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  • Abbott, Berenice (1898-1991) US photographer
  • Ace, Jane Sherwood (1905-1974) US actress, comedienne
  • Ackerman, Diane (1948-____) US poet, writer, social worker
  • Adams, Abigail (1744-1818) US first lady
  • Addams, Jane (1869-1935) US social worker, suffragist
  • Adler, Polly (1900-1953) US madam
  • Aimee, Anouk (1932-____) French actress
  • Alcott, Amy Strum (1956-____) US golfer
  • Alcott, Louisa May (1832-1888) US novelist
  • Alexander, Shana (1925-____) US news commentator
  • Allen, Gracie (1906-1964) US comedienne
  • Allen, Paula Gunn (1939-____) US-American Indian poet, writer
  • Alley, Kirstie (1955-____) US actress
  • Anderson, Elizabeth Garrett (1836-1917) English physician
  • Anderson, Margaret (1886-1973) US editor
  • Annis, Francesca (1944-____) English actress
  • Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906) US social reformer, suffragist
  • Arbus, Diane (1923-1971) US photographer
  • Arden, Elizabeth (1884-1966) US cosmetics executive
  • Arendt, Hannah (1906-1975) German-US political scientist
  • Ashford, Daisy (1881-1972) English novelist
  • Ashley, Elizabeth (1941-____) US actress
  • Ashton-Warner, Sylvia (1908-1984) New Zealander educator, writer, novelist, poet
  • Asquith, Margot (1864-1945) English author
  • Astell, Mary (1666-1731) English feminist, writer
  • Astor, Mary (1906-1987) US actress
  • Astor, Nancy (1879-1964) English stateswoman
  • Bakker, Tammy Faye (1942-____) US evangelist
  • Ball, Lucille (1911-1989) US comic actress
  • Bambara, Toni Cade (1939-1995) US writer
  • Bardot, Brigitte (1934-____) French actress
  • Barney, Natalie Clifford (1876-1972) US author
  • Barr, Roseanne (1952-____) US actress, comedian
  • Barrett, Rona (1936-____) US journalist
  • Barry, Lynda (1956-____) US cartoonist, writer
  • Battelle, Phyllis (1922-____) US journalist
  • Baxter, Anne (1923-1985) US actress
  • Beard, Mary Ritter (1876-1958) US historian, writer
  • Behn, Aphra (1640-1689) English playwright, poet
  • Belmont, Eleanor Robson (1879-1979) English-US actor, writer, nurse
  • Bennett, Gwendolyn (1902-1981) US poet, artist
  • Bergen, Candice (1946-____) US actress, photojournalist
  • Bergman, Ingrid (1915-1982) Swedish actress
  • Bernhard, Sandra (1955-____) US actress, comedienne
  • Bird, Rose Elizabeth (1936-____) US justice
  • Bishop, Elizabeth (1911-1979) US poet
  • Bisset, Jacqueline (1944-____) English actress
  • Black, Shirley Temple (1928-____) US actress, diplomat
  • Blackwell, Antoinette Brown (1825-1921) US abolitionist, feminist, clergy
  • Blair, Bonnie (1964-____) US speedskater
  • Bolton, Sarah Knowles (1841-1916) US poet, editor, social reformer
  • Boosler, Elayne (1952-____) US comedian
  • Bowen, Catherine Drinker (1897-1973) US writer
  • Bradley, Marion Zimmer (1930--____) US novelist
  • Brice, Fanny (1891-1951) US singing comedienne
  • Bronte, Anne (1820-1849) English novelist, poet
  • Bronte, Emily (1818-1848) English novelist
  • Brothers, Joyce (1928-____) US psychologist, author
  • Burroughs, Nannie (1879-1961) US educator
  • Burton, Isabel (1831-1896) English traveler, author
  • Bush, Barbara (1925-____) US first lady
  • Caldwell, Sarah (1924-____) US opera conductor, producer, impresario
  • Carlyle, Jane Welsh (1801-1866) Scottish letter writer
  • Carpenter, Karen (1950-1983) US singer
  • Carter, Lillian (1898-1983) US nurse, first mother
  • Cartland, Barbara (1901-2000) English novelist
  • Cather, Willa (1876-1947) US novelist, short-story writer
  • Cattrall, Kim (1956-____) English actress
  • Chanel, Coco (1883-1971) French fashion designer
  • Chaplin, Geraldine (1944-____) US actress
  • Chapman, Maria Weston (1806-1885) US abolitionist, editor
  • Chiang Kai-Shek, Madame (1897-____) Chinese sociologist
  • Child, Lydia M. (1802-1880) US author
  • Chisholm, Shirley (1924-____) US politician, author
