87 Years Old Females

The list of famous 87 year old females includes Coco Chanel, Helen Keller, Margaret Thatcher, Mother Teresa, Vanessa Redgrave. Famous females featured on this list, include actresses, novelists, poets and political leaders and from other domains of life. This list of 87 Year Old includes people from United States, England, Germany & France and many more countries.
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Shirley Bassey
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales

Shirley Bassey is one of the most popular Welsh singers of all time. Blessed with an expressive voice, Shirley Bassey is renowned for recording the theme songs of popular James Bond movies, such as Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, and Goldfinger. In 2000, she was appointed a DBE for services to performing arts.

 2 
Elinor Donahue
5
Birthdate: April 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington

Veteran actress, Elinor Donahue, is best known for her role in the 1950s American sitcom Father Knows Best. She began acting as a child and appeared in many dancing-chorus films. As a young woman, she acted in numerous films and TV shows and became an accomplished actress. She has had an extensive career spanning almost seven decades. 

 3 
Vanessa Redgrave
(Is an English Actress, Activist)
Vanessa Redgrave
21
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 4 
Valentina Tereshkova
(The First and Youngest Woman in Space)
Valentina Tereshkova
21
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bol'shoe Maslennikovo, Russia
Former cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova is currently part of the Russian State Duma. In 1963, she became the first woman to fly into space when she went on a solo mission aboard the Vostok 6. She has won many honors, such as the Hero of the Soviet Union.
 5 
Dyan Cannon
(First Woman to be nominated for Oscars Both in Front of and Behind the Camera)
Dyan Cannon
21
Birthdate: January 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Dyan Cannon is best known for her Academy Award-nominated roles in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and Heaven Can Wait. She has also written, directed, and produced the Academy Award-nominated film Number One. She has appeared in series such as Ally McBeal and Three Sisters, too.
 6 
Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy
(British Royal Family Member and the First Cousin of Queen Elizabeth II)
Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belgravia, London, United Kingdom
 7 
Margaret O'Brien
(American Actress and One of the Last Surviving Stars From the Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema)
Margaret O'Brien
4
Birthdate: January 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

Margaret O'Brien is an American actress who achieved popularity during the Golden Age of Hollywood. She started her career as a child actress and achieved immense popularity, eventually receiving a Juvenile Academy Award in 1944. Margaret O'Brien also achieved fame as a TV actress and has two stars on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 8 
Ruth Buzzi
(Actress)
Ruth Buzzi
5
Birthdate: July 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 9 
Margaret Hamilton
(American Computer Scientist, Systems Engineer, and Business Owner)
Margaret Hamilton
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paoli, Indiana, United States

Credited with coining the term software engineering, computer scientist and systems engineer, Margaret Heafield Hamilton served as the Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, overseeing the development of the on-board flight software for NASA's Apollo program.  A prolific writer, she is also the founder of two software companies; Higher Order Software and Hamilton Technologies.

 10 
Elizabeth Dole
(Former United States senator)
Elizabeth Dole
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salisbury, North Carolina, United States
 11 
Joan Bennett Kennedy
(American Socialite)
Joan Bennett Kennedy
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 2, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
 12 
Shirley Eaton
(Actress and Author Known for Her Role as ‘Jill Masterson’ in the Film ‘Goldfinger’)
Shirley Eaton
8
Birthdate: January 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Edgware, Middlesex, England

Shirley Eaton is an English model and actress best known for her portrayal of Bond Girl Jill Masterson in the popular 1964 spy film Goldfinger. At the peak of her career, Eaton retired from acting in order to devote herself to her family. In 1999, she made a comeback as an author and published an autobiography titled Golden Girl.

 13 
Pat Priest
(Actress)
Pat Priest
3
Birthdate: August 15, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bountiful, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 14 
Cheng Yen
(Buddhist nun, Philanthropist)
Cheng Yen
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Taichung City, Taiwan
 15 
Susan Kohner
(Actress)
Susan Kohner
1
Birthdate: November 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 16 
Shirley Knight
(Actress)
Shirley Knight
2
Birthdate: July 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Goessel, Kansas, USA
 17 
Lois Lowry
(Writer)
Lois Lowry
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Honolulu Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
 18 
Barbara Mikulski
(Former United States Senator)
Barbara Mikulski
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Highlandtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
 19 
Jocelyn Lane
(Actress)
Jocelyn Lane
2
Birthdate: May 16, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
 20 
Ellen Kessler
(Actress)
Ellen Kessler
1
Birthdate: August 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nerchau, Germany

Ellen Kessler is one-half of the popular Kessler Twins. Ellen and her twin sister Alice Kessler are among the well-known twin entertainers in Europe. After achieving popularity as dancers and actors, the Kessler Twins appeared on the cover of one of the editions of Playboy, at the age of 40. That edition became the fastest-selling Playboy in Italy.

