Monika Szeles or Monika Seles for Monica Seles (I've never seen the spelling you used, though google shows it to be commonly accepted).
level 73
Apr 9, 2016
The Clinton error was copied directly from Biography Online. Both Pankhurst and Bardot are my fault. However, you only needed to use the last name.
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