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    Headcoverings

    Please post here any celebrity, model, actress etc. wearing (or holding) a hat, kerchief, top hat, fedora, sunhat, beret etc..... I'll start with Claudia Schiffer
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    Carole Bouquet

    Wikipedia Carole Bouquet (born 18 August 1957) is a French actress and fashion model best known internationally as Bond girl Melina Havelock in the 1981 movie For Your Eyes Only, although she featured in a number of mainstream European films throughout the 1980s and continued to do so up until 2005 in her native France. She is also recognized for her work in Luis Buñuel's surrealist classic That Obscure Object of Desire, and in the internationally successful French film Too Beautiful For You. Bouquet was a model for Chanel in the 1990s. Bouquet was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. She is the widow of producer Jean-Pierre Rassam with whom she had a son, Dimitri Rassam. From 1997 to 2005, she dated French actor Gérard Depardieu, with whom she had worked several times. Bouquet was engaged to him from 2003 to 2005. In 1999 she was also a member of the jury of the 4th Shanghai International Film Festival. Partial filmography That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) Il Cappotto di Astrakan (1979) Buffet froid (1979) Blank Generation (1980) For Your Eyes Only (1981) Bingo Bongo (1982) Der Tag der Idioten (1982) Mystère (1983) Le Bon roi Dagobert (1984) Rive droite, rive gauche (1984) Nemo (1984) Spécial police (1985) Double messieurs (1986) La Coda del diavolo (1986) Jenatsch (1987) New York Stories (1989) Trop belle pour toi (1989) Bunker Palace Hôtel (1989) Donne con le gonne (1991) Tango (1993) A Business Affair (1994) Grosse fatigue (1994) Poussières d'amour - Abfallprodukte der Liebe (1996) Lucie Aubrac (1997) En plein coeur (1998) Un pont entre deux rives (1999) Wasabi (2001) Embrassez qui vous voudrez (2002) Blanche (2002) Bienvenue chez les Rozes (2003) Feux rouges (2004) Les Fautes d'orthographe (2004) Nordeste (2005) Travaux, on sait quand ça commence... (2005) L'Enfer (2005) Sex & the City finale - Aleksandr Petrovskys ex-wife Juliette
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    Christine Bolster

    Name : Christine Bolster Ethnicity : American Agency : Elite Hair : Blond Eyes : Blue Height : 5'9 1/2 (1.77)
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    Susan Miner

    Name : Susan Miner Agency : Elite (New York) Height : 5'9 1/2 (1.76) Hair : Brown Eyes : Blue-Green Thanks to Fashmagfun
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    Joan Severance

    Does anybody remember her ?
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    Sandra Zatezalo

    Name : Sandra Zatezalo Ethnicity : American Height : 5'10 1/2 (1.79) Hair : Dark Blonde Eyes : Blue
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    Courtney Thorne-Smith

    Courtney Thorne-Smith (born November 8, 1967) is an American actress. She is best known for her portraying of Alison Parker on Melrose Place, Georgia Thomas on Ally McBeal, and Cheryl in According to Jim. Personal life She was born in San Francisco, California, and grew up in Menlo Park, a suburb south of the city. Her father, Walter Smith, was a computer market researcher and her mother was a therapist. They divorced when she was 7, and she lived with both at different stages. Courtney attended Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, California, and graduated from Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California, in 1985. She also performed with the Ensemble Theater Company in Mill Valley while attending high school. In June 2000, Courtney married a genetic scientist named Andrew Conrad, but they divorced in January 2001. After meeting him on an airplane, she married Roger Fishman on January 1, 2007. On January 11, 2008, Courtney gave birth to their first child, a baby boy named Jacob 'Jake' Emerson Fishman. Career Courtney made her first film appearance in the 1986 feature film drama Lucas alongside Winona Ryder, Corey Haim, and Charlie Sheen. She was also involved in a number of movies in the late 1980s, such as Summer School (1987), Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987), Side Out (1990), and Chairman of the Board (1998). Courtney's celebrity, however, came more from performing on television. She appeared on a few mid-'80s television shows such as Growing Pains and the short-lived Fast Times, as well as made-for-TV movies including The Thanksgiving Promise and Infidelity before landing a regular role in the short-lived sitcom Day by Day with Douglas Sheehan, Linda Kelsey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. In 1990, she was featured in six episodes of the popular TV series LA Law as Kimberly Dugan. Her first notable starring television role was as Alison Parker on the nighttime drama Melrose Place from 1992–1997. She also went on to play Georgia Thomas on Ally McBeal from 1997–2000. In 1999, she became a spokeswoman for Almay cosmetics, being the face of their new line of make-up "Skin Stays Clean." Courtney left the Ally McBeal show because she felt pressured to be so thin that her health was in jeopardy, and also wanted to spend more time with then-new husband Andrew Conrad. Since 2001, Courtney has starred as Cheryl on the sitcom According to Jim. Her pregnancy was hidden on the show at first, but was written into the plot. On September 18, 2007, Thorne-Smith's novel, Outside In, was published by Broadway Books. Wikipedia
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    Kellie Martin

    Kellie Noelle Martin (born October 16, 1975) is an Emmy Award-nominated American television actress who is probably best known for her roles as Rebecca Thatcher on Life Goes On and as Lucy Knight on ER. Career A native of Riverside, California, Martin loved to perform for her close-knit family. She began her acting career at age seven, when her aunt Rhonda Jett (mother of Kyle Jett), a nanny for actor Michael Landon's children, helped Martin land a guest spot on the Landon produced series Father Murphy. Among many roles in motion pictures, made-for-TV movies and television series, she is perhaps most famous for her role as Rebecca "Becca" Thatcher on the drama Life Goes On, which ran on ABC (1989–1993), and for her role as med student Lucy Knight on the NBC drama ER (1998–2000). Martin also contributed the voice of Daphne Blake on the animated series A Pup Named Scooby-Doo. 1990s In 1993, she made a guest appearance as "Cleo Walker" in an episode of seaQuest DSV entitled "Brothers and Sisters." In 1994, she starred in her own series, acting alongside Tyne Daly in the CBS period drama Christy. The series was based on a popular spiritually-themed novel by the author Catherine Marshall and told the story of a young missionary teacher in an isolated community in the Appalachian Mountains. The show was well received and had an avid fan base, but its ratings suffered from being moved around the television schedule in unpredictable time slots. In 1995, she starred in The Face on the Milk Carton, a TV film based on the book by Caroline Cooney about a teenager who finds out she was kidnapped from her real family 12 years prior and had been raised by the parents of her kidnapper. She also was in A Goofy Movie as the voice of Roxanne. In 1997, she starred in the short-lived NBC drama Crisis Center, which lasted only six episodes. From 1998-2000, Martin appeared on the medical drama ER as doomed medical student Lucy Knight. Martin left the show after her sister's death, as she could not bear to spend so much time in even a fake hospital after being in real ones so much during her sister's illness. 2000s In 2002, Lifetime started a television series, Fiona, based on Warren Adler's The Fiona FitzGerald Mysteries as a starring vehicle for Martin, but it was never aired. In 2003, Martin starred in Mystery Woman, a Hallmark Channel movie about the owner of a mystery bookshop who solves actual crimes. It proved a popular vehicle for Martin; since 2005 she has gone on to make ten more Mystery Woman movies for Hallmark, two of which she directed. In 2006, Martin starred in the Lifetime movie Live Once, Die Twice. Martin also starred in another Lifetime movie as the lead role in A Friend to Die For and No Brother of Mine. Personal life Martin graduated from Yale University in 2001 with a degree in art history. She was a member of Saybrook College. She married Keith Christian in May 15, 1999 in his hometown of Polson, Montana. The pair had their first child, a daughter named Margaret Heather 'Maggie' Christian, on November 4, 2006. She is named after Martin's sister Heather, who died due to lupus erythematosus at age 19. Filmography 1.No Brother of Mine (2007) (TV) .... Nina St. Clair 2."The Batman" .... Oracle (1 episode, 2007) 3.Thru the Moebius Strip (2005) (voice) .... Allana 4.Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004) (V) (voice) .... Mona / Additional voices 5.Open House (2004) .... Debbie Delaney 6."Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" .... Melinda Granville (1 episode, 2003) 7.Mystery Woman (2003-2007) (TV) .... Samantha Kinsey 8.Malibu's Most Wanted (2003) .... Jen 9.Fiona (2002) (TV) .... Detective Fiona Fitzgerald 10.All You Need (2001) .... Beth Sabistan Starnes 11.Man in the Kitchen (2001) (TV) 12."ER" .... Lucy Knight (36 episodes, 1998-2000) 13.About Sarah (1998) (TV) .... Mary Beth McCaffrey 14.On the Edge of Innocence (1997) (TV) .... Zoe Tyler 15."Crisis Center" .... Kathy Goodman (6 episodes, 1997) 16.Breaking Through (1996) (TV) .... Laura Keyes 17.Her Last Chance (1996) (TV) .... Alex Saxen 18.Hidden in Silence (1996) (TV) .... Fusia Podgorska 19.Her Hidden Truth (1995) (TV) .... Billie Calhoun 20."Christy" .... Christy Huddleston (20 episodes, 1994-1995) 21.The Face on the Milk Carton (1995) (TV) .... Jennifer Sands / Janie Jessmon 22.If Someone Had Known (1995) (TV) .... Katie Liner 23.A Goofy Movie (1995) (voice) .... Roxanne (Girl in School) 24."Aladdin" .... Sadira (4 episodes, 1994) 25.A Friend to Die For (1994) (TV) .... Angela Delvecchio 26.Christy (1994) (TV) .... Christy Huddleston 27."ABC Afterschool Specials" .... Samantha Wheeler (1 episode, 1993) 28."SeaQuest DSV" .... Cleo Walker (1 episode, 1993) 29."Life Goes On" .... Rebecca 'Becca' Thacher (83 episodes, 1989-1993) 30.Matinee (1993) .... Sherry 31."Taz-Mania" (1991) TV series (voice) .... Molly Tasmanian Devil 32.The Flamingo Kid (1989) (TV) .... Lauren Brody 33."Baywatch" .... Chelsea Carroll (1 episode, 1989) 34.Troop Beverly Hills (1989) .... Emily Coleman 35."Mr. Belvedere" .... Kimberly (1 episode, 1989) 36."Charles in Charge" .... Heather Curtis (1 episode, 1989) 37."ABC Weekend Specials" .... Karen (1 episode, 1988) 38."A Pup Named Scooby-Doo" .... Daphne Blake / ... (4 episodes, 1988) 39."Fantastic Max" (1988) TV series (voice) .... Additional Voices 40.Secret Witness (1988) (TV) .... Jennie Thomas 41."The Tracey Ullman Show" .... Kari, slumber party Girl (1 episode, 1988) 42."thirtysomething" .... Robin Kramer (2 episodes, 1988) 43."My Two Dads" .... Rebecca / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1988) 44."Valerie" .... Tracy Nash (4 episodes, 1987-1988) 45.Doin' Time on Planet Earth (1988) .... Sheila 46.Body Slam (1986) .... Missy Roberts 47."Life with Lucy" .... Patty (2 episodes, 1986) 48.Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) .... Kristi Carlson 49."Dallas" .... Brenda Crane (1 episode, 1986) 50.The Richest Cat in the World (1986) (TV) .... Veronica 51.Help Wanted: Kids (1986) (TV) .... Linda 52."Highway to Heaven" .... Lisa Ratchett (1 episode, 1984) 53."Father Murphy" .... Flossie (1 episode, 1982) Wikipedia Imdb
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    Michelle Eabry

