Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Rosalind Elsie Franklin

Rosalind Elsie Franklin (25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958) was a British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Maria Manakova

Maria Manakova (b. 1974), Chess Genius. First board reserve on the silver medal winning Yugoslav team at the European Team Championship in Batumi. Her Elo rating is 2344. She posed nude for the Russian men's magazine Speed in 2004.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Tamsen Fadal

Tamsen Fadal is an Emmy Award-winning television reporter for WPIX in New York City, for the morning news, where she hosts WPIX Totally Tamsen segments.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Marissa Ann Mayer

Marissa Ann Mayer: As of 2012 she is the president and CEO of Yahoo!.  She was the Vice President of Search Product and User Experience at the search engine company Google. Vogue magazine calls her "the 34-year-old megamillionaire, Oscar de la Renta–obsessed, computer-programming Google executive who lives in a penthouse atop the Four Seasons, San Francisco." She received her B.S. in Symbolic systems, graduating with honors, and M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Nell Freudenberger

Harvard-educated Nell Freudenberger is a New Yorker who has taught English in Bangkok and New Delhi. Among her many works, she is the author of The Dissident, in which a Chinese painter is the guest of a dysfunctional family in Beverly Hills.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Masha Bruskina

Submitted by: acubene

Masha Bruskina (1924-1941), 17-year-old Soviet Jewish partisan

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Crystal McCahill

Crystal McCahill (born December 18, 1983 in River Forest, Illinois, U.S.) is an American model and will be featured as Playboy Playmate of the Month for May 2009.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Frances E. Allen

Submitted by: Gary Mazo,

Frances E. Allen (1932- ), computer scientist, first woman to receivet he Turing Award

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen (1098 - 1179), German abbess, author, counselor, linguist, naturalist, scientist, philosopher, physician, herbalist, poet, visionary and composer.

Submitted by: Kurt Vega,

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Four Beauties

The Four Beauties or Four Great Beauties are four ancient Chinese women, renowned for their beauty. Three of these women were genuine historical figures.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Maja Einstein

Maja Einstein (1881-1951) is the younger sister of great scientist Albert Einstein. Maja was the only friend of Albert during his childhood. When little Albert saw his sister for the first time he thought she was a kind of toy and asked: “Yes, but where does it have its small wheels?”

Monday, November 10, 2008


Rose Tremain CBE (born August 2, 1943) is an English author.

Friday, October 3, 2008


Dana Randall

Dana Randall is a professor of theoretical computer science at Georgia Tech. Her sister is physicist Lisa Randall.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Olivia Judson

Olivia Judson (born 1970) is an evolutionary biologist

Friday, August 15, 2008


Margaret Turnbull

Margaret Carol Turnbull is an American astronomer. She received her PhD in Astronomy from the University of Arizona in 2004. Turnbull is an authority on "Habstars," solar twins and planetary habitability.


Monday, July 14, 2008


Melissa Lafsky

Melissa Lafsky is an American writer

Monday, June 16, 2008


Michele Greene

Michele Greene (b. February 3, 1962 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter, perhaps most well-known for her role as Abigail "Abbie" Perkins in L.A. Law from 1986 - 1991. Author of the book "Chasing the Jaguar."

Friday, May 16, 2008


Nicole Lapin

Nicole Lapin (1984- ) CNN Anchor, Creator of "Young People Who Rock,"

Global Charity Ambassador

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Susan Greenfield

Submitted by: Jamie M. Forbes jmf - at -

Susan Greenfield [born 1950], futurist, baroness. Scientifically trendy and fashionably stolid -- and vice versa, as befits a scientific-political activist with clout in both the popular and power spheres -- Baroness Susan Adele Greenfield made seis-eable waves via research and theory of the brain via a vis Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, and has parlayed her expertise into contemporary geek-neurosex iconography.

Friday, March 7, 2008


Miho Hatori & Deanna Favre

Submitted by: Mike Cade,

Miho Hatori (pictured here), musician (born 1970-)

Deanna Favre, activist (born 1968-)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Hannah Glasse

Submitted by Jamie M. Forbes, jmf -at-

Hannah Glasse (1708-1770), kitchen genius and proto-haute-bourgeois world-cuisine entrepreneur. Evident in retrospect, Hannah Glasse exhibits multiculti Brit-colonial spice range as well as anti-French invective -- that is, forerunner to Madhur Jaffrey, Martha Stewart, Alice Waters.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


Helen Keller & Stevie Nicks

Submitted by: Robert Homes,

Helen Keller (1880-1968), writer, lecturer

Stevie Nicks (1948-), song writer, singer

Sunday, December 9, 2007



Submitted by: Robert Homes,

Sappho (630 BC - 570 BC, an Ancient Greek lyric poet, born on the island of Lesbos

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Shelley Batts

Submitted by: Nick Hobson

Shelley Batts (b. 1979), Neuroscience PhD candidate. She is the author of Retrospectacle, a neuroscience blog that explores science from the perspective of an "upbeat savvy female scientist who wants world domination one first-author paper at a time".

Saturday, November 3, 2007


Elizabeth Kucinich

Elizabeth Jane Harper Kucinich (b, 1977) is the wife of American politician Dennis Kucinich.

