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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 "Liz" Taylor, DBE was a British-born American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. As one of the world's most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her glamorous lifestyle, beauty, and distinctive dark blue eyes, which famously appeared to be violet. National Velvet was Taylor's first success, and she starred in Father of the Bride, A Place in the Sun, Giant, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Suddenly, Last Summer. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for BUtterfield 8, played the title role in Cleopatra, and married her co-star Richard Burton. ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1932-2011)

Birthplace: Hampstead Garden Suburb, 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 is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Her music incorporates elements of pop, rock, folk, country and blues. She has released eight studio albums, two compilations, a live album and has contributed to a number of film soundtracks. She has sold more than 17 million albums in the U.S. and over 50 million albums worldwide. Additionally, Crow has garnered nine Grammy Awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. In addition to her own work, Crow has performed with the Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Michael Jackson, Steve Earle, Prince, Eric Clapton, Luciano Pavarotti, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, B.B. King, George Strait, Tony Bennett, Kid ...more

Age: 56

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 Lauren is an American television, film and theatre actress. Berkley's most notable roles were in the television series Saved by the Bell, as the brainy Jessie Spano, and the 1995 Paul Verhoeven film Showgirls, as exotic dancer Nomi Malone. ...more

Age: 45

Birthplace: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States of America

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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 was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office. President Harry S. Truman later called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements. A member of the Roosevelt and Livingston families, Eleanor had an unhappy childhood, suffering the deaths of both parents and one of her brothers at a young age. At 15, she attended Allenwood Academy in London, and was deeply influenced by its feminist headmistress Marie Souvestre. Returning to the U.S., she married her ...more

Age: Died at 78 (1884-1962)

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

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