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Serena Williams
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All-Time)
Serena Williams
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Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States

With 39 Grand Slam titles and four Olympic gold medals, Serena Williams is clearly amongst the greatest female tennis players in the history. With 23 Grand Slam singles win, she is just a win away from equalling Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slam titles. She has bagged the top spot in WTA’s world ranking numerous times.

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Ronda Rousey
(First American Female to Earn an Olympic Medal in Judo)
Ronda Rousey
30
Birthdate: February 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States

A professional WWE wrestler, Ronda Rousey was the first UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion and also the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Earlier, she became the first US woman to win an Olympic medal in judo. Amongst the greatest female MMA fighter, Ronda has also appeared in films like The Expendables 3 and Furious 7.

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Simone Biles
(Most Decorated Gymnast of All Time)
Simone Biles
46
Birthdate: March 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Simone Biles is an artistic gymnast. Having won a combined total of 30 World Championship and Olympic medals, Biles is the world's third-most decorated gymnast and the most decorated in America. Regarded as the greatest gymnast of all time by some, Simone Biles continues to inspire several aspiring gymnasts around the world, especially gymnasts from the black community.

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Venus Williams
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Venus Williams
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Birthdate: June 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States

Regarded as one of the greatest women's tennis players of all time, Venus Williams is credited with introducing never seen before power and athleticism to women's tennis along with her sister Serena. She is also credited with changing the long-standing practice of paying male tennis players more than their female counterparts as she won the fight for equal prize money.

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Naomi Osaka
(The First Asian Player to Hold the Top Ranking in Tennis Singles)
Naomi Osaka
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Birthdate: October 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka made history by being the first player of Asian origin to hold the world number one rank in singles. Osaka made headlines when in 2021, she withdrew from the French Open after refusing to be part of a press conference to protect her mental health.

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Sasha Banks
(Professional Wrestler and First Women to Compete in a 'Hell in a Cell' Match)
Sasha Banks
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Birthdate: January 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fairfield, California, United States

One of the most popular female WWE wrestlers of the current generation, Sasha Banks was named the top black wrestler in a list titled BW 500 in 2020. A celebrated wrestler, she was involved in the first Iron Woman match, first women's WWE pay-per-view event, and first women's Hell in a Cell match.

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Lindsey Vonn
(One of the Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time)
Lindsey Vonn
5
Birthdate: October 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Lindsey Vonn became the first American woman Olympic gold-medalist in downhill skiing, with her win at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She is one of five women with a World Cup race win in all alpine skiing categories. The 2010 Laureus Sportswoman of the Year is also the second-highest-ranked skier ever.
 8 
Holly Holm
(American Mixed Martial Artist and One of the Best Female Professional Boxers of All Time)
Holly Holm
5
Birthdate: October 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Holly Holm is a mixed martial artist. A former world champion in boxing, Holm currently competes in the UFC and holds the distinction of being the first fighter to hold a UFC title and a world boxing title. Her win against Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 is regarded as one of the biggest upsets in the history of combat sports.

 9 
Katie Ledecky
(One of the Greatest Female Swimmers of All Time)
Katie Ledecky
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Birthdate: March 17, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Seven-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky has also won 15 world championship gold medals, creating a record. At 15, she was the youngest American Olympic swimming team member at the 2012 London Olympics. The 6-foot-tall athlete is also a Stanford graduate and was the youngest Time 100 member in 2016.