    Name : Michelle Eabry Agency : Click Height : 5'8" (1m73) Hair : Blonde Eyes : Blue Dress Size : 6-8 Waist : 23 Shoes : 7
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    Debra Paget

    Debra Paget (born August 19, 1933) is an American actress and entertainer who made a name for herself in the 1950s and early-1960s in a variety of feature films including Cecil B. DeMille's epic The Ten Commandments and Love Me Tender, the film debut of Elvis Presley. Early life and career Debra Paget was born in Denver, Colorado to show-business parents. Her birth name was Debralee Griffin; she later took the stage name of Paget from two of her ancestors, Lord and Lady Paget of England. The family moved from Denver to Los Angeles in the 1930s to be close to the developing film industry. Her mother, actress Margaret Griffin, was determined that Debra and her siblings would also make their careers in show business. This ambition was realized: Paget's sisters Judith ("Teala Loring") and Lezlie ("Lisa Gaye"), and her brother Frank ("Ruell Shayne") all entered the business as either cast or crew. Paget had her first professional job at age 8, and acquired some stage experience at 13 when she acted in a 1946 production of Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor. In the period 1950-1956 she also took part in six original radio plays for Family Theater. During those same years, she read parts in four episodes of Lux Radio Theater, sharing the microphone with such actors as Burt Lancaster, Tyrone Power, Cesar Romero, Ronald Colman, and Robert Stack. The latter set included dramatizations of two of her feature films. Paget's first notable film role was as "Tina Riconti" in Cry of the City, a 1948 crime drama directed by Robert Siodmak. Fresh out of high school in 1949, she acted in three other films before being signed by 20th Century-Fox. Her first vehicle under Fox was 1950's Broken Arrow, a film that James Stewart credits with reviving his acting career after World War II. (Stewart had served in the Air Force reserve, rising to the rank of Major General.) Paget played an Indian maiden who gives up her life to save Stewart's character. A box office success, the film was good for her career too. She went on to starring roles in a variety of films, appearing along with such durable actors as James Stewart, Richard Basehart, Michael Rennie, Cornel Wilde, Raymond Massey, Vincent Price, Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anthony Quinn, Edward G. Robinson, Elvis Presley, Joseph Cotten, Robert Wagner. Selected film roles Belles on their Toes Released in 1950, Cheaper by the Dozen is based on the real-life story of efficiency expert Frank Gilbreth and his large family. Belles on Their Toes is the 1952 sequel starring Jeanne Crain, Myrna Loy, Jeffrey Hunter, and Edward Arnold. Paget replaced Patti Bailey as "Martha Gilbreth", the third oldest daughter, in the well-regarded comedy. House of Strangers In this film from early in her career, Paget plays "Maria Domenico", a largely decorative role. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the 1948 film noir classic stars Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, and Richard Conte as the chief members of the turbulent Monetti family. (The film is also known as East Side Story.) Princess of the Nile Set in A.D. 1249, this 1954 film stars Paget in dual roles as Shalimar, an Egyptian princess striving to rid her country of its Bedouin conquerors, and as Taura the dancing girl. Via a secret underground canal, the regal princess swims to the seedy establishment in town where, as the fiery Taura, she plies her terpsichorean wares—and is a cunning spy against the forces of evil, as personified by Michael Rennie, who plays the Bedouin bad guy. The Technicolor production also features Jeffrey Hunter, Dona Drake, and Michael Ansara. It is typical action-adventure fare, notable chiefly for Taura's energetic dance numbers, which the Hays Office, following its prohibition of suggestive dancing, reportedly trimmed. White Feather A sympathetic portrayal of Native Americans distinguishes this 1955 film from most others of its period. It shares that quality with Paget's earlier Broken Arrow. It tells the story of the peace mission from the US cavalry to the Cheyenne Indians in Wyoming during the 1870s. Here she plays "Appearing Day", the daughter of a chief. Like Paget's character in Broken Arrow, Appearing Day falls in love with a white cavalry officer, played by Robert Wagner; unlike in the earlier film, she does not die, but weds her paramour. Jeffrey Hunter and Hugh O'Brian play Indian braves. Seven Angry Men This 1955 historical drama stars Raymond Massey reprising his role in Santa Fe Trail as the abolitionist John Brown. Jeffrey Hunter portrays Owen, Brown's eldest son. Paget is "Elizabeth Clark", Owen's love interest. Although the performances of all three actors are generally praised, reviews of the film are mixed. The Haunted Palace Vincent Price stars in this 1963 horror film, which was Debra Paget's last feature film. Lon Chaney, Jr. also makes one of his last screen appearances. Roger Corman directs. Though it is billed as based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe, and was filmed in the middle of Corman's "Poe cycle", the film actually owes much more to the writing of H. P. Lovecraft. Paget is "Ann Ward", one of the residents of the New England village menaced by Price when his spirit returns to possess the body of a visiting descendant and seek revenge on the descendants of those who burned him at the stake. Leaving the studio system The Hollywood studio system dominated American feature film production in the first half of the 20th century. Under it, an actor would sign an exclusive contract to make films for a major studio, such as Fox. An actor would be slated for a specific number of films and could count on appearing with some of the top stars of the day in films produced with at least reasonable competence. Thus, actors just starting out could be sure of getting experience and exposure. It was a system that worked well, at first, for Paget; she had beauty and talent, and her early Fox films did well, so the studio bolstered her film career. However, by the mid-1950s it was clear to Fox executives that she could not carry a film on her own. Also, in 1955 she broke the exclusivity clause of her contract: White Feather was not a Fox film. The studio dropped her contract; 1957's The River's Edge was the last film she made for Fox. After that, Paget's career began to decline. She was typically cast in "exotic" roles such as South Sea Island maidens or middle-eastern harem girls. She travelled to Germany in 1959 to join the cast of Fritz Lang's two-film adventure saga (called in America Journey to the Lost City) in a role that recalled her Shalimar/Taura of Princess of the Nile. Like the Egyptian epic, "Lost City" is remembered chiefly for her energetic dance scenes. She acted in a pair of films shot in Italy. Her final feature film was The Haunted Palace, a 1963 horror film directed by Roger Corman for American International Pictures. Paget had done television work, both comedy and drama, throughout her career. Her last performance in this medium was in a December 1965 episode of Burke's Law. She retired from entertainment in 1965, after marrying a wealthy Chinese-American oil executive. Paget turned to Christianity. She hosted her own show, An Interlude with Debra Paget on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), a Christian network, in the early 90s, and also was involved in Praise the Lord. She comes out of retirement occasionally to appear on TBN as a guest. Currently, she lives in Houston, Texas, where her sisters Meg and Lezlie Gae (stage name: Lisa Gaye) also reside. Marriages and other relationships In 1958, Paget was married for four months to actor and singer David Street; the marriage was annulled. She married Budd Boetticher, a prominent director, in 1960. They separated after 22 days, and their divorce became official in 1961. (In his later years, Boetticher ascribed the failure of his marriage to Paget to the daunting difficulties he encountered when he went to Mexico to make a film about the life of his friend, legendary bullfighter Carlos Arruza.) Paget left the entertainment field in 1964 after marrying Louis C. Kung, a Chinese-American nephew of Madame Chiang Kai-Shek who was successful in the oil industry. This third marriage produced a son, Greg. Kung and Paget were divorced in 1980. Wikipedia
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    Maylen Pierce

