50 most popular Pakistani female politicians of present times: Role of women in Pak politics

I’ll start by mentioning, ‘still a lot to be done’. Nobody can deny the importance of the women’s participation in politics in present scenario. Existence of women political leadership in a society is the dire need of the day. It is strong belief that empowering women in a society is the main key of development, both in social and economic sectors. Gender equality as a basic human right was the basic principle of the United Nations’ development plan for the third millennium. It has been followed by most of the developed states of the lovely planet. When it comes to Pakistan, the role of women in Pakistani politics is mainly reflected by the rich and influential past of the Indian sub-continent where they enjoyed major consultative role in decision making at the government levels. Women of the Indian sub-continent used to assist the rulers in the state affairs through their intellect and wisdom. Even in the historic independence movement, many women delivered their utmost and fruitful efforts in the struggle for freedom and Pakistan Movement. It was the result of their dedication under the guidance of the charismatic Jinnah, Pakistan very soon emerged on the world’s map as the largest Muslim state of the world.

The journey of Pakistani politics started that suffered from many back to back injuries caused by continuous dictator regimes with different intervals. It also mainly affected the woman’s participation in the politics at the grass root level. Pakistani state as a whole faced many hurdles and impediments in the formation of a true welfare society, so the same hindrance was also faced by the women in playing their role with steadfastness for the state’s development.  Apart from this, Pakistani political history sparkles with the services of many notable woman politicians who worked for the constitutional improvement in the country.

Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah - Sketch

Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah – Sketch

Ms.Fatima Jinnah who was the sister of Mohammad Ali Jinnah and was a dental surgeon by profession used to assist Jinnah with her acumen and judgmental intuition during the freedom movement. Even after this, during the dictatorship of Field Marshal Ayyub Khan, when she decided to contest the Presidential elections in 1965, she was followed by majority including a significant number of women. Although she was defeated by the results which were the outcomes of the Military rigging, but it laid the foundation for a Pakistani woman to contest the highest political office of the country. As she obtained the popular vote, it also showed that the people of Pakistan were not biased for electing a woman as the head of their government.

Benazir Bhutto (Late)

Benazir Bhutto (Late)

After this, many women in Pakistan specially belonging to the political families appeared as strong organs of the Pakistani political culture where they not only took part in the practical politics but also endowed many organizations for the women empowerment and general betterment of Pakistani society. Women wings in all of the political parties were established. Many women got access to the legislative assemblies. In the late 1980’s, many Pakistani women political workers gathered to condemn the dictatorship of Gen. Zia-ul-Haq under the leadership of Bhutto iron ladies. Door was opened and Benazir Bhutto appeared as the strongest and the most popular leader of her times. She was massively welcomed by the general public of Pakistan. She became the first and the youngest prime minister of any Muslim country in the world and she held the office of the head of the state twice during 1990’s. Her energetic leadership and stunning brilliance impressed many women who later came forward and proved their worth in the political scenario.

Since then, the Pakistani female politicians are playing vital role in the affairs of their parties and parliament. Another bright example is Fahmida Mirza, who remained as the 18th Speaker of the National Assembly. She was a Pakistan’s first woman to hold such prestigious office in the constitutional history of Pakistan. Hina Rabbani Khar is another prime example, who was appointed the first female Foreign Minister in July 2011. Although these all women set precedents for a positive change in the Pakistan’s political culture but still the status of woman in Pakistan needs to be uplifted. Currently the women in Pakistan have been provided (70) reserved seats in Pakistan’s National Assembly (60) and for minority members (10) of Parliament. These seats are allocated to political parties based on proportional representation.

But there is a strong criticism on this system as many women (not all of them) are just entering in the assemblies to represent their political families. The need of the day is to create the situation and circumstances for women, where they should contest in the general elections and become the parliament members. This might be the only way, the genuine representation of Pakistani people and woman will appear in the Parliament. Similarly, the political parties in Pakistan should hold their party’s elections in times and promote women into higher leadership positions. This is why; I started this article by stating ‘still a lot to be done’. A strong awareness among the Pakistani women must be created to know about their political rights and to make them understand that by virtue of obtaining the political offices, they can themselves become truly active in the legislation process and other state’s affairs.

After narrating the Role of women in Pak politics, we have a list of 50 most popular Pakistani female politicians of present times in alphabetical order along with their gorgeous images and other details who have competed their male counterparts in popularity in Pakistani political scenario.

1. Aasiya Nasir – She was born on 15 July 1971 and is a well-known Pakistani politician and parliamentarian, affiliated with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F). She became a member of national assembly on a reserved seat for minorities in Pakistani general elections, 2013. In the 2002 general elections, Aasiya was elected as a member of national assembly on a reserved seat for minorities by Islamic political alliance Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal.

Aasiya Nasir

Aasiya Nasir

2. Alizeh Iqbal Haider is an Ex-MNA who was elected on the reserved seats for women and she is affiliated with Pakistan Peoples Party. She is the daughter of former lawmaker Iqbal Haider and she entered into politics to carry forward her father’s human rights work.

Alizeh Iqbal Haider

Alizeh Iqbal Haider

3. Andleeb Abbas is professionally a trainer and a consultant who is famed as an occasional writer too. She specializes in the areas of Strategic Management and marketing strategy. She is training and marketing consultant to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and DFID. She is the spokesperson for Punjab in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and is also known as a high ranking political activist of PTI.

Andleeb Abbas

Andleeb Abbas

4. Anusha Rahman is a Pakistani politician and a lawyer who is serving presently as the Minister of State of Information Technology and Telecommunication. Her specialization was in Law and Economics of regulated industries, networks and markets. She also sits on the board of directors of Punjab Educational Endowment Fund. She is a senior member of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League and holds the membership of its Central Working Committee.

Anusha Rahman. Image by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK

Anusha Rahman. Image by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK

5. Asma Arbab Alamgir was the MNA and the Adviser to the Prime Minister on SAFRON (States and Frontier Regions) in the last regime in Pakistan. Asma Arbab Alamgir is considered as an eminent female Politician of Pakistan and she belongs to Peshawar (Khyber Pakhtunkhwah). She obtains a graduation in degree in Law and Economics.

Asma Arbab Alamgir. Image  by groundreporter

Asma Arbab Alamgir. Image by groundreporter

6. Asma Mamdot is a Pakistani politician and a prominent parliamentarian. She was elected a member of national assembly on a reserved seat for women from Punjab in Pakistani general election, 2013. She is affiliated with Pakistan Muslim League (N).

Asma Mamdot

Asma Mamdot

7. Ayesha Gulalai Wazir is a famous Pakistani activist-politician and the Member of National Assembly representing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on a reserved seat for women. Prior to joining PTI, Ayesha has served as the Chief Coordinator of the Pakistan Peoples Party for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and was also briefly part of All Pakistan Muslim League.

Ayesha Gulalai

Ayesha Gulalai

8. Ayla Malik was born on October 6, 1970 and is a Pakistani politician and journalist who served as the Member of National Assembly from 2002 to 2007 on a reserved seat for women. She is a central member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and served as Imran Khan‘s campaign manager in Mianwali. Ayla is one of the granddaughters of Malik Amir Mohammad Khan of Kalabagh, who had been the governor of West Pakistan.

Ayla Malik. Image by crazypacer

Ayla Malik. Image by crazypacer

9. Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari was born on January 25, 1990. She is the leader and Chairperson of the women wing of Pakistan people’s Party (PPP) and she is the favored daughter of former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto and former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zaradri.

Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari - Image  by BB Tribute

Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari – Image by BB Tribute

10. Bushra Gohar was born on 5 May 1961 and is an accomplished Pakistani stateswoman, public intellectual and one of leading woman politician. She is currently serving as the Senior Vice-President of the Awami National Party as well as Chairman of the Standing Committee on Women’s Development and a senior member on Standing Committee on Foreign, Finance, and Kashmir Affairs.

Bushra Gohar

Bushra Gohar

11. Farahnaz Ispahani is a former Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan. Politician, writer, women & minority rights advocate, Farahnaz Ispahani is a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. She is a Pakistani politician who has also served as a Media Advisor to the President of Pakistan.