  • Christina of Sweden, (1626-1689) Swedish ruler
  • Churchill, Jennie Jerome (1854-1921) US socialite
  • Clifton, Lucille (1936-____) US poet, educator
  • Clinton, Hillary Rodham (1947-____) US first lady, author, lawyer
  • Coatsworth, Elizabeth (1893-1986) US poet, children's author
  • Cole, Johnnetta Betsch (1936-____) US educator, anthropologist, college president
  • Colette, (1873-1954) French author
  • Collins, Judy (1939-____) US folksinger, film maker
  • Comeaux, Amie (1976-1997) US country singer
  • Compton-Burnett, Ivy (1892-1969) English novelist
  • Conn, Didi (1951-____) US actress
  • Cook, Eliza (1818-1889) English poet
  • Cooper, Anna Julia (1859-1964) US educator, feminist, writer
  • Craik, Dinah Mulock (1826-1887) English novelist
  • Crawford, Joan (1908-1977) US actress, dancer
  • Crist, Judith (1922-____) US film critic
  • Curie, Marie (1867-1934) Polish-French chemist
  • Davis, Geena (1957-____) US actress
  • Davis, Angela (1944-____) US political activist, revolutionary, author
  • Davis, Adelle (1904-1974) US nutritionist, author
  • Davis, Bette (1908-1989) US actress
  • Davis, Rebecca Harding (1831-1910) US author, journalist, critic
  • DeMille, Agnes George (1905-1993) US choreographer, dancer
  • Delaney, Shelagh (1939-____) English playwright
  • Delany, Annie Elizabeth (1891-1995) US dentist
  • Deming, Barbara (1917-____) US political activist, author, pacifist
  • Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886) US poet
  • Didion, Joan (1934-____) US screenwriter, author
  • Dietrich, Marlene (1901-1992) German-US actress, singer
  • Dillard, Annie (1945-____) US author
  • Dinesen, Isak (1885-1962) Danish short-story writer
  • Dole, Elizabeth (1936-____) US government official, business executive
  • Draper, Ruth (1884-1956) US actress
  • Dressler, Marie (1869-1934) Canadian-US actress
  • Drew, Elizabeth (1935-____) US journalist, commentator
  • DuMaurier, Daphne (1907-1989) English novelist
  • Duras, Marguerite (1914-1996) French novelist, playwright
  • Duse, Eleonora (1858-1924) Italian actress
  • Eddy, Mary Baker (1821-1910) US religious leader, writer
  • Eliot, George (1819-1880) English novelist
  • Elizabeth II, (1926-____) British ruler
  • Erdrich, Louise (1954-____) US-American Indian Chippewa writer, poet
  • Etting, Ruth (1897-1978) US singer
  • Fallaci, Oriana (1930-____) Italian writer, journalist
  • Faludi, Susan (1959-____) US writer, feminist
  • Farnham, Eliza Wood Burhans (1815-1864) US social reformer, lecturer
  • Ferraro, Geraldine (1935-____) US politician
  • Field, Rachel (1894-1942) US children's author
  • Field, Sally (1946-____) US actress
  • Fisher, Dorothy Canfield (1879-1958) US author, essayist
  • Fiske, Minnie Maddern (1865-1932) US actress
  • Fitzgerald, Ella (1917-1996) US jazz singer
  • Fitzgerald, Zelda (1900-1948) US writer, celebrity relative
  • Flanner, Janet (1892-1978) US journalist
  • Fontanne, Lynn (1887-1983) US actress
  • Fonteyn, Margot (1919-1991) English ballet dancer
  • Ford, Betty (1918-____) US first lady, dancer, philanthropist
  • Frame, Janet (1924-____) New Zealander novelist, short-story writer, poet
  • French, Marilyn (1929-____) US writer
  • Fry, Elizabeth (1780-1845) English social reformer, philanthropist
  • Gabor, Zsa Zsa (1919-____) Hungarian actress
  • Garland, Judy (1922-1969) US actress, singer
  • Gaskell, Elizabeth (1810-1865) English novelist, short-story writer
  • Geyer, Georgie Anne (1935-____) US columnist, journalist
  • Gibson, Althea (1927-____) US tennis player
  • Gilman, Dorothy (1923-____) US mystery novelist
  • Gilman, Charlotte Perkins (1860-1935) US economist, lecturer, author, feminist
  • Giovanni, Nikki (1943-____) US author, poet
  • Gish, Dorothy (1898-1968) US actress
  • Glasgow, Ellen (1874-1945) US author
  • Glyn, Elinor (1864-1943) English novelist, short-story writer
