Inspiring Women: Edna Lewis (b.1916 - d.2006) was an African-American chef and author best known for her books on traditional Southern cuisine. Her cookbooks include The Edna Lewis Cookbook (1972). This was followed by The Taste of Country Cooking in 1976, considered a classic study of Southern cooking. She co-founded the Society for the Revival and Preservation of Southern Food, a precursor to the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA). She died in Decatur, Georgia in 2006, aged 89.
Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian racing driver, the first woman to race in the Formula One World Championship. She drove for Maserati and Porsche, and qualified in 3 Grands Prix. F1 legend, Fangio, told her "You go too fast. You take too many risks" (1958)
Actress Ida Lupino at her home-based telephone switch in Brentwood. Ida was a lieutenant in the Womens Ambulance and Defense Corps. From her house, where she had a sweeping view of Los Angeles she could reach every ambulance in the city from her switchboard. www.worldwar2tours.com
arianna huffington, age 24: the photo is a scan from viva magazine, 8.1974, in which she was interviewed about her views on "the women's lib movement." She'd recently published a book, The Female Woman, which the magazine described as follows: "Her concept of the 'female woman' is of a person who combines feminity, intelligence, and independence, but without friction and without self-consciousness..."