Women Editors

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Throughout history, there have been many women editors who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female editors such as Anna Wintour, Anna Roosevelt Halsted, Diana Vreeland, Marcia Lucas, Lady Randolph Churchill.The women editors featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & India and many more countries.
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Rachel Johnson
(Editor, Journalist)
Rachel Johnson
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Birthdate: September 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

Rachel Johnson is a British television presenter, journalist, and author. She is known for appearing in panel discussion programs and debate programs, such as The Pledge and Question Time. A well-known novelist, Johnson served as a judge of the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the UK.

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Anna Wintour
(Journalist)
Anna Wintour
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Birthdate: November 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England

Anna Wintour is a British-American journalist. She has been working as Vogue's Editor-in-Chief since 1988. Known for having an eye for emerging fashion trends, Wintour is credited with reviving Vogue as it was viewed as a stagnating publication when she assumed control in 1988. Nicknamed Nuclear Wintour due to her demanding personality, Wintour inspired the story The Devil Wears Prada.

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Charlotte Casiraghi
(Noble Women Who has had Her Career in Modellng, Equestrianism, Journalism)
Charlotte Casiraghi
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Birthdate: August 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Charlotte Casiraghi, daughter of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and Italian industrialist Stefano Casiraghi, has worked as a journalist with magazines such as Above and has also launched her own publication, Ever Manifesto. She is also a skilled equestrian and has founded the philosophy-oriented group Les Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco.
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Dasha Zhukova
(Businesswoman & Art Collector and Founder of 'Garage Museum of Contemporary Art')
Dasha Zhukova
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Birthdate: June 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Moscow-born businesswoman Dasha Zhukova not only co-owns a fashion label but is also an art connoisseur who has established the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and founded Garage magazine. She was previously married to business tycoon and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and later married shipping heir Stavros Niarchos III. 
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Anna Roosevelt Halsted
(Writer, Editor)
Anna Roosevelt Halsted
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Birthdate: May 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 1, 1975

Anna Roosevelt Halsted was an American writer and newspaper editor. The daughter of Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Anna played an important role during World War II, serving as her father's key advisor. After her marriage, Anna moved into the White House and served as First Lady of the USA as per her parents' request.

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Tavi Gevinson
(American Actress, Writer and Founder of the Online Magazine 'Rookie')
Tavi Gevinson
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Birthdate: April 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Tavi Gevinson is an American writer, actress, and magazine editor. Gevinson discusses topics such as feminism and pop culture through her works. The now-defunct online magazine Rookie, which focused on the problems faced by teenage girls, was founded by Tavi Gevinson who also served as its editor-in-chief. Gevinson has also appeared in popular TV series like Gossip Girl.

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Diana Vreeland
(Magazine editor, fashion journalist and special consultant)
Diana Vreeland
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Birthdate: July 29, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 22, 1989

Diana Vreeland was a French-American editor and columnist who worked for popular fashion magazines like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. From 1963 to 1971, she served as the editor-in-chief of Vogue. In 1964, she was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Diana Vreeland’s life and career inspired the 2011 documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel.

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Rebekah Brooks
(British Journalist and CEO of 'News UK')
Rebekah Brooks
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Birthdate: May 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Warrington, Lancashire, England

Rebekah Brooks is a British former newspaper editor and journalist. She currently works as a media executive and has been serving as News UK's CEO since 2015. In 2003, she started working as the editor of The Sun, becoming the first female editor of the tabloid. From 2009 to 2011, she served as the chief executive officer of News International.

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Alison Tyler
(Author, Editor and Publisher of Contemporary Erotica)
Alison Tyler
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Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States

Alison Tyler is the pen name of an American writer, editor, and publisher. The publisher of erotica, Tyler is credited with writing over 20 explicit novels. She has also edited over 60 erotic anthologies and is credited with founding her own publishing company called Pretty Things Press. Her work, which focuses on erotic themes, has been translated into many languages.

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Isabella Blow
(Former magazine editor who once served as the muse for millioner Philip Treacy)
Isabella Blow
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Birthdate: November 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 7, 2007

Isabella Blow was an English editor who edited magazines like Vogue. As the muse of Philip Treacy, Blow is credited with discovering models like Sophie Dahl and Stella Tennant. Isabella Blow is also credited with supporting and enriching the career of English fashion designer and couturier Alexander McQueen. Isabella Blow committed suicide at the age of 48.

