Throughout history, there have been many women screenplay writers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female such as Nora Ephron, Lillian Hellman, Elvira Lindo, Hella Wuolijoki, Shonda Rhimes. The women featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and many more countries.
Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes
(Television Producer)

13 January 1970

American

Nora EphronNora Ephron
(Screenwriter, Producer, Director)

19 May 1941

American

Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
(Actress)

05 August 1961

British

Lillian HellmanLillian Hellman
(Dramatist and Screenwriter)

20 June 1905

American

Elvira LindoElvira Lindo
(Journalist)

23 January 1962

Spanish

Hella WuolijokiHella Wuolijoki
(Writer)

22 July 1886

Finnish

Paula PellPaula Pell

American

Honey IraniHoney Irani
(Actor, Writer, Screenwriter)

25 August 1955

Indian

Martha FiennesMartha Fiennes
(actor, screenwriter, writer)

05 February 1964

British

Amy Sherman-PalladinoAmy Sherman-Palladino
(screenwriter, dancer)

1966 AD

American

Melissa MathisonMelissa Mathison
(Screenwriter)

03 June 1950

American

Kay CannonKay Cannon

American

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Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
(Actor, Comedian, Television producer, Television director, Screenwriter)

24 December 1963

British

Elaine MayElaine May
(Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Stage actor, Writer, Playwright)

21 April 1932

American

Nadine LabakiNadine Labaki
(Actor, Film director, Artist, Screenwriter)

18 February 1974

Lebanese

Naomi Foner GyllenhaalNaomi Foner Gyllenhaal
(screenwriter, film producer)

15 March 1946

American

Diablo CodyDiablo Cody
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Dancer, Writer, Blogger, Journalist)

14 June 1978

American

Alma RevilleAlma Reville
(Screenwriter, Film editor, Writer)

14 August 1899

British,American

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Jenji KohanJenji Kohan
(Screenwriter, Film director, Television producer)

05 July 1969

American

Fran WalshFran Walsh
(Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer, Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist)

10 January 1959

New Zealander

Lise MayerLise Mayer
(screenwriter)

29 November 1959

British

Oriana FallaciOriana Fallaci
(War correspondent, Politician, Writer, Journalist, Conspiracy theorist)

29 June 1929

Italian

Jill SolowayJill Soloway

American

Kari SkoglandKari Skogland

Canadian

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Melissa RosenbergMelissa Rosenberg
(Screenwriter, Writer)

28 August 1962

American

Rosie ShusterRosie Shuster
(Screenwriter)

19 June 1950

Canadian

Katsura HoshinoKatsura Hoshino
(Mangaka)

21 April 1980

Japanese

Terri TatchellTerri Tatchell
(screenwriter)

1978 AD

Canadian

Fannie HurstFannie Hurst
(Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer)

18 October 1885

American

Catherine TregennaCatherine Tregenna

Welsh