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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Galina Petrovna Chadova and Theresa Sparks.

While this isn't a list of all female engineers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female engineers?" and "Who are the best female engineers?"
Hedy Lamarr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Engineers
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Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian and American inventor and film actress. After an early and brief film career in Germany, which included a controversial love-making scene in the film Ecstasy, she fled her husband and secretly moved to Paris. While there, she met MGM head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a ...more

Age: Died at 86 (1914-2000)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

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Marissa Mayer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Engineers
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Marissa Ann Mayer is the current president and CEO of Yahoo!, a position she has held since July 2012. Previously, she was a long-time executive, usability leader, and key spokesperson for Google. In 2014 Mayer was ranked sixth on the list of America's 40 under 40 as well as the 16th most powerful ...more

Age: 41

Birthplace: Wausau, Wisconsin, United States of America

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Carol Vorderman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Engineers
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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; ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Bedford, United Kingdom

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Ada Lovelace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Engineers
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Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, born Augusta Ada Byron and now commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is ...more

Age: Died at 37 (1815-1852)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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