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Famous and Notable Women Posters and Prints Index
List of famous and infamous women as as explemplars of the creative process.


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venus symbolList of famous & notable women whose images are available as posters & art prints: activists, artists, athletes, scientists, philosophers, and writers, past to present, for classrooms and theme decor.

The adult human female is called a “woman”, the human female child is called a “girl.” The word ‘female’ referes to the part of the species that produces the ova or egg cells, for the species reproductive process. The symbol for female gender is a circle above a cross, the same symbol for the planet Venus.

God Creates Eve
God Creates Eve,
Holbein

The word “woman” evolved from the Proto-Indo European root “man”, meaning “hand”, our distinctive extremity capability to manipulate objects. In Old English the word “wfyman” was used to describe a female human, and is perhaps a root to the word wife, the female role in a marriage.

Sleeping Beauty and Spinning Wheel - Anne Anderson, illustrator
Sleeping Beauty
& Witch

Anne Anderson,
illustrator

Did you know? - Spinning wool and linen fiber into thread was so important, and time consuming prior to the industrial revolution, that the task fell to the unmarried women who didn't have family duties to attend to - hence the understanding of the word "spinster" today. AND - that the explorer Hanno the Navigator attempts to capture people he found while sailing the west coast of Africa ultimately failed- he had to kill the men outright, and finally the three women captives because they were so unmanageable. The records of his voyage uses the Greek word‚ “Gorillai‚” (“tribe of hairy women”) to describe the tribe.


• “I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don't think any one will deny us.” ~ Louisa May Alcott
• “These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can't live with them, or without them.” ~ Aristophanes
• “If all Men are born free, how is it that all Women are born Slaves?” ~ Mary Astell
• “Women are not so well united as to form an Insurrection. They are for the most part wise enough to love their chains, and to discern how becomingly they fit.” ~ Mary Astell
• “A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.” ~ Enid Bagnold
• “... The great religious art of the world is deeply involved with the female principle.” ~ Kenneth Clark
• “There is a woman at the begining of all great things.” ~ Alphonse de Lamartine
• “Women's history is the primary tool for women's emancipation.” ~ Gerda Lerner


A

Emma Abbott
Grace Abbott
Louise Abbema
Paula Abdul
Bella Abzug
Aino Ackte
Abigail Adams
Maude Adams
Jane Addams
Maria Gaetana Agnesi
Louisa May Alcott
Anna Maria Alberghetti
Debbie Allen
Isabel Allende
Helen Allingham
June Allyson
Julia Alvarez
Carmen Amaya
Anne Anderson
Ivie Anderson
Marian Anderson
Julie Andrews
Maya Angelou
Sofonisba Anguisciola
Susan B. Anthony
Goddess Aphrodite
Eleanor of Aquataine
Pilar Arcos
Goddess Artemis
Jean Arthur
Margot Asquith
Adele Astaire
Mary Astell
Lady Astor
Gertrude Atherton
Anna Atkins
Hubertine Auclert
Jane Austen
Denise Austin
Tracy Austin
Jane Avril


B

Baba Yaga
Joan Baez
Pearl Bailey
Oksana Baiul
Ella Baker
Josephine Baker
Lucille Ball
Martha Ballard
Tallulah Bankhead
Anna Laetitia Barbauld
Irina Baronova
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Ethel Barrymore
Cecilia Bartoli
Clara Barton
Marie Bashkirtseff
Laura Bassi
Blanche Bates
Kathleen Battle
Amy Marcy Cheney Beach
Simone de Beauvoir
Lydia Becker
Alphra Behn
Gertrude Bell
Vanessa Bell
Ruth Benedict
Marie Guilhelmine Benoist
Constance Benson
Janine Benyus
Ingrid Bergman
Sarah Bernhardt
Annie Besant
Mary Mcleod Bethune
Pauline Betz
“Mother” Bickerdyke
Hildegard von Bingen
Elizabeth Bird Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop
Charlotte Black Elk
Antoinette Brown Blackwell
Elizabeth Blackwell
Elizabeth Blackwell
Sophie Blanchard
Fanny Blankers Koen
Helena Blavatsky
Mary J. Blige
Amelia Bloomer
Louise Bogan
Jessie Bond
Rosa Bonheur
Evangeline Cory Booth
Faustina Bordoni
Agnes Borgo
Lucrezia Bori
Boudica
Graciela Rodo Boulanger
Nadia Boulanger
Margaret Bourke-White
Clara Bow
Marie Bracquemond
Sophia Brahe
Lilian Braithwaite
Mary Breckenridge
Sophonisba Breckinridge
Fredrika Bremer
Louise Breslau
Vera Mary Brittain
The Bronte Sisters
Gwendolyn Brooks
Louise Brooks
Hallie Quinn Brown
Molly Brown
Jennie Augusta Brownscombe
Gro Harlem Brundtland
Pearl S. Buck
Grace Bumbry
Billie Burke
Cheryl Burke
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Fanny Burney
Nannie Helen Burroughs
Frances Buss
Josephine Butler
Clara Butt


