A. S. Byatt Dame Antonia Susan Duffy, DBE, known as A. S. Byatt (born 24 August 1936), is an English novelist, poet and Booker Prize winner.
Ada Norris Dame Ada May Bickford Norris, DCMG, DBE (28 July 1901–1989), was an Australian women's rights activist and community worker.
Adelaide Anderson Dame Adelaide Mary Anderson, DBE (8 April 1863 – 28 August 1936) was a British civil servant and labour activist, particularly interested in child labour and conditions in China.
Adelaide Doughty Charles John Joseph Addison Doughty (21 September 1902 – 10 July 1973) was a British Conservative Party politician.
Adelaide Livingstone Dame Adelaide Stickney Lord Livingstone, DBE (died 1970) was responsible for organising the Peace Ballot in 1934-35 to gauge the British public's sentiment in the winds of upcoming war with a re...
Adeline Genée Dame Adeline Genée DBE was a Danish/British ballet dancer.
Agatha Christie Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE (born Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright.
Agnes Hunt Dame Agnes Gwendoline Hunt DBE RRC (31 December 1866 – 24 July 1948) is generally recognised as the first orthopaedic nurse.
Agnes Jekyll Dame Agnes Jekyll DBE (née Graham; 12 October 1861 – 28 January 1937) was a Scottish-born British artist, writer and philanthropist.
Aileen Roberts, 2nd Countess Roberts Aileen Mary Roberts, 2nd Countess Roberts, DBE, was one of the six children of Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, V.C. and Nora Henrietta Bews.
Alexandra Burslem Dame Alexandra Vivien Burslem DBE, JP, DL, FRSA (née Thornley; born 6 May 1940) is a British academic and educationalist.
Alice Berry Dame Alice Miriam Berry DBE (28 April 1900, Sydney – 18 September 1978, Brisbane) was an Australian activist dedicated to finding ways to improve the lives of women and children in rural areas.
Alice Chisholm Dame Alice Isabel Chisholm DBE (née Morphy; 3 July 1856 – 30 May 1954), known familiarly as "Mother Chisholm", was an Australian woman who provided canteen services for soldiers in E...
Alice Northcote Henry Stafford Northcote, 1st Baron Northcote GCMG, GCIE, CB, PC (18 November 1846 – 29 September 1911), known as Sir Henry Northcote, Bt, between 1887 and 1900, was a Conservative politic...
Alice Wedega Dame Alice Wedega, DBE (20 August 1905 in Ahioma, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea – 3 December 1987) was a Papuan politician, educator, peacemaker and conscientious objector.
Alicia Lloyd Still Dame Alicia Frances Jane Lloyd Still, DBE (1869–1944) was a British nurse, teacher and hospital matron.
Alicia Markova Dame Alicia Markova DBE (1 December 1910 – 2 December 2004) was an English ballerina and a choreographer, director and teacher of classical ballet.
Alida Brittain Sir Henry Ernest Brittain, KBE (24 December 1873 — 9 July 1974) was a British journalist and Conservative politician.
Alison Britton Alison Britton OBE RA is a British ceramic artist, with an international reputation, known for her large sculptural, slab built vessels.
Alison Peacock Dame Alison Margaret Peacock DBE (born 17 October 1959) is co-author of Creating Learning without Limits, Member of the Royal Society Vision Committee, Member of the Commission for The Royal...
Alison Richard Dame Alison Fettes Richard, DBE, DL (born 1 March 1948 in Kent, England) is an anthropologist, conservationist and university administrator.
Alix Kilroy Dame Alix Hester Marie Kilroy, Lady Meynell, DBE was one of the first two women to have entered the administrative grade of the Civil Service by examination.
Amelia Fawcett Dame Amelia Chilcott Fawcett is a former banking executive for Morgan Stanley and current non-executive chairman for the British multimedia business Guardian Media Group plc.
Angela Lansbury Angela Brigid Lansbury, CBE is a British actress and singer in theatre, television, and motion pictures.
Angela Rumbold Dame Angela Claire Rosemary Rumbold, DBE (11 August 1932 – 19 June 2010) was a British Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) until 1997.
Angela Watkinson Dame Angela Eileen Watkinson, DBE, MP (née Ellicott; 18 November 1941) is a British politician.
Anita Roddick Dame Anita Roddick, DBE was a British-born international businesswoman, human rights activist and environmental campaigner, best known as the founder of The Body Shop, a cosmetics company producing and retailing natural beauty products that shaped ethical consumerism.
Ann Ballin Dame Reubina Ann Ballin (20 February 1932 – 2 September 2003) was knighted for her contributions to the welfare of New Zealanders.
Ann Dowling Professor Dame Ann Patricia Dowling (born 15 July 1952) DBE, FRS, FREng (born 15 July 1952) is a British mechanical engineer who researches combustion, acoustics and vibration...
Ann Ebsworth Dame Ann Marian Ebsworth, DBE (19 May 1937 – 4 April 2002) was an English barrister and judge.
Ann Leslie Dame Ann Elizabeth Mary Leslie DBE (born 28 January 1941, Rawalpindi, British India) is a British journalist who writes for the Daily Mail.
Anna Hassan Dame Anna Hassan, DBE, is a British educator.
Anna Neagle Dame Anna Neagle, DBE (20 October 1904 – 3 June 1986), born Florence Marjorie Robertson, was a popular English stage and film actress and singer.
Annabelle Rankin Dame Annabelle Jane Mary Rankin DBE (28 July 190830 August 1986) was the second woman member of the Australian Senate, the first woman from Queensland to sit in the Parliament of Australia, the ...
Anne Begg Dame (Margaret) Anne Begg, DBE (born 6 December 1955) is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Aberdeen South since 1997.
Anne Curwen Dame Anne May Curwen, DBE was National General Secretary of the YWCA of Great Britain.
Anne Evans Dame Anne Elizabeth Jane Evans DBE (born 20 August 1941) is an international British operatic soprano.
Anne Godwin Dame Beatrice Annie Godwin (1897–1992), known as Anne Godwin, was a British trade unionist.
Anne Loughlin Dame Anne Loughlin, DBE was a British labour activist and organiser.
Anne McLaren Dame Anne Laura Dorinthea McLaren, DBE, FRS, FRCOG (26 April 1927 – 7 July 2007) was a leading figure in developmental biology.
Anne Owers Dame Anne Elizabeth Owers, Mrs Cook, DBE was Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons. Owers was the fifth holder of the post, appointed in August 2001, succeeding David Ramsbotham. Her appointment was renewed in June 2006 and in March 2008.
Anne Poole Dame Anne Poole (née Avril Anne Barker), DBE, RGN, RM, RHV, CBIM (born 11 April 1934) was Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health.
Anne Rafferty Dame Anne Judith Rafferty DBE, PC (born 26 July 1950) is an English judge, a Lord Justice of Appeal since 2011.
Anne Salmond Dame Anne Salmond (born 1945) is a New Zealand anthropologist and writer.
Anne Thomson Brigadier Dame Anne Thomson, DBE, RRC was a British nursing sister, matron and administrator.
Annie McEwen Dame Anne Mills McEwen DBE (190010 February 1967), known as Annie McEwen, was an Australian social activist, and the wife of John McEwen (who after her death became Prime Minister of Austr...
Annis Gillie Dame Katherine Annis Calder Gillie, DBE, ERCP (Lond), FRCGP (1900–1985) was a British physician and medical researcher.
Antoinette Sibley Dame Antoinette Sibley, DBE (born 27 February 1939, Bromley, Kent) is a British prima ballerina.
Antonia Fraser Lady Antonia Margaret Caroline Fraser, DBE (born 27 August 1932), née Pakenham, is an Anglo-Irish author of history, novels, biographies and detective fiction.
Athene Donald Professor Dame Athene Margaret Donald, DBE, FRS (born 15 May 1953) is a British physicist.
Audrey Emerton, Baroness Emerton Audrey Caroline Emerton, Baroness Emerton GCStJ, DBE, FRCN (born 10 September 1935) is a cross bench member of the House of Lords.
Audrey Hylton-Foster, Baroness Hylton-Foster Audrey Pellew Hylton-Foster, Baroness Hylton-Foster DBE (19 May 1908 – 31 October 2002), was the daughter of Douglas Clifton Brown, 1st Viscount Ruffside, and Violet Cicely Kathleen Wollaston.
Audrey Reader Dame Audrey Reader DBE (9 December 1903, Macedon, Victoria, Australia - 6 March 1989) was an Australian charity worker, who worked primarily in promoting the interests of women and of immigrants...
Augusta Crichton-Stuart, Marchioness of Bute Augusta Mary Monica Crichton-Stuart, Marchioness of Bute, DBE (19 August 1880-16 May 1947) was a daughter of Sir Alan Henry Bellingham, 4th Baronet and Lady Constance Julia Eleanor Georgiana Noel, daughter of the 2nd Earl of Gainsborough.
Augusta Wallace (judge) Dame Augusta Wallace DBE (née Dunlop; 11 October 1929 – 12 April 2008) was the first woman in New Zealand to be appointed as a judge to the District Court in 1976; she served for eighteen years.
Averil Cameron Dame Averil Millicent Cameron, DBE, FBA (born 8 February 1940) is Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine History in the University of Oxford, and was formerly the Warden of Keble College, Oxfor...
Barbara Ward Barbara Mary Ward (23 May 1914 – 31 May 1981), in later life Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth, was a British economist and writer interested in the problems of developing countries.
Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth Barbara Mary Ward (23 May 1914 – 31 May 1981), in later life Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth, was a British economist and writer interested in the problems of developing countries.
Barrie Lambert Dame Florence Barraclough Lambert DBE (13 August 1871 – 11 December 1957), commonly known as Barrie Lambert or Florence Barrie Lambert, was a British physician and public healt...
Beatrice Serota, Baroness Serota Beatrice Katz Serota, Baroness Serota DBE (15 October 1919 – 21 October 2002) was a British Government minister and a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords.
Beatrix Lyall Dame Beatrix Margaret Lyall, DBE, JP (née Rostron; 27 October 1873 – 8 May 1948) was a British social reformer and London politician.
Bertha Phillpotts Dame Bertha Surtees Phillpotts (1877–1932) was an English scholar in Scandinavian languages, literature, history, archaeology and anthropology.
Beryl Bainbridge Dame Beryl Margaret Bainbridge DBE (21 November 1932 – 2 July 2010) was an English writer from Liverpool.
Beryl Beaurepaire Dame Beryl Beaurepaire, AC, DBE (born 24 September 1923) is an Australian activist and politician.
Beryl Grey (dancer) Dame Beryl Elizabeth Grey (née Groom), DBE, DMus, DLitt, Ed.D, FRSA (born 11 June 1927, Highgate, London) is a retired English ballerina.
Beryl Oliver Dame Beryl Carnegy Oliver GBE RRC (20 August 1882 – 13 July 1972), née Joseph, was a British charity administrator as well as the British Red Cross Society's Director of Education.
Beryl Paston Brown Dame Beryl Paston Brown, DBE (born 7 March 1909 – died 25 July 1997) was a British academic and educator.
Betty Kershaw Dame Janet Elizabeth Murray "Betty" Kershaw, DBE, FRCN, CStJ, née Gammie (born 11 December 1943), was Professor of Nursing and Dean at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sh...
Betty Ridley Dame Mildred Betty Ridley DBE was a leading figure in the life of the Church of England from the 1960s into the 1980s, serving as Third Church Estates Commissioner from 1972 until 1981, the firs...
Beulah Bewley Dr. Dame Beulah Rosemary Bewley, DBE is a retired British public health physician and ex-President of the Medical Women's Federation on the General Medical Council.
Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond Brenda Marjorie Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, DBE, QC, PC, FBA (Hon) (born 31 January 1945) is a British legal academic, barrister, judge, and Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
Bridget D'Oyly Carte Dame Bridget Cicely D'Oyly Carte, DBE (25 March 1908 – 2 May 1985), was the granddaughter of impresario Richard D'Oyly Carte and the only daughter of Rupert D'Oyly Carte.
Bridget Ogilvie Dame Bridget Margaret Ogilvie, AC, DBE, FRS (born 24 March 1938) is an Australian and British scientist.
Carla Thorneycroft, Baroness Thorneycroft Carla Thorneycroft, Baroness Thorneycroft, DBE, OM (Italy), (12 February 1914 – 7 March 2007), was the wife of Conservative Party politician and Chancellor of the Exchequer Peter Thorn...
Carol Kidu Dame Carol Kidu, (formerly, Lady Kidu), DBE (born 10 October 1948) is an Australian-born Papua New Guinean politician.
Carol M. Black Dame Carol Mary Black DBE FRCP (born 26 December 1939) is Principal of Newnham College Cambridge, Adviser on Work and Health at the Department of Health, England, Chair of the Nuffield Trust, and Chair of the Governance Board, Centre for Workforce Intelligence.
Carol V. Robinson Dame Carol V. Robinson, DBE, FRS (née Bradley) is a distinguished British chemist.
Carole Jordan Professor Dame Carole Jordan, DBE, FRS, FInstP, was the first ever female president of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Caroline Arnott Dame Caroline Sydney Williams Arnott, DBE, OStJ, JP was the daughter of Sir Frederick Martin Williams, 2nd Bt., of Tregullow.
Caroline Haslett Dame Caroline Harriet Haslett, DBE, JP (August 17, 1895, Worth (now in Crawley, West Sussex) – January 4, 1957, Bungay, Suffolk) was a British electrical engineer and electricity industry admin...
Caroline Humphrey Professor Dame Caroline Humphrey, Lady Rees of Ludlow, DBE, FBA (née Waddington, born 1 September 1943) is a British academician and anthropologist.
Caroline Swift Dame Caroline Jane Swift, Lady Openshaw, DBE QC (born 1955), styled The Hon.
Catherine Cookson Dame Catherine Cookson, DBE (27 June 1906 – 11 June 1998) was an English author.
Catherine Hunt Dame Catherine Hunt DBE (1854 – 18 October 1948), née Reeve, was an English politician and activist.
Catherine M. Hall Dame Catherine Mary Hall, DBE, FRCN (born 19 December 1922, Sheffield, England, UK — died 26 August 1996) was a British nurse and nursing administrator who served as the third General Secretary ...
Catherine Tizard Dame Catherine Anne ("Cath") Tizard (née Maclean; born 4 April 1931) was Mayor of Auckland City and the 16th Governor-General of New Zealand, the first woman to hold either office.
Catherine Wingate Dame Catherine Leslie Wingate DBE, née Rundle, was a British humanitarian.
Cecily Pickerill Dr Dame Cecily Mary Wise Pickerill, (née Clarkson, 9 February 1903 – 21 July 1988), was a New Zealand plastic surgeon.
Celia Johnson Dame Celia Elizabeth Johnson DBE (18 December 1908 – 25 April 1982) was an English actress.
Christabel Pankhurst Dame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst, DBE (22 September 1880 – 13 February 1958), was a suffragette born in Manchester, England.
Christian Howard Dame Rosemary Christian Howard DBE (5 September 1916 – 22 April 1999) was the daughter of Geoffrey and Ethel Christian (née Methuen) Howard.
Christine Beasley Dame Christine Joan Beasley, DBE (born 13 June 1944, Essex, England, UK) is a British nurse and NHS healthcare administrator.
Cicely Courtneidge Dame Esmerelda Cicely Courtneidge DBE was an English actress and comedienne. The daughter of the producer Robert Courtneidge, she was appearing in his productions in the West End, by the age of 16, and was quickly promoted from minor to major roles in his Edwardian musical comedies.
Cicely Saunders Dame Cicely Mary Saunders, (22 June 1918 – 14 July 2005) was a prominent Anglican nurse, social worker, physician and writer, involved with many international universities.
Claire Bertschinger Dame Claire Bertschinger DBE DL is an Anglo-Swiss nurse and activist in advocacy on behalf of suffering people in the developing world.
Clara Furse Dame Clara Hedwig Frances Furse DBE (born 16 September 1957) was the Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange between 2001 and May 2009, and was the first female to occupy the position.
Clare Tickell Dame (Oriana) Clare Tickell, DBE is the Chief Executive of Hanover Housing Association.
Cleo Laine Dame Cleo Laine, Lady Dankworth, (born 28 October 1927) is an English jazz and pop singer and an actress, noted for her scat singing and for her vocal range.
Colette Bowe Dame Mary Colette Bowe DBE is the chair of Ofcom, a regulatory authority in the UK.
Dame Ellen MacArthur Dame Ellen Patricia MacArthur, DBE (born 8 July 1976) is an English sailor from Whatstandwell near Matlock in Derbyshire, now based in West Cowes, on the Isle of Wight.
Dame Mary Cook Dame Mary Cook DBE (née Turner; c. 1863 — 24 September 1950) was the wife of Australian Prime Minister, Sir Joseph Cook.
Dame Mary Richardson Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College is a girls' Catholic secondary school in Willesden within the London Borough of Brent.
Dame Te Atairangikaahu Dame Te Atairangikaahu, ONZ, DBE, OStJ was the Māori queen for 40 years, the longest reign of any Māori monarch.
Daphne du Maurier Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning DBE (13 May 1907 – 19 April 1989) was an English author and playwright.
Daphne Purves Dame Daphne Helen Purves, DBE (8 November 1908 – 14 October 2008) was New Zealand's oldest Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire at the time of her death.
Daphne Sheldrick Dame Daphne Sheldrick, DBE (born 4 June 1934, Kenya) is a Kenyan author, conservationist and expert in animal husbandry, particularly the raising and reintegrating of orphaned elephants into the...
Davina Ingrams, 18th Baroness Darcy de Knayth Davina Marcia Herbert Ingrams, 18th Baroness Darcy de Knayth (10 July 1938 – 24 February 2008) was a crossbench member of the House of Lords, continuing to sit after the passing of the House of...
Dehra Parker Dame Dehra S. Parker, GBE, PC (NI) (13 August 1882 – 30 November 1963) was the longest serving woman MP in the Northern Ireland House of Commons.
Deirdre Hine Dame Deirdre Joan Hine DBE FFPH FRCP FLSW (née Curran; born 16 September 1937) is a Welsh medical doctor.
Deirdre Hutton Dame Deirdre Mary Hutton CBE (born 15 March 1949), is a British civil servant, termed by the media as "Queen of the Quango's" and "The great quango hopper".
Dela Smith Note: Do not confuse with British cooking master, Delia Smith Dame Dela Smith is a retired British schoolteacher and educator.
Denise Platt Dame Denise Platt, DBE, FRSA (born 21 February 1945) is a British civil servant.
Diana Brittan, Baroness Brittan of Spennithorne Leon Brittan, Baron Brittan of Spennithorne, QC, PC, DL (born 25 September 1939, North London) is a British barrister, politician and former Conservative Member of Parliament, as well as former ...
Diana Keppel, Countess of Albemarle Diana Cicely Keppel, Countess of Albemarle, DBE (6 August 1909 – 6 May 2013), née Grove, married Walter Egerton George Lucian Keppel, son of Arnold Allen Cecil Keppel, 8th Earl of Albemarle, as his second wife on 24 February 1931 at St Columba's Church, London.
Diana Rigg Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE (born 20 July 1938) is an English actress.
Doris Beale Dame Doris Winifred Beale, DBE, RRC and Bar (9 August 1889 – 14 January 1971) was a British nurse, and Matron-in-Chief of Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service (QARNNS) for three years d...
Doris Fitton Doris Alice Fitton Mason, DBE (3 November 18972 April 1985) was an Australian actress and theatrical director who founded and for 35 years headed Sydney's Independent Theatre, staging a diverse ...
Dorothy Rees Dame Dorothy Mary Rees DBE (29 July 1898 – August 1987) was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom, and was briefly a Member of Parliament (MP).
Dorothy Tangney Dame Dorothy Margaret Tangney DBE (13 March 19111 June 1985) was an Australian politician and the first woman member of the Australian Senate.
Dorothy Tutin Dame Dorothy Tutin CBE (8 April 19306 August 2001) was an English actress of stage, film and television.
Dorothy Winstone Dame Dorothy Gertrude Winstone, DBE, CMG, is a retired New Zealand educationist and academic.
Eadith Walker Dame Eadith Campbell Walker, DBE (18 September 1861 - 8 October 1937) was an Australian philanthropist.
Edith Anderson Admiral Sir David Murray Anderson KCB, KCMG, MVO (11 April 187430 October 1936) was a naval officer and governor.
Edith Dixon Edith, Lady Dixon DBE, née Edith Stewart Clark, was a Northern Irish philanthropist.
Edith Evans Dame Edith Mary Evans, DBE (8 February 188814 October 1976) was an English actress.
Edith Lyttelton Dame Edith Lyttelton, GBE (1865, Saint Petersburg, Russia – September 1948, UK), born Edith Sophy Balfour, was a British novelist, World War I-era activist and spiritualist.
Edith Mary Brown Dame Edith Mary Brown, LRCP, LRCS (Ed.), LRFPS (Glas.) (24 March 1864 – 6 December 1956) was the founder of the Christian Medical College Ludhiana, the first medical training facility for woman ...
Edith Pitt Dame Edith Maud Pitt was a British Conservative politician.
Edith Sclater Dame Edith Harriet Barttelot Sclater, DBE (1856 – 29 March 1927) was the daughter of Sir Walter Barttelot, 1st Bt. and Harriet Musgrave.
Edith Sitwell Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwells.
Eileen Atkins Dame Eileen June Atkins, DBE (born 16 June 1934) is an English actress and occasional screenwriter.
Eileen Mayo Dame Eileen Rosemary Mayo, DBE, RA (11 September 1906 – 4 January 1994) was an English-born artist and designer who worked in England, Australia and New Zealand in almost every available medium...
Eileen Walwyn Vice-Admiral Sir Humphrey Thomas Walwyn, KCSI, KCMG, CB, DSO (January 25, 1879 - December 29, 1957) served most of his life in the Royal Navy, rising to the rank of Vice-Admiral and the command ...
Eileen Younghusband Dame Eileen Louise Younghusband, DBE was internationally known for her research and teaching in the field of social work.
Elaine Kellett-Bowman Dame Mary Elaine Kellett-Bowman, DBE (8 July 1923 – 4 March 2014) was a British Conservative politician.
Elisabeth Frink Dame Elisabeth Jean Frink, CH, DBE, RA (14 November 1930 – 18 April 1993) was an English sculptor and printmaker.
Elisabeth Hoodless Dame Elisabeth Anne Marian Frost Hoodless, DBE (born 11 February 1941) is the Executive Director (since 1975) of Community Service Volunteers (CSV), the United Kingdom's leading volunteering and...
Elisabeth Murdoch (philanthropist) Dame Elisabeth Joy Murdoch AC DBE (née Greene; 8 February 1909 – 5 December 2012), previously styled as Lady Murdoch, was an Australian philanthropist.
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, DBE was a German-born Austrian/British soprano opera singer and recitalist.
Elish Angiolini Dame Elish Frances Angiolini, DBE, QC, FRSA (born 24 June 1960), née McPhilomy, is a Scottish lawyer.
Elizabeth Blackadder Dame Elizabeth Violet Blackadder, DBE, RA, RSA (born 1931, Falkirk) is a Scottish painter and printmaker.
Elizabeth Cadbury Dame Elizabeth Mary Cadbury, DBE (née Taylor; 24 June 1858 – 4 December 1951), was an English philanthropist and wife of George Cadbury, the chocolate manufacturer.
Elizabeth Cockayne Dame Elizabeth Cockayne (1894-1988) was Chief Nursing Officer from the inception of the National Health Service in 1948 until her retirement a decade later in 1958.
Elizabeth Couchman Dame Elizabeth Couchman DBE (19 April 1876 - 18 November 1982), was an Australian who worked in the interests of women, and was a co-founder of the Liberal Party of Australia.
Elizabeth Esteve-Coll Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll, DBE, FRSA (born 14 October 1938) is a British academic and former museum director.
Elizabeth Fradd Dame Elizabeth Fradd, DBE, FRCN is a British nursing academic.
Elizabeth Gilmer Dame Elizabeth Gilmer, DBE, FRHortS (24 March 1880 – 29 February 1960) was a New Zealand social worker, educationist and horticulturist.
Elizabeth Gloster Dame Elizabeth Gloster, DBE (born 5 June 1949) is a judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.
Elizabeth Lane Dame Elizabeth Kathleen Lane, DBE (9 August 1905 – 17 June 1988) was an English barrister and judge.
Elizabeth Maconchy Dame Elizabeth Violet Maconchy Le Fanu DBE (19 March 1907 – 11 November 1994) was an English composer of Irish heritage.
Elizabeth Taylor Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE was a British-American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age.
Elizabeth Wordsworth Dame Elizabeth Wordsworth (1840–1932) was the great-niece of the poet William Wordsworth.
Ella Macknight Dame Ella Macknight, DBE, MRCOG, FRCOG, FAMA, FAGO (7 August 1904, Urana, New South Wales, Australia – 1 April 1997, Malvern, Victoria, Australia) was an obstetrician and gynaec...
Ellen MacArthur Dame Ellen Patricia MacArthur (born 8 July 1976), DBE, is a retired British sailor, from Whatstandwell near Matlock in Derbyshire, now based in West Cowes, Isle of Wight.
Ellen Musson Dame Ellen Mary Musson, DBE, LLD (11 August 1867 – 1960) was Chair of the General Nursing Council for England and Wales.
Ellen Pinsent Dame Ellen Frances Pinsent DBE (26 March 1866 – 1949), née Parker, was a British mental health worker.
Emily Blair Dame Emily Mathieson Blair DBE RRC (1892-25 December 1963) was a Scottish nurse and Matron-in-Chief of both the Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service and the British Red Cross Society.
Emily Penrose Dame Emily Penrose, DBE was Principal of Somerville College, Oxford University from 1907 until 1926.
Emma Albani Dame Emma Albani, (1 November 18473 April 1930) was a leading soprano of the 19th century and early 20th century, and the first Canadian singer to become an international star.
Emma Kirkby Dame Carolyn Emma Kirkby, DBE (born 26 February 1949) is an English soprano singer and one of the world's most renowned early music specialists.
Enid Bibby Dame Enid Bibby, DBE is a British educator who garnered notability for her role as headteacher in improving Wood Green High School in Wednesbury, West Midlands, England.
Enid Russell-Smith Dame Enid Mary Russell Russell-Smith, DBE (3 March 1903 – 12 July 1989) was a British civil servant.
Ethel Locke-King Dame Ethel Locke-King (née Gore-Browne), DBE, (1864–1956) was a motor-racing promoter and hospital patron.
Ethel Shakespear Dame Ethel Shakespear DBE was an English geologist, public servant and philanthropist.
Ethel Smyth Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, DBE (23 April 18588 May 1944) was an English composer and a member of the women's suffrage movement.
Ethel Walker Dame Ethel Walker, DBE (9 June 1861 - 2 March 1951) was a British painter of portraits, flower-pieces, sea-pieces and decorative compositions.
Ethel Wormald Dame Ethel May Wormald (née Robinson; born 19 November 1901 – died 23 February 1993) was the second woman Lord Mayor of Liverpool was a British politician, educationist and social activist.
Evelyn Fox Dame Evelyn Emily Marian Fox, DBE (1874 – 1955) was a noted British health worker, specializing in mental health and epilepsy.
Evelyn Glennie Dame Evelyn Elizabeth Ann Glennie, DBE (born 19 July 1965) is a Scottish virtuoso percussionist.
Evelyn Sharp, Baroness Sharp Evelyn Adelaide Sharp, Baroness Sharp, GBE (1903–1985) was a British civil servant and the first woman to hold the position of Permanent Secretary, the most senior civil servant in a Ministry.
Fanny Waterman Dame Fanny Waterman, DBE (born 22 March 1920) is a piano teacher, and the founder, Chairman and Artistic Director of the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition.
Felicity Palmer Dame Felicity Joan Palmer, DBE, is an English mezzo-soprano and music professor.
Felicity Peake Air Commandant Dame Felicity Peake DBE (1 May 1913, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, England – 2 November 2002) was the founding director of the UK's Women's Royal Air Force (WRAF).
Fiona Caldicott Dame Fiona Caldicott, DBE, FRCPsych, FRCP, FRCPI, FRCGP, FMedSci, (1941-) is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and, previously, Principal of Somerville College, Oxford.
Fiona Reynolds Dame Fiona Claire Reynolds, DBE (born 29 March 1958) is Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
Flora MacLeod of MacLeod Dame Flora MacLeod of MacLeod, DBE (3 February 1878 – 4 November 1976) was the 28th chief of Clan MacLeod.
Flora Robson Dame Flora McKenzie Robson, DBE (28 March 19027 July 1984) was an English actress and star of the theatrical stage and cinema, particularly renowned for her performances in plays demanding dram...
Flora Shaw Dame Flora Louise Shaw, Lady Lugard, (born 19 December 1852 – 25 January 1929) was a British journalist and writer.
Florence Baron Dame Florence Jacqueline Baron DBE QC (7 October 1952 - 9 December 2013), styled The Hon.
Florence Bell Dame Florence Eveleen Eleanore Bell DBE (née Olliffe; 1851 - 16 May 1930), was a British writer and playwright.
Florence Cardell-Oliver Dame Annie Florence Gillies Cardell-Oliver, DBE (11 May 1876 — 12 January 1965) was a Western Australian politician and political activist, often known publicly as simply Florence Cardell-Oli...
Florence Cayford Dame Florence Evelyne Cayford, DBE, JP (1897—1987) was a Labour politician in London.
Florence Simpson Dame Florence Edith Victoria Simpson Leach, DBE (née Way; 9 October 1874 – 5 September 1956) was the senior female British army officer during World War I and Controller in Chief, later Presiden...
Frances Davidson, Viscountess Davidson Frances Joan "Mimi" Davidson (née Dickinson), Viscountess Davidson DBE (29 May 1894 – 25 November 1985), styled Lady Davidson between 1935 and 1937 and as Viscountess Davidson ...
Frances Dove Dame Jane Frances Dove, DBE, JP was an English women's campaigner, who founded Wycombe Abbey and other girls' schools.
Frances Farrer The Hon. Dame Frances Margaret Farrer DBE (17 March 1895 – 27 January 1977) was Secretary of the NUSEC and later was named as General Secretary of the Women's Institute (NFWI) in 1929.
Frances Kirwan Dame Frances Clare Kirwan DBE FRS (born 1959) is a British mathematician, currently a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford.
Frances Yates Dame Frances Amelia Yates DBE (28 November 1899 – 29 September 1981) was an English historian who focused on the study of the Renaissance.
Freya Stark Dame Freya Madeline Stark, Mrs Perowne, DBE (31 January 1893 – 9 May 1993) was a British explorer and travel writer.
Gail Rebuck Dame Gail Rebuck, Baroness Gould, DBE is a British publisher, chairman and chief executive of global book publisher Random House's British operations.
Gail Ronson Dame Gail Ronson, DBE (born 3 July 1946) is a British leading charity fundraiser and the wife of businessman Gerald Ronson.
Genevieve Ward Dame Genevieve Ward, Countess de Guerbel DBE was an American-born British soprano and actress.
Geneviève Ward Dame Genevieve Ward DBE (27 March 1837–18 August 1922), born Lucy Genevieve Teresa Ward, was an American-born British soprano and actress.
Georgiana Buller Dame Audrey Charlotte Georgiana Buller, DBE, RRC, best known as Georgiana Buller, was a British hospital administrator and the founder of the first school dedicated to occupational therapy...
Georgina Kirby Dame Georgina Kamiria Kirby, DBE, QSO, JP (born 31 January 1936) is a New Zealander who was made a dame “for services to the Māori people” on 11 June 1994.
Geraldine Keegan Dame Geraldine Mary Marcella Keegan, DBE, is the head teacher of St. Mary's College (in the Creggan area of Derry), which is one of Northern Ireland's most successful schools.
Gertrude Cosgrove Dame Gertrude Ann Geappen Cosgrove, DBE was the wife of Sir Robert Cosgrove, twice elected as Premier of Tasmania.
Gian, Lady Mount Stephen George Stephen, 1st Baron Mount Stephen (June 5, 1829 – November 29, 1921), known as Sir George Stephen, Bt, between 1886 and 1891, was a Scots-Quebecker banker and railway executive in Canada.
Gillian Beer Dame Gillian Beer, DBE (born 27 January 1935), King Edward VII Professor of English Literature and President, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, is a British literary critic and academic.
Gillian Lynne Gillian Barbara Lynne (née Pyrke), CBE (born) is a British ballerina, dancer, actor, theatre director, television director and choreographer noted for her popular theatre choreography asso...
Gillian Morgan Dame Gillian Morgan, DBE (born in Llwynypia, 1953) was Permanent Secretary to the Welsh Assembly Government between 1 May 2008 and August 2012.
Gillian Oliver Dame Gillian Frances "Gill" Oliver, DBE, FRCN, is an expert in cancer nursing and palliative care and has been instrumental in developing cancer services, policy and strategy in the UK and beyond.
Gillian Pugh Dame Gillian Pugh, DBE was Chief Executive of Coram Family, England’s oldest children’s charity, until her retirement on 25 April 2005, after eight years of service.
Gillian Weir Dame Gillian Constance Weir (born 17 January 1941) is a British organist.
Gladys Cooper Dame Gladys Constance Cooper DBE (18 December 1888 – 17 November 1971) was an English actress whose career spanned seven decades on stage, in films and on television.
Gladys Taylor Dame Gladys Taylor DBE, RRC was Matron-in-Chief, Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service.
Glynis Breakwell Professor Dame Glynis Marie Breakwell, DBE, FRSA, AcSS (born 26 July 1952) is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath in Bath, England.
