List of Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire


List of Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Below is a List of Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire from the Order's creation in 1917 until the present day:

1910s

*1917: The Baroness Byron, The Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava, Sarah Lees, Edith Lyttelton, The Marchioness of Londonderry, The Baroness Pentland, The Baroness Willingdon
*1918: Eva Anstruther, Caroline Arnott, The Duchess of Atholl, Florence Bell, Maud Bevan, Maud Burnett, Augusta Crichton-Stuart, Margaret Davidson, Anna Maria Donner, Alice Godman, Agnes Jekyll, Adelaide Livingstone, Ethel Locke-King, Flora Lugard, Nellie Melba, Margaret Pryse-Rice, Clarissa Reid, The Viscountess Ridley, The Countess Roberts, Edith Sclater, Olive Smith-Dorrien, Janet Stancomb-Wills, The Countess Waldegrave, May Whitty
*1919: Rachel Crowdy, The Countess of Darnley, Lady Blanche Gordon-Lennox, Helen Gwynne-Vaughan, Henrietta Henderson, The Countess of Harrowby, Mary Monro, Gian Tufnell Stephen, Baroness Mount Stephen, Alice Northcote, Sarah Oram, Florence Simpson, Una O'Dwyer

1920s

*1920: Georgiana Buller, Clara Butt, Alice Chisholm, The Countess of Eglinton, The Countess of Gosford, Catherine Hunt, The Countess of Leicester, The Baroness Melchett, Beryl Oliver, Ethel Maud Pearson, Una Pope-Hennessy, Louise Samuel, The Viscountess Rhondda, Ethel Shakespear, The Baroness Talbot of Malahide, Meriel Lucy Talbot, Catherine Wingate, Sophia Wintz
*1921: Adelaide Anderson, Edith Dixon
*1922: The Viscountess Greenwood, Margaret Greville
*1923: Belle Cox, Barbara Strickland
*1924: Louisa Aldrich-Blake, Henrietta Barnett, Caroline Bridgeman, Janet Campbell, Beatrix Lyall, Shiv Kunwar Sahiba,
*1925: Emma Albani, Mary Cook, Louisa Lumsden, The Baroness St Helier, Mary Wills
*1926: Agnes Hunt, Madge Kendal, Maude Lawrence, Jessie Phipps, Mary Scharlieb
*1927: The Countess of Cavan, The Countess of Stradbroke, The Viscountess Templewood, The Countess of Jersey, Emily Penrose
*1928: The Duchess of Bedford, Elizabeth Wordsworth, Frances Dove
*1929: Alida Brittain, Harriet Findlay, Gertrude Humphrys, Laura Knight, Anne McIlroy, Bertha Phillpotts

1930s

*1930: Mary Bailey
*1931: Joanna Cruickshank, Sarah Mair, Sybil Thorndike
*1932: Margaret Tuke
*1933: The Baroness Denman, The Viscountess Simon
*1934: Elizabeth Cadbury, Alicia Lloyd-Still
*1935: The Duchess of Portland, Ethel MacDonald, May Ogilvie-Gordon, Rosalind Paget
*1936: Regina Evans, Lady Susan Gilmour, The Duchess of Abercorn, Christabel Pankhurst
*1937: Edith Anderson, Ellen Pinsent, Juliet Rhys-Williams, The Baroness Strickland, Marie Tempest, Violet Wills
*1938: The Countess of Elgin, Florence Lambert, Gwendoline Trubshaw
*1939: The Baroness Hillingdon, Ellen Musson

1940s

*1940: None
*1941: The Viscountess Craigavon, Myra Hess, The Marchioness of Reading, Reniera Stanley, Irene Vanbrugh
*1942: Katharine Jones
*1943: Emily Blair, Lilian Braithwaite, Anne Loughlin, Ethel Walker
*1944: Doris Beale, Katherine Trefusis-Forbes
*1945: Joan Marsham, Elvira Mathews
*1946: Edith Evans, The Countess of Limerick, The Duchess of Richmond, Ruth Welsh, Leslie Whateley
*1947: Gertrude Cosgrove, Evelyn Fox, Caroline Haslett, Emmeline Tanner, Doris Madeline Brock Turner, Eileen Walwyn
*1948: Evelyn Sharpe, Louisa Wilkinson
*1949: Harriette Chick, Myra Curtis, Anne Curwen, Alix Kilroy, Dehra Parker, Felicity Peake, Mary Smieton, Gladys Taylor, Mary Tyrwhitt

