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

List is made up of people like Emily Gould and Joani Blank.

While this isn't a list of all female editors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female editors?" and "Who are the best female editors?"
Arianna Huffington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Editors
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Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author and syndicated columnist. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. She was a popular conservative commentator in the mid-1990s, after which, in the 1990s, she became a liberal. She is the former spouse of former Republican congressman Michael Huffington. In 2003, she ran as an independent candidate for Governor in the California recall election. In 2009, Huffington was named as number 12 in Forbes '​ first-ever list of the Most Influential Women In Media. She has also moved up to number 42 in The Guardian '​s Top 100 in Media List. As of 2014, she is listed as the 52nd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. In 2011, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 67

Birthplace: Athens, Greece

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Editors
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Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Kennedy Onassis was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Five years later she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis; they remained married until his death in 1975. Jacqueline was the elder daughter of Wall Street stockbroker John Vernou Bouvier III and Janet Norton Lee, who divorced in 1940. In 1951, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French literature at George Washington University and went on to work for the Washington Times-Herald as an Inquiring Photographer. In 1952, Jacqueline met Congressman John F. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 65 (1929-1994)

Birthplace: Southampton, New York, United States of America

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Kelly Killoren Bensimon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Editors
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Kelly Killoren Bensimon is an American former model, author, socialite and former editor of Elle Accessories. She has appeared on the Bravo television series The Real Housewives of New York City from seasons 2 to season 4. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 49

Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, United States of America

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Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Editors
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Anna Wintour, OBE is the English editor-in-chief of American Vogue, a position she has held since 1988. In 2013, she became artistic director for Condé Nast, Vogue's publisher. With her trademark pageboy bob haircut and dark sunglasses, Wintour has become an important figure in much of the fashion world, widely praised for her eye for fashion trends and her support for younger designers. Her reportedly aloof and demanding personality has earned her the nickname "Nuclear Wintour". She is the eldest daughter of Charles Wintour, editor of the London Evening Standard. Her father consulted her on how to make the newspaper relevant to the youth of the era. Anna became interested in fashion as a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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