Women of Distinction - Jessye Norman, Opera Singer Four-time Grammy Award-winning American opera singer. A true dramatic soprano, Norman is associated in particular with the roles of Aïda, Cassandre, Alceste, and Leonora in Fidelio.
Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886 One of America’s greatest poets Emily Dickinson lived most of her life in seclusion. Her poems were published posthumously and received widespread literary praise for their bold and unconventional style. Her poetic style left a significant legacy on 20th Century poetry.
Hawaiian royalty: Liliuokalani, original name Lydia Kamakaeha was the first and only reigning Hawaiian queen and the last Hawaiian sovereign to govern the islands, which were annexed by the United States in 1898
Mattie Silks was a gal who made a name for herself. Now, I didn’t say she made a good name for herself! She was what you might call an entrepreneur. She was also what you might call a madam! In fact, Mattie Silks was one of the most successful madams of the 19th century, and she amassed a multi-million dollar fortune and a business empire that rivaled the male moguls of her time! READ ABOUT THE REMARKABLE MATTIE SILKS IN MY BLOG TODAY, just click on the photo!
Lina Cavalieri (1874 - 1944) was an Italian opera singer known as the "world's most beautiful woman." Orphaned at the age of 15, she went to Paris where she took voice lessons, and made her opera debut in 1900. She married four times. After retiring from opera, Cavalieri ran a cosmetic salon in Paris, published a book, made motion pictures, and worked as a WWII volunteer nurse. She and her forth husband were killed during an Allied bombing raid in 1944.