Farahnaz Ispahan

Farahnaz Ispahan

12. Faryal Talpur is a politician from Sindh, Pakistan. Faryal Talpur is the sister of Asif Zardari, the former President of Pakistan and sister-in-law of Benazir Bhutto. She was twice elected as the district mayor of Nawabshah from 2001-2005. She became a member of National Assembly in 2008 and was in office till 2013 she again won her seat 2013 and is office till date.

Faryal Talpur  by uswaa_ali

Faryal Talpur by uswaa_ali

13. Fouzia Hameed is an enlightened Pakistani politician, and parliamentarian. She was elected a member of national assembly on a on reserved seat for women from Sindh in Pakistani general election, 2013. She is affiliated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement.

Fauzia Hameed

Fauzia Hameed

14. Fauzia Kasuri was born on 8 September 1952 and is a skilled Pakistani politician. She is one of the central figures of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Kasuri presided over the women’s wing of PTI until 20 March 2013.

Fauzia Kasuri

Fauzia Kasuri

15. Fahmida Mirza was born on December 20, 1956 and was the 18th Speaker of the National Assembly.  She was trained as a proficient doctor at Liaquat Medical College, Jamshoro, Sindh, in 1982. Joining the Peoples Party in 1997, her political philosophy reflected democratic socialism. Dr. Fahmida Mirza belongs to a strong political family and is a seasoned parliamentarian three times a member of National Assembly.

Fehmida Mirza. Image by PPBINOJ

Fehmida Mirza. Image by PPBINOJ

16. Firdous Ashiq Awan was born on 11 January 1970 and is a polished female Pakistani politician. She belongs to Sialkot and was appointed as the Federal Minister for National Regulation and Services in the Raja Cabinet I. She was elected first time in 2002 on the seat of National Assembly and succeeded in the party PML (Q). In 2008, she was elected again by joining Pakistan People’s Party on the seat of National Assembly.

Fordous Ashiq Awan

Fordous Ashiq Awan

17. Ghulam Bibi Bharwana was born on May 5, 1977, in Satiana, Jhang. She is a talented Pakistani female politician. Since the 2002 General Elections, she has thrice been elected as Member of National Assembly of Pakistan. She has served in the committee on Culture, Sports, Tourism and Youth Affairs, the committee on Education, and the committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources.

Ghulam Bibi Bharwana

Ghulam Bibi Bharwana

18. Hina Pervaiz Butt is a Member of Punjab Assembly affiliated with PML (N) who is basically a Fashion Designer by profession. She is a graduate from Lahore University of Management Sciences. She is ambitious to bring change in Pakistan, especially to stop domestic issues like child marriage and domestic violence.

Hina Pervaiz Butt

Hina Pervaiz Butt

19. Hina Rabbani Khar was born on 19 November 1977 and is a renowned Pakistani stateswoman and economist who was the 26th Foreign Minister of Pakistan. Khar is a graduate of the (LUMS). In 2004, she was appointed as the Finance Ministry. Her father was a prominent national politician and formerly served as a member of the National Assembly. She is also niece of Ghulam Mustafa Khar, former Governor and Chief Minister of Punjab.

Hina Rabbani Khar. Image by cheeel2012

Hina Rabbani Khar. Image by cheeel2012

20. Kashmala Tariq was born on January 24, 1972, in Lahore. She previously belonged to PML-Q and was a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from the Women Reserve Constituency NA-277/NA-302 for the province of Punjab. She got elected twice as member parliament, and served for 10 years (2002-2012).

Kashmala Tariq

Kashmala Tariq

21. Kiran Haider is a bright Pakistani politician, and parliamentarian. She was elected a member of national assembly on a reserved seat for women from Baluchistan in Pakistani general election, 2013. She is affiliated with Pakistan Muslim League (N).

Kiran Haider

Kiran Haider

22. Leila Khan is the current MNA. She is the radiant chairperson of Prime Minister’s Youth Program and Central President PML (N) Women Youth Wing. She is working on these posts on honorary basis and without taking any salary or privileges from the government.

Leila Khan

Leila Khan

23. Maiza Hameed also remained as an EX-MPA (member of Provincial Assembly) and currently she is an MNA (member of National Assembly) affiliated with PML (N).  Her hometown is Rahim Yar Khan.

Maiza Hameed

Maiza Hameed

24. Marriyum Aurangzeb is a glowing Pakistani politician who has been serving as Pakistan Muslim League (N) member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since 2013. She got her BA education from the Federal Government College, Islamabad and MSc education from Quaid-i-Azam University. She is also an MSc degree holder from King’s College London on Environment and Development.

Marriyum Aurangzeb

Marriyum Aurangzeb

25. Marvi Memon was born on 21 August 1972 who is a conservative politician and businesswoman, serving as the central and public figure of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) presided by Nawaz Sharif. Marvi contested 11 May 2013 general election of Pakistan from Thatta and lost the election. She was nominated by PML-N party as a member of the National Assembly from Punjab’s reserved seats for women.

Marvi Memon - Image by Syed shahid Ikram

Marvi Memon – Image by Syed shahid Ikram

26. Maryam Safdar was born on 28 October 1973 and is a shining Pakistani female politician. She is the daughter of the current Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. She is a prominent figure in Pakistani politics, serving as a Nawaz Sharif daughter in the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N).

Maryam Nawaz Sharif

Maryam Nawaz Sharif

27. Munaza Hassan is a resplendent Pakistani politician who currently presides over women wing of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and represents the party as the Member of National Assembly on a reserved seat for women. Munaza studied at Queen Mary School and Kinnaird College. She joined the PTI in 1996 and served as Imran Khan’s chief polling agent at NA-95 in 1997.

Munaza Hassan

Munaza Hassan

28. Mussarat Ahmed Zeb was born in 1950 in Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and is a leading Pakistani activist-politician, social entrepreneur and the member of the former royal family of State of Swat. She is currently the Member of National Assembly representing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on a reserved seat for women.  She also runs a chain of vocational schools for women providing them with training for stitching, sewing and embroidery and then employing them.

Mussarat Ahmad Zeb

Mussarat Ahmad Zeb

29. Nafeesa Inayatullah Khan Khattak is a Pakistani politician, and parliamentarian. She was elected a member of national assembly on reserved seats for women from Khyber Paktunkhwa in Pakistani general election, 2013.

Nafeesa Inaualullah Khan Khattak

Nafeesa Inaualullah Khan Khattak

30. Nafisa Shah is a former Member of National Assembly (MNA) from Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) who also remained as the Vice-President of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). Shah frequently writes for publications such as The Express Tribune and The News.

Nafisa Shah. Image by Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Nafisa Shah. Image by Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

31. Naseema is an MNA who belongs to Quetta, Pakistan. She is actually the MNA at reserved Seat for Women in Baluchistan. She took oath on 01-06-2013.

Naseema

Naseema

32. Naz Baloch is a Pakistani politician. She is central vice president of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. She ran for election to the national assembly from Constituency NA-240 in May 2013 as a candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Her ethnically Baloch father, Abdullah Baloch, is a high-ranking member of Pakistan Peoples Party in Karachi.

Naz Baloch

Naz Baloch

33. Palwasha Zia Khan is a luminous female politician who was elected as MNA on reserved women seat and is affiliated to Pakistan Peoples Party. She is considered as a young, energetic and daring woman political activist in Pakistan for her bold views.

Palwasha Khan

Palwasha Khan

34. Reeta Ishwar is a Pakistani politician and parliamentarian. She was elected a member of national assembly on a reserved seat for women from Sindh in Pakistani general election, 2013. She is affiliated with Pakistan Muslim League (F).

Reeta Ishwar

Reeta Ishwar

35. Reham Khan was born on 3 April 1973 and is a dazzling British Pakistani journalist. She is married to politician and former cricketer Imran Khan. In 2013, Khan came to Pakistan and joined Pakistani news channel News One. She later joined AAJ TV.

Reham Khan

Reham Khan

36. Rida Khan is presently MNA (member of National Assembly) of Pakistan. She is the daughter of the celebrated PML-N leader, Mushahidullah Khan. Rida Khan was born in Rawalpindi on 13th October 1983. She has done BA in Psychology and Sociology. She also holds a MSC degree in Sociology.

