Single Mothers of Invention

Single mothers you should know about:
  • Harriet Strong, inventor of water conservation techniques.
  • Virginia Kelley, mother of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, editor, former First Lady
  • Chrissie Hynde, musician, The Pretenders
  • Tasha Tudor, children's book author and illustrator
  • Gypsy Rose Lee, entertainer
  • Cleopatra, Egyptian Queen and head of army
  • Theodora, Byzantine Empress
  • Ingrid Bergman, actor
  • Catherine Deneuve, actor
  • Whoopi Goldberg, comedian, actor
  • George Sands, novelist
  • Dorothy Thompson, journalist
  • Augusta Christine Savage, sculptor
  • Manna Ayscough, mother of Sir Isaac Newton
  • Vivienne Westwood, fashion designer
  • Ann London Scott, activist
  • Suzanne Valadon, painter, mother of painter Utrillo
  • Carol Mosely-Braun, U.S. Senator
  • Georgia Lee Mitt Lusk, Congresswoman
  • Irna Phillips, soap opera writer and creator
  • Hedda Hopper, columnist
  • Frieda Segelke Miller, labor reformer
  • Mabel Walker Willebrandt, hailed as first Lady in Law"
  • Frances Marion, screenwriter

This article was reprinted with permission from Single Mother, May/June 1995 Copyright 1995 by Single Mother. All rights reserved. This article may be printed out for personal use but may not be reproduced in any other manner, including electronic, without prior written consent from Single Mother. Permission requests may be submitted to Andrea Engber.


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