Grace Kimmins Dame Grace Mary Thyrza Kimmins, DBE was described in Punch as .
Gracie Fields Dame Gracie Fields, DBE (born Grace Stansfield, 9 January 189827 September 1979), was an English actress, singer and comedienne and star of both cinema and music hall.
Guinevere Tilney Sir John Dudley Robert Tarleton Tilney, TD (19 December 1907 – 26 April 1994) was the great grandson of the founder of RJ Tilney & Co.
Harriet Findlay Dame Harriet Jane Backhouse Findlay, DBE was the daughter of Sir Jonathan Edmund Backhouse, 1st Bt. and Florence Trelawny.
Harriet Walter Dame Harriet Mary Walter, DBE (born 24 September 1950) is an English actress.
Harriette Chick Dame Harriette Chick, DBE was a notable British protein scientist and nutritionist.
Hazel Byford, Baroness Byford Hazel Osborne Byford, Baroness Byford DBE DL (born 14 January 1941) is a Conservative member of the House of Lords, where she served as Opposition Parliamentary Spokesman for Food, Farming and R...
Hazel Genn Dame Hazel Gillian Genn, DBE, QC (Hon), FBA (born 1949) is a leading authority on civil justice whose work has had a major influence on policy-makers around the world, and is currently Dean of t...
Heather Hallett Dame Heather Carol Hallett, DBE (born 16 December 1949), styled The Rt Hon.
Helen Blaxland Dame Helen Frances Blaxland, DBE (21 June 1907 – 17 December 1989) was an Australian non-fiction writer.
Helen Gardner (critic) Professor Dame Helen Louise Gardner DBE (13 February 1908–4 June 1986) was an English literary critic and academic.
Helen Gillespie Brigadier Dame Helen Shiels Gillespie, DBE, RRC, QHNS (1898–1974) was a British nursing matron during World War II.
Helen Metcalf Dame Helen Metcalf, DBE, FRSA (née Pitt; 7 October 1946, Enfield, Middlesex – 3 December 2003, London) was a British academic, educator, and politician.
Helen Mirren Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE, is an English actor. Mirren has won an Academy Award for Best Actress, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards.
Helen Reeves Dame Helen May Reeves DBE (born 22 August 1945), is the former Chief Executive of Victim Support in the UK. She retired in 2005 after spending 26 years with the national charity.
Helen Wallace Dame Helen Sarah Wallace, Lady Wallace of Saltaire, DBE, CMG, FBA (born 25 June 1946), née Rushworth, is a British expert in European Studies and, by marriage to William Wallace, Baron Wal...
Helena Rous, Countess of Stradbroke George Edward John Mowbray Rous, 3rd Earl of Stradbroke KCMG CB CVO CBE VD TD (19 November 1862 – 20 December 1947) was a British noble and the 15th Governor of Victoria, Australia.
Henrietta Barnett Dame Henrietta Octavia Weston Barnett, DBE (née Rowland; 4 May 1851 – 10 June 1936) was a notable English social reformer, educationist, and author.
Henrietta Henderson Lieutenant General Sir David Henderson KCB, KCVO, DSO, LLD (11 August 1862 – 17 August 1921) was an officer in the British Army who came to be considered as the leading authority on tactic...
Hermione Lee Dame Hermione Lee, DBE, FBA, FRSL (born 29 February 1948 in Winchester) is President of Wolfson College, Oxford, and was lately Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature in the University of O...
Hester Adrian, Baroness Adrian Hester Agnes Adrian, Baroness Adrian, DBE (née Pinsent; 16 September 1899 – 20 May 1966) was a British mental health worker.
Hilda Bynoe Dame Hilda Louisa Bynoe, DBE (née Gibbs; 18 November 1921 – 6 April 2013) was governor of Grenada (British Dependency) between 1967 and 1972.
Hilda Gordon-Lennox, Duchess of Richmond Hilda Madeline Gordon-Lennox, Duchess of Richmond, DBE, JP (née Brassey; 16 June 1872 – 29 December 1971) was the daughter of Henry Brassey and Anna Harriet Stevenson (died 15 July 1898), ...
Hilda Lloyd Dr. Dame Hilda Nora Lloyd, DBE was a British physician and surgeon.
Hilda Ross Dame Hilda Ross, DBE (6 July 1883 – 6 March 1959) was a New Zealand politician for the National Party and an activist.
Hilda Stevenson Dame Hilda Stevenson, DBE (1893—1987) was an Australian philanthropist and community worker.
Honor Fell Dame Dr Honor Bridget Fell, DBE, Ph.D, D.Sc, FRS (1900–1986) was a British scientist and zoologist.
Ida Mann Dame Ida Caroline Mann, DBE, FRCS (6 February 1893, West Hampstead, London 18 November 1983) 'a distinguished ophthalmologist...equally well known for her pioneering research work on embryology ...
Irene Vanbrugh Dame Irene Vanbrugh DBE (2 December 1872 – 30 November 1949) was an English actress.
Irene Ward Irene Mary Bewick Ward, Baroness Ward of North Tyneside, CH, DBE (23 February 1895 – 26 April 1980) was a British Conservative politician.
Iris Murdoch Dame Iris Murdoch DBE (15 July 19198 February 1999) was an Irish-born British author and philosopher, best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the powe...
Iris Origo Iris Margaret Origo, Marchesa of Val d'Orcia, DBE (15 August 1902 — 28 June 1988), née Cutting, was an Anglo-Irish biographer and writer.
Ivy Compton-Burnett Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett, DBE (5 June 188427 August 1969) was an English novelist, published (in the original hardback editions) as I. Compton-Burnett.
Ivy Wedgwood Dame Ivy Evelyn Annie Wedgwood, DBE (née Drury; 18 October 1896 – 24 July 1975) was an Australian Senator for Victoria.
Jacobena Angliss Dame Jacobena Angliss, DBE (23 May 1896 – 10 November 1980) was an Australian philanthropist, arts supporter, and community worker.
Jacqueline Docherty Dame Jacqueline Docherty, DBE is a British nursing administrator and medical professional, who was appointed Chief Executive of West Middlesex University Hospital in February 2009, having previo...
Jacqueline Wilson Dame Jacqueline Wilson, DBE, FRSL is an English writer known for her vast and diverse work in children's literature. Her novels commonly deal with such challenging themes as adoption, divorce and mental illness. Addressing such issues has made her controversial because her readers are young.
Jane Drew Dame Jane Drew, DBE, FRIBA (24 March 1911 – 27 July 1996) was an English modernist architect and town planner.
Jane Goodall Dame Jane Morris Goodall, (born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on 3 April 1934) is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace.
Jane Gow Ian Reginald Edward Gow TD (11 February 1937 – 30 July 1990) was a British Conservative politician and solicitor.
Jane Roberts (politician) Dr. Dame Jane Elizabeth Roberts, DBE (born 1955) is a British psychiatrist and Labour Party politician.
Jane Trefusis Forbes Air Chief Commandant Dame Katherine Jane Trefusis Forbes, Lady Watson-Watt, DBE (born 21 March 1899 – died 18 June 1971), known as Jane Trefusis Forbes, was the first Director of the...
Janet Baker Dame Janet Abbott Baker, CH, DBE, FRSA (born 21 August 1933) is an English mezzo-soprano best known as an opera, concert, and lieder singer.
Janet Finch Dame Janet Valerie Finch DBE, DL, AcSS (born 13 February 1946) is a British sociologist and academic administrator.
Janet Fookes, Baroness Fookes Janet Evelyn Fookes, Baroness Fookes, DBE, DL, is a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, she is a Life Peer in the House of Lords. She was previously a member of the House of Commons from 1970 from 1997, representing the constituencies of Merton and Morden and Plymouth Drake.
Janet Gaymer Dame Janet Marion Gaymer, DBE, QC served from January 2006 to December 2010 as a Civil Service Commissioner and Commissioner for Public Appointments, regulating ministerial appointments to desig...
Janet Husband Dame Janet Husband, DBE, FRCR, FMedSci, is Emeritus Professor of Radiology at the Institute of Cancer Research.
Janet Mary Campbell Dame Dr. Janet Mary Campbell, DBE, MD, MS (1877–1954) was a British physician and medical officer.
Janet Montgomerie, Countess of Eglinton Janet Lucretia Montgomerie, Countess of Eglinton and Winton, DBE (died 6 October 1923), née Janet Lucretia Cuninghame, was the wife of George Arnulph Montgomerie, 15th Earl of Eglinton.
Janet Nelson Dame Janet Laughland Nelson, DBE, FBA (born 28 March 1942) is a British historian.
Janet Paraskeva The Rt Hon. Dame Janet Paraskeva DBE is a British government official.
Janet Ritterman Dame Janet Elizabeth Ritterman, DBE, FRNCM, FRSA (born 1 December 1941) is the Australian-educated former director of the Royal College of Music in London, from 1993 to 2005.
Janet Stancomb-Wills Dame Janet Stancomb Graham Stancomb-Wills, DBE (1853–1932) was the eldest daughter of George Perkins Stancomb and Catherine Janet Lobb, at Aldersgate, London, and niece of the first Baron Winter...
Janet Suzman Dame Janet Suzman, DBE (born 9 February 1939) is a South African/British actress and director.
Janet Thornton Dame Janet Maureen Thornton, DBE, FRS (born 23 May 1949) is a British scientist, and Director of the European Bioinformatics Institute.
Janet Trotter Dame Janet Olive Trotter, DBE (born 29 October 1943) is an academic and administrator in higher education; she helped found the University of Gloucestershire in 2001, becoming its first Vice-Cha...
Janet Vaughan Dame Janet Maria Vaughan (18 October 1899 – 9 January 1993) was a British physiologist.
Jill Macleod Clark Prof. Dame Jill Macleod Clark, DBE, RGN, FRCN (born 11 June 1944) is Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Health & Biological Sciences and Head of the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Universit...
Jo Williams Dame Josephine 'Jo' Williams, DBE, DL (born 8 July 1948, Fishpool, Bury, Lancashire) was the chief executive of Mencap until 1 November 2008.
Joan Bakewell Joan Dawson Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell, DBE (born 16 April 1933) is an English journalist, television presenter and Labour Party Peer.
Joan Evans (art historian) Dame Joan Evans, DBE (22 June 1893 – 1977) was a British historian of French and English mediaeval art, especially Early Modern and medieval jewellery; her notable collection was bequeathed to t...
Joan Hammond Dame Joan Hilda Hood Hammond, DBE, CMG (24 May 191226 November 1996) was a New Zealand born Australian operatic soprano, singing coach and champion golfer.
Joan Harbison Dame Joan Irene Harbison is a Northern Irish public servant and activist.
Joan Higgins Dame Joan Margaret Higgins, DBE is a British academic and educator.
Joan Marsham Dame Joan Marsham was a British philanthropist and chairman of the executive committee of the Girl Guides Association from 1938 to 1948.
Joan Metge Dame Alice Joan Metge, (born 21 February 1930, Auckland, New Zealand), is a New Zealand social anthropologist, educator, lecturer and writer.
Joan Plowright Dame Joan Ann Plowright, the Baroness Olivier, DBE, CBE (born 28 October 1929), is an English actress whose career has spanned over six decades.
Joan Ruddock Dame Joan Ruddock, DBE, MP (née Joan Mary Anthony; born 28 December 1943, Pontypool, Torfaen) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Lewisham Deptfor...
