British Female Comedians

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Tracey Ullman
(Comedienne Who Introduced the Simpsons on Her Show, ‘The Tracey Ullman Show')
Tracey Ullman
27
Birthdate: December 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Slough, Berkshire, England

British-American actor Tracey Ullman began her career with sketch-comedy shows such as Three of a Kind and later had her own Fox show, The Tracey Ullman Show, which featured 30-second segments of The Simpsons in between, making the latter a hit, too. She rose to become the third-richest comedian from Britain.

 2 
Jennifer Saunders
(Comedians)
Jennifer Saunders
20
Birthdate: July 6, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 3 
Catherine Tate
(Actress)
Catherine Tate
28
Birthdate: May 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bloomsbury, London, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 4 
Dawn French
(British Actress, Comedian, Presenter and Writer)
Dawn French
22
Birthdate: October 11, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Holyhead
Golden Rose of Montreux-winning comedian Dawn French co-created the sketch comedy series French and Saunders and the sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, both with Jennifer Saunders. The BAFTA Fellowship honoree is also known for her roles in The Vicar of Dibley and Murder Most Horrid. She has also authored a bestselling autobiography.
 5 
Victoria Wood
(British Comedian Best Known for the Sketch Series ‘Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV')
Victoria Wood
23
Birthdate: May 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prestwich, Lancashire, England
Died: April 20, 2016

Multi-talented English comedian, Victoria Wood was also an actress, lyricist, singer, composer, pianist, screenwriter, producer, and director. Wood started her career with the TV show That's Life! and established herself as one of Britain's greatest stand-up comedians. She wrote sketches, dramas, and popular sitcoms and her self-deprecating humor got her 14 BAFTA nominations of which she won four. 

 6 
Patricia Routledge
(Actress)
Patricia Routledge
10
Birthdate: February 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UK
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 7 
Sara Pascoe
(Comedian)
Sara Pascoe
13
Birthdate: May 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dagenham, London, England

Born to musician Derek Pascoe, comedian Sara Pascoe was raised by her mother amid poverty after her parents’ divorce. Initially a tour guide, she later stepped into comedy and never looked back. She is known for shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Twenty Twelve.

 8 
Sue Perkins
(English Actress, Broadcaster and Comedian Known for Her Shows: ‘The Great British Bake Off’ and ‘Insert Name Here’)
Sue Perkins
33
Birthdate: September 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Croydon, London, England, United Kingdom
Sue Perkins soared to fame as part of the comedy duo Mel and Sue, with Mel Giedroyc, and co-hosted The Great British Bake Off, with her. Sue has also hosted Insert Name Here and has also authored two autobiographical works. An LGBT icon, she is dating TV host Anna Richardson.
 9 
Emily Atack
(Actress and Television Personality Best Known for Her Role as ‘Charlotte Hinchcliffe’ in the TV Series ‘The Inbetweeners’)
Emily Atack
12
Birthdate: December 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Luton, Bedfordshire, England

English actress and comedian Emily Atack is best known for her role in the E4 comedy series The Inbetweeners. The daughter of an actress, she developed an early interest in acting and made her debut in a TV show. After establishing herself on TV, she moved to films. She began hosting her own show, The Emily Atack Show, in 2020.

 10 
Tamsin Greig
(Actress)
Tamsin Greig
16
Birthdate: July 12, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maidstone, Kent, England, UK
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 11 
Caroline Aherne
(Actress Best Known for Her Performance as ‘Mrs Merton’ in the Mock Talk Show ‘The Mrs Merton Show’)
Caroline Aherne
20
Birthdate: December 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ealing, London, England
Died: July 2, 2016
BAFTA-winning comedian Caroline Aherne is remembered for her portrayal of the character Mrs. Merton on various shows, such as Frank Sidebottom's Fantastic Shed Show and The Mrs Merton Show. Fans also loved her as Denise Royle in the sitcom The Royle Family and as a narrator on Gogglebox. 
 12 
Sally Phillips
(English Actress, Television Presenter, and Comedian)
Sally Phillips
12
Birthdate: May 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 13 
Natasia Demetriou
(Comedian)
Natasia Demetriou
12
Birthdate: 1989 AD
Birthplace: London Borough of Camden, London, United Kingdom
 14 
Gemma Whelan
(Actress)
Gemma Whelan
11
Birthdate: April 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 15 
Kathy Burke
(Actress)
Kathy Burke
14
Birthdate: June 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Camden, London, England, UK
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 16 
Sarah Millican
(English Comedian, Writer and Presenter)
Sarah Millican
14
Birthdate: May 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Shields, United Kingdom

Sarah Millican is an English comedian who is credited with founding an online magazine for women named Standard Issue. She won the Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer in 2008. In 2011, she also received the British Comedy Award. In February 2013, Sarah Millican was named in the 100 most powerful women list by BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. 

