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
Nationality: British

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 Bari Weiss

Bari Weiss
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 3 Victoria Woodhull

Victoria Woodhull
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 23, 1838
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: June 9, 1927

 4 Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson
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Famous As: Editor, Journalist
Birthdate: September 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

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.

 5 Julie Nixon Eisenhower

Julie Nixon Eisenhower
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
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 Charlotte Casiraghi

Charlotte Casiraghi
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Famous As: Editor-at-large, Equestrian Sports Ambassador
Birthdate: August 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Monacan
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.

 7 Katie Pavlich

Katie Pavlich
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Famous As: Commentator
Birthdate: July 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

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.

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 8 Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 9 Alison Tyler

Alison Tyler
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Nationality: American

 10 Rebekah Brooks

Rebekah Brooks
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 11 Anna Roosevelt Halsted

Anna Roosevelt Halsted
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Famous As: Writer, Editor
Birthdate: May 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: December 1, 1975

 12 Annie Sprinkle

Annie Sprinkle
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Famous As: Sexologist
Birthdate: July 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 13 Willow Bay

Willow Bay
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 14 Isabella Blow

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

 15 Tavi Gevinson

Tavi Gevinson
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 16 Diana Vreeland

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

 17 Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 25, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 18 Becky Quick

Becky Quick
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 19 Tina Brown

Tina Brown
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: November 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 20 Thelma Schoonmaker

Thelma Schoonmaker
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Famous As: Film editor
Birthdate: January 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 21 Grace Coddington

Grace Coddington
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Famous As: Model, Wardrobe stylist, Fashion editor, Journalist
Birthdate: April 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 22 Allegra Huston

Allegra Huston
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British, American

 23 Alma Mahler

Alma Mahler
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: August 31, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Austrian, American
Died: December 11, 1964

 24 Anna Dello Russo

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

 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
Nationality: Nigerian
Died: January 25, 2017

 26 Grace Mirabella

Grace Mirabella
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: June 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 27 Sarah Josepha Hale

Sarah Josepha Hale
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Famous As: American author
Birthdate: October 24, 1788
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: April 30, 1879

 28 Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson
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Famous As: American journalist
Birthdate: March 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 29 Charlotta Spears Bass

Charlotta Spears Bass
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Famous As: Editor and activist
Birthdate: February 14, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: April 12, 1969

 30 Emily Gould

Emily Gould
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Famous As: Writer, Essayist, Children's writer
Birthdate: October 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 31 Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 32 Anne V. Coates

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

 33 Frances Lear

Frances Lear
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: July 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: September 30, 1996

 34 Mabel Loomis Todd

Mabel Loomis Todd
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: November 10, 1856
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: October 14, 1932

 35 Anna Hakobyan

Anna Hakobyan
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Famous As: First Lady
Birthdate: February 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Armenian

 36 Judith Jones

Judith Jones
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: August 2, 2017

 37 Meg Greenfield

Meg Greenfield
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: December 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: May 13, 1999

 38 Valerie Eliot

Valerie Eliot
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: November 9, 2012

 39 Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forché
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 40 Alice Dunbar Nelson

Alice Dunbar Nelson
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: September 18, 1935

 41 Nan Kempner

Nan Kempner
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: July 24, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: July 3, 2005

 42 Maryann Brandon

Maryann Brandon
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: American

 43 Ana Castillo

Ana Castillo
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 44 Elizabeth Peabody

Elizabeth Peabody
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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: May 16, 1804
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: January 3, 1894

 45 Jessie Redmon Fauset

Jessie Redmon Fauset
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: April 27, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: April 30, 1961

 46 Cissy Patterson

Cissy Patterson
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 7, 1884
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: July 24, 1948

 47 Zinaida Nikolayevna Gippius

Zinaida Nikolayevna Gippius
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 20, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Russian
Died: September 9, 1945

 48 Mary Jo Markey

Mary Jo Markey
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: American

 49 Judith Merril

Judith Merril
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Famous As: Fiction Writer
Birthdate: January 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: September 12, 1997

 50 Mary Mapes Dodge

Mary Mapes Dodge
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 26, 1831
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 21, 1905