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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2007, 07:20:32 pm »
Helen Keller

Her life and words have profoundly impacted my life and many others.  I centered my high school graduation speech and my life around her assertion, "I will not just live my life.  I will not just spend my life.  I will invest my life."  

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« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2007, 07:22:28 pm »
Here's another one not mentioned yet.

Meryl Streep, a great actress who never allowed herself to be dumbed down for Hollywood, or anyone else either.

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2007, 07:28:22 pm »
And another,

Joan Jett

I don't think Joan ever took any bs from anyone.

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2007, 07:35:01 pm »
Eva Peron....Maria Eva Duarte was born on May 7, 1919, in Los Toldos, Province of Buenos Aires in Argentina. She was the youngest of five children. Her father, Juan Duarte, died on January 8, 1926, after a car accident. Life was hard for Eva and her family; they had become poor after their father die. Eva's mother, Doña Juana, worked long hours sewing to support the family. Eva loved to entertain her family and she decided she would to be an actress. Her first acting job came when she was a teenager. She moved to Buenos Aires and became a radio actress. On October 22, 1945, Eva married Colonel Juan Perón. He was a dictator and became president of Argentina in 1946. Juan Perón won the election because people liked Eva Perón; she was very pretty and popular. Although Eva was the wife of Juan Perón she was considered by many to be the real politician, even though she never officially held any government posts. She did make many enemies during her life. She did everything in her power to get rich. Some people say Eva was using Juan to get famous and Juan was using Eva to be president. She founded the women's branch of the Perónist Party and created the Eva Peron Foundation to help the poor of Argentina. We think she was 32 when she died of cancer on July 26, 1952 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. All of Argentina loved Eva and were very sad when she died.
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #34 on: May 06, 2007, 07:38:13 pm »
Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955), an African American teacher, was one of the great educators of the United States. She was a leader of women, a distinguished adviser to several American presidents, and a powerful champion of racial equality.

Mary McLeod was born in Mayesville, S.C. Her parents, Samuel and Patsy McLeod, were former slaves; Mary was the fifteenth of 17 children. She helped her parents on the family farm and first entered a Presbyterian mission school when she was 11 years old. Later she attended Scotia Seminary, a school for African American girls in Concord, N.C., on a scholarship. She graduated in 1893; there she had met some of the people with whom she would work closely.

Though she had a serious turn of mind, it did not prevent her from being a lively dancer and developing a lasting fondness for music. Dynamic and alert, she was very popular and the acknowledged leader of her classmates. After graduating from Scotia Seminary, she attended the Moody Bible Institute.

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #35 on: May 06, 2007, 07:57:57 pm »
Louisa May Alcott

She did what she wanted and what she needed to do at a time when even writng was not acceptable for 'proper young ladies'.  I still love her books and I still read them over again.  Yes, they may be dated by now, but ultimately those March girls did do what they wanted to do.

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2007, 08:10:49 pm »
She is beautiful!
What movies has she been in?

Sorry Lee I got sidetracked and did not answer your question  :-\ Wendy's been in lots of things more TV than movies except the indie variety...I first noticed her on 24 on Fox...but here is a list of her filmography

