Women Editors

Throughout history, there have been many women editors who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female editors such as Anna Wintour, Anna Roosevelt Halsted, Diana Vreeland, Marcia Lucas, Lady Randolph Churchill.The women editors featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & India and many more countries.

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 Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England

Anna Wintour is a British-American journalist. She has been working as Vogue's Editor-in-Chief since 1988. Known for having an eye for emerging fashion trends, Wintour is credited with reviving Vogue as it was viewed as a stagnating publication when she assumed control in 1988. Nicknamed Nuclear Wintour due to her demanding personality, Wintour inspired the story The Devil Wears Prada.

 2 Rachel Johnson

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Famous As: Editor, Journalist
Birthdate: September 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

Rachel Johnson is a British television presenter, journalist, and author. She is known for appearing in panel discussion programs and debate programs, such as The Pledge and Question Time. A well-known novelist, Johnson served as a judge of the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the UK.

 3 Charlotte Casiraghi

Charlotte Casiraghi.
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Famous As: Editor-at-large, Equestrian Sports Ambassador
Birthdate: August 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Princess Grace Hospital Centre, La Colle, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Charlotte Casiraghi, daughter of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and Italian industrialist Stefano Casiraghi, has worked as a journalist with magazines such as Above and has also launched her own publication, Ever Manifesto. She is also a skilled equestrian and has founded the philosophy-oriented group Les Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco.

 4 Katie Pavlich

Katie Pavlich.
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Famous As: Commentator
Birthdate: July 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arizona, United States

Katie Pavlich is an American author, podcaster, blogger, and conservative commentator. A Fox News contributor, Pavlich has been an alternate co-host for shows like The Five and has appeared on local and national radio shows on channels, such as CNN, CNBC, and Fox News. In 2014, she was named Woman of the Year by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.

 5 Julie Nixon Eisenhower

Julie Nixon Eisenhower.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Youngest daughter of the 37th President of United States, Richard Nixon, Julie Nixon Eisenhower is an author who wrote Pat Nixon: The Untold Story, which became a New York Times best-seller. She is also one of the board of directors of the Richard Nixon Foundation. 

 6 Rebekah Brooks

Rebekah Brooks
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Warrington, Lancashire, England

 7 Anna Roosevelt Halsted

Anna Roosevelt Halsted.
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Famous As: Writer, Editor
Birthdate: May 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 1, 1975

Anna Roosevelt Halsted was an American writer and newspaper editor. The daughter of Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Anna played an important role during World War II, serving as her father's key advisor. After her marriage, Anna moved into the White House and served as First Lady of the USA as per her parents' request.

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 8 Alison Tyler

Alison Tyler
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, USA

Alison Tyler is the pen name of an American writer, editor, and publisher. The publisher of erotica, Tyler is credited with writing over 20 explicit novels. She has also edited over 60 erotic anthologies and is credited with founding her own publishing company called Pretty Things Press. Her work, which focuses on erotic themes, has been translated into many languages.

 9 Tavi Gevinson

Tavi Gevinson
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Tavi Gevinson is an American writer, actress, and magazine editor. Gevinson discusses topics such as feminism and pop culture through her works. The now-defunct online magazine Rookie, which focused on the problems faced by teenage girls, was founded by Tavi Gevinson who also served as its editor-in-chief. Gevinson has also appeared in popular TV series like Gossip Girl.

 10 Annie Sprinkle

Annie Sprinkle
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Famous As: Sexologist
Birthdate: July 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Annie Sprinkle is an American sexologist who supports sex work and healthcare. Sprinkle, who identifies herself as ecosexual, works as a feminist stripper, sex educator, pornographic actress, and sex-positive feminist. She is credited with popularizing lesbian pornography and the post-porn movement.

 11 Isabella Blow

Isabella Blow
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Famous As: Journalist, Editor, Model
Birthdate: November 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marylebone
Died: May 7, 2007

 12 Willow Bay

Willow Bay.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Willow Bay is an American author, editor, television journalist, and former model. She has worked with popular TV networks like NBC, CNN, and ABC. She has also contributed to major sites like Huffington Post, where she served as a senior editor. She interviewed Bill Clinton and Warren Buffett as part of the site's Newsmaker series in collaboration with Yahoo! News.

 13 Diana Vreeland

Diana Vreeland.
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Famous As: Magazine editor, fashion journalist and special consultant
Birthdate: July 29, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 22, 1989

Diana Vreeland was a French-American editor and columnist who worked for popular fashion magazines like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. From 1963 to 1971, she served as the editor-in-chief of Vogue. In 1964, she was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Diana Vreeland’s life and career inspired the 2011 documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel.

 14 Bari Weiss

Bari Weiss
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Bari Weiss is an American editor and opinion writer. Weiss has worked for publications like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. In 2019, she was honored with the prestigious National Jewish Book Award for her book How to Fight Anti-Semitism. Weiss is also the recipient of the Bastiat Prize, a journalism award presented by the Reason Foundation.

 15 Victoria Woodhull

Victoria Woodhull
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 23, 1838
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Homer, Ohio, United States
Died: June 9, 1927

Victoria Woodhull was an American politician, suffragist, and writer who played an important role in the women's suffrage movement. She is credited with founding Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly, America's first newspaper to be founded by a woman. Her life and career inspired the Broadway musical Onward Victoria. In 2001, she was posthumously inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

 16 Becky Quick

Becky Quick.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States

Becky Quick is an American TV news presenter best known for co-anchoring CNBC's financial news shows On the Money and Squawk Box. Prior to working for CNBC, Quick worked for The Wall Street Journal where she played an important role in launching the publication's website in 1996. As part of her job, Quick has interviewed influential personalities including Bill Gates.

