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Famous Women - A to Z #3

Can you name these famous women whose names start with each letter of the alphabet?
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Last updated: August 5, 2023
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A
English actress, singer, and author - star of The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins and The Princess Diaries
Julie Andrews
B
British and American physician, notable as the first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States
Elizabeth Blackwell
C
Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt from 51 to 30 BC, and its last active ruler
Cleopatra
D
American actress, singer, and animal rights activist - starred in Calamity Jane and Pillow Talk
Doris Day
E
Tudor Queen of England know as "Gloriana"
Queen Elizabeth I
F
The first female vice-presidential nominee representing a major American political party
Geraldine Ferraro
G
Observed and documented the life of chimps in the wild from 1970 into the 1990s
Jane Goodall
H
American jazz and swing music singer - nicknamed "Lady Day"
Billie Holiday
I
American architect and the first American woman to patent an architectural design
Harriet Irwin
J
American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer - had a wardrobe malfunction at the Superbowl
Janet Jackson
K
American author, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecturer - the first deafblind person in the United States to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree
Helen Keller
L
First woman to win the Nobel prize for literature
Selma Lagerlöf
M
American actress, model, and singer - became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s
Marilyn Monroe
N
Kenyan-Mexican actress who won the Best Actress Oscar for 12 Years a Slave
Lupita Nyong'o
O
American modernist painter and draftswoman whose career spanned seven decades - awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977
Georgia O'Keeffe
P
Powhatan woman who fostered peace between English colonists and Native Americans by befriending the settlers at the Jamestown Colony
Pocahontas
Q
Ronald Reagan's Astrologer who claimed she could have foreseen his assassination attempt
Joan Quigley
R
Author of the Harry Potter series
J.K. Rowling
S
Ancient Greece's best-known poet infamous for writing about her passionate relationships with women - she lived on the island of Lesbos
Sappho
T
American actress who was Hollywood's number-one box-office draw as a child actress from 1934 to 1938. Later, she served United States Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia
Shirley Temple
U
American model and actress - Sports Illustrated Swimsuit covergirl who broke the internet by dancing to Cat Daddy
Kate Upton
V
Italian fashion designer, businesswoman, socialite, and model - served as her eponymous brand's chief creative officer
Donatella Versace
W
A prominent modernist English writer of the early 20th century - drowned herself in the River Ouse
Virginia Woolf
X
Brazilian actress and producer known primarily for her work in Rede Globo's telenovelas, but was active in stage for 60 years
Chica Xavier
Y
American economist who served as the 15th chair of the Federal Reserve from 2014 to 2018
Janet Yellen
Z
Won two gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Summer Olympics before turning to professional golf and winning 10 LPGA major championships
Babe Zaharias
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