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
Betsy DrakeBetsy Drake
11 September 1923, French, American
Actor, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Stage

Savitri DeviSavitri Devi
30 September 1905, French
Writer, Poet

Elif ShafakElif Shafak
25 October 1971, French, Turkish
Writer
Dora MaarDora Maar
22 November 1907, French
Photographer, Artist, Painter, Poet,

Anna KarinaAnna Karina
22 September 1940, Danish, French
Actress
Marguerite DurasMarguerite Duras
04 April 1914, French, Vietnamese
Writer, Film director, Screenwriter, Publisher,

Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer
12 September 1961, Canadian, French
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Singer, Actor,

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

Nadine de RothschildNadine de Rothschild
18 April 1932, French
Author

HéloïseHéloïse
1101 AD, French
French nun
Mijanou BardotMijanou Bardot
05 May 1938, French
Actress

Catherine BreillatCatherine Breillat
13 July 1948, French
Film director, Actor, Writer, Novelist,

Germaine de StaëlGermaine de Staël
22 April 1766, French
Philosopher

Judith GodrècheJudith Godrèche
23 March 1972, French
Actress
Suha ArafatSuha Arafat
17 July 1963, French, Palestinian, Tunisian
Author

Princess Marie BonapartePrincess Marie Bonaparte
02 July 1882, French, Greek
Author
Emmanuelle RivaEmmanuelle Riva
24 February 1927, French
Actor, Photographer, Poet

Françoise SaganFrançoise Sagan
21 June 1935, French
Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter,

Pauline HarmangePauline Harmange
1995 AD, French
Writer
Élisabeth DepardieuÉlisabeth Depardieu
05 August 1941, French
Actress

Andrea KingAndrea King
01 February 1919, French, American
Actress
Mimie MathyMimie Mathy
08 July 1957, French
Actress

Anne DesclosAnne Desclos
23 September 1907, French
Journalist

Simone BeckSimone Beck
07 July 1904, French
Author
Catherine AllegretCatherine Allegret
16 April 1946, French
Film actress

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Anne WiazemskyAnne Wiazemsky
14 May 1947, French
Actor, Film director, Novelist, Screenwriter,
Yasmina RezaYasmina Reza
01 May 1959, French
Actor, Linguist, Translator, Playwright, Novelist,

Jeanne-Marie Leprince de BeaumontJeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
26 April 1711, French
Author

Lucile HadžihalilovićLucile Hadžihalilović
07 May 1961, French
Director

Marie De FranceMarie De France
1160 AD, French
French poet
Marguerite PoreteMarguerite Porete
1250 AD, French
Writer
Virginie DespentesVirginie Despentes
13 June 1969, French
Writer, Film director, Novelist, Screenwriter

Adah Isaacs MenkenAdah Isaacs Menken
15 June 1835, French, American
Actress

Moira ListerMoira Lister
06 August 1923, French, British
Actress

Marina VladyMarina Vlady
10 May 1938, French
Actor, Singer, Writer
Tristane BanonTristane Banon
13 June 1979, French
Journalist

Annie ErnauxAnnie Ernaux
01 September 1940, French
Writer

Monique WittigMonique Wittig
13 July 1935, French
Novelist

OvidieOvidie
25 August 1980, French
Adult Film Star, Film director, Writer, Sex

Emmanuelle ArsanEmmanuelle Arsan
19 January 1932, French, Thai
Writer, Actor, Screenwriter, Model
Élisabeth BadinterÉlisabeth Badinter
05 March 1945, French
Philosopher

Gisèle HalimiGisèle Halimi
27 July 1927, French, Tunisian
Lawyer
Anne Of FranceAnne Of France
03 April 1461, French
Regent of France

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

Sophie CalleSophie Calle
09 October 1953, French
Photographer, Visual artist, Writer, Choreographer
Raffaëla AndersonRaffaëla Anderson
08 January 1976, French
Adult Film Star, Actor, Writer

Maryse CondéMaryse Condé
11 February 1937, French, Guadeloupean
Novelist
Fred VargasFred Vargas
07 June 1957, French
Writer, Archaeologist, Novelist, Historian

Iseult GonneIseult Gonne
06 August 1894, French
Poet

Liane de PougyLiane de Pougy
02 July 1869, French
Vedette

Jeanne GuyonJeanne Guyon
13 April 1648, French
Mystic

Sylvie TestudSylvie Testud
17 January 1971, French
Actress
Eliette von KarajanEliette von Karajan
13 August 1939, French
Model

Flora TristanFlora Tristan
07 April 1803, French
Writer

Madame de La FayetteMadame de La Fayette
18 March 1634, French
Writer

Catherine Robbe-GrilletCatherine Robbe-Grillet
24 September 1930, French
Writer
Adele FoucherAdele Foucher
27 September 1803, French
Writer

Louisette BertholleLouisette Bertholle
26 October 1905, French
Chef
Anny DupereyAnny Duperey
28 June 1947, French
Actress

Kathleen O'MearaKathleen O'Meara
1839 AD, French
Writer

Marie DruckerMarie Drucker
03 December 1974, French
Journalist
Gabrielle-Suzanne de VilleneuveGabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve
28 November 1685, French
Author

Madame d'AulnoyMadame d'Aulnoy
1651 AD, French
Writer
Frieda LawrenceFrieda Lawrence
11 August 1879, German, French
Writer

Mazarine PingeotMazarine Pingeot
18 December 1974, French
Writer

Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de SévignéMarie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné
05 February 1626, French
Aristocrat
OuidaOuida
01 January 1839, French, British
Novelist

Aurelie FilippettiAurelie Filippetti
17 June 1973, French
Politician
Elizabeth of the TrinityElizabeth of the Trinity
18 July 1880, French
Writer

Justine LévyJustine Lévy
27 September 1974, French
Editor

Marie-Angélique Memmie Le BlancMarie-Angélique Memmie Le Blanc
12 June 1686, French
Author

TrobairitzTrobairitz
French
Composer
Caroline FourestCaroline Fourest
19 September 1975, French
Writer
Anna KavanAnna Kavan
10 April 1901, French, British
Novelist

Macha MérilMacha Méril
03 September 1940, French
Actress

Ninon de LenclosNinon de Lenclos
10 November 1620, French
Author

Bianca LamblinBianca Lamblin
29 April 1921, French
Writer
Rokhaya DialloRokhaya Diallo
10 April 1978, French
Journalist

Celine BaraCeline Bara
09 September 1978, French
Actress

Delphine de ViganDelphine de Vigan
01 March 1966, French
Novelist

Herrad of LandsbergHerrad of Landsberg
1130 AD, French
Author

Maxime de la FalaiseMaxime de la Falaise
25 June 1922, French
Model
Comtessa de DiaComtessa de Dia
1175 AD, French
Poet

Marie NDiayeMarie NDiaye
04 June 1967, French
Novelist
Violette LeducViolette Leduc
07 April 1907, French
Writer

Laura de NovesLaura de Noves
1310 AD, French
Poet
Vernon LeeVernon Lee
14 October 1856, French, British
Writer
Louise-Rose-Etiennette GerardLouise-Rose-Etiennette Gerard
05 April 1871, French