Joan Stringer Dr. Dame Joan Kathleen Stringer, DBE, FRSE, FRSA is a British political scientist and Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University.
Joan Sutherland Dame Joan Alston Sutherland, (7 November 192610 October 2010) was an Australian dramatic coloratura soprano noted for her contribution to the renaissance of the bel canto repertoire from the la...
Joan Vickers, Baroness Vickers Joan Helen Vickers, Baroness Vickers, DBE (3 June 1907 – 23 May 1994) was a British National Liberal and Conservative Party politician.
Joanna Cruickshank Dame Joanna Margaret Cruickshank DBE RRC (1875 – 16 August 1958) founded the Royal Air Force Nursing Service in November 1918 and served as its first Matron-in-Chief.
Jocelyn Barrow Dame Jocelyn Anita Barrow, Mrs. Downer, DBE is the Director for UK Development at Focus Consultancy Ltd. She was the first black woman to be a governor of the BBC and was founder and Deput...
Jocelyn Bell Burnell Dame (Susan) Jocelyn Bell Burnell, DBE, FRS, FRAS (born 15 July 1943) is a Northern Irish astrophysicist.
Jocelyn Woollcombe Dame Jocelyn May Woollcombe, DBE was Director of the Women's Royal Naval Service from 1946 to 1950.
Joyanne Bracewell Dame Joyanne Winifred Bracewell DBE QC FRSA (5 July 1934 – 9 January 2007) was the most senior judge of the Family Division of the High Court of Justice at the time of her death, after the Presi...
Joyce Anelay, Baroness Anelay of St Johns Joyce Anne Anelay, Baroness Anelay of St. Johns, DBE, PC, FRSA (born 17 July 1947) is a Conservative member of the House of Lords and has been the Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords sin...
Joyce Daws Dame Joyce Margaretta Daws DBE FRCS FRACS FAMA (born 21 July 1925, Hounslow, England, UK - died 13 June 2007, Victoria, Australia) was an Australian-based British doctor who specialized in thora...
Judi Dench Dame Judith Olivia "Judi" Dench, (born 9 December 1934) is an English film, stage and television actress, occasional singer and author.
Judith Anderson Dame Judith Anderson, AC, DBE (10 February 18973 January 1992) was an American-based actress born in Australia who had a successful career in stage, film and television.
Judith Rees Dame Judith Anne Rees, DBE was Interim Director of London School of Economics and Political Science from May 2011 until September 2012 following the resignation of Sir Howard Davies from the position on 3 March 2011 following concern over the institution's decision to accept funding from a...
Julia Goodfellow Prof. Dame Julia Mary Goodfellow, DBE, FMedSci, FInstP (née Lansdall; born 1 July 1951) is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent, and Chair of the British Science Association.
Julia Higgins Dame Julia Stretton Higgins, DBE, FRS, FREng (née Downes; born 1 July 1942) is Professor of Polymer Science in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology at Imperial College ...
Julia King Professor Dame Julia Elizabeth King, DBE, FREng (born 11 July 1954) has been the Vice-Chancellor of Aston University since 2006.
Julia Macur Dame Julia Wendy Macur, DBE (born 17 April 1957), is a British judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.
Julia Neuberger, Baroness Neuberger Rabbi Julia Babette Sarah Neuberger, Baroness Neuberger, DBE (born 27 February 1950; née Julia Schwab) is a member of the British House of Lords.
Julia Polak Dame Professor Julia Margaret Polak, DBE, FMedSci is a current head of the Centre for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine at Imperial College London, a centre for medical research she set up with Professor Larry Hench, also from Imperial College, to develop cells and tissues for...
Julia Slingo Dame Julia Mary Slingo DBE (née Walker; born 13 December 1950) is a British meteorologist and climate scientist.
Julie Andrews Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born 1 October 1935) is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director, and dancer.
Julie Mellor Dame Julie Thérèse Mellor DBE is the current Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and the Health Service Commissioner for England.
Julie Moore The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust provides adult district general hospital services for South Birmingham as well as specialist treatments for the West Midlands.
Juliet Rhys-Williams Juliet Evangeline, Lady Rhys-Williams, DBE, DStJ née Glyn (1898 – 1964), was a British writer, and a Liberal Party politician who later joined the Conservative Party.
June Clark Prof. Dame Margaret June Clark, DBE, RN, FRCN FAAN (born 31 May 1941) is a Professor Emeritus of Community Nursing, at Swansea University in Wales.
June Lloyd, Baroness Lloyd of Highbury June Kathleen Lloyd, Baroness Lloyd of Highbury DBE (1 January 1928 – 28 June 2006) was a British paediatrician and, in retirement, a cross bench member of the House of Lords.
Karlene Davis Dame Karlene Davis, DBE is a former General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Midwifery, Regional Representative for Europe in the Internat...
Kate Isabel Campbell Dame Kate Isabel Campbell, DBE, FRCOG (22 April 1899 — 12 July 1986) was a noted Australian physician and paediatrician.
Katharine Stewart-Murray, Duchess of Atholl Katharine Marjory Stewart-Murray, Duchess of Atholl, DBE (6 November 1874 – 21 October 1960), née Ramsay and known as the Marchioness of Tullibardine from 1899 to 1917, was a B...
Katherine Trefusis-Forbes Air Chief Commandant Dame Katherine Jane Trefusis-Forbes, Lady Watt, DBE, LLD (1899–1971) was the first Director of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) from 1939-43.
Kathleen Kenyon Dame Kathleen Mary Kenyon, DBE (5 January 1906 – 24 August 1978), was a leading archaeologist of Neolithic culture in the Fertile Crescent.
Kathleen Lonsdale Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, DBE FRS (née Yardley, 28 January 1903 – 1 April 1971) was a British crystallographer, who finally proved that the benzene ring was flat by X-ray diffraction methods in 1929.
Kathleen Ollerenshaw Dame Kathleen Mary Ollerenshaw, née Timpson, DBE (born 1 October 1912) is a British mathematician and politician who was Lord Mayor of Manchester from 1975 to 1976 and an advisor on educational ...
Kathleen Raven Dame Kathleen Annie Raven, DBE, FRCN was a British nurse, matron, government health official, health care engineer, and educational philanthropist.
Kathleen Simon, Viscountess Simon John Allsebrook Simon, 1st Viscount Simon GCSI GCVO OBE PC (28 February 1873 – 11 January 1954) was a senior British politician who held senior Cabinet posts from the beginning of the Firs...
Kay Davies Dame Kay Elizabeth Davies, DBE, FRS (b.
Kelly Holmes Dame Kelly Holmes, DBE, MBE(Mil.), born 19 April 1970, is a retired British middle distance athlete.
Kiri Te Kanawa Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa is a New Zealand/Māori soprano who has had a highly successful international opera career since 1968.
Kitty Anderson Dame Kitty Anderson DBE BA PhD (4 July 1903, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire – 15 July 1979, Northallerton, Yorkshire) was Headmistress of North London Collegiate School from 1945-65.
Lady Blanche Gordon-Lennox Ivy Cavendish-Bentinck, Duchess of Portland DBE (16 June 1887–3 March 1982), born Ivy Gordon-Lennox, was Duchess of Portland from 1943 to 1977 and afterwards Dowager Duchess.
Lady Cynthia Colville Lady Helen Cynthia Colville, née Crewe-Milnes, DCVO, DBE (20 May 1884 – 15 June 1968) was both a courtier and social worker, serving as a Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary, while at th...
Lady Maud Hoare Lady Maud Hoare, DBE, (5 July 1882–27 December 1962), née Lady Maud Lygon, later Viscountess Templewood, daughter of Frederick Lygon, 6th Earl Beauchamp, was the wife of Sir Sa...
Lady Moyra Browne Lady Moyra Blanche Madeleine Browne, DBE, GCStJ is a former nurse and the only daughter of Vere Ponsonby, 9th Earl of Bessborough and his wife, Roberte.
Laura Cox Dame Laura Mary Cox, DBE (born 8 November 1951), styled The Hon.
Laura Knight Dame Laura Knight, (4 August 1877 – 7 July 1970) was an English artist who worked in oils, watercolours, etching, engraving and drypoint.
Leah Manning Dame Elizabeth Leah Manning DBE (née Perrett; 14 April 1886 – 15 September 1977) was a British educationalist, social reformer, and Labour Member of Parliament (MP) in the 1930s and 1940s.
Leonie Kramer Dame Leonie Judith Kramer, AC, DBE (born 1 October 1924) is an Australian academic, educator and professor.
Lesley Rees Dame Lesley Howard Rees DBE (born 17 November 1942) is a British professor, medical doctor, and endocrinologist.
Leslie Whateley Dame Leslie Balfour Whateley, DBE, TD (28 January 1899 — 4 July 1987) was a Director of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) during the Second World War.
Lilian Barker Dame Lilian Charlotte Barker, DBE, JP (1874—1955) was first British female assistant prison commissioner whose work provided the basis for the modern day humanitarian prison system for female co...
Lilian Braithwaite Dame Lilian Braithwaite DBE (9 March 1873 – 17 September 1948), born Florence Lilian Braithwaite, was an English actress.
Lilian Bromley-Davenport Lt.-Col. Sir Walter Henry Bromley-Davenport TD DL (15 September 1903 – 26 December 1989) was a British Conservative Party politician.
Lillian Penson Dame Lillian Margery Penson, DBE was a professor of modern history at the University of London, and the first woman to serve as Vice-Chancellor of the university.
Linda Dobbs Dame Linda Penelope Dobbs, DBE (born 3 January 1951) was a High Court judge in England and Wales from 2004 to 2013.
Linda Partridge Dame Linda Partridge DBE (born 18 March 1950) is a British geneticist, who studies the biology and genetics of ageing (biogerontology) and age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and P...
Liz Forgan Dame Elizabeth Anne Lucy "Liz" Forgan, DBE (born 31 August 1944) is an English journalist, and radio and television executive.
Lois Browne-Evans Dame Lois Marie Browne-Evans DBE JP (1 June 1927 – 29 May 2007) was a lawyer and political figure in Bermuda.
Lorna Boreland-Kelly Dame Lorna May Boreland-Kelly, DBE, JP, FRSA is a lay magistrate and former member of the Judicial Appointments Commission.
Lorna Muirhead Dame Lorna Elizabeth Muirhead (née Fox), DBE, DL, SRN, CStJ, FRCOG is a past President of the Royal College of Midwives and, since 2006, the current Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside.
Louisa Acheson, Countess of Gosford Louisa Augusta Beatrice Acheson, Countess of Gosford DBE, née Lady Louisa Augusta Beatrice Montagu, was the wife of the 4th Earl of Gosford.
Louisa Aldrich-Blake Dr. Dame Louisa Brandreth Aldrich-Blake, DBE (1865–1925) was one of the first British women to enter the world of medicine.
Louisa Lumsden Dame Louisa Innes Lumsden (1840–1935) born into a wealthy family in Aberdeen, Scotland DBE, was a lecturer in classics at Girton College, Cambridge and the first Headmistress of St Leonard...
Louisa Wilkinson Dame Louisa Jane Wilkinson, DBE, RRC (1889–1968) was Matron-in-Chief of the QAIMNS/QARANC. She joined the QAIMNS Reserves in August 1914.
Louise Henderson Dame Louise Etiennette Sidonie Henderson, DBE (21 April 1902 - 27 June 1994) was a New Zealand artist and painter.
