Oprah Winfrey was molested by her uncle, cousin and a family friend in her childhood that made her run away from home.
Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and also the first person to win the Nobel Prize twice in two different sciences. She wasn’t allowed to attend college, but she managed to attend a secret university called ‘Flying University’. She dedicated her whole life figuring out radioactivity. Her remains are still highly radioactive.
Marilyn Monroe was working on a radioplane assembly line when she was photographed by David Conover, an army photographer in 1945. He saw her potential to be a model one day and was in fact right.
Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr was named the most beautiful woman in the world. In addition to this fame, she was also known for designing jam-proof torpedo for WWII and has co-patent to the technology that would later lead to developlment of WiFi, GPS, and wireless phones.
JK Rowling married her 23 year old student. However, within a year, their marriage fell apart. He forced her out of their home with their baby girl at 5 am.
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has a PhD in Quantum Chemistry.
Princess Diana was among the first people who proved to people AIDS was not passed via physical contact. She shook hands with an AIDS patient without wearing gloves on TV evoking a lot of emotion among people.
Audrey Hepburn was a ballet prodigy in her childhood. She suffered from malnutrition for 5 years during WWII and became too weak to dance. This was when she started her career in acting.
Angelina Jolie once tried to get herself killed by hiring a professional killer. She believed that her murder would not hit her family as hard as her committing suicide. The person she tried to hire asked her to wait for a month before she makes the final decision.
Natalie Portman values intelligence to a great extent as says “She’d rather be smart that a movie star”. She attended Harvard University where she studied psychology. She is also knows French, Arabic, German, Japanese, and Hebrew languages.
Sally Ride was the first American woman in space. She was also the first LGBT astronaut of NASA.
Queen Elizabeth doesn’t need a passport because all the British passports are issued in her name. All she has to say is that she is the queen.