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Elizabeth (Fones) Winthrop Feake Hallet MP (1610 - 1673)

"Elizabeth; Winthrop /FONES/Feake;Hallett;"

Elizabeth Fones (21 January 1610 - 1668) was an early settler in the Massachusetts Bay Colony where her uncle John Winthrop served as Governor. Her subsequent behaviour would scandalize the Puritan col...

8/3/2007 8/22/2015

Seymour Dorothy Fleming MP (1758 - 1818)

Seymour Dorothy Fleming From Wikipedia: Seymour Dorothy Fleming (5 October 1758 – 9 September 1818) was an 18th-century British noblewoman, notable for her involvement in a separation scanda...

10/26/2013 8/17/2015

Rose O'Neale Greenhow, Rebel Spy MP (1817 - 1864)

"Rose O'Neale", "Rose Greenhow"

Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1817–October 1, 1864) was a renowned Confederate spy. As a leader in Washington, D.C. society during the period prior to the American Civil War, she traveled in important p...

2/28/2009 8/6/2015

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...

8/18/2008 6/15/2015

Faith Davis MP (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...

6/25/2007 5/20/2015

Harriett Sarah Mordaunt MP (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...

4/29/2010 5/20/2015

Abigail Webster (c.1697 - 1777)

"Northey", "Thomas"

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...

8/22/2012 5/6/2015

Mary Moders (1642 - 1673)

"Stedman", "Mary Moders", "Mary German Princess", "Mary Carlton", "Mary Day"

Mary Carleton 1642- 1673 Mary Carleton, also known as Mary Moders, also known as the German Princess, a woman of many aliases is indoubtedly one of the best con artists of all time. Mary married many...

6/24/2014 5/6/2015

New York, NY, USA

Sydney Biddle Barrows (born January 14, 1952), known as the Mayflower Madam , was an American madam. After her escort service was exposed and disbanded, she gained worldwide notoriety, in part because ...

12/29/2010 4/22/2015

Eliza Betsey Jumel MP (1775 - 1865)

"de la Croix", "Burr"

Socialite. The penniless beauty Eliza Bowen acquired a life of luxury upon her marriage to Stephen Jumel, a wealthy French wine merchant who bought the elegant Morris Mansion for her in 1810. Born in P...

7/3/2009 4/22/2015

Florence Pritchett Smith (1920 - 1965)

Florence Pritchett was born in 1920. After leaving school she worked as a model for John Robert Powers and appeared in Life Magazine. In 1940 she met and married Richard Canning. Soon afterwards she ...

4/20/2015 4/20/2015

Ann Northey (c.1724 - 1782)

Ann Northey Daughter of William Northey and Abigail Webster Born in about 1724. Married in 1744 John Whitby, who lived at 'Whitby Wood' - subsequently renamed 'Overedge' - on the slopes of Cann...

4/12/2015 4/13/2015

Rose Elizabeth Cleveland MP (1846 - 1918)

Rose Elizabeth Cleveland First Lady of president Grover Cleveland for 2 years From Wikipedia: Rose Elizabeth Cleveland (June 13, 1846 - November 22, 1918), was the First Lady of the United States...

11/20/2009 3/13/2015

Lois Sturt (1900 - 1937)

Lois Sturt was born on August 25, 1900 in More Critchell, Dorset, England. She was an actress, known for Le carillon de minuit (1922), The Glorious Adventure (1922) and Amour (1922). She was married ...

3/3/2015 3/3/2015

Isabel Springer MP (1880 - 1917)


American Folk Figure. A Denver, Colorado socialite, she was married to John W. Springer, a wealthy Denver businessman and politician. She was involved in a lover's trist with two men, Frank Henwood and...

2/27/2015 2/27/2015

Doris Duke MP (1912 - 1993)

American heiress and philanthropist. Doris Duke (November 22, 1912 – October 28, 1993) was an American heiress, horticulturalist, art collector, and philanthropist. Daughter of an immens...

11/15/2007 2/22/2015

Annie Edson Taylor MP (1838 - 1921)

Annie Edson Taylor (October 24, 1838 – April 29, 1921) was an American adventurer who, on her 63rd birthday, October 24, 1901, became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a b...

5/17/2013 2/18/2015

Amy Elizabeth Thorpe (1910 - 1963)

"Amy Thorpe Pack", "Agent Cynthia"

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 ...