    Maylen Pierce Height : 5'10 Dress Size : 6-7-8 Bust : 34 Hips : 35 Shoes : 7 1/2, 8 Hair : Blond Eyes : Blue Agencies : Elite (NY), First One (Paris), Name (NY) Years active : 1980/1990 Facebook link : http://www.facebook.com/people/Maylen-Pierce/1557181228
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    Lysette Anthony

    Lysette Anthony (born September 26, 1963 in London, England) is an English film, television, and theatre actress. Her parents are actors Michael Anthony (Michael Chodźko) and Bernadette Milnes and her birth name was Lysette Chodzko. Anthony has established herself as a talented and versatile actress and writer. Heralded as the "Face of the Eighties" by David Bailey at the age of 16, Anthony was a highly successful model before she became a household name as an actress at the age of 20. Anthony was part of a sell-out run at the Trafalgar Studios in the West End as Arabella Lucretia in the sell out hit comedy The New Statesman, with Rik Mayall, directed by Josie Rourke. She has also played the role of Joanna Lyppiatt in Noel Coward's Present Laughter (with Simon Callow) and the role of Eleanor in Terry Johnson's Dead Funny at The West Yorkshire Playhouse. Her television appearances in 2006 included guest lead roles in Casualty and a new sit-com pilot, Baggy Trousers. She also recently played the roles of Rachel Heath, a semi regular character in The Bill and Veronica Cray in The Hollow, a two-part Poirot film for ITV, with David Suchet. Anthony’s extensive work in over 30 feature films includes Krull with Kenneth Marshall and Freddie Jones, Without A Clue with Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley, Woody Allen’s award winning Husbands and Wives in which she played Sydney Pollack’s neurotic mistress. Further film credits include: Farewell to Harry, The Loch with Patrick Bergin, the Miramax/Dimension feature Tale of the Mummy with Christopher Lee, Mel Brooks Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde with Sean Young; Tri-Star’s Look Who's Talking Now with John Travolta, The Advocate starring alongside Colin Firth and The Lady and the Highwayman with Hugh Grant. Well-known to television audiences, Anthony’s numerous credits include ITV’s Murder in Suburbia, a regular role in the award winning soap Night & Day (ITV), Hotel! for Channel 5, BBC’s Jonathan Creek, Oliver Twist, Dombey and Son, Campion, Lovejoy and ITV’s Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. She also starred for six years in the repeated BBC sitcom Three Up, Two Down. She is also memorable as portraying the cunning witch Angelíque for eight episodes of the primetime revival of the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, in which she spoke with a near flawless French accent, and eerie laugh. Anthony’s other notable theatre credits include The Vagina Monologues at The Royal Albert Hall and the role of Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis in the Broadway transfer of Jackie at the Queen's Theatre, the lead in 23:59 at The Crucible, Sheffield, Toys In the Attic at Watford with Hayley Mills, Restoration at Bristol Old Vic, The Lady's Not for Burning at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter, Ibsen’s Ghosts and The New Statesman with Rik Mayall. Anthony also appeared in music videos - a series of Bryan Adams videos, for example "Run to You", and also Depeche Mode's "I Feel You".
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    Katarina Witt

