Women in the Arts

Dance, theatre, film, paint, written word, mosaic, fashion; whatever medium of art these women partook in, here is where we honor them.

The entries are separated by category and are listed under the section they are most known for.


Actresses, Stage Performers, or Television Personalities:

Behind the Scenes in Film and Theatre:


  • Carrie Ann Inaba, Choreographer and Television Personality
  • Chita Rivera, Broadway Performer
  • Debbie Allen, Choreographer Whose Worn Many Hats in Hollywood Over the Years
  • Isadora Duncan, The Mother of Modern Dance
  • Lola Montez, Dancer Who Toppled a Monarchy and Kept a Bear as a Pet, Need I say More?
  • Margaretha MacLeod, but you know her as Mata Hari
  • Mekatilili wa Menza, Revolted Against the Colonial British Through Dance
  • Misty Copeland, The First African American Woman to be Hired as a Principal Dancer for a Major Ballet Company
  • Toni Basil, Most Known for Her Choreography, Toni has done practically everything in Hollywood
  • Yao Niang, Chinese Court Dancer Remembered Today For Popularizing the Lotus Foot

Journalists, Poets, & Writers:

Models & Fashion Designers:


Other Art Mediums: (Painters, Mosaicists, Tattoo Artists, etc):