Female Composers-Maestrinasby quietgiant2 | created - 10 Jun 2018 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
I would like to include Sylvia Constantinidis, but she not exist to IMDB
2. Maria Newman
Music_department | Deep Blue Sea
Recognized and Commended by the United States Congress, Maria Newman is an award-winning composer, violinist, violist and pianist. As an Annenberg Foundation Composition Fellow, a long-standing multiple Mary Pickford Foundation Composition Fellow, and violin soloist/featured composer in such ...
3. Anne Dudley
Composer | The Full Monty
English composer and pop musician. Was a prominent member of the synthpop band The Art of Noise. Now, a critically acclaimed composer. Won an Oscar for Best Original Music or Comedy Score for work in The Full Monty (1997). Since has composed music for more than forty films, including: The Crying ...
5. Lisa Gerrard
Soundtrack | Gladiator
With a vision and vocal style that is as unique as it is precise and all-embracing, Lisa Gerrard has established herself as one of the world's most highly acclaimed film composers, winning a Golden Globe for her work on the score for 'Gladiator' with Hans Zimmer.
Lisa also received an Oscar ...
Composer | Underground
Four-time Emmy winning composer and composer of the Grammy-winning album Ask Your Mama, Laura Karpman maintains a vibrant career in film, television, video-game and concert music. Her distinguished credits include the series Underground, in collaboration with Raphael Saadiq and John Legend, Step, a...
7. Jocelyn Pook
Composer | Eyes Wide Shut
Born in Solihull in 1960, Jocelyn Pook graduated from the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1983 and began as a professional viola player. After a number of successful compositions for the concert hall and theatre, she began scoring films in 1996, starting with the short documentary ...
Composer | Never Let Me Go
Rachel Portman was born on December 11, 1960 in Haslemere, Surrey, England as Rachel Mary Berkeley Portman. She is known for her work on Never Let Me Go (2010), Emma (1996) and Chocolat (2000). She has been married to Uberto Pasolini since 1995. They have three children.
11. Laura Rossi
Composer | London to Brighton
Laura Rossi has written music extensively for film and television, including the critically acclaimed London to Brighton, The Eichmann Show, starring Martin Freeman and Anthony LaPaglia, Song for Marion, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp, and Hurricane directed by David Blair.
She has also...
13. Lesley Barber
Composer | Manchester by the Sea
A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Class of 2016, film composer Lesley Barber writes music marked by intelligence and emotional depth. She has scored a string of award-winning and highly acclaimed projects, including Kenneth Lonergan's multi-award-winning and ...
14. Starr Parodi
Composer | Bert Stern: Original Madman
Starr Parodi first entered the public eye as part of the house band on the hit late-night Arsenio Hall Show. Since then she has scored numerous films, television series, and iconic movie trailers, and her solo piano artistry has been featured on NPR, KCRW and iHEART Radio. Her darkly innovative ...
15. Michiru Oshima
Composer | Shitsurakuen
Michiru Oshima was born on March 16, 1961 in Nagasaki, Japan. She is known for her work on Lost Paradise (1997), Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005) and Memories of Tomorrow (2006).
16. Penka Kouneva
Composer | Pandora
Recognized in Hollywood as an extraordinary talent, Penka Kouneva has composed on iconic video games (League of Legends, Prince of Persia, The Mummy), a NASA theme park at the Kennedy Space Center, and numerous feature films (the Oscar contender Aga, Sony Pictures releases - Encounter and Devil's ...
22. Miriam Cutler
Soundtrack | Arlington Road
Emmy nominated Composer, Miriam Cutler has an extensive background in scoring for independent film & TV projects, as well as two circuses. In June, 2013, Miriam was chosen by her peers to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a member of the Documentary Branch. In 2014 she was ...
23. Natalie Holt
Composer | Three Girls
Emmy Nominated 2017, Ivor Novello winner and Royal Television Society winning composer Natalie Holt has created dramatic original scores for feature films, television drama, and narrative-driven entertainment. Her latest projects include the powerful series for BBC1, Three Girls directed by ...
