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

List people include Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli, Carmen Maria Martinez and many additional people as well.

While this isn't a list of all female diplomats, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female diplomats?" and "Who are the best female diplomats?"
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Diplomats
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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office. President Harry S. Truman later called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements. A member of the Roosevelt and Livingston families, Eleanor had an unhappy childhood, suffering the deaths of both parents and one of her brothers at a young age. At 15, she attended Allenwood Academy in London, and was deeply influenced by its feminist headmistress Marie Souvestre. Returning to the U.S., she married her ...more

Age: Died at 78 (1884-1962)

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

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Shirley Temple is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Diplomats
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Shirley Temple Black was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, most famous as Hollywood's number one box-office star from 1935 through 1938. As an adult, she entered politics and became a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia, and as Chief of Protocol of the United States. Temple began her film career in 1932 at the age of three. In 1934, she found international fame in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talents. She received a special Juvenile Academy Award in February 1935 for her outstanding contribution as a juvenile performer to motion pictures during 1934, and film hits such as ...more

Age: Died at 86 (1928-2014)

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

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#83 on The Best Actresses in Film History

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Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Diplomats
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Condoleezza "Condi" Rice is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, and was the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush. Rice was the first female African-American secretary of state, as well as the second African American secretary of state, and the second female secretary of state. Rice was President Bush's National Security Advisor during his first term, making her the first woman to serve in that position. Before joining the Bush administration, she was a professor of political science at Stanford University where she served as Provost from 1993 to 1999. Rice also served on the ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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#11 on The Best Former US Secretaries of State of All Time

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Anne Cox Chambers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Diplomats
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Anne Beau Cox Chambers is an American media proprietor, who has a stake of interest in Cox Enterprises, a privately held media empire that includes newspapers, television, radio, cable television, and other businesses. She is the daughter of James M. Cox, a newspaper publisher and 1920 Democratic Presidential nominee, and his second wife, Margaretta Parker Blair. She owns and controls her father's business interests, through Cox Enterprises. For 33 years she co-owned the family company with her sister, Barbara Cox Anthony, who died on May 28, 2007. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Her net worth was estimated by Forbes at $16.1 billion in September 2014, based principally on her equity interest ...more

Age: 98

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

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