Rida Khan

Rida Khan

37. Saira Afzal Tarar was born in 1966 and is a Pakistani politician, conservative figure, schoolteacher, feminist, and the current Minister of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination, appointed since 7 June 2013. She ran for the Parliament of Pakistan in General elections of 2008 and 2013 from Constituency NA-102 on PML-N ticket, winning both times.

Saira Afzal Tarar. Image by MSF8

Saira Afzal Tarar. Image by MSF8

38. Sajida Begum is politically affiliated with PTI. She was elected as MNA from Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and she took oath on 01-06-2013.

Sajida Begam

Sajida Begam

39. Saman Sultana Jafri belongs to Muttahida Qaumi Movement and she is from Sindh, Pakistan. She took oath as the member of the National Assembly, Pakistan on 01-06-2013.

Saman Sultana Jafri

Saman Sultana Jafri

40. Sassui Palijo is a young liberal politician and a columnist in Pakistan who was born in 1976. She remained as the Member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh from Mirpur Sakro Thatta PS-85 THATTA-II. She belongs to Pakistan Peoples Party.

Sassui Palijo. Image by British Council Pakistan

Sassui Palijo. Image by British Council Pakistan

41. Shahjehan Mangrio belongs to National Peoples Party and is from Sindh, Pakistan. She took oath as member of the National Assembly on 01-06-2013.

Shahjehan Mangrio

Shahjehan Mangrio

42. Shakila Luqman is a Pakistani politician, and parliamentarian. She was elected a member of national assembly on a reserved seat for women from Punjab in Pakistani general election, 2013. She is affiliated with Pakistan Muslim League (N).

Shakila Luqman

Shakila Luqman

43. Sharmila Farooqi was born on January 1, 1978 and is a reputable politician from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan who served as an advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh from September 2008 till January 31, 2011.  Farooqi earned her Master of Business Administration from the Adamson Institute of Business Administration and Technology, Karachi and a Master of Laws degree.

Sharmila Farooqi

Sharmila Farooqi

44. Shahzadi Umerzadi Tiwana is a Pakistani politician, and parliamentarian. She was elected a member of national assembly on a on reserved seats for women from Punjab in Pakistani general election, 2013. She is affiliated with Pakistan Muslim League (N).

Shazadi Umarzadi Tiwana

Shazadi Umarzadi Tiwana

45. Shazia Ashfaq Mattu is a Pakistani politician, and parliamentarian. She was elected a member of national assembly on a reserved seat for women from Punjab in Pakistani general election, 2013. She is affiliated with Pakistan Muslim League (N).

Shazia Ashfaq Mattu

Shazia Ashfaq Mattu

46. Shazia Marri was born on 8 October 1972 and is an outstanding Pakistani politician who was a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan. She remained provincial Minister for Information and Electric Power of Sindh. She is from Sanghar, Sindh, Pakistan.  She was elected to provincial assembly of Sindh for first time from 2002-2007 and again from 2008-2013, from PSW-133, one of the seats reserved for women, representing Pakistan Peoples Party.

Shazia Marri

Shazia Marri

47. Shazia Mubashar is a recognized Pakistani politician, and parliamentarian. She was elected a member of national assembly on a ticket of Pakistan Muslim League (N) from NA-129 (Lahore) in Pakistani general election, 2013.

Shazia Mubashar

Shazia Mubashar

48. Syeda Shehla Raza was born on 15 May 1964 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan and is an acclaimed Pakistan People’s Party politician. By 2014, she had become deputy speaker in the Sindh Assembly. Raza completed her undergraduate and graduate education in Physiology at the University of Karachi. Her political career began while she was attending university.

Shehla Raza. Image by Sindhfankar

Shehla Raza. Image by Sindhfankar

49. Shireen Mehrunnisa Mazari is a Pakistani political scientist, journalist and a prominent geostrategist, who served as Director-General of the Foreign Affairs Tank of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf until she resigned from that organization in September 2012, she again joined the party on 18 March 2013. She was appointed central spokesperson of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. She was nominated as a Member of National Assembly on a reserved seat for women by the party; she joined the current parliament on May 2013.

Shireen Mazari

Shireen Mazari

50. Sumaira Malik is a politician from Khushab District, Punjab, Pakistan.      She ran for the National Assembly seat from Constituency NA-69 in the Pakistani general election, 2002 on National Alliance ticket, in Pakistani general election, 2008 on PML-Q ticket & in Pakistani general election, 2013 on PML-N ticket. Securing the seat all three times. She was disqualified from her seat of National Assembly by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on account of her fake degree on 29 October 2013.

Sumaira Malik

Sumaira Malik

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One idea that has been flourished rapidly in the modern world is that a healthy mind and body can perform far better not only in the sports field but also academically as well. The importance of physical exercise is increasing day by day and it is even more relevant in the present scenario that every gender must participate in every kind of sport or game. Developed countries have turned this into reality and their women seem standing together with men in every category of sports. Sports are the best examples where players learn team synergy, leadership skills, motivation, dedication, self esteem, human dignity and peace of mind. Some of us may only consider playing sport is a source of entertainment, fitness and physical attractiveness but we should believe that this also instills in us other essential lessons of life. Modern research denotes that women athletes achieve better grading in their education, avoid many risky diseases in their lives and have higher levels of confidence and self esteem. Today, sports are massive sources for boasting one country’s economy as well. Even though many changes have occurred and women are provided equal access to education and sports opportunities, particularly in progressive countries but there is still so much work to be done, especially in underdeveloped and backward nations of the lovely planet. There is a strong need for creating the awareness for the girl’s participation in sports. All women of the world, regardless of their ethnicity, religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, or educational background, should have equal access to sport and play. Apart from many difficulties today, Cricket, Tennis, Golf, Soccer, athletics; all of these sports are full of extremely talented female athletes. They are not only earning big fame but also are making millions of dollars every year through sponsorships and prizes like sportsmen. We have a list of 50 best female athletes and top sports women of the world of the present times, along with their dazzling images and other details who have genuinely competed their male counterparts in popularity through their brilliant performances in different kinds of sports.

1- Alexandra Patricia “Alex” Morgan – She was born on July 2, 1989 and is a stunning American soccer player and Olympic gold medalist. She is a forward for the United States women’s national soccer team

Alex Morgan. Image by Love @ll

Alex Morgan. Image by Love @ll

2. Aliya Fargatovna Mustafina was born on 30 September 1994 and is a superb Russian artistic gymnast who is the 2010 World individual all-around champion, the 2012 Olympic uneven bars champion, the 2013 World balance beam champion and the 2013 European champion in the all-around and on the uneven bars.

Aliya Mustafina. Image by mvaneersel

Aliya Mustafina. Image by mvaneersel

3. Anna Maree Meares OAM. She was born on 21 September 1983 in Queensland and is an amazing Australian track cyclist. She has been the 500 metre track time trial world champion on four occasions, and a gold medalist at the Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

Anna Meares

Anna Meares

4. Anna Rawson – She was born on 5 August 1981 and is a sizzling Australian professional golfer and model. She played on the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour.

Anna Rawson. Image by Back9Network

Anna Rawson. Image by Back9Network

5. Anna Vladimirovna Sidorova – She was born on February 6, 1991 in Moscow and is a gorgeous curler from Russia. She currently skips the Russian national women’s curling team.

Anna Sidorova

Anna Sidorova

6. Antonija Misura – She was born on 19 May 1988 and is a glorious Croatian professional basketball player. She plays for Toulouse Métropole Basket in the Ligue Féminine de Basketball and for the Croatia women’s national basketball team.

Antonija Misura

Antonija Misura

7. Barbora Spotakova – She was born on 30 June 1981 and is a phenomenal Czech javelin thrower. She is the current Olympic champion, as well as the world record holder.

Barbora Spotakova

Barbora Spotakova

8. Danica Sue Patrick – She was born on March 25, 1982 and is a real challenger American auto racing driver, model and advertising spokeswoman. She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing.