    Katarina Witt (born December 3, 1965) is a German figure skater, in Germany she was commonly affectionately called "Kati" in the past, but today her full name is used more often. She won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany, first in the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and the second in 1988 at the Calgary Olympics. She won the World Championships in 1984, 1985, 1987, and 1988, and six consecutive European Championships (1983��‚��€œ1988). Her competitive record makes her one of the most successful figure skaters of all time. Biography Katarina Witt was born in Staaken in then East Germany, just outside of West Berlin, which is today part of Berlin. She went to school in Karl-Marx-Stadt (which today has reverted to its pre-war name of Chemnitz). There she attended a special school for sports-talented children, named Kinder- und Jugendsportschule. She represented the club SC Karl-Marx-Stadt for the GDR (East Germany). Jutta Müller began coaching her in 1977. In 1984, Katarina Witt was voted "GDR female athlete of the year" by the readers of the East German newspaper junge Welt. She narrowly won the 1984 Olympic title over the favored contender, reigning World champion Rosalynn Sumners of the United States. Witt and Sumners held the top two spots heading into the Olympic free skate, worth 50% of the total score. Witt landed three triple jumps in her free skate program (or long program), and the judges left room for Sumners to win the event, but Sumners scaled back two of her jumps, and Witt won the long program by one tenth of a point on one judge's scorecard. In 1987, Witt recaptured the World Championship title, which she had lost the previous year to Debi Thomas. Many consider her performance at this event to be the finest of her career. Witt only finished fifth in compulsory figures, which meant that Thomas could finish second in both the short and long programs and still retain the world title. However, a costly error by Thomas in the short program put the two skaters on a level playing field heading into the free skate. Witt skated the strongest long program of her career, landing 5 triple jumps, including a triple loop jump. Although Thomas also skated a strong long program, Witt was ranked first by the majority of the 9 judges and thus reclaimed the world title. Both Witt and Thomas were the favored contenders for the 1988 Olympic title. Their rivalry was known as the "Battle of the Carmens", as each woman had independently elected to skate her long program to music from Bizet's opera Carmen. They held the top two spots after the compulsory figures and the short program. Witt skated her long program well, but not spectacularly, landing 4 triple jumps and downgrading her planned triple loop jump to a double loop. This left room for Thomas to win the long program, but Thomas skated poorly, missing 3 of her planned 5 triple jumps. Canadian skater Elizabeth Manley actually won the long program, but Katarina Witt retained her Olympic title based on her overall scores (she had finished ahead of Elizabeth Manley in both the compulsory figures and the short program). Katarina Witt became only the second woman in figure skating history (after Sonja Henie) to defend her Olympic title. In 1988, Witt started a professional career, which was very unusual for East German athletes. At first she spent three years on tour in the United States with Brian Boitano, also a gold medalist in figure skating. Their show "Witt and Boitano Skating" was so successful that for the first time in ten years, New York's Madison Square Garden was sold out for an ice show. Later she continued at Holiday on Ice in the United States and in Western Europe. Following the dissolution of East Germany, Ministerium fur Staatssicherheit (Stasi) secret police files revealed that Witt had fully cooperated with the Stasi. She also became an actress in the film Carmen on Ice (1989), which expanded upon her gold medal freestyle routine at Calgary. In 1990, she received an Emmy Award for her role in this film. In 1994, she made a comeback to the competitive skating scene. She was again coached by Jutta Muller and qualified for the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, where she finished 7th. Her appearance in the Olympics was more about celebrating the joy of freedom in East Germany than in hopes of winning a medal. Much-noted was her free program to the music “Sag mir wo die Blumen sind" (an arrangement of the Pete Seeger folksong "Where Have All the Flowers Gone"), considered remarkable for its artistic impression, including a peace message for the people of Sarajevo (the site of her first Olympic victory). She received the Golden Camera for her Olympic comeback. In the same year she published her autobiography Meine Jahre zwischen Pflicht und Kür (My Years between Compulsories and Freestyle). In 1995, she was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame. In 1996, she had a cameo role in the movie Jerry Maguire. In December 1998, Witt posed nude for Playboy Magazine. The issue in which these photos were published was the second sold-out issue of this magazine. (The first sold-out issue was the inaugural one including photos of Marilyn Monroe.) Also in 1998, Witt appeared in the movie Ronin with a small supporting role and several lines of script. Around this time, she also played a villain in an episode of the tongue-in-cheek television series, V.I.P. In 1999, she was voted "Favorite Female Athlete in the United States," as well as "Favorite Female Skater of the Century." Witt has been known for her beauty and sex appeal as well as for her athleticism. Time magazine called her ��‚��“the most beautiful face of socialism.��‚�� At the peak of her career, she was thought by some to resemble Brooke Shields, both of whom were in their late teens / early 20s at the time. Witt's taste in figure skating costumes sometimes raised eyebrows. At the 1983 European championships she skated her Mozart short program in knee breeches instead of a skirt. Her blue skirtless feather-trimmed 1988 costume for a showgirl-themed short program was considered too theatrical and sexy, and led to a change in the ISU regulations which required female skaters to wear more modest clothing including skirts. In 1994, skating a Robin Hood-themed program, she again pushed the boundaries of the costume regulations by wearing not a skirt but a short tunic over leggings. In November 2005, she published a novel, Only with Passion, in which she offers advice to a fictional young skater based on her many years of skating. Since October 2006, she has her own TV-show at the German TV-station ProSieben Stars auf Eis (Stars on Ice). On 7 July, 2007, Witt presented at the German leg of Live Earth in Hamburg. Witt has been invited to Istanbul as an honored guest for a popular skating competition TV show called Buzda Dans (Dance on Ice). The competition took place on February 25, 2007. Wikipedia
  14. Princess Letizia of Spain Letizia, Princess of Asturias (Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, 15 September 1972, Oviedo, Spain), is the wife of Felipe, Prince of Asturias, who is heir apparent to the Spanish throne. Before her marriage to the prince, she was a journalist. Letizia is the eldest daughter of Jesús José Ortiz Álvarez (born in Oviedo on 24 December 1949), a journalist, and first wife Paloma Rocasolano Rodríguez, (born in Madrid on 15 April 1952) a registered nurse and also a hospital union representative.[1] Her parents divorced in 1999 and her father remarried on 1 September 2000 or in Madrid on 18 March 2004 fellow journalist Ana Togores N, born ca. 1955[2]. Letizia's paternal grandparents were José Luis Ortiz Velasco (ca. 1923 - Sardéu, Ribadesella, 30 March 2005), a retired commercial employee at Olivetti who died of a pulmonary disease,[3] and wife (m. 1949) María del Carmen (Menchu) Álvarez del Valle (Santander, ca. 1928 -), a well known radio broadcaster in Asturias for over 40 years, daughter of N Álvarez N and wife Placida del Valle N. Her maternal grandparents are Francisco Julio Rocasolano Camacho (ca. 1918 -), a mechanic and a cab driver in Madrid for over 20 years, and wife (m. Madrid, 1950) Enriqueta Rodríguez Figueredo (Oviedo, 1919 - Madrid, 22 June 2008). Letizia has two sisters (one now deceased) : Telma Ortiz Rocasolano, (born in Oviedo on 25 October 1973), a Licentiate in Economics from the University of Barcelona and an economist who works for international aid agencies. She has one daughter, Amanda (with partner Enrique Martín Llop), who was born on 28 March 2008. Érika Ortiz Rocasolano, (Oviedo, 9 April 1975 - Madrid, 7 February 2007), a Licentiate in Fine Arts and worked as a literary agent. On 7 February 2007, she was found dead in her apartment in Madrid. In recent months, she had taken a leave of absence from work due to severe depression. Her premature death was probably due to an intentional prescription drug overdose. She was survived by a daughter, Carla Vigo Ortiz, born in 2000, from her relationship with Antonio Vigo Pérez, born in Madrid in 1972 (a Licentiate in Fine Arts and a sculptor from whom she had separated shortly before her death). Letizia attended La Gesta School in Oviedo, before her family moved to Madrid, where she attended high school at the Ramiro de Maeztu High School. She completed a Bachelor's Degree and a Licentiate's Degree in Sciences of the Information, branch of Journalism, at the Complutense University of Madrid, as well as a Master's Degree in Audiovisual Journalism at the Institute for Studies in Audiovisual Journalism. During her studies, Letizia worked for the Asturian daily newspaper La Nueva España and later for the newspaper ABC and the news agency EFE. After completing her studies, she spent some time in Guadalajara, Mexico, working at the newspaper Siglo XXI. After returning to Spain, she worked for the Spanish version of the economic channel Bloomberg before moving to the news network CNN+. In 2000, she moved to TVE, where she started working for the news channel 24 Horas. In 2002, she anchored the weekly news report program Informe Semanal and later the daily morning news program Telediario Matinal on TVE 1. In August 2003, a few months before her engagement to Felipe, Letizia was promoted to anchor of the TVE daily evening news program Telediario 2, the most viewed newscast in Spain. In 2000 Letizia reported from Washington, D.C. on the presidential elections. In September 2001 she broadcast live from Ground Zero following the 9/11 attacks in New York and in 2003 she filed reports from Iraq following the war. In 2002 she sent several reports from Galicia in northern Spain following the ecological disaster when the oil tanker Prestige sank. Letizia married Alonso Guerrero Pérez, born in Mérida in 1962, son of Juan Francisco Guerrero N and wife María de los Dolores Pérez N, a Licentiate in Philosophy from the University of Extremadura, a writer and a high-school literature teacher, on 6/7 August 1998, in a simple civil ceremony at Almendralejo, in Badajoz, after a 10-year courtship. The marriage was dissolved by divorce in 1999. They had no children. He is now married to María del Carmen Astero N. On 1 November 2003 to the surprise of many, the Royal Household announced Letizia's engagement to the Prince of Asturias. Afterwards, she moved to live in a wing of Zarzuela Palace until the day of her wedding. The wedding took place on 22 May 2004 in the Cathedral Santa María la Real de la Almudena in Madrid. It was the first royal wedding in this cathedral, which was consecrated by the Pope in 1993. It had been nearly a century since the capital celebrated a royal wedding, as the present king and queen married in Athens, and the prince's sisters, Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina, married in Sevilla and Barcelona respectively. As Letizia's previous marriage involved only a civil ceremony, the Roman Catholic Church does not consider it valid and therefore did not require an annulment before her Catholic marriage to the Prince of Asturias. After the wedding, she moved with her new husband to his residence, a 3,150-square meter palace built within the Zarzuela Palace grounds. Letizia joined from the beginning the duties of her husband Felipe, Prince of Asturias, and traveled extensively through Spain in representation of the King. They also represented Spain in other countries: the Princess has traveled along with the Prince to Jordan, Mexico, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Panama, the United States of America, Serbia, Brazil, Uruguay, Sweden, Denmark, Japan, China and Portugal. She also greeted, along with other members of the royal family, international dignitaries. Letizia also attended foreign royalty gatherings in Luxembourg and The Netherlands, for the silver wedding anniversary of The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, as well as the 40th birthday celebrations of The Prince of Orange. Her solo agenda was announced in 2006, shortly after the announcement of her second pregnancy. Letizia has performed a couple of audiences and her work will focus on social issues such as children rights, culture and education. In late 2007, her solo agenda started to grow in the quantity of events she performed by herself and Felipe's and Letizia's agendas became more distinct and separate. It was announced on 8 May 2005 that Letizia was pregnant and on 31 October 2005 at 1:46 a.m. at the Ruber Clinic in Madrid, she gave birth to a girl, Infanta Leonor, the first child for the couple, who was baptized on 14 January 2006. The godparents were the King and Queen of Spain. As for the Infanta's future as a possible monarch, The Prince of Asturias was quoted in the Spanish Herald, when asked by a reporter if "a queen has [been] born", the prince answered, "For now a princess has been born. But the logic of the times means that if the reform that the administration is planning takes place, she will be." On 25 September 2006 the Royal House announced that the couple were expecting their second child in May 2007. On 27 November 2006 it was announced that the second child the Princess was expecting was also a girl. On 29 April 2007, at 16:50 h, her second daughter, Infanta Sofía, was born. Her godparents were Paloma Rocasolano and Konstantin-Assen, Prince of Vidin of Bulgaria and her baptism was on 15 July 2007.
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    Laure Manaudou

