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

List is made up of people like Chely Wright and Mary Dann.

While this isn't a list of all female activists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female activists?" and "Who are the best female activists?"
Jenny McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Activists
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Jennifer Ann "Jenny" McCarthy is an American model, television host, comedian, actress, author, and anti-vaccine activist. She began her career in 1993 as a nude model for Playboy magazine and was later named their Playmate of the Year. McCarthy then parlayed her Playboy fame into a television and film acting career. She is a former co-host of the ABC talk show The View. McCarthy has written books about parenting and has become an activist promoting research into environmental causes and alternative medical treatments for autism. She has claimed that vaccines cause autism and that chelation therapy helped cure her son of autism. Both claims are unsupported by medical consensus, and her son's ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 45

Birthplace: Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States of America

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Alicia Silverstone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Activists
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Alicia Silverstone is an American actress, producer, author, and activist. Silverstone made her film debut in The Crush, earning the 1994 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, and gained further prominence as a teen idol when she appeared in three music videos for the band Aerosmith. She starred in the 1995 sleeper hit Clueless and in the big-budget 1997 film Batman & Robin, in which she played Batgirl. She has continued to act in film and television and on stage. A vegan, Silverstone endorsed PETA activities and published a book titled The Kind Diet. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 41

Birthplace: California, United States of America

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Chely Wright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Activists
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Richell Rene "Chely" Wright is an American country music singer and gay rights activist. On the strength of her debut album in 1994, the Academy of Country Music named her Top New Female Vocalist in 1995. Wright's first Top 40 country hit came in 1997 with "Shut Up and Drive". Two years later, her fourth album yielded a number one single, the title track, "Single White Female". Overall, Wright has released seven studio albums on various labels, and has charted more than fifteen singles on the country charts. As of May 2010, Wright's previous eight albums had sold over 1,000,000 copies in the United States. In May 2010, Wright became one of the first major country music performers to publicly ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 47

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

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#55 on The Top Female Country Singers

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Angela Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Activists
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Angela Yvonne Davis is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, although she was never a party member. Her interests included prisoner rights; she founded Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. She is a retired professor with the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a former director of the university's Feminist Studies department. Davis was arrested, charged, tried, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 74

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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