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

List features people like Laura Nyro and Margarita Pushkina.

While this isn't a list of all female lyricists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female lyricists?" and "Who are the best female lyricists?"
Courtney Love is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Lyricists
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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: California, United States of America

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

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

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Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Lyricists
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Anna Mae Bullock, known by her stage name Tina Turner, is a singer, dancer, actress, and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Born and raised in the Southeastern United States, she is now a Swiss citizen. She began her ...more

Age: 76

Birthplace: Nutbush, Tennessee, USA

Profession: Record producer, Choreographer, Author, Actor, Singer, + more

Credits: GoldenEye, Tina Turner: Live in Amsterdam, What's Love Got to Do with It, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

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Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Lyricists
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Hayley Nichole Williams is an American singer, songwriter and musician who is best known as the lead vocalist, occasional keyboardist and primary songwriter of the American rock band Paramore. ...more

Age: 28

Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist

Credits: Twilight, Jennifer's Body, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, The Apparition The Apparition

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Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Lyricists
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Bette Midler, also known by her informal stage name The Divine Miss M, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer. In a career spanning almost half a century, Midler has been nominated for two Academy Awards, and won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Comedian, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Divine Madness, Beaches, Hocus Pocus, Bette Midler in Concert: Diva Las Vegas

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#69 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

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#39 on The Best Living American Actresses

#64 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

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