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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 Alaskan on the national ticket of a major political party, and the first Republican woman nominated for the Vice Presidency. Her book Going Rogue has sold more than two million copies. Since January 2010, she has provided political commentary for Fox News, and starred in a reality television show, Sarah Palin's Alaska. She was elected to the Wasilla City Council in 1992, and became Mayor of Wasilla in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 54

Birthplace: Sandpoint, Idaho, United States of America

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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 2009. In the 2008 election, Clinton was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. From 2009 to 2013, she was the 67th United States Secretary of State, serving under President Barack Obama. Clinton formally announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the presidency in the 2016 election on April 12, 2015. A native of Illinois, Hillary Rodham was the first ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 70

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 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 politician in American history. A member of the Democratic Party, Pelosi represents California's 12th congressional district, which consists of four-fifths of the city and county of San Francisco. The district was numbered as the 5th during Pelosi's first three terms in the House, and as the 8th from 1993 to 2013. She served as the House Minority Whip from 2002 to 2003, and was House Minority ...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, 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. A Soviet journalist called her the "Iron Lady", a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism. Originally a research chemist before becoming a barrister, Thatcher was elected Member of Parliament for Finchley in 1959. Edward Heath appointed her Secretary of State for ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 88 (1925-2013)

Birthplace: Grantham, United Kingdom

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