12/18/2014 12/18/2014

Candy Barr (1935 - 2005)

"Candy Barr"

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...

11/30/2014 11/30/2014

Marguerite Pitre MP (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...

11/7/2014 11/20/2014

Celia “Ceely” Frances Rose MP (1873 - 1934)


From LimaOhio : LIMA — Celia “Ceely” Rose did something horrible in Pleasant Valley one early summer morning in1896. The 23-year-old Ceely, who according to contemporary accoun...

10/29/2010 11/17/2014

Patricia Lake (1923 - 1993)

Patricia Van Cleeve Lake, known as Patricia Lake, was an American socialite, actress, and radio comedienne, who was suspected of being and, just before she died, claimed to be the illegitimate daught...

5/25/2010 10/25/2014

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...

10/29/2013 9/16/2014

Libby Holman (1904 - 1971)

"Libby Holman"

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...

9/4/2014 9/4/2014

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...

12/18/2012 9/1/2014

Kate "Ma" Barker (1873 - 1935)

"Kate "Ma" Barker"

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...

3/23/2011 8/30/2014

Madge Bellamy (1899 - 1990)

"Madge Bellamy"

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...

8/24/2014 8/24/2014

Tarsila do Amaral MP (1886 - 1973)

Origem: Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre. Tarsila do Amaral (Capivari, 1 de setembro de 1886 — São Paulo, 17 de janeiro de 1973) foi uma pintora e desenhista brasileira e u...

10/8/2011 8/6/2014

Monica Samille Lewinsky (born July 23, 1973) is an American woman with whom United States President Bill Clinton admitted to having had an "improper relationship" while she worked at the White House ...

5/12/2009 7/24/2014

Elizabeth Edwards MP (1645 - 1690)

"Elizabeth Toothill", "Elizabeth Preston", "Elizabeth Edwards"

Elizabeth was widely thought to be "insane" in the community, according to "Families of Ancient New Haven". She had a child born after her marriage to Richard Edwards of Hartford, but he never acknowle...

7/9/2007 7/9/2014

Anne Bourchier, 7th Baroness Bourchier MP (1512 - 1571)

"7th Baroness Bourchier"

The daughter of Henry Bourchier, 2nd earl of Essex (1471-March 30,1540) and Mary Say (1479-June 5,1535+), Anne Bourchier was married on February 9, 1527, when she was barely ten, to fifteen-year-ol...

5/21/2008 6/14/2014

Edna "Rabbit" Murray (1898 - 1966)

"The Kissing Bandit"

Edna "Rabbit" Murray (1898–1966) was a criminal associated with several high-profile gangs in the Depression-era of the early 1930s. Although popularly known to the press as the "Kissing Ban...

6/10/2014 6/10/2014

Mary Kinder (1909 - 1981)

Mary Northern Kinder (August 29, 1909 - May 21, 1981) was a Prohibition era gun moll, most noted for being the girlfriend of Harry Pierpont and associate of John Dillinger. Along with Pearl Elliott, ...

6/10/2014 6/10/2014

Lena Leato Pierpont (1883 - 1958)

Lena Pierpont (September 13, 1883 – October 21, 1958) was the mother of Prohibition gangster Harry Pierpont. Her fierce loyalty to her son and his compatriots led to her arrest on numerous occ...

6/10/2014 6/10/2014

Anna Nicole Smith (c.1967 - c.2007)

"Vickie Lynn Marshall", "Vickie Lynn Smith", "Vickie Smith", "Nikki Hart"

Anna Nicole Smith (born Vickie Lynn Hogan; November 28, 1967 – February 8, 2007) was an American model, actress, and television personality. Smith first gained popularity in Playboy, winning t...

6/5/2014 6/5/2014

Margaret Duchess of Argyll MP (1912 - 1993)

Birth: Dec. 1, 1912 Death: Jul. 25, 1993 Duchess of Argyll. One of the most photographed and publicized society beauties of her time, she was first married to American stockholder and golfer Char...

8/27/2009 5/26/2014

Chicago Joe, Queen of Helena, Montana (1844 - 1899)

"Josephine", "Airery"

One of the best known people in Helena, Montana during its "Eldorado” heydays was Chicago Joe. Born in Ireland as Mary Welch in 1844, she emigrated to New York in 1858 and changed her name to ...

