We just end the week when we’ve celebrated the women. Because of this, I want to make an overview of 10 famous women and how they’ve influenced us.
- Coco Chanel (1883–1971) French fashion designer. Being one of the most innovative fashion designers, she defined the feminine style during the 20th Century. She often took male clothes and redesigned them for the benefit of women.
- Mother Teresa (1910–1997) Albanian nun and charity worker. Devoting her life to the service of the poor and dispossessed Mother Teresa became a global icon for selfless service to others. She was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1979.
- Queen Elizabeth II (born in 1926) Since ascending to the throne in 1952, Elizabeth has become the longest-serving British monarch. She has seen rapid social and economic change and has been a unifying influence for Britain and the Commonwealth.
- Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993) British actress. Influential female actor of the 1950s and 60s. Audrey Hepburn defined feminine glamour and she was later voted as one of the most beautiful women of the twentieth century.
- Oprah Winfrey (born in 1954) American talk show host and businesswoman. Oprah Winfrey was the first woman to own her own talk show. Her show and book club are very influential, focusing on issues facing American women.
- Madonna (born in 1958) American pop star. Madonna is the most successful female musician of all time. She has sold more than 250 million records. She has also starred in films, such as Desperately Seeking Susan and Evita.
- Diana, Princess of Wales (1961–1997) British Royal princess who was noted for her humanitarian charity work. Despite her troubled marriage to Prince Charles, she was popular for her natural sympathy with the poor and disenfranchised.
- J.K.Rowling (born in 1965) British author of the phenomenal best selling Harry Potter series. The volume of sales was so high, it has been credited with leading a revival of reading by children.
- Malala Yousafzai (born in 1997) Pakistani schoolgirl who has campaigned for the right to education for girls. Yousafzai survived a gunshot wound to the face by the Taliban. In 2014, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
(for the end, I let probably the most significant name for us)
- Nadia Comaneci (born in 1961) Romanian gymnast. Nadia won three Olympic gold medals at the 1976 Olympics and she was the first gymnast to gain a perfect score.
Because the list can be much longer than this, I recommend you also this book: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World