    Laure Manaudou (born October 9, 1986 in Villeurbanne) is a French Olympic, world and European champion swimmer. She is the daughter of a French father and a Dutch mother. 2004 Olympics Manaudou currently holds the world records for the 400 meter freestyle (short course), but she has lost her "long course" record, which is set in 50 meter pools. She won the gold medal in the women's 400 meter freestyle at the 2004 Athens Olympics. It was France's first gold medal ever in women's swimming and the first swimming gold medal won by a French athlete since Jean Boiteux's victory in the 400 meter men's freestyle event at Helsinki in 1952. Manaudou won the silver medal in the women's 800 meter freestyle at the Athens Olympics. In that race, she had a quick start but was passed down the stretch by Ai Shibata of Japan. She also won the bronze medal in the women's 100 meter backstroke, becoming only the second Frenchwoman to win three medals in a single Olympic Games, Summer or Winter. The first one was the track and field athlete Micheline Ostermeyer in London in 1948. Manaudou was by far the best swimmer on the French team, and did not have the team support to win a medal in the women's 4 x 200m freestyle relay. Manaudou is currently tied for second (three medals altogether) on the all-time list of French multiple female Winter or Summer Olympic medal winners along with Micheline Ostermeyer, Marielle Goitschel, Pascale Trinquet-Hachin, Perrine Pelen, Anne Briand-Bouthiaux, Marie-José Pérec, Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli and Félicia Ballanger. The all-time leader is the fencer Laura Flessel-Colovic, who has five Olympic medals. 2004 European Swimming Championships Manaudou won three gold medals at the 2004 European Swimming Championships in Madrid, Spain, for the 100 meter backstroke, 400 meter freestyle, and the 4
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    Kathryn Morris (born January 28, 1969) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her lead role in the CBS series Cold Case. Biography Career Morris' first role was a minor one in the 1991 telemovie Long Road Home. Several other small parts followed, including a bit part as a psychiatric patient in the Oscar-winning As Good as It Gets. Her breakthrough role came as Lt. Annalisa "Stinger" Lindstrom in the television series Pensacola: Wings of Gold in 1997. She played it for two seasons. Morris continued to work in films (notably ones directed by Rod Lurie) and had a brief stint on the Xena series in 1999. Steven Spielberg cast her in two successive films, but her scenes as a rock star in A.I.: Artificial Intelligence which required her to take singing and guitar lessons were cut by the director while his Minority Report was filming. In the latter, she portrayed the tormented wife of Tom Cruise's character. In 2003, Morris won the lead role of detective Lilly Rush in the CBS dramatic series Cold Case in which she plays a passionately concerned but relationship-shy detective assigned to solving murders that frequently are decades old. The actress also appeared in the 2004 films Mindhunters and Paycheck. Personal life Most sources report Morris was born in Cincinnati, Ohio (though CBS News identifies her birthplace as Dallas). She was raised in the Church of Christ in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, and toured the country in the family's singing group, Morris Code. She attended two colleges in the Philadelphia area, including Temple University. She lives in Los Angeles, California. In 2003, she was briefly engaged to Randy Hamilton, a financial advisor. She is currently dating David Barrett, a director and producer who has worked on Cold Case. Filmography Resurrecting the Champ (2007) .... Joyce Mindhunters (2004) .... Sara Moore Paycheck (2003) .... Rita Dunne The Hire: Hostage (2002) .... Linda Delacroix (The Hostage) (one of the BMW films) Minority Report (2002) .... Lara Anderton Role of a Lifetime (2001) .... Chelsea The Last Castle (2001) .... DOD investigator (scenes deleted) A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) .... Teenage Honey (scenes deleted)[1] And Never Let Her Go (2001) (TV) .... Anne Marie Fahey The Contender (2000) .... Special Agent Paige Willomina Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (2000) (TV) .... Patricia Williams Hell Swarm (2000) (TV) Deterrence (1999) .... Lizzie Woods Screenplay (1999) Inherit the Wind (1999) (TV) .... Rachel Brown Inferno (1998) (TV) .... Ryan Tibbet The Prophecy II (1998) (V) .... Anxious Mother Pensacola: Wings of Gold (1997) TV Series .... 1st Lt. Annalisa Lindstrom (1997-1998) As Good as It Gets (1997) .... Psychiatric Patient The Prince (1996/I) .... Emily Sleepstalker (1995) .... Megan Family Values (1995) (TV) .... Borgyork Grumm W.E.I.R.D. World (1995) (TV) .... Lucy, Monochian's Assistant A Friend to Die For (1994) (TV) .... Monica Sweet Justice (1994) TV Series .... Remy Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994) (TV) .... Zundro (Sandra) Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story (1994) (TV) .... Angela Double Cross (1992) .... Andy Cool as Ice (1991) .... Jen Long Road Home (1991) (TV) .... Billy Jo Robertson Notable television appearances Cold Case (2003-present) TV Series .... Lilly Rush The Wright Stuff (2000) playing "Herself" 3 December 2002 The Mind of the Married Man (2001) playing "Sandy" in two episodes: "Just Thinking of You" (episode # 1.7) 4 November 2001 "When We Were Nice" (episode # 1.8) 11 November 2001 Providence (1999) playing "Molly" in episode: "The Third Thing" (episode # 2.1) 24 September 1999 Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) playing "Najara" in two episodes: "Crusader" (episode # 4.8) 16 November 1998 "The Convert" (episode # 4.18) 19 April 1999 The Magnificent Seven (1998) playing "Charlotte Richmond" in two episodes: "Wagon Train: Part 1" (episode # 2.5) 12 February 1999 "Wagon Train: Part 2" (episode # 2.6) 19 February 1999 Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996) playing "Laura Davis" in episode: "Silent Partner" (episode # 2.15) 20 June 1997 Ink (1996) playing "Woman" in episode: "Above the Fold" (episode # 1.1) 21 October 1996 Silk Stalkings (1991) playing "Judith Millay" in episode: "Compulsion" (episode # 6.2) 22 September 1996 Wikipedia
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  19. Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland (Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine; born 10 June 1982) is the youngest child and second daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. She is third in line to the Swedish throne (behind her sister, Crown Princess Victoria and brother, Prince Carl Philip), and 193rd in the Line of Succession to the British Throne through her father, who is a great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Her fourth name, Josephine, is in honour of her ancestress Josephine of Leuchtenberg (later Queen of Sweden and Norway under the name Josefina) the daughter of Eugène de Beauharnais, son of Napoleon Bonaparte's first wife Joséphine by her first husband. Princess Madeleine was born at Drottningholm Palace. The Princess was christened at The Royal Palace Church on 31 August 1982. Her godparents are Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Walther Sommerlath, Princess Benedikte of Denmark, and Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson. In 2008 she was included as 12th on the list of the "20 Hottest Young Royals" as compiled by Forbe's Magazine. Education From 1985-89, the Princess began her education at Västerled Parish Pre-School. In the autumn of 1989, she entered Smedslättsskolan in Bromma, attending at the junior level. For the intermediate level, the Princess proceeded to Carlssons School in Stockholm, and then went on to Enskilda Gymnasiet in Stockholm, which she attended at the senior level. She also completed upper secondary school at Enskilda, from which she graduated in 2001. During the autumn of 2001, the Princess lived in London where she studied English. In the spring of 2002, she took a basic course in law and studied for the European Computer Driving Licence. In January of 2003, the Princess enrolled at the University of Stockholm where she began studies in the History of Art. She took 60 Swedish academical points in the subject (three terms). In the autumn of 2004, the Princess began a course in ethnology at the same university. She speaks English, German, and Swedish fluently, and also mid-level French. The Princess is currently taking graduate classes at University of Stockholm. Leisure pursuits Princess Madeleine is an enthusiastic rider. For many years, she owned several horses of her own (they were stabled at the Royal Mews) and also competed in showjumping under the name "Anna Svensson". She also enjoys skiing, and is very interested in the cultural world, particularly theatre, dance and art. In recognition of her age of majority in 2001, a scholarship fund was created in her name by the Gävleborg province, which comprises her duchies of Hälsingland and Gästrikland. It encourages and supports young people involved in horse riding. In 2001, Princess Madeleine first distributed such awards as 'Pony Rider of the Year with trainer in Gävleborg' and 'Gold Rider'. Charity work The Princess is the patron of the organisation Min Stora Dag (the Swedish equivalent of Make-A-Wish Foundation, more commonly known as My Big Day, its translation into English). In 2006, she interned for UNICEF for six months in New York City and worked for the division of Child Protective Services. Royal duties The Princess undertakes royal duties on behalf of her father and the people of Sweden. wikipedia
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    Princess Diana

