Famous Iraqi Women

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Sarah
(Abraham's wife)

Sarah
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Birthdate: 0000 BC
Birthplace: Ur of the Chaldees

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Nadira
(Indian actress)

Nadira
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Birthdate: December 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: February 9, 2006

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Alia Shawkat
(Actress)

Alia Shawkat
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Birthdate: April 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Riverside, California, USA
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Sajida Talfah
(Wife of Saddam Hussein)

Sajida Talfah
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Birthdate: June 24, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tikrit, Iraq

Married to former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, Sajida Talfah was also his first cousin. Theirs was an arranged marriage fixed before the two were even 10. Fond of her luxurious lifestyle, Sajida also often mistreated her servants. She disappeared during the Gulf War, like many other fugitives.

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Raghad Hussein
(Politician)

Raghad Hussein
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Birthdate: September 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq

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Enheduanna
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Birthdate: 2285 BC
Birthplace: Mesopotamia
Died: 2250 BC

Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid
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Birthdate: January 7, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Büyükada, Turkey
Died: September 5, 1991
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 8 
Zainab Salbi
(writer, activist)

Zainab Salbi
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Birthdate: January 7, 1901, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baghdad
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Nadia Murad
(Human rights activist)

Nadia Murad
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Birthdate: 1993 AD
Birthplace: Kocho, Iraq

 10 
Shammuramat
(Regent)

Shammuramat
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Babylon
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Noor Almaleki
(Iraqi American who died as a result of a collision from an automobile)

Noor Almaleki
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Birthdate: February 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Iraq
Died: November 2, 2009

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Shatha Hassoun
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Birthdate: March 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

 13 
Dashni Morad
(Singer known for her first album)

Dashni Morad
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Birthdate: January 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

 14 
Chopy Fatah
(Contemporary Kurdish singer)

Chopy Fatah
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Birthdate: June 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kirkuk, Iraq

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Dima Khatib
(Managing Director of AJ+)

Dima Khatib
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Birthdate: July 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria

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Zahraa Ben Mime
(Actress, Model)

Zahraa Ben Mime
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Birthdate: September 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq

 17 
Ghaida Kambash
(Politician)

Ghaida Kambash
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Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: July 10, 2020

 18 
Tara Jaff
(Musician)

Tara Jaff
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Birthdate: 1958 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq

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Sama Alshaibi
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Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Basra, Iraq

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Lihadh Al-Gazali
(Scientists)

Lihadh Al-Gazali
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Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Amarah, Iraq

 21 
Nadia Cohen
(Eli Cohen's Wife)

Nadia Cohen
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Iraq

Nadia Cohen is an Iraqi woman best known as the widow of Eli Cohen, one of the most famous and successful spies of Israel. After Eli was caught and hanged publicly in Syria, Nadia raised her children single-handedly. The 2019 TV series The Spy, which is based on Eli Cohen's life, focuses on Nadia's relationship with her husband.

 22 
Noor Stars
(YouTuber)

Noor Stars
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Birthdate: June 21, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baghdad

 23 
Sajida al-Rishawi
(Suicide bomber)

Sajida al-Rishawi
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Birthdate: 1970 AD
Birthplace: Iraq
Died: February 4, 2015

 24 
Rachel
(Jacob's wife)

Rachel
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Birthdate: 0000 BC
Birthplace: Paddan Aram
Died: 1553 BC

 25 
Billie Eilish
(The Youngest Recipient of the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and Record of the Year)

Billie Eilish
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Birthdate: December 18, 2001
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

A young singer and songwriter who rose to international fame while still in her teens, Billie Eilish is blessed with a soprano vocal range and an ethereal voice. Already the recipient of numerous accolades, including five Grammy awards, she was named in Time magazine’s  inaugural "Time 100 Next" list in 2019.

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Ariana Grande
(The Most Streamed Female Artist Ever)

Ariana Grande
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Birthdate: June 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boca Raton, Florida, United States

A talented youngster, Ariana Grande first stepped into the world of entertainment through Broadway musical 13 and later shot to fame with television series Victorious and its spinoff, Sam & Cat. Her television series also kick started her musical career which flourished with the release of her five commercially successful and critically applauded albums and collaborations with various other artists.

