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Famous Female Film Producers

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

People here include everyone from Annie Miller to Mariví de Villanueva.

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

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    Margaret Denise Quigley, professionally known as Maggie Q, is an American actress and model. She achieved international fame starring as the title role on The CW's action-thriller series Nikita that aired from 2010 to 2013. In 2014, she portrayed Tori Wu in the film adaptation of Veronica Roth's novel ...more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: USA, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • Profession: Model, Actor
    • Credits: Nikita, Mission: Impossible III, Live Free or Die Hard, Around the World in 80 Days, Rush Hour 2, + more
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    Alicia Christian Foster, known professionally as Jodie Foster, is an American actress, film director, and producer. Foster began acting in commercials at the age of three, and her first significant role came in 1976 as a child prostitute in Taxi Driver, for which she received a nomination for the ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Profession: Musician, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director
    • Credits: The Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver, Contact, Elysium, Panic Room, + more
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    Tiffani Thiessen is an American actress. She played Kelly Kapowski on Saved by the Bell and Valerie Malone on Beverly Hills, 90210. She also starred in Fastlane as Wilhelmina 'Billie' Chambers. From 2009 to 2014, Thiessen played the role of Elizabeth Burke in the USA Network series White Collar.more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA
    • Profession: Entrepreneur, Actor
    • Credits: Saved by the Bell, White Collar, Beverly Hills, 90210, The Ladies Man, + more
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    Kirstie Louise Alley is an American actress and comedian known for her role in the TV series Cheers, in which she played Rebecca Howe from 1987 to 1993, winning an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award as the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1991. She is also known for her role in the ...more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: USA, Wichita, Kansas
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Cheers, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Look Who's Talking, Summer School, Drop Dead Gorgeous, + more
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    Jenna Jameson is an American entrepreneur, webcam model and former pornographic film actress, who has been called the world's most famous adult-entertainment performer and "The Queen of Porn". She started acting in erotic videos in 1993 after having worked as a stripper and glamor model. By 1996, she ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
    • Profession: Pornographic actor, Stripper, Nude Glamour Model, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Private Parts, Zombie Strippers, Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain, ECW Hardcore TV, How to Make Love to a Woman, + more
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    Meg Ryan
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    Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra, known professionally as Meg Ryan, is an American actress and film producer. After playing minor roles in film and television, Ryan's breakout role came with the female lead in When Harry Met Sally... in 1989. Over the next 15 years, she played leading roles in several ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: USA, Fairfield, Connecticut
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Top Gun, When Harry Met Sally..., Sleepless in Seattle, Anastasia, The Doors, + more
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    Rita Hayworth was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. She is perhaps best known for her performance in the 1946 film noir, Gilda. She is listed as one of the top 25 female motion picture stars ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1918-1987)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: The Shawshank Redemption, Gilda, The Lady from Shanghai, The Strawberry Blonde, The Wrath of God, + more
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    Roselyn Sánchez is a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, model, actress, producer and writer. She is best known for her roles as FBI agent Elena Delgado in the CBS police procedural Without a Trace, and as Carmen Luna in the Lifetime comedy-drama Devious Maids. In film, Sánchez has appeared in Rush Hour 2, ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, Act of Valor, Basic, Without a Trace, + more
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    Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170-200 million records sold worldwide. She ...more

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    • Age: Died at 49 (1963-2012)
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, Model, + more
    • Credits: The Princess Diaries, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, The Bodyguard, Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher's Wife, + more
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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

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Wareham, USA, Massachusetts
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor, Athlete, + more
    • Credits: Beetlejuice, The Fly, Tootsie, A League of Their Own, Thelma & Louise, + more
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    Melissa Joan Hart
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    Melissa Joan Hart is an American actress, television director, and television producer. Hart is known for her title roles in the television series Clarissa Explains It All, the live action version of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and Melissa & Joey. Hart has been married to musician Mark Wilkerson since ...more

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Smithtown, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Can't Hardly Wait, Not Another Teen Movie, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, + more
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    Jacquelyn Ellen "Jaclyn" Smith is an American actress and businesswoman. She is best known as Kelly Garrett in the television series Charlie's Angels, and was the only original female lead to remain with the series for its complete run. Beginning in the 1980s, she began developing and marketing her own ...more

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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Model, Actor
    • Credits: Charlie's Angels, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, The Night They Saved Christmas, The Bourne Identity, Shear Genius, + more
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    Jada Koren Pinkett Smith is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman. She began her career in 1990, when she made a guest appearance in the short-lived sitcom True Colors. She starred in A Different World, produced by Bill Cosby, and she featured opposite Eddie Murphy in The Nutty ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, USA, Maryland
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Matrix Reloaded, Madagascar, The Matrix Revolutions, Scream 2, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, + more
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    Roseanne Barr
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    Roseanne Cherrie Barr is an American actress, comedian, writer, television producer, director, and 2012 presidential nominee of the California-based Peace and Freedom Party. Barr began her career in stand-up comedy at clubs before gaining fame for her role in the sitcom Roseanne. The show was a hit and ...more

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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: USA, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Profession: Television director, Businessperson, Television producer, Actor, Author, + more
    • Credits: Roseanne, Home on the Range, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, Look Who's Talking Too, She-Devil, + more
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    Lucille Désirée Ball was an American actress, comedian, model, and film studio executive. She was the star of the sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy, and Life with Lucy. Ball's career in the spotlight began in 1929, when she landed work as a model. Shortly ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1911-1989)
    • Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Model, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: I Love Lucy, All the Right Moves, Top Hat, Stage Door, The Lucy Show, + more
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    Nikki Reed
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    Nicole Houston "Nikki" Reed is an American actress, screenwriter, singer-songwriter, and model. She became known in 2003, after the release of the film Thirteen, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, for which she was credited with Hardwicke as a co-writer of the screenplay, and in which she played a lead ...more

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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, West Los Angeles, California
    • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Model, Screenwriter, Actor, Music video director
    • Credits: Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, + more
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    Victoria Davey "Tori" Spelling is an American actress and author. Her first major role was Donna Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1990. She appeared in a string of made-for-television films, such as A Friend to Die For and Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?. Spelling also rose to prominence through ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Profession: Television producer, Author, Actor
    • Credits: Scream 2, Beverly Hills, 90210, Scary Movie 2, Troop Beverly Hills, + more
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    Daryl Hannah
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    Daryl Christine Hannah is an American film actress. She is best known for her performances in the films Blade Runner, Splash, Roxanne, Wall Street, Steel Magnolias and Kill Bill. She is also an environmental campaigner who has been arrested for protests against developments that are believed by some ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois
    • Profession: Activist, Businessperson, Environmentalist, Film Producer, Actor
    • Credits: Blade Runner, Kill Bill Volume 1, Kill Bill Volume 2, Steel Magnolias, Splash, + more
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    Mariska Hargitay
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    Mariska Magdolna Hargitay is an American actress, best known for her role as New York City sex crimes Sergeant Olivia Benson on the NBC television drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a role that has earned her multiple awards and nominations, including an Emmy and Golden Globe. The daughter of ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: USA, California, Santa Monica
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor
    • Credits: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Leaving Las Vegas, The Love Guru, Lake Placid, Ghoulies, + more
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