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1. I got myself a reputation as a barefoot dancer, but was strangled accidentally when my trailing scarf became entangled in the wheel of a car. My first name was :___________
2. I was an English mathematician and physicist. There is a story that I owe my most famous discovery to an apple falling from a tree. My first name was:_______________
3. I was a Portinari. Dante saw me, fell in love with me, remained platonically devoted to me all his life. He felt re-born and gave me a place of honour in his "Vita Nuova" poems. He even made me into his heavenly guide on the road to and through the Heavenly Paradise. My first name was _______?
4. In 1952 Marlon Brando starred in my role in the film version of my revolutionary struggle against successive Mexican governments. When in 1919, in spite of all the "Vivas", my glorious career came to a definite end, I left to the world not just a heroic legend but also a type of moustache in which the two ends extend downwards to the chin. My first name was: ___________
5. Nobody seems to know my real name. After establishing my status as a French sex symbol in "And God Created Woman", most of you called me B.B. After retiring from acting, I became an active supporter of animal welfare and the cause of endangered animal species. Don't you dare to say you don't remember my first name: ___________
6. In real life my first name was Savien. In French literature I have been described as a 17th century French soldier with a writing talent, but who is best known for his prodigiously long nose and equally impressive unhappy love-affair. Bergerac was my hometown. I am usually referred to as:
7. My uncle Fulbert entrusted me to this famous theologian and philosopher. Alas I must have been a too diligent student, because not only did I fall in love with my smart teacher, I also had a child from him. My family was furious and did terrible things to my beloved Peter. But even those atrocities could not stop us from loving each other. He became a monk, I became a nun, but ultimately we ended up in one tomb at Pere Lachaise in Paris. My name: ____________?
8. Harriet Beecher Stowe gave me and other white Southerners a bad name. She depicted me as a callous and cruel slave-owner who beat poor Uncle Tom to death. Yet my first name was saintly enough: _________
9. G. Gustafsson and Swedish, I was at birth. That was changed when I became a U.S.A.movie-star, a magical blonde with a new artist's name. After starring in such films as "Queen Christina" and "Anna Karenina", I retired early and lived on as a recluse till age 85. What was my first name?
10. Already at Cambridge I created some scandal by keeping a bear as a pet. But it was my passionate love-affairs and ditto poems, which soon gave me the reputation of a libertine. Though a Scottish Lord, I was no longer popular among the Establishment, and fled to the continent where I became Greece's freedom-fighter. My middle name was Gordon, my first name: ____________
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