Distinguished Women of Past and Present

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Patti LaBelle
1944-
From: United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Lady Gaga
1986-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Music

Lakshmi Bai
1830-1858
From: India
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: led an uprising against the British

Wanda Louise Landowska
1879-1959
From: Poland
Fields: Education, Music

Sarah Lane
1976-
From: United States: California
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: TV and Internet personality

k.d. lang
1961-
From: Canada
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer, songwriter, activist

Dorothea Lange
1895-1965
From: United States: California, New Jersey
Fields: Photography
Key Words/Phrases: photographer, photojournalist

Susanne Katherina Knauth Langer
1895-1985
From: United States
Fields: Philosophy

Sherry Lansing
1944-
From: United States: California, Illinois
Fields: Management and Labor Relations, Philanthropy, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, former CEO of Paramount Pictures

Alicia de Larrocha
1923-
From: Spain
Fields: Music

Nella Larsen
1893-1964
From: United States: Illinois, New York
Fields: Health and Medicine, Literature and Poetry

Julia Clifford Lathrop
1858-1932
From: United States: Illinois
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education
Key Words/Phrases: educator, social reformer

Marie Laveau
1801-1881
From: United States: Louisiana
Fields: Religion
Key Words/Phrases: Voodoo priestess

Mary Leakey
1913-1996
From: Kenya, United Kingdom
Fields: Anthropology, Archaeology
Key Words/Phrases: illustrator, palaeoanthropologist

Henrietta Swan Leavitt
1868-1921
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Astronomy
Key Words/Phrases: made possible measuring extragalactic distances

Peggy Lee
1920-2002
From: United States: California, North Dakota
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: jazz and popular music singer, songwriter

Suzanne Rachel Flore Lenglen
1899-1938
From: France
Fields: Sports

Lisa Leslie
1972-
From: United States: California
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Sports, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

Rita Levi-Montalcini
1909-
From: Italy, United States: Missouri
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: neurologist, Nobel Prize, nerve growth factor

Edmonia Lewis
1845-1909
From: United States: Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Art

Queen Liliuokalani
1838-1917
From: United States: Hawaii
Fields: Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: Queen of Hawaii

Barbara Longhi
1552-1638
From: Italy
Fields: Art
Key Words/Phrases: painter

Anita Loos
1888-1981
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Literature and Poetry, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: screenwriter, playwright, author, actress

Nancy Lopez
1957-
From: United States: California, Oklahoma
Fields: Sports

Audre Lorde
1934-1992
From: United States: New York
Fields: Literature and Poetry

Audre Geraldine Lorde
1934-1992
From: United States: New York
Fields: Literature and Poetry

Seraphine Louis
1864-1942
From: France
Fields: Art
Key Words/Phrases: painter, naive style

Ada Byron Lovelace
1815-1851
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Computer Science and Information Technology, Mathematics
Key Words/Phrases: Suggested first computer program

Jane Lubchenco
1947-
From: United States: Colorado
Fields: Biology, Environment
Key Words/Phrases: marine ecologist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Clare Boothe Luce
1903-1987
From: United States: Connecticut, New York, Washington DC
Fields: Government and Politics, Journalism and Broadcasting, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: playwright, editor, journalist, ambassador, U.S. Congresswoman

Shannon W. Lucid
1943-
From: China, United States: Oklahoma, Texas
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Chemistry
Key Words/Phrases: astronomer, biochemist

Sybil Ludington
1761-1839
From: United States: New York
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: Revolutionary War, rider, