Famous women 45 words

Some noteworthy women in world history.
  1. Althea Gibson
    United States tennis player who was the first Black woman player to win all the major world singles titles (1927-2003)
  2. Amelia Earhart
    first woman aviator to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic (1928); while attempting to fly around the world she disappeared over the Pacific (1898-1937)
  3. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
    wife of Franklin Roosevelt and a strong advocate of human rights (1884-1962)
  4. Annie Oakley
    United States sharpshooter who was featured in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (1860-1926)
  5. Bessie Smith
    United States blues singer (1894-1937)
  6. Betsy Ross
    American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752-1836)
  7. Carry Nation
    United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911)
  8. Chris Evert
    United States tennis player who won women's singles titles in the United States and at Wimbledon (born in 1954)
  9. Cleopatra
    beautiful and charismatic queen of Egypt; mistress of Julius Caesar and later of Mark Antony; killed herself to avoid capture by Octavian (69-30 BC)
  10. Eleanor Roosevelt
    wife of Franklin Roosevelt and a strong advocate of human rights (1884-1962)
  11. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    United States suffragist and feminist; called for reform of the practices that perpetuated sexual inequality (1815-1902)
  12. Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman
    muckraking United States journalist who exposed bad conditions in mental institutions (1867-1922)
  13. Elizabeth I
    Queen of England from 1558 to 1603; daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn; she succeeded Mary I (who was a Catholic) and restored Protestantism to England; during her reign Mary Queen of Scots was executed and the Spanish Armada was defeated; her reign was marked by prosperity and literary genius (1533-1603)
  14. Emily Dickinson
    United States poet noted for her mystical and unrhymed poems (1830-1886)
  15. Florence Nightingale
    English nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910)
  16. Harriet Beecher Stowe
    United States writer of a novel about slavery that advanced the abolitionists' cause (1811-1896)
  17. Harriet Tubman
    United States abolitionist born a slave on a plantation in Maryland and became a famous conductor on the Underground Railroad leading other slaves to freedom in the North (1820-1913)
  18. Helen Keller
    United States lecturer and writer who was blind and deaf from the age of 19 months; Anne Sullivan taught her to read and write and speak; Helen Keller graduated from college and went on to champion the cause of blind and deaf people (1880-1968)
  19. Indira Gandhi
    daughter of Nehru who served as prime minister of India from 1966 to 1977 (1917-1984)
  20. Jane Fonda
    United States film actress and daughter of Henry Fonda (born in 1937)
  21. Jane Goodall
    English zoologist noted for her studies of chimpanzees in the wild (born in 1934)
  22. Joan of Arc
    French heroine and military leader inspired by religious visions to organize French resistance to the English and to have Charles VII crowned king; she was later tried for heresy and burned at the stake (1412-1431)
  23. Louisa May Alcott
    United States novelist noted for children's books (1832-1888)
  24. Lucille Ball
    United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989)
  25. Lucy Stone
    United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)
  26. Mahalia Jackson
    United States singer who did much to popularize gospel music (1911-1972)
  27. Margaret Mead
    United States anthropologist noted for her claims about adolescence and sexual behavior in Polynesian cultures (1901-1978)
  28. Maria Tallchief
    United States ballerina who promoted American ballet through tours and television appearances (born in 1925)
  29. Marian Anderson
    United States contralto noted for her performance of spirituals (1902-1993)
  30. Marie Curie
    French chemist (born in Poland) who won two Nobel prizes; one (with her husband and Henri Becquerel) for research on radioactivity and another for her discovery of radium and polonium (1867-1934)
  31. Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley
    heroine of the American Revolution who carried water to soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth Court House and took over her husband's gun when he was overcome by heat (1754-1832)
  32. Mary McLeod Bethune
    United States educator who worked to improve race relations and educational opportunities for Black Americans (1875-1955)
  33. Molly Pitcher
    heroine of the American Revolution who carried water to soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth Court House and took over her husband's gun when he was overcome by heat (1754-1832)
  34. Montessori
    Italian educator who developed a method of teaching mentally handicapped children and advocated a child-centered approach (1870-1952)
  35. Mother Teresa
    Indian nun and missionary in the Roman Catholic Church (born of Albanian parents in what is now Macedonia); dedicated to helping the poor in India (1910-1997)
  36. Nellie Bly
    muckraking United States journalist who exposed bad conditions in mental institutions (1867-1922)
  37. Pearl Bailey
    United States singer (1918-1990)
  38. Pocahontas
    a Powhatan woman (the daughter of Powhatan) who befriended the English at Jamestown and is said to have saved Captain John Smith's life (1595-1617)
  39. Rachel Carson
    United States biologist remembered for her opposition to the use of pesticides that were hazardous to wildlife (1907-1964)
  40. Rosa Parks
    United States civil rights leader who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery (Alabama) and so triggered the national Civil Rights movement (born in 1913)
  41. Sacagawea
    the Shoshone guide and interpreter who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition part of the way
  42. Sarah Vaughan
    United States jazz singer noted for her complex bebop phrasing and scat singing (1924-1990)
  43. Shirley Temple Black
    popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928)
  44. Sojourner Truth
    United States abolitionist and feminist who was freed from slavery and became a leading advocate of the abolition of slavery and for the rights of women (1797-1883)
  45. Susan B. Anthony
    United States suffragist (1820-1906)