Women Film Directors - Index based on GA Foster

This is an index or listing based on G.A. Foster's Women Film Directors (1995). The page numbers refer to the page numbers in that book.

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The 'index' below lists the last names of the women directors, with a clickable hyperlink to the alphabetical letter; that link then provides more details:-- including full name, (birth-death dates), [country], and p. numbers.


[Abreu] [Ahrne] [Akerman] [Alemann] [Amaral] [Anders] [Apon] [Armstrong] [Arzner] [Asanova] [Attile] [Audry] [B.] [Bani Etemaad] [Barrie] [Bat Adam] [Batchelor] [Bemberg] [Bigelow] [Blache] [Blackwood] [Bordon] [Box] [Breien] [Bruckner] [Bute] [Campion] [Cantrill] [Cardona] [Carolina] [Cavani] [Chadha] [Chenzira] [Child] [Chopra] [Choy] [Chytilova] [Citron] [Clarke] [Cochran] [Colbert and Cardona] [Cole and Dale] [Collins] [Coolidge] [Craigie] [Cunard] [Dale] [Dash] [Davis] [Davis] [de Hirsch] [Deitch] [Denis] [Deren] [Djebar] [Dorrie] [Dulac] [Duras] [Elek] [Engstrom] [Ephron] [Epstein] [Export] [Faye] [Fernandez Violante] [Field] [Fisher] [Foster] [Friedrich] [Gauntier] [Gish] [Glyn] [Godmilow] [Gogoberidze] [Gomez] [Gordon] [Gorris] [Greenwald] [Grierson] [Gusner] [Guy] [Haensel] [Hammer] [Harris] [Heckerling] [Hein] [Henning] [Henning-Jensen] [Hidari] [Hofman-Uddgren] [Holland] [Hubley] [Hui] [Huillet] [Hunt] [Ivers] [Jakubowska] [Kaplan] [Karanth] [Kidron] [Kopple] [Kurys] [Lanctot] [Landeta] [Larkin] [Leaf] [Livingston] [Longinotto] [Lupino] [Lyell] [Maclean] [Madison] [Maldoror] [Mallet] [Mangolte] [Marshall] [Martin] [May] [McCullough] [McDonagh] [McLaughlin] [McVey] [Menken] [Meszaros] [Mikesch] [Mikkelsen] [Miro] [Mita] [Moffatt] [Monti] [Moorehouse] [Muratova] [Murphy] [Musidora] [Nair] [Nelson] [Niskanen] [Notari] [Novaro] [Obomsawin] [Ono] [Onwurah] [Ottinger] [Palcy] [Park] [Parmar] [Pascal] [Perincioli] [Pool] [Potter] [Preobrazhenskaya] [Rainer] [Reid] [Reiniger] [Riefenstahl] [Sagan] [Sander] [Sanders-Brahms] [Sarmiento] [Savoca] [Schneemann] [Seidelman] [Sen] [Serreau] [Shepitko] [Shipman] [Shub] [Silver] [Solntseva] [Spheeris] [Stonehouse] [Streisand] [Svilova] [Tanaka] [Todd] [Toye] [Treut] [Trinh T. Minh-ha] [Troche] [Varda] [Von Trotta] [Weber] [Weill] [Wertmuller] [Wheeler] [Wieland] [Wilson] [Zetterling] [Zhang Nuanxin]

Women Film Directors (G.A. Foster, 1995)

*Abreu, Gilda de (1904-79). [Brazil.] p. 1-2.
*Ahrne, Marianne (1940-). [Sweden.] p. 2-4.
*Akerman, Chantal (1950-). [Belgium.] p. 4-7.
*Alemann, Claudia von (1943-). [Germany.] p. 7-9.
*Amaral, Suzana (1933-). [Brazil.] p. 9-10.
*Anders, Alison (1955-). [United States.] p. 10-12.
*Apon, Annette (1949-). [Netherlands.] p. 12-14.
*Armstrong, Gillian (1950-). [Australia.] p.14-18.
*Arzner, Dorothy (1906-79). [United States.] p. 18-22.
*Asanova, Dinara (1942-85). [USSR (Kirghizia).] p. 22-23.
*Attile, Martina (1959-). [United Kingdom.] p. 23-26.
*Audry, Jacqueline (1908-77). [France.] p. 26-28.

