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  • Queen Rania (Queen/Mother/Activist)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    queen-rania.jpgRania Al Abdullah (Arabic: الملكة رانيا العبد الله‎ Rānyā al-‘abdu l-Lāh) (born Rania al Yassin on 31 August 1970) is the current Queen consort of Jordan as the wife of King Abdullah II of Jordan.

    She is one of the world’s most powerful women, and has focused her energy, at home and abroad, on a variety of causes, notably education.

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  • Sylvia Earle (Oceanographer / Explorer)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    sylvia-earle.jpgSylvia Earle has been called “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker and the New York Times, “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, and “Hero for the Planet” by Time.

    She is an oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer with a deep commitment to research through personal exploration.

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  • Dorothy Parker (Poet/Satirist)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    dorothy-parker.jpgDorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th century urban foibles.

    From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary output in such venues as The New Yorker and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table.

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  • Coco Chanel (Designer/Founder Chanel)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    coco-chanel.jpgGabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a pioneering French fashion designer whose modernist philosophy, menswear-inspired fashions, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her an important figure in 20th-century fashion.

    She was the founder of the famous fashion brand Chanel.

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  • Annie Oakley (Sharpshooter/Superstar)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    annie-oakley.jpgAnnie Oakley (August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926), born Phoebe Ann Mosey, was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter.

    Oakley's amazing talent and timely rise to fame led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, which propelled her to become the first American female superstar.

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  • Mae West (Actress/ Screenwriter/Sex Symbol)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    mae-west.jpgMae West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter and sex symbol.

    Known for her bawdy double entendres, West made a name for herself in Vaudeville and on the stage in New York before moving to Hollywood to become a comedienne, actress and writer in the motion picture industry. One of the more controversial movie stars of her day, West encountered many problems including censorship.

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  • Lauren Bacall (Actress/Model)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    lauren_bacall.jpgLauren Bacall (born Betty Joan Perske; September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014) was an American film and stage actress and model, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks.

    She first emerged as leading lady in the film noir genre, including appearances in The Big Sleep (1946) and Dark Passage (1947), as well as a comedian in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and Designing Woman (1957).

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  • Julia Child (Chef/Author/TV Personality)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    julia-child.jpgJulia Child (August 15, 1912 - August 13, 2004) was an American chef, author, and television personality.

    She is recognized for introducing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, notably The French Chef, which premiered in 1963.

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  • Phoolan Devi (Indian Bandit/Politician)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    phoolan-devi.jpgPhoolan Devi (10 August 1963 – 25 July 2001), popularly known as "The Bandit Queen", was an Indian dacoit (bandit) and later a politician. She was notorious across India during her time as a bandit.

    Phoolan was born into the lower mallha (boatmen) caste, in the small village of Gorha ka Purwa in Uttar Pradesh, India. She was the second child in a family of four girls and a boy.

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