1950s

*1950: Marjorie Cox, Frances Farrer, Adeline Genée, Grace Kimmins, Olive Wheeler, Jocelyn Woollcombe
*1951: Ellen Acton, Annie Cardell-Oliver, Mary Daly, Elizabeth Gilmer, Florence Hancock, Hilda Lloyd, Lillian Penson, Anne Thomson, Ninette de Valois
*1952: Florence Bevan, Kathleen Courtney, The Viscountess Davidson, Mary Lloyd, Marjorie Maxse, Flora Robson
*1953: The Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, Lady Cynthia Colville, Mary Coulshed, Elisabeth Kelly, Flora MacLeod of MacLeod
*1954: Lillian Bromley-Davenport, Helen Gillespie, Edith Sitwell
*1955: Mabel Brookes, The Countess of Rosebery, Nancy Salmon, Irene Ward, Roberta Whyte
*1956: The Countess of Albemarle, Peggy Ashcroft, Margot Fonteyn, Kathleen Lonsdale, Mary Railton, Grace Ross, Lucile Sayers
*1957: Anne Bryans, The Viscountess Kilmuir, Annabelle Rankin, Nancy Robertson, Janet Vaughan
*1958: Mary Barnett, Katharine Elliot, Cecilie Johnson, Mary Jones, Rose Macaulay, The Duchess of Portland, Alice Williamson
*1959: The Viscountess Brookeborough, Ruth Buckley, Mary Colvin, Rebecca West

1960s

*1960: Judith Anderson, Alice Berry, Barbara Brooke, Evelyn Hoyer-Miller, Elizabeth Millar, Merlyn Myer
*1961: Kitty Anderson, Elizabeth Couchman, Helen Gardner, Margaret Patricia Hornsby-Smith, Ethel Stabb, Anne Stephens
*1962: Beatrice Godwin, Edith Pitt, Jean Roberts, Barbara Salt, Eva Turner
*1963: Florence Cozens, Jean Davies, Honor Fell, Alicia Markova, Elisabeth Murdoch, Jean Conan Doyle [http://www.folder2.co.uk/silver.htm]
*1964: Jean Rivett-Drake, Joan Vickers, Eileen Younghusband
*1965: The Baroness Adrian, Florence Cayford, Mabel Crout, Barbara Hepworth, Joan Kelleher, Elizabeth Lane, Catherine Scott, The Baroness Wakehurst
*1966: Elsie Abbott, Edith Drummond, Felicity Hill, Elizabeth Manning, Ngaio Marsh, Anne McEwen, Ruth Railton, Grace Tebbutt, Mabel Tylecote
*1967: Marjorie Pratt, Marchioness Camden, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Gladys Cooper, Margery Corbett-Ashby, Helen Gardner, Pauline Giles, Mabel Miller, Beryl Paston-Wood, Margaret Rutherford, Ivy Wedgwood, Albertine Winner, Anna Freud
*1968: Zara Bate, Annis Gillie, Isabel Graham-Bryce, Mary Green, Muriel Powell, Kathleen Raven, Hilda Stevenson, Muriel Stewart, Dorothy Tangney, Veronica Wedgwood, Ethel Wormald, Sister Mary Regis, Mary Green
*1969: Hilda Bynoe, Mary Cartwright, Daphne du Maurier, Lady Olwen Carey Evans, Molly Gibbs, Ella Macknight, Anna Neagle

