Born in 1927 South Carolina, Eartha Kitt became popular in Paris as a nightclub singer, then returned to the U.S. to appear in films and on Broadway. Her 1953 recording of “Santa Baby” is still a favorite today.
Following a troubled childhood, Ella Fitzgerald turned to singing and debuted at the Apollo Theater in 1934. Discovered in an amateur contest, she went on to become the top female jazz singer for decades.
At only nine years old, Lena Cardwell was singing for money to afford singing and acting lessons. Her mother recognized her talent and took her to New York, but the family ran out of money, and for a time they supported themselves by Cardwell singing on subway platforms and in Times Square.
Best Selling Author, Suze Orman hosted her own show on CNBC called The Suze Orman Show.
Rose McGowan is best known for her role as Paige on the TV series Charmed.
Lil’ Kim was born on July 11, 1975, in Brooklyn, New York. The rapper debuted as part of Biggie Smalls’s group Junior M.A.F.I.A and released her solo debut album, Hard Core, in 1996. She found success in the 1990s and 2000s with hits like “Magic Stick,” “Crush on You” and a remake of “Lady Marmalade.”
Jewel was nominated for a Grammy Award 4 times. Best known for her debut album, Pieces of You, which is still one of the best selling debut albums of all time, going platinum 15 times.
Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as JLo, is an American singer. Lopez gained her first high-profile job as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color in 1991, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993.
After her breakthrough role in the film Boys Don’t Cry, Hilary Swank has since won 2 Oscars.
Heather Mills was born on January 12, 1968, in Aldershot, Hampshire, England as Heather Anne Mills. She is an Actress and Producer, known for Get Happy (2008), Paul McCartney in Red Square (2003) and Dancing with the Stars (2005). She was previously married to Paul McCartney and Alfie Karmal.
Oscar and Emmy Award-winning Actress, Halle was the first African-American woman to win such an award in a leading role. Breaking through with Spike Lee’s film Jungle Fever, Halle has been in numerous films and TV series.
Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Actress, Debbie Reynolds is best known for her role in the film Singin’ in the Rain with Gene Kelly.
Carmen Electra is best known for her role in the TV series Baywatch and MTV’s Singled Out. But let’s not forget Playboy magazine!
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