Famous Lesbians in History: Ultimate List [2024 UPDATED]

Throughout history, there have been a number of notable queer women who have made their mark on the world. From Queen Christina of Sweden to Anne Lister, these brave individuals were not afraid to express themselves and live openly as lesbians, even when it was illegal or not talked about. Queen Christina of Sweden (1626–1689) … Read more

Cristina Kahlo: Frida’s Sister & Confidant [+Diego Rivera’s Lover]

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Cristina Kahlo (1908-1964) was the younger sister of famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, born a mere 11 months after Frida. Their parents were Guillermo Kahlo, a German-Mexican photographer, and Matilde Calderón y González, a Mexican of indigenous and Spanish descent. They also had two older sisters – Matilde and Adriana. She was very close to … Read more

Juliette Greco: She Was Imprisoned by the Gestapo And Became One of France’s Most Famous Singers

Juliette Gréco didn’t get off to a promising start. She was born as a product of rape – a fact which her mother kept reminding her of. As a child, her mother sent her and her sister, Charlotte, to live with their grandparents. Her mother took them back after her grandparents died in 1938. Juliette … Read more

Artemisia Gentileschi: The Renaissance Artist Who Sued Her Rapist… And Won

The first woman to get accepted into the Florence Academy of Art during the Renaissance was almost completely forgotten in art history. When she is mentioned, it’s usually due to a traumatic event in her past: her rape and court trial. But Artemisia Gentileschi was a trailblazing painter very much ahead of her time, and … Read more

5 Female Comedians To Watch In 2022 [& Where To Watch Them]

Nicole Byer Nicole Byer is currently all over the place – and for a good reason: she’s one of the funniest people out there, male or female. She took the things about her that most people would find tragic: being obese and single in her 30s and turned it into something that is full of … Read more

Dolores O’Riordan: The Irish Singer Behind The ‘Zombie’ Anthem

Dolores O’Riordan was an Irish singer, songwriter and musician. She was the lead vocalist for the rock band The Cranberries from 1990 until their dissolution in 2003 and again from 2009 until her death in 2018. Her first solo album, Are You Listening?, was released in 2007. Dolores O’Riordan won numerous awards throughout her career, … Read more

Carolina Maria de Jesus: She Lived In the Slums, Had An Elementary-School Education, and Wrote a Best-Seller

“And so, on May 13th, 1958, I found myself fighting against modern slavery: hunger!” So wrote Carolina Maria de Jesus in her journal, in one of São Paulo’s poorest favelas (slums).  Carolina was born to descendants of slavers, only went to school for two years, and still wrote an international best-seller.  Her journal, which was … Read more

Mary Pickford: Hollywood’s Big Star Fought Against the Studios

She was one of Hollywood’s first stars, known as America’s Sweetheart (despite being born in Canada), but she was also a savvy businesswoman. Along with Douglas Fairbanks (who would later become her husband), Charlie Chaplin, and the producer W.D Griffith, founded the only independent movie studio in Hollywood’s glamour age. Mary Pickford: Childhood Mary Pickford … Read more

Hedy Lamarr: She Was The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, and the inventor of the Bluetooth

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“My beauty was my curse, so-to-speak. It created an impenetrable shield between people and who I really was, and made people view me in only one light.” So said Hedy Lamarr, one of the most amazing women of the 20th century and the stars of Hollywood during it’s Golden Age.  Lamarr was called “the most … Read more