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

This list includes Beth Hathaway, Shari Lewis and more people.

While this isn't a list of all female puppeteers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female puppeteers?" and "Who are the best female puppeteers?"
Shari Lewis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Puppeteers
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Sonia Phyllis Hurwitz better known as Shari Lewis was an American ventriloquist, puppeteer, and children's entertainer and television show host. She was best known as the original puppeteer of sock puppet Lamb Chop, first appearing on Hi Mom, a local morning show that aired on WRCA-TV in New York City. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 65 (1933-1998)

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

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Jane Henson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Puppeteers
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Jane Henson was an American puppeteer and the wife of puppeteer Jim Henson. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 79 (1934-2013)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, St. Albans

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Emma Shah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Puppeteers
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Ema Shah is a Kuwaiti singer, composer, pianist, guitarist, actress, writer, dancer and director. Her father is Kuwaiti and her mother is Iranian. At the Winter Film Awards of 2014 in New Your City, she won the award for Best Music Video, and received Five awards at the Best Shorts Competition of 2013 in California and won Finalist Best Short Film at the Back in the Box Competition 2013 and received six nominations at the Best Shorts Competition and one in St Albans Film Festival of 2014 in UK for her Music Video Masheenee Alcketiara. in 2012, She sang to the Kuwaiti Prime minister the prince Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, a Song of the Kuwaiti heritage Sung by Abdel Halim Hafez. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 36

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Eren Ozker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Puppeteers
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Eren Ozker was a Turkish American puppeteer and actress. She was one of the original performers during the first season of Jim Henson's popular television series, The Muppet Show. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 45 (1948-1993)

Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey

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