5/25/2014 5/25/2014

Clare Consuelo Sheridan (1885 - 1970)

Clare Sheridan (born as Clare Consuelo Frewen; also known as Clare Consuelo Sheridan) (9 September 1885 - 31 May 1970), was an English sculptor and writer known primarily for creating busts for famou...

3/3/2011 5/23/2014

Fanny Ronalds (1839 - 1916)

Mary Frances "Fanny" Ronalds (August 23, 1839 – July 28, 1916) was an American socialite and amateur singer who is best known for her long affair with the composer Arthur Sullivan in London in...

5/23/2014 5/23/2014

Silver Dollar Tabor (1889 - 1925)

Rosemary Echo Silver Dollar Tabor, was the second daughter of Horace and Elizabeth "Baby Doe" Tabor. The Tabors were one of Colorado's wealthiest families of the time. Silver's mother, Elizabeth Doe,...

12/24/2010 5/8/2014

Mary Elizabeth Surratt MP (c.1823 - 1865)


From : Mary Surratt was born Mary Elizabeth Jenkins in 1823, in the southern Maryland town of Waterloo. Mary’s birthplace was on what can now be considered Andrew’s Air ...

2/21/2009 4/25/2014

Ellen Lawless Ternan (1839 - 1914)

"Nelly Ternan", "Nelly Robinson"

Ellen Lawless Ternan (3 March 1839 – 25 April 1914), also known as Nelly Ternan or Nelly Robinson, was an English actress who is mainly known as the mistress of Charles Dickens. Life Ellen...

2/28/2014 2/28/2014

Lady Frances Brudenell (1677 - c.1736)

Lady Frances Brudenell (born before 1677, d. 23 February 1735/36), Countess of Newburgh, daughter of Francis Brudenell, Lord Brudenell and Lady Frances Savile. She was famous for ruling "a social...

3/16/2011 2/27/2014

Anna Maria Talbot (née Anna Maria Brudenell) (25 March 1642 – 20 April 1702) was Countess of Shrewsbury from 1659 to 1668, by virtue of her marriage to Francis Talbot, 11th Earl of Shre...

11/27/2008 2/27/2014

Tonya Harding MP

Yacolt, Clark, Washington, United States

Yacolt, Clark, Washington, United States

Tonya Harding is an American figure skating champion, a two-time Olympian, and a two-time Skate America Champion. In 1991, she won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and placed second in the World C...

10/27/2012 2/23/2014

Born Mary Emily Baring, her parents were Major Henry Bingham Baring and his wife, Lady Augusta née Brudenell, daughter of the 6th Earl of Cardigan. Her great-grandfather was one of the founders ...

1/19/2012 2/18/2014

Nellie Bly (1864 - 1922)

"Nellie Bly"

Aunt Pink married Bob Seaman in 1895. Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864 – January 27, 1922) was the pen name of American pioneer female journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochran. She remains notable for two fea...

2/24/2012 2/7/2014

Sarah Rosetta Wakeman [alias, Pvt. Lyons Wakeman (USA)] (1843 - 1864)

"Pvt. Lyons Wakeman"

Sarah Rosetta Wakeman (January 16, 1843–June 19, 1864) was an American woman who posed as a man and fought in the American Civil War. Born in New York, she was the eldest child of Harvey and E...

5/27/2011 1/21/2014

Barbara Daly Baekeland (1922 - 1972)

Barbara Daly Baekeland (1922 – November 17, 1972) was a wealthy socialite who was murdered by her son, Anthony Baekeland. She was the ex-wife of Brooks Baekeland, who was the grandson of Leo B...

12/18/2013 12/18/2013

Lynda Cheryle Block MP (1948 - 2002)

Lynda Cheryle Lyon Block (February 8, 1948 in Orlando, Florida – May 10, 2002 at Holman Correctional Facility, Alabama) was an American convicted murderer.[1] Hers was the first execution of a w...

10/20/2009 11/18/2013

Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd (1891 - 1948)

Lucy Page Mercer Rutherfurd (April 26, 1891 – July 31, 1948) was an American woman best known for her affair with future US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Lucy Mercer was born to wealthy p...

