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Famous Female Film Directors

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

List is made up of many different people, including Sarah Schulman and Judith Helfand.

While this isn't a list of all female film directors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female film directors?" and "Who are the best female film directors?"
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    Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Film Directors
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    Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, director, producer, and businesswoman. She is the daughter of actor John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow. Aniston gained worldwide recognition for portraying Rachel Green on the popular television sitcom Friends, a role which earned her a Primetime Emmy ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director
    • Credits: Friends, We're the Millers, The Iron Giant, Office Space
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    Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Jennifer Love Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Film Directors
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    Jennifer Love Hewitt is an American actress, producer, author, television director and singer-songwriter. Hewitt began her acting career as a child by appearing in television commercials and the Disney Channel series Kids Incorporated. She rose to fame in teenage popular culture in her roles in the Fox ...more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Screenwriter, Author, + more
    • Credits: Ghost Whisperer, I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Can't Hardly Wait
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    Salma Hayek

    Salma Hayek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Film Directors
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    Salma Hayek Pinault is a Mexican and American film actress, director, and producer. She began her career in Mexico starring in the telenovela Teresa and went on to star in the film El Callejón de los Milagros for which she was nominated for an Ariel Award. In 1991 Hayek moved to Hollywood and came to ...more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Coatzacoalcos, Mexico
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Model, + more
    • Credits: Frida, Desperado, Puss in Boots, Once Upon a Time in Mexico
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    Madonna

    Madonna is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Film Directors
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    Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Madonna is known for reinventing both her music and ...more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Madonna: Truth or Dare, Desperately Seeking Susan, Dick Tracy, Evita
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    Gwyneth Paltrow

    Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Film Directors
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    Gwyneth Kate Paltrow is an American actress, singer, and food writer. Paltrow gained early notice for her work in films such as the psychological thriller Seven, opposite Brad Pitt and the period drama Emma, opposite Ewan McGregor. Following starring roles in the romantic comedy-drama Sliding Doors and ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Comedian, Model, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Se7en, Iron Man 3, Iron Man 2, Iron Man
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    Drew Barrymore

    Drew Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Film Directors
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    Drew Blyth Barrymore is an American actress, model, producer, director and author. She is a descendant of the Barrymore family of well-known American stage and cinema actors, and is a granddaughter of film legend John Barrymore. Barrymore first appeared in an advertisement when she was eleven months ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author, + more
    • Credits: Donnie Darko, Charlie's Angels, Scream, My Date with Drew
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    Lucy Liu

    Lucy Liu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Film Directors
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    Lucy Alexis Liu is an American actress, model, artist, and occasional producer and director. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television series Ally McBeal, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a ...more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Painter, Film Producer, Model, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Lucky Number Slevin, Elementary, Kung Fu Panda
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    Dianna Agron

    Dianna Agron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Film Directors
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    Dianna Elise Agron is an American actress, singer, dancer and director. Other ventures include directing a music video, and producing, writing and directing an unreleased short film A Fuchsia Elephant. Agron made her television debut appearing as Jessica Grant in CSI: NY in 2006. From 2006 to 2007, ...more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Glee, I Am Number Four, The Family, Burlesque
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