*B., Beth (1955-). [United States.] p. 29-31.
*Bani Etemaad, Rakhshan (1953-). [Iran.] p. 31-32.
*Barrie, Diana (1952-). [United States.] p. 32-35.
*Bat Adam, Michal (1950?-). [Israel.] p. 35-36.
*Batchelor, Joy (1914-). [United Kingdom.] p. 36-38.
*Bemberg, Maria Luisa (1940-1995). [Argentina.] p. 38-41.
*Bigelow, Kathryn (1953-). [United States.] p. 41-44.
*Blache, Alice Guy. See *Guy, Alice
*Blackwood, Maureen (1960-). [United Kingdom.] p. 44-46.
*Bordon, Lizzie (1950-). [United States.] p. 46-49.
*Box, Muriel (1905-91). [United Kingdom.] p. 49-53.
*Breien, Anja (1940-). [Norway.] p. 53-56.
*Bruckner, Jutta (1941-). [Germany.] p. 56-58.
*Bute, Mary Ellen (1906-83). [United States.] p. 58-60.

*Campion, Jane (1955-). [New Zealand/Australia/United States.] p. 61-64.
*Cantrill, Corinne (1928-). [Australia.] p. 64-66.
*Cardona, Dominique. See *Colbert, Laurie.
*Carolina, Ana (1943-). [Brazil.] p. 66-68.
*Cavani, Liliana (1936-). [Italy.] p. 68-70.
*Chadha, Gurinder (1960-). [Kenya/India/United Kingdom.] p. 70-71.
*Chenzira, Ayoka (1956-). [United States.] p. 71-73.
*Child, Abigail (1948-). [United States.] p. 73-75.
*Chopra, Joyce (1938-). [United States.] p. 75-76.
*Choy, Christine (1952-). [Korea/United States.] p. 77-79.
*Chytilova, Vera (1929-). [Czechoslovakia.] p. 79-80.
*Citron, Michelle (1948-). [United States.] p. 80-82.
*Clarke, Shirley (1927-). [United States.] p. 82-84.
*Cochran, Stacey (1959-). [United States.] p. 84-86.
*Colbert, Laurie, and Dominique *Cardona (Colbert: 1958-; Cardona:1955-). [Canada.] p. 86-87.
*Cole, Janis, and Holly *Dale (Cole: 1954- ; Dale: 1953-). [Canada.] p. 88-89.
*Collins, Kathleen (1942-88). [United States.] p. 89-90.
*Coolidge, Martha (1946-). [United States.] p. 90-93.
*Craigie, Jill (1914-). [United Kingdom.] p. 93-94.
*Cunard, Grace (1893-1967). [United States.] p. 94-97.

*Dale, Holly. See *Cole, Janis.
*Dash, Julie (1952-). [United States.] p. 98-100.
*Davis, Tamra (1963-). [United States.] p. 100-102.
*Davis, Zeinabu Irene (1961-). [United States.] p. 102-104.
*de Hirsch, Storm (1931-). [United States.] p. 104-107.
*Deitch, Donna (1945-). [United States.] p. 107-108.
*Denis, Claire (1950-). [France.] p. 108-110.
*Deren, Maya (1917-61). [United States.] p. 110-112.
*Djebar, Assia (1936-). [Algeria.] p. 112-114.
*Dorrie, Doris (1955-). [Germany.] p. 114-115.
*Dulac, Germaine (1882-1942). [France.] p. 115-118.
*Duras, Marguerite (1914-). [France.] p. 118-120.

*Elek, Judit (1937-). [Hungary.] p. 121-122.
*Engstrom, Ingemo (1941-). [Finland.] p. 122-123.
*Ephron, Nora (1941-). [United States.] p. 123-124.
*Epstein, Marie (1899-1995). [France.] p. 124-126.
*Export, Valie (1940-). [Austria.] p. 126-129.

*Faye, Safi (1943-). [Senegal.] p. 130-132.
*Fernandez Violante, Marcela (1941-). [Mexico.] p. 132-133.
*Field, Mary (1896-1969). [United Kingdom.] p. 133-134.
*Fisher, Holly (1942-). [United States.] p. 134-136.
*Foster, Jodie (1962-). [United States.] p. 136.
*Friedrich, Su (1954-). [United States.] p. 137-139.