Danica Patrick. Image by david_shankbone

Danica Patrick. Image by david_shankbone

9. Elisa Di Francisca was born on 13 December 1982 and is a scintillating Italian foil fencer. She won the individual gold medal in the Senior World Championships in 2010 and at the 2012 Summer Olympics in July 2012.

Elisa Di Francisca. Image  by whymarche

Elisa Di Francisca. Image by whymarche

10. Ellen Hoog was born on 26 March 1986 and is a luminous Dutch female field hockey player, who is also a member of the Netherlands women’s national field hockey team.

Ellen Hoog. Image  by roel.ubels.jpg

Ellen Hoog. Image by roel.ubels.jpg

11. Gina Joy Carano – She was born on April 16, 1982 and is a radiant American actresstelevision personality, fitness model and former mixed martial artist.

Gina Carano. Image by Michael Dunn~!

Gina Carano. Image by Michael Dunn~!

12. Grace Elizabeth Gold – She was born on August 17, 1995 and is well known as Gracie Gold. She is a flashy American figure skater. She is the 2012 World Junior silver medalist, 2013 U.S. national silver medalist, and 2014 U.S. national champion.

Gracie Gold

Gracie Gold

13. Habiba Ghribi – She was born on 9 April 1984 in Kairouan. She is a vivid Tunisian middle- and long-distance runner who is also the Tunisian record holder at the 2012 Summer Olympics giving her country its first Olympic medal by a woman.

Habiba Ghribi. Image by Positif+

Habiba Ghribi. Image by Positif+

14. Hilary Atwood Knight – She was born on July 12, 1989 and is a striking American ice hockey forward. She is a member of the United States women’s national ice hockey team.

Hilary Knight

Hilary Knight

15. Hope Amelia Solo – She was born on July 30, 1981 and is a world-renowned American soccer goalkeeper and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She has been goalkeeping for the United States women’s national soccer team since 2000.

Hope Solo

Hope Solo

16. Irina Eduardovna Slutskaya was born on 9 February 1979 and is a glowing Russian figure skater. She is a two-time World champion, two-time Olympic medalist, seven-time European Champion, a four-time Grand Prix Final champion and a four-time Russian national champion.

Irina Slutskaya

Irina Slutskaya

17. Jana Pittman-Rawlinson was born on 9 November 1982 and is a sparkling Australian athlete who is a two-time world champion in the 400 m hurdles, from 2003 and 2007. She also won the gold medal in this event at the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Jana Pittman. Image by Fergie10

Jana Pittman. Image by Fergie10

18. Jaqueline Maria Pereira de Carvalho Endres was born on December 31, 1983 in Recife. She is a female Brazilian volleyball player who is also the member of Brazilian national team. She is a double Olympic Champion from Beijing 2008 and London 2012, a double silver medalist of the World Championship and multimedalist of the World Grand Prix.

Jaqueline Carvalho (BRA)

Jaqueline Carvalho (BRA)

19. Jessica Ennis-Hill, CBE was born on 28 January 1986 who is a bright British track and field athlete. She is the current Olympic heptathlon champion. She is also the former European and world heptathlon champion and the former world indoor pentathlon champion. She is the current British national record holder for the heptathlon.

Jessica Ennis. Image by Brunel University London

Jessica Ennis. Image by Brunel University London

20. Jordyn Marie Wieber was born on July 12, 1995 and is a twinkling American artistic gymnast who was a member of the gold medal-winning US women’s gymnastics teams at the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Summer Olympics.  She was also the 2011 world women’s all-around champion.

Jordyn Wieber. Image  by nonorganical

Jordyn Wieber. Image by nonorganical

21. Julia Marie Mancuso was born on March 9, 1984 and is a ravishing American World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist. She has also won five medals (two silver and three bronze) at the World Championships and seven races in regular World Cup competition. Her four Olympic medals are the most ever for a female American alpine skier.

Julia Mancuso

Julia Mancuso

22. Katie Taylor was born on 2 July 1986 and is a sensational Irish athlete who specializes in boxing. Boxing and training with the Irish Amateur Boxing Association, she is the current Irish, European, World and Olympic Champion in the 60 kg division.

Katie Taylor. Image  by TristanReville

Katie Taylor. Image by TristanReville

23. Kaylyn McKenzie Kyle was born on 6 October 1988 and is an astounding Canadian soccer player who plays as a midfielder for the Portland Thorns FC in the National Women’s Soccer League. She is also a member of Canada women’s national soccer team and is a Right To Play ambassador.

Kaylyn Kyle

Kaylyn Kyle

24. Kim Yuna was born on 5 September 1990 and is an outstanding South Korean figure skater. She is the 2010 Olympic champion and 2014 silver medalist in ladiessingles; the 2009, 2013 World champion; the 2009 Four Continents champion; a three-time (2006–2007, 2007–2008, 2009–2010) Grand Prix Final champion; the 2006 World Junior champion; the 2005 Junior Grand Prix Final champion.

Kim Yuna. Image  by { QUEEN YUNA }

Kim Yuna. Image by { QUEEN YUNA }

25. Laura Asadauskaite-Zadneprovskiene was born on February 28, 1984 and is a breathtaking female Lithuanian modern pentathlete who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and reached Olympic record.

Laura Asadauskaitė. Image  by Neeve

Laura Asadauskaitė. Image by Neeve

26. Lindsey Caroline Vonn was born on October 18, 1984 and is a wonderful American World Cup alpine ski racer on the United States Ski Team. She has won four World Cup championships. Vonn won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the first ever in the event for an American woman.

Lindsey Vonn. Image by nick step

Lindsey Vonn. Image by nick step

27. Lisa Nordén was born on 24 November 1984 in Sweden and is a thrilling professional Swedish triathlete, 2008 Olympian and 2012 Olympic silver medalist. She is also the winner of the 2012 Triathlon World Series.

Lisa Nordén. Image by lisa.norden

Lisa Nordén. Image by lisa.norden

28. Mariana Pajón Londono ODB was born on 10 October 1991 in Medellín and is a spectacular Colombian cyclist, Olympic Gold Medalist and BMX World Champion.

Mariana Pajón. Image  by G4SSport

Mariana Pajón. Image by G4SSport

29. Marina Alabau Neira was born on 31 August 1985 in Seville who is a magnificent Spanish sailor. She has won five gold medals at the European Championships and at the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won the gold medal in the RS:X competition.

Marina Alabau. Image  by Infosailing

Marina Alabau. Image by Infosailing

30. McKayla Rose Maroney was born on December 9, 1995 and is an eminent American artistic gymnast. At the 2011 World Championships, she won gold medals in the team and vault competitions. She was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. women’s gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics and was the 2012 Olympic vault silver medalist. She defended her World title and won the gold medal on vault at the 2013 World Championships.

McKayla Maroney

McKayla Maroney

31. Michelle “Shelly” Jenneke was born on 23 June 1993 and is an admirable Australian hurdler and model, who won a silver medal for the 100 m hurdles at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. She received worldwide media attention in 2012 for her pre-race warm-up, which involved dancing.

Michelle Jenneke. Image by Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games.jpg

Michelle Jenneke. Image by Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games.jpg

32. Michelle Wingshan Kwan was born on July 7, 1980 and is a splendid American figure skater. She is a two-time (1998 and 2002) Olympic medalist, a five-time (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2003) World champion and a nine-time (1996, 1998–2005) U.S. champion.

Michelle Kwan. Image by { QUEEN YUNA }

Michelle Kwan. Image by { QUEEN YUNA }

33. Milica Mandić was born on December 6, 1991 in BelgradeSerbia and is a marvelous Serbian taekwondo athlete and the reigning Olympic champion in the +67 kg category.

Milica Mandić

Milica Mandić

34. Melissa Jeanette Franklin – She was born on May 10, 1995 and is a fabulous American competition swimmer and four-time Olympic gold medalist. She currently holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke (long course) and American records in both the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke (long course).

