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

This list below has a variety of people, like Sandra Selimovic and Elaine Sturtevant, in it.

While this isn't a list of all female artists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female artists?" and "Who are the best female artists?"
Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Artists
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Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and occasional actress. She had limited exposure to secular music during her childhood and pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records, and released her ...more

Age: 32

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Music artist, + more

Also Ranked

#5 on The Best Current Female Singers

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

#69 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

#68 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Artists
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Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer. She became interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry following a minor role in the 1986 film My Little Girl, to the dismay of her Puerto ...more

Age: 47

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

Profession: Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, + more

Also Ranked

#95 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#37 on The Best Current Female Singers

#64 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#71 on The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

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Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Artists
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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 ...more

Age: 35

Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Television producer, + more

Also Ranked

#29 on The Best Current Female Singers

#91 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#67 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#40 on The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names

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Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Artists
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Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her father is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. She held minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her childhood. In 2006, Cyrus rose to prominence as a teen idol after being cast in the Disney Channel television ...more

Age: 24

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Voice acting, Dancer

Also Ranked

#31 on The Best Current Female Singers

#14 on Celebrities Who Just Seem Crazy to You

#90 on Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

#53 on The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

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