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Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (1900 - 2002). Wife of George VI. Queen from 1936 - 1952. Mother of Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret. Adolf Hitler called the most dangerous woman in Europe because of her ability to boost British morale. She was always extremely popular, even when the rest of the royal family were disliked by the public. She died aged 101 in 2002.
When the future Queen Elizabeth II (pictured) walked down the aisle in London's Westminster Abbey in 1947, her wedding dress was more than a fashion statement: It represented the hopes of a nation, according to royal wedding gown curator Joanna Marschner.