Clare Booth Luce: Served as an editor at Vanity Fair. Wrote the hit play The Women in 1936. Wrote Europe in the Spring, a best-selling nonfiction book about pre-World War II Europe, in 1940. Served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1943 to 1947. Served as ambassador to Italy from 1953 to 1956. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Ronald Reagan in 1983.