89% of people can't name these iconic women from an image! Can you?

By: Valerie

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Throughout history, there have been women who stood out from the crowd. They have distinctive opinions, skills, research and interests that have propelled humanity forward. How many of these iconic women can you name from an image?

Mother Teresa (born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu ) felt the call of God when she was only 12 years old. She decided to become a missionary to make the world a better place, Her decision changed the lives of millions.

The remarkable singer and mother of six, Madonna recently celebrated her 59th birthday. An iconic performer and hyper-ambitious woman, she has sold more than 300 million records!

Aretha Franklin is one of the most famous American singers. But what makes her so special? First of all, 'The Queen of Soul' was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Moreover, Aretha is a multiple Grammy winner and the writer of many iconic songs, including "Respect," "Freeway of Love" and "I Say a Little Prayer."

A member of a famous acting family, Jane Fonda is a talented actress with two Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and two Emmy Award nominations. Off screen, she is also a writer, civil rights and anti-war activist, and former model.

Even though in Western Christianity she is known as a prostitute or loose woman, the canonical gospels don't support this theory. Nonetheless, Mary was an exceptional Jewish woman who traveled with Jesus as one of His devoted followers.

Brave, smart, and determined, Malala became the youngest Nobel Prize laureate in 2014. She is also the author of the bestseller, "I am Malala," a book that tells the story of how a young girl became an education activist and survived a Taliban bullet.

One of the most famous and likable members of the British royal family, Diana was always a main subject of media attention. Her wedding to Charles, Prince of Wales, was considered to be the wedding of the century. Unfortunately, she died in a car crash 16 years later, in 1997.

Michelle was a successful lawyer and writer prior to becoming the first African-American First Lady of the United States in 2009. She was also a great athlete who, as a child, loved to play the piano.

An exceptional person and national heroine of France, who inspired countless women around the world, Joan was burned as a heretic by the English . At that time, she was only 19 years old. Notably, she was the only person the Catholic church called a heretic, but later canonized as a saint!

She is not just a best-selling author, she is the creator of the Harry Potter universe - one of the most popular book and film franchises in history. Rowling, who wrote her first Potter ideas on a napkin, later shared that she saw the little wizard in a dream while riding a train. The author wrote the entire first book, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," on an old typewriter, accompanied by her baby daughter.

A famous journalist, a pioneer in her field, Elizabeth is mostly famous for her mind-blowing around the world trip in only 72 days, inspired by Jules Verne's book. An unusual woman in many ways, Elizabeth also faked insanity to study a mental institution in New York from within and later wrote about conditions in the asylum and the treatment of its inmates.

This amazing woman played an important role in the history France in the 16th century. Most importantly, she is partially responsible for starting the French Wars of Religion. However, many historians agree that it was just an accident, and also the result of the political climate in France at that time.

A talented singer and a lifelong art enthusiast, Beyonce started to perform early - as a child, she won many singing and dancing competitions. She always knew she was going to be a star, and even charged her parents' friends $5 each to hear her sing.

Also known as the Virgin Queen and Good Queen Bess, childless Elizabeth I was the last monarch of the House of Tudor. Nevertheless, she was a powerful and influential ruler who made her country a major European power in politics, art, literature, and commerce in the 16th century.

American journalist famous for countless TV interviews of world-renowned figures, Barbara has probably interviewed more people than any other journalist in history. The 11-year host of "The Today Show," also appeared on various TV programs, including "The View," "20/20," and "The ABC Evening News."

Russia's longest-ruling female leader (her reign lasted for 34 years), Catherine II was one of history's most unlikely rulers ever. She achieved a lot as Empress of Russia, but most of her achievements have been overshadowed by her scandalous personal life.

The famous entertainer and host of the super-popular, award-winning talk show, Oprah is the first black woman billionaire in the U.S. She is also considered by many to be the most influential woman in the entire world.

Tina is a Grammy-winning singer, writer, actress, and songwriter. This incredible woman rose to fame in the '60s and overcame abuse, poverty, and racism to become the person she is today.

Author of classic books such as "Pride and Prejudice," "Emma," and "Sense and Sensibility," Jane Austen was a unique figure of her era. She interpreted, criticized, and recorded British life with all its flaws and pleasures at the end of the 18th century.

This amazing woman not only revolutionized American cuisine, she made cooking fun and became an endless source of inspiration for thousands of American women in the 20th century. She is the author of the bestselling book, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," and appeared in a few popular TV programs, the most notable of which is "The French Chef." In 1995, she started The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, which still helps thousands of students through grants made to other non-profit organizations.

Madeleine is unique in many ways. She is a famous American politician, government official, diplomat, and the first woman to serve as United States Secretary of State.

Sojourner Truth is the self-given name of Isabella Baumfree, a brave African-American women's rights activist, who was born into slavery but managed to change her life, as well as the lives of millions of other women.

The woman who defeated Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes" - Billie Jean King showed the entire world what a woman is capable of. One of the first openly gay athletes, she pushed the barriers of professional sports and fought for equal prize money for men and women.

Angelina's fame rose after playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" movies, as well as starring in "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," where she met her husband, Brad Pitt. Even though she never had any intention of ruining his marriage to Jennifer Aniston, Angelina and Brad fell in love. They have six children but are considering divorce.