  • Godwin, Gail (1937-____) US novelist, short-story writer, journalist
  • Goldberg, Whoopi (1949-____) US actress, comedienne
  • Goodman, Ellen (1941-____) US journalist
  • Gordon, Ruth (1896-1985) US actress
  • Grable, Betty (1916-1973) US actress
  • Graham, Martha (1894-1994) US modern dancer, choreographer
  • Grasso, Ella T. (1919-1981) US politician
  • Guest, Judith (1936-____) US novelist
  • Halsey, Margaret (1910-____) US author
  • Hardwick, Elizabeth (1916-____) US author, critic
  • Harlow, Jean (1911-1937) US actress
  • Harper, Frances Watkins (1825-1911) US poet
  • Hayes, Helen (1900-1993) US actress
  • Heilbrun, Carolyn (1926-____) US writer, educator, feminist
  • Hellman, Lillian (1905-1987) US dramatist
  • Henley, Beth (1952-____) US dramatist
  • Henner, Marilu (1952-____) US actress, health promotor, author
  • Hepburn, Katharine (1907-____) US actress
  • Hepworth, Dame Barbara (1903-1975) English sculptor
  • Hillesum, Etty (1914-1943) Dutch lawyer, writer
  • Holiday, Billie (1915-1959) US singer
  • Hopper, Hedda (1890-1966) US journalist, actress
  • Hopper, Grace Murray (1906-1992) US military leader, mathematician, educator
  • Horne, Marilyn (1934-____) US opera singer
  • Horne, Lena (1917-____) US singer, actress
  • Horney, Karen (1885-1952) US psychoanalyst, writer
  • Houston, Whitney (1963-____) US singer
  • Howard, Jane (1935-1996) US journalist, writer
  • Howe, Julia Ward (1819-1910) US social reformer
  • Hunter, Alberta (1895-1988) US blues singer
  • Hurston, Zora Neale (1903-1960) US dramatist, author
  • Hutton, Betty (1921-____) US singer, dancer, actress
  • Ireland, Kathy (1963-____) US model
  • Jackson, Rachel Donaldson (1767-1828) US first lady
  • Jackson, Helen Hunt (1830-1885) US novelist, poet, essayist
  • Jackson, Shirley (1919-1965) US novelist
  • James, Alice (1848-1892) US diary and letter writer
  • Janowitz, Tama (1957--____) US novelist
  • Johnson, Pamela Hansford (1912-1981) English critic, author
  • Johnson, Lady Bird (1912-____) US first lady
  • Joplin, Janis (1943-1970) US singer
  • Jordan, Barbara (1936-1966) US lawyer, educator, politician
  • Joyner, Florence Griffith (1959-1998) US track athlete
  • Kael, Pauline (1919-2001) US critic
  • Kanter, Rosabeth Moss (1943-____) US businesswoman
  • Kent, Corita (1918-1986) US graphic artist
  • Kerr, Deborah (1921-____) Scottish actress
  • Key, Ellen (1849-1926) Swedish writer, feminist
  • Kingston, Maxine Hong (1940-____) US author
  • Kirkpatrick, Jeane (1926-____) US diplomat
  • L'Engle, Madeleine (1918-____) US novelist
  • Landers, Ann (1918-2002) US advice columnist
  • Landon, Letitia (1802-1838) English poet, novelist
  • Langer, Suzanne K. (1895-1985) US philosopher
  • Lauder, Estée (1908?-____) US cosmetics executive
  • Lawrenson, Helen (1904-1982) US editor
  • Le Guin, Ursula (1929-____) US science-fiction writer
  • Lee, Harper (1926-____) US novelist
  • Lenclos, Ninon de (1620-1705) French society figure, courtesan
  • Lessing, Doris (1919-____) English author, playwright
  • Lilly, Doris (1926-1991) US journalist, writer
  • Lin, Maya Ying (1959-____) US architect, sculptor
  • Lloyd, Marie (1870-1922) English singer
  • Long, Shelley (1950-____) US actress
  • Lopez, Nancy (1957-____) US golfer
  • Lowell, Amy (1874-1925) US poet, critic, lecturer
  • Luce, Clare Boothe (1905-1987) US dramatist, author, politician, diplomat
  • Lyon, Mary (1797-1849) US educator
  • Mabley, Jackie "Moms" (1894-1975) US comedienne
  • MacLaine, Shirley (1934-____) US actress, dancer, writer, metaphysician
  • Main, Marjorie (1890-1975) US actress
  • Makeba, Miriam (1932-____) South African singer
  • Mannes, Marya (1904-1990) US journalist, writer
  • Marcos, Imelda (1929-____) Filipino first lady
  • Marshall, Paule (1929-____) US writer, educator
  • Martineau, Harriet (1802-1876) English social reformer, writer
