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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 ...more

Age: 32

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Music artist, + more

Credits: The Interview, Katy Perry: Part of Me, The Ugly Truth, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

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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 ...more

Age: 24

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Voice acting, Dancer

Credits: Bolt, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, The Last Song, Hannah Montana: The Movie

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#30 on The Best Current Female Singers

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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 ...more

Age: 27

Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Actor

Credits: The Hunger Games, San Andreas, Valentine's Day, Hannah Montana: The Movie

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#4 on The Best Current Female Singers

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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 ...more

Age: 40

Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model, + more

Credits: Love in the Time of Cholera, 27 Dresses, From Prada to Nada, Camino

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#12 on The Best Current Female Singers

#72 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#31 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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

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