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Sue Bird
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players in WNBA History)
Sue Bird
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Birthdate: October 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Syosset, New York, United States
Sue Bird has won four WNBA championships with the Seattle Storm, four Olympic gold medals, two NCAA Championships with UConn, and four FIBA World Cups, thus becoming one of 11 women to win all four honors. Sue was voted one of the Top 15 Players of All Time by WNBA.
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Chris Evert
(Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Chris Evert
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Birthdate: December 21, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Former number 1 tennis player Chris Evert secured 18 Grand Slam singles wins. She won 157 singles and 32 doubles titles, and served as the WTA president for 11 years. The Philippe Chatrier awardee has also served as a coach and an ESPN analyst, and owns an activewear line.
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Mickie James
(Professional Wrestler)
Mickie James
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Birthdate: August 31, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Wrestler Mickie James, who is associated with WWE’s Raw brand, was initially known in the wrestling circuit as Alexis Laree. She has worked for NWA: TNA and was part of the stable The Gathering. The five-time WWE Women's Champion has also released several hit country tracks, such as Shooting Blanks.
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Beth Phoenix
(American Professional Wrestler)
Beth Phoenix
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Birthdate: November 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Shawn Johnson
(American Former Artistic Gymnast and Olympic Gold Medallist)
Shawn Johnson
10
Birthdate: January 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Shawn Johnson is a former artistic gymnast who won the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medal. She is a five-time Pan American Games gold medalist and a three-time U.S. all-around champion as well. She retired from gymnastics in  2012. She was the winner of season eight of the dance competition show Dancing with the Stars.  

 15 
Mikaela Shiffrin
(American Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Alpine Skier)
Mikaela Shiffrin
5
Birthdate: March 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vail, Colorado, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Allyson Felix
(Retired American Track and Field Athlete Who Competed in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 Meters)
Allyson Felix
5
Birthdate: November 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

The most-decorated track and field athlete, Allyson Felix, once bullied for having skinny legs, now has a record 9 Olympic medals, including 6 gold medals. Named to Time 100 in 2020, she is also part of the board of Right to Play, which caters to children in underdeveloped countries.

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Mia Hamm
(American Former Professional Soccer Player and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
Mia Hamm
4
Birthdate: March 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Selma, Alabama, United States
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McKayla Maroney
(Retired American Artistic Gymnast)
McKayla Maroney
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Birthdate: December 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aliso Viejo, California, United States
Former U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney soared to fame after winning the gold medal and an individual silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. A picture of her "not impressed" expression went viral as an internet meme. She was one of the gymnasts who accused doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.
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Gabby Douglas
(Artistic Gymnast and 1st African American to Become the Olympic Individual All-Around Champion)
Gabby Douglas
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Birthdate: December 31, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia, United States

Retired artistic gymnast Gabby Douglas became an all-around Olympic champion in 2012, becoming the first African-American to achieve the feat. She is also the first American to win gold in both the individual and team competitions at the same Olympic event. She inspired the biopic The Gabby Douglas Story.

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Laurie Hernandez
(American Artistic Gymnast and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Laurie Hernandez
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Birthdate: June 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Old Bridge Township, New Jersey, United States

Born to Puerto Rican-American parents, Laurie Hernandez was homeschooled since third grade and began training in gymnastics at age 5. At 16, she was the youngest of the Final Five that won a team gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Her wide smile has earned her the nickname The Human Emoji.

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Lita
(American Professional Wrestler who is Regarded as an Icon of the Attitude Era)
Lita
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Birthdate: April 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

 Amy Dumas (Lita) is an animal welfare activist, singer, and retired professional wrestler. Beginning her career as a wrestler, she was a full-time wrestler with WWE for a few years. After her retirement, she embarked on her second career as a singer and founded the punk rock band, The Luchagors. She is a dedicated animal lover as well.

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Michelle McCool
(Retired Professional Wrestler)
Michelle McCool
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Birthdate: January 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palatka, Florida, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Elena Delle Donne
(Basketball player)
Elena Delle Donne
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Birthdate: September 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Abby Wambach
(American Retired Soccer Player and Coach)
Abby Wambach
5
Birthdate: June 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States

Retired soccer player Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She is a FIFA Women's World Cup champion as well and a six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award. She retired in 2015 and was listed in that year’s Time 100 list as one of the most influential people in the world.

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Claressa Shields
(Mixed Martial Artist and the Only Boxer in History to Hold the ‘WBA’, ‘WBC’, ‘IBF’, and ‘WBO’ Titles)
Claressa Shields
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Birthdate: March 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States

Boxer and mixed martial artist, Claressa Shields, reigned as the undisputed female middleweight champion from 2019 to 2020. She has previously held multiple WBA, WBC, and IBF female middleweight titles. She is also the first American boxer to win consecutive Olympic medals. She was named the Female Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2018.

