Famous Women in the 50's

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    Famous Women

  • Alice Rooselvelt

    Alice Rooselvelt
    She was Theodore Roosevelt's daughter. She claimed in the election of 1940 that she "would rather vote for Hitler than vote for Franklin for a third term". Alice was known for being a rebel and standing up for what she believed in. Back when women weren't allowed to smoke, she would smoke in public just becasue she wanted to and could. She would talk with statesmen about politics instead of being a traditional lady-like woman.
  • Rosie the Riveter

    Rosie the Riveter
    Rosie the Riveter was an iconic figure for women. She promoted the women who worked in the defense industries for WWII. She was sort of the backbone for many women during this time.
  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe aired her first movie Ladies of the Chorus, where she sang 3 songs. She later became immesnely famous and was known as a sex symbol superstar.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt
    She changed the role of the first lad with he active participation in politics with America. For example, in 1950, she supported Truman's intervention in Korea.
  • Jane Addams

    Jane Addams
    She was featured in the Nobel Peace Prize of 1926-1950. Jane Addams was a pioneer social worker in America. She was a feminist and and internationalist. She was born in Cedarville, IL.
  • Grace Kelly

    Grace Kelly
    She appeared in her first movie, Fourteen Hours, at the age of 22. It was a large success and she continued to further her success with more movies. Much later, she met Prince Rainer of Monaco and became a princess. By doing this, she gave up her acting career.
  • Lucille Ball

    Lucille Ball
    The TV show, I Love Lucy, was a huge hit in the 50's. Lucy was the wife of Ricky and they were on of America's most adored couples. Her show is still watched today by her adoring fans.
  • Mamie Eisenhower

    Mamie Eisenhower
    She became the First Lady in 1953. She was Dwight Eisenhower's wife. She was famous for ordering the mansion's carpets and rugs and also for ordering beautifully decorated cakes for every occassion. She always wore pink. She was often called the "First Lady Pink".
  • Ethel Rosenberg

    Ethel Rosenberg
    She was a minor activist in the American Communist Party and she was guilty of espionage and was sentenced to death.
  • Bibi Andersson

    Bibi Andersson
    The Seventh Seal was the last movie that Bibi was in during the 50's. She was originally a ballet dancer and performed at the Royal Opera. She started her acting career with a movie and acting school at the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school.