Famous Zimbabwean Women

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Doris Lessing
(Novelist)
Doris Lessing
15
Birthdate: October 22, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kermanshah, Iran
Died: November 17, 2013
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Danai Gurira
(Actress and Playwright)
Danai Gurira
41
Birthdate: February 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grinnell, Iowa, United States
Danai Gurira is best known as Michonne from The Walking Dead and as Okoye from the Marvel films Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. She earned a Tony nomination for writing the Broadway play Eclipsed. She has been a UN Goodwill Ambassador and promotes arts and women empowerment.
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Kirsty Coventry
(Zimbabwean Politician and Professional Swimmer)
Kirsty Coventry
5
Birthdate: September 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
Kirsty Coventry is a Zimbabwean politician and professional swimmer. She is the current Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation in Zimbabwe. A former Olympic swimmer, Kirsty Coventry is best known for winning a gold medal each at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics in Athens and Beijing respectively. Kirsty Coventry is one of the most decorated Olympians from Africa.  
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 4 
Chipo Chung
(Actress)
Chipo Chung
5
Birthdate: August 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
 5 
Sha Sha
(Singer)
Sha Sha
11
Birthdate: June 13, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mutare, Zimbabwe
 6 
Lucia Evans
(Singer)
Lucia Evans
0
Birthdate: 1982 AD
Birthplace: Zimbabwe
 7 
Cara Black
(Zimbabwean Former Professional Tennis Player)
Cara Black
6
Birthdate: February 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 8 
Blessing Chitapa
(Zimbabwean Singer)
Blessing Chitapa
2
Birthplace: Zimbabwe
 9 
Auxillia Mnangagwa
(Zimbabwean Political Figure)
Auxillia Mnangagwa
3
Birthdate: March 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mazowe, Zimbabwe

Auxillia Mnangagwa is a Zimbabwean politician best known for her service in the Ministry of Manpower and Development. She achieved popularity when she became the Second Lady of Zimbabwe in 2014. Auxillia Mnangagwa is currently serving as the First Lady of her country. 

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Tsitsi Dangarembga
(Novelist)
Tsitsi Dangarembga
5
Birthdate: February 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mutoko, Zimbabwe
 11 
Chelsy Davy
(Zimbabwean Instagram Star)
Chelsy Davy
3
Birthdate: October 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Zimbabwe
 12 
Colleen Madamombe
(Sculptor)
Colleen Madamombe
0
Birthdate: 1964 AD
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
Died: May 31, 2009
 13 
Sibongile Mlambo
(Actress)
Sibongile Mlambo
9
Birthdate: June 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zimbabwe
 14 
Sally Hayfron
(Former First Lady of Zimbabwe)
Sally Hayfron
5
Birthdate: June 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ghana
Died: January 27, 1992

Sally Hayfron was the First Lady of Zimbabwe from 31 December 1987 to 27 January 1992. Commonly referred to as Amai (Mother) in Zimbabwe, Mugabe was the wife of Robert Mugabe, a revolutionary and one of the most influential politicians in the history of Zimbabwe. A trained teacher, Sally Hayfron established herself as a campaigner and political activist.

 15 
Hazel Crane
(Socialite)
Hazel Crane
1
Birthdate: 1951 AD
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: November 10, 2003

A well-known South African socialite and businesswoman, Hazel Crane once smuggled diamonds and worked at a strip club. She had also been a nurse. She was gunned down while traveling in her car to testify against Israeli mafia boss Lior Saat. Her interesting life later became public through her post-humous memoir.

 16 
Stella Chiweshe
(Musician)
Stella Chiweshe
1
Birthdate: July 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mujumi Village, Mhondoro, Zimbabwe
 17 
Chiwoniso Maraire
(Singer-songwriter)
Chiwoniso Maraire
2
Birthdate: March 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Olympia, Washington, United States
Died: July 24, 2013
 18 
Carole Gray
(Actress)
Carole Gray
2
Birthdate: 1938 AD
Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
 19 
Chiedza Mhende
(Actress)
Chiedza Mhende
2
Birthdate: October 19, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 20 
Tererai Trent
(Educator)
Tererai Trent
2
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe
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Joice Mujuru
(First Vice-President of Zimbabwe)
Joice Mujuru
4
Birthdate: April 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mount Darwin, Zimbabwe

Joice Mujuru is a Zimbabwean politician and revolutionary. She is best known for her service as the Vice-President of Zimbabwe from 6 December 2004 to 8 December 2014. She is credited with founding the National People's Party and is currently serving as the president of the party.

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Alexandra Fuller
(Author)
Alexandra Fuller
2
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Glossop, Derbyshire, England
 23 
Yvonne Vera
(Author)
Yvonne Vera
5
Birthdate: September 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Died: April 7, 2005
 24 
Paula Newby-Fraser
(Triathlete)
Paula Newby-Fraser
2
Birthdate: June 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
 25 
Petina Gappah
(Lawyer)
Petina Gappah
1
Birthdate: 1971 AD
Birthplace: Copperbelt Province, Zambia
 26 
Janet Manyowa
(Singer)
Janet Manyowa
0
Birthdate: March 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chegutu, Zimbabwe
 27 
Shana Dowdeswell
(Actress)
Shana Dowdeswell
0
Birthdate: April 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
Died: December 12, 2012
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 28 
Shungudzo
(Songwriter)
Shungudzo
2
Birthdate: May 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Laie, Hawaii, United States
 29 
Elizabeth Nyamayaro
(Zimbabwean Political Scientist and Former Senior Advisor)
Elizabeth Nyamayaro
1
Birthdate: August 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zimbabwe
 30 
NoViolet Bulawayo
(Author)
NoViolet Bulawayo
4
Birthdate: December 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe
 31 
Thokozani Khuphe
(Former Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe)
Thokozani Khuphe
3
Birthdate: November 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Makokoba, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Thokozani Khuphe is a Zimbabwean politician and trade unionist. She is best known for her service as the Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 11 February 2009 to 13 August 2013. Over the years, Thokozani Khuphe has been an important leader of a centre-left political party called the Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai.

