British Women Media Personalities

Throughout history, there have been many British women media personalities who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great British female media personalities such as Mel B, Amanda Holden, Sharon Osbourne, Anna Wintour, Nigella Lawson.

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 1 Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bishop’s Waltham, Hampshire

Amanda Holden is an English actress, TV personality, author, and musician. Her autobiography book No Holding Back was ranked first on the Sunday Times bestseller list. Apart from being a media personality, Amanda Holden is also known for her charity work; in 2018, she posed as a mermaid underwater as part of a PETA awareness campaign against the SeaWorld.

 2 Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne.
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Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: October 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brixton, South London, England
Heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne’s wife, Sharon Osbourne is a music manager. She rejuvenated Ozzy’s career by organizing the Ozzfest tour. She was the star of the reality show The Osbournes, wrote several books, was a panelist on Loose Women, and judged America's Got Talent and The X Factor.
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 3 Caroline Flack

Caroline Flack.
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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: November 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Enfield, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Died: February 15, 2020

A British television personality, Caroline Flack presented many shows ranging from I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW!  to The X Factor. Accused of assaulting her boyfriend, she was one of the four participants of the dating reality series Love Island who committed suicide. She stated in her autobiography that he had dated Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.  

 4 Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson.
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Famous As: Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer
Birthdate: January 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Daughter of Nigel Lawson, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nigella Lawson has written several bestselling cookbooks and hosted many culinary shows. Winner of the British Book Award and the Guild of Food Writers Award, Nigella has previously worked as an editor and freelance journalist and also owns a cookware range.
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 5 Sarah Ferguson

Sarah Ferguson.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The London Welbeck Hospital, London, England, United Kingdom

Sarah Ferguson is one of the members of the British royal family. She started working with several charity organizations after marrying Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Even after her divorce, she has continued working with organizations like the American Cancer Society. In 2020, she set up her own foundation called Sarah's Trust.

 6 Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby.
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Famous As: Television Presenter, Model
Birthdate: February 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brighton
With approximately seven million followers on Instagram, Holly Willoughby made her place in the showbiz slowly but surely. She started her career as a model, appearing in posters and advertisements before hogging the limelight for her performance in Lemon La Vida Loca and Keith Lemon: The Film. She earned a BAFTA Children's Award as a children's television presenter. 

 7 Mary Berry

Mary Berry.
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Famous As: Food Writer, TV Presenter
Birthdate: March 24, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bath, Somerset

Author of over 75 cookbooks, Mary Berry has also hosted several culinary shows, such as Mary Berry Cooks. The Guardian ranked her the second-best-dressed person over 50. A CBE and DBE recipient, she has also received the Guild of Food Writers Lifetime Achievement Award and an honorary degree.

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 8 Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley.
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Famous As: TV Presenter
Birthdate: January 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rochford, Essex
Rachel Riley is best known as a co-host of the puzzle show Countdown and its spin-off, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. An avid mathematician, she also co-hosted The Gadget Show and It's Not Rocket Science. She also participated in the 11th season of Strictly Come Dancing.

 9 Lucy Hawking

Lucy Hawking.
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Famous As: Journalist, Novelist, Writer
Birthdate: November 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: England
Lucy Hawking, daughter of legendary physicist Stephen Hawking, has been a journalist with New York Magazine, The Times, and The Telegraph. She has also authored several children's books, such as George's Secret Key to the Universe. She is the VP of National Star College and also works for autism research.

 10 Victoria Coren Mitchell

Victoria Coren Mitchell.
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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: August 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London
Victoria Coren Mitchell is the first woman to win a European Poker Tour contest. She has hosted the BBC game show Only Connect and written several books, including a poker-centered memoir. The Women in Poker Hall of Fame inductee has also written columns for The Guardian and The Observer

 11 Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England

Anna Wintour is a British-American journalist. She has been working as Vogue's Editor-in-Chief since 1988. Known for having an eye for emerging fashion trends, Wintour is credited with reviving Vogue as it was viewed as a stagnating publication when she assumed control in 1988. Nicknamed Nuclear Wintour due to her demanding personality, Wintour inspired the story The Devil Wears Prada.

 12 Christiane Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: January 12, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London
British-Iranian journalist Christiane Amanpour is best known as the anchor of the CNN interview show Amanpour. She has also hosted PBS’s Amanpour & Company. She was criticized for her biased and pro-Muslim coverage of the Bosnian War. She has also been a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of Expression.

