Tina Turner (Queen of Rock)

Tina Turner (Queen of Rock)

Susan notes: my heroine, my inspiration, the Queen of Rock turned 73 years young on November 26, 2012. This is her performing my favourite song live in 1990 - a the age of 51. Wow. How hot is she? In EVERY sense of the word!

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Marlene Dietrich (Actress/Singer)

Marlene Dietrich (Actress/Singer)

Like many other amazing women entertainers of the twentieth-century, Marlene Dietrich was beautiful, charismatic and willful.

She began reinventing herself from the age of about 11, when she created the name Marlene (pronounced mar-lay-na) from parts of her two given names Marie and Magdalene.

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Toni Morrison (Author/Nobel Prize Winner/Pulitzer Prize Winner)

Toni Morrison (Author/Nobel Prize Winner/Pulitzer Prize Winner)

Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford on February 18, 1931) is a Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, editor, and professor.

Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed black characters. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon and Beloved.

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Christina Rossetti (Poet)

Christina Rossetti (Poet)

A diamond or a coal?
A diamond, if you please:
Who cares about a clumsy coal
Beneath the summer trees?

A diamond or a coal?
A coal, sir, if you please:
One comes to care about the coal
What time the waters freeze.

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Catherine Cortez Masto (Attorney/Politician)

Catherine Cortez Masto (Attorney/Politician)

Catherine Marie Cortez Masto is an American attorney and politician who is the first Latina ever elected to the United States Senate. She was the Attorney General of Nevada from 2007 to 2015

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Whoopi Goldberg (Actress/Comedian/Activist)

Whoopi Goldberg (Actress/Comedian/Activist)

Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955), known professionally by her stage name, Whoopi Goldberg.  One of only five entertainers who have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. 

"I used my imagination to make the grass whatever color I wanted it to be."

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Kamala Harris (Attorney/Politician)

Kamala Harris (Attorney/Politician)

Kamala Harris is an American lawyer, politician, and member of the Democratic Party, who has been the 32nd and current Attorney General of California since 2011. In November 2016 she was the first Indian-American elected to the US Senate.

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Lisa Blunt Rochester (Author/CEO/Politician)

Lisa Blunt Rochester (Author/CEO/Politician)

A member of the Democratic Party, she is the member-elect for the United States House of Representatives seat representing Delaware's at-large congressional district, and the first woman and first African American to be elected elected to the US Congress from Delaware.

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Ilhan Omar (Politician/State Representative/Refugee)

Ilhan Omar (Politician/State Representative/Refugee)

Omar was born in Somalia in 1982. After the start of the civil war in 1991, she and her family left the country and spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya. In 1995, Ilhan and her family emigrated to the United States. She was raised by her father and grandfather, who inculcated in her the importance of democracy.

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Hillary Clinton (Secretary of State)

Hillary Clinton (Secretary of State)

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is the 2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee.

"I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas."

 

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Nana Mouskouri (Musician, Politician, Ambassador)

Nana Mouskouri (Musician, Politician, Ambassador)

Nana Mouskouri (born October 13, 1934 in Chania, Crete, Greece) is an international singer, known as one of the best-selling music artists in the world. She has recorded songs in many languages, including Greek, French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew, Welsh, Mandarin Chinese, Corsican, and Turkish.

I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness."

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Mary Church Terrell (Civil Rights Activist /Author/Educator)

Mary Church Terrell (Civil Rights Activist /Author/Educator)

Mary Church Terrell (September 23, 1863 – July 24, 1954)

"And so, lifting as we climb, onward and upward we go, struggling and striving, and hoping that the buds and blossoms of our desires will burst into glorious fruition ere long."

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