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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 is an American politician, commentator, and author who served as the ninth Governor of Alaska, from 2006 to her resignation in 2009. As the Republican Party nominee for Vice President in the 2008 Presidential election, alongside Arizona Senator John McCain, she was the first ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Sandpoint, Idaho, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Commentator, Basketball player, Politician, Television producer, + more

Credits: Sarah Palin: You Betcha!, Sarah Palin's Alaska, Big Miracle, The Corrupt Bastards Club

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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 is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party. As the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. She then represented New York in the United States Senate from 2001 to ...more

Age: 69

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Politician, Diplomat, Official, Author, + more

Credits: The Visible Vote '08- A Presidential Forum, By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, The War Room, First in the South Democratic Candidates Forum on MSNBC

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Nancy Pelosi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Politicians
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Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi is the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives and served as the 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011. She is the only woman to have served as the House Speaker and to date is the highest-ranking female ...more

Age: 77

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Politician

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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, LG, OM, PC, FRS was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office. ...more

Age: Died at 88 (1925-2013)

Birthplace: Grantham, United Kingdom

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Chemist, Barrister, Scientist, + more

Credits: Tracking Down Maggie: The Unofficial Biography of Margaret Thatcher, The Gulf War, Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape, Ban the Sadist Videos!

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