This is a list of the 100 verified oldest women[1]. The oldest verified woman ever was Jeanne Calment [2]​(1875-1997) of Arles, France, who is also the oldest verified person ever and who died at the age of 122 years, 164 days. There are currently six verified living supercentenarians (four are included on this list, the other two have not been updated), the oldest of whom is Japanese Chiyo Miyako, born 4 August 1900, aged 116 years, 218 days.

Since all the women on this list have lived to at least the age of 110, all have been supercentenarians.

100 verified oldest women

  Deceased   Living
denotes age at death, or, if living, age as of 6 December 2017

RankNameBirth dateDeath dateAge Place of death or residence
1Jeanne Calment[2]21 February 18754 August 1997122 years, 164 daysFrance
2Sarah Knauss[3]24 September 188030 December 1999119 years, 97 daysUnited States
3Lucy Hannah[4]16 July 187521 March 1993117 years, 248 daysUnited States
4Marie-Louise Meilleur[5]29 August 188016 April 1998117 years, 230 daysCanada
5Violet Brown[6]10 March 190015 September 2017117 years, 189 daysJamaica
6Emma Morano[6][7]29 November 189915 April 2017117 years, 137 daysItaly
7Nabi Tajima[6]4 August 1900Deceased[1]

117 years, 260 daysJapan
8Misao Okawa[6][8]5 March 18981 April 2015117 years, 27 daysJapan
9María Capovilla[9]14 September 188927 August 2006116 years, 347 daysEcuador
10Susannah Mushatt Jones[6][10]6 July 189912 May 2016116 years, 311 daysUnited States
11Gertrude Weaver[6][11]4 July 18986 April 2015116 years, 276 daysUnited States
12Chiyo Miyako[6]2 May 1901Living[6]116 years, 218 daysJapan
13Tane Ikai[12]18 January 187912 July 1995116 years, 175 daysJapan
14Elizabeth Bolden[13]15 August 189011 December 2006116 years, 118 daysUnited States
15Besse Cooper[14]26 August 18964 December 2012116 years, 100 daysUnited States
16Ana María Vela Rubio29 October 1901Deceased 15 December, 2017[1]

 Spain
17Jeralean Talley[15]23 May 189917 June 2015116 years, 25 daysUnited States
18Maggie Barnes6 March 188219 January 1998115 years, 319 daysUnited States
19Dina Manfredini[16]4 April 189717 December 2012115 years, 257 daysUnited States
20Charlotte Hughes[17]1 August 187717 March 1993115 years, 228 daysUnited Kingdom
21Edna Parker[18]20 April 189326 November 2008115 years, 220 daysUnited States
22Mary Ann Rhodes12 August 18823 March 1998115 years, 203 daysCanada
23Anonymous of Tokyo[20]15 March 190027 September 2015115 years, 196 daysJapan
24Margaret Skeete[21]27 October 18787 May 1994115 years, 192 daysUnited States
25Giuseppina Projetto[6]30 May 1902Living[6]115 years, 347 daysItaly
26Bernice Madigan[22]24 July 18993 January 2015115 years, 163 daysUnited States
27Gertrude Baines[23]6 April 189411 September 2009115 years, 158 daysUnited States
28Bettie Wilson[24]13 September 189013 February 2006115 years, 153 daysUnited States
29Julie Winnefred Bertrand[25]16 September 189118 January 2007115 years, 124 daysCanada
30Maria de Jesus[26]10 September 18932 January 2009115 years, 114 daysPortugal
31Marie Josephine Gaudette[6]25 March 190213 July 2017115 years, 110 daysItaly
32Susie Gibson[27]31 October 189016 February 2006115 years, 108 daysUnited States
33Augusta Holtz[28]3 August 187121 October 1986115 years, 79 daysUnited States
34Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper[29]29 June 189030 August 2005115 years, 62 daysNetherlands
35Maude Farris-Luse[30]21 January 188718 March 2002115 years, 56 daysUnited States
36Marie Brémont[31]25 April 18866 June 2001115 years, 42 daysFrance
37Koto Okubo[32]24 December 189712 January 2013115 years, 19 daysJapan
38Antonia Gerena Rivera[6][33]19 May 19002 June 2015115 years, 14 daysUnited States
39Chiyono Hasegawa[34]20 November 18962 December 2011115 years, 12 daysJapan
40Annie Jennings[35]12 November 188420 November 1999115 years, 8 daysUnited Kingdom
41Eva Morris[36]8 November 18852 November 2000114 years, 360 daysUnited Kingdom
42Kama Chinen[37]10 May 18952 May 2010114 years, 357 daysJapan
43Maria Gomes Valentim[38]9 July 189621 June 2011114 years, 347 daysBrazil
44Mary Bidwell[39]19 May 188125 April 1996114 years, 342 daysUnited States
45Kane Tanaka[6]2 January 1903Living[6]115 years, 130 daysJapan
46Mary Josephine Ray[40]17 May 18957 March 2010114 years, 294 daysUnited States
47Goldie Steinberg[6][41][42]30 October 190016 August 2015114 years, 290 daysUnited States
48Kiyoko Ishiguro[6]4 March 19015 December 2015114 years, 276 daysJapan
49Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes[43]24 October 189025 July 2005114 years, 274 daysPortugal
Eudoxie Baboul[6]1 October 19011 July 2016114 years, 274 daysFrance (French Guiana)
51Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan[44]31 August 188929 May 2004114 years, 272 daysPuerto Rico
52Yukie Hino[6]17 April 190213 January 2017114 years, 271 daysJapan
53Eugénie Blanchard[45]16 February 18964 November 2010114 years, 261 daysFrance (Saint Barthélemy)
Maria Giuseppa Robucci[6]20 March 1903Living[6]115 years, 53 daysItaly
55Venere Pizzinato-Papo[46]23 November 18962 August 2011114 years, 252 daysItaly
56Neva Morris[47]3 August 18956 April 2010114 years, 246 daysUnited States
57Hide Ohira[35]15 September 18809 May 1995114 years, 236 daysJapan
58Blanche Cobb[48]8 September 19001 May 2015114 years, 235 daysUnited States
59Ethel Lang[6]27 May 190015 January 2015114 years, 233 daysUnited Kingdom
60Iso Nakamura23 April 1903Deceased  23 November , 2017[1]