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Maya Moore
(Basketball player)
Maya Moore
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Birthdate: June 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Wilma Rudolph
(The First American Woman to Win Three Gold Medals in a Single Olympic Games)
Wilma Rudolph
5
Birthdate: June 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Died: November 12, 1994

Sprinter Wilma Rudolph made history by becoming the first American female athlete to win three track and field gold medals in a single Olympic game. As a child, she needed orthopedic shoes to help her walk. The sports icon lost her life to cancer but was immortalized through books and movies.

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Danica Patrick
(The Most Successful Woman in the History of American Open-Wheel Car Racing)
Danica Patrick
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Birthdate: March 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beloit, Wisconsin, United States
Danica Patrick, the first female driver to clinch an IndyCar series win, became the Rookie of the Year at the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the 2005 IndyCar Series and later joined stock-car racing with the NASCAR Nationwide Series. She owns a wine brand and an athleisure line, and supports DRIVE4COPD.
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Nastia Liukin
(American Former Artistic Gymnast and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Nastia Liukin
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Birthdate: October 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Nastia Liukin made headlines with her 5-medal haul at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Born to an Olympic medalist gymnast father and a world champion gymnast mother, she was destined to make a career in the sport. She is now part of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

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Florence Griffith Joyner
(Former Sprinter Who Won Gold Medal in 1988 Olympics)
Florence Griffith Joyner
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Birthdate: December 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 21, 1998

Legendary American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner is still regarded as the fastest woman in the world. Her world records in both the 100m and 200m categories have still not been broken. The three-time Olympic gold medal winner was also known for her six-inch nails and her unconventional outfits.

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Lisa Leslie
(Basketball player)
Lisa Leslie
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Birthdate: July 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Mary Lou Retton
(American Retired Gymnast and Olympic Gold Medallist)
Mary Lou Retton
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Birthdate: January 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fairmont, West Virginia, United States

Retired gymnast Mary Lou Retton, known for her trademark, The Retton Flip, made history by becoming the first American female gymnast to win an individual Olympic gold medal and was the first gymnast named to the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. She later became a motivational speaker.

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Kyla Ross
(American Former Artistic Gymnast and Coach)
Kyla Ross
5
Birthdate: October 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

The youngest member of the US artistic gymnastics team at the 2012 London Olympics, Kyla Ross won the team gold at the event, and became the first female gymnast to win the Olympic, the World, and the NCAA championships. Now a youth gymnastics coach, she has also launched her own line of leotards.

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Lexi Thompson
(American Professional Golfer)
Lexi Thompson
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Birthdate: February 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coral Springs, Florida, United States

Lexi Thompson is a golfer who became the youngest winner of an LPGA tournament when she won the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in 2011. In 2011, she won the Dubai Ladies Masters, becoming the second-youngest champion of a Ladies European Tour. In 2014, she became the second-youngest female golfer to win a major when she captured the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

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Jennie Finch
(Softball Player)
Jennie Finch
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Birthdate: September 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Mirada, California, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Breanna Stewart
(Basketball player)
Breanna Stewart
5
Birthdate: August 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Billie Jean King
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Billie Jean King
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Birthdate: November 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Tennis legend Billie Jean King has won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles titles and 16 doubles titles. The former world no. 1 beat Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes" match in 1973. She also founded the Women's Tennis Association and the Women's Sports Foundation.
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Gabrielle Reece
(American Professional Volleyball Player)
Gabrielle Reece
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Birthdate: January 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: La Jolla, California, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Marion Jones
(American Former World Champion Track and Field Athlete and Former Professional Basketball Player)
Marion Jones
6
Birthdate: October 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Marion Jones became the first female athlete to win five track and field medals in a single Olympic game. She was, however, stripped of all her Olympic medals after she admitted to using steroids. She also spent 6 months in jail for being involved in a check-fraud case.

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Alicia Sacramone
(Former American Artistic Gymnast)
Alicia Sacramone
9
Birthdate: December 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Alicia Sacramone is a retired artistic gymnast who won a silver medal with the United States team at the 2008 Summer Olympics. With a total of 11 Olympic and World Championship medals, she is one of the most decorated U.S. female gymnasts. She is also a spokeswoman for a fitness company and has appeared in a few commercials. 

