Directors Women - Global

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Women movie directors

1. Nancy Meyers

Writer | It's Complicated

Nancy Meyers was born on December 8, 1949 in Pennsylvania, USA as Nancy Jane Meyers. She is a writer and producer, known for It's Complicated (2009), Something's Gotta Give (2003) and The Holiday (2006). She was previously married to Charles Shyer.

2. 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 ...

3. Sara Colangelo

Director | Little Accidents

Sara Colangelo is an award-winning writer and director. Her first film, the short documentary Halal Vivero, was a National Finalist at the 2006 Student Academy Awards, and her narrative short, Un Attimo di Respiro, screened at over fifteen national and international film festivals including Tribeca...

4. 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 (...

Lolo (Οιδιπόδειο Σύμπλεγμα) 2015 FR

5. Josiane Balasko

Actress | Gazon maudit

Josiane Balasko was born on April 15, 1950 in Paris, France as Josiane Balaskovic. She is an actress and writer, known for French Twist (1995), A French Gigolo (2008) and The Hedgehog (2009). She has been married to George Aguilar since June 12, 2003. She was previously married to Philippe Berry.

Gazon Maudit, Cliente 2008 (with Nathalie Baye) FR

6. Claire Denis

Director | High Life

Claire Denis was born on April 21, 1946 in Paris, France. She is a director and writer, known for High Life (2018), Beau travail (1999) and 35 Shots of Rum (2008).

Un beau soleil intérieur 2017, White Material (with Is. Huppert) 2009, Beau Travail 1999 FR

7. Agnès Jaoui

Actress | Comme une image

Agnès Jaoui was born on October 19, 1964 in Antony, Hauts-de-Seine, France. She is an actress and writer, known for Look at Me (2004), The Taste of Others (2000) and Un air de famille (1996). She was previously married to Jean-Pierre Bacri.

Let it rain (Parlez moi de la pluie) 2008, Look at me (Comme une image) 2004 FR

8. Nicole Garcia

Actress | Mon oncle d'Amérique

Nicole Garcia was born on April 22, 1946 in Oran, France. She is an actress and writer, known for My American Uncle (1980), Le fils préféré (1994) and Alias Betty (2001).

Going Away (Un Beau Dimanche) 2012 (περισσότερα) FR

9. Maïwenn

Actress | Polisse

Maïwenn (sometimes credited as Maïwenn Besco or her birth name Maïwenn Le Besco, born 17 April 1976) is a French actress, film director and screenwriter.

Maïwenn was born as Maïwenn Le Besco in Les Lilas, Seine-Saint-Denis, France. It is a suburban area East of Paris. Maïwenn is of mixed Breton, ...

Mon Roi 2015 FR

10. Emmanuelle Bercot

Actress | Mon roi

Emmanuelle Bercot was born on November 6, 1967 in Paris, France. She is an actress and writer, known for My King (2015), Polisse (2011) and Clément (2001).

11. Fabienne Berthaud

Writer | Pieds nus sur les limaces

Fabienne Berthaud is an actress and writer, known for Lily Sometimes (2010), Sky (2015) and Frankie (2005).

12. Anne Fontaine

Writer | Coco avant Chanel

Anne Fontaine was born on July 15, 1959 in Luxembourg as Anne Sibertin-Blanc. She is an actress and writer, known for Coco Before Chanel (2009), The Innocents (2016) and Reinventing Marvin (2017). She is married to Philippe Carcassonne. They have one child.

13. Susanne Bier

Director | Hævnen

Though Academy Award®, Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award winning writer and director Susanne Bier's films often play out against a wide-reaching global backdrop, their focus is intimate, carefully exploring the explosive emotions and complexities of familial bonds. This unique combination is part ...

Love is all you need 2013 Copenhagen DK

14. Liv Ullmann

Actress | Viskningar och rop

Liv Ullmann's father was a Norwegian engineer who used to work abroad, so as a child she lived in Tokyo, Canada, New York and Oslo. In the mid-'50s she made her stage debut and in 1957 made her film debut. She really became successful, however, when she began to work for Swedish director Ingmar ...

Miss Julia 2017, Sofie 1993 SE

15. Sarah Polley

Actress | Dawn of the Dead

Sarah Polley is an actress and director renowned in her native Canada for her political activism. Blessed with an extremely expressive face that enables directors to minimize dialog due to her uncanny ability to suggest a character's thoughts, Polley has become a favorite of critics for her ...

