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Hedy Lamarr – actress and inventor

Hedy Lamarr - actress and inventor

Hedy Lamarr – actress and inventor

Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian and then American film actress popular in 1930-1940 and inventor. She was frequently called the most beautiful woman in motion pictures.
Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler was born on November 9, 1914 in Vienna. She was the only child into the family of Gertrude and Emil Kiesler. Her father was a director of the Bank of Vienna and her mother was a pianist. She grew up in luxury and received an excellent education. Since childhood, she studied music and ballet, was fond of theater and other arts.
At the age of 16 Hedwig left her house, entered drama school, and began to act in films. She made her debut in the German film The Girl in the night club (1930). In the late 1920s Max Reinhardt invited her to Berlin.
Ecstasy (1933), a Czech-Austrian film by Gustav Mahata, brought her world fame. Her nude bathing in a forest lake is innocently enough according the standards of the XXI century, but in 1933 it caused a storm of emotions. The film was banned in several countries and released in rent in a few years with the censor cuts. In the same year she married manufacturer of weapons, Austrian millionaire Fritz Mandl. He was so insanely jealous that he tried to buy up every copy of Ecstasy.
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Melania Trump – beautiful model and First Lady

Melania Trump – beautiful model and First Lady

Melania Trump – beautiful model and First Lady

Melania Trump is a Slovenian fashion model, watches and jewelry designer. She is wife of the 45th president of the United States of America Donald Trump.
Melania Knavs was born on April 26, 1970 in Sevnica, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Her father, Victor Knavs comes from the nearest town, Radeche and her mother Amalia from the village near Sevnica, on the outskirts of the Sevnica castle. Her father sold second-hand cars and her mother worked in a textile factory.
Melania entered Ljubljana University (architecture and design) but quit education after the first year. One day she met photographer Stane Jerko and her life radically changed. She moved to Milan. The girl began her modeling career at the age of 16 and performed in shows in Milan and Paris.
Working for Allure magazine, in 1999, she met Donald Trump. Later Melania became a professional model and began performing in New York.
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Dora Maar – weeping woman

Dora Maar - weeping woman

Dora Maar – weeping woman

Dora Maar was a French artist and photographer. She was a successful commercial photographer and held a prominent place in the Parisian bohemian circles as a surrealist photographer, artist and poet.
The epithet “Picasso’s weeping woman” pursued Dora until the end of her days. Biographers compared him with the sun and her with the meteor which was too close to the giant star. They were focused not on her talent but on her nervous breakdown after parting with Pablo.
Henriette Theodora Marković (her real name) was born on November 22, 1907 in Tours. Her father was an architect of Croatian origin and her mother was a French woman. When Henriette was three years old, the family moved to Buenos Aires. In the capital of Argentina her father built several buildings, including Austro-Hungarian Embassy, for which he later received Emperor Franz Joseph award.
In 1920 the girl arrived in Paris, where she studied painting, then photography. She photographed vagabonds and passers-by in the streets of London, Paris and Barcelona and was actively involved in public life.
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Amelia Mary Earhart – woman pilot

Amelia Mary Earhart – woman pilot

Amelia Mary Earhart – woman pilot

Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviator. She is world’s best-known woman pilot. She was the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean.
Amelia Mary Earhart Putnam was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. Until she was 12 she lived with her wealthy maternal grandparents in Atcheson, Kansas.
In 1909 Amelia and her younger sister, Muriel, went to Des Moines, Iowa to live with their parents. In 1914 her mother took the girl and moved to Chicago, where Amelia graduated from Hyde Park School the following year.
Amelia was a volunteer nurse in a hospital for veterans in Toronto where she worked until 1918.
In the winter of 1920 Earhart saw her first air show and took her first airplane ride. She took lessons at Bert Kinner’s airfield. On December 15, 1921 she received her license from the National Aeronautics Association (NAA).
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Heidi Klum – catwalk queen

Heidi Klum - catwalk queen

Heidi Klum – catwalk queen

Heidi Klum is a German supermodel, actress and TV presenter.
Heidi Klum was born on June 1, 1973 in Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Since the late 1990s, Heidi is one of the most famous models in the world. Her career began in 1992 when she won the grand prize in the Thomas Gottschalk’s Late-Night-Show. 18-year-old schoolgirl won the competition with 25 thousands of competitors, and as a prize she signed a contract with a modeling agency for 300 000 dollars. After high school, she refused to study fashion design in Düsseldorf and began her modeling career instead. Since 1993 Klum has been living in the United States.
World fame came to Klum in 1998, when her photo in a swimsuit was published on the cover of US magazine Sports Illustrated. In addition, Klum was one of the Victoria’s Secret’s leading models, one of the “angels”. She also was on the cover of popular Vogue and ELLE magazines. However, Klum had never belonged to a group of models who were on the podium during the big shows in Paris, Milan or New York.
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Carmen Dell’Orefice – great model

Carmen Dell'Orefice – great model

Carmen Dell’Orefice – great model

Carmen Dell’Orefice is a successful American model. She is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the podium model with the longest career, actress, author of the book Staying Beautiful: Beauty Secrets and Attitudes from My Forty Years As a Model, Doctor of Arts.
Carmen was born on June 3, 1931 in New York. She was born into a poor family of a violinist and a ballerina. Her father was an Italian and her mother was a Hungarian. Shortly after the birth of the daughter her parents divorced, and Carmen stayed with her mother. The mother wanted her daughter to continue her career, so the baby was involved in ballet. Carmen said she was always the ugly duckling. She was very high and skinny, and had braces on her teeth. Carmen dreamed of a ballerina’s career. Carmen attended classes of Russian choreographer Vyacheslav Svoboda who was familiar with her parents and agreed to teach her for free. However, rheumatism changed the fate of the girl.
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Victoria Kaiulani – Hawaiian princess

Victoria Kaiulani – Hawaiian princess

Victoria Kaiulani – Hawaiian princess


Victoria Kaiulani was heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii. She was a princess because her uncle, King Kalakaua, did not have children. Kaiulani became known throughout the world for her intelligence, beauty and determination.
Victoria was born on October 16, 1875 in Hawaii. Her childhood was like a fairy tale. She played with giant turtles and fed beautiful birds, rode a white horse and went surfing and swimming. When the girl was 11 years old her mother died.
At the age of 14 Kaiulani went to England to study. The girl was afraid to leave her home, but she had to learn the world around her. It was a long and difficult journey. She went to a private girls’ school in England.
For many years, other countries wanted to control the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii was a perfect place for ports and military bases. When Kaiulani left Hawaii, a group of American businessmen wanted her country to be under American control. Many of them were the sons of religious missionaries, who had gone to the islands in the 1800s to teach Hawaiians about Christianity. Over the years their families had become rich and powerful and controlled the government and all the important businesses.
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