The 25 Most Beautiful Women Behind The Cameraby felixfirefilms | created - 23 Oct 2013 | updated - 23 Oct 2013 | Public
A list of the film industry's most beautiful women who choose to stay behind the lens.
1. Kathryn Bigelow
Director | The Hurt Locker
A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be ...
2. Sofia Coppola
Actress | The Godfather Part III
Sofia Coppola was born on May 14, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Sofia Carmina Coppola. She is a director, known for Somewhere (2010), Lost in Translation (2003), and Marie Antoinette (2006). She has been married to Thomas Mars since August 27, 2011. They have two daughters, Romy and ...
3. Diablo Cody
Writer | Young Adult
Diablo Cody is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Minnesota to live with her Internet boyfriend, Jonny who later became her husband. While there, she decided on a whim to take up stripping as a hobby of sorts.
She was working at an ad agency and got a promotion. The job wore her ragged ...
4. Katie Dippold
Writer | The Heat
Katie Dippold was born on January 10, 1980 in Freehold Township, New Jersey, USA. She is a writer and producer, known for The Heat (2013), Parks and Recreation (2009) and Ghostbusters (2016).
5. Julie Taymor
Director | Frida
Julie Taymor is an Academy Award-nominated director, known for such films as Frida (2002) and Across the Universe (2007).
She was born on December 15, 1952, in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Her father, Melvin Lester Taymor, was a gynecologist. Her mother, Elizabeth Bernstein, was a ...
6. Melissa Rosenberg
Producer | Jessica Jones
Melissa Rosenberg was born on August 28, 1962 in Marin County, California, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Jessica Jones (2015), Dexter (2006) and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010). She has been married to Lev L. Spiro since 1995.
7. Mylo Carbia
Writer | The Ghost Huntress
Mylo Carbia is an American screenwriter and novelist known for her work in the horror-thriller genre and trademark of surprise twist endings. Born and raised in Jackson, New Jersey, Carbia spent her childhood years writing to escape the horrors of growing up in a haunted house. As the daughter of ...
8. Nora Ephron
Writer | Julie & Julia
Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood (1983), ...
9. Nancy Meyers
Writer | It's Complicated
Nancy Jane Meyers is an American filmmaker. She has written, produced, and directed many critically and commercially successful films including Private Benjamin (1980), Irreconcilable Differences (1984), Baby Boom (1987), Father of the Bride (1991), Father of the Bride Part II (1995), The Parent ...
10. Gale Anne Hurd
Producer | The Terminator
Gale Anne Hurd was born on October 25, 1955 in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from Stanford University, she joined New World Pictures as executive assistant to Roger Corman, the company president. She worked her way up through various administrative positions and eventually became ...
11. Shauna Robertson
Producer | Pineapple Express
Shauna Robertson was raised outside of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She spent many of her summers growing up at Camp Tamakwa in Algonquin Park, Ontario. Camp Tamakwa was the camp featured in the film Indian Summer (1993) and was attended by many famous people including Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase, Sam ...
12. Lorene Scafaria
Producer | Hustlers
Lorene Scafaria was born on May 1, 1978 in Holmdel, New Jersey, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Hustlers (2019), Coherence (2013) and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012).
13. Andrea Arnold
Director | American Honey
Andrea Arnold was born on April 5, 1961 in Dartford, Kent, England, UK. She is an actress and director, known for American Honey (2016), Fish Tank (2009) and Red Road (2006).
14. Susannah Grant
Writer | Erin Brockovich
Susannah Grant was born on January 4, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA. She is a writer and producer, known for Erin Brockovich (2000), Unbelievable (2019) and The 5th Wave (2016). She has been married to Christopher Henrikson since 1995. They have two children.
15. Catherine Hardwicke
Director | Twilight
Catherine Hardwicke was born on October 21, 1955 in Cameron, Texas, USA. Catherine is a director and production designer, known for Twilight (2008), Thirteen (2003) and Lords of Dogtown (2005).
16. Dana Fox
Writer | Cruella
Dana Fox was born on September 18, 1976 in Brighton, New York, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Cruella (2021), How to Be Single (2016) and The Lost City (2022).
17. Callie Khouri
Producer | Thelma & Louise
Raised in Texas and Kentucky by her doctor father and mother. Went to Purdue University to study landscape architecture but switched to drama. Moved to Nashville after college to be with her family before heading to Los Angeles in 1982 to study at the Strasburg Institute. Worked for a commercials ...
18. Elizabeth Meriwether
Producer | New Girl
Elizabeth Meriwether is known for New Girl (2011), No Strings Attached (2011) and The Dropout (2022). She has been married to Alex Cuthbertson since June 11, 2016. They have two children.
19. Lynne Ramsay
Director | We Need to Talk About Kevin
Lynne Ramsay was born on December 5, 1969 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK. She is a director and writer, known for We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), You Were Never Really Here (2017) and Ratcatcher (1999). She was previously married to Rory Stewart Kinnear.
20. Susanne Bier
Director | Hævnen
Though Academy Award®, Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award winning writer and director Susanne Bier's work often plays out against a wide-reaching global backdrop, its focus is intimate, carefully exploring the explosive emotions and complexities of familial bonds. This unique combination is part of ...
21. Amy Heckerling
Writer | Clueless
Amy Heckerling studied Film and TV at New York University and got a Masters Degree in Film from The American Film Institute. Despite this education she couldn't get a break in Hollywood. However, in 1982, she made Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), and people started to take notice. In 1985, ...
22. Megan Ellison
Producer | Her
Megan Ellison was born on January 31, 1986 in Santa Clara County, California, USA. She is a producer, known for Her (2013), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and If Beale Street Could Talk (2018).
23. Barbara Broccoli
Producer | Skyfall
She is one of the entertainment industry's most successful female producers. Barbara Broccoli was born to legendary filmmaker Albert R. Broccoli, affectionately known as Cubby, and Dana Broccoli on June 18, 1960. Not long after, Cubby Broccoli and his new partner, Harry Saltzman, secured studio ...
24. Cathy Schulman
Producer | Crash
Veteran executive and Academy Award® winning producer Cathy Schulman began her career in film in 1987 and is currently the President and CEO of Welle Entertainment, a film and television production company committed to producing content that appeals to diverse audiences, with an emphasis on women ...
25. Mary Harron
Director | American Psycho
Mary Harron (born January 12, 1953) is a Canadian filmmaker and screenwriter. She gained recognition for her role in writing and directing several independent films, including I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), American Psycho (2000), and The Notorious Bettie Page (2005). She co-wrote American Psycho and ...
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