The Dark Is Rising (2007) (filming) .... Mary Stanton
"ReGenesis" .... Rachel Woods (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
    - Unbearable (2007) TV Episode .... Rachel Woods
    - The God of Commerce (2007) TV Episode .... Rachel Woods
    - I Dream of Genomes (2007) TV Episode .... Rachel Woods
    - Strangers in the Night (2007) TV Episode .... Rachel Woods
    - A Spontaneous Moment (2007) TV Episode .... Rachel Woods
      (5 more)
The Robber Bride (2007) (TV) .... Roz
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) .... Laura Miller
... aka Pretender (Philippines: English title: review title)
Who Loves the Sun (2006/I) .... Mary Bloom
Away from Her (2006) .... Madeleine
The Path to 9/11 (2006) (TV)
The Covenant (2006) .... Evelyn Danvers
"Crimes of Passion" (2006) TV Series .... Host / ... (unknown episodes)
Eight Below (2006) .... Eve McClaren
... aka 8 Below (USA: promotional title)
The Man Who Lost Himself (2005) (TV) .... Lorraine Evanshen
... aka The Stranger I Married (International: English title) (USA)
Niagara Motel (2005) .... Lily
Hunt for Justice (2005) (TV) .... Louise Arbour
... aka Jagd nach Gerechtigkeit (Germany)
Sex Traffic (2004) (TV) .... Madeleine Harlsburgh
Pigeon (2004) .... Woman on Train
A Home at the End of the World (2004) (uncredited) .... Isabel Morrow
Jack (2004) (TV) .... Elaine Burka
The Clearing (2004) .... Louise Miller
... aka Anatomie einer Entführung (Germany)
"24" .... Dr. Anne Packard (8 episodes, 2003)
    - Day 3: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (2003) TV Episode .... Dr. Anne Packard
    - Day 3: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (2003) TV Episode .... Dr. Anne Packard
    - Day 3: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (2003) TV Episode .... Dr. Anne Packard
    - Day 3: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (2003) TV Episode .... Dr. Anne Packard
    - Day 3: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (2003) TV Episode .... Dr. Anne Packard
      (3 more)
Twelve Mile Road (2003) (TV) .... Angela Landis
The Piano Man's Daughter (2003) (TV) .... Ede Kilworth
... aka Fille de l'homme au piano, La (Canada: French title)
An Unexpected Love (2003) (TV) .... McNally 'Mac' Hays
... aka This Much I Know
The Elfkins First Christmas (2002) (TV) (voice) .... Grazellda
The Santa Clause 2 (2002) .... Laura Miller
... aka SC2 (USA: promotional abbreviation)
... aka Santa Clause 2 (UK: poster title)
... aka The Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Clause (USA)
Perfect Pie (2002) .... Patsy Willets
... aka Voie du destin, La (Canada: French title)
Between Strangers (2002) .... Amanda Trent
... aka Coeurs inconnus (Canada: French title)
... aka Cuori estranei (Italy)
Verdict in Blood (2002) (TV) .... Joanne Kilbourn
... aka Liens du sang, Les (Canada: French title)
The Matthew Shepard Story (2002) (TV) .... Sarah
... aka Affaire Matthew Shepard, L' (Canada: French title)
A Killing Spring (2002) (TV) .... Joanne Kilbourn
... aka Copie non conforme (Canada: French title)
The Many Trials of One Jane Doe (2002) (TV) .... Jane Doe
... aka Long combat de Jane Doe, Le (Canada: French title)
The Last Brickmaker in America (2001) (TV) .... Karen
Suddenly Naked (2001) .... Jackie York
... aka Mise à nu (Canada: French title)
"The Beast" .... Maggie Steech (1 episode, 2001)
    - The Price (2001) TV Episode .... Maggie Steech
The Wandering Soul Murders (2001) (TV) .... Joanne Kilbourn
... aka Sur les traces de Littleflower (Canada: French title)
A Colder Kind of Death (2001) (TV) .... Joanne Kilbourn
... aka Manipulation (Canada: French title)
The 6th Day (2000) .... Natalie Gibson
... aka Sixième jour, Le (Canada: French title)
What Lies Beneath (2000) .... Elena
Deadly Appearances (2000) (TV) .... Joanne Kilbourn
... aka Criminal Instincts: Deadly Appearances (USA: series title)
... aka Prix du silence, Le (Canada: French title)
Love and Murder (2000) (TV) .... Joanne Kilbourn
... aka Crimes et passion (Canada: French title)
... aka Criminal Instincts: Love and Murder (USA: series title)
Mercy (2000) .... Bernadine Mello

Bicentennial Man (1999) .... 'Ma´am' Martin
... aka 200 Jahre Mann, Der (Germany)
Question of Privilege (1999) .... Gail Sterling
... aka Piège mortel (Canada: French title)
Better Than Chocolate (1999) .... Lila
... aka Meilleur que le chocolat (Canada: French title)
Summer's End (1999) (TV) .... Virginia Baldwin
... aka Walk on Water
Where's Marlowe? (1998) .... Dr. Ninki Bregman
"From the Earth to the Moon" (1998) (mini) TV Series .... Faye Stafford
The Eighteenth Angel (1998) .... Norah Stanton
Sleeping Dogs Lie (1998) .... Mrs. Theresa Small
... aka Mystère d'Ambrose Small, Le (Canada: French title: TV title)
At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story (1998) (TV) .... Sue Rodriguez
... aka Combat de Sue Rodriguez, Le (Canada: French title)
Escape Velocity (1998) .... Billie (Ronnie's mom)
"Black Harbour" .... Carolyn Bedford (2 episodes, 1997)
    - High Noon (1997) TV Episode .... Carolyn Bedford
    - Love's Labours Lost (1997) TV Episode .... Carolyn Bedford
"Due South" .... Janet Moore (1 episode, 1997)
... aka Un tandem de choc (Canada: French title)
    - The Bounty Hunter (1997) TV Episode .... Janet Moore
Gang Related (1997) .... Helen Eden
Air Force One (1997) .... Grace Marshall
... aka AFO
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996) .... Kevin Dollof
Ebbie (1995) (TV) .... Roberta 'Robbie' Cratchet
Spenser: A Savage Place (1995) (TV) .... Susan Silverman
Spenser: The Judas Goat (1994) (TV) .... Susan Silverman
The Santa Clause (1994) .... Laura Calvin Miller
Corrina, Corrina (1994) .... Jenny Davis
To Save the Children (1994) (TV) .... Dorsie Young
Frostfire (1994) (TV) .... Victoria Renko
Lives of Girls & Women (1994) (TV) .... Ada Jordan
The Good Son (1993) .... Susan Evans
"Home Fires" (1992) TV Series
Folks! (1992) .... Audrey Aldrich
I'll Never Get to Heaven (1992) .... Cassie Stewart
The Doctor (1991) .... Dr. Leslie Abbott
"Street Legal" .... Wendy Nelson (3 episodes, 1990)
    - Double Agenda (1990) TV Episode .... Wendy Nelson
    - Spare Parts (1990) TV Episode .... Wendy Nelson
    - Holy Thursday (1990) TV Episode .... Wendy Nelson
Getting Married in Buffalo Jump (1990) (TV) .... Sophie Ware
... aka Buffalo Jump (USA: video title)