10/29/2013 10/29/2013

Herodias Porter MP (1623 - c.1692)

"Herodia", "Horrod", "Hored", "Harwood", "Herodias (Long) Hicks Gardiner Porter", "Herodias"

From Colorful Character - Interesting, Odd and Sometimes Scandalous Stories of Our Ancestors Herodias Long (1623-1705) also known as: Harwood, Horod & Hored Married first at 13 - divorced. Lived as...

7/18/2007 9/2/2013

Lady Caroline Lamb (1785 - 1828)

"Lamb /"

The Lady Caroline Lamb (13 November 1785 – 26 January 1828) was a British aristocrat and novelist, best known for her affair with Lord Byron in 1812. Her husband was the 2nd Viscount Melbourne...

7/29/2010 8/23/2013

Grace Hubbard Fortescue (1883 - c.1979)

Grace Hubbard Fortescue, née Grace Hubbard Bell (1883–1979) was a New York socialite who took the law into her own hands and killed a defendant charged with the rape of her daughter, an...

3/3/2009 8/17/2013

Thalia Massie (1911 - 1963)

"Grace Bell Fortescue", "Thalia Bell Uptigrove"

Thalia Fortescue Massie (1911–1963) was a member of a socially prominent family who became the genesis of a series of heavily publicized trials in Hawaii. Family life Thalia Fortescue ...

3/3/2009 8/17/2013

Hetty Green MP (1834 - 1916)

"The Witch of Wall Street"

Hetty Howland Robinson Green (1834-1916) – “The Witch of Wall Street” "After Hetty's death, family genealogist William Emery asked her son, Ned, for clarification [about her name...

12/31/2007 8/4/2013

Rose Dunn ("Rose of the Cimarron") (1878 - 1955)

""Rose of the Cimarron""

Rose Dunn (September 5, 1878 - June 11, 1955), also known as Rose of the Cimarron, was best known for her good looks and for her romantic involvement with outlaw George "Bittercreek" Newcomb when s...

7/29/2013 7/29/2013

Madam Dora DuFran (1868 - 1934)

Madam Dora DuFran or Dora Bolshaw (née Amy Helen Bolshaw) (November 16, 1868 - August 5, 1934) was one of the leading and most successful madams in the Old West days of Deadwood, South Dakota....

7/25/2013 7/25/2013

Josie Bassett (January 17, 1874 – 1964) was a female rancher. She and her sister "Queen" Ann Bassett are known for their love affairs and associations with well-known outlaws, particularly B...

9/19/2011 7/24/2013

Ann Bassett (May 12, 1878 – May 8, 1956), also known as Queen Ann Bassett, was a prominent female rancher of the Old West, and with her sister Josie Bassett, was an associate of outlaws, parti...

9/19/2011 7/24/2013

Leonor Teles de Menezes, Rainha de Portugal MP (b. - 1386)

"called by the people at her time a Aleivosa ("The Treacherous")"

From : Leonor, the Scheming Queen of Portugal King Pedro I of Portugal died in 1367, to be succeeded by his legitimate son, Fernando, son of Queen Constança. The Marriage A few years i...

6/8/2007 7/24/2013

Anna Karolina Orzelska, znana również jako Anna Katarzyna Orzelska urodziła się w Warszawie 26 października 1707 r. jako córka naturalna króla...

12/20/2009 7/22/2013

Caroline Durieux (1883 - 1948)

"Caroline Lacroix", "Baronesse de Vaughan"

Blanche Zélia Joséphine Delacroix, better known as Caroline Lacroix (13 May 1883 – 12 February 1948) was a French-Romanian prostitute well-noted in her lifetime for being the mos...

12/22/2008 7/20/2013

Carolina “La Belle” Otero (4 November 1868 – 12 April 1965) was a Galician (Spain) born dancer, actress and courtesan. Early years Born Agustina Otero Iglesias in Valga, Pont...

7/20/2013 7/20/2013

Luisa Adele Rosa Maria Amman (1881 - 1957)

"Marchesa Luisa Casati", "Luisa Adele Rosa Maria von Amman"

Luisa, Marquise Casati Stampa di Soncino (23 January 1881 – 1 June 1957) was an eccentric Italian heiress, muse, and patroness of the arts in early 20th-century Europe. As the concept of dandy...

7/20/2013 7/20/2013

She and George IV Hanover, King of the United Kingdom were associated between 1782 and 1803 Links:

7/27/2008 7/19/2013

Elizabeth Chudleigh, Duchess of Kingston (1720 – 26 August 1788), sometimes called Countess of Bristol, was the daughter of Colonel Thomas Chudleigh (died 1726), and was appointed maid of hono...

