Photo by Eiramis • PicMonkey: Photo Editing Made Of Win
Nine-year-old Betty Perske photographed by her mother Natalie outside of the Highland Manor School for Girls, c. 1933. Unknown to young Betty, in ten years she would begin her career as one of the most iconic and beloved film stars of all time: Lauren Bacall.
With a face that tells a thousand tales, this unknown young woman was photographed in the Philippines by Dutch photographer Francisco Van Camp in 1875. The photograph's inscription describes her as an ethnic Chinese mestizo. Fresh-faced and all-natural with her hair flowing wildly, this black and white portrait is worlds away from the Victorian photography we normally see. What a beauty.
Guillermo Kahlo, Frida in Men’s Clothing, 1926
Jeanne Hébuterne... frequent subject and common-law wife of the artist Amedeo Modigliani
for writing Mrs Dalloway and being the most misunderstood woman of her age...
Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham.
Alexandra David-Néel is maybe the coolest lady explorer ever. As well as exploring the East extensively at a time when ladies were not encouraged to travel on their own, she was a spiritualist, Buddhist and writer. Born in 1868 in Paris, by the time she was 18 she’d travelled extensively around Europe and was a member of the Theosophical Society. She wrote her first book when she was 30, and when she was in her forties she travelled to India to study Buddhism, met a prince, and possibly had an..
Alexandra David-Néel, a fearless French opera singer/traveller/spiritualist and writer, who, in the 1920s, became the first European woman to visit forbidden Tibet, and later inspired the famous beat writers Kerouac and Ginsberg. Claiming to be magically taught the Tibeten language by a mountain wizard who could “fly through the air, command demons, and kill men with a glance”, she was described by the great English writer and poet, Lawrence Durrell, as "the most astonishing ...
"Born in 1892, the beautiful, tough, determined and incredibly inspirational, professional aviator Bessie "Queen Bess" Coleman was the first African American (in the world) to attain a pilot's license. At age 30, she was considered "the world's greatest woman flyer." Her tragic death at only 34 ended a fierce and brilliant career."