C

Helen Caldicott
Sarah Caldwell
Miss Alice Calhoun
Maria Callas
Julia Margaret Cameron
Mrs. Patrick Campbell
Annie Jump Cannon
Jennifer Capriati
Kitty Carlisle
Leslie Caron
Rosalba Giovanna Carriera
Diahann Carroll
Rachel Carson
Majora Carter
Mary Cassatt
Irene Castle
Angelica Catalani
Willa Cather
Catherine the Great
Ann Catley
Carrie Chapman Catt
Tracy Caulkin
Lina Cavalieri
Edith Cavell
Ada Cavendish
Margaret Cavendish
Fanny Cerrito
Marge Champion
Gabrielle Chanel
Cyd Charisse
Cher
Lydia Maria Child
Shirley Chisholm
Sandra Cisneros
Cyd Charisse
Queen Charlotte
Pauline Chase
Emilie du Chatelet-Lomont
Julia Child
Lydia Maria Child
Shirley Chisholm
Kate Chopin
Christina of Sweden
Agatha Christie
Cinderella
Septima Poinsette Clark
Mae Clarke
Cleopatra
Kim Clijsters
Patsy Cline
Rosemary Clooney
Alice Coachman
Frances Power Cobbe
Rebecca Cole
Bessie Coleman
Colette
Constance Collier
Lottie Collins
Marva Collins
Marie-Anne Collot
Vittoria Colonna
Mary Colter
Nadia Comaneci
Maureen Connolly
Louise Francoise Contat
Corinna
Maria Cosway
Hannah Cowley
Lotta Crabtree
Prudence Crandall
Joan Crawford
Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
Edith Cummings
Marie Anne de Cupis “La Camargo”
Marie Curie
Charlotte Cushman


D

Countess Maria D'Agoult
Mary Daly
Dorothy Dandridge
Clemence Dane
Bebe Daniels
Alexandra Danilova
Zena Dare
Emily Davies
Marion Davies
Angela Davis
Bette Davis
Emily Wilding Davison
Dorothy Day
Carmen De Lavallade
Ruby Dee
Sonia Delaunay-Terk
Grazia Deledda
Lisa Delpit
Delores del Rio
Agnes deMille
Donna de Varona
Emily Dickinson
Dido, Queen of Carthage
Marlene Dietrich
Susan Dimock
Celine Dion
Dorothea Dix
Devi Dja
Mattiwilda Dobbs
Charlotte “Lottie” Dod
Maria Dalle Donne
Hilda Doolittle
Marie Dorval
Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Rita Dove
Juliette Drouet
Isadora Duncan
Katherine Dunham
Franciose Duparc
Marguerite Durand
Eleanora Duse
Jeanne Duval
Paulette Duval


E

Jeanne Eagels
Emma Eames
Ray Eames
Amelia Earhart
Crystal Eastman
Shirin Ebadi
Gertrude Ederle
Rosalie Edge
Teresa Edwards
Fanny Elssler
Joycelyn Elders
Gertrude Elion
George Eliot
Elisabeth of the Palatinate
Elizabeth I
Elizabeth II
Lily Elsie
Ninon de l'Enclos
Gloria Estafan
Clarissa Pinkol Estes
Dame Edith Evans
Minnie Evans
Lillian Evanti
Eve
Chris Evert
Juliana Horatia Ewing


F

Helen Fairchild
Lola Falana
Susan Faludi
Frances Farmer
Geraldine Farrar
Eileen Farrell
Suzanne Farrell
Mia Farrow
Jessie Fauset
Fanny Fern
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Ella Fitzgerald
Zelda Fitzgerald
Kirsten Flagstad
Peggy Fleming
Renee Fleming
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
Eliza Lee Cabot Follen
Lavinia Fontana
Margot Fonteyn
Maria Foote
Dian Fossey
Anne Frank
Helen Frankenthaler
Aretha Franklin
Rosalind Franklin
Marilyn French
Betty Friedan
Elizabeth Fry
Loie Fuller
Margaret Fuller


