List of female directors


List of female directors

This is a list of notable female directors in motion picture and television arts.

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A

*Perry Miller Adato (USA)
*Anita W. Addison (USA)
*Yasmin Ahmad (Malaysia)
*Peggy Ahwesh (USA)
*Chantal Akerman (Belgium/France)
*Barbara Albert (Austria)
*Lexi Alexander (USA)
*Debbie Allen (USA)
*Allison Anders (USA)
*Jane Anderson (USA)
*Sara Pia Anderson (UK/USA)
*Maya Angelou (USA)
*Penny Arcade (USA)
*Francesca Archibugi (Italy)
*Jane Arden (film-director) (UK)
*Asia Argento (Italy)
*Gillian Armstrong (Australia)
*Gwen Arner (USA)
*Karen Arthur (USA)
*Natasha Arthy (Denmark)
*Dorothy Arzner (USA)
*Jacqueline Audry (France)
*Shona Auerbach (UK)

B

*Jamie Babbit (USA)
*Paule Baillargeon (Canada)
*Josiane Balasko (France)
*Anne Bancroft (USA)
*Rakhshan Bani-Etemad (Iran)
*Joy Batchelor (UK/USA)
*Kathy Bates (USA)
*Jordan Bayne (USA)
*Gabrielle Beaumont (UK/USA)
*María Luisa Bemberg (Argentina)
*Yamina Benguigui (Algeria/France)
*Juliet Berto (France)
*Susanne Bier (Denmark)
*Kathryn Bigelow (USA)
*Patricia Birch (USA)
*Antonia Bird (UK)
*Simone Bitton (Morocco)
*Alice Guy Blache (France/USA)
*Icíar Bollaín (Spain)
*Muriel Box (UK)
*Catherine Breillat France
*Zabou Breitman (France)
*Zana Briski (UK)
*Tricia Brock (USA)
*Katrina Holden Bronson (USA)
*Katherine Brooks (USA)

C

*Jane Campion (New Zealand)
*Kat Candler (USA)
*Niki Caro (New Zealand)
*Ana Carolina (Brazil)
*Camille de Casabianca (France)
*Zoe Cassavetes (USA)
*Liliana Cavani (Italy)
*Gurinder Chadha (UK)
*Ilene Chaiken (USA)
*Sylvia Chang (Taiwan)
*Tanuja Chandra (India)
*Joan Chen (China)
*Cher (USA)
*Mabel Cheung (China)
*Lisa Cholodenko (USA)
*Joyce Chopra (USA)
*Věra Chytilová (Czech Republic)
*Shirley Clarke (USA)
*Isabel Coixet (Spain)
*Giada Colagrande (Italy)
*Mary Collins (Jamaica)
*Cristina Comencini (Italy)
*Nicole Conn (USA)
*Martha Coolidge (USA)
*Eleanor Coppola (USA)
*Sofia Coppola (USA)
*Michèle Cournoyer (Canada)
*Emma-Kate Croghan (Australia)

D

*Joan Darling (USA)
*Julie Dash (USA)
*Donna Deitch (USA)
*Regine Deforges (France)
*Julie Delpy (USA)
*Claire Denis (France)
*Maya Deren (USA)
*Virginie Despentes (France)
*Assia Djebar (Algeria)
*Nana Djordjadze (Georgia)
*Shannen Doherty (USA)
*Doris Dörrie (Germany)
*Germaine Dulac (France)
*Cheryl Dunye (Liberia/USA)
*Marguerite Duras (France)

E

*Christine Edzard (France)
*Nora Ephron (USA)
*Valie Export (Austria)

F

*Valerie Faris (USA)
*Safi Faye (Senegal)
*Sally Field (USA)
*Martha Fiennes (UK)
*Sophie Fiennes (UK)
*Roberta Findlay (USA)
*Anne Fletcher (USA)
*Anne Fontaine (France)
*Sadaf Foroughi (Iran)
*Jodie Foster (USA)

G

*Nisha Ganatra (Canada)
*Nicole Garcia (French Algiers)
*Katja von Garnier (Germany)
*Karen Gaviola (USA)
*Lillian Gish (USA)
*Leslie Linka Glatter (USA)
*Lana Gogoberidze (Georgia)
*Dennie Gordon (USA)
*Marleen Gorris (Netherlands)
*Lee Grant (USA)
*Maggie Greenwald (USA)
*Sonali Gulati (India/USA)
*Alice Guy (France/USA)