Sunday, October 28, 2007


Danica McKellar

Submitted by: Nick Hobson

Danica McKellar (b. 1975), Actress and mathematician

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Hedy Lamarr

Submitted by: Mike Versaci

Hedy Lamarr (19132000), Austrian-born American Jewish actress and communications technology innovator. Though known primarily for her great beauty and her successful film career, she also co-invented the first form of spread spectrum, a key to modern wireless communication.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Laura Bush

Laura Lane Welch Bush (b. 1946), the wife of the forty-third President of the United States, George W. Bush

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Kiran Chetry

Kiran Chetry (b. 1974 in Kathmandu, Nepal) is co-anchor of CNN's morning news program, American Morning.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Marie Morrison (b. 1979), American actress, model and film producer

Monday, September 17, 2007


Marjorie Cameron

Submitted by: Teja K.

Marjorie Cameron (23 April 1922 - 24 July 1995) was an American writer, painter and occultist.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Barbara McClintock

Submitted by Sanja:

Barbara McClintock (19021992), American scientist and cytogeneticist.

Thursday, September 6, 2007


Grace Hopper

Submitted by Sanja:

Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy officer.

Saturday, September 1, 2007


Pope Joan

Submitted by Sanja

Pope Joan is the name of a female pope (also La Papessa) who may have reigned in the 850s, based on a legend that circulated in the Middle Ages.

Monday, August 27, 2007


Tara C. Smith

Submitted by: Nick Hobson

Tara C. Smith (born c. 1977), Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton

Submitted by James K.

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born 1947) , the junior United States Senator from New York, a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election.

Friday, August 17, 2007


Heidi Cullen

Submitted by Paul Moskowitz:

Heidi Cullen (c. 1970 - ) Climate Expert and Host of "Forecast Earth with Dr. Heidi Cullen"

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Baroness Pannonica "Nica" de Koenigswarter

Submited by : acubene

Baroness Pannonica "Nica" de Koenigswarter (10 December 1913 – 30November 1988),British bebop jazz enthusiast and member of the prominent Rothschild international financial

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


Mary Bryant & Margaret Fuller

Submitted by Craig Lee Burket,

Mary Bryant (1765 - ?) – escapee from Australian penal colony

Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) -- journalist, critic and women's rights activist

Saturday, August 4, 2007


Delia Derbyshire

Submitted by Robin G.

Delia Derbyshire (1937 - 2001) musician and composer

Monday, July 30, 2007


Maria Montessori & Moana Pozzi

From Ick:

Maria Montessori (1870 - 1952), physician, educator

Moana Pozzi (1961 - 1994), pornstar

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Tori Amos

Submitted by: Traixa Jabbafractal

Tori Amos (b. 1963), Musician and Performer

Friday, July 20, 2007


Françoise Hardy

Submited by Mac Tonnies,

Françoise Hardy, (b. 1944), French singer, actress, astrologer

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Terri Clark

Submitted by Jeanne Veltri

Terri Clark (1968- ), country singer

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Ellen Ripley

Submitted by: Craig Lee Burket,

Ellen Ripley (2092-2179, see,

and her clone (2380-2381):

Friday, July 13, 2007


Gemma Galgani & Sri Anandamoyi Ma

Submitted by: acubene

Gemma Galgani (1878-1903), catholic saint

Sri Anandamoyi Ma (1896-1982), spiritual teacher

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Susan Blackmore & Wendy Carlos

Submitted by: Craig Lee Burket,

Susan Blackmore (1951-), author of "The Meme Machine"

Wendy (nee Walter) Carlos (1939-), composer, electronic musician

Monday, July 9, 2007


Flannery O'Connor,

Submitted by: DF,

Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964), American author

Saturday, July 7, 2007


Emma Goldman & Mata Hari

Submitted by: Graham McNallie,

Emma Goldman (1869-1940) Anarchist, author

Mata Hari (1876-1917) Exotic dancer, spy

Friday, July 6, 2007


Eleanor Roosevelt

Submitted by Dave Glass:
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), UN Commissioner, Diplomat,First lady:

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


Lou Andreas-Salomé

Submitted by Christopher Helms:

Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861-1937) Russian-born intellectual, author, psychoanalyst; Spiritual companion of male & female artists.

Sunday, July 1, 2007


Hypatia of Alexandria

Submitted by: Teja K.

Hypatia of Alexandria (between 350 and 370 AD – 415 AD ), Greek scholar who taught in the fields of mathematics, astronomy and astrology


Anna Politkovskaya

Anna Politkovskaya (1958 - 2006) Journalist

Friday, June 29, 2007


Maria Spiropulu

Submitted by Rader in Wisconsin:

Maria Spiropulu (1970 - ) experimental physicist

Thursday, June 28, 2007


Arbus, Tymoshenko, O'Keeffe

Submitted by: Mike Cade,
Diane Arbus (1923-1971), American photographer

Yulia Tymoshenko (1960-), Ukraine's first female Prime Minister

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), American artist

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Keira Knightley

Submitted by Sanja Smith:

Keira Christina Knightley (1985- ), film and television actress.


Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Submitted by: Marcelo from Brazil

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891), mystic and writer

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Wikiwomen Eye Contest

This woman and her photo appear somewhere in the Wikipedia, and she has a substantially sized entry. Can you guess who she is? I would like to offer a gift to the first person who correctly identifies her.



Submitted by: Peter A. Gersten,

Barbarella (1968- ), Queen of the Galaxy

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