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Famous Female Politicians

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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?"


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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 Alaskan ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Sandpoint, Idaho, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Commentator, Basketball player, Politician, Television producer, + more
    • Credits: Sarah Palin's Alaska
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    Hillary Clinton
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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: age 68
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Politician, Diplomat, Official, Author, + more
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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: age 75
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician
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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. A ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1925-2013)
    • Birthplace: Grantham, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Chemist, Barrister, Scientist, + more
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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: USA, California, Santa Monica
    • Profession: Politician, Diplomat, Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: Fort Apache, Heidi, The Little Colonel, Curly Top, Captain January, + more
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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: age 65
    • Birthplace: Athens, Greece
    • Profession: Editor, Commentator, Politician, Journalist, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Cleveland Show, Politically Incorrect, Swing Vote, Surviving Picasso, Freshmen, + more
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    Condoleezza Rice
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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 as ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Jefferson County, Birmingham, Area code 205, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more
    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat, Political scientist
    • Credits: Morning Glory, True Bromance
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    Michele Bachmann
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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. The ...more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Waterloo, Iowa, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Attorney at law, Lawyer
    • Credits: Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream
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    Hema Malini is an Indian actress, director and producer, Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer, and a politician, well known for her roles in Hindi cinema. She made her acting debut in Sapno Ka Saudagar. She went on to appear in numerous Bollywood films, most notably those with actor and future-husband ...more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: India
    • Profession: Politician, Film Producer, Choreographer, Actor, Dancer, + more
    • Credits: Veer-Zaara, Sholay, Hey Ram, Vijay, Kudrat, + more
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    Rekha
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    Rekha is an actor.more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Chennai, India
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Om Shanti Om, Koi... Mil Gaya, Namak Haraam, Krrish, Lajja, + more
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    Julia Gillard
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    Julia Eileen Gillard is a former Australian politician who served as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia, and the Australian Labor Party leader from 2010 to 2013. She was the first woman to hold either position. Gillard was born in Barry, Wales, and migrated with her family to Adelaide, South ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Politician
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    Gloria Steinem
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    Gloria Marie Steinem is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 70s. She was a columnist for New York magazine and a founder of Ms. magazine. In 1969, she ...more

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    • Age: age 81
    • Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Journalist, Screenwriter, Author, Writer
    • Credits: A Bunny's Tale, Sisters of '77, One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern, Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring On Sex, Lies And Global Economics, + more
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    Aung San Suu Kyi
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    Aung San Suu Kyi AC is a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma. In the 1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% of the seats in Parliament . She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections.more

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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar
    • Profession: Pacifist, Civil rights activist, Politician, Democracy activist, Economist, + more
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    Angela Merkel is the current Chancellor of Germany and the head of the political party CDU in Germany. In addition to being the first female German Chanchellor, she is also considered by Forbes magazine to be the most powerful woman in the world.more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
    • Profession: Politician, Physicist, Scientist
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    Indira Gandhi
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    Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was the fourth Prime Minister of India and a central figure of the Indian National Congress party. Gandhi, who served from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984, is the second-longest-serving Prime Minister of India and the only woman to hold ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1917-1984)
    • Birthplace: Allahabad, India
    • Profession: Politician
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    Janet Napolitano
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    Janet Ann Napolitano is an American politician, lawyer, and university administrator who served as Governor of Arizona from 2003 to 2009 and United States Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013, under President Barack Obama. She has been president of the University of California system since ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Barbara Boxer
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    Barbara Levy Boxer is the junior United States Senator from California. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Boxer graduated from Brooklyn College. She worked as a stockbroker for several years before moving to ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, + more
    • Profession: Politician, Actor
    • Credits: Traffic
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    Yulia Tymoshenko
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    Yulia Volodymyrivna Tymoshenko is a Ukrainian politician and businesswoman. She co-led the Orange Revolution and was the first woman appointed Prime Minister of Ukraine, serving from 24 January to 8 September 2005, and again from 18 December 2007 to 4 March 2010. Tymoshenko is the leader of the ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk, Eurasia, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Economist
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    Eva Perón
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    María Eva Duarte de Perón was the second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She is usually referred to as Eva Perón, or by the affectionate Spanish language diminutive Evita. She was born in the village of Los Toldos in The ...more

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    • Age: Died at 33 (1919-1952)
    • Birthplace: Los Toldos, Argentina
    • Profession: Politician, Actor
    • Credits: Circus Cavalcade, The Prodigal Woman, ¡Segundos afuera!, The Unhappiest Man in Town, Only the Valiant, + more
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    Imelda Marcos
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    Imelda Marcos is the widow of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos best known for her collection of some three thousand pairs of shoes. She served as First Lady from 1965 to 1986. Born in Manila, Imelda spent her childhood in Tacloban during the decades surrounding World War II. She returned to ...more

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    • Age: age 86
    • Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
    • Profession: Politician, Model, Supermodel
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