The Most Inspiring Female Role Models Outside Hollywood

Given the media attention that Hollywood personalities get, it’s very natural for young girls to look up to actresses as role models. While these beautiful, confident, and successful women who are making a place for themselves in a male-dominated world are indeed apt role models, girls and young women should be encouraged to widen their horizon and learn to emulate inspiring women in the fields of science, arts, sports, literature, and politics as well. Know about the most inspiring female role models outside Hollywood!

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Birthday: 07 November 1867
Born In: Warsaw, Poland
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Famous As: First woman to win a Nobel Prize
After becoming the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, Marie Curie went on to win another Nobel Prize and became the first person to win the prestigious prize twice. She was also the first woman to work as a professor at the University of Paris.

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Birthday: 01 July 1961
Born In: Sandringham
Sun Sign: Cancer
Famous As: Member of the British Royal Family
Widely known as ‘People's Princess', Diana inspired many by working tirelessly for the benefit of mankind. From spreading awareness of conditions like HIV/AIDS, cancer, and leprosy to fighting for the ban on landmines, Diana touched the lives of many.

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Birthday: 24 July 1897
Born In: Atchison, Kansas
Sun Sign: Leo
Famous As: Aviator, Pilot
The first female pilot to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean, Amelia Earhart played a key role in the formation of ‘The Ninety-Nines: International Organization of Women Pilots'. She continues to inspire women to do things never been done before by women.

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Birthday: 25 December 1821
Born In: North Oxford, Massachusetts, U.S.
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Famous As: Nurse
Wanting to serve her country, Clara Barton provided self-taught nursing care to the wounded soldiers during the American Civil War. She founded The American Red Cross (ARC), which continues to offer services and development programs.

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Birthday: 03 April 1934
Born In: London, England
Sun Sign: Aries
Famous As: Primatologist
Jane Goodall’s 55-year study on chimpanzee behavior led to major discoveries in the field of primatology. Her passion for her work has inspired young women to pursue career in science.