Famous Mormon Women 

Welcome to Famous Mormon Women   This site is dedicated to celebrating the lives and accomplishments of Women members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , Mormon Church who have achieved some level of fame in their lives. The women listed in the area of the  are also found by category at  Famous.mormons.net  I have had many emails asking to put the women in a separate area by themselves  so here you go listed alphabetical !
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Noelle Pikus-Pace

Women's Skeleton

Noelle won the Silver Olympic medal in Sochi

She just missed the podium in the 2010 Winter Games after finishing just one-tenth of a second out of the medal race. She travels to all her international competitions with “Team Pikus-Pace” that includes her husband, Janson Pace, and their children, Lacee Lynne and Traycen.

The Paces belong to the Kiowa Valley 1st Ward, Eagle Mountain Utah East Stake.



Anne Perry
She has written more than 30 popular mysteries set in Victorian London, seven million copies in print. "At first, I gave the missionaries such a hard time, because there were some things I couldn't accept, but now I can't remember what they were. I really can't... I got down on my knees before I went to bed, and I asked my Father in Heaven if it was true or not, and when I woke up in the morning, the room was absolutely filled with light — and I don't mean sunlight."
Source: Deseret News

January Magazine, profile


Tristi Pinkston
She is the author of two LDS historical fiction novels, Nothing to Regret and Strength to Endure, both World War II sagas produced by Granite Publishing.  Each story speaks to the soul of the reader as she explores the intricacies of war and the raw human emotion that accompanies world conflict.  She has been critically acclaimed for her in depth research and her rich writing style.&nbs[; Visit her web site at Tristi Pinkston.com to learn more about this fresh new writer.

Carol Lynn Pearson
She has written several volumes of poetry including Beginnings, The Search, The Growing Season, A Widening View, I Can’t Stop Smiling, and Women I Have Known and Been.  She created a one-woman play which she has performed more than three hundred times, "Mother Wove the Morning," in which she play sixteen women throughout history in search of the female face of God, a subject that has been a driving force in her life.  The video of the play earned an award from "Booklist" as "one of the top 25 videos of the year."



Anne Osborn Poelman

Distinguished Professor of Radiology

She is an MD and Distinguished Professor of Radiology at the University of Utah. She is a renowned neuroradiologist who is recognized internationally for helping establish the field of neuroradiology, which deals with the head, neck, spine, and the central and peripheral nervous system.

Osborn is the author of numerous medical books and journal articles, including Diagnostic Neuroradiology, the all-time bestselling book on neuroradiology (1993). She published the much-anticipated Osborn’s Brain: Imaging, Pathology, and Anatomy in 2012. She is the co-creator of the first comprehensive point-of-care electronic imaging reference system, STATdx. source Wiki

Osborne was interviewed for the 2007 PBS documentary "The Mormons." She has served on the general board of the Sunday school of The Church


Janette Rallison Janette grew up in Pullman, WashingtonJanette has written six books for teens. She currently lives in Chandler, Arizona, with her husband and children.



Kristen Randle



Kristen D. Randle writing has been called "gritty, smart, and realistic" (ALA Booklist) and "compelling" and "powerful" (School Library Journal). She is the author of several novels, including the highly praised Breaking Rank, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, and The Only Alien on the Planet, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, the Michigan Library Association Book of the Year, and winner of the California Young Readers' Medal. Ms. Randle and her husband have four children, two dogs, and three horses. They live in a little wood on the banks of a Utah river. www.authortracker.com
Carmen Rasmusen
Contestant: American Idol, Season 2 (2003)
She was the wild card vote-in for the second season of American Idol.  She was voted off on 23 Apr 2003, making her one of the top six.  Carmen is starring in a remake of Pride and Prejudice.
Lori Ries

Children's Writer


"Kids can't be dogs, but Ben and Aggie let them know they can be readers." (Horn Book Starred review.) ' Punk Wig discusses cancer while managing to be realistic, touching and humorous.' (Cancer Care Connection) "A loving tribute to brothers everywhere; may Sam's stories continue.'(Kirkus Reviews) A literacy advocate, Lori creates fun to read books for children.

