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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 July 1950Athens, Greece
Birth NameAriadne Anna Stassinopoulos
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Arianna Huffington was born on July 15, 1950 in Athens, Greece as Ariadne Anna Stassinopoulos. She is an actress and writer, known for Saturday Night at the Mill (1976), Bhutto (2010) and To the Contrary (1992). She was previously married to Michael Huffington.

Spouse (1)

Michael Huffington (12 April 1986 - 1997) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (19)

Naturalized U.S. citizen.
Candidate for Governor of California [2003]
Finished fifth among the replacement candidates in the election to recall California Governor Gray Davis, despite the fact that she dropped out of the race a week before the election.
On 25 September 2003, filed papers with the State of California to launch the "Clean Elections Initiative." Assuming enough signatures are received, it would appear on the ballot in 2004 and if passed by voters would provide for public funding of statewide election campaigns. Maine and Arizona already have so called "clean money" campaigns with much success.
Initially opposed the California recall effort, but once enough signatures were collected to force a recall election, she jumped into the fray of candidates vying for Gov. Gray Davis's job as Governor of California. When she realized that she had no chance of winning, she dropped out of the race and once again opposed the recall effort.
Graduate of Cambridge University.
Co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 40, a daughter Isabella Diana Huffington on May 15, 1991. Child's father is her ex-husband, Michael Huffington.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 38, a daughter Christina Sophia Huffington on May 1, 1989. Child's father is her ex-husband, Michael Huffington.
Release of her book, "Right is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution and Made Us All Less Safe". [2008]
Release of her book, "Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America". [2003]
Release of her book, "On Being Fearless...in Love, Work and Life". [2006]
Release of her book, "Maria Callas: The Woman Behind the Legend". [1981]
Release of her book, "Fanatics and Fools: The Game Plan for Winning Back America". [2004]
Lives in Los Angeles with her two daughters. [2008]
Release of her book, "Picasso: Creator and Destroyer". [1988]
Release of her book, "Greetings From the Lincoln Bedroom". [1998]
Release of her book, "How to Overthrow the Government". [2000]
Release of her book, "The Fourth Instinct: The Call of the Soul". [1994]

Personal Quotes (4)

[Regarding her political transformation] "When I was a Republican, Saddam Hussein was our ally, George Bush owned a mediocre baseball team, Enron was a respected energy company and Michael Jackson was still black."
My principal complaint [against California Governor Gray Davis] is that he is somebody who's brought a tremendous amount of ingenuity, creativity and passion to fund-raising, but not to governing.
[on Kai-Fu Lee, Chinese technology innovator] His embrace of of social media lifted him from executive to icon of online freedom. In February (2013) Lee was banned from his Chinese social-media accounts after he criticized the government, in part for it's online censorship. How did he respond? By inviting his thirty million followers to follow him on Twitter. So Lee's story turns out to be a universal story - of striving for freedom (online and off), of the power of technology to circumvent the status quo, and of an individual's potential to create new opportunities that benefit not only himself and his community but the wider world.
We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions - understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success.

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