16. Martha Stephens

Director | Passenger Pigeons

Martha Stephens was born on March 12, 1984 in Huntington, West Virginia, USA. She is a director and actress, known for Passenger Pigeons (2010), Pilgrim Song (2012) and To the Stars (2019).

17. Sandra Nettelbeck

Writer | Bella Martha

Sandra Nettelbeck was born on April 4, 1966 in Hamburg, Germany. She is a writer and director, known for Mostly Martha (2001), Last Love (2013) and No Reservations (2007).

18. Jessica Hausner

Writer | Lourdes

Jessica Hausner was born on October 6, 1972 in Vienna, Austria. She is a writer and director, known for Lourdes (2009), Little Joe (2019) and Lovely Rita (2001).

Amour Fou 2017 AT

19. Maria Schrader

Actress | Aimée & Jaguar

Maria Schrader was born on September 27, 1965 in Hannover, Germany. She is an actress and director, known for Aimee & Jaguar (1999), Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016) and Nobody Loves Me (1994).

20. Ceyda Torun

Director | Kedi

Ceyda Torun is an assistant director and director, known for Kedi (2016), Consuming Love (2008) and River Queen (2005). She is married to Charlie Wuppermann.

Kedi 2016 TR

21. Diane Kurys

Writer | Coup de foudre

Diane Kurys was born on December 3, 1948 in Lyon, Rhône, France. She is an actress and writer, known for Entre Nous (1983), For a Woman (2013) and Peppermint Soda (1977).

22. Martha Fiennes

Director | Onegin

Martha Fiennes was born on February 5, 1965 in London, England as Martha Maria Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes. She is a director and producer, known for Onegin (1999), Chromophobia (2005) and The Fatal Lover, Mata Hari. She is married to George Tiffin. They have three children.

Onegin A love in St. Petersburg UK

23. Jane Campion

Writer | The Piano

Jane Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and now lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Having graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington in 1975, and a BA, with a painting major, at Sydney College of the Arts in 1979, she began filmmaking in the early...

The Piano 1993 NZ

24. Audrey Wells

Writer | Guinevere

Audrey Wells was born on January 25, 1960 in San Francisco, California, USA as Audrey Ann Lederer. She was a writer, known for Guinevere (1999), The Hate U Give (2018) and Under the Tuscan Sun (2003). She was married to Brian Lane Larky, John James Radzik, Jeffrey D Robinson and Mr Wells. She died ...

25. Martha Coolidge

Director | Valley Girl

Martha Patterson Coolidge was born on August 17, 1946 in New Haven Connecticut. She studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design, but changed majors, becoming the first film major at the school. She attended and graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she ...

Angie 1994

26. Gia Coppola

Director | Palo Alto

Gia Coppola was born on January 1, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Giancarla Coppola. She is a director and actress, known for Palo Alto (2013), Mainstream (2020) and Somewhere (2010).

27. Maria Schrader

Actress | Aimée & Jaguar

Maria Schrader was born on September 27, 1965 in Hannover, Germany. She is an actress and director, known for Aimee & Jaguar (1999), Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016) and Nobody Loves Me (1994).

28. Joanna Hogg

Director | The Souvenir

Joanna Hogg was born on March 20, 1960 in London, England. She is a director and writer, known for The Souvenir (2019), Unrelated (2007) and Archipelago (2010).

The Souvenir 2019 GB

29. Alice Rohrwacher

Director | Lazzaro felice

Alice Rohrwacher was born in 1982 in Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy. She is a director and writer, known for Happy as Lazzaro (2018), The Wonders (2014) and Corpo Celeste (2011).

30. Isabelle Mergault

Writer | Je vous trouve très beau

Isabelle Mergault was born on May 11, 1958 in Paris, France. She is an actress and writer, known for You Are So Beautiful (2005), Diva (1981) and Le choc (1982).

31. Amanda Sthers

Writer | Madame

Amanda Sthers was born in Paris and now lives in Los Angeles. She has written eleven novels, which have been translated into more than fifteen languages. To highlight just of few of these works, her 2005 novel Chicken Street was named by the Italian press as the best book of the year; her 2007 ...

Madame 2017

32. Gia Coppola

Director | Palo Alto

Gia Coppola was born on January 1, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Giancarla Coppola. She is a director and actress, known for Palo Alto (2013), Mainstream (2020) and Somewhere (2010).



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