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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #200 on: May 11, 2007, 03:38:56 pm »
Hildegard Knef
German movie star and chansonette
She caused one of the biggest scandals in post war Germany when she appeared nude in the film Die Sünderin (= The Sinner) in 1950. In later years she had quite a career as a singer and was famous for her dark, smoky voice. I found her biggest hit on YouTube:
Für mich soll's Rote Rosen regnen (= Let it Rain Red Roses for Me:)



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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #201 on: May 11, 2007, 05:46:55 pm »
And another YouTube video! The gorgeous Diana Damrau in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). She will go down in history as one of the best Queens of the Night ever. That site on YouTube has about 40 pages of enthusiastic comments. She starts singing after about two minutes.

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #202 on: May 11, 2007, 05:47:16 pm »
Russian gymnastic champion Svetlana Khorkina is my all-time favorite female gymnast.  Although told she was too tall to be successful at gymnastics, she stuck with it.  I'd kill for her legs. 

      

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #203 on: May 11, 2007, 06:11:01 pm »

Regine Hildebrandt
East German biologist, mother of three and politician

She looked like a man, was completely unpretentious and had no sense of dress style what so ever, but she was a gorgeous woman none the less. As a minister for health and social affairs in Brandenburg, they called her the "Mother Courage of the East". People loved her outspokenness (in a thick Berlin accent), her social engagement and her bubbly personality. She was by far the most prominent politician in the East and also very popular in the West. She died of breast cancer at the age of 60. Too early!!

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #204 on: May 11, 2007, 08:36:19 pm »
Willie Mae Thornton
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(first musician to record "Hound Dog" in 1953)

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #205 on: May 11, 2007, 08:40:57 pm »



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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #206 on: May 11, 2007, 08:45:00 pm »


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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #207 on: May 11, 2007, 09:02:46 pm »

For all those tall lanky models who are 6 foot tall and say 110 lbs is 'natural' for them, I give you 6'3" 170 lbs  Gabrielle Reese:


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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #208 on: May 11, 2007, 11:50:18 pm »


Julia Ward Howe was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1970
In 1843 she married a hero of the Greek revolution, physician Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe nicknamed Chev, who founded the Perkins Institute for the Blind. The couple made their home in South Boston, had six children (five of whom lived to adulthood), and were active in the Free Soil Party.

Howe's "Battle Hymn of the Republic", set to William Steffe's already-existing music, was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs of the Union during the American Civil War.

After the war she focused her activities on the causes of pacifism and women's suffrage. She was a member of the Unitarian church.

In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother's Day, with her Mother's Day Proclamation.

From 1872 to 1879, she assisted Lucy Stone and Henry Brown Blackwell in editing Woman's Journal.

On January 28, 1908 Julia Ward Howe became the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She died of pneumonia.

Julia Ward Howe is buried in the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Julia Ward Howe was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1970
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #209 on: May 12, 2007, 12:30:06 am »


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