G

Matilda Joslyn Gage
Célestine Galli-Marié
Samia Gamal
Greta Garbo
Mary Garden
Ava Gardner
Judy Garland
Giovanna Garzoni
Garrett Sisters
Mitzi Gaynor
Giovanna Garzoni
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Janet Gaynor
Veronica Gens
Artemisia Gentileschi
Marguerite Gerard
Sophie Germain
Dusolina Giannini
Lois Gibbs
Althea Gibson
Lillian Gilbreth
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Nikki Giovanni
Lillian & Dorothy Gish
Maria Goeppert-Mayer
Whoopi Goldberg
Goldilocks
Emma Goldman
Maud Gonne
Eva Gonzales
Jane Goodall
Evonne Goolagong
Marie-Olympe de Gouges
Betty Grable
Steffi Graf
Martha Graham
Giuseppina Grassini
Kate Greenaway
Catherine Littlefield Greene
Charlotte Greenwood
Germaine Greer
Florence Griffith Joyner
Grimke Sisters
Carlotta Grisi
Hilde Gueden
Yvette Guilbert
Nell Gwynne


H

Sarah Josepha Hale
Adelaide Hall
Fannie Lou Hamer
Dorothy Hamill
Edith Hamilton
Mia Hamm
Lorraine Hansberry
Jennie Harbour
Ida Husted Harper
Queen Hatshepsut
Mata Hari
Jean Harlow
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Julie Harris
Hatto
Frances Ridley Havergal
June Havoc
Helen Hayes
Beth Heiden
Dorothy L. Height
Carol Heiss
Anna Held
Sally Hemings
Sonja Henie
Audrey Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
Paloma Herrera
Caroline Hershel
Julia “Butterfly” Hill
Martina Hingis
Harriet Hoctor
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
Billie Holiday
Judy Holliday
Eleanor Holm
Nora Holt
bell hooks
Miriam Hopkins
Grace Hopper
Lena Horne
Marilyn Horne
Karen Horney
Whitney Houston
Kathleen Howard
Julia Ward Howe
Dolores Huerta
Sarah Hughes
Doris Humphrey
Alberta Hunter
Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Fannie Hurst
Zora Neale Hurston
Anne Hutchinson
Hygieia
Hypatia of Alexandria


I-J-K

Jovita Idar
Gwen Ifill
Isabella of Castille
Goddess Ishtar
Goddess Isis


Jane Jacobs
Shirley Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
Harriet Jacobs
Helen Jacobs
Queen Jadwiga
Gundula Janowitz
Mae Jemison
Maria Jeritza
Sophia Jex-Blake
Shawn Johnson
Justine Johnstone
Rita Jolivet
Lois Mailou Jones
Marion Jones
“Mother” Jones
Barbara Jordan
Dorothea Jordan
Jackie Joyner-Kersee


Frieda Kahlo
Goddess Kali
Tamara Karsavina
Angelica Kauffmann
Elizabeth Keckley
Henrietta Keddie
Ruby Keeler
Helen Keller
Florence Kelly
Frances Anne Kemble
Madge Kendal
Annie Kenney
Barbara Kingsolver
Nancy Kerrigan
Carole King
Billie Jean King
Coretta Scott King
Mary Henrietta Kingsley
Maxine Hong Kingston
Gelsey Kirkland
Eartha Kitt
Alexandra Kollontai
Kathe Kollwitz
Olga Korbit
Sofia Kovalevskaya
Gabrielle Krauss
Isa Kremer
Lily Kronberger
Maggie Kuhn
Michelle Kwan
Aung San Suu Kyi


L

Patti LaBelle
Susan La Flesche Picotte
Adélaïde Labille-Guiard
Susan LaFlesche
Selma Lagerlof
Dorothy Lamour
Herrade de Landsberg
Elissa Landi
Dorothea Lange
Selma Lagerlof
Dorothea Lambert Chambers
Dorothea Lange
Lillie Langtry
Nella Larsen
Mary Lasker
Julia Lathrop
Margery Latimer
Cyndi Lauper
Marie Laurencin
Giada de Laurentiis
Marie-Anne Pierette Lavoisier
Andea Mead Lawrence
Gertrude Lawrence
Marjorie Lawrence
Nigella Lawson
Mary Leakey
Mary Elizabeth Lease
Henrietta Swan Leavitt
Ann Lee
Harper Lee
Lotte Lehmann
Vivien Leigh
Tamara de Lempicka
Ninon de Lenclos
Suzanne Lenglen
Lotte Lenya
Gerda Lerner
Doris Lessing
Edmonia Lewis
Judith Leyster
Queen Liliuokalani
Maya Lin
Sarah Bush Lincoln
Mary Todd Lincoln
Jenny Lind
Tara Lipinski
Sara Jane Lippincott
Anna Dorothea Lisiewska-Therbusch
Marie Lloyd
Belva Lockwood
Nancy Lopez
Audre Lorde
Sophia Loren
Jane Loudon
Bessie Love
Countess of Lovelace
Juliette Gordon Low
Amy Lowell
Eva Luckes
Christa Ludwig
Loretta Lynn
Mary Lyon


