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History's Notorious Women
Famous Women : Infamous
"They were strong, bold, and controversial. Each has made a name for herself in history. See how many of these women you can identify."
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She was a famous painter born in a small town on the outskirts of Mexico City. Gravely injured in a bus crash, she recovered enough to devote herself to painting. She married painter Diego Rivera but the relationship was turbulent. What is the name of this famous artist?
She was born Amy Lyon in a village twelve miles from Liverpool, England. During her lifetime she rose from the depths of poverty to the heights of fame and fortune only to end up back where she started. Name this woman who became a courtesan, ambassador's wife, and lover to naval hero Horatio Nelson.
F.Scott Fitzgerald, author of "The Great Gatsby," fell in love with a flirtatious and flamboyant Southern belle. They were the celebrity couple of the Jazz Age. What is the name of the woman Fitzgerald would ultimately marry?
She claimed she was born to dance. She danced to classical music long before it became the norm in ballet. She lived life her way, eschewing tradition and embracing freedom of expression. She was strangled by a scarf which caught on the spokes of a wheel of the car in which she had been a passenger. Name this world famous dancer.
Long before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus, this schoolteacher refused to move from the ladies' car on a railway train. After she was removed from the train, she sued and won, although the decision was later reversed. Name this outspoken activist.
Ida Freeman Lewis
Ida Mae Wlliams
Her name is the Celtic word for victory. She was a wife, mother, and revered queen. She was also leader of one of the most violent rebellions fought against the Romans by the British. By what name is she known?
She survived the sinking of the Titanic and acquired the nickname "Unsinkable Molly Brown." She became involved with women's suffrage issues while living in Leadville, Colorado. It was also where she met and married her husband J.J. Brown. Name this "unsinkable" lady.
Martha Bell Brown
Mary Bryant Brown
Margaret Tobin Brown
Mary Stewart Brown
In an age where women were not expected to be adventurous, much less travel to foreign lands, this intrepid woman spent thirty years in the Middle East. She often dressed like a man and took many lovers. Her uncle was William Pitt the Younger. What is the name of this adventuress?
Lady Jane Dove
Lady Elizabeth Gault
Lady Hester Stanhope
Lady Margaret Windermere
She was eleven when she saw a plane for the first time at the Iowa State Fair. She broke records as a pilot and disappeared in her plane somewhere over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to fly around the world. Who is this female daredevil?
It's hard to separate fact from fiction in regards to Martha Canary. The image of a hell-raising, gun-toting icon of the Old West is mostly bunk. Martha was really an illiterate, drunken camp follower and dance hall girl. She is better known by what name?
Mary Ellen Pleasant
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