Women Vocalists

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Dolores O'Riordan
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Birthdate: September 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ballybricken, County Limerick, Ireland
Died: January 15, 2018

Dolores O'Riordan went from being a church singer to becoming the lead vocalist of the Irish alternative rock band The Cranberries and a rock icon of the 1990s. She stunned her fans with her death as a result of accidental drowning due to intoxication at age 46.

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Bindi Irwin
(Television Personality)

Bindi Irwin
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Birthdate: July 24, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buderim, Australia

Daughter of legendary Australian wildlife expert The Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, Bindi Irwin has followed in her father’s footsteps and is now a renowned conservationist and TV personality. Her stint on Bindi the Jungle Girl made her the youngest Daytime Emmy winner. She is also associated with the Australia Zoo.

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Elizabeth Gillies
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Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Haworth, New Jersey, United States

Elizabeth Gillies is a popular American actress and singer who started her acting career at the age of 15 when she was cast to play the character of Lucy in the Broadway musical 13. She then went on to establish herself as an actress in the American film and TV industry, thanks to her hard work and skills.

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Shelley Duvall
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Birthdate: July 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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Susanna Hoffs
(Singer-songwriter best known as a co-founder of the Bangles)

Susanna Hoffs
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Birthdate: January 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

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Eleanor Tomlinson
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Birthdate: May 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: England, UK

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Maria von Trapp
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Birthdate: January 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
Died: March 28, 1987

Maria von Trapp was the matriarch of the Austrian singing family, Trapp Family Singers. As a young woman, she married widowed naval commander Georg von Trapp. He already had seven children from his first wife, and the couple had three more. The family began singing together at events and became a popular touring act called the Trapp Family Singers. 

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Bonnie Tyler
(Singer)

Bonnie Tyler
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Birthdate: June 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Skewen, Neath, Wales

Known for her signature raspy voice and blonde locks, Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler soared to fame with her Billboard-charting track It's a Heartache. The 3-time Grammy-nominated singer has previously also sung for the UK at Eurovision. She is also a philanthropist and invests in property, too.

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Normani Hamilton
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Birthdate: May 31, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Normani Hamilton is an American dancer and singer. Hamilton, who was part of the popular girl group Fifth Harmony, has won several awards, such as BMI Awards and iHeartRadio Music Awards. Also a philanthropist, Hamilton has been involved with charities like the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Since 2017, she has been serving as a global ambassador for the American Cancer Society.

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Petula Clark
(Singer)

Petula Clark
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Birthdate: November 15, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ewell, Surrey, England

Petula Clark is an English singer, composer, and actress. She achieved immense popularity in the USA, for which she is often referred to as the First Lady of the British Invasion. Over the years, Petula Clark has sold over 68 million records worldwide. Some of her best known songs include Downtown, I Couldn't Live Without Your Love, and My Love.

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Nichelle Nichols
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Birthdate: December 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Robbins, Illinois, United States

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Andra Day
(Singer-songwriter)

Andra Day
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Birthdate: December 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington (state) Washington, U.S.

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Lita Ford
(Lead Guitarist Of The Rock Band 'The Runaways')

Lita Ford
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Birthdate: September 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

Lita Ford is an English-born American vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. She is best known as the lead guitarist for The Runaways, a now-defunct rock band. Also a humanitarian, Ford took part in a cooking television game show titled Chopped in an attempt to raise $10,000 for her charity. In the 2010 film The Runaways, Ford was played by Scout Taylor-Compton.

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Kali Uchis
(Singer)

Kali Uchis
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Birthdate: July 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States

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Brenda Lee
(Singer)

Brenda Lee
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Birthdate: December 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Brenda Lee is a singer best-known for performing country music and pop. One of the earliest pop singers to enjoy a contemporary international following, Lee was among the most-charted singers during the 1960s. A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Lee is the only female performer to be inducted into both the Country Music and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.

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Mabel
(Singer-songwriter)

Mabel
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Birthdate: February 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain

Born to a music producer father, Cameron McVey, and a singer mother, Neneh Cherry, Mabel McVey was destined to make a career in music. The English singer-songwriter debuted on SoundCloud with her track Know Me Better. It is believed she had initially used music as a therapy for her anxiety.

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Rita Coolidge
(Musician)

Rita Coolidge
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Birthdate: May 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lafayette, Tennessee, United States

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Lisa Whelchel
(Actress)

Lisa Whelchel
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Birthdate: May 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Littlefield, Texas, United States

Best remembered as rich and spoiled Blair Warner on NBC sitcom, The Facts of Life, actress Lisa Whelchel is also a well-known singer and songwriter. She reached No. 17 on the Billboard Contemporary Christian music charts with her Christian pop album, All Because of You. Founder of Momtime Ministers and author of ten books, she is also known for her motivational speeches.

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Jessica Lowndes
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Birthdate: November 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

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Betty Buckley
(Actress)

Betty Buckley
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Birthdate: July 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Big Spring, Texas Big Spring, Texas, United States

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Amelia Warner
(Actress)

Amelia Warner
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Birthdate: June 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK

Amelia Warner is a British musician and composer. She is best known for her work as a composer in a movie titled Mary Shelley for which she was honored with the Breakthrough Composer of the Year award at the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Awards in 2018. A former actress, Warner has also appeared in films like Æon Flux.