1970s

*1970: Dorothy Ackroyd, May Anderson, Te Atairangikaahu, Sara Barker, Bessie Bottomley, Margaret Cole, Marion Kettlewell, Margaret Miles, Peggy van Praagh
*1971: Kate Isabel Campbell, Agatha Christie, Mary Cramer, Adelaide Doughty, Kathleen Ollerenshaw
*1972: Nancy Buttfield, Cicely Courtneidge, Muriel Harris, Unity Lister, The Baroness Plowden, Freya Stark, Susan Walker
*1973: Sister Mary Leo, Sylvia Crowe, Kathleen Kenyon, Marjorie Williamson
*1974: Josephine Barnes, Emma Clode, The Baroness Denington of Stevenage, Phyllis Frost, Joan Hammond, Rose Heilbron, Albertha Isaacs, The Viscountess Macmillan of Ovenden, Margot Smith
*1975: Jacobena Angliss, Helen Blaxland, Bridget D'Oyly Carte, Joyce Daws, Frances Gardner, Wendy Hiller, Margaret Kidd, Ruth Kirk, Vera Lynn, Dorothy Rees, Betty Ridley
*1976: Janet Baker, Edith Burnside, Joan Evans, Violet Dickson, Monica Josephine Gallagher, Elizabeth Hill, Ada Norris
*1977: Lady Moyra Browne, Patricia Mackinnon, Rosemary Murray, Marjorie Parker, Cecil Pickerill, Winifred E. Prentice, Frances Yates
*1978: Isobel Baillie, Mary Durack, Audrey Reader, Sheila Sherlock
*1979: Mary Austin, Margaret Booth, Sister Mary Philippa Brazill, Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, Elizabeth Coker, Gracie Fields, Judith Hart, Naomi James, Doris Johnson, Daphne Purves, Joan Sutherland, Margaret Weston

1980s

*1980: Rachel Cleland, Miriam Dell, Phyllis Friend, Margaret Guilfoyle, Ida Mann, Raigh Roe, The Baroness Soames, Ann Springman, Cicely Saunders
*1981: Beryl Beaurepaire, Margaret Blackwood, Mary Bridges, Whina Cooper, Pamela Hunter, Celia Johnson, Betty Paterson, The Baroness Pike, Shelagh Roberts, Margaret Scott, Ruby Litchfield
*1982: Doris Fitton, Elisabeth Frink, Catherine Hall, Roma Mitchell, Kiri Te Kanawa, Alice Wedega, Ida Yonge
*1983: The Marchioness of Anglesey, Rosamund Holland-Martin, Leonie Kramer, Olga Uvarov
*1984: The Baroness Seccombe, Guinevere Tilney, Catherine Tizard, Mary Warnock
*1985: Jean Herbison, The Baroness Jenkins of Hillhead, Alison Munro, Jill Knight, Joan Varley
*1986: Vivienne Boyd, Peggy Fenner, Dorothea Horsman, Christian Howard, Gwyneth Jones, Merle Park, Simone Prendergast, Barbara Shenfield, Rosa Tokiel
*1987: Elizabeth Chesterton, Marie Clay, Dorothy Fraser, Penelope Jessel, Mary Kekedo, Elizabeth Maconchy, Joan Metge, Iris Murdoch, Sheila Quinn
*1988: Beryl Grey, Barbara Clayton, Judi Dench, Rosalind Hurley, Elaine Kellett-Bowman, Laurie Salas
*1989: Silvia Cartwright, Lydia Dunn, Audrey Emerton, Janet Fookes, Margaret Fry, Barbara Goodman, Rosemary Rue

1990s

*1990: Josephine Abaijah, Venetia Blaize, Joyanne Bracewell, Audrey Hylton-Foster, June Lloyd, Miraka Szászy, Maggie Smith, Rachel Waterhouse, Dorothy Winstone
*1991: Barbara Cartland, Stella Casey, Eugenia Charles, The Baroness Digby, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Jane Gow Whiteley, Malvina Major, Shirley Porter, Paddy Ridsdale, Lucie Rie, Sue Tinson, Margaret Turner-Warwick
*1992: Jocelyn Barrow, Rangimarie Hetet, Moura Lympany, Wendy Mitchell, Shirley Oxenbury, Anne Poole, Norma Restieaux, Angela Rumbold, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, The Baroness Serota, Janet Smith
*1993: Mary H. Arden, Reubina Ballin, Patricia Bergquist, Catherine Cookson, Mary Corsar, Pat Evison, Mary Alison Glen-Haig, Phyllis Guthardt, Louise Henderson, Thora Hird, Dawn Lamb, Anne McLaren, Thea Flyger Muldoon, Annette Penhaligon, Margaret Price, Muriel Spark, Heather Steel, Augusta Wallace
*1994: Margaret Brain, Hazel Byford, Brenda Hale, Gladys Hartman, Georgina Kirby, Eileen Mayo, Diana Rigg, Gillian Wagner
*1995: Joyce Anelay, Elizabeth Anson, Josephine Barstow, June Clark, Margaret Clark, Sister Pauline Engel, Elizabeth Esteve-Coll, Elizabeth Harper, Rosalyn Higgins, Mary Hogg, Anne Salmond, The Baroness Thorneycroft
*1996: Fiona Caldicott, Davina Ingrams, 18th Baroness Darcy de Knayth, Jane Drew, Rennie Fritchie, Felicity Lott, Sheila Noakes, Antoinette Sibley, Gillian Weir
*1997: Rachael Dyche, Deirdre Hine, Cleo Laine, Barbara Mills, Bridget Ogilvie, Joan Sawyer
*1998: Gillian Beer, Lorna Boreland-Kelly, Patricia Collarbone, Tamsyn Imison, Betty Kershaw, Helen Metcalf, Gillian Oliver, The Viscountess Runciman of Doxford, Veronica Sutherland, Mary Uprichard, Simone Veil
*1999: Jill Black, Lois Browne-Evans, A. S. Byatt, Diana Collins, Pauline Fielding, Mavis Grant, Heather Hallett, Norma Major, Yvonne Moores, Helen Reeves, Margaret Seward, Helena Shovelton, Lesley Southgate

