These 125 Influential Women Will Inspire You To Crush Your Goals In 2020 

JANUARY 6, 2020 – 9:33 PM  – 0 COMMENTS


Women don’t always get the credit they deserve, but they’ve paved the way for so many other women and men as authors, activists, entertainers, businesspeople, scientists, and so much more. And they continue to do so.

Whether you’re feeling uninspired or simply want to be remind of just how amazing women are, here are 125 influential famous women in history!

Famous Women in History


The actresses and entertainers.

  1. Katharine Hepburn, 1907-2003. Known for Lion In Winter, On Golden Pond and Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner.
  2. Marilyn Monroe, 1926-1962. Known for Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  3. Ruby Dee, 1922-2014. Known for American Gangster, A Raisin In The Sun and Do The Right Thing.
  4. Julie Andrews, 1935-. Known for The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins and The Princess Diaries. 
  5. Ellen Burstyn, 1932-. Known for Requiem For A Dream, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and The Exorcist. 
  6. Whoopi Goldberg, 1955-. Known for Ghost, Sister Act and The Color Purple. 
  7. Viola Davis, 1965-. Known for Fences, The Help and Widows. 
  8. Meryl Streep, 1949-. Known for The Devil Wears Prada, Sophie’s Choice and August: Osage County.
  9. Bette Davis, 1908-9189. Known for All About Eve and What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? 
  10. Ingrid Bergman, 1915-1982. Known for Notorious!, Spellbound and Gaslight.
  11. Viven Leigh, 1913-1967. Known for A Streetcar Named Desire, Gone With The Wind and Waterloo Bridge.
  12. Awkwafina, 1988-. Known for Crazy Rich Asians and The Farewell; first woman of Asian descent to win a golden globe for lead actress in a film category.
  13. Alfre Woodard, 1952-. Known for Star Trek: First Contact and Twelve Years A Slave. 
  14. Helen Mirren, 1945-. Known for Red, The Queen and Hitchcock
  15. Samantha Bee, 1969-. Comedian, political commentator, longest-running Daily Show correspondent, host of “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.”
  16. Margaret Cho, 1968-. Standup comedian famous for her critiques of social and political problems.
  17. Elizabeth Taylor, 1932-2011. Known for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Suddenly, Last Summer.
  18. Audrey Hepburn, 1929-1993. Known for Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Charade and Roman Holiday.
  19. Judy Garland, 1922-1969. Known for The Wizard of Oz and A Star Is Born. 
  20. Dorothy Dandridge, 1922-1965. Known for Carmen Jones, Porgy and Bess and Bright Road
  21. Joan Crawford, 1904-1977. Known for What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?, Mildred Pierce and Sudden Fear.
  22. Lauren Bacall, 1924-2014. Known for To Have And Have Not and The Big Sleep. 
  23. Shirley MacLaine, 1934-. Known for Terms of Endearment, The Apartment and Steel Magnolias. 
  24. Jane Fonda, 1937-. Known for Klute and Barbarella. 
  25. Sissy Spacek, 1949-. Known for In The Bedroom, Carrie and Coal Miner’s Daughter. 
  26. Marlene Dietrich, 1901-1992. Known for Witness For The Prosecution, Touch of Evil and Judgement at Nuremberg.
  27. Lucy Liu, 1961-. Known for Kill Bill and Charlie’s Angels
  28. Maureen O’Hara, 1920-2015 Known for The Quiet Man, Miracle On 34th Street and The Parent Trap.