  • McAuliffe, Christa (1948-1986) US teacher
  • McCarthy, Mary (1912-1989) US novelist, critic
  • McGinley, Phyllis (1905-1978) US author, poet
  • McKillip, Patricia (1948-____) US science fiction writer
  • Mcpherson, Aimee Semple (1890-1944) US religious leader, evangelist
  • Metalious, Grace (1924-1964) US novelist
  • Meynell, Alice (1847-1922) English poet, essayist
  • Midler, Bette (1945-____) US singer, actress
  • Mikulski, Barbara (1936-____) US politician
  • Millay, Edna St. Vincent (1882-1950) US author, poet
  • Millett, Kate (1934-____) US feminist, writer, sculptor, educator
  • Minnelli, Liza (1946-____) US actress, singer, dancer
  • Mitchell, Maria (1818-1889) US astronomer, educator
  • Mitchell, Margaret (1900-1949) US novelist
  • Mitchison, Naomi (1897-1999) Scottish novelist
  • Mitford, Jessica (1917-1996) English-US journalist
  • Monroe, Marilyn (1926-1962) US actress
  • Monroe, Harriet (1860-1936) US editor, poet
  • Montagu, Mary Wortley (1689-1762) English author
  • Montagu, Elizabeth (1720-1800) English intellectual, conversationalist
  • Montessori, Maria (1870-1952) Italian educator, reformer
  • Moore, Mary Tyler (1936-____) US actress, humanitarian
  • Moreau, Jeanne (1928-____) French actress
  • Morgan, Robin (1941-____) US editor, feminist, writer
  • Moseley-Braun, Carol (1947-____) US politican, lawyer
  • Mott, Lucretia (1793-1880) US social reformer
  • Naylor, Gloria (1950-____) US novelist, educator
  • Neal, Patricia (1926-____) US actress
  • Nightingale, Florence (1820-1910) English nurse, reformer
  • Nixon, Pat (1912-1993) US first lady
  • Norman, Marsha (1947-____) US dramatist
  • Norton, Caroline Sheridan (1808-1877) English poet, novelist
  • Norton, Eleanor Holmes (1937-____) US government official
  • O'Keeffe, Georgia (1887-1986) US painter
  • Oates, Joyce Carol (1938-____) US novelist, poet, educator
  • Olsen, Tillie (1912-____) US novelist
  • Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy (1929-1994) US first lady
  • Ono, Yoko (1933-____) US artist, musician
  • Paddleford, Clementine (1900-1967) US journalist, editor
  • Pankhurst, Sylvia (1882-1960) English suffragist
  • Parker, Dorothy (1893-1967) US author, poet, journalist, humorist
  • Parks, Rosa (1913-____) US civil rights leader
  • Paul, Alice (1885-1977) US lawyer
  • Pearl, Minnie (1912-1996) US comedienne
  • Perkins, Frances (1880-1965) US educator, government official
  • Pfeiffer, Michelle (1958-____) US actress
  • Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart (1815-1852) US novelist
  • Price, Leontyne (1927-____) US opera singer
  • Priest, Ivy Baker (1905-1975) US government official
  • Queen Mother Elizabeth, (1900-2002) British royalty
  • Queen Victoria, (1819-1901) British royalty
  • Radner, Gilda (1946-1989) US actress, comedienne
  • Rainey, Ma (1886-1939) US blues singer
  • Rankin, Jeannette (1880-1973) US suffragist, politician
  • Rashad, Phylicia (1948-____) US actress, Equal Rights activist
  • Reagon, Bernice Johnson (1942-____) US musician, museum director
  • Reed, Donna (1921-1986) US actress
  • Renault, Mary (1905-1983) English African novelist
  • Rhys, Jean (1894-1979) English novelist
  • Rich, Adrienne (1929-____) US poet, educator
  • Richards, Beah (1926-____) US poet, playwright, actress
  • Richards, Ann (1933-____) US politician, governor
  • Richards, Ellen Swallow (1842-1911) US chemist, ecologist
  • Rinehart, Mary Roberts (1876-1958) US novelist, playwright
  • Ripley, Alexandra (1934-____) US novelist
  • Ritter, Thelma (1905-1969) US actress
  • Roberts, Julia (1967-____) US actress
  • Roddick, Anita (1942-____) English businesswoman, social reformer
  • Roland, Jeanne-Marie (1754-1793) French revolutionary
  • Ronstadt, Linda (1946-____) US singer
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor (1884-1962) US first lady, social reformer
  • Ross, Diana (1944-____) US singer, actress
