Famous British Women Entrepreneurs

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Kate Moss
(Supermodel)

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Birthdate: January 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Croydon, England

Kate Moss, one of the highest-paid supermodels of the 1990s, was one of the pioneers of the “heroin chic” trend. Featured on TIME 100, she was known for her collaboration with Calvin Klein and her size-zero figure. She owns a clothing range and is a fashion editor for British Vogue.

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Heather Mills
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Birthdate: January 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aldershot, Hampshire, England
Model Heather Mills lost her left leg in an accident but continued to model using a prosthetic leg. She was previously married to singer Paul McCartney. An avid animal rights activist, she is associated with organizations such as Viva! She has appeared on reality shows like Dancing with The Stars.

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Anne Lister
(Writer)

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Birthdate: April 3, 1791
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
Died: September 22, 1840

Apart from being a traveler and a mountaineer, Anne Lister was also known as the world’s "first modern lesbian". Nicknamed Gentleman Jack for her androgynous fashion, which almost always included the color black, she penned diaries that contained many secret codes that were deciphered much after her death.

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Gemma Collins
(Businesswoman)

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Birthdate: January 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Romford, England

Reality star and entrepreneur Gemma Collins soared to fame with reality shows such as The Only Way Is Essex, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrity Big Brother, and Dancing on Ice. She later launched her own reality franchise, Gemma Collins: Diva, and her own BBC podcast.

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Trinny Woodall
(TV Presenter)

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Birthdate: February 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Fashion and makeover expert Trinny Woodall, founder of the makeup brand Trinny London, began her career as a marketing expert and then wrote fashion columns for The Daily Telegraph. She has co-hosted What Not to Wear with Susannah Constantine, has co-written several bestselling fashion books, and launched a sleepwear line.

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Ruth Porat
(CFO Alphabet Inc.)

Ruth Porat
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Birthdate: 1957 AD
Birthplace: Sale, Cheshire, England
Ruth Porat, the CFO of Alphabet Inc. and Google since 2015, was also the CFO and executive vice president of Morgan Stanley earlier. She was seventh on Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list in 2020. Named Institutional Investor’s Best Internet CFO, she has served on the boards of various corporate bodies.

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Deborah Meaden
(Businesswoman)

Deborah Meaden
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Birthdate: February 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

Deborah Meaden launched her first business right after leaving college and was one of the first to launch a Stefanel franchise in the UK. Known for her appearance on Dragons' Den, she has invested in countless businesses and is also associated with charitable organizations such as the WWF.

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Michelle Dewberry
(Businesswoman & Media Personality Who Won the Second Series of British Reality TV Show 'The Apprentice')

Michelle Dewberry
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Birthdate: October 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Humberside, England

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Gina Miller
(Business owner and activist)

Gina Miller
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Birthdate: April 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Guyana

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Dido Harding
(Businesswoman)

Dido Harding
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Birthdate: November 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dorset, England

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Anita Roddick
(Businesswoman)

Anita Roddick
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Birthdate: October 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Littlehampton, England
Died: September 10, 2007

Anita Roddick was a British businesswoman and human rights activist. She was also a passionate crusader for environmental issues. She founded the British version of The Body Shop, now The Body Shop International Limited. Her company was among the first to prohibit the use of ingredients tested on animals in some products. She was also involved with Greenpeace.  

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Clarissa Dickson Wright
(Celebrity chef)

Clarissa Dickson Wright
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Birthdate: June 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St John's Wood, London, England
Died: March 15, 2014

Clarissa Dickson Wright was an English TV personality, celebrity cook, businesswoman, writer, and former barrister. Best remembered for appearing in the popular TV cooking program, Two Fat Ladies, along with Jennifer Paterson, Dickson Wright went on to become an important name in the culinary world. She also published several books and audio books pertaining to cooking.

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Denise Coates
(Chief executive officer, Businessperson)

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Birthdate: September 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

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Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken
(Owner of a 25% controlling interest of Heineken N.V.)

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken
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Birthdate: June 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is a Dutch-British billionaire businesswoman. She is the owner of a 25% controlling interest in Heineken N.V., the world's second-largest brewer. The daughter of a prominent industrialist, she has a law degree from Leiden University. Upon her father’s death in 2002, she inherited about £3 billion, becoming one of the richest people in the country. 

