Canadian Female Media Personalities

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 1 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.

 2 Renee Paquette

Renee Paquette.
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Famous As: Sports Broadcaster
Birthdate: September 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto

Renee Paquette is a Canadian television personality and host. She is best known for appearing in WWE, where she worked as an interviewer, presenter, and commentator from 2012 to 2020. In 2013, Renee Paquette received the Slammy Award for her work in The JBL and Cole Show. In 2020, she started hosting Oral Sessions, her own podcast.

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 3 Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee.
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Famous As: Journalist, Actor, Television actor, Screenwriter
Birthdate: October 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto

 4 Chrystia Freeland

Chrystia Freeland.
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Famous As: Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: August 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Known as the Minister of Everything, Christina Freeland is Canada’s 10th deputy prime minister. She is also Canada’s finance minister and the first woman to hold the office. She has previously worked with the Financial Times, Thomson Reuters, and The Globe and Mail. She has also authored a bestselling book. 

 5 Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs.
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Famous As: Journalist, Author, Activist
Birthdate: May 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 25, 2006

American-Canadian journalist Jane Jacobs is best known for her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities. A specialist in urban culture and its issues, she was one of the few women who excelled in a male-dominated field. The Vincent Scully Prize winner was initially scorned at as a housewife.

 6 Jennifer Mulhern Granholm

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm is a politician, lawyer, educator, and author. She is currently serving as the 16th United States Secretary of Energy, in office since February 2021. Previously, she was the 47th governor of Michigan, the first woman to serve in this position. She was made a Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star in 2010. 

 7 Emily Maitlis

Emily Maitlis.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Canada

British journalist, documentary filmmaker, and newsreader Emily Maitlis is currently the lead anchor of BBC Two's news and current affairs program Newsnight. An alumnus of the Queens' College, Cambridge, she began her career as a documentary filmmaker before moving to broadcast journalism. She built a successful career, becoming one of the highest-paid BBC news and current affairs staff.

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 8 Lauren Southern

Lauren Southern
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Famous As: Political Activist
Birthdate: June 16, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Political activist and YouTuber Lauren Southern is also a prominent white nationalist. Initially an employee of The Rebel Media, she later also worked for Sky News Australia. She and two of her fellow anti-Muslim activists were refused entry at the Luton airport in the UK and even detained in 2018.

 9 Jennifer Finnigan

Jennifer Finnigan.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal
Daughter of Canadian radio star Jack Finnigan, Jennifer Finnigan soared to fame with her roles in The Bold and the Beautiful and Salvation, and in several TV movies. The Emmy Award-winning actor is also a pilates fan. She now stays in Los Angeles with her actor husband Jonathan Silverman

 10 Stephanie Beard

Stephanie Beard
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Birthdate: August 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cochrane

 11 Lyse Doucet

Lyse Doucet
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Famous As: Journalist, Television presenter
Birthdate: December 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bathurst

 12 Ashleigh Banfield

Ashleigh Banfield
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Famous As: journalist
Birthdate: December 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winnipeg

 13 Catherine Herridge

Catherine Herridge.
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Famous As: News Correspondent
Birthdate: May 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 14 Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May
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Famous As: Writer, Politician, Journalist, Lawyer
Birthdate: June 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hartford

 15 Amanda Lindhout

Amanda Lindhout
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Famous As: Journalist, Autobiographer
Birthdate: June 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Red Deer

 16 Michaëlle Jean

Michaëlle Jean.
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Famous As: Former Governor General of Canada
Birthdate: September 6, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince

Michaëlle Jean is a Canadian stateswoman who became the first black person and Haitian Canadian to serve as Governor General of Canada, a position which she held from 2005 to 2010. In 2015, Jean became the first woman to serve as the secretary-general of the International Organisation of La Francophonie, a position which she held until the end of 2018.

 17 Melyssa Ford

Melyssa Ford
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Famous As: Model, Journalist
Birthdate: November 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto

 18 Mary Ann Shadd

Mary Ann Shadd
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: October 9, 1823
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: June 5, 1893

The first North American Black woman to publish a newspaper, USA-born Mary Ann Shadd was the founder of the Canadian newspaper, The Provincial Freeman. Concurrently serving as its anonymous editor and contributor, she also became one of the first women to pursue journalism in Canada. She was also one of the first Black women to earn a degree in law.

