One of the most popular Spanish-American actors of all time, Antonio Banderas has made a name for himself in Hollywood. Apart from being a successful actor, he is also an accomplished businessman. A perfume industry veteran, Antonio Banderas has been working with the fragrance and beauty company Puig for several years and is the brand's most popular representative.
Starting out as a child model, Angie Harmon won a modeling contest organized by Seventeen magazine when she was 15. After winning a Spectrum Model Search contest, she pursued a modeling career. She then became an actress and gained international recognition for her performance in series like Baywatch Nights and Law & Order. She also practices taekwondo and boxing.
The 31st president of the United States, Herbert Hoover, was sworn into the office in 1929, the year the Great Depression struck the American economy. Earlier, Hoover was a successful mining engineer and had earned a reputation of a humanitarian who fed numerous Europeans during and after WWI. His policies during the depression, though, could not provide relief to people.
Best known for his role in the NBC crime drama series The Blacklist, actor Ryan Eggold began his career as a stage actor. Developing an early interest in acting, he studied theater arts at the University of Southern California before making his professional debut. Besides acting, he also writes music and plays guitar and piano for the band Eleanor Avenue.
Australian actor Brenton Thwaites is best known for his appearance in the soap opera Home and Away. Even though his initial plans involved becoming a policeman or a firefighter, destiny had other plans for him. He started acting in plays as a teenager and moved to TV shows. He has since migrated to US where his career continues to thrive.
Lucas Till is an American actor best known for playing Havok in the X-Men movie series. He is also known for his portrayal of Angus MacGyver in the popular action-adventure television series MacGyver, for which he has received a couple of nominations at the Teen Choice Awards. Also a producer, Lucas Till has co-produced films like All Superheroes Must Die.
Portuguese footballer Bernardo Silva, who began his career with Benfica and then moved on to AS Monaco, now represents Manchester City as an attacking midfielder, or winger. Best known for his dribbling skills, he has won 4 Premier League titles with Manchester City and a UEFA Nations League with Portugal.
Brigette Lundy-Paine is one of the few American actors who are genderqueer; they came out as non-binary in 2019, preferring to be addressed by they/them pronouns. Apart from being an actor, Brigette Lundy-Paine also co-founded an art publication called Waif Magazine and a vocal band called Subtle Pride.
Devon Aoki is an American fashion model and actress. At the age of 16, she became the face of Versace, replacing Naomi Campbell. Over the years, Aoki has been featured in advertising campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Hugo Boss, L'Oreal, and Chanel among many other well-known brands and is widely regarded as an icon of the fashion industry.
One of the most successful footballers from Ireland, Roy Keane became one of the stars of Manchester United. A talented midfielder, he has helped the team win multiple FA Cups and Premier League championships. Post-retirement, he has also managed teams such as Sunderland and Ipswich Town.
Don Swayze is an American actor known for his work in popular films and TV series. Over the years, he has also appeared in several stage shows. Don Swayze is also an avid skydiver and cyclist. He races cross country mountain bikes during his free time. He is also credited with establishing Swayze Ranch, an animal therapy ranch in California.
English gardening expert and television presenter Charlie Dimmock gained fame as a member of the team on Ground Force, a gardening makeover program. A gardening enthusiast from a young age, she studied horticulture in college. Besides hosting TV shows on gardening, she has also written many books on the subject. She is involved in many charitable ventures.
Norma Shearer was a Canadian-American actress who often played sexually liberated ingénues in films. Shearer is often revered as a feminist pioneer as she played bold characters that challenged the norm of the society during the 1930s. In 2008, she was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.
Anwar Ibrahim is a Malaysian politician who has served as Leader of the Opposition twice. Interested in politics from an early age, he joined the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) as a young man. He rose through the ranks to become the finance minister and the deputy prime minister. He is a controversial figure and has been jailed for sodomy.
Javier Zanetti is an Argentine retired professional football player. He is best known for his contribution to Inter Milan's successful 2009–10 season, during which the club achieved a treble. Counted among the greatest players of his generation, Javier Zanetti also helped his national football team win a silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Basketball player Andre Drummond currently plays for the NBA team Cleveland Cavaliers. He has competed for the Detroit Pistons earlier. He is a two-time NBA All-Star and a four-time NBA rebounding leader. He was also part of the gold-medal-winning U.S. team at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Josh Gates is an American television producer and presenter who specializes in hosting and executive producing paranormal reality television series like Destination Truth, Ghost Hunters, and Stranded. Josh Gates also has his own production company named Ping Pong Productions which he uses to produce such television shows as Ghost Nation.
Andrew Sullivan is a British-American blogger, editor, and author. A political commentator, Sullivan has contributed immensely to several publications like The New Republic, where he was an editor. From 2016 to 2020, he also worked for New York magazine, where he was a writer-at-large. In 1996, Andrew Sullivan’s book Virtually Normal won the Mencken Award under Best Book category.
Juan Manuel Santos is a Colombian politician who served as the 32nd president of Colombia. He is credited with co-founding the Social Party of National Unity, which he led to prominence. For his efforts to put an end to Colombia's more than 50-year-long civil war, Santos was honored with the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.
V. V. Giri served as the fourth president of India and was in the office from 1969 to 1974. For his immense contributions to the development of public affairs, V. V. Giri was honored with the Bharat Ratna. However, his presidency is often criticized as he was considered a rubber stamp president who subordinated himself to the prime minister.
Anna Julia Cooper was an American author, sociologist, educator, Black liberation activist, and speaker. She was one of the most important African-American scholars in US history. In 1924, Anna Julia Cooper earned her PhD from the University of Paris, becoming only the fourth African-American woman to receive a doctoral degree.