Female Icons Folksonomy: portraiture through words

Ada Lovelace, Agnes Varda, Aletta Jacobs, Alice B Toklas, Alice in Wonderland, Amelia Earhart, Anais Nin, Angela Davis, Angelina Jolie, Anna Magnani, Annie Lennox, Annie M. G. Schmidt, Annie Sprinkle, Aretha Franklin, Audrey Hepburn, Ayn Rand, Barbie, Bette Midler, Betty Boop, Betty Page, Billie Holiday, Bjork, Bride of Frankenstein, Brigitte Bardot, Carol Leigh, Cat Power, Cate Blanchett, Clarice Lispector, Dame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst, Dawn French, Dawn McCarthy, Delia Smith, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton, Donna Haraway, Doris Lessing, Dorothy Parker, Eartha Kitt, Edie Sedgwick, Edith Cavell, Eva Braun, Evelyn Glennie, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Florence Nightingale, Frida Kahlo, George Eliot, Gertrude Stein, Girl with pearl earring, Giulietta Masina, Gloria Steinem, Grace Hopper, Grace Kelly, Grace Slick, Greta Garbo, guerilla girls, Gypsy Rose Lee, Hannah Arendt, Harriet Tubman, Hedy Lamarr, Irena Sendlerowa, Janet Leigh, Janis Joplin, Joan Jonas, Johanna Tersteege, Josephine Baker, Judith Butler, Karin Spaink, Kate Moss, Kenau Hasselaars, Kim Gordon, Lady Diana, Lara Croft, Laurie Anderson, Liz Taylor, Lotte Lenya, Louise Bourgeois, Louise Nevelson, Madonna, Mama Cass, Marcella Pattyn, Margaret Thatcher, Maria Callas, Maria Sharapova, Marie Antoinette, Marilyn Monroe, Mariza, Marlene Dietrich, Marrianne Faithfull, Martina Navratilova, Mary Evans (Fearless Nadia), Mary Poppins, Mata Hari, Miss January, Miss Universe, Miss World, Molly Brown, Mother Theresa, Nefertiti, Niki de Saint Phalle, Octavia Butler, Olive Schreiner, Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton, Pauline Oliveros, Peaches, Pink, Playboy Bunny, Princess Mononoke, Queen Elizabeth II, Romy Schneider, Rosa Luxemburg, Rosa Parks, Roseanne, Sadie Plant, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Williams, Simone de Beauvoir, Simone Signoret, Sonja Barend, Stevie Smith, Sylvia Kristel, Sylvia Plath, Tank Girl, The Statue of Liberty, The Virgin Mary, Tina Turner, Ulrike Marie Meinhof, Valerie Solanas, Valeska Gert, Venus of Milo, Vesta Tilley, Virginia Woolf, Vivienne Westwood, Wonder Woman, Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono

brains, caregiver, elegance, heroine, ideas, diva, talented, dragability, herself, far out, radical, work, visionary, activism, daring, babe, cute, ex-wife of, altruism, authority, principles, super-hero, an assumed masculinized woman, brave, mystery, naughty, ahead of her time, beautiful, a female fantasy, one of a kind, integrity, personal tragedy, happy, dandy, defiant, grounded, controversial, beauty, warm, Blow-up Dolly, good deeds, skilled, over came all, odds, radiant, lips, bold, Careless of opinion, feminism, performance, early adaptor, icon of a nation, camp, persistence, precision, writing, warrior, it-girl, altruistic, women’s rights activist, inventrix, of her time, plastic, self-possessed, author of manifestos, perspective, dominatrix, androgynism, character, masquerade, survivor, intellect, clarity, polemic, strength, exposure, wife-of, sex appeal, human rights champion, tireless, subversion and rebellion, thoroughness, phenomenal, self-reliance, passion, rolemodel, glamour, voice, presence, intelligence and beauty, practices what she preaches, charisma, classic, sexworker, creative, a male fantasy, outstanding, technical skills, strong will, intensity, guts, inventor and celebrity, grotesque, martyr, pioneer, balls, humor, psychedelic, authorship, determination, saintly, power, lover of, spirit, theories, champion, outspoken, acting, speed, wow-factor, political, fearless, disguises, wit

*all names and tags were submitted to the De Geuzen’s Female Icons site Note: Iconic doesn’t necessarily mean “good”. Plenty of bad women have become iconic.