 19 Sue Johanson

Sue Johanson
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Famous As: Public Speaker
Birthdate: March 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 20 Adrienne Clarkson

Adrienne Clarkson
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Famous As: 26th Governor General of Canada
Birthdate: February 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hong Kong

 21 Wendy Mesley

Wendy Mesley
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: January 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal

 22 Michaela Pereira

Michaela Pereira
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saskatoon

 23 Kate Beirness

Kate Beirness
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Famous As: journalist
Birthdate: March 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Canada

 24 Natasha Fatah

Natasha Fatah
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Pakistan

 25 Lisa LaFlamme

Lisa LaFlamme
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Famous As: News presenter, Journalist
Birthdate: July 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kitchener

 26 Billie Mae Richards

Billie Mae Richards.
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Famous As: Voice Actress
Birthdate: November 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto
Died: September 10, 2010

 27 Christine Simpson

Christine Simpson
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London

 28 Jeanne Sauvé

Jeanne Sauvé
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prud’homme, Canada
Died: January 26, 1993

 29 Dawna Friesen

Dawna Friesen
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Famous As: News presenter, Journalist
Birthdate: October 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Winnipeg

 30 Jeanette Jenkins

Jeanette Jenkins.
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Famous As: Fitness Trainer/TV Personality/Author
Birthdate: September 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ottowa, Canada

 31 Lynn Johnston

Lynn Johnston
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: May 28, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Collingwood

 32 Sheila Copps

Sheila Copps
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Famous As: Journalist, Politician, Autobiographer, Writer
Birthdate: November 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamilton

 33 Rachel Marsden

Rachel Marsden
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vancouver

 34 Kara Scott

Kara Scott
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Famous As: journalist, poker player, Thai boxer
Birthdate: August 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Alberta

 35 Catherine Clark

Catherine Clark
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: High River

 36 Kate Beaton

Kate Beaton
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Famous As: Comics artist, Children's writer
Birthdate: September 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nova Scotia

 37 Judith Merril

Judith Merril
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Famous As: Fiction Writer
Birthdate: January 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 12, 1997

Sci-fi author Judith Josephine Grossman, better known by her pen-name, Judith Merril, is also known for editing several anthologies. After her father’s suicide, she was raised by her mother in the Bronx. That Only A Mother remains one of her best-known short stories and has been part of many anthologies.

 38 Elfi Schlegel

Elfi Schlegel
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Famous As: Sportscaster, Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: May 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 39 June Callwood

June Callwood
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: June 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chatham-Kent, Canada
Died: April 14, 2007

Known widely as Canada's Conscience, journalist, author, and activist June Callwood had been associated with several publications, such as The Globe and Mail. She also established some of the first charity centers for women in Canada, opposed abortion laws, and co-founded the Writer’s Union of Canada.

 40 Joyce Davidson

Joyce Davidson
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: April 14, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: May 7, 2020

 41 Kathleen Tynan

Kathleen Tynan
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: January 25, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Canada
Died: January 10, 1995

Kathleen Tynan was a Canadian-British journalist and screenwriter. The daughter of prominent Canadian war correspondent Matthew Halton, she followed in her father’s footsteps and pursued a journalistic career. She started writing novels and screenplays following her marriage to theater critic Kenneth Tynan. She also published theater and literary criticism. She died from cancer in 1995. 

 42 Lila Bell Acheson

Lila Bell Acheson
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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: December 25, 1889
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Virden, Canada
Died: May 8, 1984

 43 L.R. Wright

L.R. Wright
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saskatoon, Canada
Died: February 25, 2001

 44 Germaine Guèvremont

Germaine Guèvremont
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 16, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint-Jerome, Canada
Died: August 21, 1968

 45 Sandra Gwyn

Sandra Gwyn
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 17, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. John’s, Canada
Died: May 26, 2000

 46 Merle Shain

Merle Shain
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Famous As: Author, Journalist
Birthdate: 1935 AD
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 1989 AD

 47 Annie Le Porte Diggs

Annie Le Porte Diggs
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: February 22, 1853
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, Canada
Died: September 7, 1916

 48 Maxine Sneed

Maxine Sneed.
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Cananda

 49 Naomi Kyle

Naomi Kyle.
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Famous As: Gamer, TV Show Host & Actress
Birthdate: January 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada

 50 Patricia Rozema

Patricia Rozema
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter
Birthdate: August 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingston, Canada