 13 Hannah Simone

Hannah Simone.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Best known as Cece in New Girl, Hannah Simone won a Teen Choice Award for the role. She began modeling at 13, when she lived in Cyprus. As a VJ at MuchMusic, she presented Much News Weekly and The NewMusic. She was also part of Gillette's What Women Want campaign.

 14 Cilla Black

Cilla Black.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vauxhall, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: August 1, 2015
Priscilla Maria Veronica White, better known as Cilla Black, is best remembered for her chart-topping hits You're My World and Anyone Who Had a Heart. She had her own show, Cilia, and also acted as a comedy actor. She later presented shows such as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.

 15 Stacey Dooley

Stacey Dooley.
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Famous As: TV Presenter
Birthdate: March 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Luton, United Kingdom
Investigative journalist Stacey Dooley is best known for presenting socially relevant BBC documentaries with themes such as child labor and gender equality. Some of her notable works are Blood, Sweat and T-shirts and the series Stacey Dooley Investigates. The MBE recipient has also won the reality contest Strictly Come Dancing

 16 Sally Hawkins

Sally Hawkins
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dulwich, London, England, UK

Sally Hawkins is a prominent English actress who has been nominated for two Academy Awards and five British Independent Film Awards. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and began her career as a stage actress and became immensely successful. She eventually ventured into films as well and acted in numerous hit films. 

 17 Katie Piper

Katie Piper.
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Famous As: Philanthropist
Birthdate: October 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Andover

Model Katie Piper made headlines after being attacked with acid by her former boyfriend. She underwent a face restoration surgery to rebuild her damaged face. She then became an activist, released an autobiography, and created a documentary. She also owns a foundation to help burn victims and has hosted Bodyshockers.

 18 Anna Richardson

Anna Richardson.
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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: September 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wellington, Telford, United Kingdom
Anna Richardson is best known as a presenter for various Channel 4 shows such as The Sex Education Show and its four subsequent series. She has also appeared on shows such as Secret Eaters, Naked Attraction, and Love Bites. She is openly bisexual and is currently dating comedian Sue Perkins.

 19 Anne Hegerty

Anne Hegerty.
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Famous As: TV Presenter
Birthdate: July 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
TV personality and quizzer Anne Hegerty is best known as a “chaser” on the game show The Chase. She has also been a participant of the reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! She had initially been a journalist and a feature writer with the South Wales Argus.

 20 Naga Munchetty

Naga Munchetty.
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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: February 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Streatham
Journalist Naga Munchetty is known for hosting shows such as BBC Breakfast, Victoria Derbyshire, and Newsnight. She previously hosted BBC World News and Working Lunch and also won Celebrity Mastermind. She is also a skilled golfer and plays jazz trumpet and the piano. She publicly criticized Trump for his racism.

 21 Stacey Solomon

Stacey Solomon.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dagenham, England

Stacey Solomon is an English television personality and singer. She won the 10th series of British survival reality television show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! and then released her debut single in 2011. Her debut album Shy, which released in 2015, peaked at number 45 on the UK Albums Chart.

 22 Mel Giedroyc

Mel Giedroyc.
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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: June 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Epsom

Mel Giedroyc is an English TV presenter, actress, and comedian. She is known for co-hosting series like Light Lunch and Mel & Sue. Also known for her humanitarian efforts, Giedroyc contributed to Gareth Malone's All Star Choir, in 2014, in an attempt to raise funds for BBC's charity Children in Need. In 2017, she went on to co-present Children in Need.

 23 Fiona Bruce

Fiona Bruce
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore

 24 Peaches Geldof

Peaches Geldof.
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Famous As: English columnist
Birthdate: March 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: April 7, 2014
Peaches Geldof, daughter of singer Bob Geldof and TV presenter Paula Yates, wrote for publications such as Elle Girl and The Guardian. She later presented her own TV shows, such as Peaches Geldof: Teen America, and modeled. Geldof was a Scientologist. She died of a heroin overdose at age 25.

 25 Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: December 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, UK

Nadiya Hussain is a British TV chef, television presenter, and author. She is best known for winning the sixth series of The Great British Bake Off. Over the years Nadiya Hussain has become a household name in the UK by hosting shows like Nadiya's Family Favourites. In 2017, she was mentioned in Debrett's' 500 most influential people in the UK list.

 26 Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: November 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Privett, Hampshire, England

Alexa Chung began as a model and then graduated to fashion journalism. She has been an editor for British Vogue and has also written the book It. She owns a fashion brand and has been a host on shows such as Frock Me, Popworld, and It's On with Alexa Chung.

