Female Film Score Composers

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Grace VanderWaal
(Singer-songwriter)
Grace VanderWaal
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Birthdate: January 15, 2004
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lenexa, Kansas, United States

Grace VanderWaal is a singer-songwriter who began her career as a YouTuber, uploading videos of her original songs and covers. She also started performing in local shows, gaining attention for her distinctive vocals. She won the TV competition show, America's Got Talent (AGT), in 2016 and received the 2017 Billboard Women in Music Rising Star Award.

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Nancy Travis
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Sylvia Bennington’ in the Film ‘Three Men and a Baby’)
Nancy Travis
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Birthdate: September 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

Nancy Travis is an American actress known for her contribution across all the three major acting mediums. A founding member of Naked Angels, an Off-Broadway theater company, Nancy Travis started acting on Off-Broadway theater before establishing herself in the film and TV industry.

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Alicia Witt
(Actress)
Alicia Witt
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Birthdate: August 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Taylor Dayne
(Singer-songwriter)
Taylor Dayne
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Birthdate: March 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baldwin, Long Island, New York, USA
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Rachel Bloom
(Actress)
Rachel Bloom
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Birthdate: April 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Celia Imrie
(Actress)
Celia Imrie
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Birthdate: July 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guildford, Surrey, England, UK
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Marla Gibbs
(Actress)
Marla Gibbs
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Birthdate: June 14, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Eve Arden
(Actress)
Eve Arden
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Birthdate: April 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mill Valley, California, USA
Died: November 12, 1990
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Sheryl Lee Ralph
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Birthdate: December 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
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Edie Brickell
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Birthdate: March 10, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oak Cliff, Texas, USA
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Sunny Ozell
(Singer-Songwriter)
Sunny Ozell
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Birthdate: December 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Reno, Nevada, U.S.
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Helen Slater
(Actress)
Helen Slater
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Birthdate: December 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA
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Kathleen Hanna
3
Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
 14 
Jane Horrocks
(Actress)
Jane Horrocks
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Birthdate: January 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rossendale Valley, Lancashire, England, UK
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Alaska Thunderfuck
(Recording Artist)
Alaska Thunderfuck
3
Birthdate: March 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
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Jeanette Nolan
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Birthdate: December 30, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 5, 1998
 17 
Frankie Bridge
3
Birthdate: January 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Essex, England
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MacKenzie Porter
3
Birthdate: January 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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Parveen Babi
(Actress)
Parveen Babi
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Birthdate: April 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Junagadh, Saurashtra, India
Died: January 20, 2005
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Deana Carter
(Singer)
Deana Carter
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Birthdate: January 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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Lynda Baron
(Actress)
Lynda Baron
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Birthdate: March 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Urmston, Manchester, England
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Bonnie Bartlett
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Birthdate: June 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA
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Hildur Guðnadóttir
(Icelandic Composer and Musician)
Hildur Guðnadóttir
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Birthdate: September 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

Hildur Guðnadóttir is an Icelandic composer and musician. A classically trained cellist, Guðnadóttir has recorded with popular bands like Throbbing Gristle, Pan Sonic, Stórsveit Nix Noltes, and Múm. Hildur Guðnadóttir is best known for her work in films like Joker, for which she received the Academy Award under the Best Original Score category.

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Andrea Jeremiah
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Birthdate: December 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Arakkonam, Ranipet district Ranippettai, Tamil Nadu, India

Andrea Jeremiah is an Indian actress, singer, voice-over artist, and musician who predominantly works in the Tamil film industry. Apart from playing lead roles in successful films, Jeremiah has also contributed to the soundtracks of popular albums. She is best known for her performance in the 2018 period gangster film Vada Chennai for which she won the Behindwoods Golden Medal.

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Lisa Coleman
(Musician)
Lisa Coleman
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Birthdate: August 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, United States
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Vivian Kubrick
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Birthdate: August 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Lída Baarová
(Czech Actress Who was the Mistress of the Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels)
Lída Baarová
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Birthdate: September 14, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: October 28, 2000

Lída Baarová was a Czech actress whose professional life was overshadowed by her personal counterpart; she is best remembered as the mistress of Joseph Goebbels, a Nazi propaganda minister. Her life and career inspired the 2016 film The Devil's Mistress, a dramatization of Lída Baarová's life, in which Baarová was played by Slovak actress Tatiana Pauhofová.

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Anoushka Shankar
(Internationally Acclaimed Sitar Player, Composer and Daughter of Indian Sitar Maestro Ravi Shankar)
Anoushka Shankar
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Birthdate: June 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Anoushka Shankar is a British-Indian music composer and sitar player. Over the years, she has been nominated for several Grammy Awards and has won many prestigious awards, such as Songlines Music Award. In 2004, she was named in the 20 Asian Heroes list published by Time. Anoushka Shankar is also known for her activism and is a supporter of animal rights.  

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Aryana Sayeed
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Birthdate: July 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan
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Bad Gyal
(Singer)
Bad Gyal
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Birthdate: March 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vilassar de Mar, Spain
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Pinar Toprak
(Composer)
Pinar Toprak
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Birthdate: October 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
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Debbie Wiseman
(Film score composer)
Debbie Wiseman
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Birthdate: May 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
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Judith Weir
(Composer, Musicologist)
Judith Weir
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Birthdate: May 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
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Eleni Karaindrou
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Birthdate: November 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Teichio, Fokida, Greece

Eleni Karaindrou is a Greek composer best known for her work with Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos; Karaindrou has scored many of Angelopoulos' films. A prolific composer, Eleni Karaindrou has also composed music for theatrical productions, TV series, and TV movies. In 2021, she was honored at the Ghent Festival's World Soundtrack Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Aleksandra Pakhmutova
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Birthdate: November 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia
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Gyða Valtýsdóttir
(Icelandic Musician Who Co-Founded the Indietronica Band Múm)
Gyða Valtýsdóttir
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Birthdate: January 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Icelandic

Icelandic musician Gyða Valtýsdóttir is best known as the co-founder of the indietronica band Múm. She has also provided music to films, theater, and dance pieces, and has released several solo albums. She is the twin sister of the lead vocalist of Mum, Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir.

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Sally Beamish
(Composer, Musician)
Sally Beamish
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Birthdate: August 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
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Maggie Pierce
(Actress)
Maggie Pierce
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Birthdate: October 24, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: April 5, 2010