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

This list below has everything from Susan Shilliday to Kelly Sharp.

While this isn't a list of all female screenwriters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female screenwriters?" and "Who are the best female screenwriters?"
Paris Hilton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Screenwriters
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Paris Whitney Hilton is an American socialite, television personality, model, actress and singer. She is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. Born in New York City and raised there and in Beverly Hills, California, Hilton began her modeling career as a teenager ...more

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Age: 36

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, + more

Credits: Zoolander, House of Wax, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Wonderland, The Cat in the Hat, + more

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Screenwriters
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Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Madonna is known for reinventing both her music and ...more

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Age: 58

Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Madonna: Truth or Dare, Desperately Seeking Susan, Dick Tracy, Evita

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Drew Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Screenwriters
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Drew Blyth Barrymore is an American actress, model, producer, director and author. She is a descendant of the Barrymore family of well-known American stage and cinema actors, and is a granddaughter of film legend John Barrymore. Barrymore first appeared in an advertisement when she was eleven months ...more

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Los Angeles, Culver City, California, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author, + more

Credits: Donnie Darko, Charlie's Angels, Scream, My Date with Drew

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Dianna Agron is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Screenwriters
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Dianna Elise Agron is an American actress, singer, dancer and director. Other ventures include directing a music video, and producing, writing and directing an unreleased short film A Fuchsia Elephant. Agron made her television debut appearing as Jessica Grant in CSI: NY in 2006. From 2006 to 2007, ...more

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Age: 30

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Actor, Singer, + more

Credits: Glee, I Am Number Four, The Family, Burlesque

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