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Noor Inayat Khan - Muslim Woman, WW2 Secret Agent, radio operator in occupied Paris, refused to carry a weapon to honor her pacifist beliefs, captured by the Nazis, escaped from them twice, finally executed by them. Posthumously awarded the French Croix de Guerre and the British George Cross.

Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald - Photo by Mondadori Portfolio - Getty Images

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.” —Mary Oliver (poet)

Dame Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith Stretched Canvas Print at

John Singer Sargent painting at Fladbury, England

I understand, Myrna...

James Garner and Diahann Carrol @ March on Washington 1963

Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a remarkable woman - a prodigious novelist, dramatist and campaigner for all manner of political reform. A rebellious, cross-dressing, cigar-smoking, scandalously-acting woman writer who lived at a time that was certainly much more of a man's world than today. Chopin was only one of many famous men in her life. After the relationship fell apart, in 1847, he scarcely composed again, before his death two years later.

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"I don't want women ever to think they have to have it all. I think that's a revolting concept. It's so false! Sometimes you'll have some things, and sometimes you'll have other things. And you do not need it all at once; it's not good for you." -Emma Thompson

This is Rose Valland, one of the heroes of Nazi-Occupied France. An employee of the Louvre, she kept records of the art stolen by Nazi officers—what was taken, from where, and by whom. She was instrumental in the postwar return of countless stolen pieces, and one of the most decorated women in French history.