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The Most Stunning Women Throughout History

Women have been writing history since time immemorial. Many women who have captured the hearts and imaginations of people around the world with their stunning beauty. From Cleopatra to Marilyn Monroe, these women have become iconic figures and continue to inspire and fascinate people to this day

Some of the most Stunning Women throughout History

Women have been making history since time immemorial. Many women are there who have captured the hearts and imaginations of people around the world with their stunning beauty as well as their personality. Be it Cleopatra or Marilyn Monroe, women have become iconic figures and continue to inspire and fascinate people even today. Here are some of the most stunning women throughout history-

  • Mata Hari

She was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who gained fame in the early 20th century for her performances and her unique personal life. Margaretha Geertruida Zelle was born in the Netherlands and later adopted the stage name Mata Hari, which means “eye of the day” in Malay. During World War I, she was accused of being a spy for Germany and France, and despite her protests of innocence, was ultimately convicted and executed by firing squad in 1917. She remains an enigmatic figure in history and her life has often been discussed in popular media.  

  • Cleopatra

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This ancient Egyptian queen is said to be the most powerful and enigmatic women in history. She lived in during 69 BC to 30 BC. Though not much is known about her physical appearance, she was known knwo her charm, political reach and intelligence. Her relationship with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony also made her a popular topic of discussion. 

  • Audrey Hepburn

The iconic, classic and Breakfast at Tiffany‘s actress was the international heartthrob at one time and continues to be so even today. The British actress, model, and humanitarian who rose to fame in the early eras of 1950s and 60s. Her beauty, unique style, and graceful demeanor are still admired today. She is easily one of the most beloved and elegant actresses of all time.

  • Florence Nightingale

When defining stunning women, do we only look at beauty? No. We look at women who have modified history, women who have inspired other women, and those who continue to be an icon even today. 

In that spirit, Florence Nightingale,  a British nurse, and social reformer who is widely regarded as the founder of modern nursing, deserves to be on this list. Born in 1820, she gained fame for her work during the Crimean War. She led a team of nurses and worked tirelessly to improve the sanitary conditions of military hospitals. Her efforts to improve healthcare practices and conditions have significantly impacted the field of nursing and continue to influence healthcare policies and practices today.

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  • Noor Inayat Khan

The story of Noor Inayat Khan was made popular in the movie A Call To Spy which was based on herlife and starred Radhika Apte in the lead role. 

She was a British spy of Indian and American descent who worked for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II. The SOE recruited her to work as a radio operator in Nazi-occupied France, where she transmitted messages and aided the French Resistance. Khan remained steadfast in her commitment to the cause despite various setbacks and was eventually captured and executed by the Nazis in 1944. In 2020, Khan was posthumously awarded the George Cross, the UK’s highest civilian award for bravery.

However, these names alone do not justify or capture the fantastic women throughout our history. So many of them have not found the fame that they deserve, but, nonetheless are stunning in each and every way. 

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Harshita Bajaj

Harshita has a background in Psychology and Criminology and is currently pursuing her PhD in Criminology. She can be found reading crime thrillers (or any other book for that matter) or binge-watching shows on Netflix when she is not in hibernation.
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