The Greatest Women Singers Ever!by DeuxVies | created - 27 Feb 2013 | updated - 29 Jul 2014 | Public
Includes singers from across the globe over many genres!
NOT YET FINISHED!!! NOT IN ANY PARTICULAR ORDER. THEY ARE LISTED AS I THINK OF THEM.
1. Mariah Carey
Actress | Precious
Mariah was born in Huntington, New York. She is the daughter of Patricia Carey (born: Patricia Hickey), an opera singer and vocal coach, and Alfred Roy Carey, an engineer. Her mother is of Irish descent, and her father was of African & Venezuelan descent. Mariah attended Greenlawn's Harborfields ...
2. Céline Dion
Soundtrack | Titanic
Hailing from the small town of Charlemagne, Québec, Céline Dion has become one of the all-time greatest singers. Céline was born in 1968, the youngest of 14 children. Early in childhood, she sang with her siblings in a small club owned by her parents. From these early experiences, Céline gained the...
Soundtrack | The Voice
Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York, to Shelly Loraine (Fidler) and Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera, a U.S. army sergeant. Her father is Ecuadorian and her mother, who is American-born, has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. Her parents divorced ...
Actress | Neighbours
Delta Goodrem was born on the 9th of November, 1984 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Her parents are Lea and Denis Goodrem. She has a younger brother, Trent. Delta began singing and writing at a young age and made some guest appearances in various TV commercials and the Australian TV shows ...
6. Joss Stone
Actress | Eragon
Joscelyn Eve Stoker was born on April 11, 1987, in the pastoral county of Kent, England, to Wendy (Skillin) and Richard Stoker. She spent her teen years in the rural county of Devon, where she bought her first album, Aretha Franklin's Greatest Hits, which inspired her to become a singer. At the age...
Actress | Johnny English
Natalie Jane Imbruglia was born on Tuesday, February 4, 1975, in Sydney, Australia, to Maxene (Anderson) and Elliot Imbruglia. Her father is Sicilain (from Lipari) and her mother has English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish ancestry. She grew up in a small beach town on the New South Wales coast called ...
Soundtrack | The Bodyguard
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of gospel star Cissy Houston, cousin of singing star Dionne Warwick and goddaughter of soul legend Aretha Franklin.
She began singing in the choir at her church, The New Hope Baptist ...
Soundtrack | Romeo Must Die
Talented. Beautiful. Modest. These three words described R&B singer-turned-actress Aaliyah perfectly.
Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Diane (Hankerson) and Michael Haughton. Her uncle was music manager Barry Hankerson and her brother is director Rashad Haughton. Aaliyah was ...
Soundtrack | Don Juan DeMarco
Selena was born in Lake Jackson, Texas, a city 50 miles southeast of Houston, to Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Marcella Quintanilla. Abraham opened a Mexican restaurant, Papagayo, in Lake Jackson. Selena was 9-years-old when her father discovered her talent for singing. He formed a band consisting of...
12. Amy Winehouse
Soundtrack | Amy
Amy Winehouse was a five-time Grammy Award-winning English singer-songwriter known for such hits as 'Rehab' and 'You Know I'm No Good' among her other works.
She was born Amy Jade Winehouse, on September 14, 1983, in Enfield, London, England to a Jewish family with Russian ancestry on her mother's ...
14. Jenni Rivera
Actress | Filly Brown
Jenny Dolores Rivera Saavedra (July 2, 1969 - December 9, 2012), better known as Jenni Rivera, was a Mexican-American singer known for her work within the banda and norteña music genres. She began recording in 1992, and her recordings often have themes of social issues, infidelity, and ...
15. Natalia Oreiro
Actress | Sos mi vida
Natalia Marisa Oreiro Iglesias is an Uruguayan actress. She was born on May 19, 1977 in Montevideo and began studying theatre at the age of 8. Today her life passes between stage, cameras, premieres, recording studios, presentations and she is already a phenomenon. When was 12 years old, she ...
Actress | Rosalinda
Thalía was born on August 26, 1971 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda. She is an actress, known for Rosalinda (1999), Quinceañera (1987) and Humble Maria (1995). She has been married to Tommy Mottola since December 2, 2000. They have two children.
17. Gloria Estefan
Soundtrack | Music of the Heart
Gloria Estefan was born on September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba as Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García. She is known for her work on Music of the Heart (1999), The Specialist (1994) and Poseidon (2006). She has been married to Emilio Estefan Jr. since September 2, 1978. They have two children.
19. Joy Enriquez
Soundtrack | Chasing Papi
Joy Enriquez began establishing a name for herself as a promising star in her hometown of Whittier, California at the age of 5 when she sang a solo at her kindergarten graduation, it was known then, that she was destined to take center stage. At 15, her dream began, when the talented Latina singer ...
