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Famous Female Film Score Composers

Updated October 13, 2018 4k views 502 items

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

List features people like Janet Roddick and Camila Ferro.

While this isn't a list of all female film score composers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female film score composers?" and "Who are the best female film score composers?"
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Film Score Composers
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Madonna Louise Ciccone (, Italian: [tʃikˈkoːne]; born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s, Madonna is known for pushing the boundaries of songwriting in mainstream popular music and for the imagery she uses onstage and in music videos. She has frequently reinvented her music and image while maintaining autonomy within the recording industry. Although having sparked controversy, her works have been praised by music critics. Madonna is often cited as an influence by other artists. Born and raised in Michigan, Madonna moved to New York City in 1978 to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 60

Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America

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Courtney Love is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Film Score Composers
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Courtney Michelle Love (born Courtney Michelle Harrison; July 9, 1964) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. A figure in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s, Love's career has spanned four decades. She rose to prominence as the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Hole, which she formed in 1989. Love has drawn public attention for her uninhibited live performances and confrontational lyrics, as well as her highly publicized personal life following her marriage to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Born to countercultural parents in San Francisco, Love had an itinerant childhood, but was primarily raised in Portland, Oregon, where she played in a series of short-lived bands and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 54

Birthplace: California, United States of America

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Ciara is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Film Score Composers
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Ciara Princess Harris ( see-ERR-ə; born October 25, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and model. Born in Austin, Texas, she traveled around the world during her childhood, eventually moving to Atlanta, Georgia where she joined the girl group Hearsay. She later signed a publishing deal, and befriended producer Jazze Pha, who recorded demos that would appear on her debut album. With his help, Ciara signed a record deal with LaFace Records. In 2004, Ciara released her debut studio album Goodies, which spawned four singles: "Goodies", "1, 2 Step", "Oh" and "And I". "Goodies" topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 33

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America

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Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Film Score Composers
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Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos, August 22, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range. Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University at the age of five, the youngest person ever to have been admitted. She was expelled at the age of 11 for what Rolling Stone described as "musical insubordination". Amos was the lead singer of the short-lived 1980s pop group Y Kant Tori Read before achieving her breakthrough as a solo artist in the early 1990s. Her songs focus on a broad range of topics, including sexuality, feminism, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 55

Birthplace: Newton, North Carolina, United States of America

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