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Famous Female Political Activists

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

List people include Isobel Hawking, Nomy Lamm and more.

While this isn't a list of all female political activists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female political activists?" and "Who are the best female political activists?"
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    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Jane Seymour Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an American actress, political activist and former fashion model. She is the recipient of various accolades including two Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, the AFI Life Achievement Award, and the Honorary Golden Lion.Born to actor Henry Fonda and socialite Frances Ford Seymour, Fonda made her acting debut with the 1960 Broadway play There Was a Little Girl, for which she received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, and made her screen debut later the same year with the romantic comedy Tall Story. She rose to prominence in the 1960s with such films as Period of...  more
    • Age: 82
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Susan Sarandon
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  • Whoopi Goldberg
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