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  • Cheyenne Brando (1970 - 1995)
    Tarita Cheyenne Brando (February 20, 1970 – April 16, 1995) was the daughter of Marlon Brando by his third wife Tarita Teriipia, a Tahitian whom he met while filming Mutiny on the Bounty in 19...
  • Lia-Georgia
    Lia-Georgia Triff was the fifth wife of personal injury lawyer Melvin Belli. Her marriage ended with a scandalous and acrimonious divorce proceeding in 1991. Belli accused his ex-wife of having an affa...
  • Faith Davis (1561 - 1604)
    In 1582, Faith married John Davis, but it was not a happy marriage. Although the couple had a daughter and four sons, Faith proved faithless and famously took a lover by the name of Milborne during one...
  • Harriett Sarah Mordaunt (1848 - 1906)
    Harriet Sarah, Lady Mordaunt (7 February 1848 – 9 May 1906[1]), formerly Harriet Moncreiffe, was the Scottish wife of an English baronet and Member of Parliament, Sir Charles Mordaunt. She was t...
  • Abigail Webster (c.1697 - 1777)
    Lieutenant-Colonel EGV Northey's account of the family reveals a scandal about Abigail. Something occurred in 1738, the year of William's death, which made him revoke the provisions for young Thomas th...

(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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