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1898 portrait of Zitkala Sa, "Red Bird," aka Gertrude Simmons (1876-1938), a Yankton Sioux of American Indian and white mixed ancestry; photographer Gertrude Kasebier. Born in South Dakota, she was educated at reservation schools, and the Boston Conservatory of Music. Zitkala Sa became an accomplished author, musician, composer, and dedicated worker for the reform of United States Indian policies. Photographed in tribal dress and western clothing, identifying the two worlds in which she lived.

Josephine Baker Picture Gallery: 1920s

Josephine Baker Picture Gallery

Frieda Kahlo… dear God….

Frida + Fierce

The remarkable Captain Flora Sandes – the only British woman to serve as a front-line soldier in WW1

Marisa Berenson photographed by Jeanloup Sieff for Vogue, 1967.

Jacqueline Bisset - even more breathtaking in 2013

"I don't want to look younger, I want to look as great as I can at any age." ~As stated by Austin Gray, Thank You!

Lillian Russell. A plus size beauty in the late 1800s. She was around 200 lb at the peak of her career. She was considered "The American Beauty."

Wife of John Bushman - Flathead - 1906

Maria Tallchief - First American Prima Ballerina. First Native American Prima Ballerina. Wife of George Balanchine. Partner to Rudolf Nureyev. Founder of Chicago City Ballet. Trailblazer. - Bing Images

Elizabeth Taylor by Gianni Bozzacchi, 1969.

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Helen Mirren

Tibetan woman with marmots

Edith Bouvier Beale socialite of Grey Gardens

Carmen Tórtola Valencia, circa 1920.

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

Sacajawea. Stolen, held captive, sold, eventually reunited the Shoshone Indians. She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean. The explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an advisor, caretaker, and is legendary for her perseverance and resourcefulness.

Among the Titanic survivors is the most famous Margaret Tobin Brown. Known as the "Unsinkable Molly Brown" the only woman to row a lifeboat to safety. Mrs. Brown was on her way home to America when disaster struck. She did her best to help others into the lifeboats before boarding herself. Once in the water, Mrs. Brown fiercely argued w/ the quartermaster Robert Hitchens to rescue people in the water. When he refused Mrs. Brown threatened to throw him overboard & took control via titanicuniverse

Britain's 82-year-old Daphne Selfe

.Sophia Loren.

louise brooks

“It irritates me to be told how things always have been done ... I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind. I go for anything new that might improve the past.”- CLARA BARTON