An American abolitionist and author of the classic novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," Harriet Beecher Stowe fought her entire life to end slavery in the United States. Her book, which became influential in the United States and Great Britain, inspired the global anti-slavery movement.

The iconic star of Hollywood's Golden Age, Audrey Hepburn was a great actress, model, and humanitarian. She studied to become a ballerina, but because of her malnutrition during the war, she had to drop her career as a professional ballerina and became an actress.

The Queen of Country Music has 41 career Top 10 country albums, which is a record for any artist! Fun fact: In 1996, scientists named the world’s first cloned mammal, a sheep, after Dolly. The animal was derived from a mammary gland cell, and scientists decided that nobody has a more impressive pair of mammary glands than Dolly Parton.

Queen Victoria had the second-longest reign of any other British monarch. She may seem to be grim and forbidden, but Victoria was a great leader (from 1837 to 1901) and influential woman, well-known all around the world.

Young and innocent Anne Frank became one of the most discussed and well-known Jewish victims of the Holocaust. She wrote "The Diary of a Young Girl," where she documented her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is an Olympic legend and record-breaking gold medalist. The retired American track and field athlete is considered to be one of the greatest female athletes of the 20th century.

Florence Nightingale, the pioneer of public health, is widely considered to be the founder of modern nursing. She is also known as the "Lady with the Lamp," because she spent many nights caring for her patients.

Marilyn Monroe is the sex symbol of the '50s, or perhaps the entire 20th century. Famous for her comedic roles, beauty, and signature breathy voice, she overcame a troubled childhood to become one of the most recognizable models and actresses.

She won over 30 Grand Slam titles. She has several Olympic gold medals. She is Serena Williams (also known as the Queen of the Court) and she is a a worldwide sensation, especially in the world of professional tennis.

One of the most influential social activists, Susan B. Anthony devoted her entire life to the women's suffrage movement. She tirelessly fought for a woman's right to vote. Her hard work eventually paid off - it paved the way for the Nineteenth Amendment (1920) to the U.S. Constitution.

The first-ever female British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher is well-known as the “Iron Lady." Before her successful political career, she went to Oxford and graduated in 1947 with a chemistry degree.

Amelia Earhart is the most famous aviatrix of all time, prominent writer, and also the first woman ever to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Growing up, she was not a typical girl. While all the other girls played with dolls, she preferred climbing trees and shooting rocks.

Emily Dickinson was a talented, but unhappy woman her entire life. A reclusive, lonely poet, who never saw success while alive, she was secretly writing her letters and poems. They were later discovered by her sister and published only after Emily's death.

The legendary Billie Holiday (her real name is Eleanora Fagan, while many of her friends called her "Lady Day") is one of the best jazz singers of all time -- with a unique, unforgettable voice. She battled addiction, racial prejudice, and abuse her entire life.

Judy Blume is an author of children's and YA (young adult) fiction books, a talented illustrator, and simply a strong woman who always fought for intellectual freedom. She wrote a series of popular books for kids and young adults, such as Blubber (1974) and Forever... (1975), as well as a few novels for adults - Wifey (1978) and In the Unlikely Event (2015).

Marie Curie was a determined female scientist and nuclear physicist who, inspired by the 1896 discovery of radioactivity by Henri Becquerel , decided to further investigate the phenomenon.

Queen Elizabeth II has been the Queen of England since February 6, 1952. She has ruled for more than 60 years, becoming one of the most recognizable and respected figures across the globe.

In 2017, despite her popularity, Hillary Clinton lost U.S. Presidential election to her Republican opponent, Donald Trump. She was the first female to be nominated as a presidential candidate by a major U.S. political party.

Helen Keller lost her sight and hearing when she was only 19 months old. Nevertheless, it didn't stop her from becoming the first deaf-blind person ever to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree and later Master's degree as well.

Rosa Parks is more than just a woman who refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus. Her brave decision helped initiate the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, making her a famous symbol of dignity, independence, freedom, and strength.

Cher is the writer of various pop and dance hits that won countless awards. The singer began her career as half of Sonny and Cher in the '60s. But she is not only an internationally-known performer. In 1988, she also won an Oscar for her role in "Moonstruck."

Everybody knows this amazing woman - a French fashion designer and businesswoman, who gave the world trendy suits for women, unique perfumes, and little black dresses that are still popular.

Joan was a famous TV personality and comedian known for "Fashion Police" (2002), "The Joan Rivers Show" (1989) and "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962). In 2014, she died of complications after undergoing a medical procedure.

Before her marriage, Eleanor Roosevelt was active in the social reform movement of the Progressive Era. Inspired by her influential uncle, Theodore Roosevelt, Eleanor was always determined change the world.

A leading Hollywood lady, Katharine was always known for her unique personality and independence. Her on-screen career lasted for almost 60 years.

Cleopatra was a unique woman in many ways - she was not only a ruler of ancient Egypt for almost three decades, she was also an extremely smart, wise leader who could speak seven languages. Her countless talents and wisdom made her one of the most powerful women in the history. She also bonded with two of ancient Rome's powerful leaders, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Her son, Caesarion, was the legal heir of Julius Caesar.

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