 21 
Susan Hampshire
(Actress)
Susan Hampshire
1
Birthdate: May 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England, UK
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 22 
Maureen Hingert
(Model)
Maureen Hingert
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 9, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Colombo, Ceylon
 23 
Maryse Condé
(Novelist)
Maryse Condé
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
 24 
Kitty Dukakis
(First Lady of Massachusetts from 1983 to 1991)
Kitty Dukakis
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 26, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
 25 
Alice Kessler
(Actress)
Alice Kessler
2
Birthdate: August 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nerchau, Germany
 26 
Princess Birgitta of Sweden
(Princess)
Princess Birgitta of Sweden
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Haga Palace, Solna, Sweden
 27 
Carla Fracci
(Ballet dancer)
Carla Fracci
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 28 
Grace Bumbry
(American Opera Singer and One of the Leading Mezzo-Sopranos of Her Generation)
Grace Bumbry
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Grace Bumbry is an American opera singer who was part of a pioneering generation of African-American classical and opera singers. Bumbry's rich and dynamic voice helped establish her as one of the most important and popular mezzo-sopranos of her generation. Grace Bumbry is also known for her dramatic intensity and fiery temperament on stage.

 29 
Miria Obote
(First Lady of Uganda)
Miria Obote
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 16, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kawempe, Kampala, Uganda
 30 
Suman Kalyanpur
(Actor, Singer, Composer)
Suman Kalyanpur
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dhaka
 31 
Valeria Fabrizi
(Actress)
Valeria Fabrizi
1
Birthdate: October 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
 32 
Mouna Noureddine
(Actress)
Mouna Noureddine
0
Birthdate: January 23, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
 33 
Lucy R. Lippard
(Writer)
Lucy R. Lippard
0
Birthdate: April 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 34 
Ernestine Shepherd
(American Bodybuilder Best Known for Being the World’s Oldest Competitive Female Bodybuilder for a Time)
Ernestine Shepherd
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 16, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
 35 
Joy Cowley
(Children's fiction, including the popular series of books Mrs. Wishy-Washy)
Joy Cowley
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Levin, New Zealand Levin, New Zealand

Joy Cowley is a New Zealand writer best known for writing children's books, including the famous book series Mrs. Wishy-Washy. She started her career by writing novels for adults and achieved international prominence when her 1967 book Nest in a Falling Tree was adapted into a 1971 film titled The Night Digger. Joy Cowley is a recipient of many awards.

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Masako Nozawa
(Actress)
Masako Nozawa
1
Birthdate: October 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nippori, Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 37 
Pema Chodron
(American Tibetan Buddhist)
Pema Chodron
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

Pema Chodron is an American Tibetan Buddhist and an ordained nun. Born as Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in New York, she began studying with Tibetan Buddhist Lama Chime Rinpoche as a young woman. She eventually became a fully ordained nun or bhikṣuṇī. She is the author of several dozen books and audiobooks. She is the principal teacher at Gampo Abbey. 

 38 
Maryanne Trump Barry
(Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 2011 to 2019)
Maryanne Trump Barry
8
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 5, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Attorney Maryanne Trump Barry, eldest sister of American president Donald Trump, is a former U.S. federal judge. She was an assistant U.S. attorney earlier and has been a judge of the U.S. District of New Jersey. Bill Clinton appointed her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
 39 
Brenda Jones
(Australian Middle-Distance Runner)
Brenda Jones
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leongatha, Victoria, Australia

Australian middle-distance runner Brenda Jones displayed her interest in athletics and softball since school. A national champion, she lost to Lyudmila Shevtsova at the 1960 Olympics. Post-retirement, she coached Waverley WAAC and also demonstrated her expertise in lawn bowling. She was married to her coach Don Carr.

 40 
Rona Barrett
(American Gossip Columnist and Host of the TV Show 'Good Morning America')
Rona Barrett
1
Birthdate: October 8, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Rona Barrett is an American businesswoman and gossip columnist. She is credited with founding the Rona Barrett Lavender Company which produces lavender baths, aromatherapy, food, and beauty products. Rona Barrett is also noted for her philanthropic efforts; she founded a non-profit organization called The Rona Barrett Foundation which aims at supporting senior citizens in need.

 41 
A. S. Byatt
(Novelist)
A. S. Byatt
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sheffield, England
 42 
Dacia Maraini
(Writer)
Dacia Maraini
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 13, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fiesole, Italy
 43 
Prakashi Tomar
(Indian Sharpshooter)
Prakashi Tomar
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
 44 
Marisa Allasio
(Actress)
Marisa Allasio
0
Birthdate: July 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 45 
Mala Sinha
(Actress)
Mala Sinha
18
Birthdate: November 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 46 
Maria Zakharevich
(Actress)
Maria Zakharevich
0
Birthdate: November 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minsk Region, Belarus
 47 
Carol Gilligan
(Psychologist, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer, Sociologist, Feminist)
Carol Gilligan
1
Birthdate: November 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City

Carol Gilligan is an American psychologist, ethicist, and feminist. She is renowned for her work on ethical relationships and ethical community. She also serves as a professor of Applied Psychology and Humanities at New York University. Considered the chief architect of the ethics of care, Gilligan was named in the 25 most influential people list by Time magazine in 1996.

 48 
Jamuna
(Actress)
Jamuna
2
Birthdate: August 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hampi, Karnataka, India
 49 
Vyjayanthimala
(Film actress, Politician)
Vyjayanthimala
2
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 13, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Triplicane, Chennai, India

Vyjayanthimala is an Indian actress and dancer who played a major role in the Hindi film industry during the 1950s and 1960s. One of the most popular actresses of all time, Vyjayanthimala is also known for her contribution to South Indian movies. She is the recipient of several awards, including Filmfare Awards and Lifetime Achievement Awards at International film festivals.   

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Melissa Jaffer
(Actor, Film actor)
Melissa Jaffer
1
Birthdate: December 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gladstone