Louise Johnson Professor Dame Louise Napier Johnson, DBE, FRS (26 September 1940 – 25 September 2012), was a British biochemist and protein crystallographer.
Louise McIlroy Dame Anne Louise McIlroy, DBE (11 November 1874, County Antrim – 8 February 1968, Glasgow, Scotland), usually known as Louise McIlroy, was a British doctor.
Louise Samuel Dame Louise Victoria Samuel DBE (died 13 October 1925), née Steibel, sometimes called Louise Gilbert Samuel was an English suffragist and charity worker.
Lucie Rie Dame Lucie Rie, DBE (16 March 1902 – 1 April 1995) was an Austrian-born British studio potter.
Lucile Sayers Dame Lucile Newell Sayers, DBE, JP (died 4 November 1959) was the UK Delegate to the United Nations' Status of Women Commission.
Lucy, Lady Houston Lucy, Lady Houston, DBE (8 April 1857 — 29 December 1936), born Fanny Lucy Radmall, was a British benefactor, philanthropist, adventurer and patriot.
Lydia Dunn, Baroness Dunn Lydia Selina Dunn, Baroness Dunn (born 29 February 1940), DBE, JP, was the Senior Unofficial Member of the Legislative Council and Executive Council of Hong Kong from 1985-1988 and 1988-1995, af...
Lynne Brindley Dame Lynne Janie Brindley (born 2 July 1950) is a British professional librarian and was Chief Executive of the British Library, the United Kingdom's national library from July 2000 until July 2012.
Mabel Brookes Dame Mabel Brookes, Lady Brookes, DBE (15 June 189030 April 1975) was an Australian community worker, activist, socialite, writer, memoirist and humanitarian.
Mabel Miller Dame Mabel Flora Miller, DBE (30 November 1906 – 30 December 1978) was an Australian lawyer and politician.
Mabel Tylecote Dame Dr Mabel Tylecote, DBE (née Phythian; 4 February 1896 – 31 January 1987) was a British Labour Party politician, activist and adult educationist from Manchester, England.
Madeline Brock Dame Madeline Dorothy Brock, DBE, Litt.D. (1886 – 1969) was Headmistress of the Mary Datchelor Girls' School, Camberwell, London.
Madge Kendal Dame Madge Kendal GBE (15 March 1848 – 14 September 1935), born as Margaret Shafto Robertson, was an English actress of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, best known for her roles in ...
Maggie Smith Dame Margaret Natalie "Maggie" Smith, DBE is an English actress. She made her stage debut in 1952 and has had an extensive, varied career in stage, film and television spanning over sixty years. Smith has appeared in over 50 films and is one of Britain's most recognisable actresses.
Maggie Teyte Dame Maggie Teyte, DBE (17 April 188826 May 1976) was an English operatic soprano and interpreter of French art song.
Malvina Major Dame Malvina Lorraine Major (born 28 January 1943) is a New Zealand opera singer.
Marea Hartman Dame Marea Hartman, DBE (22 June 1920 – 29 August 1994), was a British athletics sports administrator.
Margaret Barbour Dame Margaret Barbour, DBE DL is a British businesswoman and philanthropist who together with her daughter Helen Barbour established the Women's Fund in 1999 to encourage and support women withi...
Margaret Beckett Dame Margaret Mary Beckett, (born 15 January 1943) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Derby South since 1983.
Margaret Booth (judge) Dame Margaret Myfanwy Wood Booth, DBE (born 11 September 1933) is a retired British judge.
Margaret Child Villiers, Countess of Jersey Victor Albert George Child Villiers, 7th Earl of Jersey GCB, GCMG, PC, DL, JP (20 March 1845 – 31 May 1915), was a British banker, Conservative politician and colonial administrator.
Margaret Cole Dame Margaret Isabel Cole, DBE (6 May 1893 – 7 May 1980) was an English socialist politician.
Margaret Davidson Dame Margaret Davidson DBE (born 21 April 1871 — died 14 October 1964) was the British wife of the Colonial Governor of New South Wales, Sir Walter Edward Davidson.
Margaret Drabble Dame Margaret Drabble, Lady Holroyd (born 5 June 1939) is an English novelist, biographer and critic.
Margaret Eaton, Baroness Eaton Ellen Margaret Eaton, Baroness Eaton of Cottingley, DBE, DL (born 1942, Bradford, England) is a Conservative Party life peer in the British House of Lords.
Margaret Greville Dame Margaret Helen Greville, Hon Mrs Greville, DBE, was a British society hostess and philanthropist.
Margaret Guilfoyle Dame Margaret Georgina Constance Guilfoyle, AC, DBE (née McCarthy; born 15 May 1926) was a British-born Australian Senator for the state of Victoria from 1971 to 1987.
Margaret Kidd Dame Margaret Henderson Kidd, Mrs. MacDonald QC (14 March 1900, Bo'ness, Scotland – died 22 March 1989, Cambridge, England) was a Scottish legal advocate, editor and politician.
Margaret Price Dame Margaret Berenice Price, DBE (13 April 194128 January 2011) was a Welsh soprano.
Margaret Rutherford Dame Margaret Taylor Rutherford, DBE (11 May 1892 – 22 May 1972) was an English character actress, who first came to prominence following World War II in the film adaptations of Noël Coward's ...
Margaret Scott (dancer) Catherine Margaret Mary Scott, AC, DBE (born 26 April 1922, Johannesburg, South Africa), best known as Dame Margaret Scott, is a South African-born Australian dancer.
Margaret Tuke Dame Margaret Janson "Meta" Tuke, DBE, MA (13 March 1862 Hitchin Hertfordshire21 February 1947, Hitchin) was a British academic and educator.
Margaret Turner-Warwick Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick (born 19 November 1924) is a retired British medical doctor and thoracic specialist.
Margaret Weston Dame Margaret Kate Weston, DBE, FMA was the Director of the Science Museum, London, UK.
Margery Corbett Ashby Dame Margery Irene Corbett Ashby, DBE (19 April 1882 – 15 May 1981) was a British suffragist, Liberal politician, feminist and internationalist.
Margot Fonteyn Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias, DBE (18 May 191921 February 1991), was an English ballerina.
Margot Turner Brigadier Dame Evelyn Marguerite Turner, DBE, RRC, QHNS, Hon ADC (10 May 1910 — 24 September 1993), known as Margot Turner, was a British military nurse and World War II POW. After the war...
Maria Gordon Dame Maria (May) Matilda Ogilvie Gordon (30 April 1864 – 24 June 1939) was an eminent Scottish geologist and palaeontologist.
Marie Breen Dame Marie Freda Breen, DBE (née Chamberlin; 3 November 1902 – 17 June 1993) was an Australian Senator representing the Liberal Party of Australia in the state of Victoria.
Marie Clay Dame Marie Mildred Irwin Clay, DBE, FRSNZ (3 January 1926 – 13 April 2007) was a distinguished researcher from New Zealand known for her work in global educational literacy.
Marie Rambert Dame Marie Rambert DBE (20 February 188812 June 1982) was a Polish-Jewish dancer and dance pedagogue who exerted a great influence on British ballet, both as a dancer and teacher.
Marie Tempest Dame Marie Tempest DBE (15 July 1864 – 15 October 1942) was an English singer and actress known as the "queen of her profession".
Marilyn Strathern Dame Ann Marilyn Strathern (née Evans; born 6 March 1941) is a British anthropologist, who has worked largely with the natives of Papua New Guinea and dealt with issues in the UK of reproductive...
Marion Roe Dame Marion Audrey Roe, DBE (born 15 July 1936, London) is a Conservative politician in the United Kingdom, and former MP.
Marjorie Bean Dame Dr. Marjorie Louise Bean (died March 16, 2001) was the first Bermudian woman to be appointed to Bermuda's former Legislative Council.
Marjorie Maxse Dame Sarah Algeria Marjorie Maxse, DBE, better known as Marjorie Maxse (26 October 1891 – 3 May 1975) was a political organiser and the first female chief organization officer of the Conse...
Marjorie Parker Dame Marjorie Parker, DBE (died 18 February 1991) was an Australian civic and political activist who was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1977.
Marjorie Scardino Dame Marjorie Morris Scardino, DBE, FRSA (born 25 January 1947) is the former CEO of Pearson PLC. She became the first female Chief Executive of a FTSE 100 company when she was appointed CEO of ...
Marjorie Sinclair, Baroness Pentland Marjorie Adeline Gordon Sinclair, Baroness Pentland DBE, DStJ (7 December 1880 – 26 July 1970) was the daughter of Sir John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair and Ish...
Marjorie Williamson Dame Elsie Marjorie Williamson, DBE was a British academic, educator, physicist and university administrator.
Marlene Robottom Dame Marlene Robottom, DBE, is a British academic and educator.
Mary Archer Dame Mary Doreen Archer, Lady Archer of Weston-super-Mare, DBE (née Weeden; born 22 December 1944) is a British scientist specialising in solar power conversion.
Mary Arden (judge) Mary Howarth Arden, Baroness Mance, DBE, QC (23 January 1947), styled The Rt Hon.
Mary Bailey (aviator) Dame Mary Bailey DBE (1 December 1890 – 29 July 1960), née Westenra, was a British aviator.
Mary Douglas Dame Mary Douglas, DBE, FBA (25 March 1921 – 16 May 2007) was a British anthropologist, known for her writings on human culture and symbolism, whose area of speciality was social anthropology.
Mary Durack Dame Mary Durack AC DBE (20 February 1913 — 16 December 1994) was an Australian author and historian.
Mary Gilmore Dame Mary Gilmore DBE (16 August 18653 December 1962) was a prominent Australian socialist poet and journalist.
Mary Glen-Haig Dame Mary Alison Glen-Haig DBE (born 12 July 1918) is a British fencer who competed in four Olympic games in 1948, 1952, 1956 and 1960.
Mary Herring Dame Mary Ranken Lyle Herring, DBE, CStJ (31 March 1895 - 26 October 1981) was an Australian physician and community worker.
Mary Hogg Dame Mary Claire Hogg, DBE (15 January 1947), styled The Hon.
Mary Lloyd Dame Mary Kathleen Lloyd, Mrs. Cheshire (born 31 May 1902, Eastbourne, East Sussex — died 3 April 1972) was a director of the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS).
Mary Macdonald Dame Mary Beaton Macdonald, DBE is a British schoolteacher and former headmistress who was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2005 for her work turning around the fai...
Mary Marsh Dame Mary Elizabeth Marsh, FRSA (born 17 August 1946) was the Chief Executive of the UK National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) from 2000 to 2008.
Mary Perkins Dame Mary Lesley Perkins, DBE (born 14 February 1944) is co-founder and a senior executive of Specsavers, a leading bricks and mortar United Kingdom eyeglass company.
Mary Peters (athlete) Dame Mary Elizabeth Peters, DBE, LL (born 6 July 1939) is a former British athlete, best known as a competitor in the pentathlon and shot put.
Mary Warnock, Baroness Warnock Helen Mary Warnock, Baroness Warnock, DBE, FBA (born 14 April 1924) is a British philosopher of morality, education and mind, and writer on existentialism.
Mary Welsh Air Chief Commandant Dame Ruth Mary Eldridge Welsh, DBE, ED (née Dalzell; 2 August 1896 – 25 June 1986), known as Mary Welsh, was the third Director of the British Women's Auxiliary Air Fo...