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Jennie McAlpine
(Actress, Businesswoman)

Jennie McAlpine
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Birthdate: February 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bury, Greater Manchester

Jennie McAlpine is an English TV actress and businesswoman. Interested in performing from childhood, she used to put up shows in her backyard and entertain her neighbors. She went on to pursue an acting career and is best known for her role in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street. She is involved in humanitarian endeavors as well.

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Isabel Maxwell
(Entrepreneur)

Isabel Maxwell
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Birthdate: August 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maisons-Laffitte, France

Isabel Maxwell is a French-born entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Magellan, an early search engine. She studied at the University of Edinburgh. She first worked in film and TV production before venturing into technology, eventually becoming the president of Commtouch, an Israeli internet company. She has been listed as a technology pioneer of the World Economic Forum.  

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Julia Morley
(Businesswoman)

Julia Morley
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Birthdate: October 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England

Julia Morley is a British businesswoman who is the chairperson and CEO of Miss World Organization. She began her career as a model and eventually forayed into business. As the chairperson of Miss World, she introduced "Beauty With A Purpose", a cause to raise money for disadvantaged children. She received the Variety Humanitarian Award in 2016. 

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Jacqueline Gold
(Business Women)

Jacqueline Gold
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Birthdate: July 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bromley, Kent, England, UK

Jacqueline Gold is a British businesswoman estimated to be the 16th richest woman in Great Britain. She is the chief executive of Gold Group International, Ann Summers, and Knickerbox. The daughter of businessman David Gold, she began her career working under her father. Within years, she became an established businessperson in her own right. 

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Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia
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Birthdate: November 28, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England

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Debonnaire von Bismarck
(Businessperson)

Debonnaire von Bismarck
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Birthdate: August 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: United Kingdom

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Suzanne Dando
(Gymnast, TV presenter)

Suzanne Dando
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Birthdate: July 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Balham, London, England

Suzanne Dando is an English former gymnast who has represented Great Britain in important events like the 1979 World Gymnastics Championships and the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Suzanne Dando announced her retirement from gymnastics after the 1980 Olympics and then went on to work as a TV broadcaster for many channels, including Sky Sports, BBC One, and Channel 4.

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Madame Restell
(Abortionist)

Madame Restell
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Birthdate: May 6, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: England
Died: April 1, 1878

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Marjorie Scardino
(Businesswoman)

Marjorie Scardino
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Birthdate: January 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

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Hazel Crane
(Socialite)

Hazel Crane
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Birthdate: 1951 AD
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: November 10, 2003

A well-known South African socialite and businesswoman, Hazel Crane once smuggled diamonds and worked at a strip club. She had also been a nurse. She was gunned down while traveling in her car to testify against Israeli mafia boss Lior Saat. Her interesting life later became public through her post-humous memoir.

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Eleanor Coade
(Businesswoman)

Eleanor Coade
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Birthdate: June 3, 1733
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Exeter, Devon, England
Died: November 16, 1821

Eleanor Coade was a British businesswoman known for her astute entrepreneurial, business, and marketing skills. She manufactured Neoclassical statues, architectural decorations, and garden ornaments. She created stoneware for many famous buildings, including St George's Chapel, The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, and Carlton House. She was one of the few women to run a highly successful business in the Georgian era. 

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Phyllis Pearsall
(Entrepreneur)

Phyllis Pearsall
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Birthdate: September 25, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: East Dulwich, London, England
Died: August 28, 1996

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Debra Searle
(Businesswoman, Adventurer)

Debra Searle
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Birthdate: July 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England

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Dorothea Christina Thomas
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Birthdate: June 26, 1796
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. George's, Grenada
Died: August 5, 1846

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Bandy Kiki
(Blogger)

Bandy Kiki
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Birthdate: February 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jakiri, Cameroon

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Holly Branson
(Richard Branson’s Daughter)

Holly Branson
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Birthdate: November 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio

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Angela Beesley Starling
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Birthdate: August 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Norwich, England

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Meggi Lashes
(Entrepreneur)

Meggi Lashes
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Birthdate: September 1, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dudley, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom

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Billie Faiers
(Television Personality)

Billie Faiers
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Birthdate: January 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: England