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

People include everyone from Melinda Doolittle to Lucy Walsh.

While this isn't a list of all female backing vocalists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female backing vocalists?" and "Who are the best female backing vocalists?"
Carol Vorderman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Backing Vocalists
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Carol Jean Vorderman MBE RAFVR is a British media personality, best known for co-hosting the popular game show Countdown for 26 years from 1982 until 2008. Vorderman's career took off in 1982 when she joined Channel 4 game show Countdown. She co-hosted the show most recently with Des O'Connor; before that Vorderman was co-host with Des Lynam and Richard Whiteley. She left the show in 2008 and was replaced by Rachel Riley. Whilst appearing on Countdown, Vorderman began presenting other shows for various broadcasters including Better Homes and The Pride of Britain Awards for ITV, as well as guest hosting shows such as Have I Got News for You, The Sunday Night Project and Lorraine. Vorderman ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Birthplace: Bedford, United Kingdom

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Eleanor Louise "Ellie" Greenwich was an American pop music singer, songwriter, and record producer. She wrote or co-wrote "Be My Baby", "Christmas", "Da Doo Ron Ron", "Leader of the Pack", "Do Wah Diddy Diddy", and "River Deep, Mountain High", among others. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 69 (1940-2009)

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

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Marina Schiptjenko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Backing Vocalists
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Anna Marina Schiptjenko is the only female member of the Swedish electronic pop group Bodies Without Organs. Her mother is Swedish but her father was a Ukrainian refugee from the Soviet Union, thus her Ukrainian surname. She started her music career in the eighties, joining the synthpop band Page. The group stopped producing material in the nineties. She was asked by Alexander Bard to join Vacuum. But since this band had little success, she quit the band, shortly after Alexander left. In 2004, she joined Alexander's new project, BWO. The band is a success in Scandinavia and through Eastern Europe. In 2010, Marina, and fellow page bandmate Eddie Bengtsson of synthpop band Page produced and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 52

Birthplace: Malmö Municipality, Sweden

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P.P. Arnold is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Backing Vocalists
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P.P. Arnold is an American soul singer who enjoyed considerable success in the United Kingdom in the 1960s and beyond. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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