Mary Wills (philanthropist) Dame Mary Monica Cunliffe, Mrs. Wills, DBE, D.GSt.J (c.1861 – 2 April 1931) was a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire and Dame of Grace, Order of St John of Jerusalem.
Maud Bevan Dame Maud Elizabeth Bevan, DBE, JP was the daughter of Henry Bouverie William Brand, 1st Viscount Hampden of Glynde and 23rd Baron Dacre, and his wife, Eliza Ellice.
Maud Burnett Dame (Annie) Maud Burnett DBE JP (27 February 1863 — 17 November 1950) was a local English politician who served as the first female mayor of Tynemouth.
Mitsuko Uchida Mitsuko Uchida was appointed Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2001 New Year Honours.
Monica Dacon Dame Monica Jessie Dacon, née Sheen DBE, CMG is a former Saint Vincent and the Grenadines schoolteacher, educator and politician.
Monica Gallagher (community worker) Dame Monica Josephine Gallagher, DBE, DCSG (née McInerney; 5 April 192318 September 2013) was an Australian community worker and church activist.
Monica Golding Brigadier Dame Cecilie Monica Johnson Golding, DBE (born 6 August 1902, London - died 6 June 1997, Bournemouth) was a British Army nurse, who rose to Colonel Commandant, Matron-in-Chief and Director of the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC).
Monica Mason Dame Monica Mason DBE (born 6 September 1941) is a retired ballet dancer and was the artistic director of the Royal Ballet in London from 2002 to 2012.
Moura Lympany Dame Moura Lympany DBE (18 August 191628 March 2005) was an English concert pianist.
Muriel Powell (nurse) Dame Muriel Betty Powell, DBE (1914–1978), was a British nurse, hospital matron, public servant and, briefly, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for the Scottish Home and Health Department (SHHD) In 19...
Muriel Spark Dame Muriel Spark, DBE (1 February 1918 – 13 April 2006) was an award-winning Scottish novelist.
Myra Hess Dame Julia Myra Hess, DBE (25 February 1890 – 25 November 1965) was a British pianist.
Nancy Buttfield Dame Nancy Buttfield DBE (12 November 1912 – 4 September 2005) was an Australian Senator and the first woman to serve in the Australian Parliament as a representative of the state of South...
Nancy Rothwell Dame Nancy Jane Rothwell, DBE, DL, FRS, FMedSci (born 2 October 1955) is a British physiologist and academic who became the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester in July ...
Nancy Salmon Air Commandant Dame Nancy Marion Salmon (2 May 1906 – 9 October 1999), also known after 1962 by her married name, Dame Nancy Marion Snagge, was a senior British women's air force leader.
Naomi James Dame Naomi Christine James, Mrs. Haythorne, DBE, Ph.D (née Power; born 2 March 1949) was the first woman to sail single-handed (i.e., solo) around the world via Cape Horn.
Ngaio Marsh Dame Ngaio Marsh DBE (23 April 1895 – 18 February 1982), born Edith Ngaio Marsh, was a New Zealand crime writer and theatre director.
Nicola Davies (judge) Dame Nicola Velfor Davies DBE QC (born 13 March 1953) is a British High Court judge.
Ninette de Valois Dame Ninette de Valois, OM, CH, DBE, FRAD, FISTD (6 June 18988 March 2001) was an Irish-born British dancer, teacher, choreographer and director of classical ballet.
Norma Major Dame Norma Christina Elizabeth Major, DBE (née Wagstaff, later Johnson, 12 February 1942), is the wife of Sir John Major, the former British Prime Minister.
Norma Restieaux Dame Norma Jean Restieaux, DBE is a physician, medical researcher, cardiologist and author from New Zealand.
Nuala O'Loan Nuala Patricia O'Loan, Baroness O'Loan, DBE (born 20 December 1951), known between 2007 and 2009 as Dame Nuala O'Loan, is a noted public figure in Northern Ireland.
Nuala O'Loan, Baroness O'Loan Nuala Patricia O'Loan, Baroness O'Loan of Kirkinriola, DBE (born 20 December 1951), known between 2007 and 2009 as Dame Nuala O'Loan, is a noted public figure in Northern Ireland.
Nuala O'Loan, Baroness O'Loan of Kirkinriola Nuala Patricia O'Loan, Baroness O'Loan of Kirkinriola, DBE (born 20 December 1951), known between 2007 and 2009 as Dame Nuala O'Loan, is a noted public figure in Northern Ireland.
Olga Uvarov Dame Olga Nikolaevna Uvarov, DBE, FRCVS was the first woman president of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Olive Wheeler Professor Dame Olive Annie Wheeler, DBE (1886–1963) was a British educationist, psychologist and university lecturer, who later became Professor of Education at Cardiff University.
Olwen Hufton Dame Olwen H. Hufton, DBE, FBA, FRHistS (born 1938, Oldham, Lancashire, England)is a historian of early modern Europe and a pioneer of social history and of women's history.
Paddy Ridsdale Dame Victoire Evelyn Patricia "Paddy" Bennett, Lady Ridsdale DBE was a British secretary and intelligence operative.
Pamela Coward Dame Pamela Sarah Coward, DBE is a British educator and teacher who was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2003 for having transformed her school, Middleton Technolog...
Pat Evison Dame Helen June Patricia Evison, DBE (née Blamires; 2 June 1924 – 30 May 2010), known as Pat Evison, was a New Zealand actress.
Patricia Bergquist Dame Patricia Rose Bergquist, DBE (née Smyth; 10 March 1933 — 9 September 2009), was a New Zealand scientist who specialized in anatomy and taxonomy.
Patricia Hodgson Dame Patricia Anne Hodgson, DBE is the Deputy Chair of Ofcom and Chair of the School Teachers' Review Body Following an early stint at the Conservative Party research department, Hodgson worked ...
Patricia Hornsby-Smith Margaret Patricia Hornsby-Smith, Baroness Hornsby-Smith, was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.
Patricia Mackinnon Dame Una Patricia Mackinnon DBE (24 July 1911 – 17 May 2009), née Bell, was Vice-President and President of the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia and a national councel...
Patricia Symmonds Dame Olga Patricia Symmonds, GCM, DBE, best known as Patricia Symmonds, is a Barbadian politician, member of the Senate of Barbados and a former teacher.
Paula Rego Dame Paula Rego DBE (born 1935) is a painter born in Portugal although she is a naturalised British citizen.
Pauline Engel Dame Sister Pauline Frances Engel, is a member of the Sisters of Mercy who served as the third principal of Carmel College in Auckland, New Zealand.
Pauline Green Dame Pauline Green is a former Labour and Co-operative Member of the European Parliament and former Leader of the Parliamentary Group of the Party of European Socialists.
Peggy Ashcroft Dame Peggy Ashcroft, DBE (22 December 1907 – 14 June 1991) was an English actress whose career spanned 48 years.
Peggy Fenner Dame Peggy Edith Fenner, DBE (born 12 November 1922) is a British Conservative Party politician.
Peggy van Praagh Dame Margaret "Peggy" van Praagh, DBE (1 September 1910 – 15 January 1990) was a British ballet dancer, choreographer, teacher, repetiteur, producer, advocate and director, who spent much ...
Penelope Keith Dame Penelope Anne Constance Keith, DBE, DL (née Hatfield, married name Timson, born 2 April 1940) is an English actress, best known for her roles in the British sitcoms The Good L...
Penelope Lively Dame Penelope Margaret Lively, DBE, FRSL (born 17 March 1933) is a prolific, popular and critically acclaimed writer of fiction for both children and adults.
Philippa Russell Dame Philippa Russell DBE (born 4 February 1938) is a British worker and writer in the field of learning disability.
Phyllis Friend Dame Phyllis Friend, DBE, FRCN (28 September 1922 – 24 June 2013) was a British nursing officer.
Phyllis Frost Dame Phyllis Frost AC DBE JP (14 September 191730 October 2004) was an Australian welfare worker and philanthropist, known for her commitment to causes, such as helping prisoners.
Phyllis Guthardt The Reverend Dr. Phyllis Myra Guthardt DBE served for four years as the chancellor of the University of Canterbury until her tenure ended on 31 December 2002.
Rachel Cleland Dame Rachel Cleland, DBE, born Rachel Evans, was an Australian expatriate community and social welfare worker in Papua New Guinea.
Rachel Crowdy Dame Rachel Eleanor Crowdy, DBE (3 March 1884, Paddington - 10 October 1964, Outwood, Surrey) was an English nurse and social reformer.
Rachel Waterhouse Dame Rachel Waterhouse, DBE (born 2 January 1923) is a local historian of Birmingham and the West Midlands of England, consumer affairs activist and writer.
Raigh Roe Dame Raigh Edith Roe DBE (born 12 December 1922, Western Australia) has been a member of the Australian Country Women's Association since 1941; she became Branch President, Western Australian St...
Rebecca West Dame Cicely Isabel Fairfield DBE (21 December 1892 – 15 March 1983), better known as Rebecca West, or Dame Rebecca West, was a British author, journalist, literary critic and travel ...
Reniera Stanley Sir Herbert James Stanley, GCMG (25 July 1872 – 5 June 1955) was a leading British administrator, who served at different times as Governor of Northern Rhodesia, Ceylon and Southern Rhodesia.
Rosalind Paget Dame Mary Rosalind Paget, DBE, ARRC, was a noted British nursing sister, midwife and reformer.
Rosalind Savill Dame Rosalind Joy Savill, DBE, FSA, FBA (born May 12, 1951) is a British art and museum curator.
Rosalinde Hurley Dr Dame Rosalinde Hurley, Mrs. Gortvai, FRC, FRCPath, FRCOG (30 December 1929 – 30 June 2004) was knighted by the British government for her services to medicine, science and law.
Rosalyn Higgins Dame Rosalyn Higgins, DBE, QC (born 1937, London) is the former President of the International Court of Justice.
Rosamund Holland-Martin Dame Rosamund Mary Holland-Martin, DBE, DL (26 June 1914, London – 18 June 2001), née Hornby, was a long-term leader and fund-raiser for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty ...
Rose Heilbron Dame Rose Heilbron DBE QC (19 August 1914 – 8 December 2005) was an outstanding barrister of the post-war period in the United Kingdom.
Rose Macaulay Dame Emilie Rose Macaulay, DBE (1 August 1881 – 30 October 1958) was an English writer.
Rosemary Butler (politician) Dame Rosemary Janet Mair Butler (née McGrath; born 21 January 1943) is a British politician and Labour Member of the National Assembly for Wales for Newport West since 1999.
Rosemary Cramp Dame Rosemary Jean Cramp, DBE, FSA, FBA (born 6 May 1929) is a British archaeologist and academic specialising in the Anglo-Saxons.
Rosemary Murray Dame Alice Rosemary Murray, DBE DL (28 July 1913 – 7 October 2004) was a British chemist and educator.
Rosemary Rue Dame Rosemary Rue, DBE, FRCP, FFPHM, FRCPsych, FRCS (born 14 June 1928, Hutton, Essex – died 24 December 2004, Stanton St. John, Oxfordshire) was a British physician and civil servant, most nota...
Ruth Deech, Baroness Deech Ruth Lynn Deech, Baroness Deech, DBE (née Fraenkel; born 29 April 1943, Clapham, London) is a British academic, lawyer and bioethicist, most noted for chairing the Human Fertilisation and Embryo...