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LeToya Luckett
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Birthdate: March 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

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Alison Sudol
(Actress)

Alison Sudol
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Birthdate: December 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

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Brittany Howard
(Musician)

Brittany Howard
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Birthdate: October 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Athens, Alabama Athens, Alabama, United States

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Leslie Uggams
(Actress)

Leslie Uggams
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Birthdate: May 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States

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Lzzy Hale
(Singer-songwriter)

Lzzy Hale
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Birthdate: October 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA

Lzzy Hale is a singer, musician, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the hard rock band Halestorm. She is also the co-founder of the band. She began writing and performing music as a teenager and began her career collaborating with her brother, Arejay. She has also collaborated with many other artists.    

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Christine and the Queens
(Singer-songwriter)

Christine and the Queens
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Birthdate: June 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France

Hélöise Letissier, also known as Christine and the Queens and Chris, often challenges gender stereotypes through her music. The queer electropop and indie artist was inspired by drag queens in London, after she quit theater school following a break-up. Known for her chart-busting debut album, Chaleur humaine, she identifies as pansexual.

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Ethel Rosenberg
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Birthdate: September 28, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: June 19, 1953

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Floor Jansen
(Singer)

Floor Jansen
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Birthdate: February 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Goirle, Netherlands

Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer best known for her association with the Finnish band Nightwish. She is also widely known for her role in the popular TV program Beste Zangers. In 2018, she was honored with the Buma Rocks! Export prize. In 2020, Floor Jansen won the Popprijs at the Noorderslag festival.

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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Birthdate: March 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cotton Plant, Arkansas, USA
Died: October 9, 1973

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was an American recording artist, guitarist, and singer-songwriter. Characterized by a mixture of electric guitar and spiritual lyrics, Tharpe's music played an influential role in the development of rock and roll. Her music influenced several rock-and-roll musicians like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Chuck Berry. She is often referred to as the Godmother of rock and roll.

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Persia White
(Actress)

Persia White
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Birthdate: October 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA

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Kim Deal
(Singer)

Kim Deal
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Birthdate: June 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA

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Kim Chiu
(Actress)

Kim Chiu
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Birthdate: April 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines

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Niki
(Singer)

Niki
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Birthdate: January 24, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

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Rita Wilson
(Actress)

Rita Wilson
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Birthdate: October 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

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Aja Volkman
(Singer)

Aja Volkman
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Birthdate: March 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, USA

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Christina Vidal
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Birthdate: November 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Whitestone, New York, United States

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Aileen Quinn
(Actress)

Aileen Quinn
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Birthdate: June 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA

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Paz Lenchantin
(Bass Guitarist, Vocalist and Violinist of the Alternative Rock Band 'Pixies')

Paz Lenchantin
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Birthdate: December 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mar del Plata, Argentina
Argentine-born American musician and Pixies member Paz Lenchantin was born to a classical pianist father and had started training in the violin and other instruments as a child. The camera-shy artist is known for her eccentricities, such as buying a truck and driving it around Louisville. 

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Cassadee Pope
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Birthdate: August 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

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Lacey Sturm
(Musician)

Lacey Sturm
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Birthdate: September 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Homestead, Florida, United States

Former lead singer of the hard-rock band Flyleaf, Lacey Sturm is known for her trademark screams and her tracks such as I'm So Sick and All Around Me. Her album Life Screams made her the first solo female performer to top the hard-rock album charts. She has also penned a memoir.

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Brody Armstrong
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Birthdate: January 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Brody Armstrong is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician. She had a tumultuous childhood marred by abuse and violence. She sought solace in music and began her career as a teenager. As a young woman, she was part of many bands with which she released numerous hit albums and singles. She also has a successful career as a soloist. 

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Alissa White-Gluz
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Birthdate: July 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The frontwoman of the Swedish death metal band Arch Enemy, Alissa White-Gluz is also known as the co-founder of the metalcore band the Agonist. She was once known for performing in over 250 shows a year across the globe. A true-blue vegan, she has won the Libby Award from PETA.

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Angela Marie DiFranco
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Birthdate: September 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States

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Niykee Heaton
(Singer-songwriter)

Niykee Heaton
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Birthdate: December 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Geneva, Illinois, United States

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Ella Eyre
(Singer-songwriter)

Ella Eyre
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Birthdate: April 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England

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Grace Chatto
(Cellist)

Grace Chatto
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Birthdate: December 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England

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Cam
(Singer)

Cam
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Birthdate: November 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California, United States

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Faye Tozer
(Singer)

Faye Tozer
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Birthdate: November 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Northampton, England, UK

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Tal Wilkenfeld
(Musician)

Tal Wilkenfeld
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Birthdate: December 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Tal Wilkenfeld is an Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She developed an early interest in music and graduated from Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music. She is the bandleader of her own bands and has also performed in collaboration with artists including Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock, Prince, and Mick Jagger. She is a regular practitioner of meditation.