Missy Franklin

Missy Franklin

35. Nadia Elena Comaneci was born on November 12, 1961 and is a fantastic Romanian gymnast, winner of three Olympic gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the first female gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event. She also won two gold medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

Nadia Comaneci. Image  by Mistress_Ureche_Man

Nadia Comaneci. Image by Mistress_Ureche_Man

36. Naseem Hameed was born on 1 May 1988 and is an incredible Pakistani track and field athlete, who became the fastest woman in South Asia when she won a gold medal in the 100 metres at the 2010 South Asian Games in Dhaka. On February 12, 2010, President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari appointed Naseem as Ambassador of Sports in recognition of her success at the SAF Games.

Naseem Hameed. Image  by UK in Pakistan

Naseem Hameed. Image by UK in Pakistan

37. Natalie Anne Gulbis was born on January 7, 1983 and is a remarkable American professional golfer of Latvian descent who plays on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. Gulbis has played on three victorious U.S. Solheim Cup teams – 2005, 2007 and 2009.

Natalie Gulbis. Image  by Keith Allison

Natalie Gulbis. Image by Keith Allison

38. Nicola Spirig was born on 7 February 1982 and is a tremendous Swiss professional triathlete. She is a member of the Swiss National Team and a double Olympian. She is an Olympic champion, and was World Championship runner up in 2010.

Nicola Spirig

Nicola Spirig

39. Olga Rypakova was born on 30 November 1984 and is an imposing Kazakhstan track and field athlete of Russian descent. Rypakova has represented Kazakhstan at the 2007 and 2009 World Championships in Athletics.

Olga Rypakova. Image  by SJM_1974

Olga Rypakova. Image by SJM_1974

40. Paula Caroline Creamer was born on August 5, 1986 and is an awesome American professional golfer on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. As a professional, she has won 12 tournaments, including 10 LPGA Tour events. Creamer has been as high as number 2 in the Women’s World Golf Rankings. She was the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open champion.

Paula Creamer. Image by Keith Allison

Paula Creamer. Image by Keith Allison

41. Ronda Jean Rousey was born on February 1, 1987 and is an excellent American mixed martial artist, judoka and actress. She is the first and current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. She is undefeated, having won eight of her ten fights by armbar.  Rousey became the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in Judo at the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008.

Ronda Rousey. Image  by sabrebiade

Ronda Rousey. Image by sabrebiade

42. Rosannagh “Rosie” MacLennan was born on August 28, 1988 and is a terrific Canadian trampoline gymnast. She is the reigning World Trampoline champion, Olympic champion and Pan American Games champion in the individual trampoline event.

Rosie MacLennan

Rosie MacLennan

43. Sana Mir was born on 5 January 1986 and is a female Pakistani cricketer of Kashmiri origin. She is the captain of the Pakistan women’s team. She was announced Player of the Tournament at the 2008 Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier. She is among 6 players from Pakistan in the top 20.

Sana Mir. Image  by NAPARAZZI

Sana Mir. Image by NAPARAZZI

44. Sandra Raluca Izbaşa was born on June 18, 1990 and is a Romanian artistic gymnast. She is a double Olympic champion, on floor at the 2008 Olympics and vault at the 2012 Olympics. She is also a winner of two Olympic bronze medals (as part of the Romanian team, in 2008 and 2012), and multiple World Championship and European Championship medals.

Sandra Izbașa. Image by @ntop@r

Sandra Izbașa. Image by @ntop@r

45. Skylar Kierra Diggins was born on August 2, 1990 and is a mind-blowing American professional basketball player for the Tulsa Shock of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

Skylar Diggins

Skylar Diggins

46. Stephanie Louise Rice OAM was born on 17 June 1988 and is an impressive Australian swimmer. She won three gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia on 26 January 2009.

Stephanie Rice. Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer

Stephanie Rice. Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer

47. Svetlana Podobedova is a devastating Kazakh weightlifter of Russian descent who has won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women’s 75 kg category with a total of 291 kg. Her 161 kg Clean and Jerk was an Olympic record. She won by virtue of lighter bodyweight.

Svetlana Podobedova. Image by Ivan Bessedin

Svetlana Podobedova. Image by Ivan Bessedin

48. Sydney Rae Leroux was born on May 7, 1990 and is a bewitching Canadian-born American professional soccer player and Olympic gold medalist. She began playing for the U.S. senior national team in 2012.

Sydney Leroux. Image by kbrookes

Sydney Leroux. Image by kbrookes

49. Yana Shemyakina was born on 5 January 1986 and is a tantalizing Ukrainian fencer (specialized in Épée) who won the gold medal in individual épée at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Yana Shemyakina. Image by jastrow75

Yana Shemyakina. Image by jastrow75

50. Yani Tseng was born on 23 January 1989 and is a Taiwanese professional golfer playing on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. She is the youngest player ever, male or female, to win five major championships and was ranked number 1 in the Women’s World Golf Rankings for 109 consecutive weeks from 2011 to 2013.

Yani Tseng. Image  by Keith Allison

Yani Tseng. Image by Keith Allison

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Traditional dress of Benin

Benin is located in West Africa which is officially known as the Republic of Benin. The total area of this country is almost 114,763 km2 and the estimated population is around 10,323,000. Benin was previously called as Dahomey which was actually due to the former Kingdom of Dahomey, which covered only most of the southern third of the present country. Benin gained independence from France on 11 July 1960.

Traditional dress of Benin is a prime example of the historic brilliance of Africa. Image by jl.cernadas

Traditional dress of Benin is a prime example of the historic brilliance of Africa. Image by jl.cernadas

Geographically, Benin is a narrow, north–south strip of land in West Africa which lies between the Equator and the Tropic of Cancer. Benin’s climate is hot and humid and it has two rainy and two dry seasons per year. The economy of Benin is dependent on subsistence agriculture, cotton production, and regional trade. The majority of Benin’s population lives in the south. About 42 African ethnic groups live in this country. Recent migrations have brought other African nationals to Benin that include Nigerians, Togolese, and Malians. The foreign community also includes many Lebanese and Indians involved in trade and commerce. A small part of the European population consists of Beninese citizens of French ancestry, whose ancestors ruled Benin and left after independence. 

Traditional dancers from Benin, Africa. Image  by Willem Heerbaart

Traditional dancers from Benin, Africa. Image by Willem Heerbaart

To have a nice understanding about the culture and traditions of Benin, we should have the knowledge about the religious influences that prevail in the country. Majority is Christians and the Muslims are also found in significant numbers. Likewise, the government of Benin also recognizes the traditional Voodoo religion. Benin is actually the birthplace of the Voodoo religion. The religious typical practice as dancing around the Voodoo spirit is particularly known to the world.

Egun masks represent the spirits of the deceased.  Ethnic Yoruba in the southeast of Benin. Image by transafrica.togo

Egun masks represent the spirits of the deceased. Ethnic Yoruba in the southeast of Benin. Image by transafrica.togo

This small portion mentioned in the above paragraphs was important for deliberating the traditional dress of Benin. Generally, the urban people of Benin have adopted the western clothes in their daily routine. The Beninese men and women both dress up in western outfits for their workplaces. In the offices, the men are seen wearing pants and shirts while some executives prefer suiting. Women are also seen with jeans, shirts and t-shirts. The skirts and dresses are almost all ankle length.    

A large proportion of the Beninese population, still want to live with the traditional dresses. Image by Majorshots

A large proportion of the Beninese population, still want to live with the traditional dresses. Image by Majorshots

But having said that, a large proportion of the Beninese population, still want to live with the traditional dresses. They not only prefer the traditional outfits on special occasions but some of them still wear in the normal life as well. The ancient excavations in Benin and other West African countries suggest that the ancient clothing in this region was based upon the indigenous fibers like raffia, bast and cotton. The textile fragments used till the medieval times were normally densely woven in plain weave. The formal attires were also adorned with openwork embroideries etc. 

Beninese traditional outfits . Aso Oke by The Hunger Project

Beninese traditional outfits . Aso Oke by The Hunger Project

Today, the Beninese traditional outfits normally include the typical “Bomba” dresses which are designed as tunics and trousers for men and a loincloth and a top for women. As the majority lives in the coastal areas, the women living on the coast usually wear the colorful African pagnes embellished with stunning patterns and gorgeous artworkMatching headscarves are also essential part of their traditional dresses. Muslim Beninese women cover their bodies with three piece clothes. One piece of cloth is used as a wrapper around the waist, one around the chest, and one covers the head. Using of veil and scarf is also common in the Muslim women in Benin.

