Extraordinary Women of Style, Substance, Passion, Vision, Talent . . .
Today and from the past. This board began simply as ladies of style, but I couldn't resist expanding to women who seemed to have a veracious need for independence and the desire to go beyond limits!
Artist/bohemian Beatrice Wood. Interesting biography, her most productive years were from age 80 until her death at 105."
Linda McCarthy with Paul. Although she grew up rich, she left a legacy of progressive causes including vegetarianism and kindness to animals. So sad that she died so young. Thankfully, her daughter Stella follows in her footsteps.
Vanessa Redgrave again: I adored her in Julia, but my favorite role of hers was as Ruth Wilcox in Howards End.
Yoko Ono, fearless back when and still today!
A "Gibson Girl", Evelyn Nesbit, chorus girl, artists model and style icon of the early 20th century.
The Real Gibson Girls | Glamourdaze
Ruth St Denis, famous dancer, with Ted Shawn in the early 1900s
Myrna Loy. Trained as a dancer, she devoted herself fully to an acting career following a few minor roles in silent films. She was originally typecast in exotic roles, often as a vamp or a woman of Asian descent, but her career prospects improved greatly following her portrayal of Nora Charles in The Thin Man (1934).
Myrna Loy, way before the Thin Man.
Amelia Earhart — not only was she courageous, she wore the coolest leather jackets!
The Ultimate Redhead, and one of the greatest comedienes ever—Lucille Ball, 1950
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people," Eleonor Roosevelt
BYU Women's Services and Resources: Eleanor Roosevelt
Dancer/Actress Ginger Rogers -- she did everything that Fred did only in high heels and backwards--
Simone de Beauvoir in Paris, 1957. Author of The Second Sex, she was one of the first "feminists."
”I’ll tell you one of the reasons I’m ready to leave. When I first came to Hollywood five years ago, my makeup call was at eight in the morning. On this movie it’s been put back to seven-thirty. Every day I see Joan Crawford, who’s been in makeup since five, and Loretta Young, who’s been there since four in the morning. I’ll be god-damned if I’m going to stay in a business where I have to get up earlier and earlier and it takes longer and longer for me to get in front of a camera. ~ Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly, photographed by Irving Penn, New York, 1954