 17 
Jo Brand
(Comedian & Actress)
Jo Brand
15
Birthdate: July 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Clapham, London, England
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 18 
Mollie Sugden
(Actress)
Mollie Sugden
8
Birthdate: July 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Keighley, Yorkshire, England
Died: July 1, 2009
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 19 
Cariad Lloyd
(Comedian)
Cariad Lloyd
10
Birthdate: August 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barnet, London, England, United Kingdom
 20 
Julia Davis
(Comedian)
Julia Davis
13
Birthdate: August 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lambeth, London, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 21 
Maureen Lipman
(Best Known for Playing 'Joyce Grenfell' in the Biographical Show 'Re: Joyce!')
Maureen Lipman
12
Birthdate: May 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hull, Yorkshire, England

Maureen Lipman is an English actress, comedian, political activist, and writer. Over the years, Lipman has been a prominent theatre actress; she has performed in some of England's most iconic venues like the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre. In the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours, Lipman was made a dame for services to entertainment, charity, and the arts.

 22 
Yootha Joyce
(Actor)
Yootha Joyce
9
Birthdate: August 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wandsworth, England
Died: August 24, 1980
 23 
Rachel Parris
(Comedian)
Rachel Parris
7
Birthdate: May 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 24 
Katy Wix
(Welsh Actress, Writer and Artist)
Katy Wix
9
Birthdate: February 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan, Wales
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 25 
Rebecca Front
(Actress)
Rebecca Front
9
Birthdate: May 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stoke Newington, London, England
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 26 
Lynda Baron
(Actress)
Lynda Baron
9
Birthdate: March 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Urmston, Manchester, England
 27 
Nina Conti
(British Actress, Comedian and Ventriloquist)
Nina Conti
6
Birthdate: June 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
 28 
Jessie Cave
(Actress)
Jessie Cave
11
Birthdate: May 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 29 
Ingrid Oliver
(Comedian)
Ingrid Oliver
7
Birthdate: November 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: England
 30 
Isy Suttie
(Comedian)
Isy Suttie
9
Birthdate: August 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull
 31 
Meera Syal
(Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film producer, Author, Novelist, Writer)
Meera Syal
11
Birthdate: June 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wolverhampton
 32 
Lauren Laverne
(Disc jockey)
Lauren Laverne
10
Birthdate: April 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
 33 
Millicent Martin
(Actress)
Millicent Martin
8
Birthdate: June 8, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Romford, Essex, England
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 34 
Shappi Khorsandi
(Comedian)
Shappi Khorsandi
10
Birthdate: November 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 35 
Thora Hird
(Actress)
Thora Hird
10
Birthdate: May 28, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Morecambe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: March 15, 2003
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 36 
Alice Lowe
(Actress)
Alice Lowe
7
Birthdate: April 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Coventry, West Midlands, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 37 
Gracie Fields
(Actress, Singer who was highest paid film star in the world in 1937)
Gracie Fields
9
Birthdate: January 9, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: September 27, 1979
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 38 
Linda Smith
(Comedian)
Linda Smith
9
Birthdate: January 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Erith, Kent, England
Died: February 27, 2006

Linda Smith was an English comedian who appeared regularly on Radio 4 panel games. She studied at the University of Sheffield. A lifelong socialist, she performed many benefit concerts to support various causes. She was popular for starring in her own Radio 4 sitcom, Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting. She died of ovarian cancer, at the age of 48. 

 39 
Siobhan Redmond
(Comedian)
Siobhan Redmond
9
Birthdate: August 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tollcross, Glasgow
 40 
Cicely Courtneidge
(Australian-born British Comedian, Actress, and Singer)
Cicely Courtneidge
9
Birthdate: April 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: April 26, 1980

Cicely Courtneidge was an Australian-born British comedian, actress, and singer. She is best remembered for her partnership with her husband Jack Hulbert as they performed together on stage and screen for over six decades. Cicely Courtneidge was also a humanitarian as she raised funds and entertained the armed forces during the Second World War.

 41 
Beatrice Lillie
(Actress)
Beatrice Lillie
10
Birthdate: May 29, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: January 20, 1989
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 42 
Lynn Ferguson
(Writer, Comedian, Television presenter, Actor)
Lynn Ferguson
8
Birthdate: April 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glasgow
 43 
Nina Wadia
(Actress)
Nina Wadia
9
Birthdate: December 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 44 
Bethany Black
(Comedian)
Bethany Black
6
Birthdate: December 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chorley
 45 
Anna Russell
(Singer)
Anna Russell
26
Birthdate: December 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 18, 2006