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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 is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Madonna is known for reinventing both her music and ...more

Age: 58

Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Madonna: Truth or Dare, Desperately Seeking Susan, Dick Tracy, Evita

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#56 on The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers

#31 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#21 on The Best Current Female Singers

#26 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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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 is an American alternative rock singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and visual artist. Prolific in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s as the frontwoman of Hole, Love became a fixture in alternative music, drawing public attention for her uninhibited stage presence and ...more

Age: 52

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, + more

Credits: Kurt & Courtney, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Juno, Hit So Hard

Also Ranked

#9 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

#48 on The Best Female Rock Singers

#55 on The Best Solo Artists Who Used to Front a Band

#31 on Musicians with the Best Onstage Banter

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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, known mononymously as Ciara, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and fashion 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; ...more

Age: 31

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Austin

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Fashion Model, Actor, Music video director, + more

Credits: Unstoppable, Coach Carter, Step Up, Land of the Lost

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#74 on The Best Current Female Singers

#96 on The Greatest R&B Artists and Bands of All Time

#32 on The Greatest Female Rappers of All Time

#80 on The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

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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 is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and composer. She is a classically-trained musician and has a mezzo-soprano vocal range. She has been nominated eight times for a Grammy Award. Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Newton, North Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Twister, Great Expectations, Escape from L.A., Higher Learning

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#97 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#53 on The Best Female Rock Singers

#38 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#80 on The Greatest Organists in Rock and Jazz History

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