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Famous Female Athletes

List of famous female athletes, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female athletes list contains the most prominent and top females known for being athletes. There are thousand of females working as athletes in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic athletes have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a athlete then the people below should give you inspiration.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Carolina Klüft and Diane Gillis.

While this isn't a list of all female athletes, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female athletes?" and "Who are the best female athletes?"

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    Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player, who as of October 6, 2014 is ranked world No. 2 by the Women's Tennis Association. A United States resident since 1994, Sharapova has competed on the WTA tour since 2001. She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Nyagan, Russia
    • Profession: Tennis player, Model, Athlete
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    Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova is a Russian retired professional tennis player. Her appearance and celebrity status made her one of the best known tennis stars worldwide, despite her never winning a WTA singles title. At the peak of her fame, fans looking for images of Kournikova made her name one of the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    • Profession: Tennis player, Model, Athlete
    • Credits: Me, Myself & Irene, The Biggest Loser, A Date With Anna: The Making of the Anna Kournikova Calendar, Coach: Nick Bollettieri
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    Danica Sue Patrick is an American auto racing driver, model, and advertising spokeswoman. She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing—her win in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only women's victory in an IndyCar Series race and her third place in the 2009 Indianapolis ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Beloit, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Race car driver, Model, Athlete
    • Credits: Jim Rome Is Burning, Girl Racers
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    Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis. The Women's Tennis Association has ranked her World No. 1 in singles on six separate occasions. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and regained this ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player, Fashion designer, Businessperson, Actor, Athlete + 2 more
    • Credits: Hair Show, Charity Jam, Wimbledon 2009 Official Film, Venus & Serena: For Real
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    Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis is an American actress, film producer, writer, former fashion model, and a women's Olympics archery team semi-finalist. She is known for her roles in The Fly, Beetlejuice, Thelma & Louise, A League of Their Own, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Stuart Little and The Accidental ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Wareham, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor, Athlete + 1 more
    • Credits: Beetlejuice, The Fly, Tootsie, A League of Their Own, Thelma & Louise + 24 more
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    Lindsey Caroline Vonn is an American World Cup alpine ski racer on the United States Ski Team. She has won four World Cup championships—one of two female skiers to do so, along with Annemarie Moser-Pröll—with three consecutive titles in 2008, 2009 and 2010, plus another in 2012. Vonn won the gold medal ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Alpine skier, Athlete
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    Venus Ebony Starr Williams is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 11 in singles as of February 1, 2015. She has been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association on three separate occasions. She became the World No. 1 for the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player, Entrepreneur, Writer
    • Credits: Charity Jam, 2008 Wimbledon Official Film, Wimbledon 2007 Official Film, Venus & Serena: For Real, Wimbledon 2005 Official Film
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    Hope Amelia Solo is an American soccer goalkeeper and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She has been goalkeeping for the United States women's national soccer team since 2000. After playing at the collegiate level for the University of Washington, she played professionally for the Philadelphia Charge in ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Richland, Tri-Cities, Washington, United States of America
    • Profession: Footballer
    • Credits: Dancing with the Stars
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    Laila Amaria Ali is a retired undefeated American professional boxer. She is the daughter of retired heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali with his third wife, Veronica Porsche Ali. Laila is the eighth of her father's nine children and his youngest daughter. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Manicurist, Actor, Athlete, Professional Boxer
    • Credits: Dancing with the Stars, All You've Got, The N's Student Body, American Gladiators
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    Monique Lamoureux is an ice hockey player. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States of America
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
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    Dorothy Stuart Hamill is a retired American figure skater. She is the 1976 Olympic champion in ladies' singles and the 1976 World champion. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Figure Skater, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: Blades of Glory, Dancing with the Stars, Skating with Celebrities, Romeo and Juliet on Ice, The Dorothy Hamill Special + 1 more
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    Jessica Ennis-Hill, CBE, née Ennis, is a British track and field athlete, specialising in multi-eventing disciplines and 100 metres hurdles. A member of the City of Sheffield Athletic Club, she is the current Olympic heptathlon champion. She is also the former European and world heptathlon champion and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Dara Grace Torres is an American former competition swimmer who is a twelve-time Olympic medalist and former world record-holder in three events. Torres is the first and only swimmer to represent the United States in five Olympic Games, and, at age 41, was the oldest swimmer ever to earn a place on the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Athlete, Swimmer
    • Credits: Pyramid
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    Maya April Moore is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association and the Shanxi Flame of the Chinese league. Moore was the winner of the 2006 and 2007 Naismith Prep Player of the Year. Moore played forward for the UConn women's ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player
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    Candace Nicole Parker is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA and UMMC Ekaterinburg of Russia. She is the younger sister of former NBA player Anthony Parker. She attended the University of Tennessee in 2004 and was drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks in 2008. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: Thunderstruck
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    Aimee Mullins is an American athlete, actress, and fashion model who first became famous for her athletic accomplishments. She was born with a medical condition that resulted in the amputation of both of her lower legs and has become one of the most prominent thinkers on the topic of prosthetic ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion Model, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: Appropriate Behavior, Young Ones, Quid Pro Quo, Cremaster 3, In the Woods + 1 more
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    Yelena Gadzhievna Isinbayeva is a Russian pole vaulter. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, a three-time World Champion, the current world record holder in the event, who is widely considered the greatest female pole-vaulter of all time. Isinbayeva has been a major champion on nine occasions. She ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Dato', or occasionally Datin Sri, Siti Nurhaliza binti Tarudin DIMP, JSM, SAP, PMP, AAP is a Malaysian singer, songwriter, record producer, television presenter and businesswoman. Since her debut, she has won a number of international singing competitions. She had been crowned as Voice of Asia in 2002 ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Kampung Awah, Malaysia
    • Profession: Television presenter, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Actor + 3 more
    • Credits: Kelip-Kelip, Siti Nurhaliza, Antara KL & Jakarta, Konsert Aura 3 Diva, Siti Nurhaliza – Indonesian Tour + 17 more
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    Sanya Richards-Ross is a Jamaican American track and field athlete who competes internationally for the United States. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won gold in the 400 metres after finishing third at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Richards-Ross has also won Olympic gold in the 4×400 meters relay at the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Jacqueline "Jackie" Joyner-Kersee is a retired American athlete, ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the women's heptathlon as well as in the women's long jump. She won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals, in those two events at four different Olympic Games. Sports ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: East St. Louis, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Athlete
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