Ruth Railton Dame Ruth Railton (14 December 1915, Folkestone, Kent – 23 February 2001, London) was a British music director and conductor.
Ruth Robins Dame Ruth Laura Robins, DBE, is a British educator and academic.
Ruth Runciman Dame Ruth Runciman DBE (born 9 January 1936) is a former Chair of the UK Mental Health Act Commission.
Ruth Silver Dr Dame Ruth Muldoon Silver, DBE is a British educator.
Sally Davies (doctor) Dame Sally Claire Davies, DBE (born 24 November 1949) is the Chief Medical Officer for England, and previously Director General of Research and Development and Chief Scientific Adviser for the D...
Sally Macintyre Dame Sally Macintyre DBE FRSE (born 1949) is a Scottish sociologist and scientist.
Sally Powell Dame Sally Ann Powell, DBE (née Vickers; born 2 October 1955) is a local councillor in Great Britain for the Labour Party, where she is deputy leader of the Local Government Association's Labour...
Sandra Dawson Dame Sandra June Noble Dawson DBE, was Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University and is KPMG Professor of Management Studies at the Judge Business School.
Sara Barker Sara Barker (15 February 1904–19 September 1973) was a British political administrator, prominent in the Labour Party.
Sarah Asplin Dame Sarah Jane Asplin DBE is a British judge who serves as a Justice of the High Court, one of the Senior Courts of England and Wales; as such, she is entitled to the judicial title Mrs Just...
Sarah Lees Dame Sarah Lees, DBE (1842/1843—1935) was an English politician and civic activist.
Sarah Mair Dame Sarah Elizabeth Siddons Mair, DBE (1846–1941) was a Scottish campaigner for women's education and women's suffrage, active in the Edinburgh Association for the University Education of Women...
Sarah Mullally Dame Sarah Elisabeth Mullally DBE (born 1962) is a British nurse and priest.
Sarah Oram Dame Sarah Elizabeth Oram, DBE, RRC (25 December 1860 – 26 June 1946) was Principal Matron, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force and Senior member of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Ser...
Sarah Storey Dame Sarah Joanne Storey, DBE (née Bailey; born 26 October 1977), is a British road and track racing cyclist and former swimmer, multiple gold medal winner at the Paralympic Games in both ...
Seona Reid Dame Seona Elizabeth Reid DBE FRSA (born 21 January 1950) is a Scottish arts administrator who was director of the Glasgow School of Art from 1999 to 2013, and former director of the Scottish Ar...
Sesenne Dame Marie Selipha Descartes DBE, BEM (28 March 1914 – 11 August 2010), best known as Sesenne, was a Saint Lucian singer and cultural icon.
Sharon Hollows Dame Sharon Hollows, DBE (born 1958, Burnley, Lancashire) is an English schoolteacher and headmistress.
Sheila McKechnie Dame Sheila Marshall McKechnie, DBE (3 May 1948 – 2 January 2004) was a Scottish trade unionist, housing campaigner and consumer activist.
Sheila Noakes, Baroness Noakes Dame Sheila Valerie Noakes, Baroness Noakes, DBE (née Masters, born 23 June 1949) is a British Conservative politician and former corporate executive.
Sheila Quinn Dame Sheila Margaret Imelda Quinn, DBE, FRCN, RGN, RM, RNT (born 16 September 1920, Blackpool, England) is a British nurse and Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing.
Sheila Sherlock Professor Dame Sheila Patricia Violet Sherlock, Mrs. James, FRCP, FRCP Ed, FRS (31 March 1918 – 30 December 2001) was a British physician, hepatologist and teacher.
Shirley Bassey Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE is a Welsh singer. She found fame in the mid-1950s and has been called "one of the most popular female vocalists in Britain during the last half of the 20th century".
Shirley Paget, Marchioness of Anglesey Elizabeth Shirley Vaughan Morgan, Marchioness of Anglesey, DBE, LVO (born 4 December 1924, better known as Dame Shirley Paget) is a writer and the daughter of novelists Charles Langbridge ...
Shirley Pearce Dame Shirley Anne Pearce, DBE is a British academic and psychologist.
Shirley Porter Dame Shirley Porter, Lady Porter, DBE, (born 29 November 1930) is a former Conservative leader of Westminster City Council in London.
Sibyl Hathaway Dame Sibyl Mary Collings Beaumont Hathaway, DBE (13 January 1884 - 14 July 1974) was the 21st Seigneur of Sark (her title was Dame of Sark) from 1927 to 1974.
Sibyl Mary Hathaway Dame Sibyl Mary Hathaway, DBE was the 21st Seigneur of Sark from 1927 to 1974.
Silvia Cartwright Dame Silvia Rose Cartwright, PCNZM, DBE, QSO, DStJ was the 18th Governor-General of New Zealand.
Simone Prendergast Dame Simone Ruth Prendergast, DBE, JP, DL was created a DBE for her political and public service.
Sister Mary Leo Dame Sister Mary Leo, DBE, RSM was a New Zealand nun who is best known for training some of the world's finest sopranos, including Dames Malvina Major, Kiri Te Kanawa and Heather Begg.
Sister Philippa Brazill Sister Mary Philippa Brazill, DBE, LLD (25 December 1896, County Limerick, Ireland — 1 January 1988), generally known as Sister Philippa, was an Australian nursing educator and administrator.
Sonia Proudman Dame Sonia Rosemary Susan Proudman, DBE (born 30 July 1949), styled The Hon.
Sophia Wintz Dame Sophia Gertrude Wintz DBE (1847–16 January 1929) was a Swiss-born British philanthropist who co-founded the Royal Sailors' Rests.
Steve Shirley Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley, DBE, FREng, FRSA, FBCS (born September 16, 1933, Dortmund, Germany) is a British businesswoman and philanthropist.
Sue Ion Dame Susan Elizabeth Ion, DBE, FREng (born 3 February 1955) is a British engineer and an expert advisor on the nuclear power industry and vice president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, sinc...
Sue Tinson Dame Susan "Sue" Tinson, DBE, FRTS, is a British business executive and former television executive at ITN.
Susan Jeune, Baroness St Helier Susan Jeune, Baroness St Helier, DBE was a London County Council alderman and the wife of Francis Jeune, 1st Baron St Helier.
Suzi Leather Dame Susan Catherine Leather, DBE, DL, best known as Suzi Leather, was chair of the Charity Commission from 1 August 2006 to 31 July 2012. She was replaced by William Shawcross. Previously she was chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
Sybil Thorndike Dame Agnes Sybil Thorndike CH DBE (24 October 18829 June 1976) was a British actress who toured internationally in Shakespearean productions, often appearing with her husband Lewis Casson.
Sylvia Crowe Dame Sylvia Crowe, DBE (1901 – 1997) was a British landscape architect and garden designer.
Tanni Grey-Thompson Carys Davina "Tanni" Grey-Thompson, Baroness Grey-Thompson, DBE (born 26 July 1969) is a Welsh former wheelchair racer and is a parliamentarian and television presenter.
Te Atairangikaahu Dame Te Atairangikaahu (23 July 1931 – 15 August 2006) was the Māori queen for 40 years, the longest reign of any Māori monarch.
Tessa Jowell Dame Tessa Jane Jowell DBE is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Dulwich and West Norwood since 1992.
Thea King Dame Thea King DBE FRCM FGSM (26 December 1925 – 26 June 2007) was a British clarinettist.
Theresa Sackler His interest in philanthropy is continued after his death through the Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation which he set up jointly with his British third wife Theresa Sackler née Rowling.
Thora Hird Dame Thora Hird DBE (28 May 1911 – 15 March 2003) was an English actress.
Tim Cross Major General Timothy Cross, CBE (born 19 April 1951) is a retired British Army officer and military logistics expert.
Una Pope-Hennessy Dame Una Constance Pope-Hennessy, DBE, née Birch, was a British writer, historian and biographer.
Unity Lister Dame Unity Viola Webley Lister, DBE (9 June 1913 – 15 December 1998) was a British Conservative political activist.
Uta Frith Uta Frith DBE FRS FBA FMedSci (born 25 May 1941) is a developmental psychologist working at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London.
Val Beral Dame Valerie Beral AC DBE FRS MRCP is an Australian-born British epidemiologist, academic and a preeminent specialist in breast cancer epidemiology.
Valerie Beral Dame Valerie Beral AC, DBE (born 1946) is an Australian-born British epidemiologist, academic and a preeminent specialist in breast cancer epidemiology.
Vera Laughton Mathews Dame Elvira Sibyl Marie Mathews, DBE was one of the first officers of the Women's Royal Naval Service and served from just after the inception of the WRNS in 1918 until it was disbanded in late 1919.
Vera Lynn Dame Vera Lynn, DBE (born Vera Margaret Welch on 20 March 1917), widely known as "The Forces' Sweetheart" is an English singer, songwriter and actress whose musical recordings and performa...
Veronica Sutherland Dame Veronica Evelyn Sutherland, DBE, CMG is a former British career diplomat who served in government from 1965 until 1999, including a stint as Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland.
Veronica Wedgwood Dame Veronica Wedgwood OM DBE was an English historian who published under the name C. V. Wedgwood. Specializing in the history of 17th-century England and Continental Europe, her biographies and narrative histories "provided a clear, entertaining middle ground between popular and scholarly works.
Victoria Sharp Dame Victoria Madeleine Sharp, DBE (born 8 February 1956), styled The Hon.
Violet Bonham Carter Helen Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, DBE (15 April 1887 – 19 February 1969), known until her marriage as Violet Asquith, was a British politician and diarist.
Violet Dickson Hajjiyah Dame Violet Penelope Dickson, DBE (née Lucas-Calcraft; 3 September 1896 – 4 January 1991) was the wife of British colonial administrator H. R. P. Dickson.
Vivien Duffield Dame Vivien Duffield, DBE (born 1946), is an English philanthropist.
Vivien Rose Vivien Judith Rose (born 13 April 1960) is a British judge of the High Court of Justice.
Vivienne Boyd Dame Vivienne Myra Boyd, was a New Zealand woman active in community and public affairs.
Vivienne Westwood Dame Vivienne Westwood, DBE, RDI (born Vivienne Isabel Swire on 8 April 1941) is an English fashion designer and businesswoman, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fa...
Wendy Hall Dame Wendy Hall DBE, FREng, FRS (born 25 October 1952) is the Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, England.
Wendy Hiller Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller DBE (15 August 1912 – 14 May 2003) was an English film and stage actress, who enjoyed a varied acting career that spanned nearly sixty years.
Whina Cooper Dame Whina Cooper (9 December 1895 – 26 March 1994) was a respected kuia (Māori leader), who worked for many years for the rights of her people, and particularly to improve the lot of Māori women.
Yasmin Bevan Dame Yasmin Bevan, DBE (née Prodhan; born 3 December 1953) is the Executive Principal and Headteacher of Denbigh High School since 1991.
Yvonne Moores Dame Yvonne Moores, DBE, FRSH, CIMgt is a former Chief Nursing Officer for England and Director of the NHS playing a key role as advisor to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Health o...
Zaha Hadid Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, DBE (زها حديد Zahā Ḥadīd; born 31 October 1950) is an Iraqi-British architect.
Zara Bate Dame Zara Bate DBE (10 March 190914 June 1989) was an Australian fashion designer and wife (later widow) of the Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt.