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Famous Female Social Activists

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

People on this list include Mamoni Raisom Goswami and Rosa Parks.

While this isn't a list of all female social activists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female social activists?" and "Who are the best female social activists?"
  • Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Social Activists
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    Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian. She began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s, and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She continued her career successfully into the 1960s, and remained a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. In 1999, the American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend. Born in London to socially prominent American parents, Taylor moved with her family to Los Angeles in 1939. She made her acting debut in a minor role in the Universal Pictures film There's One Born Every Minute... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Died at 79 (1932-2011)
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom

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  • Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Social Activists
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    Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actress. Her music incorporates elements of pop, rock, country, jazz, and blues. She has released ten studio albums, four compilations, two live albums, and has contributed to a number of film soundtracks. Her songs include "All I Wanna Do", "If It Makes You Happy", "My Favorite Mistake" and the theme song for the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies. She has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. Crow has garnered nine Grammy Awards (out of 32 nominations) from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. In addition to her own work, Crow has performed with the Dixie Chicks,... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Kennett, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Elizabeth Berkley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Social Activists
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    Elizabeth Berkley (born July 28, 1972) is an American actress and reality show personality. Berkley's most notable roles were as Jessie Spano in the television series Saved by the Bell, and as Nomi Malone in the 1995 Paul Verhoeven film Showgirls.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA

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  • Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Social Activists
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    Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (; October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was an American political figure, diplomat and activist. She served as the First Lady of the United States from March 4, 1933 to April 12, 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office, making her the longest serving First Lady of the United States. Roosevelt served as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952.President Harry S. Truman later called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements.Roosevelt was a member of the prominent American Roosevelt and Livingston families and a niece of President Theodore Roosevelt. She had... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1884-1962)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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