Women Political Activists

Throughout history, there have been many women political activists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female political activists such as Annie Besant, Emmeline Pankhurst, Ilona Staller, Jane Addams, Angela Davis.The women political activists featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

 1 Candace Owens

Candace Owens
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Famous As: Political Activist, Commentator
Birthdate: April 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

A political activist of color, Candace Owens first gained visibility as an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party. Having changed her political stance since then, she is now known for her increasingly pro-Trump activism. Her support for Trump and criticism of Black Lives Matter have made her a controversial figure.

 2 Stacey Abrams

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 3 Rosario Dawson

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

A popular actress, producer, and activist, Rosario Dawson is known as much for her involvement in politics and philanthropy as for her work in films and television. A strong supporter of various charitable organizations, such as One Campaign and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Rosario came out as member of the LGBT community in 2020.

 4 Fran Drescher

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Fran Drescher is an American actress and comedian. Characterized by her thick New York accent and nasal voice, Fran Drescher serves as an inspiration to many cancer patients as she successfully fought off the disease after suffering from uterine cancer. She is also an outspoken LGBT rights activist and healthcare advocate.

 5 Carrie Symonds

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Famous As: Boris Johnson'Partner
Birthdate: 1988 AD
Nationality: British
Carrie Symonds, the fiancée of British prime minister Boris Johnson, is the first unmarried partner of a prime minister to stay at 10 Downing Street. A former Conservative Party press officer, she now works with Oceana. She was the youngest victim to testify against serial sexual offender John Worboys. 

 6 Angela Davis

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Famous As: Political Activist
Birthdate: January 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Activist, philosopher, academic and author, Angela Davis is a founding member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS). She has worked in the areas of feminism, class, race and the US prison system. She has also received criticism for supporting the erstwhile Soviet Union and has been accused of supporting political violence.

 7 Lori Lightfoot

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: August 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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 8 Phyllis Schlafly

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Famous As: Radio personality, Lawyer, Political activist, Journalist
Birthdate: August 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: September 5, 2016

 9 Barbara Boxer

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 11, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 10 Kennedy Montgomery

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Famous As: Commentator
Birthdate: September 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 11 Laura Loomer

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Famous As: Political Activist
Birthdate: May 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 12 Alfre Woodard

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 8, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Alfre Woodard is an American actress. Considered one of the most accomplished and versatile actresses of her generation, Woodard was named in The New York Times' The 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century list in 2020. Also a political activist, Woodard is credited with founding Artists for a New South Africa, which aims at advancing equality in South Africa.

 13 Lauren Southern

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Famous As: Political Activist
Birthdate: June 16, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Canadian

 14 Brooke Smith

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Brooke Smith is an American actress known for playing important roles in popular TV series like Grey's Anatomy and Bates Motel. An actress who is vocal about matters such as politics, Brooke Smith spoke at an Open the Debates rally in 2008, opposing the Commission on Presidential Debates' decision to exclude third party candidates' presidential debates from being aired nationally.

 15 Donna Shalala

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 14, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 16 Betty Ford

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Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: April 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: July 8, 2011

Betty Ford served as the First Lady of the US from 1974 to 1977. One of the most popular First Ladies in history, Ford was a passionate supporter of abortion rights and worked towards raising breast cancer awareness. She commented on topics like sex, drugs, abortion, and equal pay. In 1991, she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 17 Sophie Scholl

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Famous As: Anti-Nazi Activist
Birthdate: May 9, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German
Died: February 22, 1943

Sophie Scholl was a German anti-Nazi political activist who was involved with a non-violent resistance group called White Rose. Scholl was executed by guillotine at the age of 21 for distributing anti-war leaflets. Since her death, Sophie Scholl has been viewed as an iconic figure. Her life and work have inspired several films, including Sophie Scholl – The Final Days.

 18 Katie Pavlich

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

 19 Michelle Lujan Grisham

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 20 Letitia James

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: October 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 21 Bianca Jagger

Bianca Jagger
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Nicaraguan, British

 22 Elizabeth Dole

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 23 Susan Sontag

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Birthdate: January 16, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: December 28, 2004

 24 Melissa Mathison

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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: June 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: November 4, 2015

 25 Shabana Azmi

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

 26 Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 27, 1869
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: May 14, 1940

 27 Jaya Prada

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian

 28 Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst
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Famous As: Leader of the British Suffragette Movement
Birthdate: July 4, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: June 14, 1928

 29 Mae Questel

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 13, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: January 4, 1998

 30 Opal Tometi

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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: August 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 31 Annie Besant

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Famous As: Member of the London School Board
Birthdate: October 1, 1847
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: September 20, 1933

 32 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

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Famous As: Attorney
Birthdate: July 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 33 Anita Bryant

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 34 Kasturba Gandhi

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Famous As: Wife of Mahatama Gandhi
Birthdate: April 11, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian
Died: February 22, 1944

 35 Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 36 Ilona Staller

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Famous As: Politician, Singer
Birthdate: November 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Hungarian

 37 Alexandra Paul

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 38 Pamela Harriman

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Famous As: Political activist
Birthdate: March 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British, American
Died: February 5, 1997

 39 Andrea Tantaros

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Famous As: Political Analyst
Birthdate: December 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 40 Jane Addams

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Birthdate: September 6, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: May 21, 1935

 41 Kay Bailey Hutchison

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 42 Kovai Sarala

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian

 43 Grace O'Malley

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Famous As: Pirate
Birthdate: 1533 AD
Nationality: Irish
Died: June 18, 1603

 44 Kimberly Kane

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 45 Gennifer Flowers

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 46 Leslie Cockburn

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 47 Gauri Lankesh

Gauri Lankesh
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Famous As: Activist, Journalist
Birthdate: January 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian
Died: September 5, 2017

 48 Christine Todd Whitman

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 49 Martha Mitchell

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Famous As: Political Activists
Birthdate: September 2, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: May 31, 1976

 50 Katrina Pierson

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Famous As: Political Activists
Birthdate: July 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American