Actress | School Dance
Kristinia DeBarge knew she wanted to be a singer at the age of three. She grew up listening to strong female vocalists like Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, and Alicia Keys. She credits DeBarge, Mariah Carey, Prince and Aaliyah as her musical inspiration. As a young girl, DeBarge had big dreams of...
21. Jana Mashonee
Actress | Raptor Ranch
Jana Mashonee is an actress, musician, novelist, and philanthropist with a multitude of industry accolades. Exploring her unique, Native American heritage Jana earned a second GRAMMY nomination for her album, "American Indian Story," earned critical reviews of her book, "American Indian Story - The...
23. Nia Peeples
Actress | Pretty Little Liars
Nia Peeples was born in Hollywood, California, on December 10, 1961. Her family moved to West Covina, California, where she and her two sisters, Paula and Cynthia, grew up. At eight years old she began performing with her family, giving concerts for community groups and conventions and doing dances...
24. Nona Gaye
Actress | Ali
It was inevitable that Nona Gaye would become a singer - she is the granddaughter of Cuban jazz great Slim Gaillard, the niece of R&B singer/songwriter Frankie Gaye and the daughter of soul legend Marvin Gaye. Signed to Third/Stone Atlantic at 14, Nona released "Love for the Future" in 1992, which ...
27. Cat Power
Soundtrack | My Blueberry Nights
Charlyn "Chan" Marie Marshall is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and occasional actress. She adopted the name Cat Power for her first band in 1992, and has since used the name as a moniker for all of her musical endeavors. Raised in the South primarily by her grandmother, Marshall showed ...
Soundtrack | Armageddon
Chantal Kreviazuk is a Canadian-born singer and songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba who began playing piano from ear at the age of three.
It wasn't though until 1994, while finding herself in Italy, Chantal was in a motorcycle accident and began thinking it was time to take her musical talents ...
30. Kate Voegele
Actress | One Tree Hill
Kate began her acting career as a recurring guest star in the CW series: One Tree Hill (2003). as Mia Catalano (35 episodes). Voegele is acting in film, television and stage in Los Angeles and New York.
Kate began her career as a professional musician when she signed a record deal with Myspace ...
31. Linda Eder
Soundtrack | Mrs. Munck
Linda Eder was born in Tucson, Arizona on February 3, 1961 to Georg (from Austria) and Leila (from Norway). She grew up in Brainerd, Minnesota. When she was 16, she started her professional singing career, singing at Holiday Inns with a high school friend. She was later a contestant on Star Search ...
32. Sarah Brightman
Soundtrack | Repo! The Genetic Opera
Sarah Brightman's soprano voice has sold millions of records and been heard in arenas, cathedrals, and Olympic stadiums around the world. Brightman is the winner of more than 180 gold and platinum awards in 40 countries, and is a concert artist who has performed before millions of fans on every ...
34. Norah Jones
Soundtrack | Ted
Norah Jones (born Geetali Norah Jones Shankar; March 30, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress. She is a daughter of sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar and Sue Jones. She is Anoushka Shankar's half-sister.
In 2002, she launched her solo music career with the release of the ...
35. Tamela D'Amico
Actress | Best Friends Whenever
Tamela D'Amico is an American jazz singer, actress, and filmmaker who started her own production company, La Strega Entertainment, to create vehicles for the many facets of her career.
Tamela recorded her debut album Got A Little Story, executive-produced by actor-producer Peter Krause (Parenthood, ...
38. Chely Wright
Actress | Max Keeble's Big Move
Chely Wright was born on October 25, 1970 in Wellsville, Kansas, USA as Richell Rene Wright. She is known for her work on Max Keeble's Big Move (2001), Brothers & Sisters (2006) and Sister, Oh, Sister (2012). She has been married to Lauren Blitzer since August 20, 2011. They have two children.
40. Belinda Carlisle
Pop icon Belinda Carlisle experienced full-blown American success twice in the 1980s, first with the all-female rock band The Go-Go's and then, on an international level (which she always wanted), as a solo artist. The Go-Go's first album, 1981's "Beauty And The Beat", spent six weeks at number 1 ...
41. Jennifer Peña
Actress | All You've Got
Beautiful singer, Jennifer Pena was born on September 17, 1983 in San Antonio, Texas to proud parents, Jaime & Mary Pena. She is of Mexican-American descent. When she was a baby, her family moved to Corpus Christi. She has two sisters, Janet & Jackie. Her sister Jackie was a Miss Texas Teen in 1994.
43. Lea Salonga
Actress | Mulan
Lea Salonga began her singing career at the age of ten, when she recorded her first album, Small Voice. She also hosted her own musical TV show, "Love, Lea". She starred in "Miss Saigon" and was then offered the role of the singing voice of Jasmine in the Disney film Aladdin (1992). She has ...