12/16/2008 7/14/2013

Venetia Stanley (c.1600 - 1633)

A celebrated beauty, Venetia moved to London alone in her early teens, and had garnered a licentious reputation well before her twentieth birthday. Rumour noted later by the curious antiquary John Aubr...

10/14/2009 6/13/2013

Angelica Bray (c.1695 - c.1720)

From "The Baker Family as Remembered" written 4 Feb 1847 by Dr. Simmons Jones Baker: "But I must not forget my great grandfather, poor unhappy man. He married Angelica Bray who had large expectations...

1/4/2008 6/13/2013

Lyde Miller Marland (1900 - 1987)

"Lydie", "was Virginia's adopted niece"

Lydie Marland (April 20, 1900-July 25, 1987), an American socialite, was born Lyde Miller Roberts in Flourtown, Pennsylvania, the second child of Margaret Reynolds (Collins) and George Frederick Robe...

6/11/2013 6/11/2013

Belle Brezing MP (1860 - 1940)

"Belle McMeekin", "Belle Breezing", ""Madame" Belle Brezing", "Mrs. James C. Kenney"

Belle Brezing (June 16, 1860 – August 11, 1940) was a nationally known brothel madam in Lexington, Kentucky at the end of the 19th century and into the beginning of the 20th. Her luxuriant sal...

5/9/2013 5/9/2013

Marie-Madeleine-Marguerite d'Aubray, Marquise de Brinvilliers (22 July 1630 – 17 July 1676) was a French murderer. Crimes Marie-Madeleine-Marguerite d'Aubray conspired with her lover, ar...

11/11/2010 4/23/2013

Aileen Wuornos MP (1956 - 2002)

"Lee Wuornos"

Aileen was born to teenage parents. Her biological father was a convicted child molestor and committed suicide in prison. Her mother was allegedly disowned from the family for eloping with him. Aileene...

12/15/2008 4/15/2013

Cora Crane (1868 - 1910)

"pen name Imogene Carter"

Find a Grave Birth: 1868 Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA Death: 1910 Jacksonville Duval County Florida, USA War correspondent and brothel owner. Cora Stewart-Taylor-Crane was better kn...

4/15/2013 4/15/2013

Lillie Hitchcock Coit ('Firebelle Lil') (1843 - 1929)

"'Firebelle Lil' Coit"

Lillie Hitchcock Coit (August 23, 1843 in West Point – July 22, 1929 in San Francisco) was a well-known volunteer firefighter, wife of Howard Coit, and the benefactor for the construction ...

3/23/2013 3/23/2013

Henrietta Maria Wentworth, 6th Baroness Wentworth (11 August 1660 – 23 April 1686) was an English suo jure peeress. The only child of Thomas Wentworth, 5th Baron Wentworth and his wife, Ph...

3/19/2013 3/19/2013

Colette MP (1873 - 1954)

Colette , de son vrai nom Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, est une romancière française, née à Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye (Yonne) le 28 janvier 1873, morte à Paris le 3 ao&#x...

1/6/2011 3/11/2013

Martha Ray (1742 - 1779)

Martha Ray (1742 – 7 April 1779) was a British singer of the Georgian era. Her father was a corsetmaker and her mother was a servant in a noble household. Good-looking, intelligent, and a tale...

7/31/2008 2/10/2013

Gypsy Rose Lee (1911 - 1970)

"Gypsy Rose Lee"

Gypsy Rose Lee (January 9, 1911 – April 26, 1970) was an American burlesque entertainer famous for her striptease act. She was also an actress, author, and playwright whose 1957 memoir was mad...

11/21/2008 2/7/2013

George Anne Bellamy (1727 - 1788)

"George Anne Bellamy"

George Anne Bellamy (23 April 1727- 1788) was an Irish actress. Biography She was born, by her own account, at Fingal, Ireland. "George Anne" was a name given by mistake for Georgiana. She wa...

1/31/2013 1/31/2013

Anne Horton (née Anne Luttrell, later the Duchess of Cumberland and Strathearn) (24 January 1743 – 28 December 1808) was a member of the British Royal Family, the wife of Prince Henry, ...