 27 Jill Wendy Dando

Jill Wendy Dando
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare, England
Died: April 26, 1999

 28 Penelope Wilton

Penelope Wilton.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Penelope Wilton is an English actress known for her work in theatre, film, and TV. The winner of several prestigious awards, such as the Olivier Award, Penelope Wilton was appointed an OBE for services to drama in the 2004 New Year Honours. In the 2016 Birthday Honours, she was elevated to become a DBE.

 29 Lliana Bird

Lliana Bird.
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Famous As: Radio Presenter
Birthdate: August 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London
Lliana Bird has worked as a presenter for XFMLondon, Virgin Radio, and Capital Radio. She has also been a Sky News music commentator, has written for The Huffington Post, and owns a theater company. She also co-owns two charities, one for refugees and the other for women and children.

 30 Tamsin Greig

Tamsin Greig
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 12, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maidstone, Kent, England, UK
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 31 Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman.
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: January 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Claudia Winkleman is best known as the host of Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two and has been nominated for two BAFTA awards for her work on the show. She has also hosted Eurovision: Your Decision and Three's a Crowd, and has written about travel and relationships for various magazines.

 32 Davina McCall

Davina McCall.
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: October 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, England
After brief stints as a singer and dancer during her early twenties, Davina McCall established herself as a television presenter at MTV and then rose in popularity as the host of Big Brother aired on Channel 4. She presented This Time Next Year on ITV. Born to a French mother and an English father, she is also involved in charity.

 33 Lucy Worsley

Lucy Worsley
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: December 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England, UK

 34 Debbie McGee

Debbie McGee
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Famous As: Radio performer
Birthdate: October 31, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England, UK

 35 Fearne Cotton

Fearne Cotton
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Famous As: Television presenter, Voice actor, Journalist, Disc jockey
Birthdate: September 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Northwood

 36 Susie Dent

Susie Dent.
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Famous As: Lexicographer
Birthdate: November 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Woking, Surrey, England
An integral part of British game show, Countdown, on Channel 4 since 1992, Susan Dent is a well-known authority in English lexicography and etymology. Famous for her commentary on words and phrases and tracing their origins, she authored a number of books and worked for the Oxford University Press on producing dictionaries. She also appeared on BBC quiz shows.

 37 Lisa Faulkner

Lisa Faulkner
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Merton, London, England, UK

Named to the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World six times, actor Lisa Faulkner is best known for her roles in series such as Murder in Suburbia and EastEnders. She has also taught at a theater school and is a talented chef, having won Celebrity Masterchef and co-hosted other cookery shows.

 38 Konnie Huq

Konnie Huq.
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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: July 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hammersmith
Konnie Huq is best known for being the longest-serving female host of the children’s show Blue Peter. She has also co-written a Black Mirror episode and published a children’s book. She has been a host on The Xtra Factor, too. She is a British Red Cross ambassador, too.

 39 Carol Thatcher

Carol Thatcher
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London

 40 Rochelle Humes

Rochelle Humes
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Romford, Essex, England, UK

 41 Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson.
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Famous As: Editor, Journalist
Birthdate: September 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

Rachel Johnson is a British television presenter, journalist, and author. She is known for appearing in panel discussion programs and debate programs, such as The Pledge and Question Time. A well-known novelist, Johnson served as a judge of the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the UK.

 42 Natasia Demetriou

Natasia Demetriou
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 1989 AD
Birthplace: London Borough of Camden, London, United Kingdom

 43 Susanna Reid

Susanna Reid.
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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: December 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Croydon, London, England

Journalist and anchor Susanna Reid is best known for co-presenting BBC Breakfast. She also ended up as the runner-up on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013. She has appeared as the main host of shows such as Sunday Morning Live and Good Morning Britain, and is associated with Media Trust.

 44 Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England

 45 Gail Porter

Gail Porter.
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: March 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

 46 Jane Asher

Jane Asher.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Willesden, London
Jane Asher gained fame as a child actor and later worked in movies such as Alfie and Deep End. She has also appeared in series such as Wish Me Luck and Holby City. She supports autism-related charities, has authored three novels, and owns a cake-making company and a kitchenware brand.

 47 Kate Silverton

Kate Silverton
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Famous As: Journalist, Television presenter
Birthdate: August 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waltham Abbey

 48 Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: April 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bolton, Lancashire, England, UK

 49 Kate Garraway

Kate Garraway
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 4, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England, UK

 50 Susan George

Susan George.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Surbiton, London, United Kingdom
Susan George is best known for her roles in films such as Straw Dogs and Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry and was once typecast in sexual roles. She has also appeared in series such as The Persuaders and produced film such as Stealing Heaven. She is a horse breeder, too.