44. Jaci Velasquez
Actress | The Encounter
Jaci Velasquez was born on October 15, 1979 in Houston, Texas, USA as Jacquelyn Davette Velasquez. She is an actress, known for The Encounter (2010), I'm Not Ashamed (2016) and Left Behind III: World at War (2005). She has been married to Nic Gonzalez since December 17, 2006. They have two children...
46. Emmy Rossum
Actress | The Phantom of the Opera
It would seem that 2004, the year of her 18th birthday, will be remembered as pivotal for Emmy Rossum due to her appearance in two very different films, The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and The Phantom of the Opera (2004). Emmy's performance in the latter film gained her a Golden Globe nomination.
47. Olivia d'Abo
Actress | Conan the Destroyer
Olivia d'Abo was born on January 22, 1969 in Paddington, London, England as Olivia Jane d'Abo. She is an actress, known for Conan the Destroyer (1984), Justice League: Doom (2012) and Point of No Return (1993). She was previously married to Patrick Leonard.
49. Lady Gaga
Actress | Machete Kills
Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is an American songwriter, singer, actress, philanthropist, dancer and fashion designer.
Gaga was born on March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York City, to Cynthia Louise (Bissett) and Joseph Anthony Germanotta, Jr., an internet entrepreneur. Her ...
53. Debbie Gibson
Soundtrack | Summer of Dreams
Deborah Gibson is a creative force in the entertainment industry who does it all! She has single handedly transcended music and entertainment trends and fads. Deborah stands poised at the top, embarking on the second phase of her hugely successful pop career.
Deborah Gibson exploded on the pop music...
54. Rita Ora
Actress | Fifty Shades of Grey
Rita Ora is a British singer-songwriter. She was born in 1990 in Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia, now Kosovo, to Vera (Bajraktari) and Besnik Sahatçiu. She is a granddaughter of director Besim Sahatçiu. At age one, her family decided to move to the United Kingdom. She grew up in West London and attended ...
62. Amy Grant
Soundtrack | Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Amy Grant was born on November 25, 1960, in Augusta, Georgia, U.S.A., the youngest of four daughters to Dr. Burton Paine Grant and his wife Gloria. She recorded her first album, a Christian album called, "Amy Grant" in 1977. It initially sold 250,000 copies, eventually selling over a million copies...
63. Annie Lennox
Soundtrack | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Annie Lennox was born on December 25, 1954 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland as Ann Griselda Lennox. She has been married to Mitch Besser since September 15, 2012. She was previously married to Uri Fruchtmann and Radha Raman.
Actress | Moonstruck
The beat goes on ... and on ... and as strong as ever for this superstar entertainer who has well surpassed the four-decade mark while improbably transforming herself from an artificial, glossy "flashionplate" singer into a serious, Oscar-worthy, dramatic actress ... and back again! With more ups ...
65. Connie Stevens
Actress | Grease 2
Connie Stevens was born Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia in Brooklyn, New York City, the daughter of Eleanor McGinley, a singer, and Teddy Stevens (born Peter Ingoglia), a musician. Her father was of Italian/Sicilian descent and her mother was of half Irish and half Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. Connie ...
66. Connie Francis
Soundtrack | When the Boys Meet the Girls
Singer, composer, actress, entertainer and publisher Connie Francis was educated at Arts High School and was a music student of her father. At age 11 she appeared on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (1948) as a singer and accordionist. She has toured the US, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and ...
67. Donna Summer
Soundtrack | Thank God It's Friday
Donna Summer rocketed to international super-stardom in the mid-1970s when her groundbreaking merger of R&B, soul, pop, funk, rock, disco and avant-garde electronica catapulted underground dance music out of the clubs of Europe to the pinnacles of sales and radio charts around the world. ...
68. Jody Watley
Actress | Mystery Men
She's an innovative music maker, a style-forging pioneer: since the mid-90s, Grammy-winning multi-talented Jody Watley has led the way as an entrepreneur working in the independent music world as one of the few already-established female best-selling artists to produce, create and own her ...
69. Judy Garland
Actress | The Wizard of Oz
One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals.
She was born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10 June 1922 in ...
71. Lesley Gore
Soundtrack | Suicide Squad
Lesley Gore was born Lesley Sue Goldstein in Brooklyn, New York City, to Ronny and Leo Goldstein, a manufacturer of children's clothes and swimwear. Her family was Jewish. She grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey. Gore hit the music scene at 17 years of age in 1963 with the teen anthem "It's My Party". ...
72. Liza Minnelli
Soundtrack | Cabaret
Liza Minnelli was born on March 12, 1946, the daughter of Judy Garland and movie director Vincente Minnelli. She was practically raised at MGM studios while her parents worked long hours there and she made her film debut at fourteen months of age in the movie In the Good Old Summertime (1949). Her ...
