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

Everything from Kristin Hanggi to Denise Chavez is included on this list.

While this isn't a list of all female theatre directors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female theatre directors?" and "Who are the best female theatre directors?"
Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Theatre Directors
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Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett is an Australian actress of screen and stage. She has received critical acclaim and many accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and three British Academy Awards. Blanchett has been awarded the Centenary ...more

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Age: 47

Birthplace: Ivanhoe, Australia

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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#2 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#42 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#38 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#43 on The Greatest Actress Performances of All Time

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Geraldine Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Theatre Directors
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Geraldine Fitzgerald was an actress. ...more

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Age: Died at 92 (1913-2005)

Birthplace: Greystones, Republic of Ireland

Profession: Theatre Director, Actor

Credits: Arthur, Wuthering Heights, Poltergeist II: The Other Side, Harry and Tonto The Last American Hero, + more

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#7 on The Best Irish Actresses of All Time

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Regine Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Theatre Directors
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Regina Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez, better known as Regine Velasquez, is a Filipino recording artist and actress, and is widely known for possessing an extensive vocal range. She was hailed by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry as the Philippines' Best-Selling Artist of All Time, ...more

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Tondo, Philippines

Profession: Television presenter, Theatre Director, Painter, Record producer Entrepreneur, + more

Credits: Are You the Next Big Star?, Fallen, Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme, Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition Darna, + more

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#26 on The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History

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Kathy Burke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Theatre Directors
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Katherine Lucy Bridget Burke is an English actress, comedian, playwright and theatre director. She won Best Actress at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival for her performance in the Gary Oldman film Nil by Mouth. Burke's film debut was in Mai Zetterling's Scrubbers in 1983. In the 1990s, she became known ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Camden Town, England, London

Profession: Theatre Director, Comedian, Actor, Playwright

Credits: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Flushed Away, Elizabeth, Sid and Nancy French and Saunders, + more

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#55 on The Best Living English Actresses

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Juli Crockett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Theatre Directors
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Juli Crockett is an American playwright and theater director, retired professional boxer and amateur champion, lead singer of the alternative country band The Evangenitals, and producer of The 1 Second Film. Born in Coffee County, Enterprise, Alabama she is the daughter of writers Linda Crockett and ...more

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Age: 40

Birthplace: Enterprise, Alabama, United States of America

Profession: Theatre Director, Musician, Professional Boxer, Playwright

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#68 on The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time

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Janet Suzman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Theatre Directors
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Dame Janet Suzman, DBE is a South African/British actress who enjoyed a successful early career in the Royal Shakespeare Company, later replaying many Shakespearean roles, among others, on TV. In her first film Nicholas and Alexandra, her performance as the Empress earned nominations for several ...more

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Age: 78

Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Profession: Television director, Theatre Director, Actor, Film Director

Credits: The Draughtsman's Contract, Nijinsky, Nicholas and Alexandra, A Dry White Season Nuns on the Run, + more

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Eva Le Gallienne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Theatre Directors
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Eva Le Gallienne was an English theatrical actress, producer and director during the first half of the 20th century. ...more

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Age: Died at 92 (1899-1991)

Birthplace: London, England

Profession: Theatre Director, Theatrical producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Credits: Resurrection, Prince of Players, Alice in Wonderland, The Royal Family

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Sigrid Alegría is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Theatre Directors
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Sigrid Alegría Conrads is a Chilean television actress. Alegría began her acting debut in the TVN soap opera Borrón y cuenta nueva in 1998, playing the role of "Doris Morán", a religious nun who was rethinking her life after she found a new lover. In 2004, she left for Canal 13 to participate in the ...more

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Rostock, Germany

Profession: Radio personality, Actor, Presenter

Credits: Sexo con Amor, ¿Dónde está Elisa?

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