    Diana, Princess of Wales, (Diana Frances; nee Spencer; July 1, 1961 – August 31, 1997) was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. Their sons, Princes William and Henry (Harry), are second and third in line to the thrones of the United Kingdom and fifteen other Commonwealth Realms. A public figure from the announcement of her engagement to Prince Charles, Diana remained the focus of near-constant media scrutiny in the United Kingdom and around the world up to and during her marriage, and after her subsequent divorce. Her sudden death in a car crash was followed by a spontaneous and prolonged show of public mourning - what many considered "their own personal this life" (Requiem for Diana, Collins Hanley). Contemporary responses to Diana's life and legacy have been mixed but a popular fascination with the Princess endures. The long awaited Coroner's Inquest reported in April 2008 that Diana had been unlawfully killed by the driver and the following paparazzi. Early life Diana was the youngest daughter of Edward John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, later John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, and his first wife, Frances Spencer, Viscountess Althorp (formerly the Honourable Frances Burke Roche, and later Frances Shand Kydd). She was born at Park House, Sandringham in Norfolk, England on 1 July 1961 at 6.45 in the evening. She was baptised at St. Mary Magdalene Church by the Rt. Rev. Percy Herbert (rector of the church and former Bishop of Norwich and Blackburn); her godparents included John Floyd (the chairman of Christie's). She was the third child to the couple, her four siblings being The Lady Sarah Spencer (born 19 March 1955), The Lady Jane Spencer (born 11 February 1957), The Honourable John Spencer (born and died 12 January 1960), and Charles Spencer (born 20 May 1964). Following her parents' acrimonious divorce in 1969 (over Lady Althorp's affair with wallpaper heir Peter Shand Kydd), Diana's mother took her and her younger brother to live in an apartment in London's Knightsbridge, where Diana attended a local day school. That Christmas the Spencer children went to celebrate with their father and he subsequently refused to allow them to return to London with their mother. Lady Althorp sued for custody of her children, but Lady Althorp's mother's testimony against her daughter during the trial contributed to the court's decision to award custody of Diana and her brother to their father. In 1976 Lord Spencer married Raine, Countess of Dartmouth, the only daughter of romantic novelist Barbara Cartland, after he was named as the "other party" in the Dartmouths' divorce. During this time Diana travelled up and down the country, living between her parents' homes—with her father at the Spencer seat in Northamptonshire, and with her mother, who had moved to the Island of Seil off the west coast of Scotland. Diana, like her siblings, did not get along with her stepmother. Education Diana was first educated at Silfield School Kings Lynn, Norfolk, then at Riddlesworth Hall in Norfolk and at West Heath Girls' School (later reorganized as the New School at West Heath, a special school for boys and girls) in Sevenoaks, Kent, where she was regarded as a poor student, having attempted and failed all of her O-levels twice. In 1977, at the age of 16, she left West Heath and briefly attended Institut Alpin Videmanette, a finishing school in Rougemont, Switzerland. At about that time, she first met her future husband, who was dating her sister, Lady Sarah. Diana reportedly excelled in swimming and diving and longed to be a ballerina. She studied ballet for a time, but at 5'10" was too tall. Diana moved to London before she turned seventeen. An apartment was purchased for her at Coleherne Court in the Earls Court area, and she lived there until 1981 with three flatmates. Marriage Prince Charles' love life had always been the subject of press speculation, and he was linked to numerous glamorous and aristocratic women, including Princess Diana's sister Lady Sarah Spencer. In his early thirties, he was under increasing pressure to marry. Legally, the only requirement was that he could not marry a Roman Catholic; a member of the Church of England was preferred. In order to gain the approval of his family and their advisers, any potential bride was expected to have a royal or aristocratic background, be a virgin, as well as be Protestant. Engagement and wedding Their engagement became official February 24, 1981 with the heir to the throne presenting the princess with a walnut-sized �30,000 ring consisting of 14 diamonds and a sapphire. The 20-year-old princess married at St Paul's Cathedral, which offered more seating than Westminster Abbey which was previously used for royal nuptials, on 29 July 1981 in what was widely billed as a "fairytale wedding" watched by a global television audience of 750 million. At the altar Diana accidentally reversed the order of Charles' names saying Phillip Charles Arthur George instead. The wedding started at 11:20 A.M. BST, and Diana wore a gown valued at �9000 with 25 foot train and the finest lace. Problems and separation In the late 1980s, the marriage of Diana and Charles fell apart, an event at first suppressed, then sensationalised, by the world media. Both the Prince and Princess of Wales allegedly spoke to the press through friends, each blaming the other for the marriage's demise. Charles resumed his old, pre-marital affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles. Asked what part Camilla had played in the break-up of her marriage, Diana commented during the BBC programme Panorama, "Well there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded." Diana had an affair with her riding instructor, James Hewitt. She confirmed this during the Panorama television interview. Charles had confirmed his own affair over a year earlier in a televised interview with Jonathan Dimbleby. The Prince and Princess of Wales were separated on 9 December 1992. While she blamed Camilla Parker-Bowles for her marital troubles, as early as October 1993, Diana was writing to a friend that she believed her husband was now in love with Tiggy Legge-Bourke and wanted to marry her. On 3 December 1993, Diana announced her withdrawal from public life. Divorce In December 1995, the Queen asked Charles and Diana for "an early divorce". This followed shortly after Diana's accusation that Tiggy Legge-Bourke had aborted Charles's child, causing Tiggy to instruct Peter Carter-Ruck to demand an apology. Two days before this story broke, Diana's secretary Patrick Jephson resigned, later claiming that Diana had "exulted in accusing Legge-Bourke of having had an abortion". On 20 December 1995, Buckingham Palace publicly announced that the Queen had sent letters to Charles and Diana advising them to divorce. The Queen's move was backed by the Prime Minister and by senior Privy Councillors, and, according to the BBC, was decided after two weeks of talks. Prince Charles immediately agreed with the suggestion. In February 1996, Diana announced her agreement as well. The divorce was finalised on 28 August 1996. Diana received a lump sum settlement of around �17,000,000 along with a legal order preventing her from discussing the details. Days before the decree absolute of divorce, Letters Patent were issued by Queen Elizabeth II containing general rules to regulate the titles of people who married into the Royal Family after divorce. In accordance with those rules, as she was no longer married to the Prince of Wales, and so had ceased to be a Royal by marriage, Diana lost the style, Her Royal Highness and instead was styled, Diana, Princess of Wales. Buckingham Palace issued a press release on the day of the day the decree absolute of divorce was issued, announcing Diana's change of title. Buckingham Palace stated that Diana was still officially a member of the Royal Family, since she was the mother of the second- and third-in-line to the throne. This was confirmed by the Deputy Coroner of the Queen’s Household, Baroness Butler-Sloss, who after a pre-hearing on 8 January 2007 ruled that: "I am satisfied that at her death, Diana, Princess of Wales continued to be considered as a member of the Royal Household." This appears to have been confirmed in the High Court judicial review matter of Al Fayed & Ors v Butler-Sloss. In that case, three High Court judges accepted submissions that the "very name ‘Coroner to the Queen’s Household’ gave the appearance of partiality in the context of inquests into the deaths of two people, one of whom was a member of the Royal Family and the other was not." Personal life after divorce After the divorce, Diana retained her apartment in Kensington Palace, completely redecorated, and it remained her home until her death. She publicly dated the respected heart surgeon from Pakistan, Hasnat Khan, who was called "the love of her life", for almost two years, before Khan ended the relationship due to cultural differences. She soon after began her relationship with Dodi Al-Fayed. These details were confirmed by witnesses at her inquest in November/December 2007. After her divorce, Diana worked particularly for the Red Cross and campaigned to rid the world of land mines. Her work was on a humanitarian rather than a political level. She pursued her own interests in philanthropy, music, fashion and travel—although she still required royal consent to take her children on holiday or to represent the UK abroad. Without a holiday or weekend home, Diana spent most of her time in London, often without her sons, who were with Prince Charles or at boarding school. Charity work Starting in the mid- to late 1980s, the Princess of Wales became very well known for her support of several charity projects. This stemmed naturally from her role as Princess of Wales—she was expected to engage in hospital visits where she comforted the sick and in so doing, assumed the patronage of various charitable organisations—and from an interest in certain illnesses and health-related matters. Diana was a supporter of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, a campaign that went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997. AIDS awareness In April 1987, the Princess of Wales was one of the first high-profile celebrities to be photographed touching a person infected with HIV at the 'chain of hope' organization. Her contribution to changing the public opinion of AIDS sufferers was summarized in December 2001 by Bill Clinton at the 'Diana, Princess of Wales Lecture on AIDS': "In 1987, when so many still believed that AIDS could be contracted through casual contact, Princess Diana sat on the sickbed of a man with AIDS and held his hand. She showed the world that people with AIDS deserve no isolation, but compassion and kindness. It helped change the world's opinion, and gave hope to people with AIDS." Bill Clinton Landmines The pictures of former Princess touring an Angolan minefield, in a ballistic helmet and flak jacket, were seen worldwide. It was during this campaign that some accused the Princess of meddling in politics and declared her a 'loose cannon.' In August 1997, just days before her death, she visited Bosnia with the Landmine Survivors Network. Her interest in landmines was focused on the injuries they create, often to children, long after a conflict is over. Death She is believed to have influenced the signing, though only after her death, of the Ottawa Treaty, which created an international ban on the use of anti-personnel landmines. On 31 August 1997, Diana died after a high speed car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris along with Dodi Al-Fayed and the acting security manager of the Hotel Ritz Paris, Henri Paul, who was instructed to drive the hired Mercedes-Benz through Paris secretly eluding the paparazzi. Their black 1994 Mercedes-Benz S280 (registration no. 688 LTV 75) crashed into the thirteenth pillar of the tunnel. The two-lane tunnel was built without metal barriers in front of the pillars, so a slight change in vehicle direction could easily result in a head-on collision with a tunnel pillar. None of the four occupants wore seat belts. The paparazzi, who had been trailing the car, arrived at the Alma underpass at different stages. Serge Arnal, Christian Martinez and Stephane Darmon appear to have arrived first, quickly followed by Serge Benhamou. Records supplied by mobile telephone operators Itineris and SFR support Serge Arnal's claim that he attempted to call the emergency services. Film seized from the cameras of Christian Martinez and Serge Arnal showed that they were taking photographs of the car and/or the occupants almost immediately after arrival at the scene – there were no emergency services near the car visible in their photographs. Blood analysis showed that Henri Paul was illegally intoxicated with alcohol whilst driving. He drove at high speed in order to evade the pursuing paparazzi. Tests showed he had consumed amounts of alcohol three times that of the French legal limit. Fayed's bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones, who was in the passenger seat, was closest to the point of impact and yet he was the only survivor of the crash. Henri Paul and Dodi Fayed were killed instantly, and Diana—unbelted in the back seat- slid forward during the impact and, having been violently thrown around the interior, "submarined" under the seat in front of her, suffering serious damage to her heart with subsequent internal bleeding. She was eventually, after considerable delay, transported by ambulance to the Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, but on the way she went into cardiac arrest twice. Despite lengthy resuscitation attempts, including internal cardiac massage, she died at 4 a.m. local time. Her funeral on 6 September 1997 was broadcast and watched by an estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide. Wikipedia
  21. Princess Caroline of Monaco Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Hereditary Princess of Monaco (Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi, Prinzessin von Hannover, Erbprinzessin von Monaco), formally styled Her Royal Highness The Princess of Hanover (born 23 January 1957), has been heir presumptive to the throne of Monaco since 2005. The Princess of Hanover is the eldest child of the late Prince Rainier III of Monaco and his wife, the former American film actress Grace Kelly. As a child she spent time at the home of her maternal grandparents in Philadelphia. She belongs to the House of Grimaldi (a cadet branch of the French House of Polignac), and was also heiress presumptive in 1957 and 1958, between her own birth and the birth of her brother, Albert, the current Sovereign Prince of Monaco. She also has a younger sister, Stephanie. As a patrilineal descendant of the Dukes of Polignac, Caroline is a Countess of Polignac and belongs to the French nobility. The princess received her French Baccalaureat (high school or A level) degree in 1974 with honors. She was educated at St Mary's School Ascot, and continued her studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, where she received a diploma in Philosophy and minors in Psychology and Biology. She is fluent in French, English, Spanish, German and Italian. Princess Caroline's first husband was Philippe Junot (b. 19 April 1940), a Parisian banker. They were married in Monaco civilly on 28 June 1978 and religiously on 29 June 1978 and divorced on 9 October 1980, without issue (a period of time that had been predicted by the bride's mother, who disapproved of Junot's age and his reputation as a playboy). In 1992, the Roman Catholic Church granted the princess an annulment. Princess Caroline was briefly engaged to Robertino Rossellini, son of Roberto Rossellini and actress Ingrid Bergman, before her second marriage. Her second husband was Stefano Casiraghi (8 September 1960 - 3 October 1990), the sportsman heir to an Italian industrial fortune. They were married in Monaco on 29 December 1983, and had three children: Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi, born 8 June 1984 Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi, born 3 August 1986 Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi, born 5 September 1987 The two younger children are named for their maternal great-grandparents, Princess Charlotte of Monaco and Prince Pierre of Monaco, whilst Andrea was named for a childhood friend of his father's. Stefano Casiraghi was killed in a speed-boating accident in 1990, aged 30 years. Her third and present husband is Ernst August, Prince of Hanover, the head of the House of Hanover. They married in Monaco on 23 January 1999, after his September 1997 divorce from Chantal Hochuli (previously, a friend of Caroline's), and have one child together: Princess Alexandra of Hanover, born 20 July 1999 in Vocklabruck, Austria. Her husband's family titles ceased to be recognized by the Weimar Republic and subsequently by the German Republic, after World War I, along with all royal and noble German titles. Additionally, the Kingdom of Hanover has not existed since being annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866. Her husband is, however, entitled by German law to use "Prince of Hanover" as his surname (i.e. Ernst August Prince of Hanover), so the Princess is likewise permitted to call herself "Princess of Hanover" ” but as a surname, not as a royal title. Neither she nor her husband has royal rank in modern Germany as Prince or Princess of Hanover, though Monaco recognizes her German royal title and her style as a Royal Highness. Nonetheless, on 11 January 1999, shortly before Caroline and Ernst's wedding, his distant cousin Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued this Order-in-Council, "My Lords, I do hereby declare My Consent to a Contract of Matrimony between His Royal Highness Prince Ernst August Albert of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg and Her Serene Highness Princess Caroline Louise Marguerite of Monaco...". Without the Royal Assent, the marriage would have been void in Britain, where the groom's family owned substantial property, because Ernst August is subject to the Royal Marriages Act 1772. Likewise, the Monegasque court officially notified France of Caroline's contemplated marriage to Prince Ernst August and received assurance that there was no objection, in compliance with Article 2 of the 1918 Franco-Monegasque Treaty. As of September 2009, it is reported that she has separated from Ernst and returned to live in Monaco. In January 2010, photos emerged of Ernst kissing a woman who was not identified as Caroline, leading press to speculate that the couple are divorcing. On 24 June 2004 the Princess obtained a judgment from the European Court of Human Rights condemning Germany for non-respect of her right to private life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case concerned, for instance, the publication of pictures of her taken secretly at the Monte Carlo Beach Club. The Princess was awarded, in 2005, the insignia of Commander of Cultural Merit in recognition of her commitment to the Arts. She founded Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and has been president and chairperson of The Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Monte Carlo Opera, Prince Pierre Foundation, The Spring Arts Festival, The Monte Carlo Garden Club and The Princess Grace Foundation. She founded the children's charity Jeune J'ecoute, is a patron of the Peter Le Marchant Trust, a boating charity for disabled people, and president of Amade Mondiale. In 2006, the Princess was awarded the UNICEF Children's Champion Award. Princess Caroline is heiress presumptive to the crown of Monaco because her brother Prince Albert remains unmarried and has no legitimate children. If Albert remains unmarried or marries but leaves no dynastic issue, Caroline's situation remains unchanged; should she outlive Albert, Caroline will one day become the second Sovereign Princess in Monaco's history. Her ancestor Louise-Hippolyte Grimaldi held that title for a few months in 1731. There is precedent for a Monegasque prince to adopt his own illegitimate child and thereby place that child at the head of the line of succession to the Monegasque throne, as was done for Caroline's grandmother, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois. However, this is no longer a valid option owing to the constitutional changes of 2002. Therefore, although Albert has publicly acknowledged two children born out of wedlock (Alexandre Coste, son of Togolese flight attendant Nicole Coste and Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, daughter of Tamara Rotolo of Palm Springs), unless Albert were to legitimize Alexandre by marrying his mother, Caroline cannot constitutionally be displaced in the succession order by either child. Albert's lack of legitimate children prompted Prince Rainier to change the constitution so as to ensure there would be a lawful successor to the throne after him, which strengthened the places of Caroline and her descendants in the line of succession. On 2 April 2002 Monaco passed Princely Law 1.249, which provides that if the Sovereign Prince assumes the throne and then dies without a legitimate direct heir, the throne will pass to his dynastic siblings and their descendants according to the rule of male-preference primogeniture. The law was then ratified by France, as required by a 1918 Franco-Monegasque treaty, on 4 October 2005. Before this change, the crown of Monaco could pass only to a direct descendant of the last reigning prince, excluding such collateral relations as siblings (e.g., Caroline), nephews, and nieces. Contrary to usage in most other monarchies, not only is the heir apparent to the Monegasque throne titled Hereditary Prince, but whenever there is no heir apparent the heir presumptive legally bears the title of Hereditary Prince(ss). Therefore, Caroline first became the Hereditary Princess of Monaco at birth. From the birth of her only brother until his accession to the throne as Albert II, she was legally Princess Caroline of Monaco; at Albert's accession she resumed the position of heiress presumptive and Hereditary Princess. So long as Prince Albert remains without legitimate, dynastic issue, Princess Caroline remains first in line to succeed him on the throne. However, Albert's firstborn legitimate child would displace her in the line of succession and become Hereditary Prince/ss, either as Albert's heir apparent if male, or as his heir presumptive if female. In Monaco and other monarchies, Caroline is usually referred to and addressed by the female form of the style attributed by tradition to her husband, i.e. Her Royal Highness The Princess of Hanover, rather than by her own legal title (Her Serene Highness The Hereditary Princess of Monaco). Historically, styles associated with kingdoms, such as Ernst August's, have been deemed of higher rank and status than those associated with principalities. Should Caroline succeed Albert and become reigning Princess of Monaco, she would become Her Royal Highness (by virtue of her married title) Caroline I, Princess of Monaco, although her father and brother both bore the lower style of Serene Highness because Monaco is a principality, not a kingdom. She would retain the attribute of Royal Highness consistent with the tradition that conferred that style, for example, upon descendants of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg as a result of her 1919 marriage to Felix of Bourbon-Parma, member of a deposed dynasty that once reigned over a kingdom. As reigning Princess, however, Caroline would re-assume her dynastic maiden name of Grimaldi, pursuant to Article I of the principality's 2002 law on the sovereign family. However, Caroline's successor (e.g., her eldest son, Andrea Casiraghi) will not be entitled to use the style Royal Highness, since styles are passed only through the male line, and would resume the traditional style of Serene Highness.
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    Emma Samms

