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There are lots of great female head honchos in Hollywood but these 10 talented women have been named the “Top Ten Women Directors in Hollywood”.  (This list is still missing tons of amazing and important filmmakers, but it’s still worth giving a shout to these talented ladies).  So, in no particular order, here are:

10. Nora Ephron.  Okay, OK, so I’m definitely NOT a big “When Harry Met Sally” fan… (I know, people get mas when I say this).  But you got to give it to her for being so prolific and successful in a tough industry. Ephron began as a screen writer, becoming known for “When Harry Met Sally” and “Silkwood”. Her directing career became sucessful with “Sleepless in Seattle” (1993); “You’ve Got Mail” (1998); “Lucky Numbers” (2000); “Bewitched” (2005″ and her most recent film “Julie & Julia” (2009)

9. Nancy Meyers is another writer turned producer starting with the writing of “Private Benjamin” and “Baby Boom”. Her direting carrer has been a huge success begining with the widely loved “The Parent Trap” (1998). She also wrote and directed the beloved “Something’s Gotta Give” (2003). She then filmed the first Hollywood Romantic to star a 60 year old; “It’s Complicated” (2009)

8. Nicole Holofcener is widely known for her “Walking and Talking” (1990); “Lovely and Amazing” (2001) and “Friends with Money” (2006)

7. Catherine Hardwicke focuses on teen films such as her widely favored film “Thirteen” (2003) and not to mention the first “Twilight” (2008).  She actually started out doing tons  of production design– like 90′s fave film ‘Tank Girl”.  You can definitely see her aesthetic attention to production design remain true now, with the lush & gorgeous set she featured as the Director of “Twilight”.

6. Mira Nair is known for “Vanity Fair” (2004) as well as “Monsoon Wedding” (2001) and “The Namesake” (2007)

9. Julie Taymor began as a stage directory; winning a Tony for “The Lion King”. One of her most memorable films is Shakespeare’s “Titus” (1999) and the lovely and trippy “Across the Universe”.

4. Jane Campion was the second woman to be nominated for the Best Director Oscar for “The Piano” (1993). She is known for her portrayls of non-mainstream women of all eras. Such as “Portrait of a Lady” (1996); “Holy Smoke” (1999) and the most recent “Bright Star” (2009)

3. Sofia Coppola was also nominated for the Best Director Oscar for her film “Lost in Translation” (2003).  She is also well known for her films “The Virgin Suicides” (2000) and the unorthodoxed “Marie Antoniette” (2006)

2. Amy Heckerling is known for her film “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982) and her remake of Jane Austen’s “Emma” aka”Clueless” (1995)

1. Kathryn Bigelow is the first woman to win the Best Director Oscar – for her film “The Hurt Locker” (2009). She began her career by crossing the line only men usually did with her vampire film “Near Dark” (1987). She then showed her love for action with “Point Break” (1991) and gained her reputation for being technically sophisticated with “Strange Days” (1995)

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