Articles in Category: Profiles & Bios

Jayne Mansfield (Actress / Entertainer)

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Born Vera Jayne Palmer (April 19, 1933 โ€“ June 29, 1967), Jayne Mansfield was a sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s.

She was 20th Century Fox's answer to Marilyn Monroe. Like Monroe, she died tragically at a young at the age (34).

Nevertheless, she lived a full if not infamous life until  her death in a car crash.

She was married three times and had five children. She was a Playboy playmate, an actress who had a roller coaster career, and an entertainer who was famously known for her "wardrobe mishaps."

 More about her here.

One of her more famous quotes here.

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Jessie Street (Feminist / Human Rights Activist)

Jessie StreetJessie Mary Gray Street (18 April 1899 to July 2, 1970) was an Australian feminist, human rights activist and suffragette.

She was a prominent figure in Australian politics for over 50 years, and was recognized internationally and in Australia for her dedication to women's rights, social justice and world peace.

Street was one of the initiators of the aboriginal rights movement in Australia.

She also campaigned tire tirelessly for the equal status of women including equal pay, the appointment of women to public office and their election to Parliament.

She was also a cofounder and president of the United associations of women founded in 1928.

More about her here.

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5 Amazing Women Born on November 5

Ida TarbellIda Tarbell, Journalist (1857 - 1944) 

Born in Pennsylvania, USA, in 1857, Tarbell was the only woman in her graduating class in 1880.

She became and investigative reporting pioneer whose stories led to the breakup of the Standard Oil Company's monopoly.  More here.

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