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Famous Female Singers

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

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While this isn't a list of all female singers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female singers?" and "Who are the best female singers?"


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    Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997. Spears's first and second studio albums, ...Baby One More Time ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Television producer, + more
    • Credits: Austin Powers: Goldmember, Crossroads, The Mickey Mouse Club, Britney and Kevin: Chaotic, Pauly Shore Is Dead, + more
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    Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father Mathew ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Television producer, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Austin Powers: Goldmember, Dreamgirls, The Pink Panther, Epic, The Fighting Temptations, + more
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    Anne Hathaway
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    Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American actress, singer, and producer. After several stage roles, Hathaway appeared in the 1999 television series Get Real. She came to prominence after playing Mia Thermopolis in the Disney film The Princess Diaries and in its 2004 sequel. Since then, Hathaway has ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: The Dark Knight Rises, Brokeback Mountain, Alice in Wonderland, The Princess Diaries, Interstellar, + more
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    Amanda Seyfried
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    Amanda Michelle Seyfried is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a model when she was 11, then at 15 began an acting career, starting off with uncredited roles and moving on to recurring roles on the soap operas As the World Turns and All My Children. In 2004, Seyfried made her film ...more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Mean Girls, Veronica Mars, Alpha Dog, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, + more
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    Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian-French singer and songwriter. She was born in Belleville, Ontario, and spent most of her youth in the town of Napanee. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Belleville, Canada
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: American Idol, Over the Hedge, Fast Food Nation, Going the Distance, The Flock, + more
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    Amanda Laura Bynes is an American actress and fashion designer. After appearing in commercials and in plays, Bynes rose to prominence as a child star in the late 1990s and early 2000s on the Nickelodeon series All That and The Amanda Show. From 2002 to 2006, she starred in the sitcom What I Like About ...more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: USA, California, Thousand Oaks
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Actor, Voice acting, Singer
    • Credits: Rugrats, Easy A, She's the Man, Hairspray, Robots, + more
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    Alyssa Milano
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    Alyssa Milano is an actress and a film producer.more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, + more
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Charmed, Commando, Fear, Melrose Place, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure, + more
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    Ashley Michelle Tisdale is an American actress, singer, and producer. During her childhood, she appeared in more than 100 TV advertisements and had roles in theatre and television shows. In 2004, she was cast as Maddie Fitzpatrick in Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and rose to prominence ...more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: USA, West Deal, New Jersey
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Donnie Darko, A Bug's Life, Phineas and Ferb, High School Musical, An All Dogs Christmas Carol, + more
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    Alicia Keys
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    Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Record producer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Smokin' Aces, The Secret Life of Bees, The Nanny Diaries, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, America: A Tribute to Heroes, + more
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    Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot is a French former actress, singer and fashion model, who later became an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s and was widely referred to by her initials. Starting in 1969, Bardot became the official face of Marianne to ...more

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    • Age: age 81
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Activist, Model, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Cinema Paradiso, Contempt, Shalako, Spirits of the Dead, Helen of Troy, + more
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    Alyson Renae "Aly" Michalka is an American actress and recording artist. Michalka gained fame for playing the role of Keely Teslow in the Disney Channel original series Phil of the Future. She is also known for her roles as Marti Perkins in the CW television drama Hellcats, Taylor Callum in the Disney ...more

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: USA, California, Torrance
    • Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model, + more
    • Credits: Easy A, Bandslam, Phil of the Future, The Roommate, Hellcats, + more
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    Anna Kay Faris is an American actress and singer. She is known for her comedic roles as Cindy Campbell in the Wayans brothers' Scary Movie film series, Kelly in Lost in Translation, Shelley in The House Bunny, Serena in Waiting..., Hannah in My Super Ex-Girlfriend, the voice of Sam Sparks in the ...more

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, USA, Maryland
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Singer
    • Credits: Lost in Translation, Brokeback Mountain, Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, + more
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    Ashley Nicolle Simpson Ross known by the stage name Ashlee Simpson, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. The younger sister of Jessica Simpson, she rose to prominence as a participant in her sister's reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, and starred in the spin-off program The Ashlee ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: The Hot Chick, Melrose Place, The Ashlee Simpson Show, Say What? Karaoke, Undiscovered, + more
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    Brittany Murphy-Monjack, known professionally as Brittany Murphy, was an American film and stage actress, singer, and voice artist. Murphy, a native of Atlanta, moved to Los Angeles as a teenager, and pursued a career in acting. Her breakthrough role was in Amy Heckerling's Clueless, followed by ...more

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    • Age: Died at 32 (1977-2009)
    • Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Atlanta
    • Profession: Musician, Actor, Voice acting, Singer
    • Credits: Clueless, Sin City, Frasier, King of the Hill, Boy Meets World, + more
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    Ann-Margret is a Swedish-American actress, singer and dancer. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas, The Cincinnati Kid, Carnal Knowledge, and Tommy. She has won five Golden Globe Awards and been nominated for two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a Screen ...more

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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
    • Profession: Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Any Given Sunday, The Break-Up, Grumpy Old Men, Newsies, + more
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    Betty White
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    Betty White Ludden, known professionally as Betty White, is an American actress, comedienne, author, producer, radio host, singer, and television personality. In 2013, the Guinness World Records awarded White with having the longest television career for a female entertainer. To contemporary audiences, ...more

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    • Age: age 93
    • Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Author, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, The Proposal, The Lorax, Hot in Cleveland, + more
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    Brooke Ellen Bollea better known by her stage name Brooke Hogan, is an American reality television star, actress, singer, and media personality. She is the daughter of famous professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. Brooke took an early interest in music, and began working on her first studio album in 2002. In ...more

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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Model, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: 2-Headed Shark Attack, Sand Sharks, Hogan Knows Best, Brooke Knows Best, America's Prom Queen, + more
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    Aaliyah
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    Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an American singer, dancer, actress, and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 10, she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At age 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records ...more

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    • Age: Died at 22 (1979-2001)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: Romeo Must Die, Queen of the Damned
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    Aubrey Morgan O'Day, is an American singer-songwriter, actress, fashion designer, reality television personality, and a former member of the girl group Danity Kane. Following discord among the group and with her mentor at the time, P. Diddy, O'Day was fired from the group in 2008, though reunited with ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Singer-songwriter, Model, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: American High School, Making the Band 4
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    Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, jazz and reggae. Winehouse's 2003 debut album, Frank, was a critical success in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her 2006 follow-up ...more

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    • Age: Died at 28 (1983-2011)
    • Birthplace: Southgate, London, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Arranger, Musician, Singer-songwriter
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