  • Rossner, Judith (1935-____) US novelist
  • Rudolph, Wilma (1940-1994) US track athlete
  • Rule, Jane (1931-____) US novelist, critic
  • Sackville-West, Vita (1892-1962) English novelist, poet
  • Sarton, May (1912-1995) US author, poet
  • Savant, Marilyn vos (1946-____) US columnist, writer
  • Schell, Maria (1926-____) Austrian actress
  • Schiaparelli, Elsa (1890-1973) Italian-French designer
  • Schreiner, Olive (1855-1920) South African novelist, feminist
  • Sevigne, Marie de (1626-1696) French diarist
  • Sewell, Anna (1820-1878) English novelist
  • Shange, Ntozake (1948-____) US poet, playwright
  • Sheehy, Gail (1937-____) US writer, journalist, editor
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft (1797-1851) English author
  • Sherwood, Mary Martha (1775-1851) English children's author
  • Shore, Dinah (1917-1994) US singer, actress
  • Siddons, Sarah (1755-1831) English actress, sculptor
  • Sills, Beverly (1929-____) US opera singer
  • Sitwell, Edith (1887-1964) English poet
  • Skinner, Cornelia Otis (1901-1979) US actress, author
  • Smiley, Jane (1949-____) US writer
  • Smith, Hannah Whitall (1832-1911) US evangelist, reformer, suffragist, author
  • Smith, Bessie (1894-1937) US blues singer, songwriter
  • Smith, Stevie (1902-1971) English poet
  • Smith, Lillian (1897-1966) US novelist, educator
  • Smith, Betty (1896-1972) US novelist
  • Smith, Maggie (1934-____) US actress
  • Smith, Patti (1946-____) US rock singer, poet
  • Spark, Muriel (1918-____) Scottish novelist, satirist
  • Stark, Freya (1893-1993) French-English explorer, travel writer
  • Stewart, Mary (1916-____) English novelist
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896) US author
  • Streep, Meryl (1949-____) US actress
  • Sullivan, Anne (1866-1936) US educator
  • Summerskill, Edith Clara (1901-1980) English politician, physician, author
  • Suyin, Han (1917-____) Chinese writer, physician
  • Swanson, Gloria (1897-1983) US actor, producer, business executive
  • Swenson, May (1919-1989) US poet
  • Swit, Loretta (1937-____) US actress
  • Tan, Amy (1952-____) US novelist
  • Teasdale, Sara (1884-1933) US author, poet
  • Teresa, Mother (1910-1997) Albanian nun, missionary
  • Terrell, Mary Church (1863-1954) US social reformer
  • Thatcher, Margaret (1925-____) English political leader
  • Tremain, Rose (1942-____) English novelist, playwright
  • Trilling, Diane (1905-1996) US author, critic
  • Truth, Sojourner (1797?-1883) US abolitionist, reformer
  • Tuchman, Barbara (1912-1989) US historian
  • Turner, Tina (1938-____) US singer
  • Ullmann, Liv (1938-____) Norwegian actress, humanitarian
  • Van Horne, Harriet (1920-____) US columnist
  • Vanderbilt, Gloria (1924-____) US designer, poet
  • Vanderbilt, Amy (1908-1974) US etiquette authority
  • Vera-Ellen, (1926-1981) US actress
  • Wakoski, Diane (1937-____) US poet
  • Walker, Margaret (1915-1998) US writer, educator
  • Walters, Barbara (1931-____) US broadcast journalist
  • Ward, Barbara (1914-1981) English economist, journalist, educator
  • Warner, Susan (1819-1885) US novelist
  • Webb, Beatrice Potter (1858-1943) US social economist
  • Welch, Raquel (1940-____) US actress, model
  • Welty, Eudora (1909-2001) US author
  • West, Jessamyn (1902-1984) US author
  • West, Mae (1892-1980) US actress
  • West, Rebecca (1892-1983) Irish author, journalist
  • Westheimer, Ruth (1928-____) German-US psychiatrist, author, lecturer
  • Wharton, Edith (1862-1937) US novelist, short-story writer
  • Wilcox, Ella Wheeler (1850-1919) US writer, poet, journalist
  • Willard, Emma Hart (1787-1870) US educator
  • Winnemucca, Sarah (c.1842-1891) Indian scout, activist
  • Woodward, Joanne (1930-____) US actress
  • Yalow, Rosalyn Sussman (1921-____) US medical physicist
  • Zaharias, Babe Didrikson (1914-1956) US sportswoman, golfer

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