Famous Jamaican Women

Known for the great music and food, Jamaica has never ceased to impress the world by being a trailblazer- whether in the recreation field or in the mainstream job front. There is something quite irresistible about the feminine quality of the Jamaican women. Their happy-go-lucky attitude sure is very appealing! Known to dress their finest for any occasion, the Jamaican women take much pride in their appearance. And why wouldn't they? Look at them—smooth dark complexion and patented hairstyles that just can't be duplicated, Jamaican women sure know how to slay any kind of look! Keeping their beauty standards aside, Jamaican women are also no nonsense when it comes to education and pursuing higher degrees. Competitive in nature, they hold leadership roles and take workforce and everything that goes with it, very seriously. Pretty inspiring! One of the popular Jamaican women is Louise Bennett-Coverley or better known as 'Miss Lou’ is known for her poetry that instilled pride in the people of Jamaica. Then there is Portia Simpson-Miller who endorsed the civil rights of Jamaican women of all backgrounds. And can we forget about the famous Grace Jones and her contribution toward the music industry? Read on to find out more about famous Jamaican women!

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Grace Jones

Grace Jones.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Spanish Town

Grace Jones began her career as a model in New York and Paris, popularizing her androgynous style. One of VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, she experimented with disco, punk, reggae, and pop, and contributed to the 1980s’ cross-dressing movement. She later appeared in films such as Vamp.

 2 Rita Marley

Rita Marley.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 25, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Cuban-born Jamaican singer Alpharita Constantia Marley, or Rita Marley, was married to the reggae legend Bob Marley. She was initially part pf the group I Threes and contributed to the backing vocals for Bob Marley and the Wailers. She later released an autobiography, detailing her life with her husband.
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 3 Madge Sinclair

Madge Sinclair.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: December 20, 1995

The Kingston-born American actress, who began her career with the New York Shakespearean Festival, acted in a number films and television series and won Primetime Emmy Award for her role in the crime drama Gabriel's Fire. Madge Sinclair was also a voice artist in the famous animated film The Lion King, released a year before she succumbed to leukaemia.

 4 Pepa

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston

 5 Cindy Breakspeare

Cindy Breakspeare.
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Famous As: Miss World 1976
Birthdate: October 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto

Cindy Breakspeare is a Canadian-Jamaican jazz singer, musician, and beauty queen. She was crowned Miss World 1976, becoming the second Jamaican to clinch the crown. She later became a recording artist and entrepreneur, founding a Rastafarian craft store called Ital Craf. She was once in a relationship with reggae musician Bob Marley that lasted until his death.

 6 Cedella Marley

Cedella Marley
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 7 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
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Famous As: Sprinter, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: December 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingston
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 8 Marcia Barrett

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Catherine Parish

 9 Jenna Wolfe

Jenna Wolfe
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: February 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 10 Spice

Spice.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Catherine Parish

Grace Latoya Hamilton, better known by her stage name Spice, is a dancehall singer, songwriter, and recording artist. She is one of the world's most popular female dancehall artists and is dubbed the Queen of Dancehall. Also known for her philanthropic efforts, Spice established the Grace Hamilton Women Empowerment Foundation in 2018, in an attempt to uplift young women.

 11 Tessanne Chin

Tessanne Chin
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: September 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingston

 12 Cedella Booker

Cedella Booker
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
Died: April 8, 2008

 13 Nanny of the Maroons

Nanny of the Maroons
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Famous As: Resistance fighter
Birthdate: 1686 AD
Birthplace: Ghana
Died: 1755 AD

 14 Millie Small

Millie Small
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clarendon Parish, Jamaica
Died: May 5, 2020

 15 Merlene Ottey

Merlene Ottey
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hanover Parish, Jamaica

 16 Liz Mitchell

Liz Mitchell
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Clarendon Parish

 17 Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jamaica

 18 Portia Simpson-Miller

Portia Simpson-Miller
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wood Hall, Jamaica

 19 Sister Nancy

Sister Nancy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingston

 20 Louise Bennett-Coverley

Louise Bennett-Coverley
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: July 26, 2006

 21 Veronica Campbell-Brown

Veronica Campbell-Brown
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Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: May 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trelawny Parish

 22 Precious Wilson

Precious Wilson
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 18, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Spanish Town

 23 Koffee

Koffee
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica

 24 Dawn Penn

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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Kingston

 25 Alicia Ashley

Alicia Ashley
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 26 Lady Saw

Lady Saw
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: July 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Mary Parish

 27 Danusia Francis

Danusia Francis
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: May 13, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Coventry, United Kingdom

 28 Midnight

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Famous As: Bodybuilder, Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: September 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 29 Tami Chynn

Tami Chynn
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kingston

 30 Yvonne Mai

Yvonne Mai
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

 31 Kasi Bennett

Kasi Bennett.
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Famous As: Usain Bolt's Girlfriend
Birthdate: July 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jamaica

Kasi Bennett is a Jamaican-born woman known for being the long-term partner of Usain Bolt, who is widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time. She has a Legum Baccalaureus or Bachelor of Laws degree, earned outside the United States. She has worked as a model previously and currently works in marketing. She has one child with Usain. 

 32 Keyshia Ka'oir

Keyshia Ka'oir.
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 33 Beverly McDonald

Beverly McDonald
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: February 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Mary Parish, Jamaica

 34 Mary Anne Barker

Mary Anne Barker
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 29, 1831
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica
Died: March 6, 1911

 35 Cicely Williams

Cicely Williams
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: December 2, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kew Park, Jamaica
Died: July 13, 1992