 27 
Taylor Swift
(Pop Icon & One of the Best-Selling Musicians of All Time)

Taylor Swift
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Birthdate: December 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: West Reading, Pennsylvania, United States

American pop and country music singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift is a multiple Grammy award winning artist who has inspired a number of hopeful musicians. A talented artist since a young age, she achieved success with her first single and debut album in 2006. Since then, the Fearless star has not looked back and also made her acting debut in 2009.

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Scarlett Johansson
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Birthdate: November 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

The popular, award winning gorgeous artist, Scarlett Johansson is the highest paid actress in the world. With an interest in acting, Scarlett Johansson debuted in films at the young age of eight and went on to act in numerous films including Lost in Translation, The Avengers, Hitchcock and Marriage Story. She has also worked in television and released an album.

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Queen Elizabeth II
(Queen of the United Kingdom)

Queen Elizabeth II
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Birthdate: April 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England

The Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms, Queen Elizabeth II is the world's oldest living monarch and longest-reigning current monarch. The first child of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother , she ascended to the throne in 1952. Despite the press criticism of the royal family, she continues to be a popular figure in UK.

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Selena Gomez
(Singer-Songwriter)

Selena Gomez
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Birthdate: July 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grand Prairie, Texas, United States

Singer, songwriter, and actress, Selena Gomez, was destined for a career in the entertainment industry! The daughter of an actress, she was exposed to acting as a child and began her career early on. She gained much fame as a singer and actress in her teenage and was named the Billboard Woman of the Year in 2017.

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Emma Watson
(Actress and Activist Best Known for Her Role of 'Hermione Granger' in the 'Harry Potter' Film Series)

Emma Watson
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Birthdate: April 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France

English actress, model, and activist, Emma Watson first gained prominence as a child artiste in the Harry Potter film series. The daughter of lawyers, she was determined to go to college despite her busy acting career and graduated from Brown University. A staunch feminist, she is actively involved with organizations that work for the betterment of women.

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Jennifer Aniston
(Best Known For Her Role of 'Rachel Green' on the TV Sitcom 'Friends')

Jennifer Aniston
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Birthdate: February 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

An American actress, film producer, and businesswoman, Jennifer Aniston began her acting career pretty early but gained stardom with her portrayal of Rachel Green in the popular television sitcom Friends. Her film career demonstrated her wide range and impressed both critics and audience. The star of The Good Girl and Bruce Almighty also went ahead to launch her own perfume.

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Angelina Jolie
(Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actress In Her Hey Days)

Angelina Jolie
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Birthdate: June 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

A fashion icon, acclaimed actress, influential humanitarian and Special Envoy for the UNHCR, Angelina Jolie is a highly noted celebrity in Hollywood. She has been hailed for her philanthropic efforts around the globe and praised for her power packed performances. Mother of six, of whom three are adopted, Angelina Jolie is a role model for the women of this generation.

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Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
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Birthdate: September 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States

Actress and singer Zendaya is best known for her role in the Disney Channel sitcom, Shake It Up. She began her career as a model and is trained in different forms of dance. As a singer, she has released one studio album and several singles. She identifies as a feminist and has shown support for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement.

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Beyonce Knowles
(Singer-Songwriter)

Beyonce Knowles
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Birthdate: September 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Beyonce Knowles is a singer, songwriter, and actress. She developed an interest in music as a child. As a teenager, she became the lead singer of Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. As of today, she is one of the world's best-selling recording artists. 

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Princess Diana
(First Wife of Charles, Prince of Wales)

Princess Diana
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Birthdate: July 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 31, 1997

The first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Diana was a member of the British royal family. As a princess, she became known for her unconventional approach to charity work. She was celebrated as a style icon and fashionista as well. She divorced Charles in 1996 and died in a tragic car accident the following year.

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Marilyn Monroe
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Birthdate: June 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 4, 1962

A legendary American actress, model, comedienne and singer, Marilyn Monroe emerged as a major sex symbol in Hollywood in the 1950s and early 1960s. Amongst the most successful actresses of her time, she also won critical acclaim for her acting in movies like Some Like It Hot. Her personal and professional life, though from the beginning, were marked by hardships, struggles and controversies.

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Jennifer Lopez
(Singer, Actress, Dancer)

Jennifer Lopez
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Birthdate: July 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York, United States

Jennifer Lopez established herself as the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood after starring in films such as Out of Sight, The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan and Shall We Dance’. She is also an accomplished dancer and commercially very successful singer. She helped propel the Latin pop movement in American music. She is also a fashion designer and a businesswoman.

