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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 ...more

Age: 47

Birthplace: Ivanhoe, Australia

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Also Ranked

#2 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#41 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#1 on The Best Actresses Working Today

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

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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: Republic of Ireland, Greystones

Profession: Theatre Director, Actor

Credits: Arthur, Wuthering Heights, Poltergeist II: The Other Side, Harry and Tonto, The Last American Hero, + more

Also Ranked

#9 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, ...more

Age: 45

Birthplace: Philippines

Profession: Television presenter, Theatre Director, Painter, Record producer, Entrepreneur, + more

Credits: Are You the Next Big Star?, Fallen, Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme, Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition, Darna, + more

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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 ...more

Age: 52

Birthplace: Camden Town, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Theatre Director, Comedian, Actor, Playwright

Credits: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Flushed Away, Elizabeth, Sid and Nancy, French and Saunders, + more

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