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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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  • Whitney Houston (Singer/Actress/Model)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    whitney_houston.jpgWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963, - February 11, 2012) was an American R&B/pop singer, actress, and former fashion model.

    Houston is the most awarded female artist of all time, according to Guinness World Records, with 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 16 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 411 career awards as of 2006.

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  • Lucille Ball (Comedienne/Actress)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    lucille-ball.jpgLucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American comedienne, film, television, stage and radio actress, model, film and television executive, and star of the sitcoms:

    I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy and Life With Lucy.

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  • Isabel Allende (Writer/Feminist)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    isabel-allende_2.jpgIsabel Allende is a master storyteller in the genre of magical realism. Her novels have been translated into 30 languages, and have sold more than 51 million copies worldwide.

    Her list of honours, awards and accomplishments is truly staggering. But none of this, according to her, reflects who she is, or what has been important in her life.

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