*Gauntier, Gene (1891-1966). [United States.] p. 140-142.
*Gish, Lillian (1886-1993). [United States.] p. 142-144.
*Glyn, Elinor (1864-1943). [United States.] p. 144-145.
*Godmilow, Jill (1950-). [United States.] p. 145-148.
*Gogoberidze, Lana (1928-). [Soviet Union/Georgia.] p. 148-149.
*Gomez, Sara (1943-1974). [Cuba.] p. 149-151.
*Gordon, Bette (1950-). [United States.] p. 151-154.
*Gorris, Marleen (1948-). [Netherlands.] p. 154-156.
*Greenwald, Maggie (1955-). [United States.] p. 156-158.
*Grierson, Marion (1900-). [Scotland.] p. 158-159.
*Gusner, Iris (1941-). [Germany.] p. 159-160.
*Guy, Alice or Alice Guy-Blanche (1873-1968). [France/United States.] p. 160-166.

*Haensel, Marion (1952-). [France.] p. 167-168.
*Hammer, Barbara (1939-). [United States.] p. 168-173.
*Harris, Leslie (1959-). [United States.] p. 173-174.
*Heckerling, Amy (1954-). [United States.] p. 174-176.
*Hein, Birgit (1942-). [Germany.] p. 176-179.
*Henning, Hanna (1884-1925). p. 179-181.
*Henning-Jensen, Astrid (1914-). [Denmark.] p. 181-183.
*Hidari, Sachiko (1930-). [Japan.] p. 183-184.
*Hofman-Uddgren, Anna (1868-1947). [Sweden.] p. 184-186.
*Holland, Agnieszka (1948-). [Poland/France/Germany/United States.] p. 186-189.
*Hubley, Faith (1915-). [United Kingdom/United States.] p. 189-191.
*Hui, Ann (1947-). [China/HongKong.] p.191-193.
*Huillet, Daniele (1936-). [France/Germany.] p. 193-196.
*Hunt, Claire, and Kim *Longinotto (Hunt --; Longinotto --). [United Kingdom/Japan.] p. 196-198.

*Ivers, Julia Crawford (1871-1930). [United States.] p. 199-200.

*Jakubowska, Wonda (1907-). [Poland.] p. 201-203.

*Kaplan, Nelly (1931-). [Argentina/France.] p. 204-206.
*Karanth, Prema (1950-). [India.] p. 206-207.
*Kidron, Beeban (1961-). [United Kingdom/United States.] p. 207-209.
*Kopple, Barbara (1946-). [United States.] p. 209-211.
*Kurys, Diane (1948-). [France.] p. 211-213.

*Lanctot, Micheline (1947-). [Canada.] p. 214-216.
*Landeta, Matilde (1913-). [Mexico.] p. 216-217.
*Larkin, Alile Sharon (1953-). [United States.] p. 217-219.
*Leaf, Caroline (1946-). [Canada.] p. 219-222.
*Livingston, Jennie (1960-). [United States.] p. 222-223.
*Longinotto, Kim. See *Hunt, Claire.
*Lupino, Ida (1918-95). [United States.] p. 223-227.
*Lyell, Lottie (1890-1925). [Australia.] p. 227-229.

*Maclean, Alison (1958-). [Canada/New Zealand.] p. 230-232.
*Madison, Cleo (1883-1964). [United States.] p. 232-235.
*Maldoror, Sarah (1929-). [France/Guadeloupe/Africa.] p. 235-238.
*Mallet, Marilu (1945-). [Chile/Canada.] p. 238-239.
*Mangolte, Babette (1941-). [France/United States.] p. 239-242.
*Marshall, Penny (1942-). [United States.] p. 242-244.
*Martin, Darnell (1964-). [United States.] p. 244-245.
*May, Elaine (1932-). [United States.] p. 245-247.
*McCullough, Barbara (1945-). [United States.] p. 248-249.
*McDonagh, Paulette (1901-78). [Australia.] p. 249-251.
*McLaughlin, Sheila (1950-). [United States.] p. 251-252.
*McVey Drew, Lucille (1890-1925). [United States.] p. 252-255.
*Menken, Marie (1910-71). [United States.] p. 255-257.
*Meszaros, Marta (1934-). [Hungary.] p. 257-260.
*Mikesch, Elfi (1940-). [Austria/Germany.] p. 260-261.
*Mikkelsen, Laila (1940-). [Norway.] p. 261-263.
*Miro, Pilar (1940-). [Spain.] p. 263-265.
*Mita, Merata (1942-). [New Zealand.] p. 265-267.
*Moffatt, Tracey (1960-). [Australia.] p. 267-268.
*Monti, Adriana (1951-). [Italy.] p. 268-269.
*Moorehouse, Jocelyn (1965-). [Australia.] p. 269-270.
*Muratova, Kira (1934-). [Soviet Union.] p. 270-272.
*Murphy, Pat (1951-). [Iceland.] p. 272-273.
*Musidora (1889-1957). [France.] p. 273-276.

