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

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While this isn't a list of all female mayors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female mayors?" and "Who are the best female mayors?"
Sarojini Yogeswaran is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Mayors
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Sarojini Yogeswaran was a Sri Lankan politician. Yogeswaran was a member of the Tamil United Liberation Front. In 1997, she was elected mayor of Jaffna, the first elected mayor in 14 years and also the first woman mayor of the city. Mrs. Yogeswaran was shot five times with a pistol near her Jaffna ...more

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Profession: Politician

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Georgina Beyer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Mayors
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Georgina Beyer is a New Zealand politician and former Labour Party Member of Parliament. She was the world's first openly transsexual mayor, as well as the world's first openly transsexual Member of Parliament. She is also among a very small number of former sex workers to hold political office. ...more

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Age: 58

Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

Profession: Politician, Radio personality, Actor

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Linda Lingle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Mayors
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Linda Lingle is an American politician, who was the sixth Governor of Hawaii from 2002 until 2010. She was the first Republican elected governor of Hawaii since the departure of William F. Quinn in 1962. Lingle was also the first female governor of Hawaii; first Jewish governor of Hawaii; first ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Publisher, Politician

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Toni Atkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Mayors
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Toni G. Atkins is an American Democratic politician from San Diego, California. She is the Speaker of the California State Assembly and a member representing the 78th district. In January 2014 she was elected by the Democratic caucus to be the next Speaker of the Assembly, and on March 17, 2014, she ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, Wythe County, United States of America, United States with Territories, + more

Profession: Politician

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Felisa Rincón de Gautier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Mayors
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Felisa Rincón de Gautier was the first woman to be elected as the Mayor of a capital city in The Americas. ...more

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Age: Died at 97 (1897-1994)

Birthplace: Ceiba, Puerto Rico

Profession: Pharmacist, Politician

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Dianne Louise Haskett was mayor of London, Ontario, Canada, from 1994 to 2000. She served two, three-year mayoral terms, making a priority of downtown revitalization, heritage preservation, economic development, neighbourhood protection, protecting the environment, international relations, trade ...more

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Age: 60

Profession: Lawyer

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Marta Suplicy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Mayors
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Marta Teresa Smith de Vasconcelos Suplicy is a Brazilian politician and psychologist. She was Mayor of São Paulo from 2001 to 2004 as a member of the Brazilian Workers' Party. She later served as the Brazilian Minister of Tourism between March 14, 2007 and June 4, 2008, when she resigned to run ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Profession: Politician, Psychologist

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Laura Miller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Mayors
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Laura Miller served as mayor of Dallas, Texas from 2002 through 2007. She did not run for re-election in the 2007 mayoral race. She was the third woman to serve as mayor of Dallas. ...more

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Age: 57

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Journalist

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