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Famous Female Activists

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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?"
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    Jennifer McCarthy Wahlberg (née Jennifer Ann McCarthy; November 1, 1972) is an American actress, model, activist, media personality, and author. She began her career in 1993 as a nude model for Playboy magazine and was later named their Playmate of the Year. McCarthy then had a television and film acting career, starting as a co-host on the MTV game show Singled Out (1995–1997), then some eponymous sitcoms including Jenny (1997–1998) and Donnie Loves Jenny (2015–2016), as well as films, such as BASEketball (1998), Scream 3 (2000), Dirty Love (2005), John Tucker Must Die (2006), and Santa Baby (2006). In 2013, she hosted her own television talk show The Jenny McCarthy Show, and become a...  more
    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Gender: Female
    • Alternative Name: Jennifer McCarthy, Jenny McCarthy

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    Alicia Silverstone (; born October 4, 1976) is an American actress. She made her film debut in The Crush (1993), earning the 1994 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, and gained further prominence as a teen idol when she appeared at the age of 16 in the music video for Aerosmith's "Cryin'". She starred in the comedy hit Clueless (1995), which earned her a multimillion-dollar deal with Columbia Pictures, and in the big-budget film Batman & Robin (1997), playing Barbara/Batgirl. For her role in the short-lived NBC series Miss Match (2003), Silverstone received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. She has continued to act in film...  more
    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
    • Gender: Female

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  • Richell Rene "Chely" Wright (; born October 25, 1970) is an American country music singer and activist. On the strength of her debut album in 1994, the Academy of Country Music (ACM) 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 and 19 singles released had sold over 1,500,000 copies and 10,000,000 digital impressions to date in the United...  more
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America
    • Gender: Female

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    Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, academic, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist in the 1960s working with the Communist Party USA, of which she was a member until 1991, and was involved in the Black Panther Party during the Civil Rights Movement.Davis is a professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in its History of Consciousness Department. She is also a former director of the university's Feminist Studies department. Her research interests are feminism, African-American studies, critical theory, Marxism, popular music, social consciousness, and the philosophy and history of punishment and prisons....  more
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    • Gender: Female

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