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  • ZV Beauty of the Week: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

    This week's ZV Beauty of the Week is Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. 


    Born in 1836, she was the very first woman in Britain to do so many things! She was the first woman to be certified as a physician and surgeon, co-founder of the first hospital staffed by women for women, the first female dean of a medical school, the first woman to be elected to the school board AND later the first woman to be elected as mayor and as a magistrate! In addition, Elizabeth was a suffragist and fought battles for women's rights on just about every front you can imagine. My favorite thing about her though is that she was best known in her time as "a woman of indomitable will who did not suffer fools gladly.".


    Elizabeth Garret Anderson...Here's to being first and paving the way for so many brilliant women who have followed in your mighty footsteps and who still refuse to suffer fools gladly!

  • ZV Beauty of the Week: Belva Lockwood

    This week, we find it apropo to feature Belva Lockwood.
    Belva was born in October 24, 1830 in New York. She became the first woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court. Since the law prohibited women from voting, not from getting votes, and so she took it upon herself to run for president... twice, starting in 1884.
  • ZV Beauty of the Week: Nellie Bly

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    This week's inspirational beauty is Nellie Bly.Born in 1864, Nellie was an American journalist, writer, industrialist, inventor, and a charity worker.

    She was widely known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days. This was an exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental institution from within. She was a pioneer in her field, and launched a new kind of investigative journalism.

    Cheers to you, Nellie! We'll make sure your memory lives on.

  • ZV Beauty of the Week: Ina Claire

    This week's beauty is Ina Claire!
    Ina was born is 1893 and began her career in vaudeville in 1909. She made her film debut in Cecil B DeMille's "The Wild Goose Chase in 1915. By the 1930's she played the lead in several S.N. Behrman comedies and became one of the most celebrated performers of high comedy. Ina's stage presence was described as "encompassing" and "possessing a great deal of magnetism". Her sophisticated style influenced a generation of comediennes.
    Here's to you, Ina.
  • ZV Beauty of the Week: Mary Ellis

    Mary Ellis

    This week, we celebrate Mary Ellis.

    Born May Belle Elsas in 1897, she debuted with the Metropolitan Opera by the time she was 21. Mary abandoned the theater and performed welfare work in hospitals during World War II. When she returned to the stage, she continued performing well into her 90's. Read her memoir "Those Dancing Years" to find out more!

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