List of famous female scientists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female scientists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being scientists. There are thousand of females working as scientists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic scientists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a scientist then the people below should give you inspiration.
List ranges from Émilie du Châtelet to Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos, plus much more.While this isn't a list of all female scientists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female scientists?" and "Who are the best female scientists?"
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
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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Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian and American inventor and film actress. After an early and brief film career in Germany, which included a controversial love-making scene in the film Ecstasy, she fled her husband and secretly moved to Paris. While there, she met MGM head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a ...more
Age: Died at 86 (1914-2000)
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Profession: Pin-up girl, Inventor, Scientist, Actor, Engineer
Credits: Samson and Delilah, Ecstasy, The Strange Woman, Algiers
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Marie Skłodowska-Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win twice in multiple sciences, and was part of the ...more
Age: Died at 67 (1867-1934)
Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
Profession: Physicist, Chemist, Scientist
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Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, born Augusta Ada Byron and now commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is ...more
Age: Died at 37 (1815-1852)
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Profession: Programmer, Mathematician, Computer scientist, Scientist, Writer
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