Lori's  career began through Highlights Foundation with a scholarship to their Annual Chautauqua Writing Workshop in 2002. She wrote her first book right there that week under Chautauqua's spell. "Super Sam" was taken by her reader, an editor at Charlesbridge, and was published
in 2004. Currently, Lori has six books. She lives in Oregon with her husband and children.


Suzie Roberts Suzie Roberts is one of those busy mothers who knows how challenging (not to mention boring!) putting dinner on the table night after night can be. She started her own Make-Ahead Meal Group in 2004 and became such a believer in this method of cooking that she decided to share her success with others. She continues to come up with creative and fun ways to give her more time to spend with family and friends. Suzie lives in Perry, Utah, with her husband, David, and their five children, Kyra, Kuen, Tatem, Bryson and Mylee.  You can purchase Suzie’s cookbook, “Girlfriends on the         Go, a busy mom’s guide to make ahead meals”
  Lucia Fernanda Palerma
Rowing (Argentina)
2004 Athens
She was eliminated in lightweight double skulls heats.
Amy Palmer
Track and Field (USA)
2000 Sydney
Palmer placed eighth of 12 finalists in the hammer throw.

Hayley Palmer New Zealand   Women’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay team in swimming. After moving to Cheltenham, England at the age of three, Palmer took up competitive swimming at a young age but it has only just started to make an impact in the past six months since returning to New Zealand. 2008 Beijing Olympian
Ivy Baker Priest
US Treasurer
She served as the U.S. Treasurer under President Eisenhower. Her signature appeared on U.S. currency from 1953 to 1961. She went on to serve as California Treasurer under Ronald Reagan. She was the mother of the actress who played "Marilyn" (Pat Priest) on the 60s sitcom "The Munsters."
Charmian Purcell  2008 Beijing Olympian New Zealand women’s basketball team.

Purcell made her Tall Fern debut in 2001 against Australia.She was also NZ U23 MVP that year, but did not return to the national team until 2005, when she was recalled for the Oceania Championships against the Opals. Purcell played for the Sydney Flames in the Australian WNBL in 2005/06 and was in the starting five when the Ferns won silver medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.She was one of the first players to sign for the new Christchuch-based entry into the defencejobs Australian WNBL www.basketball.org.nz


Natalie Purcell 2008 Beijing Olympian New Zealand women’s basketball team.

Purcell has represented New Zealand through the age groups, but this is her first tour with the Tall Ferns. She attended Hutchinson Community College (where younger sister Hayley currently plays) before transferring to Southeast Missouri State University, helping them to the 2006 NCAA Tournament and registering a ědouble doubleî (17 points/13 points) in their first round loss to Stanford University. Purcell joins older sister Charmian in the national team and was one of the first players to sign for the Christchurch Sirens in the Australian WNBL.  www.basketball.org.nz


Melanie Roach She competed for the United States in women's weightlifting in the 53-kilogram weight class 008 Beijing Olympian
Shauna Rohbock

US Bobsled Pilot


Born in Provo, Utah and raised in Orem, Shauna has been athletic all of her life. She grew up playing soccer and ran track and field as a youngster. As a student-athlete at BYU, she was named All-American in both soccer and in track and field as an heptathalete--twice in both sports She won a silver metal  in the 2006 Olympics
Maggie Chan-Roper
track and field (Hong Kong)
2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
While finishing her degree in nutrition and food science, Maggie trained for the Hong Kong Olympic Team and prepared for the Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. A bleeding ulcer plagued her throughout the Olympic trials and nearly kept her from the Games but Maggie would not be denied. She qualified and made the trip in spite of her low blood count competing in the 5000-meter and 10000-meter races. She was not in top form, but ran anyway, proving to herself and the world that Maggie Chan could run.
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Stephanie Wartosch
hockey (Germany)
2002 Salt Lake City


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