Inspirational Women's History Performer Biopicsby urbanemovies | created - 7 months ago | updated - 7 months ago | Public
Each March in the USA, we recognize female achievements during Women's History Month. Movie biopics are a great way to honor, educate and celebrate the contributions of great women with the star power they deserve. Bios Source: Wikipedia.com
Which of these female performance artist* inspires you the most, or alternatively their biopic? * Actresses, Dancers, Comedians, Circus Performers, Vaudeville/Theater Performers, Models, Entertainers, Etc.
Women's History Month Companion Polls Leader Biopics : Trailblazer Biopics : Humanitarian Biopics : Sports Biopics : Writer Biopics : Singer/Musician Biopics
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1. My Week with Marilyn (2011)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 80,278 | Gross: $14.60M
2. What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 15,937 | Gross: $39.10M
Tina Turner: Rock Star and Actress
3. Walk the Line (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.
Votes: 219,400 | Gross: $119.52M
June Carter Cash: Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Dancer, and Comedian
4. Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music
This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies, including becoming the first black actress to win a Best... See full summary »
Dorothy Dandridge: Entertainer
5. The Josephine Baker Story (1991 TV Movie)
R | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History
Born poor in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic, erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville circuit, success ... See full summary »
Josephine Baker: Entertainer
6. Funny Girl (1968)
G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfeld girl, subsequent career, and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein.
Votes: 17,238 | Gross: $0.22M
Fanny Brice: Comedian and Vaudeville Performer
Funny Lady (1975)
7. Frances (1982)
R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Votes: 6,484 | Gross: $5.00M
Frances Farmer: Actress
8. Fighting with My Family (2019)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.
Votes: 42,569 | Gross: $22.96M
Saraya "Paige" Bevis: Pro Wrestler and Actress
9. Calamity Jane (1953)
Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok.
Calamity Jane: Buffalo Bill's Wild West Storyteller
10. Gia (1998 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death.
Gia Carangi: Fashion Supermodel
11. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
Passed | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical
The story of the great sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who rose to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler.
Votes: 4,082 | Gross: $8.00M
Annie Oakley: Buffalo Bill's Wild West Markswoman
12. The Actress (1953)
Passed | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth wants to become an actress. Clinton gets fired and Ruth rejects the advances of Fred Whitmarsh. Her father gives her ... See full summary »
Ruth Gordon: Actress and Screenwriter *auto-biographical
13. Grace of Monaco (2014)
Not Rated | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.
Grace Kelly: Actress
14. I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
Passed | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Deprived of a normal childhood by her ambitious mother, Katie, Lillian Roth becomes a star of Broadway and Hollywood before she is twenty. Shortly before her marriage to her childhood ... See full summary »
Lillian Roth: Broadway Actress
15. The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000 TV Movie)
PG | 133 min | Biography, Drama
Biographic made-for-TV movie of the life of one of Hollywood's most famous actreses: Audrey Hepburn, spaning from her early childhood to the 1960's which details her life as Dutch ... See full summary »
Audrey Hepburn: Actress
16. The Girl (2012 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 91 min | Biography, Drama
Tippi Hendren: Actress
17. Factory Girl (2006)
R | 90 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 20,201 | Gross: $1.66M
Edie Sedgwick : Actress and Fashion Model
18. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Votes: 5,451 | Gross: $0.09M
Marina Abramovic: Performance Artist
19. Blaze (1989)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama
A middle-aged Louisiana governor falls in love with a young stripper, which jeopardizes his political career and the radical policies which have made him a controversial figure.
Votes: 3,407 | Gross: $19.13M
Blaze Starr: Burlesque Dancer
20. The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
R | 91 min | Biography, Drama
The life of Bettie Page, a 1950s pin-up model and one of the first sex icons in America, who became the target of a Senate investigation due to her risqué bondage photos.
Votes: 10,039 | Gross: $1.41M
Bettie Page: Model
21. Star 80 (1983)
R | 103 min | Biography, Drama
A successful young model finds trouble when her obsessive manager-turned-husband becomes dangerously jealous. Based on the true story of 1980 Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten.
Votes: 5,373 | Gross: $6.47M
Dorothy Stratten: Model and Actress
22. Lovelace (2013)
R | 93 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband before taking control of her life.
Votes: 36,666 | Gross: $0.36M
Linda Lovelace: Actress
23. Gypsy (1962)
Approved | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
Votes: 5,114 | Gross: $13.01M
Gypsy Rose Lee: Burlesque Dancer
24. Mommie Dearest (1981)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 13,383 | Gross: $19.03M
Joan Crawford: Actress
25. Lola Montès (1955)
Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Biopic of adventurer Lola Montès who ends up as a circus attraction after being romantically involved with famous European men.
Votes: 4,486 | Gross: $0.11M
Lola Montez: Dancer and Circus Performer
26. Moulin Rouge (1952)
Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Votes: 4,617 | Gross: $11.81M
Jane Avril : Can-Can Dancer
27. Mata Hari (1931)
Passed | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A semi-fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer who was accused of spying for Germany during World War I.
Votes: 3,088 | Gross: $0.93M
Isadora Duncan: Dancer
28. Center Stage (1991)
126 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Biopic of 1930's Chinese actress Ruan Ling Yu.
Ruan Ling Yu: Actress
29. Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (2002 TV Movie)
90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Gilda Radner: Comedian
30. Isadora (1968)
M | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free ... See full summary »
Isadora Duncan: Dancer
31. Judy (II) (2019)
PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.
Judy Garland: Singer and Actress
32. Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (2019)
R | 161 min | Comedy, Drama
A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.
Votes: 229,368 | Gross: $135.37M
Sharon Tate: Actress