Anita Lucia Roddick (Perelli) (1942 - 2007) MP

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Birthplace: Littlehampton, England
Death: Died in West Sussex, England
Cause of death: Cerebral hemorrhage
Occupation: Businesswoman, founder of The Body Shop, charity work
Managed by: June Barnes (Buchanan)
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About Anita Lucia Roddick (Perelli)

Dame Anita Roddick, DBE (23 October 1942 – 10 September 2007) was a British businesswoman, human rights activist and environmental campaigner, best known as the founder of The Body Shop, a cosmetics company producing and retailing beauty products that shaped ethical consumerism.[

The company was one of the first to prohibit the use of ingredients tested on animals and one of the first to promote fair trade with third world countries.

Roddick was known for her campaigning work on environmental issues and was a member of the Demos think tank's advisory council. Children On The Edge (COTE) is an organisation that Roddick founded in 1990, in response to her visits to Romanian orphanages.

Roddick died of acute brain hemorrhage at about 6:30 p.m. on 10 September 2007, after being admitted to St Richard's Hospital, Chichester the previous evening suffering from a severe headache. She fulfilled her promise to leave her estate to charities, on moral grounds.

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1942
October 23, 1942
England
1970
1970
Age 27
2007
September 10, 2007
Age 64
West Sussex, England
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