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Willow Bay
(American Journalist, Editor and Author)
Willow Bay
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Birthdate: December 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

Willow Bay is an American author, editor, television journalist, and former model. She has worked with popular TV networks like NBC, CNN, and ABC. She has also contributed to major sites like Huffington Post, where she served as a senior editor. She interviewed Bill Clinton and Warren Buffett as part of the site's Newsmaker series in collaboration with Yahoo! News.

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Bari Weiss
(Journalist)
Bari Weiss
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Birthdate: March 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Bari Weiss is an American editor and opinion writer. Weiss has worked for publications like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. In 2019, she was honored with the prestigious National Jewish Book Award for her book How to Fight Anti-Semitism. Weiss is also the recipient of the Bastiat Prize, a journalism award presented by the Reason Foundation.

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Franca Sozzani
(Magazine editor, Journalist)
Franca Sozzani
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Birthdate: January 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mantua, Italy
Died: December 22, 2016

Franca Sozzani was an Italian journalist best remembered for serving as Vogue Italia's editor-in-chief from 1988 to 2016. Sozzani is also remembered for her charity work; she contributed to several charitable organizations and was chosen as a global ambassador for the World Food Programme of the United Nations in 2016. The same year, Franca Sozzani won the Swarovski Fashion Award.

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Alex Wagner
(Television host and author)
Alex Wagner
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Birthdate: November 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
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Hanya Yanagihara
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Birthdate: September 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Grace Mirabella
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Birthdate: June 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
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Tina Brown
(Editor)
Tina Brown
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Birthdate: November 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maidenhead
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Anne Hearst
(Socialite who is a contributing editor of Town & Country magazine)
Anne Hearst
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Birthdate: July 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: United States of America
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Buchi Emecheta
(Novelist)
Buchi Emecheta
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Birthdate: July 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yaba Department
Died: January 25, 2017
 20 
Becky Quick
(Journalist)
Becky Quick
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Birthdate: July 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States

Becky Quick is an American TV news presenter best known for co-anchoring CNBC's financial news shows On the Money and Squawk Box. Prior to working for CNBC, Quick worked for The Wall Street Journal where she played an important role in launching the publication's website in 1996. As part of her job, Quick has interviewed influential personalities including Bill Gates.

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Babe Paley
(Socialite)
Babe Paley
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Birthdate: July 5, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 6, 1978
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Anna Dello Russo
(Italian Fashion Journalist Who Is the Creative Consultant and Editor-At-Large for 'Vogue Japan')
Anna Dello Russo
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Birthdate: April 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bari, Italy

Anna Dello Russo is an Italian author, fashion journalist, and editor. She is best known for her unconventional Street fashion. Since 2006, Dello Russo has been serving as editor-at-large and a creative consultant for Vogue Japan. An icon in the fashion industry, Anna Dello Russo has used her popularity to establish herself as an internet personality.  

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Grace Coddington
(Model, Wardrobe stylist, Fashion editor, Journalist)
Grace Coddington
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Birthdate: April 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Anglesey

Born to a hotelier couple in Wales, Grace Coddington grew up reading Vogue, which she later headed as its creative director. She had, at age 18, interestingly begun her modeling career with Vogue, too. However, a car accident at age 26, which disfigured her face, cut her modeling career short.

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Tabatha Cash
(Adult film actor)
Tabatha Cash
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Birthdate: December 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Denis, France
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Judith Jones
(Former writer, editor, best known for having rescued The Diary of Anne Frank from the reject pile)
Judith Jones
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Birthdate: March 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vermont, United States
Died: August 2, 2017
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Mabel Loomis Todd
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Birthdate: November 10, 1856
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 14, 1932
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Sarah Josepha Hale
(American author)
Sarah Josepha Hale
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Birthdate: October 24, 1788
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newport, New Hampshire, United States
Died: April 30, 1879
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Carine Roitfeld
(Fashion editor)
Carine Roitfeld
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Birthdate: September 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Emmanuelle Alt
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Birthdate: May 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
 30 
Emily Gould
(Writer, Essayist, Children's writer)
Emily Gould
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Birthdate: October 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Silver Spring
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Sara Paretsky
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Birthdate: June 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ames, Iowa, United States
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Frances Lear
(American Activist, Writer, Editor, and Magazine Publisher)
Frances Lear
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Birthdate: July 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hudson, New York, United States
Died: September 30, 1996

Frances Lear was an American activist, writer, editor, and magazine publisher. She is best remembered as an activist for the civil rights, women's movement, and mental health. She is also remembered for founding Lear's, a monthly women's magazine targeting women over 50. In 1989, Frances Lear was named Advertising Age Editor of the Year.