The traditional dress for Beninese men is loose, long and is having boubou –style cotton shirts over pants. Image by cultureapparel

The traditional dress for Beninese men is loose, long and is having boubou –style cotton shirts over pants. Image by cultureapparel

The traditional dress for Beninese men is loose, long and is having boubou –style cotton shirts over pants. In the formal versions, the embroidered boubou is also becoming popular with both men and women. This dress is prepared with lot of skilled toil and it may cost too much. In the present times, the Beninese designers have introduced fusions between traditional and modern dressing. The fabric mostly comprises of traditional cloth for making the shirts, pants and even other type of outer-garments.  

A traditional Beninese hat. Image by kkfea

A traditional Beninese hat. Image by kkfea

The folk costumes of Benin include the West African dashiki, which is a colorful men’s garment covering the top half of the body. It has both formal and informal versions and varies from simple draped clothing to fully tailored suits. Most grooms wear white dashiki suits during wedding ceremonies. Black and red are the traditional colours of mourning. Many men wear a bowler hat with the lace dashiki suit. 

Girl of the ethnic group 'Fulani' in Benin, West Africa. The traditional dress of the Fulani women consists of long colorful flowing robes. Image by Dietmar Temps

Girl of the ethnic group ‘Fulani’ in Benin, West Africa. The traditional dress of the Fulani women consists of long colorful flowing robes. Image by Dietmar Temps

Traditional dress of Benin is a prime example of the historic brilliance of Africa. It truly represents the indigenous colours and stunning Negro customs. Tourists, who pay visit to this wonderful country of Africa, fascinate themselves by participating in the folk and conventional festivities where the Beninese performers dress up the colorful traditional costumes.

A Voodoo dancer - Benin - Traditional costumes - Image  by luca.gargano

A Voodoo dancer – Benin – Traditional costumes – Image by luca.gargano

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50 top women dancers and best female hoofers of the world

The professional female dancers all around the lovely planet are popular for their phenomenal demonstrations of their astounding art and they earn big name through their exuberant performances both locally and internationally. Their spell-binding and rhythmic movements with musical beats make them really distinctive as compare to the other types of artists. Dancing is utterly unique from other kinds of performing arts. There are numerous categories of dances in the world what’re recognized by their choreography and their originality. The top women dancers possess magical command over their expressions, movements and feelings while dancing. Nowadays the women dancers are usually employed on contract or for particular performances or productions. In every category of dance in the world like ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, salsa, oriental, flamenco, bhangra, odissi woman dancers have obtained immense popularity. We’ve prepared a list of 50 top women dancers and best female hoofers of the world of present times with their blazing photographs and other details including dates of birth. They are today considered the genuine crowd-pullers in the entertaining gatherings and other ceremonial functions all around the world.

1. Sheikh Adabel Anahí Guerrero Melachenko - Born on July 18, 1978 and better known simply as Adabel Guerrero. She is an eminent Argentine professional theater and burlesque danceractress and supervedette who has also dabbled as a model and as a singer in several of her television, magazine and theater appearances. Guerrero has also worked as a television co-hostess and panelist.

Adabel Guerrero. Image by diana disteffano 2010

Adabel Guerrero. Image by diana disteffano 2010

2. Adriana Bombom, known with the stage name of Adriana Soares. She was born in Rio de Janeiro on January 8, 1974. She is an exotic Brazilian dancer, model, television host and actress.

Adriana Bombom

Adriana Bombom

3. Alexandra Noel Ansanelli is a gorgeous American ballet dancer. She is a principal dancer by occupation.  She received the Jerome Robbins Award in 2011. She remained as The Royal Ballet (2006-2009).

Alexandra Ansanelli

Alexandra Ansanelli

4. Alina Somova was born on 22 October 1985 and is a glorious Russian ballet dancer. In 2014 she is a principal dancer with the Mariinsky Ballet of Saint Petersburg. She was also featured in the documentary “Ballerina“.

Alina Somova

Alina Somova

5. Anna Tsygankova was born in 1979 and is a graceful Russian ballet dancer. After terms with the Bolshoi and the Hungarian National Ballet, she joined the Dutch National Ballet in 2008 where she is a principal dancer.

Anna Tsygankova

Anna Tsygankova

6. Anu Viheriäranta was born in 1982 and is a phenomenal Finnish ballet dancer. She joined the Dutch National Ballet in 2005 where she became a grand sujet in 2005, a soloist in 2007 and a principal in 2010.

Anu Viheriäranta

Anu Viheriäranta

7. Aurélie Dupont was born on 15 January 1973 in Paris and is a magnificent French ballet dancer who performs with the Paris Opera Ballet as an Étoile.

Aurélie Dupont

Aurélie Dupont

8. Bernadette Mary Flynn was born on 1 August 1979 in Ireland. This wonderful Irish dancer is best known for her work in Lord of the Dance and Feet of Flames.

Bernadette Flynn

Bernadette Flynn

9. Carla Körbes is a beautiful Brazilian ballet dancer who performs as a principal dancer with the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Korbes was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Korbes was named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2006.

Carla Körbes. Image by PacificNorthwestBallet

Carla Körbes. Image by PacificNorthwestBallet

10. Daria Klimentova was born on 23 June 1971 and is a renowned Czech ballet dancer and photographer.  In 1992, she joined Cape Town City Ballet as principal. In 1993, she joined Scottish Ballet as a principal and in 1996, English National Ballet as a principal dancer.

Daria Klimentová

Daria Klimentová

11. Deedar was born on May 15, 1979 in Lahore and is a tantalizing Pakistani stand-up comedian and stage dancer and actress. She is famous for her work in Punjabi dramas. Deedar is best known for her dancing skills in Pakistani songs and movies.

Deedar

Deedar

12. Dena Kaplan was born on 20 January 1989 and is a superb South African-born Australian actress, singer and dancer. She is known for her role as Abigail Armstrong in Dance Academy.

Dena Kaplan

Dena Kaplan

13. Dina Talaat Sayed Muhammad was born on March 27, 1965 and is a fantastic Egyptian belly dancer and actress. She was named as the “Last Egyptian Dancer” by the American magazine Newsweek.

Dina Talaat

Dina Talaat

14. Dorothée Gilbert was born in 1983 and is a French ballerina who dances with Paris Opera Ballet. In 2007, she was nominated Etoile after a performance of Nutcracker.

Dorothée Gilbert

Dorothée Gilbert

15. Edyta Herbus was born on February 26, 1981 in Kielce, Poland and is a spell-binding Polish dancer, model and actress. Edyta was the winner of the Eurovision Dance Contest 2008 with partner Marcin Mroczek representing Poland.

Edyta Herbuś

Edyta Herbuś

16. Egle Spokaite was born in 1971 in Vilnius and is a breathtaking Lithuanian ballet dancer, prima ballerina of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater (1989–2011). She is also Winner of the Lithuanian National Prize.

Eglė Špokaitė

Eglė Špokaitė

17. Eleonora Abbagnato was born on 30 June 1978 and is a brilliant Italian ballet dancer, model and actress. She is currently an Etoile at the Paris Opera Ballet.

Eleonora Abbagnato

Eleonora Abbagnato

18. Erina Takahashi was born in Hokkaido, Japan and is a stunning Senior Principal dancer with the English National Ballet. She became a Principal dancer in 2000 and has been promoted to Lead Principal dancer in 2007.

Erina Takahashi. Image by Shani Hancock

Erina Takahashi. Image by Shani Hancock

19. Eva María Garrido Garcia, known professionally as Eva Yerbabuena, is a dazzling Spanish flamenco dancer. She formed her own dance company in 1998 and won Spain‘s National Dance Prize (Premio Nacional de Danza) in 2001.

Eva la Yerbabuena. Image by Bodegas Mezquita

Eva la Yerbabuena. Image by Bodegas Mezquita

20. Evelina Papoulia was born in AthensGreece on 25 March 1971 and is a cherished Greek actress/dancer. From 2006 until 2008, she was a judge at the Greek version of “So You Think You Can Dance”.

Evelina Papoulia. Image by St. Kolidaki

Evelina Papoulia. Image by St. Kolidaki

21. Faye Leung was born on 18 March 1979 and was the senior principal dancer of the Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) from 1996 to 2008. As of 2011, she is the lead actress in The House of Dancing Water, a water-based show in City of Dreams.

Faye Leung. Image by Z-ong

Faye Leung. Image by Z-ong

22. Hanan Tork was born on March 7, 1975 and is a vibrant Egyptian actress and former ballerina. Hanan also serves as a worldwide ambassador for the international charity Islamic Relief.

Hanan Tork

Hanan Tork

23. Helene Bouchet was born in 1980 and is a popular French ballet dancer who joined the Hamburg Ballet in 1998. She has been a principal there since 2005. Bouchet received the Silver Medal at the 20th Varna International Ballet Competition in 2002.

Hélène Bouchet. Image Quinn B Wharton

Hélène Bouchet. Image Quinn B Wharton

24. Hina Shaheen was born on 13 February 1971 and is a distinguished Pakistani TV, film stage actress and stage dancer. Shaheen was born in Lahore. She is particularly famous for her super hit dance in stages plays.  Her stage dramas almost sold out before starting.

Hina Shaheen by hina shaheen

Hina Shaheen by hina shaheen

25. Immodesty Blaize also known as Kelly Fletcher was born in England. She is a marvelous British burlesque dancer who performs internationally. She was crowned Reigning Queen of Burlesque in June 2007.

Immodesty Blaize. Image by Chris Blakeley

Immodesty Blaize. Image by Chris Blakeley

26. Isha Sharvani was born on 29 September 1984 in Gujarat. She is a sizzling Indian Contemporary dancer and actress. She has also starred in some Bollywood and other Indian films.

Isha Sharvani. Image by fat mu photos

Isha Sharvani. Image by fat mu photos

27. Ji-Young Kim was born on July 26, 1978 and is a high-profiled South Korean prima ballerina and is currently a principal dancer with the Korea National Ballet (KNB) in Seoul, South Korea.

Ji-Young Kim

Ji-Young Kim

28. Jurgita Dronina was born on 27 March 1986 and is a resplendent Russian-Lithuanian ballet dancer. After a term with the Royal Swedish Ballet she joined the Dutch National Ballet in 2010 where she is a principal dancer.

Jurgita Dronina. Image by faun070

Jurgita Dronina. Image by faun070

29. Karina Smirnoff also known as Karina Smirnova was born on January 2, 1978 and is a scintillating American Ukrainian professional ballroom dancer of Greek-Russian descent. She is a five-time U.S. National Champion, World Trophy Champion, and Asian Open Champion.

Karina Smirnoff. Image by RogerBlazic

Karina Smirnoff. Image by RogerBlazic

30. Kathrin Menzinger was born on 24 September 1988 in Vienna and is a fabulous Austrian dancer. She started to dance at the age of 3, first with ballet, but soon changed to Ballroom and Latin dancing.

Kathrin Menzinger. Image by tanzschule_hernals

Kathrin Menzinger. Image by tanzschule_hernals

31. Kim Joo-won was born in 1978 and is a pretty South Korean prima ballerina who has danced for 15 years with the Korean National Ballet (KNB).

Kim Joo-won. Image by danceinkorea

Kim Joo-won. Image by danceinkorea

32. Kirsty Martin was born in 1976 and is an enthralling Australian ballet dancer. She was a star and principal of the Australian Ballet (AB), dancing for the company from 1995 until she retired in 2011.

Kirsty Martin

Kirsty Martin

33.  Maia Makhateli was born in 1986 and is a shining Georgian ballet dancer. After terms with the Colorado Ballet and the Birmingham Royal Ballet, she joined the Dutch National Ballet in 2006 where she now is a principal dancer.

Maia Makhateli. Image by redtouchmedia

Maia Makhateli. Image by redtouchmedia

34. Maria Noel Riccetto is a tremendous Uruguayan ballet dancer and former soloist with American Ballet Theatre (ABT). She was born in 1980.

Maria Riccetto

Maria Riccetto

35. Methil Devika is a dance research scholar, educator, performer and choreographer who hails from Palakkad. She was born on 5 April 1977 in Dubai.

Methil Devika. Image  by methil_d

Methil Devika. Image by methil_d

36.  Misa Kuranaga was born in Osaka Prefecture and is a ravishing Japanese ballerina at the Boston Ballet. In 2006 she won the senior gold medal at the USA International Ballet Competition.

Misa Karunga

Misa Karunga

37. Nargis was born in 1974 and is an astounding Pakistani film actress and a stage dancer, whose real name is Ghazallah. She is a well known Dancer of Pakistani filmi culture. She had appeared regularly in stage plays.

Nargis

Nargis

38. Nathalie Nordquist was born on May 7, 1979 and is an amazing Swedish ballerina, who has performed in the Royal Swedish Ballet, the Royal Danish Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, and The Australian Ballet.

Nathalie Nordquist

Nathalie Nordquist

39. Nina Ananiashvili was born on March 28, 1963 and is a Georgian ballerina and artistic director of the State Ballet of Georgia. She was born in Tbilisi. She had performed well in several competitions.

Nina Ananiashvili. Image  by notmydayjobphotography

Nina Ananiashvili. Image by notmydayjobphotography

40. Valentine Ruth “Ruthie” Henshall was born on 7 March 1967 and is an exquisite English actress, singer and dancer best known for her work in musical theatre. She is a five-time Olivier Award nominee.

Ruthie Henshall. Image by Billy Elliot Musical

Ruthie Henshall. Image by Billy Elliot Musical

41.Sara Pereyra Baras was born on April 25, 1971 and is a stylish female flamenco dancer, born in San Fernando, Cádiz, Spain. She is internationally famous and regularly tours the world.

Sara Baras. Image by Trix esperando San Antón!

Sara Baras. Image by Trix esperando San Antón!

42. Sasha Alexandra Waltz was born on 8 March 1963 and is an un-paralleled German choreographer, dancer and leader of the dance company Sasha Waltz and Guests.

Sasha Waltz

Sasha Waltz

43. Saskia Holbling was born on 6 March 1971 and is an impressive Austrian choreographer and dancer. In 2002 she was awarded the Austrian Dance Production Prize for other feature.

Saskia Hölbling

Saskia Hölbling

44. Shobana having full name as Shobana Chandrakumar Pillai is Indian film actress and Bharata Natyam dancer from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. She has worked on collaborative ventures with the likes of tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, Vikku Vinayakram and Mandolin Srinivas.

Shobana - Bharatanatyam

Shobana – Bharatanatyam

45. Sohai Ali Abro is a Pakistani actress, dancer and model, who appears in Pakistani serials and films. Abro started her career as a model. Abro made her film debut with Yasir Nawaz’s 2013 film Anjuman.

Sohai Ali Abro

Sohai Ali Abro

46. Suhaee Abro is a magnetic Pakistani dancer and actress. She specializes in the field of dance and is a trained classical dancer. Suhaee works in television plays, theatre, documentaries and music videos.

Suhaee Abro

Suhaee Abro

47. Vaibhavi Merchant is an Indian dance choreographer working in Bollywood films. She has been a judge on the television dance show Nach Baliye 3Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 3), Zara Nach Ke Dikha 2, and Just Dance.

Vaibhavi Merchant. Image by paltapan_14

Vaibhavi Merchant. Image by paltapan_14

48. Valeria Constanza Archimaut was born on January 14, 1972 and is also known as Valeria Archimó. She is an Argentine theater dancer, supervedette, choreographer and theater creative director. She is known for participating in many dance competitions.

Valeria Archimó. Image  by Tigre Municipio oficial

Valeria Archimó. Image by Tigre Municipio oficial

49. Yamna Carolina Lobos Astorga – She was born in Santiago, Chile, February 26, 1983 and is a popular Chilean dancer, television host, and actress.

