British Women Media Personalities

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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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Amanda Holden
(Actress)
Amanda Holden
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Birthdate: February 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

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.

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Caroline Flack
(Television Presenter)
Caroline Flack
21
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.  

 3 
Rachel Riley
(TV Presenter)
Rachel Riley
22
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.
 4 
Nigella Lawson
(Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer)
Nigella Lawson
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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.
 5 
Jameela Jamil
(British Actress & Presenter Known for Her Role as ‘Tahani Al-Jamil’ in the TV Series ‘The Good Place’)
Jameela Jamil
4
Birthdate: February 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Jameela Jamil, who works as an actress, model, writer, and radio presenter, is a fighter in every sense of the word; she fought conditions like hearing loss, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, coeliac disease, and anorexia nervosa before establishing herself as an entertainer. Not to mention a car accident that damaged her spine when she was 17 years old!

 6 
Sarah Ferguson
(Author, Producer and Former Wife of Prince Andrew, Duke of York)
Sarah Ferguson
5
Birthdate: October 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England

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.

 7 
Mary Berry
(Food Writer, TV Presenter)
Mary Berry
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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.

 8 
Holly Willoughby
(Television Presenter, Model)
Holly Willoughby
14
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. 
 9 
Lucy Hawking
(Journalist, Novelist, Writer)
Lucy Hawking
5
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.
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Sue Perkins
(English Actress, Broadcaster and Comedian Known for Her Shows: ‘The Great British Bake Off’ and ‘Insert Name Here’)
Sue Perkins
4
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.
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Victoria Coren Mitchell
(Television Presenter)
Victoria Coren Mitchell
13
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
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Anna Wintour
(Journalist)
Anna Wintour
13
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.

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Katie Piper
(Acid Attack Victim & Narrator of Channel 4 Series 'Katie: My Beautiful Face')
Katie Piper
9
Birthdate: October 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Andover, Hampshire, England

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.

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Cilla Black
(Singer)
Cilla Black
10
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.
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Fiona Bruce
(Journalist)
Fiona Bruce
10
Birthdate: April 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore
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Mel Giedroyc
(Television Presenter)
Mel Giedroyc
10
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.

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Anna Richardson
(English Television Presenter, Writer and Journalist)
Anna Richardson
6
Birthdate: September 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wellington, Shropshire, England
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.
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Peaches Geldof
(British Model, Television Personality and Writer for the UK Edition of ‘Elle Girl’ Magazine)
Peaches Geldof
4
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.
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George Eliot
(English Novelist, Poet and One of the Leading Writers of the Victorian Era)
George Eliot
4
Birthdate: November 22, 1819
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warwickshire, England
Died: December 22, 1880

Mary Ann Evans, known by her pseudonym George Eliot, was an English poet, novelist, translator, and journalist. One of the most prominent writers of the Victorian era, Eliot's works are known for their psychological insight, realism, and detailed description of the countryside. Her novel Middlemarch was voted one of the greatest literary works in a 2007 poll conducted by Time.

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Naga Munchetty
(Television Presenter)
Naga Munchetty
11
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.
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Anne Hegerty
(TV Presenter)
Anne Hegerty
5
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.
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Stacey Solomon
(English Singer and TV Personality Known for Her Album ‘Shy’)
Stacey Solomon
4
Birthdate: October 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dagenham, London, 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.

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Carol Vorderman
(Game Show Host)
Carol Vorderman
4
Birthdate: December 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England

Carol Vorderman is best known for her 26-year stint as the co-host of the game show Countdown. She has also written columns for The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mirror. She has also authored bestsellers on detox diets and has hosted the annual Pride of Britain awards since 1999.

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Stacey Dooley
(Journalist and Media Personality)
Stacey Dooley
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Birthdate: March 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Luton, Bedfordshire, England
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
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Christiane Amanpour
(Journalist, Television Host and Chief International Anchor for CNN)
Christiane Amanpour
9
Birthdate: January 12, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
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.
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Louise Redknapp
(English Singer, Songwriter, Media Personality and Member of R&B Girl Group ‘Eternal’)
Louise Redknapp
4
Birthdate: November 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdom
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Prue Leith
(British-South African Restaurateur, Chef, Television Presenter, Journalist, Cookery Writer)
Prue Leith
6
Birthdate: February 18, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: South Africa

British-South African chef and culinary expert Prue Leith had begun her career with a lunch-supplying business. She later launched her Michelin-starred restaurant Leith's in Notting Hill and a culinary school. Best known as a judge on The Great British Menu, she is also associated with various charitable initiatives.