24. Clair Marlo
Music_department | Poseidon
For critically acclaimed composer and recording artist Clair Marlo, music has been an inspiring journey leading from her roots in the Istrian Coast of Croatia to the magnetic world of film and television.
In the area where Clair grew up, mandolins, bouzoukis, zournas, and other unusual ethnic ...
28. Sonya Belousova
Composer | The Witcher
Sonya Belousova is best known for her critically acclaimed work on Netflix's massive hit fantasy series "The Witcher" starring Henry Cavill. The Witcher Original Soundtrack Album, featuring songs and score written and produced by Belousova, has achieved impressive commercial success. The album ...
30. Gaili Schoen
Composer | Festival in Cannes
Since scoring Deja Vu (Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Dillane) for director Henry Jaglom in 1997, film composer Gaili Schoen has scored an eclectic variety of feature films, including Paramount Classics' Festival in Cannes (Ron Silver, Maximilian Schell) and Porchlight Entertainment's Mothers and ...
31. Drum & Lace
Composer | Dickinson
Drum & Lace, is an Italian composer, sound artist and performer that writes and creates music for film and media. Raised in Florence, Italy she received her Undergraduate Degree from Berklee College of Music (Film Scoring & Composition) and a Masters Degree (Music Technology & Composition) from New...
32. Angela Morley
Composer | Watership Down
Angela Morley was born on March 10, 1924 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England as Walter Stott. She is known for her work on Watership Down (1978), Peeping Tom (1960) and The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976). She was married to Christine Parker and Beryl Stott. She died on January 14, ...
Elisabeth Lutyens was born on July 9, 1906 in Bloomsbury, London, England as Agnes Elisabeth Lutyens. She is known for her work on My Nights with Susan, Sandra, Olga & Julie (1975), Never Take Candy from A Stranger (1960) and Paranoiac (1963). She was married to Edward Clark and Ian Glennie. ...
35. Deborah Mollison
Composer | Sipped
Deborah Mollison is an award winning composer, songwriter and pianist who is perhaps best known for her score to East is East which was one of the most commercially successful independent British movies ever produced in the UK. Deborah 's impressive diversity of style is born of a love of the ...
37. Debbie Harry
Actress | Videodrome
Deborah Harry was born Angela Tremble on July 1, 1945 in Miami, Florida. At three months, she was adopted by Catherine (Peters) and Richard Smith Harry, and was raised in Hawthorne, New Jersey. In the 1960s, she worked as a Playboy Bunny and hung out at Max's Kansas City, a famous Warhol-inhabited ...
41. Zoë Poledouris
Soundtrack | Starship Troopers
The elder of Basil Poledouris' two daughters, Zoë was born on August 25, 1973 in Los Angeles. Zoë grew up interpreting her father's music with movement on ice as a competitive figure skater. At the age of nine years, she performed a piece on the recorder for her father which became the melody for "...
43. Britta Phillips
Actress | Frances Ha
Britta Phillips wanted to pursue a career in music and decided to move to New York City when she was 19. Her dad did jingles in New York, and through his connections, she was able to audition for the cartoon series JEM, and was hired to sing the lead voice of JEM. The series ran from 1985 - 1988, ...
44. Julie Delpy
Actress | Trois couleurs: Blanc
Julie Delpy was born in Paris, France, in 1969 to Albert Delpy and Marie Pillet, both actors.
She was first featured in Jean-Luc Godard's Détective (1985) at the age of fourteen. She has starred in many American and European productions since then, including Disney's The Three Musketeers (...
45. Lady Gaga
Soundtrack | A Star Is Born
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), a philanthropist and business executive, and Joseph Anthony ...
Soundtrack | The Devil's Own
Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan was born in Ballybricken, a town 8 miles outside Limerick on Sept. 6, 1971. Her parents are Eileen and Terrance. Terrance was in a wheelchair due to a motorcycle accident. Dolores was the youngest of seven children, and one of two girls. In the late eighties, Dolores ...
48. Diane Warren
Soundtrack | Armageddon
Diane was born in Van Nuys, California, USA on September 7, 1956 to parents David and Flora Warren. She become a prolific writer in her neighborhood, writing songs every day and eventually surpassing 1,000 of them. Her dad (an insurance salesman) took Diane to see publishers who said she had ...
49. Kathryn Bostic
Composer | Clemency
Composer and singer/songwriter Kathryn Bostic is known for her work on film, TV and theater. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Television Academy. Kathryn is a recipient of numerous fellowships and awards including the prestigious Time Warner-Sundance ...
51. Eimear Noone
Music_department | World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
Eimear Noone is an award winning Irish composer and conductor who splits her time between composing music for video games, feature films, Television, and commercials, and conducting classical and game music concerts.
Most recently, Eimear composed and conducted for the iconic video game, World of ...
52. Wendy Carlos
Soundtrack | Ready Player One
Wendy Carlos, one of the great innovators in synthesized and electronic music, was born as Walter Carlos in Rhode Island on November 14, 1939. She underwent a sex-change operation in 1972, details of which she revealed during a surprise Playboy interview in 1979. Walter's last credited release is "...
54. Marika Takeuchi
Music_department | Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War
Composer and pianist Marika Takeuchi, a native of Japan, began studies in classical music at the age of three. In addition to the piano, she played violin and horn for several years. She began studying composition and building a career as a composer at the age of 18 at Shobi Music College in Tokyo....
57. Danielle Egnew
Composer | Changing Spots
Danielle Marie Egnew was born in Billings, Montana on February 28th 1969, a town settled into by her farming great-grandparents who immigrated to America from Italy. Now a multi-award-winning Psychic / Medium, Artist, Actress, and Producer, Danielle Egnew's name can be found in the areas of ...
58. Lydia Kavina
Music_department | eXistenZ
Lydia Kavina is a composer, professional thereminist, and master teacher of the theremin. At age 9, Lydia began her study of the instrument with Professor Theremin, a first cousin of her grandfather. Her stage career as theremin player began at age 14. She studied musical theory and composition in ...
62. Janette Mason
Composer | The Calling
Janette Mason is a versatile composer with an ability to combine the latest technology with her natural flair for orchestration to create a diverse array of atmospheres and moods. Her adaptable, thoughtful approach enable her to respond imaginatively to a variety of commissions; from documentary ...
Music_department | Anonymous
Claire van Kampen was born as Claire Louise van Kampen. She is known for her work on Anonymous (2011), All About Elaine and Uncle Silas (1989). She has been married to Mark Rylance since December 21, 1989. She was previously married to Chris van Kampen.
Soundtrack | Teen Witch
Valentine Leone was born in Italy in 1975 and raised in Toronto, Canada. She was accepted and studied music in The Royal Conservatory of Toronto. She worked with Jellybean Benitez on Atlantic's "Spilling the Beans" and composed songs for several albums for BMG, RCA,CBS, A&M, Polydor and Columbia. ...
67. 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...
68. Jennifer Thomas
Composer | Desert Rose
Jennifer Thomas (born June 23, 1977) is a multi award winning American pianist, violinist, composer, performing artist, and recording artist. She was classically trained at Brigham Young University-Idaho, and started composing in 2003, later releasing her first debut album in 2007. Thomas has ...
The Unoficials(2018) My Choice (2019) Official Site:https://jenniferthomasmusic.com/
71. Shirley Walker
Music_department | Dick Tracy
Shirley Walker was born in Napa, California in 1945. She was educated at Pleasant Hill High School; attended San Francisco State College on piano scholarship; studied composition with Dr. Roger Nixon; and piano with Harald Logan of Berkeley, California. She was soloist with San Francisco Symphony ...
72. Jill Wisoff
Actress | Creating Karma
Jill Wisoff is an American film composer, songwriter, and actress, born in Queens, NY. She holds a B. A. in theater from Bennington College and an M. F. A. in Writing with a concentration in fiction from the New School. Living in the Bronx prior to two years in Frankfurt, Germany, while her ...
