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

List features people like Julia Lee, Satomi Hanamura and more!

While this isn't a list of all female musicians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female musicians?" and "Who are the best female musicians?"
Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Musicians
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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

Also Ranked

#5 on The Best Current Female Singers

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

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

#60 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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Paris Hilton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Musicians
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Paris Whitney Hilton is an American socialite, television personality, model, actress and singer. She is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. Born in New York City and raised there and in Beverly Hills, California, Hilton began her modeling career as a teenager ...more

Age: 36

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

Profession: Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, + more

Credits: Zoolander, House of Wax, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Wonderland, The Cat in the Hat, + more

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#23 on Celebrities Who Just Seem Crazy to You

#30 on The Celebrities You Most Want To See Play Survivor

#52 on Celebrities Who Would Probably Be Bad at Cuddling

#29 on Celebrities You'd Want To Go To Vegas With

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Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Musicians
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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

Also Ranked

#30 on The Best Current Female Singers

#17 on Celebrities Who Just Seem Crazy to You

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

#20 on The Most Musically Gifted Children of Musicians

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Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Musicians
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Cameron Michelle Diaz is an American actress, producer and former fashion model. She rose to stardom in the 1990s with roles in The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding and There's Something About Mary. Other high-profile credits include Charlie's Angels and its sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, ...more

Age: 44

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: There's Something About Mary, Shrek, Gangs of New York, Being John Malkovich

Also Ranked

#83 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

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

#92 on The Best Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#20 on The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses

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