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Margarita Simonyan
(Journalist)
Margarita Simonyan
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Birthdate: April 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Krasnodar, Russia
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Miroslava Duma
(Entrepreneur, Investor)
Miroslava Duma
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Birthdate: March 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Surgut, Russia
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Amelia Bloomer
(American Women's Rights Advocate and Newspaper Editor)
Amelia Bloomer
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Birthdate: May 27, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Homer, New York, United States
Died: December 30, 1894

Amelia Bloomer was an American temperance and women's rights advocate and newspaper editor. She is best remembered for her association with The Lily and became the first American woman to own and edit a newspaper for women. The famous bloomer costume, which is known as the reform dress, is named after Amelia Bloomer.

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Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert
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Birthdate: September 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
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Anne V. Coates
(Film editor)
Anne V. Coates
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Birthdate: December 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Reigate

Initially a nurse at Sir Archibald McIndoe’s East Grinstead plastic surgery hospital, Anne V. Coates later stepped into the world of entertainment with the hope of becoming a film director. She became a film editor instead and eventually earned an Academy Award for her work in the film Lawrence of Arabia.

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Jill Abramson
(American journalist)
Jill Abramson
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Birthdate: March 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York
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Milena Jesenska
(Czech Writer Who Helped Many Jews Escape From Czechoslovakia After the Advent of The Nazis)
Milena Jesenska
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Birthdate: August 10, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: May 17, 1944

Milena Jesenska was a Czech writer, editor, journalist, and translator. She is best remembered for translating Franz Kafka's works from German to Czech and for her romantic relationship with Kafka when she was still married to Ernst Pollak. She is also known for her action of saving the lives of many Jewish and political refugees when the Nazis occupied Czechoslovakia.

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Charlotta Spears Bass
(Editor and activist)
Charlotta Spears Bass
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Birthdate: February 14, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sumter, South Carolina
Died: April 12, 1969
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Meg Greenfield
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Birthdate: December 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: May 13, 1999
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Francoise Mouly
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Birthdate: October 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Cristina Odone
(Journalist, Editor)
Cristina Odone
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Birthdate: November 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

Italian-British journalist Cristina Odone has spent a major part of her career writing about topics such as parenting and family. A regular columnist at The Observer and The Daily Telegraph, she has also worked with The New Statesman and The Catholic Herald, and has established the charity Parenting Circle.

Alice Dunbar Nelson
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Birthdate: July 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: September 18, 1935
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Olga Ivinskaya
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Birthdate: June 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tambov, Russia
Died: September 8, 1995
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Carla Sozzani
(Gallerist)
Carla Sozzani
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Birthdate: June 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mantua, Italy

Carla Sozzani is an Italian magazine and book editor, businesswoman, and gallerist. She is credited with creating the 10 Corso Como art establishment in Milan and founding Galleria Carla Sozzani. For many years, she also served as Italian Vogue's editor-in-chief, contributing immensely to the success of the magazine in Italy.

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Margaret Busby
(Ghanaian-born British Writer Who Became the First Black Female and Britain's Youngest Publisher)
Margaret Busby
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Birthdate: October 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

Margaret Busby is a Ghanaian-born British writer, editor, publisher, and broadcaster. In the 1960s, Busby became the first black female and Britain's youngest book publisher when she co-founded Allison and Busby, a London-based publishing house. In 2020, she featured in the 100 Great Black Britons list. In 2021, Margaret Busby won the prestigious London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Gloria Stavers
(Journalist)
Gloria Stavers
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Birthdate: October 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Died: April 1, 1983
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Nan Kempner
(Socialite)
Nan Kempner
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Birthdate: July 24, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 3, 2005
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Anna Hakobyan
(First Lady)
Anna Hakobyan
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Birthdate: February 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia