Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Some Women I Love

Taking a break from the current maelstrom by taking a page from Sheila O'Malley. Her expansive post on the women she loves was marvelous. And in this rough time I want to take a moment to celebrate and revel in the women I admire, am enchanted by, who make me laugh, make me think, and make the world a more interesting place. And this is by no means a definitive list.

Alek Wek

Angela Bassett 

Angela Lansbury 

Anna Karina

Annabella Lwin

Anne Hathaway

Annie Clark 

Audrey Hepburn

Ava Gardner 

Babylon the Great 

Barbara Loden

Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Steele 

Bea Arthur

Bettie Page 

Carly Rae Jepsen

Carol Kane 

Carrie Fisher 

CCH Pounder

Christy Turlington

Cloud 9 by Olivia 

Daisy Ridley

Debbie Harry

Eartha Kitt

Elizabeth Montgomery

Elizabeth Peña

Ella Fitzgerald 

Ellen Page 

Elyse Sewell

En Vogue

Eva Green 


Faye Wong

Gina Gershon

Girl gang, 1930s. 

Gloria Swanson

Grace Jones 

Grace Park 

Isabella Rossellini 

Ivana Baquero

Jane Russell

Janelle Monáe

Jean Hagen

Jessica Chastain 

Jessica Williams

Joan Collins

From Joan Didion's The White Album

Julie Andrews 

Kate Bush 

Kathleen Byron 

Kathryn Bigelow

Keiko Kishi

Lana Del Rey 

L'Eclat by Tamara De Lempicka 

Lina Romay

Linda Hamilton

Louise Brooks 

Lupita Nyong'o

Lynda Carter 

Madeline Kahn 

Marilyn Monroe

Marisa Berenson

Marlene Clark 

Marlene Dietrich 

Marsha P. Johnson

Maya Lin 

Meg Foster 

Michelle Forbes 

Millie Bobby Brown

Mitzi Gaynor

Myrna Loy 

Nichelle Nichols

Pam Grier

Pearl Harbor factory workers practice firefighting drills during WWII.

Penelope Houston

Protester at Iran's Green Revolution demonstrations, 2009. 

Rinko Kikuchi

Rita Moreno

Rose Byrne


Sherilyn Fenn

Sigourney Weaver 

Siouxsie Sioux

Subway Angel, her story here.

From Teffi's Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea.

Terry Farrell 

The White Rose and The Red Rose by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh

Tilda Swinton

Toni Morrison

Tuesday Weld 

Victory by Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Virginia North 

Whitney Houston

Wislawa Szymborska

Women's March attendees on their way to the protests in Washington D.C., 2017.