Viola Davis

The American actress and producer Viola Davis is known as the first African-American actress to be nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one. She is also the only black actress to date to win an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Tony. Born in St. Matthews, South Carolina, she began her career acting in minor theater […]

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Coco Chanel

Born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, Coco Chanel was a French woman known as one of the greatest fashion designers of all time. Considered one of the hundred most important people in the history of the twentieth century by Time magazine, Coco was a pioneer in the fashion industry. Valuing comfort, she created and introduced to the […]

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J. K. Rowling

Born Joanne Rowling on July 31, 1965, the British novelist, screenwriter, and producer working under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, and is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series. The seven books have won multiple awards and sold a total of 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling […]

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Alice Guy-Blaché

Born in Paris on July 1, 1873, Alice Guy-Blaché was a pioneer filmmaker and the first to make a narrative fiction film.  In 1895, French brothers Louis and Auguste Lumière created the Cinématographe, a three-in-one device that could record, develop and project motion pictures. Using it, the Lumière shot footage of workers at their factory […]

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Joan of Arc

Declared a saint patroness of France in 1922, Joan of Arc was a military commander leading France to victory over the English and their French allies, the Burgundians in the Hundred Years’ War. Daughter of peasants, at a young age Joan began to hear voices, which she determined had been sent by God, encouraging her […]

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Marielle Franco

Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman Marielle Franco was the fifth most-voted candidate in Rio’s city council election in 2016. A sociologist, feminist, human rights activist, single mother, lesbian, and black woman from the favelas, the Brazilian politician spoke openly about minorities and their rights and reality. Therefore, it came as no surprise when she was […]

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Jill Abramson

American and journalist Jill Abramson is best known for her work as the executive editor of the New York Times, the position she held from September 2011 to May 2014, when she was fired. A New York Times employee since 1997, Jill worked as the Washington bureau chief and managing editor before becoming the first […]

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Carol Rossetti

Carol Rossetti is a graphic design graduate and illustrator from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, whose main illustration projects, the series Mulheres (Women) and Cores (Colors), both had wide repercussion on Facebook. With watercolor as her trademark, Rossetti creates commissioned artworks, book illustrations, cards and prints, all sold through her online store. Carol also has a graphic […]

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Oprah Winfrey

A psychologist, television presenter, actress, and businesswoman, Oprah Winfrey became the first female African American news anchor at the age of 19. And in 1985, she received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Sofia in the movie The Color Purple. Nowadays, she is best known for her talk show The […]

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Marta

Marta Vieira da Silva is a Brazilian-born soccer player named FIFA World Player of the Year five consecutive times. Coming from a humble background, she had a difficult childhood. Her mom was single-handedly raising Marta and her five siblings in their hometown of Dois Riachos. Selling fruits at a local market to help her family, […]

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