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Vivien Leigh. 24th (and 12th) actress to win the Academy Awards' Best Actress Oscar (Streetcar Named Desire, 1951).
Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000), actress and inventor. Mathematically talented,she and composer George Antheil invented an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, necessary for wireless communication from the pre-computer age to the present day.
Iconic female star. They say the biggest stars have contradictions. Marilyn was dumb and smart, sexy and innocent, humble and proud.
Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) - she was one of American cinema's most celebrated leading ladies, known for her forceful and intense style. In 1999, Davis was placed second, after Katharine Hepburn, on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest female stars of all time.