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

Examples of people on this list: Sonya Orbelliani, Lady Charlotte Bury and many more.

While this isn't a list of all female lady-in-waitings, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female lady-in-waitings?" and "Who are the best female lady-in-waitings?"
Anna Vyrubova is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Lady-in-waitings
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Anna Alexandrovna Vyrubova, née Taneyeva, was a lady-in-waiting, the best friend and confidante of Tsaritsa Alexandra Fyodorovna. Vyrubova was the longest-surviving figure in the intrigue involving Rasputin and the Imperial couple. ...more

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Age: Died at 80 (1884-1964)

Birthplace: Oranienbaum, Germany

Profession: Nun, Nurse, Author, Lady-in-waiting

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Murasaki Shikibu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Lady-in-waitings
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Murasaki Shikibu was a Japanese novelist, poet and lady-in-waiting at the Imperial court during the Heian period. She is best known as the author of The Tale of Genji, written in Japanese between about 1000 and 1012. Murasaki Shikibu is a nickname; her real name is unknown, but she may have been ...more

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Birthplace: Kyoto, Keihanshin, Japan

Profession: Novelist, Lady-in-waiting, Writer

Credits: The Tale of Genji, Genji Monogatari: Sennen no Nazo

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Margarita Sergeevna Khitrovo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Lady-in-waitings
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Margarita Sergeevna Khitrovo


Margarita Sergeevna Khitrovo (Rita) 1895-1952. She was a graduate of the Smolny Institute. She was a former lady-in-waiting to the Empress Alexandra, and companion of Nicholas and Alexandra's daughter Olga. During the war, she was a nurse at Tsarskoe Selo Infirmary. Arrested after she travelled to ...more

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Age: Died at 57 (1895-1952)

Profession: Nurse, Lady-in-waiting

Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Lady-in-waitings
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Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden


Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden, also known as Sophia Karlovna Buxhoeveden, was a lady in waiting to Tsarina Alexandra of Russia. She was the author of three memoirs about the imperial family and about her own escape from Russia. In her book Before the Storm, Sophie describes a side of old Russia seldom ...more

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Age: Died at 73 (1883-1956)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Author, Lady-in-waiting