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

List features Jean Rosenthal, Natasha Katz and more.

While this isn't a list of all female lighting designers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female lighting designers?" and "Who are the best female lighting designers?"

Jennifer Tipton is a lighting designer. She has designed for dance, theater and opera. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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Jean Rosenthal


Jean Rosenthal is considered a pioneer in the field of theatrical lighting design. She was born in New York City to Romanian-Jewish immigrants. In the early part of the 20th century, the lighting designer was not a formalized position. Rather the set designer or electrician handled the lighting of a production. Rosenthal helped make the lighting designer an integral member of the design team. She also said that lighting "was a career in itself". As well as particular lighting innovations, she created an atmosphere specific to the production, and she was in demand as a Broadway lighting designer. In 1929, she was introduced to Martha Graham at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America


Natasha Katz is a lighting designer for the theatre, dance, and opera. ...more on Wikipedia

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Pat Collins is an American lighting designer. ...more on Wikipedia

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