*Nair, Mira (1957-). [India/United States.] p. 277-279.
*Nelson, Gunvor (1931-). [United States.] p. 279-281.
*Niskanen, Tuija-Maija (1943-). [Finland.] p. 281-282.
*Notari, Elvira (1875-1946). [Italy.] p. 282-285.
*Novaro, Maria (1951-). [Mexico.] p. 285-287.

*Obomsawin, Alanis (1932-). [Canada.] p. 288-289.
*Ono, Yoko (1933-). [Japan/United States.] p. 289-291.
*Onwurah, Ngozi (1963-). [United Kingdom.] p. 292-293.
*Ottinger, Ulrike (1942-). [Germany.] p. 294-286.

*Palcy, Euzhan (1957-). [Martinique/United States.] p. 297-299.
*Park, Ida May (1885-1954). [United States.] p. 299-301.
*Parmar, Pratibha (1960-). [Kenya/India/United Kingdom.] p. 301-303.
*Pascal, Christine (1953-). [France.] p. 303-304.
*Perincioli, Cristina (1946-). [Germany.] p. 304-306.
*Pool, Lea (1956-). [Canada.] p. 306-308.
*Potter, Sally (1949-). [United Kingdom.] p. 308-310.
*Preobrazhenskaya, Ol'ga (1881-1971). [Soviet Union.] p. 311-312.

*Rainer, Yvonne (1934-). [United States.] p. 313-316.
*Reid, Dorothy Davenport (1895-1977). [United States.] p. 316-318.
*Reiniger, Lotte (1899-1981). [Germany/United Kingdom.] p. 318-320.
*Riefenstahl, Leni (1902-). [Germany.] p. 320-321.

*Sagan, Leontine (1899-1974). [Austria/Germany.] p. 322-323.
*Sander, Helke (1937-). [Germany.] p. 323-326.
*Sanders-Brahms, Helma (1940-). [Germany.] p. 326-329.
*Sarmiento, Valeria (1948-). [Chile.] p. 329-331.
*Savoca, Nancy (1960-). [United States.] p. 331-332.
*Schneemann, Carolee (1939-). [United States.] p. 332-334.
*Seidelman, Susan (1952-). [United States.] p. 334-335.
*Sen, Aparna (1945-). [India.] p. 335-337.
*Serreau, Coline (1947-). [France.] p. 337-338.
*Shepitko, Larissa (1939-79). [Soviet Union.] p. 338-339.
*Shipman, Nell (1892-1970). [Canada/United States.] p. 340-341.
*Shub, Esfir or Esther (1894-1959). [Soviet Union.] p. 341-343.
*Silver, Joan Micklin (1935-). [United States.] p. 343-344.
*Solntseva, Iuliia (1901-). [Soviet Union.] p. 344-345.
*Spheeris, Penelope (1946-). [United States.] p. 345-347.
*Stonehouse, Ruth (1893-1941). [United States.] p. 347-348.
*Streisand, Barbara (1942-). [United States.] p. 348-349.
*Svilova, Elizaveta (1900-75). [Soviet Union.] p. 349-351.

*Tanaka, Kinuyo (1909-77). [Japan.] p. 252-253.
*Todd, Loretta (1961-). [Canada/Native American.] p. 353.
*Toye, Wendy (1917-). [United Kingdom.] p. 353-355.
*Treut, Monika (1954-). [Germany.] p. 355-356.
*Trinh T. Minh-ha (1953-) [Vietnam/United States.] p. 256-258.
*Troche, Rose (1965-). [United States.] p. 358-359.

*Varda, Agnes (1928-). [France.] p. 360-362.
*Von Trotta, Margarethe (1942-). p. 362-364.

*Weber, Lois (1881-1939). [United States.] p. 365-368.
*Weill, Claudia (1947-). [United States.] p. 368-369.
*Wertmuller, Lina (1928-). [Italy.] p. 369-371.
*Wheeler, Anne (1946-). [Canada.] p. 371-372.
*Wieland, Joyce (1931-). [Canada.] p. 372-374.
*Wilson, Margery ((1898-1986). [United States.] p. 374-375.

*Zetterling, Mai (1925-94). [Sweden.] p. 376-377.
*Zhang Nuanxin (1940-). [China.] p. 377-378.

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