Throughout history, there have been many French women writers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great French female writers such as Simone de Beauvoir, George Sand, Marjane Satrapi, Christine de Pizan, Sophie Marceau.
Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French
Writer
ColetteColette
28 January 1873, French
Novelist

George SandGeorge Sand
01 July 1804, French
 

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist

Olympe de GougesOlympe de Gouges
07 May 1748, French
Playwright

Christine de PizanChristine de Pizan
1364 AD, French
Poet & Author
Anna KarinaAnna Karina
22 September 1940, Danish, French
Actor, Singer, Film director, Novelist,

Dora MaarDora Maar
22 November 1907, French
Photographer, Artist, Painter, Poet,

Marie TussaudMarie Tussaud
01 December 1761, French
Sculptor

Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer
12 September 1961, Canadian, French
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Singer, Actor,
Savitri DeviSavitri Devi
30 September 1905, French
Writer, Poet

Betsy DrakeBetsy Drake
11 September 1923, French, American
Actor, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Stage
Marguerite DurasMarguerite Duras
04 April 1914, French, Vietnamese
Writer, Film director, Screenwriter, Publisher,

Julia KristevaJulia Kristeva
24 June 1941, Bulgarian, French
Philosopher, Writer, Feminist

HéloïseHéloïse
1101 AD, French
French nun
Germaine de StaëlGermaine de Staël
22 April 1766, French
Philosopher

Clara MorganeClara Morgane
25 January 1981, French
Adult Film Star, Television presenter,
Françoise SaganFrançoise Sagan
21 June 1935, French
Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter,

Madame RolandMadame Roland
17 March 1754, French
Salon-holder, Writer

Catherine BreillatCatherine Breillat
13 July 1948, French
Film director, Actor, Writer, Novelist,
Emmanuelle RivaEmmanuelle Riva
24 February 1927, French
Actor, Photographer, Poet

OvidieOvidie
25 August 1980, French
Adult Film Star, Film director, Writer, Sex
Marguerite de NavarreMarguerite de Navarre
11 April 1492, French
Author,Queen

Freya StarkFreya Stark
31 January 1893, French, Italian, British
Explorer

Maryse CondéMaryse Condé
11 February 1937, French, Guadeloupean
Novelist

Sophie CalleSophie Calle
09 October 1953, French
Photographer, Visual artist, Writer, Choreographer
Virginie DespentesVirginie Despentes
13 June 1969, French
Writer, Film director, Novelist, Screenwriter
Anne WiazemskyAnne Wiazemsky
14 May 1947, French
Actor, Film director, Novelist, Screenwriter,

Yasmina RezaYasmina Reza
01 May 1959, French
Actor, Linguist, Translator, Playwright, Novelist,

Fred VargasFred Vargas
07 June 1957, French
Writer, Archaeologist, Novelist, Historian

Adah Isaacs MenkenAdah Isaacs Menken
15 June 1835, French, American
Actress
Marina VladyMarina Vlady
10 May 1938, French
Actor, Singer, Writer

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Keren AnnKeren Ann
10 March 1974, French, Israeli
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Engineer, Singer, Audio

Raffaëla AndersonRaffaëla Anderson
08 January 1976, French
Adult Film Star, Actor, Writer

Monique WittigMonique Wittig
13 July 1935, French
Novelist

Emmanuelle ArsanEmmanuelle Arsan
19 January 1932, French, Thai
Writer, Actor, Screenwriter, Model
OuidaOuida
01 January 1839, French, British
Novelist

Madame de La FayetteMadame de La Fayette
18 March 1634, French
Writer, Salon-holder, Novelist, Screenwriter,
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de SévignéMarie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné
05 February 1626, French
Aristocrat

Nathalie SarrauteNathalie Sarraute
18 July 1900, French, Russian
Lawyer

Anna de NoaillesAnna de Noailles
15 November 1876, French
Writer, Salon-holder, Poet, Model
Anna GavaldaAnna Gavalda
09 December 1970, French
Novelist

Louise-Rose-Etiennette GerardLouise-Rose-Etiennette Gerard
05 April 1871, French