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Nikki Bella
(American Professional Wrestler)
Nikki Bella
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Birthdate: November 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

Retired professional wrestler, Nikki Bella, is a two time WWE Divas Champion whose second win lasted for a record time. Earlier, along with her twin sister, she formed a popular tag team and entered the WWE. The sisters have also appeared in reality television show Total Divas and Total Bellas, launched their own YouTube channel, Podcast and ventured into business.

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Alexa Bliss
(Professional Wrestler: Two-time SmackDown Women's Champion)
Alexa Bliss
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Birthdate: August 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
WWE wrestler Alexa Bliss began her career with the Arnold Classic professional bodybuilding event. She later became the first woman to earn the SmackDown Women's Championship title twice. She is also the first woman to win both the Raw and SmackDown Women's titles and the second Women's Triple Crown Champion.
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Dominique Dawes
(American Retired Artistic Gymnast and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Dominique Dawes
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Birthdate: November 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Known as Awesome Dawesome, Dominique Dawes is a retired star gymnast from the U.S. who was part of the gold-winning team at the Atlanta Olympics. She also became the first African-American to earn an individual Olympic medal, with her bronze. She is also part of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

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Charlotte Flair
(Professional Wrestler and First Woman to Headline a WWE Pay-Per-View Event)
Charlotte Flair
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Birthdate: April 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Charlotte Flair, daughter of wrestler Ric Flair, is also known as “Nature Girl.” Apart from winning the 2014 NXT Women's Championship, she has also won the Raw Women's Championship four times and the SmackDown Women's Championship five times. She was also the first lady to headline a WWE pay-per-view event.
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Aly Raisman
(Former American Artistic Gymnast and Winner of Three Olympic Gold Medals)
Aly Raisman
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Birthdate: May 25, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Needham, Massachusetts, United States
With six Olympic medals, including gold medals won at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics, gymnast Aly Raisman is the second-most-decorated Olympic gymnast in the U.S. She was one of many who accused Olympic team physician Larry Nassar of sexual abuse, leading to his conviction.
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Alex Morgan
(American Professional Soccer Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Alex Morgan
11
Birthdate: July 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Dimas, California, United States

Alex Morgan is an American soccer player who helped her national team win the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cups. Thanks to her popularity, Morgan has appeared in several magazines and TV shows. Her numerous endorsement deals have made her one of the highest-paid American sportswomen. In 2019, she was named in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People list.

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AJ Lee
(Retired Professional Wrestler and Executive Producer for WOW – Women of Wrestling)
AJ Lee
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Birthdate: March 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Union City, New Jersey, United States
April Jeanette Mendez, better known by her ring name AJ Lee, is best known for her stint with WWE. She is a three-time Divas champion and won the Slammy Award for Diva of the Year twice. She has also written a bestselling memoir and is also quite popular on Instagram.
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Laila Ali
(One of the Greatest Female Boxers of All Time)
Laila Ali
3
Birthdate: December 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, United States

Laila Ali is an American former professional boxer. The daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, Laila Ali competed from 1999 to 2007, during which she remained undefeated. She is also credited with saving wrestling legend Hulk Hogan's life by calling him when he was suicidal and depressed. After retiring from professional boxing, Laila Ali became a television personality.

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Kathrine Switzer
(American Marathon Runner and Author)
Kathrine Switzer
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Birthdate: January 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Amberg, Germany

Kathrine Switzer was a 20-year-old Syracuse University student when she registered for the Boston Marathon in 1967. Though women were practically barred from competing, she competed as KV Switzer, avoiding mentioning her gender. Attacked at the event, she made history and became a champion for women’s rights.

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Bayley
(Professional Wrestler and the Longest Reigning SmackDown Women’s Champion)
Bayley
11
Birthdate: June 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, California, United States

Bayley is an American professional wrestler. Currently, she is one of the most important female members of WWE. She has won several WWE championship titles, such as Raw Women's Championship and SmackDown Women's Championship. Renowned for her tag team partnership with Sasha Banks, Bayley has also won the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship along with Banks.