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Famous Female Film Editors

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.

List features Elizabeth Kling, Yvonne Valdez and more people.

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?"

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    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 on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Pornographic actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor + 1 more
    • Credits: Afrodite Superstar, Pizza Girls, Liquid Lips, Hard Soap, Hard Soap + 2 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
    • Profession: Pornographic actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor + 1 more
    • Credits: Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Parasomnia, One-Eyed Monster, Ruby + 10 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Barre, Vermont, United States of America
    • Profession: Performer, Screenwriter, Actor, Singer, Artist + 1 more
    • Credits: Me and You and Everyone We Know, Jesus' Son, The Center of the World, The Future, !Women Art Revolution + 5 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film Editor + 1 more
    • Credits: Nitrate Kisses, A Horse Is Not A Metaphor, Sanctus, Vital Signs, Generations + 12 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
    • Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film Editor + 4 more
    • Credits: Last Tango in Paris, Cleo from 5 to 7, Vagabond, The Truth About Charlie, The Gleaners and I + 49 more
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    Cao Fei (born 1978) is a Chinese artist. more on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America
    • 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 Dust ... more on Wikipedia
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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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    Solveig Nordlund is a film director, editor, producer and screenwriter. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Film Director
    • Credits: Low Flying Aircraft, Keillers Park, A Morte de Carlos Gardel, See You Tomorrow, Mario
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    Jennifer Lee is a film editor. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Film Editor
    • Credits: The Skeleton Twins
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    Mary McIlwain is an actress, screenwriter, film producer, director, editor and cinematographer. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film Editor, Actor + 1 more
    • Credits: Holiday Road, The Diamonds of Metro Valley
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    Lauren LoGiudice is a film actress, producer, writer and editor. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor
    • Credits: When Harry Tries to Marry
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    Sally JoAnne Menke was an American film and television editor with more than 20 feature film credits. She had a long-time collaboration with director Quentin Tarantino, having edited all of his films until her death. Menke was nominated for the Academy Award for Film Editing for Tarantino's Inglourious ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Mineola, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Editor
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    Hyeong-ju Kim is a cinematographer, film editor, and director. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: South Korea
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film Editor, Film Director
    • Credits: The Basement Satellite
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    Namrata Singh Gujral is an American actress. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Dharamsala, India
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Training Day, House of Sand and Fog, Americanizing Shelley, Kaante, 1 a Minute + 1 more
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    Elizaveta Svilova was a film director and film editor. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    • Profession: Film Editor, Film Director
    • Credits: Nuremberg Trials, The Fall of Berlin
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    Liz Canner

    Elizabeth Canner is a film director, editor and cinematographer. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Cinematographer, Film Editor, Film Director
    • Credits: Orgasm Inc.
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    Posie Graeme-Evans is an Australian novelist, television and film producer, editor, screenwriter and director, best known for her children's programs and adult dramas. She has created many commercially successful and award winning programs throughout her career, but she is best known as creator of ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Television producer, Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor + 1 more
    • Credits: McLeod's Daughters, Hi5, McLeod's Daughters, Doom Runners, Mirror + 6 more
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    Thelma Colbert Schoonmaker is an American film editor who has worked with director Martin Scorsese for over forty years. She has edited all of Scorsese's films since Raging Bull, first working with Scorsese in his debut feature film Who's That Knocking at My Door. Schoonmaker has received seven Academy ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Algiers, Algeria
    • Profession: Film Editor
    • Credits: The Key to Reserva
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    Cherel Ito

    Cherel Winett was a film director, film producer and a screenwriter. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Screenwriter, Film Editor, Film Director
    • Credits: Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti
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