I previously wrote about a survey that stated that two-thirds of all Americans could not name an famous female scientist. While I still don't know how they defined famous (Mad Hatter pointed out that Field Famous versus Nobel Famous verses Household Name Famous are all very different), I think that it's still important for the general public to know that there are (and have been) very influential female scientists. So, I was very relieved when I found-- and by I, I mean that I found it on Science Woman's twitter feed-- this list of famous female scientists.
While not comprehensive, there are still a good number of lady scientists on there. And it gives me a place to point the people who had no idea that there are lady scientists out there.