    Emma Samms (born Emma Samuelson on August 28, 1960, in London) is a British television actress. Wikipedia : Biography Emma Samuelson trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Ballet School but had to stop dancing at 15 after an injury to her hip. She then decided to train as an actress, changing her name to Emma Samms as there was already an Emma Samuelson registered at actors union Equity. Career Samms has played Holly Sutton Scorpio on the daytime soap opera General Hospital in three stints: 1982 to 1985; 1992 to 1993; and again in 2006. During her early 90's tenure with the show, she also played the role of Holly's lookalike half-sister, Paloma, who was a heroic revolutionary. Paired with Tristan Rogers, she became one half of one of General Hospital's most popular and successful couples - Robert and Holly Scorpio. Samms moved onto prime-time drama in 1985, replacing Pamela Sue Martin in the role of Fallon Carrington Colby in Dynasty. She was introduced to viewers in episodes of Dynasty before becoming one of the main stars of the spin-off series The Colbys. When The Colbys was axed after two seasons, Samms returned to Dynasty for its last two seasons and later the mini-series Dynasty: The Reunion. In 1995, she appeared in the prime time soap, Models Inc. as the villainous Grayson Louder. As a result of her return to the UK, in 2003 she appeared in four episodes of the BBC series Holby City and in 2005 had a small run on the BBC daytime series Doctors. In February 2006, Samms made a 7-episode return to General Hospital, in which long time fans were dismayed by the very out of character writing that was provided for Holly. But despite that, the incredible chemistry between Emma and Tristan Rogers was still very evident. Samms returned to do a three-week stint on GH in May 2006; her first appearance aired on May 1, in which Holly was the object of a renewed rivalry between Luke and Robert in an adventure-type "on the run" storyline. Holly's character was somewhat softened from the previous appearance but still not in line with what long time viewers would prefer. However, fans were still treated to some nice Robert and Holly moments. On June 30 she made a cameo appearance to usher Luke off canvas for Anthony Geary's annual vacation. Samms also appeared as a presenter (alongside Tristan Rogers) at the 2006 Daytime Emmy Awards in Hollywood on April 28. Emma was a hairdresser on the BBC Children in Need reality series Celebrity Scissorhands that aired from November 3 to November 17. On 20 September 2007 Samms guested on the long-running ITV series The Bill, in which she played drug addict Ella Winstanley. Personal life Samms lived in Los Angeles during the height of her career, but returned to England after her last divorce to raise her two children. Before leaving LA in 1999, she sold her white piano to her friend Kin Shriner. During the height of her Dynasty fame, and once while filming General Hospital, she turned down the offer to be Playboy's centerfold twice. She was most likely asked because of her measurements of 38-25-35 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine). She got so into method acting for her General Hospital role that she became certified as an emergency medical technician in Los Angeles. Engaged to Marvin Hamlisch in the early 1980s, she has been married three times: Bansi Nagji (1991-1992); Tim Dillon (1994-1995); and John Holloway (1996-2003). She and Holloway had two children, Cameron (born 1997), and Beatrice (born 1998). In 1984 Samms and her General Hospital co-star Tristan Rogers went public with their real-life romance, but the relationship ended when she left the daytime soap for her role in The Colbys. In 1983, Samms and her cousin, film producer Peter Samuelson, co-founded the Starlight Children's Foundation, which merged with Steven Spielberg's Starbright Foundation, and is now known as the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation, an organization that helps seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. The organization was Samms's response to losing her brother, Jamie, who died at age nine from aplastic anemia. Misc. In episode 42 of The Larry Sanders Show it is revealed that Larry was so obsessed with Emma Samms that there is a police report on his disturbing her. Emma lives near Stroud, Gloucestershire , England. Television Filmography General Hospital as Holly Sutton Scorpio (1982-1985, 1992-1993, 2006) Dynasty as Fallon Carrington Colby (1985-1989) The Colbys as Fallon Carrington Colby (1985-1987) Dynasty: The Reunion as Fallon Carrington Colby (1991) Lois & Clark - The New Adventures of Superman as Arianna Luthor (1993) Models Inc. (TV series) as Grayson Louder (1994-1995) Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar (2006) Filmography 1979 - Arabian Adventure 1981 - Goliath Awaits (TV) 1984 - Ellis Island (TV series) 1990 - The Shrimp on the Barbie 1991 - Bejewelled (TV) 1991 - Delirious 1993 - Robin Cook's Harmful Intent (TV) 1994 - Treacherous Beauties (TV) 2002 - Pretend You Don't See Her (TV) 2005 - The Marksman (direct to DVD) 2005 - Supernova (TV) 2008 - (Shark Swarm ) (Hallmark movie)(TV)
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    James Denton

