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
13 January 1970, American
Television Producer
Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
05 August 1961, British
Actress

Nora EphronNora Ephron
19 May 1941, American
Screenwriter, Producer, Director

Kim Eun-sookKim Eun-sook
1973 AD, South Korean
Screenplay Writer

Oja KodarOja Kodar
1941 AD, Croatian
Actress

Amelia BullmoreAmelia Bullmore
31 January 1964, British
Actress
Lillian HellmanLillian Hellman
20 June 1905, American
Dramatist and Screenwriter

Delores TaylorDelores Taylor
27 September 1932, American
Actress

Elvira LindoElvira Lindo
23 January 1962, Spanish
Journalist
Hella WuolijokiHella Wuolijoki
22 July 1886, Finnish
Writer

Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
24 December 1963, British
Actor, Comedian, Television producer, Television
Honey IraniHoney Irani
25 August 1955, Indian
Actor, Writer, Screenwriter

Amy Sherman-PalladinoAmy Sherman-Palladino
17 January 1966, American
Screenwriter

Diablo CodyDiablo Cody
14 June 1978, American
Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director,

Elaine MayElaine May
21 April 1932, American
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Stage actor,

Martha FiennesMartha Fiennes
05 February 1964, British
actor, screenwriter, writer
Naomi Foner GyllenhaalNaomi Foner Gyllenhaal
15 March 1946, American
screenwriter, film producer

Fran WalshFran Walsh
10 January 1959, New Zealander
Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer, Songwriter,

S. E. HintonS. E. Hinton
22 July 1948, American
Writer

Jenji KohanJenji Kohan
05 July 1969, American
Screenwriter, Film director, Television producer
Paula PellPaula Pell
15 April 1963, American
Screenwriter

Nadine LabakiNadine Labaki
18 February 1974, Lebanese
Actor, Film director, Artist, Screenwriter
Lise MayerLise Mayer
29 November 1959, British
screenwriter

Emma DonoghueEmma Donoghue
24 October 1969, Canadian, Irish
Novelist

Oriana FallaciOriana Fallaci
29 June 1929, Italian
War correspondent, Politician, Writer, Journalist,
Mary Hayley BellMary Hayley Bell
22 January 1911, Chinese, British
Actress

Melissa RosenbergMelissa Rosenberg
28 August 1962, American
Screenwriter, Writer
Katsura HoshinoKatsura Hoshino
21 April 1980, Japanese
Mangaka

Kari SkoglandKari Skogland
Canadian
 

Terri TatchellTerri Tatchell
1978 AD, Canadian
screenwriter
Fannie HurstFannie Hurst
18 October 1885, American
Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer

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Frances MarionFrances Marion
18 November 1888, American
Screenwriter
Rosie ShusterRosie Shuster
19 June 1950, Canadian
Screenwriter

Irna PhillipsIrna Phillips
01 July 1901, American
Scriptwriter

Gerda LernerGerda Lerner
30 April 1920, American
Historian

Catherine TregennaCatherine Tregenna
Welsh
 
Leslie JonesLeslie Jones
07 September 1967, American
Comedian
Annalee Whitmore FadimanAnnalee Whitmore Fadiman
27 May 1916, American
Scriptwriter

B.M. BowerB.M. Bower
15 November 1871, American
Author