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  • Vanessa Williams
    Although she was forced to turn in her Miss America crown (1983) after Penthouse magazine published nude photos of her, Vanessa Williams bounced back with a successful career as a singer and branched o...
  • Martha Dodd (1908 - 1990)
    Martha Eccles Dodd (October 8, 1908 – August 10, 1990) was an American journalist and novelist. The daughter of William Edward Dodd, US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first Ambassador t...
  • Anna May Wong (1905 - 1961)
    Anna May Wong was the first Chinese American movie star, and also the first Asian American actress to gain international recognition. Her long and varied career spanned silent film, sound film, televis...
  • Ethel Rosenberg (1915 - 1953)
    Ethel Greenglass was born on September 25, 1915, to a Jewish family in New York City. She originally was an aspiring actress and singer, but eventually took a secretarial job at a shipping company. S...
  • "Mistinguett" (1875 - 1956)
    Mistinguett (5 April 1875 – 5 January 1956) was a French actress and singer, whose birth name was Jeanne Bourgeois . She was at one time the best-paid female entertainer in the world. Biograph...

(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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