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

A list made up of people like Posie Graeme-Evans and Rosana Cuellar.

While this isn't a list of all female scriptwriters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female scriptwriters?" and "Who are the best female scriptwriters?"
Yasmin Ahmad is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Scriptwriters
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Yasmin Ahmad was a film director, writer and scriptwriter from Malaysia and was also the executive creative director at Leo Burnett Kuala Lumpur. Her television commercials and films are well known in Malaysia for their humour, heart and love that crosses cross-cultural barriers, in particular her ads for Petronas, the national oil and gas company. Her works have won multiple awards both within Malaysia and internationally. However in Malaysia itself, her films are highly controversial since they depict events and relationships seen as forbidden by social conservatives, especially hard-line interpretations of Islam. ...more

Age: Died at 51 (1958-2009)

Birthplace: Kampung Bukit Treh

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Posie Graeme-Evans is an Australian novelist, television and film producer, editor, screenwriter and director, best known for her children's programs and adult dramas. She has created many commercially successful and award winning programs throughout her career, but she is best known as creator of McLeod's Daughters, which during its 2001-2008 run won 8 Logies, and Hi-5, which has won three Logies and five ARIA awards. Her other notable credits include Mirror, Mirror, which won an AFI and a GOFTA award. She was also Director of Drama for the Nine Network from 2002-2005 and has written five historical dramas, published by Simon & Schuster. ...more

Age: 66

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Sally Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Scriptwriters
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Sally Jane Morgan is an Australian Aboriginal author, dramatist, and artist. Morgan's works are on display in numerous private and public collections in both Australia and around the world. ...more

Age: 67

Birthplace: Perth, Australia

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Lualhati Bautista is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Scriptwriters
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Lualhati Torres Bautista is one of the foremost Filipino female novelists in the history of contemporary Philippine Literature. Her novels include Dekada '70, Bata, Bata, Pa'no Ka Ginawa?, and ‘GAPÔ. ...more

Age: 72

Birthplace: Tondo, Philippines

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