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Sharon Osbourne
(British-American Television Personality and Author Known for Her Talk Show ‘The Sharon Osbourne Show’)
Sharon Osbourne
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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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Tamsin Greig
(Actress)
Tamsin Greig
4
Birthdate: July 12, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maidstone, Kent, England, UK
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Nadiya Hussain
(British Celebrity Chef and Winner of the Sixth Season of 'The Great British Bake Off')
Nadiya Hussain
7
Birthdate: December 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Luton, Bedfordshire, England

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.

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Cat Deeley
(Actor, Singer, Model, Radio personality)
Cat Deeley
4
Birthdate: October 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sutton Coldfield
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Jill Wendy Dando
(Journalist)
Jill Wendy Dando
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Birthdate: November 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare, England
Died: April 26, 1999
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Lliana Bird
(Radio Presenter)
Lliana Bird
4
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.
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Lisa Faulkner
(Actress, Presenter and Celebrity Chef)
Lisa Faulkner
5
Birthdate: February 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Merton, London, England

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.

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Susie Dent
(English Lexicographer, Etymologist and Media Personality)
Susie Dent
4
Birthdate: November 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Surrey, England, United Kingdom
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.
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Lucy Worsley
(British Historian Best Known as a Presenter of BBC Television Series on Historical Topics)
Lucy Worsley
8
Birthdate: December 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England

British historian and author Lucy Worsley is not just a curator at the charity Historic Royal Palaces, but is also a famed TV presenter, popular for her work on series such as A Very British Murder and If Walls Could Talk. Suffering from a speech disorder, she pronounces “r” in a peculiar way.

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Davina McCall
(Television presenter)
Davina McCall
4
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.
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Carol Thatcher
(Journalist)
Carol Thatcher
4
Birthdate: August 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London
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Fearne Cotton
(Television presenter, Voice actor, Journalist, Disc jockey)
Fearne Cotton
8
Birthdate: September 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Northwood
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Debbie McGee
(Widow of Magician Paul Daniels)
Debbie McGee
4
Birthdate: October 31, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Surrey, England

Debbie McGee is an English radio, television, and stage performer. She is best known as the widow of magician Paul Daniels, with whom she often appeared on stage. A former ballet dancer, Debbie McGee worked as an artistic director for three years in her own ballet company. She then went on to achieve popularity as a TV and radio personality.  

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Konnie Huq
(Television Presenter)
Konnie Huq
4
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.
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Susanna Reid
(Television Presenter)
Susanna Reid
4
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.

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Jessie Ware
(Singer-songwriter)
Jessie Ware
4
Birthdate: October 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
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Kate Garraway
(Journalist)
Kate Garraway
4
Birthdate: May 4, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England, UK
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Helen Skelton
(Co-Presenter of the BBC Children's Program 'Blue Peter' and 'Countryfile')
Helen Skelton
5
Birthdate: July 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kirkby Thore, Cumbria, England

Best known for her work on BBC productions like Blue Pete, English television presenter Helen Skelton is also a trained lap dance teacher and an adventurer, who kayaked the entire length of River Amazon to raise fund for Sports Relief 2020. Author of Amy Wild: Amazon Summer, she is also the first person to reach South Pole using a bicycle.

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Jenny Ryan
(Television personality)
Jenny Ryan
4
Birthdate: April 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bolton, Lancashire, England, UK
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Jane McDonald
10
Birthdate: April 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, UK
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Charlie Dimmock
(Gardening Expert and TV Presenter)
Charlie Dimmock
8
Birthdate: August 10, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Southampton, England

English gardening expert and television presenter Charlie Dimmock gained fame as a member of the team on Ground Force, a gardening makeover program. A gardening enthusiast from a young age, she studied horticulture in college. Besides hosting TV shows on gardening, she has also written many books on the subject. She is involved in many charitable ventures.

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Caroline Catz
(Actress)
Caroline Catz
4
Birthdate: October 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manchester, United Kingdom
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Rachel Johnson
(Editor, Journalist)
Rachel Johnson
7
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.