H

*Lucile Hadzihalilovic (France)
*Randa Haines (USA)
*Barbara Hammer (USA)
*Lisa Gay Hamilton (USA)
*Sanaa Hamri (Morocco/USA)
*Catherine Hardwicke (USA)
*Mary Harron (Canada)
*Goldie Hawn (USA)
*Anne Heche (USA)
*Amy Heckerling (USA)
*Birgit Hein (Germany)
*Astrid Henning-Jensen (Denmark)
*Agnieszka Holland (Poland)
*Nicole Holofcener (USA)
*Solveig Hoogesteijn (Sweden/Venezuela)
*Anna Maria Horsford (USA)
*Ann Hui (Hong Kong)
*Danielle Huillet (France)
*Bonnie Hunt (USA)
*Helen Hunt (USA)
*Anjelica Huston (USA)

I

*Laura Innes (USA)
*Bodil Ipsen (Denmark)

J

*Sarah Jacobson (USA)
*Jeong Jae-eun (South Korea)
*Wanda Jakubowska (Poland)
*Agnès Jaoui (France)
*Christine Jeffs (New Zealand)
*Patty Jenkins (USA)
*Tamara Jenkins (USA)
*G.B. Jones (Canada)
*Hella Joof (Denmark)
*Suma Josson (India)
*Miranda July (USA)

K

*Betty Kaplan (Argentina)
*Deborah Kaplan (USA)
*Prema Karanth (India)
*Niki Karimi (Iran)
*Nicole Kassell (USA)
*Naomi Kawase (Japan)
*Diane Keaton (USA)
*Dorota Kedzierzawska (Poland)
*Elodie Keene (USA)
*Sarah Kernochan (USA)
*Joanna Kerns (USA)
*Farah Khan (India)
*Callie Khouri (USA)
*Beeban Kidron (UK)
*Ana Kokkinos (Australia)
*Barbara Kopple (USA)
*Cristina Kotz Cornejo (USA/Argentina)
*Diane Kurys (France)
*Karyn Kusama (USA)
*Julia Kwan (Canada)

L

*Nadine Labaki (Lebanon)
*Christine Lahti (USA)
*Kalpana Lajmi (India)
*Mary Lambert (USA)
*Micheline Lanctôt (Canada)
*Clara Law (China)
*Caroline Leaf (USA/Canada)
*Mimi Leder (USA)
*Kasi Lemmons (USA)
*Li Yu (China)
*Caroline Link (Germany)
*Marion Lipschutz (USA)
*Lynn Littman (USA)
*Sondra Locke (USA)
*Barbara Loden (USA)
*Julia Loktev (USA)
*Kim Longinotto (UK), documentarist
*Ida Lupino (USA)
*Jennifer Chambers Lynch (USA)
*Gillian Lynne (UK)

M

*Ma Liwen (China)
*Angelina Maccarone (Germany)
*Hettie MacDonald (UK)
*Alison Maclean (Canada)
*Maria Maggenti (USA)
*Sharon Maguire (UK)
*Hana Makhmalbaf (Iran)
*Samira Makhmalbaf (Iran)
*Sarah Maldoror (France)
*Nancy Malone (USA)
*Laura Mañá (Spain)
*Gail Mancuso (USA)
*Sophie Marceau (France)
*Frances Marion (USA)
*Eisha Marjara (Canada)
*Penny Marshall (USA)
*Tonie Marshall (France)
*Lucrecia Martel (Argentina)
*Darnell Martin (USA)
*Marsha Mason (USA)
*Elaine May (USA)
*Melanie Mayron (USA)
*Carolyn McMaster (Canada)
*Nancy Meckler (UK)
*Maria de Medeiros (Portugal)
*Deepa Mehta (Canada/India)
*Vijaya Mehta (India)
*Kay Mellor (UK)
*Agnès Merlet (France)
*Nancy Meyers (USA)
*Leah Meyerhoff (USA)
*Anne-Marie Miéville (Switzerland)
*Tamineh Milani (Iran)
*Rebecca Miller (USA)
*Sharron Miller (USA)
*Pilar Miró (Spain)
*Martha Mitchell (USA)
*Ariane Mnouchkine (France)
*Tracey Moffat (Australia)
*Karen Moncrieff (USA)
*Jeanne Moreau (France)
*Yolande Moreau (Belgium)
*Kira Muratova (Soviet Union)

