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Famous Female Violinists

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This list of famous female violinists is ranked by their level of prominence and includes photos and other information, when available. This greatest female violinists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being violinists, thanks to their amazing violin skills and talent. You might also enjoy our lists of celebrities who play violin and the most beautiful female classical musicians. There are thousands of women working as violinists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic violinists worked hard to become the best that they can be, and modern violinists are entertaining classical music fans regularly. If you're an aspiring woman or girl violinist then the talented individuals below should give you inspiration.

This list includes many a popular violinist, from Emilie Autumn to Hilary Hahn and many more. Contemporary violinists today continue the great classical traditions of past musical eras and bring their music into the modern day - you might even find a female jazz violinist below! In addition to electric violin artists and young female violinists, this comprehensive list also features Korean, German, Chinese, Irish, and other female violinists.

Who are the most famous female violinists? Who are the best female violinists? While this isn't a list of all female violinists, it does include famous modern violinists, Asian violinists, popular YouTube violinists, and many other female violin players whose music fans are sure to enjoy.

Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Violinists
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Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich was a German-American actress and singer. Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally and characteristically. In the Berlin of the 1920s, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel, directed by Josef von Sternberg, brought her international fame and garnered her a contract with Paramount Pictures, landing her roles in U.S. Hollywood films such as Shanghai Express and Desire. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 91 (1901-1992)

Birthplace: Schöneberg, Germany

Nationality: German Reich, United States of America, German Empire

Profession: Actor, Singer, Violinist

Credits: Witness for the Prosecution, The Blue Angel, Judgment at Nuremberg, Destry Rides Again

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Emilie Autumn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Violinists
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Emilie Autumn Liddell, better known by her stage name Emilie Autumn, is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and violinist. Autumn draws influence for her music—the style of which she has alternatively labeled as "Fairy Pop", "Fantasy Rock" or "Victoriandustrial" and glam rock—from plays, novels, and history, particularly the Victorian era. Performing with her all-female backup dancers The Bloody Crumpets, Autumn incorporates elements of classical music, cabaret, electronica, and glam rock with theatrics, and burlesque. Growing up in Malibu, California, she began learning the violin at the age of four and left regular school five years later with the goal of becoming a world-class violinist; ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Singer-songwriter, Harpsichordist, Actor, Singer, Violinist

Credits: The Devil's Carnival, Saw III, Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival, Emilie Autumn: Fight Like a Girl

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Bridget Regan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Violinists
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Bridget Regan is an American actress and producer known for portrayals such as Kahlan Amnell in the television series Legend of the Seeker and Rebecca Lowe/Rachel Turner in White Collar. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 37

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Theatrical producer, Fiddler, Actor, Violinist

Credits: John Wick, Legend of the Seeker, Sex and the City, The Magic Stocking

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Lindsey Stirling is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Violinists
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Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer. She presents choreographed violin performances, both live and in music videos found on her YouTube channel, Lindsey Stirling, which she introduced in 2007. Stirling performs a variety of music styles, from classical to pop and hip-hop to electronic dance music. Aside from original work, her discography contains covers of songs by other musicians and various soundtracks. Her music video, "Crystallize" finished as the eighth-most watched video of 2012, and her cover version of "Radioactive" with Pentatonix won Response of the Year in the first YouTube Music Awards in 2013. Stirling achieved one million singles ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 32

Birthplace: Santa Ana, California

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Performer, Composer, Dancer, Violinist

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