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Famous Female Diplomats

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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?"
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    Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (; October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was an American political figure, diplomat and activist. She served as the First Lady of the United States from March 4, 1933 to April 12, 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office, making her the longest serving First Lady of the United States. Roosevelt served as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952.President Harry S. Truman later called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements.Roosevelt was a member of the prominent American Roosevelt and Livingston families and a niece of President Theodore Roosevelt. She had...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1884-1962)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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    Shirley Temple Black (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and diplomat who was Hollywood's number one box-office draw as a child actress from 1935 to 1938. As an adult, she was named United States ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia, and also served as Chief of Protocol of the United States. Temple began her film career at the age of three in 1932. Two years later, she achieved 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 in motion pictures during 1934. Film hits such...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1928-2014)
    • Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America
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    Condoleezza Rice (; born November 14, 1954) is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, 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 (after Colin Powell), and the second female Secretary of State (after Madeleine Albright). Rice was President Bush's National Security Advisor during his first term, making her the first woman to serve in that position. Rice was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up while the South was racially segregated. She obtained her bachelor's...  more
    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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