2000s

*2000: Julie Andrews, Beryl Bainbridge, Shirley Bassey, Beulah Bewley, Vivien Duffield, Anne Evans, Glynne Evans, Geraldine Keegan, Jill Macleod Clark, Patricia Morgan-Webb, Lorna Muirhead, Mary Peters, Sally Powell, Anne Rafferty, Marlene Robottom, Miriam Rothschild, Steve Shirley, Patricia Symmonds, Elizabeth Taylor, Dorothy Tutin
*2001: Ingrid Allen, Eileen Atkins, Jane Campbell, Baroness Campbell of Surbiton, Wendy Davies, Karlene Davis, Jill Ellison, Jean Else, Julia Higgins, Sharon Hollows, Thea King, Sheila McKechnie, Jessica Rawson, Lesley Rees, Mary Richardson, Dela Smith, Marilyn Strathern, Janet Trotter, Sheila Wallis
*2002: Margaret Barbour, Laura Cox, Ruth Deech, Catherine Elcoat, Pauline Green, Judith Mayhew, Janet Ritterman, Marjorie Scardino, Meg Taylor, Jenifer Wilson-Barnett
*2003: Elizabeth Blackadder, Yvonne Buckland, Pamela Coward, Louise Johnson, Helen Mirren, Elizabeth Neville, Anna Pauffley, Julia Polak, Anita Roddick, Ruth Robins, Rita Weller
*2004: Florence Baron, Enid Bibby, The Baroness Brittan of Spennithorne, Alexandra Burslem, Hilary Cropper, Sandra Dawson, Linda Dobbs, Jacqueline Docherty, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gloster, Joan Harbison, Pauline Harris, Patricia Hodgson, Elisabeth Hoodless, Olwen Hufton, Deirdre Hutton, Gillian Morgan, Julia Neuberger, Denise Platt, Joan Plowright, Jane Roberts, Marion Roe
*2005: Carol M. Black, Maureen Brennan, Nancy Rothwell, Kelly Holmes, Mary Macdonald, Julia Macur, Sarah Mullally, Gillian Pugh, Caroline Swift, Jean Thomas, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Fanny Waterman, Ellen MacArthur
*2006: Averil Cameron, Liz Forgan, Anna Hassan, Susan Leather, Julie Mellor, Janet L. Nelson, Daphne Sheldrick, Ruth Silver, Vivienne Westwood
*2007: Yasmin Bevan, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Marcela Contreras, Mary Douglas, Ann Dowling, Evelyn Glennie, Joan Higgins, Janet Husband, Elizabeth Keegan, Barbara Kelly, Emma Kirkby, Ann Leslie, Mary Elizabeth Marsh, Mary Perkins, Josephine Williams
*2008: Joan Bakewell, Christine Beasley, Hilary Blume, Lynne Brindley, Kay Davies, Margaret Drabble, Janet Finch, Clara Furse, Eleanor King, Donna Kinnair, Nuala O'Loan, Monica Mason, Fiona Reynolds, Barbara Stocking, Mary Tanner, Jacqueline Wilson.

ee also

*List of Dames Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire

References

* [http://www.gazette-online.co.uk/ The London Gazette]
* [http://www.burkes-peerage.net/ Burke's Peerage & Gentry, 107th edition]


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