    James Thomas Denton, Jr. (born January 20, 1963) is an American film and television actor. Biography Early life Denton was born in Nashville, Tennessee and grew up in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, the son of J. T. Denton, a dentist who served in the military.He attended the University of Tennessee where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, majored in television/journalism and earned a degree in advertising. Before he became an actor, he sold advertising for two radio stations. He began acting at 23, at a community theater in Nashville. He eventually moved to California to become a full time actor. Career He has been a regular cast member on the television show Desperate Housewives, where he plays the role of Mike Delfino, a plumber who lives on Wisteria Lane and husband of Susan Mayer (Now Susan Delfino) for four seasons now. However, speculations are rife about him not returning to the show for the next season. He had previously been a regular on several television series, including The Pretender, JAG, Philly, The Drew Carey Show, Reba and Threat Matrix. As well he has guested on Sliders, Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, Ally McBeal and The West Wing. He also appeared in two movies, Primary Colors and Face/Off, as well as appearing in the TV movie Custody which aired in September 2007. He performed with Band from TV along with Hugh Laurie, Brad Savage, Larry Thomas, among others. Personal life Denton has been married twice. He and his first wife, Jenna Lyn Ward, also an actress, were married from 1997-2000. He got married for the second time on December 16, 2002 to Erin O'Brien. He has two children with his wife Erin, a son named Sheppard born in March 2003, and a daughter Malin O'Brien, born March 22, 2005. In the 2006 special "CMT Giants: Reba" he revealed that Reba McEntire gave his daughter an heirloom quilt for her birth. He is known to be a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball fan and often attends games. He is also part of the owners group of an independent minor league baseball team in Fullerton, the Orange County Flyers, part of the Golden Baseball League. He is at almost all of the games. Politics Denton has become very active in politics. Denton, a former Republican, endorsed John Edwards for President in 2004 and supported the Edwards campaign in 2008. He traveled to Iowa in fall 2007 to campaign there with Edwards' daughter, Cate. He was on the speakers' platform when John Edwards came in third in the 2008 New Hampshire Primary on January 8, 2008. Wikipedia
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