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  • Nancy Garrido, (kidnapper)
    From Wikipedia (English) : Garrido, 58, and his wife Nancy Garrido, 54, of Antioch, California, were arrested for kidnapping and other charges. On April 28, 2011, they pleaded guilty to Dugard's kidn...
  • Libby Holman (1904 - 1971)
    Libby Holman (May 23, 1904 – June 18, 1971) was an American torch singer and stage actress who also achieved notoriety for her complex and unconventional personal life. Early life Elizabet...
  • Gloria Grahame (1923 - 1981)
    Actress: Gloria Grahame (November 28, 1923 – October 5, 1981) was an American stage, film and television actress. Grahame began her acting career in theatre, and in 1944 she made her first f...
  • Kate "Ma" Barker (1873 - 1935)
    Kate "Ma" Barker (born Arizona Clark; October 8, 1873 – August 16, 1935) was the mother of several criminals who ran the Barker gang from the "public enemy era", when the exploits of gangs of cr...
  • Madge Bellamy (1899 - 1990)
    Madge Bellamy (June 30, 1899 – January 24, 1990) was an American stage and film actress who was a popular leading lady in the 1920s and early 1930s. Her career declined in the sound era, and e...

(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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