 17 Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 25, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tunica, Mississippi, USA

Charlaine Harris is an American author best known for writing the popular book series The Southern Vampire Mysteries. Apart from being translated into several languages, the series was also adapted into a successful HBO TV series titled True Blood. The success of True Blood prompted NBC to adapt Harris' Midnight, Texas Trilogy into a TV series of the same name.

 18 Tina Brown

Tina Brown
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: November 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maidenhead

 19 Allegra Huston

Allegra Huston
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, UK

 20 Alma Mahler

Alma Mahler
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: August 31, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 11, 1964

Alma Mahler, remembered as the wife of composer Gustav Mahler and the daughter of landscape painter Emil Schindler, initially studied art but later acquired skills as a pianist. However, Mahler discouraged her from composing after marriage. She later had other affairs and married architect Walter Gropius and author Franz Werfel.

 21 Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

Roxane Gay is an American writer, editor, professor, and social commentator. She is credited with founding an Illinois-based small press called Tiny Hardcore Press as well as the now-defunct Gay Magazine, which was founded in association with Medium. Roxane Gay is the recipient of a couple of Lambda Literary Awards and an Eisner Award for Best Limited Series.

 22 Grace Coddington

Grace Coddington
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Famous As: Model, Wardrobe stylist, Fashion editor, Journalist
Birthdate: April 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Anglesey

 23 Anna Dello Russo

Anna Dello Russo
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Famous As: Journalist, Fashion editor, Model
Birthdate: April 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bari

Anna Dello Russo is an Italian author, fashion journalist, and editor. She is best known for her unconventional Street fashion. Since 2006, Dello Russo has been serving as editor-at-large and a creative consultant for Vogue Japan. An icon in the fashion industry, Anna Dello Russo has used her popularity to establish herself as an internet personality.  

 24 Miroslava Duma

Miroslava Duma
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Investor
Birthdate: March 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Surgut, Russia

 25 Buchi Emecheta

Buchi Emecheta
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Famous As: Writer, Novelist, Sociologist, Playwright, Editor, Children's writer
Birthdate: July 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yaba Department
Died: January 25, 2017

 26 Tabatha Cash

Tabatha Cash
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Famous As: Adult film actor
Birthdate: December 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Denis, France

 27 Grace Mirabella

Grace Mirabella
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: June 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

 28 Sarah Josepha Hale

Sarah Josepha Hale
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Famous As: American author
Birthdate: October 24, 1788
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newport, New Hampshire, United States
Died: April 30, 1879

 29 Franca Sozzani

Franca Sozzani
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Famous As: Magazine editor, Journalist
Birthdate: January 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mantua, Italy
Died: December 22, 2016

Franca Sozzani was an Italian journalist best remembered for serving as Vogue Italia's editor-in-chief from 1988 to 2016. Sozzani is also remembered for her charity work; she contributed to several charitable organizations and was chosen as a global ambassador for the World Food Programme of the United Nations in 2016. The same year, Franca Sozzani won the Swarovski Fashion Award.

 30 Charlotta Spears Bass

Charlotta Spears Bass
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Famous As: Editor and activist
Birthdate: February 14, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sumter, South Carolina
Died: April 12, 1969

 31 Margarita Simonyan

Margarita Simonyan
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Krasnodar, Russia

 32 Emmanuelle Alt

Emmanuelle Alt
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: May 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France

 33 Emily Gould

Emily Gould
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Famous As: Writer, Essayist, Children's writer
Birthdate: October 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Silver Spring

 34 Carine Roitfeld

Carine Roitfeld
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Famous As: Fashion editor
Birthdate: September 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France

 35 Frances Lear

Frances Lear
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: July 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hudson, New York, United States
Died: September 30, 1996

 36 Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ames, Iowa, United States

 37 Mabel Loomis Todd

Mabel Loomis Todd
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: November 10, 1856
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 14, 1932

 38 Anne V. Coates

Anne V. Coates
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Famous As: Film editor
Birthdate: December 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Reigate

 39 Anna Hakobyan

Anna Hakobyan
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Famous As: First Lady
Birthdate: February 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia

 40 Francoise Mouly

Francoise Mouly
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: October 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France

 41 Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert

Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert
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Famous As: Fashion editor
Birthdate: September 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

 42 Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson
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Famous As: American journalist
Birthdate: March 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York

 43 Judith Jones

Judith Jones
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vermont, United States
Died: August 2, 2017

 44 Valerie Eliot

Valerie Eliot
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: November 9, 2012

 45 Milena Jesenska

Milena Jesenska
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 10, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: May 17, 1944

 46 Cristina Odone

Cristina Odone
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Famous As: Journalist, Editor
Birthdate: November 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

 47 Meg Greenfield

Meg Greenfield
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: December 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: May 13, 1999

 48 Olga Ivinskaya

Olga Ivinskaya
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tambov, Russia
Died: September 8, 1995

 49 Carla Sozzani

Carla Sozzani
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Famous As: Gallerist
Birthdate: June 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mantua, Italy

 50 Samantha Barry

Samantha Barry
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: 1982 AD
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland