Beautiful Iconic Women
America's sweetheart Doris Day. She has never taken herself too seriously.
her royal highness the princess margaret, countess of snowdon
Audrey Hepburn was the granddaughter of a baron, the daughter of a Nazi sympathizer, spent her teens doing ballet to secretly raise money for the dutch resistance against the Nazis, and spent her post-film career as a goodwill ambassador of UNICEF winning the presidential medal of freedom for her efforts. And history remembers her as pretty.
Princess Diana: Never Forgotten ♥ by Mario Testino
Beatrice Wood: When asked the secret of her longevity, she would simply offer “art books, chocolates and young men”.
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), reformer of English nursing, received the Order of Merit for her tireless efforts during the Crimean War. She was the first female recipient of this honor. She is celebrated as an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.
Marie Carmichael Stopes (15 October 1880 – 2 October 1958) was a British author, palaeobotanist, campaigner for women's rights and pioneer in the field of birth control. biodiversitylibra...
Queen Boudica (d. 60/61 AD) was queen of the British Iceni tribe who led a revolt against occupying forces of the Roman Empire. Upon her husband's death, the Empire annexed her state, publicly flogged her, and raped her daughters. She razed Londinium (modern day London), Verulamium (St Albans) and Camulodunum (Colchester), causing Nero to briefly consider withdrawing Roman control from Britain. Boudica was eventually defeated by Suetonius and either killed herself or died of illness.
Queen Boudica by John Opie...She is one of my heroes of Celtic history. She was tall, strong in voice, long hair past her waist the color of dark copper and piercing eyes. She took up the fight after her people, the Iceni, where attacked by the Romans.
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, also known as Mother Teresa, was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910, in Albania (now Kosovo). She is profiled here as an historic homemaker, but her life’s work made her so much more than that title might suggest. Yet, she would be the first to humbly decline the honor, preferring to focus attention on the need to assist others. To many, she is the enduring face of selfless, modern-day charity.