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This leading Dallas lady ranks among America's most influential women

This leading Dallas lady ranks among America's most influential women

St. Vincent
St. Vincent was included in Marie Claire's list of the country's most influential women. Photo by Renata Raksha

It's been a good couple of weeks for St. Vincent. First she made national headlines when she served at her sister's new Dallas taco joint, Resident Taqueria. Now the popular women's magazine Marie Claire has included the musician in its roundup of the 50 most influential ladies in the country.

Dubbed "the new guard," Marie Claire focuses on ladies who have already made huge strides in their field — and are just getting started. "Spotlighted here are legions of impressive women operating largely behind the scenes, pulling levers, and exercising outside influence in their industries," explains the magazine.

Dallas native Annie Clark (she performs under the stage name St. Vincent) is one of the fiery 50. After starting her career performing with the Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent formed her own band in 2006. Her self-titled fourth album, released last year, collected accolades from outlets such as Time and Entertainment Weekly, and won her a Grammy for Best Alternative Album. She is the first woman in 20 years to win in that category.

The magazine also notes St. Vincent's relationship with model and actress Cara Delevingne, naming them a "power couple."

Other noteworthy Texans on the list include actress Dakota Johnson, who was born in Austin, and political strategist Rachel Kania, also from the Capital City. To learn more about this crop of influential females, visit Marie Claire.