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Susan Tsvangirai
(Zimbabwean Political Figure)
Susan Tsvangirai
1
Birthdate: April 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buhera, Zimbabwe
Died: March 6, 2009

Susan Tsvangirai was a Zimbabwean political figure best remembered as the wife of the former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai. She was often viewed as a mother figure who provided moral strength to the country during difficult times.

 33 
Joana Mamombe
(Zimbabwean Politician and Student Activist Who Later Joined the 'Citizens Coalition for Change')
Joana Mamombe
0
Birthdate: June 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean politician Joana Mamombe started her career as a student leader. In spite of being equipped with degrees in biotechnology and molecular biology, she joined politics soon after completing her studies. A Citizens Coalition for Change member, she has been arrested multiple times and even abducted and sexually assaulted once.

 34 
Anne McClintock
(Writer)
Anne McClintock
1
Birthdate: August 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
 35 
Beatrice Mtetwa
(Lawyer)
Beatrice Mtetwa
0
Birthdate: 1957 AD
Birthplace: Eswatini, South Africa
 36 
Trudy Stevenson
(American-Born Zimbabwean Politician)
Trudy Stevenson
1
Birthdate: September 16, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: August 24, 2018

American-born Zimbabwean politician Trudy Stevenson hadn’t just been the Ambassador to Senegal and The Gambia but had also represented Harare North as a Member of Parliament. She also scripted history as Zimbabwe’s only white female MP in her time and spearheaded the Movement for Democratic Change.

 37 
Monica Mutsvangwa
(Zimbabwean Political Leader)
Monica Mutsvangwa
0
Birthplace: Zimbabwe

Monica Mutsvangwa is a Zimbabwean politician and the current Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services. An important political leader, Monica Mutsvangwa has held cabinet positions in both Robert Mugabe government as well as the Emmerson Mnangagwa government.

 38 
Tamy Moyo
(Actress)
Tamy Moyo
1
Birthdate: January 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
 39 
Heidi Holland
(Journalist)
Heidi Holland
0
Birthdate: October 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: August 11, 2012
 40 
Kubi Indi
(Zimbabwean Development Activist and Businesswoman)
Kubi Indi
0
Birthplace: Zimbabwe
 41 
Judith Todd
(Former Zimbabwean Political Activist)
Judith Todd
0
Birthdate: March 18, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zimbabwe

Judith Todd is a Zimbabwean former political activist who was part of the Black Nationalist movement as well as the National Democratic Party. Judith Todd is credited with co-founding a humanitarian organization called Zimbabwe Project Trust, which was founded in 1978 to help Zimbabwean refugees.

 42 
Cecilia Chimbiri
(Zimbabwean Political Figure, Human Rights Defender, and Pro-Democracy Activist)
Cecilia Chimbiri
0
Birthplace: Zimbabwe

Cecilia Chimbiri is a Zimbabwean political figure, human rights defender, and pro-democracy activist. She made headlines in 2020 when she was abducted along with two other women, following their protest against the government's failure during the COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe. Cecilia Chimbiri and the other women were released two days later after being subjected to torture and rape.

 43 
Ann Grant
(Field hockey player)
Ann Grant
0
Birthdate: May 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 44 
Patricia McKillop
(Field hockey player)
Patricia McKillop
0
Birthdate: July 15, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia, Zimbabwe
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Shingisai Suluma
(Singer)
Shingisai Suluma
0
Birthdate: February 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gweru, Zimbabwe
 46 
Prisca Mupfumira
(Zimbabwean Politician)
Prisca Mupfumira
0
Birthplace: Zimbabwe

Prisca Mupfumira was a Zimbabwean politician who served as the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry from 2017 to 2019. She also served as the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare from 2014 to 2017. In July 2019, Prisca Mupfumira was arrested for corruption, becoming the first ZANU–PF minister to be arrested under the presidency of Emmerson Mnangagwa.

 47 
Natalie Payida Jabangwe
(Engineer)
Natalie Payida Jabangwe
0
Birthdate: June 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: England
 48 
Selmor Mtukudzi
(Musician)
Selmor Mtukudzi
1
Birthdate: August 22, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
 49 
Catherine Buckle
(Writer)
Catherine Buckle
0
Birthdate: 1957 AD
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
 50 
Sithembiso Nyoni
(Zimbabwean Politician)
Sithembiso Nyoni
0
Birthdate: September 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zimbabwe

Sithembiso Nyoni is a Zimbabwean politician and the current Minister of Women and Youth Affairs. She previously served as the Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises Development. From 2003 to 2014, Sithembiso Nyoni was on the US sanctions list.