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Adele
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists Known for Her Multi-Platinum Certified Albums '19' and '21')

Adele
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Birthdate: May 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Adele is one of the most successful female music artists from England. She is one of the best-selling music artists in the world, having sold over 120 million records. The recipient of numerous awards, Adele also holds several Guinness World Records. In 2012 and 2016, she was named in Time magazine's list of most influential people in the world.

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Dua Lipa
(Singer-Songwriter)

Dua Lipa
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Birthdate: August 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

At fourteen, singer Dua Lipa began her career by posting covers of famous songs on YouTube. She soon signed a contract with Warner Music Group and shot into fame with the release of her eponymous chart topping debut album. Since then, she has released her critically acclaimed second album, bagged two Grammys and created history at 2018 BRIT Awards.

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Serena Williams
(Professional Tennis player)

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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Lady Gaga
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists & Only Female to Achieve 4 Singles that Sold 10 Million Copies Globally)

Lady Gaga
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Birthdate: March 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

Popular singer and songwriter, Lady Gaga has been active in the music industry since her teens. One of the world's best-selling music artists, she is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards. A versatile performer, she is known for her consistent image reinventions in music. She is actively involved in philanthropy and social activism.

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Margot Robbie
(Australian Actress Known for Her Roles in Both Blockbusters and Independent Films)

Margot Robbie
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Birthdate: July 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dalby, Australia

With strong performances in movies like The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad and I, Tonya, Australian actress Margot Robbie has become one of the most famous actresses of her generation and also one of the world's highest-paid actresses. In her short career till now, she has won numerous award nominations and has become a significant name in the advertising world.

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Elizabeth Olsen
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Birthdate: February 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Elizabeth Olsen gained worldwide recognition for her performance as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch in films, such as Avengers: Endgame. Starting out as a child actress, she received singing and ballet lessons when she was a child. A New York University Tisch School of the Arts alumna, Elizabeth Olsen went on to establish herself as a successful actress.

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Millie Bobby Brown
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Birthdate: February 19, 2004
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marbella, Spain

Millie Bobby Brown, the English actress and model, rose to prominence after acting in the TV series Stranger Things and then in the film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, in 2019. She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in April 2018, making her the youngest person ever to be so.

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Betty White
(Referred the 'First Lady of Television', She Holds the Record for the ‘Longest TV Career by a Female’)

Betty White
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Birthdate: January 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: December 31, 2021

Betty White, American actress and comedian, is considered as the pioneer of television and has had the longest television career of any entertainer, straddling more than 80 years. She’s known for her award-winning performances in shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls and Hot in Cleveland

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Shakira
(Singer-songwriter)

Shakira
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Birthdate: February 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

Grammy award winning Colombian pop singer, Shakira is best known for hits like Whenever, Wherever and Hips Don't Lie. One of the most successful Latin American recording artists, she is also one of the world's best-selling music artists. Her first hit album was Pies Descalzos after which she entered the English music market with her big hit album, Laundry Service.

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Jennifer Lawrence
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Birthdate: August 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Indian Hills, Kentucky, United States

One of the extremely talented and successful actresses of Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence is known for her performances in movies like Silver Linings Playbook, Hunger Games and Joy. The acclaimed actress, who supports numerous charitable causes, made her debut as a teenage actor in television and soon gained recognition with series, The Bill Engvall Show, and the movie, The Poker House.

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Selena
(American Singer Popularly Known as the 'Queen of Tejano Music')

Selena
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Birthdate: April 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lake Jackson, Texas, United States
Died: March 31, 1995

Known as the queen of Tejano music, Selena became the most famous Mexican-American entertainers during the late 20th century, thanks to her contributions to fashion and music. She is one of the most influential Latin artists ever. Her rags-to-riches story, which includes struggle, fame, and finally death at the age of 23, was showcased in the 1997 film, Selena.

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Rihanna
(One of the Best-Selling Female Pop and R&B Artist In History)

Rihanna
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Birthdate: February 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados

For anyone who has a penchant for music, Rihanna needs no introduction. Born as Robyn Rihanna Fenty, Rihanna is one of the most influential names in the music and fashion industry. Her effortless singing, catchy tunes and inimitable dance moves have won her eight Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards and two BRIT Awards.