 Japan
61Yone Minagawa[49]4 January 189313 August 2007114 years, 221 daysJapan
62María Antonia Castro[50]10 June 188116 January 1996114 years, 220 daysSpain
63Carrie Lazenby[43]9 February 188214 September 1996114 years, 218 daysUnited States
Ura Koyama[51]30 August 18905 April 2005114 years, 218 daysJapan
65Myrtle Dorsey[52]22 November 188525 June 2000114 years, 216 daysUnited States
66Anna Eliza Williams[53]2 June 187327 December 1987114 years, 208 daysUnited Kingdom
67Eunice Sanborn[54]20 July 189631 January 2011114 years, 195 daysUnited States
68Grace Clawson[55]15 November 188728 May 2002114 years, 194 daysUnited States
69Mitsue Toyoda[6]15 February 190225 August 2016114 years, 192 daysJapan
70Tase Matsunaga[56]11 May 188418 November 1998114 years, 191 daysJapan
71Kame Nakamura[57]8 March 189812 September 2012114 years, 188 daysJapan
72Lydie Vellard[43]18 March 187517 September 1989114 years, 183 daysFrance
Wilhelmina Kott7 March 18806 September 1994114 years, 183 daysUnited States
Adelina Domingues[58]19 February 188821 August 2002114 years, 183 daysUnited States
75Mitoyo Kawate[59]15 May 188913 November 2003114 years, 182 daysJapan
76Charlotte Benkner[60]16 November 188914 May 2004114 years, 180 daysUnited States
Camille Loiseau[61]13 February 189212 August 2006114 years, 180 daysFrance
78Anne Primout[62]5 October 189026 March 2005114 years, 172 daysFrance
79Ettie Mae Greene[63]8 September 187726 February 1992114 years, 171 daysUnited States
80Dominga Velasco[6]12 May 190111 October 2015114 years, 152 daysUnited States
81Toshie Yorimitsu[6]30 September 190128 February 2016114 years, 151 daysJapan
82Irene Frank[43]1 October 188128 February 1996114 years, 150 daysUnited States
83Christina Cock[64]25 December 188722 May 2002114 years, 148 daysAustralia
84Olivia Patricia Thomas[65]29 June 189516 November 2009114 years, 140 daysUnited States
85Tae Ito[6]11 July 190313 November 2017114 years, 125 daysJapan
86Anna Henderson[66]5 March 19001 July 2014114 years, 118 daysUnited States
87Emma Verona Johnston[67]6 August 18901 December 2004114 years, 117 daysUnited States
Mamie Rearden[68]7 September 18982 January 2013114 years, 117 daysUnited States
89Delphine Gibson17 August 1903Deceased  9 May, 2018[1]

114 years, 265 daysUnited States
90Bettie Chatmon[43]30 April 188416 August 1998114 years, 108 daysUnited States
91Odie Matthews[43]28 December 187814 April 1993114 years, 107 daysUnited States
92Chiyo Shiraishi[6]6 August 189519 November 2009114 years, 105 daysJapan
93Asa Takii[69]28 April 188431 July 1998114 years, 94 daysJapan
94Florence Knapp[70]10 October 187311 January 1988114 years, 93 daysUnited States
Elena Slough[71]4 July 18895 October 2003114 years, 93 daysUnited States
96Lucy Jane Askew[72]8 September 18839 December 1997114 years, 92 daysUnited Kingdom
Mary Anna Boone[43]10 February 188713 May 2001114 years, 92 daysUnited States
98Maria Carmen del Lopez[43]3 April 18833 July 1997114 years, 91 daysSpain
99Waka Shirahama[73]23 March 187816 June 1992114 years, 85 daysJapan
Delma Kollar[74]31 October 189724 January 2012114 years, 85 daysUnited States

Notes

a Manfredini was born in Italy.
b Gaudette was born in the United States.
c Holtz was born in the Province of Posen, which was then in the German Empire; it is now in Poland.
d Gerena was born in Puerto Rico.
e Ray was born in Canada.
f Steinberg was born in Kishinev, which was then a part of the Russian Empire; it is now the capital of Moldova.
g Pizzinato-Papo was born in Ala, which was then in Austria-Hungary; it is now in Italy.
h Clawson was born in the United Kingdom.
i Domingues was born in Cape Verde, at that time a colony of Portugal.
j Benkner was born in Germany.
k Primout was born in French Algeria, then a colony of France, now an independent country.
l Velasco was born in Mexico.
m Cock was born in the former British colony Victoria, which is now part of Australia.