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  • Amy Elizabeth Thorpe (1910 - 1963)
    Amy Elizabeth "Betty" Thorpe (22 November 1910 – 1 December 1963) was, according to William Stephenson of British Security Coordination, an American spy, codenamed "Cynthia," who worked ...
  • Candy Barr (1935 - 2005)
    Candy Barr (July 6, 1935 – December 30, 2005) was an American stripper, burlesque dancer, actress, and adult model in men’s magazines of the mid-20th century. During the 1950s she rec...
  • Blaze Starr
    Blaze Starr (born Fannie Belle Fleming, January 1, 1932) is an American former stripper and American burlesque star. Her vivacious presence and inventive use of stage props earned her the nickname ...
  • Marguerite Pitre (1908 - 1953)
    From Wikipedia : Marguerite Pitre, born Marguerite Ruest (Saint-Octave-de-Métis, Quebec, 5 September 1908 – 9 January 1953), also known as Marguerite Ruest-Pitre and as "Madame le Corbe...
  • Mimi Alford
    Marion "Mimi" Alford (born May 7, 1943) is an American woman who served as an intern in the Press Office of the White House from 1962 to 1963. During that time, she had an affair with United States P...

(adj) disgraceful, scandalous, shameful, shocking (giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation) "scandalous behavior"; "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray; "the most shocking book of its time"

From the Greek σκάνδαλον, a trap or stumbling-block. The metaphor is that wrong conduct can impede or "trip" people's trust or faith.

Let's celebrate women of scandal: mischievous, anarchistic, colorful, noisy women of immense moral courage.

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