A few years back, I came across a list published by a website that does nothing but publish lists. The list was titled: “10 Iconic Actresses Who Tragically Ended Their Lives”.
Iconic? Per Merriam-Webster, the word “iconic” means:
* widely recognized and well-established like an iconic brand name; or
* widely known and acknowledged especially for distinctive excellence like an iconic writer.
Or perhaps an iconic actress?
The actress example wasn’t included in the dictionary definition.
I scanned through the list, realized there was only one “iconic” person that I recognized. An actress named “Capucine”. One seldom forgets celebrities who are known by only one name.
The list was very disappointing. But it inspired me to have a go at creating my own list of iconic female celebrities. It was not necessary, however, for them to have committed suicide. They just needed to meet the criteria specified by the Merriam-Webster definition of an icon.
The celebrities on my list are American. The list is biased and shows partiality, I know. But I know them! Most of them are women who had a positive impact on my childhood, teenage and young adult developmental years.
1. Shirley Temple
2. Audrey Hepburn
3. Hillary Clinton
4. Jackie Kennedy
5. Dorothy Dandridge
6. Sophia Loren
7. Katherine Hepburn
8. Ella Fitzgerald
9. Lucille Ball
10. Ingrid Bergman
This is my list of iconic female celebs. Agree or Disagree.
Ever made your own list?
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