TOP 100 INFLUENTIAL WOMEN


The list below is from the book The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time: A Ranking Past and Present Carol Publishing Group (1995), written by Deborah G. Felder.

1 Eleanor Roosevelt Episcopalian
2 Marie Curie Catholic (lapsed)
3 Margaret Sanger Atheist
4 Margaret Mead Episcopalian
5 Jane Addams
6 Mary Wollstonecraft Unitarian
7 Susan B. Anthony Quaker; Unitarian
8 Elizabeth Cady Stanton atheist
9 Harriet Tubman Methodist
10 The Virgin Mary Jewish; Christian icon
11 Georgia O’Keeffe Episcopalian (nominal)
12 Frances Perkins Episcopalian
13 Jane Austen Anglican
14 Mary Harris “Mother” Jones
15 Simone de Beauvoir Catholic
16 Queen Elizabeth I Anglican
17 Rosa Parks Methodist
18 Helen Keller Swedenborgian
19 Anne Sullivan
20 Sojourner Truth Methodist; Seventh-day Adventist
21 Queen Isabella Catholic
22 Florence Nightingale Anglican
23 Karen Horney
24 Angelina Grimke
25 Sarah Moore Grimke
26 Elizabeth Blackwell Quaker
27 George Eliot Anglican; agnostic
28 Ida Bell Wells-Barnett
29 Betty Friedan Jewish
30 Rachel Carson Environmentalist
31 Ella Baker
32 Hannah Arendt Jewish
33 Mother Teresa Catholic
34 Melanie Klein
35 Emily Dickinson
36 Golda Meir Jewish
37 Virginia Woolf Neo-Pagan
38 Queen Victoria Anglican
39 Martha Graham
40 Zora Neale Hurston
41 Harriet Beecher Stowe Congregationalist
42 Rosa Luxemburg Jewish
43 Mary McLeod Bethune Methodist
44 Charlotte Bronte Anglican
45 Emily Bronte Anglican
46 Catherine the Great Russian Orthodox
47 Carrie Chapman Catt
48 Jane Goodall
49 Emma Goldman Jewish
50 Hillary Rodham Clinton Methodist
51 Coco Chanel
52 Grace Murray Hopper Jewish
53 Barbara McClintock
54 Gertrude Stein Jewish
55 Joan of Arc Catholic
56 Indira Gandhi Hindu
57 Louise Nevelson Jewish
58 Emrneline Pankhurst
59 Dorothea Lange
60 Agnes De Mille
61 Sappho
62 Nadia Boulanger
63 Gwendolyn Brooks
64 Maria Montessori
65 Marian Anderson Baptist
66 Anne Frank Jewish
67 Babe Didrikson Zaharias
68 Margaret Thatcher
69 Mary Cassatt
70 Sarah Bernhardt Jewish
71 Aung San Suu Kyi Buddhist
72 Amelia Earhart
73 Murasaki Shikibu Buddhist/Shinto culture
74 Toni Morrison
75 Gloria Steinem half-Jewish; Feminist, Humanist
76 Christine de Pisan
77 Margaret Bourke-White Ethical Culture
78 Frida Kahlo Jewish Catholic
79 Gabriela Mistral Jewish Catholic
80 Flannery O’Connor Catholic
81 Katharine Graham Jewish
82 Bessie Smith
83 Joan Ganz Cooney
84 Cleopatra
85 Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Catholic
86 Sandra Day O’Connor Episcopalian
87 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Jewish
88 Jessie Redmon Fauset
89 Wu Chao
90 Billie Holiday
91 Marilyn Monroe Christian Science;
temporary convert to Judaism
92 Frances Willard Methodist
93 Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
94 Mary Pickford Catholic; Christian Science (convert)
95 Leni Riefenstahl Lutheran
96 Katharine Hepburn nominal Episcopalian background; atheist
97 Billie Jean King
98 Princess Diana Anglican
99 Lucille Ball Protestant; Dutch Reformed (Rev. Peale)
100 Oprah Winfrey Protestant
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