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This list of famous female talk show hosts is ranked by their level of prominence, with photos when available. This greatest female talk show hosts list contains the most prominent and top women known for being talk show hosts. Talk show fans might also enjoy what old 90s talk show hosts look like now and these hilarious tattoos of TV show hosts. There many women talk show hosts on the air these days, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Female TV hosts have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a girl aspiring to be a talk show host then the women talk show hosts below should give you inspiration.

Oprah Winfrey broke ground as a black female talk show host, and there have been many Mexican, Canadian, and Spanish female TV show hosts that have made names for themselves as well. Featuring the most popular female hosts from daytime talk shows, black talk shows, political talk shows, American talk shows, and British talk shows, this list has them all!  

While this isn't a list of all female talk show hosts, it's a great starting point, with over 100 female TV talk show hosts to learn more about, all of whom have had hit shows. Who are the most famous female talk show hosts? Who are the best female talk show hosts? Take a look at the talk show hostess list below and find out!

Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Talk Show Hosts
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Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more

Credits: The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Color Purple, Beloved, Oprah: Where Are They Now?

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#80 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#32 on The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time

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#25 on Celebrities Whose Lives You Want

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Tyra Banks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Talk Show Hosts
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Tyra Lynne Banks is an American television personality, former talk show host, producer, author, actress, and former model. She first became famous as a model, appearing twice on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and working for Victoria's Secret as one of their original Angels. ...more

Age: 43

Birthplace: Los Angeles, Inglewood, California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author, + more

Credits: The Tyra Banks Show, Tropic Thunder, America's Next Top Model, Mr. Woodcock

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#61 on The Most Influential People in Fashion

#34 on The Best Reality Show Judges

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#40 on Celebrities Who Are Great To Sit Next To On A Long Flight

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Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Talk Show Hosts
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Joan Alexandra Molinsky, known as Joan Rivers, was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host noted for her often controversial comedic persona — where she was alternately self-deprecating or sharply acerbic, especially toward celebrities and politicians. Rivers came to ...more

Age: Died at 81 (1933-2014)

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

Profession: Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Fashion Police, The Joan Rivers Show, The Joan Rivers Show, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

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#46 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#42 on The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors

#53 on The Most Original Comedians

#46 on The Best Emmy Hosts Ever

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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Talk Show Hosts
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Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She was the star in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has hosted her syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show since 2003. Her stand up career started in the early 1980s, culminating in a ...more

Age: 59

Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Oscars, Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now, The 79th Annual Academy Awards

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#21 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#52 on The Funniest People of All Time

#55 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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