Actress | Evita
The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn ...
74. Sheena Easton
Soundtrack | For Your Eyes Only
Sheena Easton started off as a worldwide sensation in the music industry. Since then she has expanded to movies (All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996), Indecent Proposal (1993)), Broadway ("Man of La Mancha") and TV (Body Bag (1997), Highlander (1992), Gargoyles (1994), Jack's Place (1992), The Adventures...
75. Vanessa Carlton
Soundtrack | Legally Blonde
Vanessa Carlton was born on August 16, 1980, the first of two children (she has a sister and a brother) born to Ed and Heidi Carlton. Raised in Milford, Pennsylvania, her mother was a piano teacher, and exposed Vanessa to classical music from a young age. By age two, she began playing the piano, ...
76. Alicia Keys
Soundtrack | The Secret Life of Bees
Alicia Keys was born in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, to Teresa (Augello), a paralegal who was also an occasional actress, and Craig Cook, a flight attendant. Her father is African-American, and her mother, who is caucasian, is of Italian and English/Irish/Scottish ancestry. Alicia began taking piano ...
77. Anita Baker
Soundtrack | Forget Paris
Anita was born January 26, 1958 in Toledo, Ohio and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. She began singing in church choir when she was 12 and at 16 sang in a local group along with high school friends. In 1975 she successfully auditioned for the group Chapter 8, having been approached by bass player ...
80. Tina Turner
Soundtrack | Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
After almost fifty years in the music business, Tina Turner has become one of the most commercially-successful international female rock stars to date. Her sultry, powerful voice, her incredible legs, her time-tested beauty and her unforgettable story all contribute to her legendary status.
82. Deborah Cox
Actress | Love Come Down
Deborah Cox Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox made her Broadway debut in the lead role in Elton John and Tim Rice's musical, Aida. She most recently starred on Broadway in 2013 as Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde, and will star as legendary ...
83. Gladys Knight
Actress | Hollywood Homicide
Gladys Knight was born on May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Gladys Maria Knight. She is an actress, known for Hollywood Homicide (2003), The Butler (2013) and Licence to Kill (1989). She has been married to William McDowell since April 12, 2001. She was previously married to Les Brown, Barry...
84. Janet Jackson
Soundtrack | Poetic Justice
Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born on May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana, to Katherine Jackson (née Katherine Esther Scruse) and Joe Jackson, a musician. She is the youngest of ten children. After her birth, her brothers formed a band later called The Jackson 5. She lived at home with her sisters, while ...
86. Minnie Riperton
Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Minnie Riperton was born November 8, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, to Thelma Inez (Matthews) and Daniel Webster Riperton, a Pullman porter. At a young age, Riperton, the youngest of eight children, began taking dancing and ballet. Once she reached high school, she began singing in the Hyde Park A ...
Soundtrack | Dreamgirls
Beyoncé was born & raised in Houston, Texas. Her father, Mathew Knowles, manages Destiny's Child. Her mother, Tina Knowles designs their glittering costumes. Solange, her sister (they're about 5 years apart), has released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during DC-3 concerts. Beyoncé...
Soundtrack | Pocahontas
Shanice Wilson has been singing since she was only 7 months old and throughout the years she just kept getting better and better. At the age of 8, she was picked to sing in a Kentucky Fried Chicken Commercial with the legendary Ella Fitzgerald and and was also a first prize winner on the talent tv ...
92. Vanessa Williams
Actress | Ugly Betty
Vanessa Lynn Williams was born in Millwood, New York, to Helen L. (Tinch) and Milton Augustine Williams, Jr., both music teachers. Vanessa and her brother grew up in suburban New York in comfortable surroundings. Vanessa sang and danced in school productions and signed her high school yearbook with...
94. Faith Hill
Actress | The Stepford Wives
Faith Hill was born on September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as Audrey Faith Perry. She is a producer, known for The Stepford Wives (2004), Pearl Harbor (2001) and Practical Magic (1998). She has been married to Tim McGraw since October 6, 1996. They have three children. She was ...
95. LeAnn Rimes
Soundtrack | Coyote Ugly
LeAnn started singing at age 3, and has sold over 20 million records since. She was born August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi. By age 7, LeAnn made her stage debut in a Dallas musical production of "A Christmas Carol". Later, she would sing "The Star Spangled Banner" to open Dallas Cowboys ...
99. Reba McEntire
Actress | Reba
Reba Nell McEntire was born on Monday, March 28th, 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma. The reigning queen of country music has pursued a musical career since she was 5. In Junior High school, she performed with her musical siblings, aka the Singing McEntires. A fine athlete, Reba McEntire followed in the...