M

Migrant Mother
Clara Maass
Wangari Maathai
Jeanette MacDonald
Shirley MacLaine
Madonna & Child
Madonna
Mary Eliza Mahoney
Marjorie Main
Maria Malibran
Wilma Mankiller
Alice Marble
Alicia Markova
Mary Martin
Sara Martin
Harriet Martineau
Bridget “Biddy” Mason
Constance Marie Mayer
Mother Teresa
Barbara McClintock
Carson McCullers
Hattie McDaniel
Phyllis McGinley
Tamara McKinney
Margaret Mead
Donella Meadows
Golda Meir
Lise Meitner
Nellie Melba
Carmen Melis
Fanny Cacilie Mendelssohn
Antonia Merce y Luque
Cleo de Merode
Anna Maria Sibylla Merian
Ethel Merman
Harriet Taylor Mill
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Agnes de Mille
Ann Miller
Marilyn Miller
Shannon Miller
Kate Millet
Gabriela Mistral
Joni Mitchell
Maria Mitchell
Paula Modersohn-Becker
Anna Moffo
Nicholasa Mohr
Louise Moillon
Marilyn Monroe
Elizabeth Montagu
Maria Montessori
Lola Montez
Grace Moore
Marianne Moore
Hannah More
Rita Moreno
Evelyn de Morgan
Julia Morgan
Berthe Morisot
Toni Morrison
Grandma Moses
Lucretia Mott
Mourning Dove
Shirley Muldowney
Patrice Munsell
Gabriele Münter


N-O-P

Eva Sars Nansen
Diane Nash
Carrie A. Nation
Martina Navratilova
Alla Nazimova
Queen Nefertiti
Ada Negri
Pola Negri
Evelyn Nesbit
Louise Nevelson
Nichelle Nichols
Stevie Nicks
Asta Nielsen
Florence Nightingale
Bronislava Nijinska
Birgit Nilsson
Christina Nilsson
Lillian Nordica
Jessye Norman
Mabel Normand
Kathleen Norris
Caroline Norton
Antonia Novello, MD
Goddess Nut
Betty Nuthall
Diana Nyad
Queen Nzinga


Michelle Obama
Merle Oberon
Ellen Ochoa
Flannery O'Connor
Sandra Day O'Connor
Odetta
Maureen O'Hara
Georgia O'Keeffe
Ann-Margaret Olsson
Nancy Olson
Maureen O'Sullivan
Maria van Oosterwyck
Amelia Opie


Elaine Paige
Nell Irvin Painter
Christabel Pankhurst
Dorothy Parker
Rosa Parks
Lucy Parsons
Giuditta Pasta
Katherine Paterson
Danica Patrick
Adelina Patti
Alice Paul
Anna Pavlova
Elizabeth Peabody
Pelagia
Ann Pennington
Frances Perkins
Bernadette Peters
Valentine Petit
Ann Petry
Katherine Philips “Orinda”
Edith Piaf
Mary Pickford
Christine di Pisan
Molly Pitcher
Sylvia Plath
Maya Plisetskaya
Joan Plowright
Pocahontas
Polaire
Lily Pons
Rosa Ponselle
Lucia Popp
Katherine Anne Porter
Beatrix Potter
Eleanor Powell
Jane Powell
Anne Pratt
Ann Preston
Leontyne Price
Pearl Primus
Juliet Prowse
Edna Purviance


R

Rachel
Luise Rainer
“Ma” Rainey
Bonnie Raitt
Marie Louise de la Ramee
Jeannette Rankin
Phylicia Rashad
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Rachael Ray
Madame Recamier
Red Riding Hood
Evelyn Reed
Della Reese
Ada Reeve
Gabrielle Rejane
Judith Resnik
Mary Lou Retton
Debbie Reynolds
Condoleezza Rice
Adrienne Rich
Ellen Richards
Linda Richards
Sally Ride
Cathy Rigby
Bridget Riley
Faith Ringgold
Chita Rivera
Graciela Rivera
The Rockettes
Ginger Rogers
Geertruydt Roghman
Henriette Ronner-Knip
Linda Ronstadt
Diana Ross
Eleanor Roosevelt
Betsy Ross
Christina Rossetti
Properzia de Rossi
Lucille Roybal-Allard
Ida Rubenstein
Wilma Rudolph
Jane Russell
Lillian Russell
Jia Ruskaja
Lillian Russell
Margaret Rutherford
Rachel Ruysch


