Female Social Activists

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 1 Kate Walsh

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Kate Walsh is best known as Dr. Addison Montgomery from Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. Fans also loved her as Mrs. Baker from the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Kate is also known for her political activism. She has also launched a beauty and lifestyle brand named Boyfriend LLC.

 2 Eartha Kitt

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: December 25, 2008

Eartha Kitt was an American actress, comedian, dancer, and singer-songwriter. Renowned for her distinctive singing style, Kitt recorded several chartbusting songs during the 1950s. Also a well-known activist, Eartha Kitt established a non-profit organization called the Kittsville Youth Foundation, which helped underprivileged youths in Los Angeles. She was also an ardent advocate for same-sex marriage and LGBT rights.

 3 Marlo Thomas

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 4 Torrey DeVitto

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Torrey DeVitto is best known as Melissa Hastings from Pretty Little Liars, Dr. Natalie Manning in Chicago Med, and Carrie in One Tree Hill. Fans also loved her in The Vampire Diaries and Army Wives. She is a Hospice ambassador and has supported campaigns for mental-health awareness and animal rights.

 5 Manisha Koirala

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian, Nepalese

 6 Mena Suvari

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Mena Suvari soared to fame with her SAG Award-winning role of Angela Hayes in American Beauty. Fans also loved her in the American Pie movies and the horror anthology American Horror Story. She also appeared as Edie in Six Feet Under. Mena endorses Lancôme cosmetics and uses cruelty-free products only.

 7 Shabana Azmi

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
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 8 Laurie Holden

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 9 Brene Brown

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Famous As: Researcher
Birthdate: November 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 10 Melissa Mathison

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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: June 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: November 4, 2015

Melissa Mathison was a screenwriter and an activist for the Tibetan independence movement. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, for a while but quit before graduating. She was acquainted with Francis Ford Coppola who encouraged her to pursue a screenwriting career. She was once married to actor, Harrison Ford, and had two children.

 11 Bianca Jagger

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Nicaraguan, British

Bianca Jagger is a Nicaraguan social rights advocate. She is credited with founding the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, where she is currently serving as the chairperson. For her work as a humanitarian, Jagger has received several awards, including the Champion of Justice Award. A former actress, Jagger appeared in many movies and TV shows throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

 12 Columba Bush

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Famous As: Philanthropist
Birthdate: August 17, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Mexican, American

 13 Betty Ford

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Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: April 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: July 8, 2011

Betty Ford served as the First Lady of the US from 1974 to 1977. One of the most popular First Ladies in history, Ford was a passionate supporter of abortion rights and worked towards raising breast cancer awareness. She commented on topics like sex, drugs, abortion, and equal pay. In 1991, she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 14 Gautami

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 15 Yolanda King

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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: November 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: May 15, 2007

African American activist, Yolanda King, was the first-born child of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Exposed to social justice activism at a young age, she grew up to be an outspoken supporter of civil rights and LGBTQA+ rights. She was also known for her artistic endeavors. She died of heart disease at 51. 

 16 Essence Atkins

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Essence Uhura Atkins is best known for her roles as Dee Dee Thorne in Half & Half and as Suzanne Kingston in Are We There Yet? Fans also loved her in the NBC sitcom Marlon. She has also appeared in the parody film A Haunted House and its sequel.

 17 Amala Akkineni

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 12, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

 18 Mariette Hartley

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Mariette Hartley is an American actress who won the Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Dr. Carolyn Fields in the popular television series, The Incredible Hulk. She also has several Primetime Emmy Award nominations under her belt. An advocate of suicide prevention and medications for bipolar disorder, Mariette Hartley works towards increasing awareness of the disorder.

 19 Chirlane McCray

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Famous As: Writer, Social Activist
Birthdate: November 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 20 Sheryl Lee Ralph

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 21 Betty DeGeneres

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Famous As: Speech Therapist
Birthdate: May 20, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 22 Naomi Klein

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: May 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Canadian

 23 Abigail Disney

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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: January 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 24 Lauren Parsekian

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Famous As: Director, Activist, Actress
Birthdate: December 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 25 Alexandra Paul

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 26 Anne-Marie Johnson

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 27 Cassie Scerbo

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 28 Denise Nicholas

Denise Nicholas
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 29 Donna Rice

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 30 Mary McLeod Bethune

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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: July 10, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: May 18, 1955

 31 Alexandra Elbakyan

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Famous As: Programmer
Birthdate: November 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Kazakh

 32 Sister Nivedita

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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: October 28, 1867
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Irish
Died: October 13, 1911

 33 Vandana Shiva

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Famous As: Philosopher, Physicist, Writer, University teacher
Birthdate: November 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 34 Mary Williams

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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: October 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 35 Carrie Nation

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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: November 25, 1846
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: June 9, 1911

 36 Carry Nation

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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: November 25, 1846
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: June 9, 1911

 37 Sadako Sasaki

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Birthdate: January 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Japanese
Died: October 25, 1955

 38 Waris Dirie

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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Nationality: Austrian, Somalian

 39 Rachel Corrie

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: March 16, 2003

 40 Mary Whitehouse

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Famous As: Social Activist
Birthdate: June 13, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: November 23, 2001

 41 Mary Ann Shadd

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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: October 9, 1823
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: June 5, 1893

 42 Dorothy Height

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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: March 24, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: April 20, 2010

 43 Faith Alupo

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Ugandan
Died: September 15, 2020

 44 Mother Jones

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Famous As: Schoolteacher
Birthdate: May 1, 1837
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Irish, American
Died: November 30, 1930

 45 Mary Dyer

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Famous As: Protestant
Birthdate: November 30, 1611
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British, American
Died: June 1, 1660

 46 Mary Parker Follett

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Famous As: Social Woker
Birthdate: September 3, 1868
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: December 18, 1933

 47 Mirabehn

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Famous As: Political Activist
Birthdate: November 22, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian, British
Died: July 20, 1982

 48 Erika Eiffel

Erika Eiffel
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Famous As: Advocate
Birthdate: June 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Italian, American

 49 Anna Mae Aquash

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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: March 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Canadian
Died: November 30, 1975

 50 Albertina Sisulu

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Famous As: Political activist
Birthdate: October 21, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: South African
Died: June 2, 2011