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

Examples of people on this list include Ida B. Wells and Barbara Vernon.

While this isn't a list of all female women's rights activists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female women's rights activists?" and "Who are the best female women's rights activists?"
Betty Ford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Women's Rights Activists
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Betty Ford was an actress and a writer ...more

Age: Died at 93 (1918-2011)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Susan B. Anthony is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Women's Rights Activists
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Susan Brownell Anthony was an American social reformer and feminist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American ...more

Age: Died at 86 (1820-1906)

Birthplace: Adams, Massachusetts, United States of America

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#37 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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Gloria Steinem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Women's Rights Activists
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Gloria Marie Steinem is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 70s. She was a columnist for New York magazine and a founder of Ms. magazine. In 1969, she ...more

Age: 84

Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States of America

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Ida B. Wells is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Women's Rights Activists
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Ida Bell Wells-Barnett was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented lynching in the United States, showing that it was often used as a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites, rather ...more

Age: Died at 69 (1862-1931)

Birthplace: Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States of America

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