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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!
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Barbara Stanwyck, great actress always stylish.

The Cluttered Classic Attic ❧

Madame Gres -- uber fashion designer of the early 20th century.

Pelse, skindtøj og accessories

Artist/bohemian Beatrice Wood. Interesting biography, her most productive years were from age 80 until her death at 105."

About Beatrice Wood - Page 1

Alice Roosevelt 1903

Edwardian Era

Oh Louise! Didn't realize how sexy she was until I saw this photo—

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Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, recognized as the most famous woman painter of the 18th century

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The great actress Vanessa Redgrave as Isadora Duncan, from the film "Isadora."

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Dorothy Dell, vamping in a hat!

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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.

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Vanessa Redgrave again: I adored her in Julia, but my favorite role of hers was as Ruth Wilcox in Howards End.

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Yoko Ono, fearless back when and still today!

Yoko Ono: Still Fearless and Ahead of Us All - The Interrobang

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

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Amelia Earhart on Marriage

Amelia Earhart — not only was she courageous, she wore the coolest leather jackets!

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The Ultimate Redhead, and one of the greatest comedienes ever—Lucille Ball, 1950

vintage on Tumblr

Uschi Obermaier -- smart, hippie, actress, model, lover of Mic and Kieth -- you can watch the movie about her -- Eight Mile High-- on Netflix

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"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--

1930s Hair Styles

Simone de Beauvoir in Paris, 1957. Author of The Second Sex, she was one of the first "feminists."

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Grace Kelly, photographed by Irving Penn, New York, 1954

Photo Journal: Walking in the footsteps of photographer Irving Penn

I don't know who she is -- but she certainly is fearlessly stylish!

tuff as nails: We Likey Dreadlocks

Bette Davis--oh those eyes . . . and a tough cookie who knew what she wanted--

We Had Faces Then