"Studio 5-B" (1989) TV Series .... Gail Browning (unknown episodes)
Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs (1988) (TV) .... Evelyn
"Tanner '88" (1988) (mini) TV Series .... Joanna Buckley
... aka Tanner: A Political Fable
A Hobo's Christmas (1987) (TV) .... Laurie
"CBS Summer Playhouse" .... Dana (1 episode, 1987)
    - In the Lion's Den (1987) TV Episode .... Dana
"Hard Copy" (1987) TV Series .... Blake Calisher (unknown episodes)
Covert Action (1987) (TV) .... Jessica
Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (1986) (TV) .... Michelle Benti
"Adderly" .... Marge (1 episode, 1986)
    - Critical Mass (1986) TV Episode .... Marge
Whodunit (1986) (TV) .... Elizabeth
... aka Boat House (UK: video title)
... aka Prime Suspicion (Canada: English title: video title)
Murder in Space (1985) (TV) .... Irene Tremayne
"Night Heat" .... Prosecutor Dorothy Fredericks (6 episodes, 1985)
    - The Witness (1985) TV Episode .... Prosecutor Dorothy Fredericks
    - Obie's Law (1985) TV Episode .... Prosecutor Dorothy Fredericks
    - The Stranger (1985) TV Episode .... Prosecutor Dorothy Fredericks
    - Deadline (1985) TV Episode .... Prosecutor Dorothy Fredericks
    - Necessary Force (1985) TV Episode .... Prosecutor Dorothy Fredericks
      (1 more)
Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985) (TV) .... Irene Tremayne
... aka My Sweet Victim
Mark of Cain (1985) .... Dale
... aka Identity Crisis
My Father, My Rival (1985) (TV) .... Hilah
The Sight (1985)
The Guardian (1984) (TV) .... Marlee Kramer
Heartsounds (1984) (TV) .... Judy
Skullduggery (1983) .... Barbara/Dorigen
... aka Warlock
Mazes and Monsters (1982) (TV) .... Kate Finch
... aka Dungeons and Dragons (USA: video box title)
... aka Rona Jaffe's Mazes and Monsters
"The Littlest Hobo" .... Jenny (1 episode, 1981)
    - The Locket (1981) TV Episode .... Jenny
"Home Fires" (1980) TV Series .... (1980)
War Brides (1980) (TV) .... Kate

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2007, 08:16:41 pm »
Audrey Hepburn (May 4, 1929 – January 20, 1993) was an Academy Award-winning actress of film and theatre, Broadway stage performer, ballerina, fashion model, and humanitarian.

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« Reply #38 on: May 06, 2007, 08:18:33 pm »
Katharine Meyer Graham (June 16, 1917 – July 17, 2001) was an American publisher. She led her family's newspaper, The Washington Post, for more than two decades, overseeing its most famous period, the Watergate coverage that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. She has been widely described as one of the most powerful American women of the 20th century.

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« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2007, 08:29:00 pm »

Hedy Kiesler Markey and composer George Antheil received U.S. Patent 2,292,387 for their Secret Communication System on August 11, 1942. This early version of frequency hopping used a piano roll to change between 88 frequencies and was intended to make radio-guided torpedoes harder for enemies to detect or jam. This idea was controversial and ahead of its time and technology. The technology did not begin to be implemented until 1962, when it was used by U.S. military ships during a blockade of Cuba, after the patent had expired. Neither Markey nor Antheil made any money from the patent. Perhaps due to this lag in development, the patent was little-known until 1997, when the Electronic Frontier Foundation gave Markey an award for this contribution.

Markey's frequency-hopping idea served as the basis for modern spread-spectrum communication technology used in devices ranging from cordless telephones to WiFi Internet connections. The technology in particular that is often attributed to her and George Antheil is CDMA.

Markey wanted to join the National Inventors Council but she was told that she could better help the war effort by using her status to sell War Bonds. She once raised $7,000,000 at just one event.

Oh, yeah, that's because she was also an actress - Hedy Lamarr.

In 2003, the Boeing corporation ran a series of recruitment ads featuring Hedy Lamarr as a woman of science. No reference to her film career was made in the ads.