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Famous Female Politicians

Updated June 14, 2019 68.8k views 4,691 items

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

List ranges from Cecilia Magnusson to Hella Wuolijoki, plus much more.

While this isn't a list of all female politicians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female politicians?" and "Who are the best female politicians?"
Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Politicians
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Sarah Louise Palin ( (listen); née Heath; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician, commentator, author, and reality television personality, who served as the ninth governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009. As the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2008 election alongside presidential nominee, Arizona Senator John McCain, she was the first Alaskan on the national ticket of a major political party and the first Republican woman selected as a vice presidential candidate. Her book Going Rogue has sold more than two million copies. She was elected to the Wasilla city council in 1992 and became mayor of Wasilla in 1996. In 2003, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 55

Birthplace: Sandpoint, Idaho, USA

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Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Politicians
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Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born Hillary Diane Rodham, October 26, 1947) is an American politician, diplomat, lawyer, writer and public speaker. She was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, a United States senator from New York from 2001 to 2009 and the 67th United States secretary of state from 2009 until 2013. Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for President of the United States by a major political party when she won the Democratic Party nomination in 2016. Raised in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, Clinton graduated from Wellesley College in 1969 and earned a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1973. After serving as a congressional legal counsel, she moved ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Nancy Pelosi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Politicians
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Nancy Patricia Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party. She has served as speaker of the United States House of Representatives since January 2019, is the only woman to have held that office, and is the highest-ranking elected woman in United States history. As speaker of the House, she is second in the presidential line of succession, immediately after the vice president.First elected to Congress in 1987, Pelosi is currently in her 17th term as a congresswoman, representing California's 12th congressional district (since 2013), which consists of four-fifths of the city and county of San Francisco. She initially represented the 5th district ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 78

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Politicians
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Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, (née Roberts; 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013) was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century and the first woman to hold that office. A Soviet journalist dubbed her "The 'Iron Lady'", a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented policies known as Thatcherism. She studied chemistry at Somerville College, Oxford, and worked briefly as a research chemist, before becoming a barrister. Thatcher was ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)

Birthplace: Grantham, United Kingdom

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