6/16/2008 1/29/2013

Mary Nesbitt (c.1742 - 1825)

"Polly Davis"

Mary Nesbitt (born 1742/3 - died 1825) was an English upper class socialite and courtesan who mixed in the elevated circles of government and royalty in late 18th century Great Britain. Her home, Nor...

1/29/2013 1/29/2013

Mahala Mullins MP (1824 - 1898)

Mahalla Collins Mullins (1824-1898) from Tennesee ladies with a checkered past 2007 Mahala Mullins is touted as the “most famous Melungeon.” Because of this, it is hard to separat...

12/24/2011 1/18/2013

Barbara Payton MP (1927 - 1967)


The words "notorious," "infamous," and "flamboyant" have all been used to describe Hollywood beauty Barbara Payton. A Warner Bros. contract player of the early 1950s, Payton had a promising start in mo...

7/28/2009 1/4/2013

Mary Batchelder ("The Scarlet Letter") MP (1621 - 1685)

"Mary Bailey-Beadle- Batchler-Turner"

A Red-hot 'A' and a Lusting Divine:Sources For The Scarlet Letter By Frederick Newberry. The New England Quarterly. 1987 -- Pages 256-264. (Reprinted with permission). Lane Memorial Library. A bo...

6/7/2011 1/3/2013

Eleanor G. Holm (1913 - 2004)

"Eleanor Holm Jarrett"

Eleanor G. Holm (December 6, 1913 – January 31, 2004) was an American competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist. She is best known for having been suspended from the 1936 Summer Olympics...

12/31/2012 12/31/2012

Sally Rand (1904 - 1979)

"Sally Rand", "Billie Beck"

Sally Rand (April 3, 1904[1] – August 31, 1979) was a burlesque dancer and actress, most noted for her ostrich feather fan dance and balloon bubble dance. She also performed under the name Bil...

12/22/2012 12/22/2012

Ann Crowell (b. - 1975)

Ann Eden Crowell was an actress who also danced as a showgirl in upscale New York nightclubs. She married William "Billy" Woodward, Jr. (June 12, 1920–October 31, 1955) who was the heir to the...

2/14/2012 12/5/2012

Clara M. Ward MP (1873 - 1916)

"Princesse de Caraman-Chimay"

The story of Clara Ward, who commonly used one or another version of the title "Princesse de Caraman-Chimay", is poorly known today, but for some years in the early 1890s she was the toast of the Unite...

2/27/2009 11/23/2012

Elizabeth Loring (1744 - 1831)

The wife of British officer Joshua Loring, Jr., Elizabeth Lloyd grew up in Boston, the only daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Davenport) Lloyd. Known as Betsey in the family, she was the granddaught...

12/5/2008 11/5/2012

Mary Butterworth (1686 - 1775)

Mary (Peck) Butterworth , daughter of one of the most influential first families of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and related, both by blood and through her marriage to nearly every other first family in the...

7/11/2008 10/24/2012

Leila Diniz MP (1945 - 1972)

Leila Roque Diniz (Niterói, 25 de março de 1945 — Nova Délhi, Índia, 14 de junho de 1972) foi uma atriz brasileira. Biography in English Fonte para os detalhes fa...

5/30/2007 9/24/2012

Joan Vollmer (1923 - 1951)

Joan Vollmer (February 4, 1923 – September 6, 1951[2]) was the most prominent female member of the early Beat Generation circle. While a student at Barnard College, she became the roommate of ...

9/17/2012 9/17/2012

The Hon. Nancy Mitford MP (1904 - 1973)

"The Hon. Mrs Peter Rodd"

Nancy Freeman-Mitford , CBE, styled The Hon. Nancy Mitford before her marriage and The Hon. Mrs Rodd thereafter. She was born 28 November 1904 in Belgravia, Westminster, England and died 30 June 1973 o...

1/27/2008 8/20/2012

Unity Mitford MP (1914 - 1948)

Unity Valkyrie Mitford was a member of the aristocratic Mitford family, tracing its origins in Northumberland back to the 11th century Norman settlement of England. Her sister Diana was married to Oswa...

5/28/2009 8/20/2012

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester MP (1657 - 1717)

"Katherine Sedley", "Catharine Sidley"

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester, Countess of Portmore (21 December 1657 – 26 October 1717), daughter of Sir Charles Sedley, 5th Baronet, was the mistress of King James VII and II both b...

2/29/2008 8/20/2012