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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #100 on: May 09, 2007, 12:01:23 am »
Jodie Foster

She could have been one of those lost child actors, but of course she withstood all of that to became a great actress and director.




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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #101 on: May 09, 2007, 12:02:25 am »
OH YES! YES, YES... I met her once spent almost 20 minutes in conversation with her and a warmer, kinder more intelligent woman I have never had the pleasure to have passed time with.  So glad you remember her Meryl.  She has an incredibly delightful sense of humor too.

Remember her?  She was my boss for a year before she retired from City Opera.  ;D  I've always had a great admiration for Beverly Sills.
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #102 on: May 09, 2007, 12:07:31 am »
Helen Gurley Brown (b. February 18, 1922 in Green Forest, Arkansas), is an author, publisher, and businesswoman. She was editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years. In 1962, at the age of 40, Brown authored the bestselling book Sex and the Single Girl. In 1965 she became editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and reversed the fortunes of the failing magazine. During the decade of the 1960s she was an outspoken advocate of women's sexual freedom and sought to provide them with role-models and a guide in her magazine. Brown claimed that women could have it all, "love, sex, and money". Due to her advocacy, the liberated single woman was often referred to generically as the "Cosmo Girl". Her work played a part in what is often called the sexual revolution.





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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #103 on: May 09, 2007, 12:08:57 am »
Sally Ride

First American women in space, 1983




Sally Kirsten Ride was the first American woman to fly in space, going aloft in the space shuttle Challenger in 1983 and again in 1984. (The very first woman in space was the cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, who flew aboard Vostok 6 in 1963.) Ride earned a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University in 1978 and joined NASA's astronaut training program the next year. After the Challenger exploded during a 1986 launch, Ride served on the presidential commission investigating the accident. She retired from the astronaut corps in 1987, later becoming a physics professor at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and president of the Internet site Space.com. In 2001 she founded Imaginary Lines, a company aimed at supporting the scientific interests of girls.





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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #104 on: May 09, 2007, 12:13:37 am »
Isadora Duncan (May 27, 1877 September 14, 1927) was an American dancer.

Born Dora Angela Duncan in San Francisco, California, she is considered by many to be the mother of Modern Dance.
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #105 on: May 09, 2007, 12:15:29 am »
Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 April 1, 1991), an American dancer and choreographer, is known as one of the foremost pioneers of modern dance.

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #106 on: May 09, 2007, 12:17:31 am »
Mary Stevenson Cassatt (May 22, 1844 June 14, 1926) was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists.

Cassatt (pronounced ca-SAHT) often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children.

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #107 on: May 09, 2007, 12:20:49 am »


Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (November 30, 1924 January 1, 2005), American politician, educator and author. She was a Congresswoman, representing New York's 12th District for seven terms from 1968-1983. In 1968, she became the first African American woman elected to Congress. On January 23, 1972, she became the first African American candidate for President of the United States.
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #108 on: May 09, 2007, 12:23:23 am »

Harriet Tubman






She escaped slavery, and after reaching freedom she helped other slaves escape to the North via the "Underground Railroad" for nearly a decade before the start of the US Civil War in 1861. During the war, she served as a scout, spy and nurse for the US Army. In later years she continued to work for the advancement of African Americans and women.




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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #109 on: May 09, 2007, 12:23:39 am »
Clarice Cliff (January 20, 1899 - October 23, 1972), was a ceramic artist active from 1922 to 1940 one of the foremost potters of the Art Deco period. Today, she is regarded as one of the most influential ceramics artists of the 20th Century and her work is collected, valued and admired the World over.

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