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Jennifer Tilly (Actress/Poker Player)

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Born September 16th to a used car salesman and a school teacher/former stage actress, Jennifer Tilly – born Jennifer Ellen Chan – really has taken the world by storm. 

Earlier in life Tilly was renowned for her acting ability, she starred in Made in America, the 1997 Jim Carrey hit Liar Liar, was the voice of Celia in Monsters, Inc. and remains the voice of Family Guy’s Bonnie Swanson. Perhaps her biggest acting achievement though, was her Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Bullets over Broadway, a 1994 film in which she played the role of Olive. 

The major acting successes are not all she’s known for though. Approximately eleven years ago, Tilly started dividing her time between acting and playing poker professionally. In the years leading up to the present day, she’s often revisited her acting roots, only to return to her one true passion, poker. 

In June 2005, she beat 600 other female players to win a World Series of Poker bracelet and later that year followed up with another win in the Ladies Invitational Tournament in the World Poker Tour. 

After taking a break from the lively poker scene in 2008, she picked up her poker career once again in 2010. Now considered a veteran and inspiration in the sport, she’s regularly asked to advise and mentor novice players on how to handle an extremely intense, male dominated sport.

 

 

Jayne Mansfield (Actress / Entertainer)

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Born Vera Jayne Palmer (April 19, 1933 – 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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