Yamna Lobos

Yamna Lobos

50. Zhu Yan is a Chinese ballet dancer. Since 1995, she has danced with the National Ballet of China where she is now the leading prima ballerina.

Zhu Yan. Image  by Andy Phillipson

Zhu Yan. Image by Andy Phillipson

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Traditional dress of the Czech Republic: Legacy of the Bohemian and Moravian cultures

Let’s go today to Bohemia. Are you confused? Ok, I mean Moravia. Still, didn’t understand? Czech Silesia. Yes, now you got it. I am talking about the landlocked but beautiful country from Europe, which is known today as the Czech Republic. The territories of this country were firstly inhabited by humans in the prehistoric era. Boii people were the first known immigrants to this part of the lovely planet and then this land witnessed the arrivals of Germanic and Slavic tribes.  

Traditional dress of the Czech Republic is truly the legacy of the Bohemian and Moravian cultures. Image by donald judge

Traditional dress of the Czech Republic is truly the legacy of the Bohemian and Moravian cultures. Image by donald judge

The cultural history of the Czech Republic considerably starts from the era of Přemyslid dynasty in the 9th century. First proper crowning of the Bohemian king happened in 1085 and the era of the Bohemian kingdom started that lasted till middle ages. The 14th century is known in the Czech history as the reign of Charles IV (1342–78) which is the most significant for the cultural development of the Czech territory. It was a kingdom in the Holy Roman Empire, and the King was a Prince-Elector of the empire until its dissolution in 1806. After the fall of the Holy Roman Empire, Bohemia became part of the Austrian Empire and it will not be wrong to say that dark period in the history of the Czech Republic was started. The population of the Czech lands was declined by a third through war, disease, famine and the expulsion of Protestant Czechs.

A couple in traditional Czech costumes.

A couple in traditional Czech costumes.

With the collapse of the Austrian monarchy at the end of World War I, the independent country of Czechoslovakia was formed.  Czechoslovakia remained a parliamentary democracy till the Germanic invasion in the World War II, when it was established as a German Protectorate. The regions of Slovakia were already under the control of Germany. At the end of the World War II, Soviet troops overran all of Slovakia, Moravia, and much of Bohemia, including Prague and the Czechs and Slovaks were again reunited. For the next 41 years, Czechoslovakia was a Communist state within the Eastern Bloc. In the 1970’s the country faced the Soviet invasion that was followed by a harsh program of “Normalization“.  In November 1989, Czechoslovakia returned to a liberal democracy through the peaceful “Velvet Revolution“. And, ultimately on 1 January 1993, the country peacefully split into the independent Czech Republic and Slovakia.

A folk singer from the Czech Republic wearing traditional outfits. Image by Tom Head

A folk singer from the Czech Republic wearing traditional outfits. Image by Tom Head

Traditional dress of the Czech Republic is the legacy of the Bohemian and Moravian cultures. It also carries the influences of the Christian and Pagan traditions. Generally the traditional outfits in the country are beautifully crafted and embellished with exquisite embroidery. There are variations in the designs and patterns of the traditional dresses as the Czech Republic is divided into a number of ethnographic regions and each of them has regional costume.

Czech people wear their traditional costumes on special events and celebrations. Image: John Bryant

Czech people wear their traditional costumes on special events and celebrations. Image: John Bryant

Czech people wear their traditional costumes on special events and celebrations. The prominent of which are the annual Christmas eve, Easter festivities, Happy new year and the Feast of Three Kings. The trend of wearing folkloric dresses was developed in the 1950’s by the efforts of the Communist regime. Many events were organized on a regular pattern to evoke patriotic traditions. Folk dancing was popularized and the performers began to showcase the traditional and regional costumes of the country.

The modern youth of the Czech Republic stand far behind from the traditional dresses. Image  by bat7000

The modern youth of the Czech Republic stand far behind from the traditional dresses. Image by bat7000

The modern youth of the Czech Republic stand far behind from the traditional dresses but still some elder people have kept alive the custom of wearing the traditional outfits. In the eastern parts of the Czech Republic, the people prefer to wear the homemade and hand-stitched garbs including skirts, aprons and other outer garments. In the western parts, the traditional dress is more adorned with gorgeous headwear and other brilliant accessories. In some families, costumes are handed down from generation to generation as they wish to preserve the tradition.    

There are plenty of folklore performing groups in the Czech Republic. Image by donald judge

There are plenty of folklore performing groups in the Czech Republic. Image by donald judge

There are plenty of folklore performing groups in the Czech Republic of almost every kind. They are encouraged by the Czech government to promote the cultural heritage of the country and also to promote tourism industry. The authorities are also sensitive about the preservation of the local traditions and folklore and to pass the heritage on to the following generations.

Members of the folklore groups are enthusiasts of all ages: from little children through adolescents to adults. Photo by donald judge

Members of the folklore groups are enthusiasts of all ages: from little children through adolescents to adults. Photo by donald judge

Members of the folklore groups are enthusiasts of all ages: from little children through adolescents to adults. They all enjoy building up folklore spirit with dances, music and showing off beautiful folklore dresses, as well as performing in front of audiences at folklore festivals. Children are encouraged to participate wearing traditional outfits in folklore ensembles from a very early age.

Colors of Bohemian cuture - Czech Reoublic - Image by Donald JudgeColors of Bohemian cuture - Czech Reoublic - Image by Donald Judge

Colors of Bohemian cuture – Czech Reoublic – Image by Donald Judge

Kroje which should be pronounced as Kroye is a specialty of the Czech Republic and its colors and materials vary from region to region. It normally consists of skirt, blouse, vest, apron and hat for the women. The bonnets or caps are typically worn by the married women while the single girl keeps flowers in her hair.

Normally the Czech woman’s clothing is a white blouse with very full color. Image by TravelKS

Normally the Czech woman’s clothing is a white blouse with very full color. Image by TravelKS

Normally the Czech woman’s clothing is a white blouse with very full color. The skirt is a solid, dark color. The bodice vest will probably be black. All items are heavily embroidered with cutwork and trim. The cap has a very large bow in back.

Czech Republic harvest celebration. Image by UNDP in Europe and Central Asia

Czech Republic harvest celebration. Image by UNDP in Europe and Central Asia

The Moravian clothing for women is a white blouse with very full sleeves which may be pleated. The apron is a dark, and sometimes white, material which is heavily embroidered with colorful cutwork. Flowers are worn in the hair with very long ribbon streamers and the cap has colorful embroidery on it, with perhaps a brim.

The Czech men also wear the embroidered trousers, shirts, vests and hats in their traditional dress.

The Czech men also wear the embroidered trousers, shirts, vests and hats in their traditional dress.

On the other side long plumes of feathers in a man’s cap indicate he is single; but, if the feathers are short, then he has been ‘plucked’ and is married. The Czech men also wear the embroidered trousers, shirts, vests and hats in their traditional dress. The typical outfit for men from Hana region of the Czech Republic is having a lot of accessories and adorned with multiple elements and features.  

Modern Czech women normally wear short skirts basically finishing over mid thigh or even higher.

Modern Czech women normally wear short skirts basically finishing over mid thigh or even higher.

Modern Czech women normally wear short skirts basically finishing over mid thigh or even higher and it means that women of every age in Czech Republic dress this way. Showing the cleavage is also part of the woman’s dress code in the Czech Republic. In the cold winters, the women are seen wearing spray-on jeans tucked into knee-high boots. And the boots are normally having high and narrow heels.  

In the cold winters, the women are seen wearing spray-on jeans tucked into knee-high boots. Czech Republic

In the cold winters, the women are seen wearing spray-on jeans tucked into knee-high boots. Czech Republic

Traditional dress of the Czech Republic is truly the legacy of the Bohemian and Moravian cultures, which is nowadays a vanishing feature of the stunning folklore of the country. Young generation of this country is normally reluctant to participate in the folk customs as they deem them non-relevant or obsolete factors of their society. Economic constraint is also a key factor for the rapid elimination of such costumes as they’re very expensive to be made. The only hope for the survival is the folklore community in the country who take it as the source of their earnings. 

Girl street musicians in Prague. Image by Anguskirk

Girl street musicians in Prague. Image by Anguskirk

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