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!
Madame Gres -- uber fashion designer of the early 20th century.
Artist/bohemian Beatrice Wood. Interesting biography, her most productive years were from age 80 until her death at 105."
Alice Roosevelt Longworth, 1903. The Paris Hilton of her day, she smoked cigarettes in public, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie. History, Theodore Roosevelt, White Houses, Fashion, Paris Hilton, Dresses, Roosevelt Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, Daughters
Alice Roosevelt 1903
Oh Louise! Didn't realize how sexy she was until I saw this photo—
Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, recognized as the most famous woman painter of the 18th century
Evan Burrows Fontaine, with hair as fashion statement.
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). Vintage, Pin Curls, Myrna Loy, Beauty, Fingers Waves, 1920S, Headpieces, Flappers, Hair
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
Uschi Obermaier -- smart, hippie, actress, model, lover of Mic and Kieth -- you can watch the movie about her -- Eight Mile High-- on Netflix
"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 Nature Beauty, Gracekelly, Stars, Country Girls, Monaco, Grace Kelly, Irving Penn, Princesses, People
Grace Kelly, photographed by Irving Penn, New York, 1954
Bette Davis--oh those eyes . . . and a tough cookie who knew what she wanted--