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

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

Candida Royalle is an American producer and director of couples-oriented pornography, a sex educator, sex-positive feminist, and former pornographic actress. She is member of the XRCO and the AVN Halls of Fame. ...more

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Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Pornographic actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor Actor, + more

Credits: Afrodite Superstar, Pizza Girls, Liquid Lips, Hard Soap Hard Soap, + more

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Jane Esther Hamilton is an American former pornographic film actress and current pornographic film director who performed under the stage name Veronica Hart during the 1980s. She is sometimes credited as Jane Hamilton, V. Hart, Veronica Heart, Victoria Holt, Kathryn Stanleigh, Randee Styles or just ...more

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Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Profession: Pornographic actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor Actor, + more

Credits: Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Parasomnia, One-Eyed Monster Ruby, + more

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Miranda Jennifer July is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, author and artist. Her body of work includes film, fiction, monologue, digital media presentations, and live performance art. She wrote, directed and starred in the films Me and You and Everyone We Know and The Future. Her most ...more

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Birthplace: Barre, Vermont, USA

Profession: Performer, Screenwriter, Actor, Singer Artist, + more

Credits: Me and You and Everyone We Know, Jesus' Son, The Center of the World, The Future !Women Art Revolution, + more

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#42 on The Best Female Directors

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Barbara Hammer is an American filmmaker in the genre of experimental films and a professor at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee. Hammer is known for creating experimental films dealing with women's issues such as gender roles, lesbian relationships and coping with aging and family. ...more

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Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Professor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Film Editor, + more

Credits: Nitrate Kisses, A Horse Is Not A Metaphor, Sanctus, Vital Signs Generations, + more

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Agnès Varda is a French film director and professor at the European Graduate School. Her films, photographs, and art installations focus on documentary realism, feminist issues, and social commentary — with a distinct experimental style. ...more

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Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Film Editor, + more

Credits: Last Tango in Paris, Cleo from 5 to 7, Vagabond, The Truth About Charlie The Gleaners and I, + more

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#6 on The Best Female Directors

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Cao Fei (born 1978) is a Chinese artist. ...more

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Birthplace: Guangzhou, China

Profession: Film Editor, Artist, Film Director, Photographer

Credits: San Yuan Li, Shadow Life

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Jessica Sharzer is a film director and writer. ...more

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Birthplace: USA, Iowa City, Iowa

Profession: Screenwriter, Film Editor, Film Director

Credits: American Horror Story, Speak, Girls on Film 2

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Julie Dash is an American filmmaker, author and member of the L.A. Rebellion. Her Daughters of the Dust was the first full-length film by an African-American woman with general theatrical release in the United States. Dash is the film's producer, screenwriter and director. In 2004, Daughters of the ...more

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Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Film Director

Credits: Daughters of the Dust, The Rosa Parks Story, Subway Stories, Love Song Illusions

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#20 on The Very Best Black Directors, Ranked

#99 on The Best Female Directors

#42 on The Greatest Black Female Authors in the History of Literature

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