Belva Lockwood (1830-1917) was an attorney, politician, educator, and activist born a farmer’s daughter in Royalton, New York. She was a suffragette, Temperance advocate, the first female lawyer to practice in front of the Supreme Court, and ran for President of the United States, a mix of determination and brains.
Gypsy Rose Lee (1911-1970) was an American burlesque entertainer, actress, author, and playwright. She was celebrated equally for her tongue-in-cheek striptease act and brilliant business acumen, a mix of body, beauty, and brains.
Harriet Tubman (1822-1913) was an abolitionist and political activist who saved seventy enslaved people using the Underground Railroad, and served as a spy for the United States Army. Born into slavery as a woman, she never stopped fighting and became one of America’s most important historical figures, a mix of courage and heart.
Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) was a French author, feminist theorist, existentialist philosopher, and political activist. She is accredited as one of the foundational leaders of feminism today and championed women’s freedoms all of her life, a mix of brains and even more brains.
Tallulah Bankhead (1902-1968) was a flamboyant, outrageous actress and humanitarian who gave generously to hospitals and spoke tirelessly for Finnish refugees in World War Two. She was also known for her devastating wit and vivacious, free-spirited personality, a mix of beauty and heart.
Tomyris (sixth century B.C.E.) was a widowed warrior queen who ruled over a nomadic Eastern Iranian tribe called the Massagetae. She is credited with defeating and killing Cyrus the Great, a mix of bravery and badassery.