N

*Mira Nair (India)
*Phyllis Nagy (USA)
*Laura Neri (Belgium)
*Ning Ying (China)
*Vijaya Nirmala (India)
*Elvira Notari (Italy)

O

*Alanis Obomsawin (Canada)
*Paula van der Oest (Netherlands)
*Alice O'Fredericks (Denmark)
*Jenni Olson (USA)
*Gulshat Omarova (Kazakhstan)
*Yoko Ono (USA/Japan)
*Ulrike Ottinger (Germany)

P

*Euzhan Palcy (Martinique)
*Sai Paranjpye (India)
*Claire Parker (USA/France)
*Pratibha Parmar (Kenya/UK)
*Christine Pascal (France)
*Barbara Peeters (USA)
*Kimberly Peirce (USA)
*Alexandra Pelosi (USA)
*Sarah Polley (Canada)
*Lea Pool (Switzerland)
*Leanne Pooley (New Zealand)
*Sally Potter (UK)
*Carrie Preston (USA)
*Gaylene Preston (New Zealand)

Q

*Joanna Quinn (UK)

R

*Yvonne Rainer (USA)
*Lynne Ramsay (UK)
*Lotte Reiniger (Germany/UK)
*Leni Riefenstahl (Germany)
*Angela Robinson (USA)
*Bethany Rooney (USA)
*Stephanie Rothman (USA)
*Brigitte Roüan (France)
*Patricia Rozema (Canada)

*Leontine Sagan (France)
*Helke Sander (Germany)
*Helma Sanders-Brahms (Germany)
*Arlene Sanford (USA)
*Lone Scherfig (Denmark)
*Cynthia Scott (Canada)
*Beverly Sebastion (USA)
*Susan Seidelman (USA)
*Aparna Sen (India)
*Coline Serreau (France)
*Helen Shaver (Canada/USA)
*Adrienne Shelly (USA)
*Millicent Shelton (USA)
*Larisa Shepitko (Soviet Union)
*Cindy Sherman (USA)
*Cate Shortland (Australia)
*Esfir Shub (Soviet Union)
*Mina Shum (Canada)
*Joan Micklin Silver (USA)
*Julia Solomonoff (Argentina)
*Susan Sontag (USA)
*Jill Sprecher (USA)
*Wendey Stanzler (USA)
*Stella Stevens (USA)
*Lynne Stopkewich (Canada)
*Barbra Streisand (USA)
*Susan Stroman (USA)
*Susanna Styron (USA)
*Sara Sugarman (UK)

T

*Rachel Talalay (USA)
*Kinuyo Tanaka (Japan)
*Nadia Tass (Macedonia)
*Julie Taymor (USA)
*Joan Tewkesbury (USA)
*Betty Thomas (USA)
*Caroline Thompson (USA)
*Fina Torres (Venezuela)
*Pimpaka Towira (Thailand)
*Monika Treut (Germany)
*Nadine Trintignant (France)
*Rose Troche (USA)
*Margarethe von Trotta (Germany)
*Ann Turner (USA)

U

*Liv Ullman (Norway)

V

*Agnès Varda (France ~ Born Belgium)
*Sandrine Veysset (France)
*Teresa Villaverde (Portugal)
*Jürgen Vsych (USA)

W

*Sarah Watt (Australia)
*Lois Weber (USA)
*Claudia Weill (USA)
*Lina Wertmuller (Italy)
*Anne Wheeler (Canada)
*Joyce Wieland (Canada)
*Doris Wishman (USA)

X

* Xiao Jiang (China)
* Xu Jinglei (China)

Y

*Tizuka Yamasaki (Brazil)
*Pamela Yates (USA)
*Jessica Yu (USA)
*Ruby Yang ("Citizen Hong Kong")

Z

*Mai Zetterling (Sweden)

ee also

*List of directors
*List of women writers
*Women's cinema

External links

* [http://www.sawnet.org/cinema/ SAWNET directors]


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