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

List people include Memphis Minnie, India.Arie and many additional people as well.

While this isn't a list of all female guitarists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female guitarists?" and "Who are the best female guitarists?"
Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Guitarists
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Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and occasional actress. She had limited exposure to secular music during her childhood and pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records, and released her debut studio album, Katy Hudson, in 2001. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music. After being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a deal with Capitol Records in April 2007. Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release of the singles "I Kissed a Girl" – which had attention-grabbing and somewhat controversial lyrics – and "Hot n ...more

Age: 33

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Guitarists
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Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her father is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. She held minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her childhood. In 2006, Cyrus rose to prominence as a teen idol after being cast in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana, in which she portrayed the starring character Miley Stewart. After signing a recording contract with Hollywood Records in 2007, Cyrus released her debut studio album Meet Miley Cyrus. It was certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for exceeding four million shipments, and produced the hit single "See You Again". In 2008, Cyrus released ...more

Age: 25

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Guitarists
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Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. The release of Swift's self-titled debut album in 2006 established her as a country music star. Her third single, "Our Song," made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. She received a Best New Artist nomination at the 2008 Grammy Awards. Swift's second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. Buoyed by ...more

Age: 28

Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Shakira is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Guitarists
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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Shakira released her first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, in the early 1990s, failing to attain commercial success; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos, and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones?. Shakira entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service. Its lead single, "Whenever, Wherever", became the best-selling single of 2002. Her ...more

Age: 41

Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

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