In the male-dominated world of rock music, women have been hard at working, leaving their mark. When it comes to the electric guitar, a few phenomenal industry icons come to mind. These woman encompass a blend of singers, songwriters, and musicians from different genres ranging from rock to country, and blues. Leaving their hearts on the stage, they inspire and empower fans across the world world. They bring to fans a sound and style that is unmatched. Their songwriting is powerful, and their stage presence commanding. Female electric guitar artists possess the ability to move a crowd, shred, and look hot while doing it. Adored by both men and women alike, the following musicians are considered to be the top 10 Most Sexy Female Electric Guitar Players.

 

Orianthi

orianthi
Hailing from Australia, guitarist Orianthi is known for her music prowess and ability to shred better than many contenders on the scene. Having gained notoriety as Michael Jackson’s lead guitarist, she she was later awarded the title of “Best Breakthrough Artist” by Guitar International Magazine in 2010. At age 6 she was introduced to the acoustic guitar and turned to the electric guitar by age 11. From commercials to film features, Orianthi has performed alongside popular musicians such as Santana and most recently Alice Cooper.

 

Lita Ford

Lita Ford
Lita Ford, once the lead guitarist for 70s band The Runaways, started playing the guitar at 11. A trained vocalist, she joined The Runaways, an all-female rock ensemble. Later launching her own solo career, she has maintained a strong presence in the music industry, touring all over the world alongside other rock icons.

 

Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein
Carrie Brownstein exudes fierce girl-power as a strong voice in the music industry. Her unique style is a mix of punk and modern sounds. She is recognized as one of the best guitarist and songwriters in rock today. She rose to prominence as the guitarist and also vocalist for Sleater-Kinney, an American rock band known for their progressive and feminist style. A native of Seattle, Washington, Brownstein started playing the guitar at the age of 15. In 2006, Rolling Stone named her one of the “25 Most Underrated Guitarists of All-Time”.

 

Anita Lee Elliot

Anita Lee Elliot
Anita Lee Elliot who was a part of the rock duo Viva Voce, is recognized for her mastery of numerous music genres including country, electronica, and indie rock. She has performed as part of the band Blue Giant and also unleashed a new undertaking called Calico Rose.

 

Kaki King

Kaki King
Kaki King is considered by some to be the most entrancing guitarist today. Known for her captivating live performances, she is an acoustic and electric guitar player. Her style is subtle but rooted deeply in technique. Her breathtaking style has ranked her among the top female electric guitarists of our day.

 

Emma Anderson

Emma Anderson
England born rocker Emma Anderson has had a strong career in music having formed the band Lush in the late 80s. Along with her bandmate Miki Berenyi, she reached the top of the charts gaining accolades from all over the world.

 

Annie Erin Clark

Annie Erin Clark
Hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma, musician Annie Erin Clark, also known by the moniker St. Vincent released her debut album Marry Me in 2007. Jumpstarting her career as a member of The Polyphonic Spree, she later found success opening for a myriad of musicians including Andrew Bird. She started playing the guitar at age 12 and was a student of the well-known Berklee College of Music.

 

Joan Jett

Joan Jett
Timeless rock guitarist Joan Jett has secured her place as one of the sexiest electric guitar players of all time. Known for her time with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, she rose to prominence in the 80s as a rock icon. As a founding member of The Runaways, she toured the world gaining fame. Later embarking on a solo career, Joan has garnered multiple awards throughout the years and has remained to be a feminist icon, inspiring female rockers all over the world.

 

Marissa Paternoster

Marissa Paternoster
Indie Rocker Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females, and Noun is a leading female electric guitar player of today. In 2012 Spin Magazine named Paternoster as one of the “Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. A force to be reckoned with, she is known for her earthshaking shredding and gripping punk style.

 

Ana Popovic

Ana Popovic
Serbian born Ana Popovic started playing the guitar at age 15. Now based in Memphis, Tennessee, she is known for her eclectic sound that encompasses r&b, funk, jazz, and soul styles.

Popovic joined forces with music icons Buddy Miles, Eric Gales, and several other musicians on the tribute album Blue Haze: Songs of Jimi Hendrix.

 


 

The most sexy female guitar players represent empowering musicians who have paved the way for newer performers who are now emerging. From a vast arrangement of backgrounds, todays leading female guitarists have gained recognition for their unabashed willingness to innovate cutting-edge sounds, their extensive ability to experiment and their courage to preserver in an otherwise male dominated arena

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