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Famous Female Puppeteers

Updated June 14, 2019 8.7k views13 items

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?"
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  • Consuelo Tomás Fitzgerald (born 1957 in Bocas del Toro) is a Panamanian actress in puppet shows, playwright, poet, novelist and radio and television co-ordinator.She is a producer and editor-in-chief of the radio station Crisol FM and the Panamanian Radio and Television State Broadcasting (Sistema Estatal de Radio y Televisión, SERTV). She is also a member of the Cultural Association AlterArte and the Executive Committee in Projects for Drama Training in Central America (Carromato)....  more
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Bocas Town, Bocas del Toro, Panama
  • Photo: Gracenote
    Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (born December 9, 1962), sometimes credited as Leslie Carrara or the misspelling Leslie Carrera-Rudolph, is an American actress, voice actress, singer, performer, puppeteer, speaker and artist....  more
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: USA, California
    • Alternative Name: Leslie Carrara
  • Photo: Gracenote
    Carmen Osbahr-Vertiz (born April 21, 1962) is a Mexican-born American puppeteer and singer who has puppeteered Rosita in the popular US children's series Sesame Street, since 1991. Osbahr has also puppeteered Kiki Flores in The Puzzle Place and Lily in Johnny and the Sprites. Rosita and Armando (Ismael Cruz Còrdova) appeared to promote season 44 of Sesame Street. September 8–10, 2017, she was an additional Muppet performer for a live show at the Hollywood Bowl titled The Muppets Take the Bowl....  more
    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Mary Robinette Kowal (born February 8, 1969 as Mary Robinette Harrison) is an award-winning American author and puppeteer....  more
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina