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Poll: A Woman of Some Importance

Which of these biopics and somewhat fictional films about a real life woman would you be most interested in watching (again)?

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    Mata Hari (1931)

    MATA HARI (real name Margaretha Geertruida Zelle MacLeod) Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy and executed by firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War
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    Agora (2009)

    HYPATIA the female mathematician, philosopher and astronomer in late 4th-century Roman Egypt
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    Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

    SOPHIE SCHOLL one of the leading members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose
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    The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

    ANNE FRANK a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam
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    Veronica Guerin (2003)

    VERONICA GUERIN Irish journalist who was assassinated by drug dealers she wrote about in a series of stories
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    The Queen (2006)

    QUEEN ELIZABETH II
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    The Iron Lady (2011)

    MARGARET THATCHER former British Prime Minister
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    Coco Before Chanel (2009)

    COCO CHANEL (GABRIELLE BONHEUR CHANEL) French designer famous for her fashion designs and perfumes
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    La Vie en Rose (2007)

    EDITH PIAF legendary French singer
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    Amelia (2009)

    AMELIA EARHART the legendary American pilot, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world
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    A Woman Called Golda (1982)

    GOLDA MEIR the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s
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    Cleopatra (1963)

    CLEOPATRA queen of Egypt at the time of Julius Caesar
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    Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

    ANNIE OAKLEY (born PHOEBE ANN MOSES) American sharpshooter who became the star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
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    Evita (1996)

    EVA PERON First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952 and political activist
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    Erin Brockovich (2000)

    ERIN BROCKOVICH-ELLIS American legal clerk and environmental activist, who, despite the lack of a formal education in the law, in 1993 was instrumental in building a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) of California
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    Frida (2002)

    FRIDA KAHLO Mexican painter who overcame serious illness and injury and continued her artistic work, who was at one time the lover of Leon Trotsky, who was at one time during his exile from the Soviet Union living in her house
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    Florence Nightingale (1985)

    FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE British social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing, who came to prominence while serving as a nurse in the Crimean War where she was known as "The Lady with the Lamp" because of her habit of making rounds at night.
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    Madame Curie (1943)

    MARIE CURIE Polish born physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity, first female winner of a Nobel Prize, the only person to win in multiple sciences, and the first female professor at the University of Paris
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    Lola Montès (1955)

    LOLA MONTES Irish dancer and actress of the 19th century who became famous as a "Spanish dancer" and went on to become the main attraction of a circus after being the lover of various important European men, among them famously King Ludwig I of Bavaria who made her a member of the aristocracy
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    Isadora (1968)

    ISADORA DUNCAN 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet with her nude, semi-nude and bare footed performances
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    Silkwood (1983)

    KAREN SILKWOOD American labor union activist who raised concerns about corporate practices related to the health and safety of workers in a nuclear facility
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    Marie (1985)

    MARIE RAGGHIANTI whistleblower who exposed Tennessee Governor Ray Blanton's "clemency for cash" scandal in 1977-1979
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    Dangerous Beauty (1998)

    VERONICA FRANCO Italian poet and courtesan in 16th-century Venice
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    Hilary and Jackie (1998)

    JACQUELINE DU PRE world famous British cellist who converted to Judaism before her marriage to pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim and whose career was cut short by the effects of multiple sclerosis at the age of 28
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    The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

    ROSA PARKS African-American civil rights activist and international icon of resistance to racial segregation
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    Madre Teresa (2003)

    MOTHER TERESA the Albanian born nun who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poor in Calcutta, India, beatified in 2003
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    Desert Flower (2009)

    WARIS DIRIE the Somalian nomad girl, circumcised at the age of three, who fled from Africa and became a supermodel in America and is now, at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation
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    Temple Grandin (2010)

    TEMPLE GRANDIN the autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry and a professor at Colorado State University
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    The Lady (2011)

    AUNG SAN SUU KYI the woman at the core of Burma's democracy movement
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    Gorillas in the Mist (1988)

    DIAN FOSSEY the scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them
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    Rosa Luxemburg (1986)

    ROSA LUXEMBURG philosopher, economist and political activist opposing German militarism and imperialism, who proposed that all European workers' parties should unite in attempting to stop the war (WW1)
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    The Josephine Baker Story (1991)

    JOSEPHINE BAKER Josephine Baker's early life hinted at her future career. She first danced for the public on the streets of St. Louis, Missouri for nickels and dimes. Later, she became a chorus girl on the St. Louis stage. At age 15, she married Pullman porter William Howard Baker, but left him when she ran away from St. Louis at age 17, feeling there was too much racial discrimination in the city, and eventually made her way to Paris, France. Her first job in Paris was in "La revue negre". Her next significant job was at the Folies Bergere, where she was a member of their all-black revue. It was there, in 1925, that she first performed her famous "banana dance". She quickly became a favorite of the French, and her fame grew, but she had many ups and downs during her career. Although popular in France, during the McCarthy "Red Scare" era of the 1950s, she was falsely accused of being a Communist and informed that she was no longer welcome in the United States (in 1937 she had renounced her American citizenship, thoroughly disgusted by the blatant and official racism against blacks, and became a citizen of France). In 1961, Josephine was awarded the Legion of Honor, France's highest award for her work with the French undergound during World War 2. (by horn-5)
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    Dead Man Walking (1995)

    SISTER HELEN PREJEAN the nun who comforted a convicted killer on death row, and the founder of Survive, an organization devoted to counseling the families of victims of violence
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    The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

    JEANNE D'ARC heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint
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    Grace of Monaco (2014)

    GRACE OF MONACO (Grace Kelly) The Hollywood star who became a real life Princess through her marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco

    (due for release in May 2014)