S

Betye Saar
Gabriela Sabatini
Florence Sabin
Nelly Leonie Sachs
Vita Sackville-West
Ruth St. Denis
Jamie Sale
Salome
Deborah Sampson
Edith Spurlock Sampson
George Sand
Sibyl Sanderson
Margaret Sanger
Sappho
Augusta Savage
Ruth Sawyer
Hortense Schneider
Clara Schumann
Barbara Ann Scott
Mary Seacole
Eleonora Sears
Catharine Maria Sedgwick
Susan Anne Ridley Sedgwick
Irmgard Seefried
Monica Seles
Semiramis
Mother Seton
Anna Sewell
Ann Sexton
Ntozake Shange
Anna Howard Shaw
Moira Shearer
Queen of Sheba
Mary Shelley
Sarah Siddons
Beverly Sills
Nina Simone
May Sinclair
Elisabetta Sirani
Dame Edith Sitwell
Sleeping Beauty
Bessie Smith
Jessie Willcox Smith
Patti Smith
Harriet Smithson
Snow White
Naomi Solomon
Mary Fairfax Somerville
Henriette Sonntag
Muriel Spark
Anne Spencer
Ruth St. Denis
Madame de Stael
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Barbara Stanwyck
Mavis Staples
Gertrude Stein
Gloria Steinem
Marie Spartali Stillman
Fredrika Stenhammar
Risë Stevens
Susan McKinney Steward
Maria W. Stewart
Lucy Stone
Marie Stopes, MD
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Meryl Streep
Barbra Streisand
Kerri Strug
Florence Sutton
May Sutton
Aung San Suu Kyi
Gloria Swanson
Joan Sutherland
Madge Syers


T-U-V

Junko Tabei
Maria Taglioni
Mary Burnett Talbert
Maria Tallchief
Marion N. Talley
Norma Talmadge
Ida Tarbell
Helen Brooke Taussig
Elizabeth Taylor
Susie King Taylor
Renata Tebaldi
Maria Telkes
Shirley Temple
Fay Templeton
Mary Church Terrell
Dame Ellen Terry
Luisa Tetrazzini
Maggie Teyte
Margaret Thatcher
Twyla Tharp
Empress Theodora
Alma Woodsey Thomas
Debi Thomas
Dorothy Thompson
Adah Thoms
Hester Thrale
Vesta Tilley
Dara Torres
Tamara Toumanova
Helen Traubel
Flora Tristan
Trotula of Salerno
Margaret Truman
Sojourner Truth
Harriet Tubman
Barbara Tuchman
Sophie Tucker
Tina Turner


Galina Ulanova
Liv Ullmann
Evelyn Underhill
Sigrid Undset


Agrippina Vaganova
Suzanne Valadon
Anne Vallayer-Coster
Dame Ninette de Valois
Sarah Vaughan
Venus
Madame Vestris
Vergne, comtess de la Fayette
Queen Victoria
Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun
Bettina von Arnim
Marie “Marevna” Vorobieff


W

Virginia Wade
Alice Walker
A’lilia Walker
Madame C.J. Walker
Maggie Lena Walker
Mary Edwards Walker
Justine Wanger
Mercy Otis Warren
Dinah Washington
Alice Waters
Ethel Waters
Faye Wattleton
“La Goulue” Weber
Ida Wells-Barnett
Eudora Welty
Mathilde Wesendonck
Dorothy West
Mae West
Rebecca West
Edith Wharton
Phillis Wheatley
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Frances Elizabeth Willard
Pearl White
Esther Williams
Mary Lou Williams
Terry Tempest Williams
Venus & Serena Williams
Helen Wills
Harriet E. Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Oprah Winfrey
Peg Woffington
Anna May Wong
Victoria Woodhull
Alice B. Woodward
Virginia Woolf
Mary Wollstonecraft
Fanny Wright
Marion Wright Edelman
Chien-Shiung Wu
Tammy Wynette


X-Y-Z

Kristie Yamaguchi
Sada Yacco


Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Queen Zenobia
Wu Zetian
Kim Zmeskal Vera Zorina



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