73. Jammes Luckett
Soundtrack | May
She was the only member of Alien Tempo Experiment 13, who also wrote and performed a number of songs in 'May'. Jaye was also the Music Supervisor for the movie.
worked under various pseudonyms
74. Mica Levi
Composer | Under the Skin
Mica Levi (also known as "Micachu") was born outside of London to a record collector and professional Cellist in a household where music was not just a hobby, but a starting point for everything. Mica was playing violin as soon as she was old enough to hold one. She was classically trained at the ...
77. Monica Dominique
Actress | Linus eller Tegelhusets hemlighet
Monica Dominique was born on July 20, 1940 in Västerås, Västmanlands län, Sweden. She is an actress and composer, known for Linus and the Mysterious Red Brick House (1979), Gräsänklingar (1982) and Behind Blue Skies (2010). She is married to Carl-Axel Dominique.
81. Riki Lindhome
Actress | The Last House on the Left
Riki Lindhome was born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania but grew up primarily in Portville, New York (about 80 miles south of Buffalo). Her first break came when Tim Robbins cast her in his hit play, "Embedded", which played at the Public Theater in New York City, Riverside Studios in London and The ...
82. Maria Schneider
Composer | David Bowie: Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)
Maria Schneider is a composer, known for David Bowie: Sue (Or in a Season of Crime) (2014), The Girls in the Band (2011) and Bring it to the people: the film about the Brussels Jazz Orchestra (2020).
83. Geri Allen
Soundtrack | Drugstore Cowboy
Geri Allen was born on June 12, 1957 in Pontiac, Michigan, USA as Geri Antoinette Allen. She was a composer and actress, known for Drugstore Cowboy (1989), My Cousin's Ghetto Wedding and Kansas City (1996). She was married to Wallace Roney. She died on June 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ...
84. Azalia Snail
Costume_department | Green Lantern
Azalia Snail started as a poet/writer in New York City, as well as a musician during the heyday of the indie/lo-fi rock music scene. She toured extensively through the 1990s with bands like Low, Trumans Water, and The Grifters and has jammed with Beck, The Black Heart Procession, Sportsguitar, and ...
85. Carla Bley
Composer | Mortelle randonnée
Carla Bley was born on May 11, 1936 in Oakland, California, USA as Carla Borg. She is a composer, known for Deadly Circuit (1983), American Playhouse (1981) and Wear (2015). She has been married to Steve Swallow since 1991. She was previously married to Michael Mantler and Paul Bley.
86. Christine Ott
Music_department | Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
Christine Ott is a french composer, pianist, multi-instrumentist and 'ondist', one of the few Ondes Martenot masters in the world. "When, in 1928, Maurice Martenot creates for the first time the 'Ondes' that are to make him famous, he does not suspect that 80 years later, a small red-haired ...
87. Ella Fitzgerald
Soundtrack | When Harry Met Sally...
On Saturday, June 15th, 1996, an era in jazz singing came to an end, with the death of Ella Fitzgerald at her home in California. She was the last of four great female jazz singers (including Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae) who defined one of the most prolific eras in jazz vocal ...
93. Amy Denio
Actress | To Cross the Rubicon
Member of Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame Amy Denio composes for modern dance, film, theater and TV. She has a four-octave vocal range and plays guitar, bass, alto sax, clarinet and accordion. She has written more than 400 works and has produced over 50 recordings solo and in collaboration with artists ...
95. Lee Pui Ming
Composer | Thick Lips Thin Lips
or Pui Ming Lee?
99. Toshiko Akiyoshi
Self | USA Up All Night
Composer and pianist who has made many records, she was educated at the Music Academy of Dairen and the Berklee School of Music (the latter on scholarship). She studied with Margaret Chaloff. She was piano soloist with the Japan Philharmonic, and a pianist in dance bands from 1948, forming the ...