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

List ranges from Cecilia Magnusson to Hella Wuolijoki, plus much more.

While this isn't a list of all female politicians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female politicians?" and "Who are the best female politicians?"
Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Politicians
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Sarah Louise Palin is an American politician, commentator, and author who served as the ninth Governor of Alaska, from 2006 to her resignation in 2009. As the Republican Party nominee for Vice President in the 2008 Presidential election, alongside Arizona Senator John McCain, she was the first ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Sandpoint, Idaho, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Commentator, Basketball player, Politician Television producer, + more

Credits: Sarah Palin: You Betcha!, Sarah Palin's Alaska, Big Miracle, The Corrupt Bastards Club

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Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Politicians
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Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party. As the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. She then represented New York in the United States Senate from 2001 to ...more

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Age: 69

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Profession: Spokesperson, Politician, Diplomat, Official Author, + more

Credits: The Visible Vote '08- A Presidential Forum, By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, The War Room, First in the South Democratic Candidates Forum on MSNBC

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#11 on The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates

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Nancy Pelosi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Politicians
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Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi is the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives and served as the 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011. She is the only woman to have served as the House Speaker and to date is the highest-ranking female ...more

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Age: 77

Birthplace: Area code 443, Baltimore, Area code 667, United States of America United States, + more

Profession: Politician

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Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Politicians
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Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office. ...more

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Age: Died at 88 (1925-2013)

Birthplace: Grantham, United Kingdom

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Chemist, Barrister Scientist, + more

Credits: Tracking Down Maggie: The Unofficial Biography of Margaret Thatcher, The Gulf War, Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape Ban the Sadist Videos!

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#1 on The Best Political Nicknames

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Shirley Temple is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Politicians
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Shirley Temple Black was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, most famous as Hollywood's number one box-office star from 1935 through 1938. As an adult, she entered politics and became a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1928-2014)

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Diplomat, Actor, Singer Dancer

Credits: The Little Princess, Fort Apache, Heidi, Shirley Temple's Storybook

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#69 on The Best Actresses in Film History

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Arianna Huffington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Politicians
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Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author and syndicated columnist. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. She was a popular conservative commentator in the mid-1990s, after which, in the 1990s, she became a liberal. She is the former spouse of former Republican ...more

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Age: 66

Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Profession: Editor, Commentator, Politician, Journalist Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Saturday Night at the Mill, Bhutto, To the Contrary, How to Make Money Selling Drugs

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Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Politicians
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Condoleezza "Condi" Rice is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, and was the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush. Rice was the first female African-American secretary of state, as well ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat, Political scientist

Credits: Bhutto, 9/11 State of Emergency, Face the Nation, Miss Representation

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#42 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

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#48 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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Michele Bachmann is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Politicians
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Michele Marie Bachmann is an American Republican and former member of the United States House of Representatives, who represented Minnesota's 6th congressional district, a post she held from 2007 to 2015. The district includes several of the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities, as well as St. Cloud. ...more

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Age: 61

Birthplace: Waterloo, Iowa, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Attorney at law, Lawyer

Credits: Xivilus, √Čvocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie, Hannity, The O'Reilly Factor

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#4 on The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats

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