Top Girls – Your Top Girls

Patient Griselda, in medieval princess clothes, in the dinner scene of Top Girls

Top Girls opens with a dinner party featuring women from across myth and history. We asked our Facebook and Twitter friends to name their Top Girls.

Did you know Patti Smith (our most popular suggestion) was born in the same year as Dolly Parton? As well as pop icons (Debbie Harry, Annie Lennox and Beyonce are also here) there were activists, writers, a football managing director, a drag queen, comics, rulers and a fairytale character.

Add to the list – email topgirls@outofjoint.co.uk or tweet @out_of_joint with the hashtag #TopGirls

Here are the results:

Vivienne Westwood Interview here

Edith Sitwell www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Edith_Sitwell

Diana Athill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Athill

Kirsty Wark Read the Telegraph profile

Angela Davis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Davis

Penthesilea http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penthesilea

Josephine Baker http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephine_Baker

Edith Fellows http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Fellows

Peggy Guggenheim http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggy_Guggenheim

Martha Graham

Martha Graham http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Graham

Annie Lennox http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Lennox

Liz Jardine Smith’s step-mum who qualified as a vet surgeon the year Top Girls premiered

Carol Ann Duffy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Ann_Duffy

Emmeline Pankhurst http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmeline_Pankhurst

Sandi Toksvig Interview here

Emily Wilding Davison http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Wilding_Davison

Gloria Steinem http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Steinem
Coretta Scott King http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coretta_Scott_King

Aphra Behn http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphra_Behn

Dorothy Parker http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Parker

Alice Walker http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Walker

Dorothea Lange http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothea_Lange

Joan Littlewood http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Littlewood

Gisela May http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gisela_May

Nina Simone

Nina Simone http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Simone

Eleanore of Aquitaine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_of_Aquitaine

Jane Austen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Austen

Debbie Harry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debbie_Harry

Maggie Smith http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggie_Smith

Dolly Parton http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolly_Parton

Simon Burbage’s mum, sister and girlfried

Karren Brady http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karren_Brady

Patti Smith http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patti_Smith

Beyonce http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyonce

Joan Rivers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Rivers

Kathy Griffin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathy_Griffin

RuPaul http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ru_Paul

Angela Carter http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Carter

Tallulah Bankhead http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tallulah_Bankhead

Maya Angelou http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_Angelou

Oprah http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oprah

Ellen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_DeGeneres

Mary the Mother of God http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_the_Mother_of_God

Boudicca http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boudicca

Nell Gwynne http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nell_Gwynne

Ariel (The Little Mermaid)

Ariel (the little mermaid) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_little_mermaid

Fanny Burney http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanny_Burney

Emma Goldman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Goldman

Rosa Luxemburg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Luxemburg

Prue Leith http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pru_Leith

Moll Frith http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Frith

Sarah Vaughan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Vaughan

Gretel (we’re assuming it’s this Gretel)

Naomi Wallace http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naomi_Wallace

Bjork http://bjork.com/

Robyn http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robyn

Tilda Swinton http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilda_Swinton

Hedda Gabler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedda_Gabler

Mary Frith, or "Moll Catpurse"

All the Bloolips

…And in the Less Famous Siblings sub-section:

Dannii Minogue http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dannii_Minogue

Janet Jackson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Jackson

Serena Williams http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serena_Williams

Solange Knowles http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solange_Knowles

Princess Margaret http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Margaret

…and Kate Middleton http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Middleton

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