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

Everything from Kristin Hanggi to Denise Chavez is included on this list.

While this isn't a list of all female theatre directors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female theatre directors?" and "Who are the best female theatre directors?"
Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Theatre Directors
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Catherine √Člise "Cate" Blanchett is an Australian actress of screen and stage. She has received critical acclaim and many accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and three British Academy Awards. Blanchett has been awarded the Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society by the Australian government. She was appointed Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 2012. In 2014, she was presented with a Doctor of Letters by Macquarie University in recognition of her extraordinary contribution to the arts, philanthropy and the community, her third honorary degree from major Australian ...more

Age: 46

Birthplace: Ivanhoe, Australia

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Geraldine Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Theatre Directors
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Geraldine Fitzgerald was an actress. ...more

Age: Died at 92 (1913-2005)

Birthplace: Greystones, Republic of Ireland

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#10 on The Best Irish Actresses of All Time

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Regine Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Theatre Directors
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Regina Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez, better known as Regine Velasquez, is a Filipino recording artist and actress, and is widely known for possessing an extensive vocal range. She was hailed by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry as the Philippines' Best-Selling Artist of All Time, with more than 7 million albums sold in the Philippines and 1.5 million albums in Asia. Moreover, she is the number 1 artist who has most numbers of hit songs in the Philippines. Velasquez won the Grand Prize at the 1989 Asia Pacific Singing Contest in Hong Kong. In 1994, Polygram Records produced her first Asia-released album, Listen Without Prejudice. It is considered as Velasquez's most successful ...more

Age: 47

Birthplace: Tondo, Philippines

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Kathy Burke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Theatre Directors
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Katherine Lucy Bridget Burke is an English actress, comedian, playwright and theatre director. She won Best Actress at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival for her performance in the Gary Oldman film Nil by Mouth. Burke's film debut was in Mai Zetterling's Scrubbers in 1983. In the 1990s, she became known for her regular appearances in the sketch shows French and Saunders, Harry Enfield's Television Programme and Harry Enfield and Chums, and for her recurring role as Magda in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. Her role as Valerie in Nil by Mouth also earned her a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actress. Her other film roles include Mary I in Elizabeth, Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa, Marey in This ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Camden Town, England, London

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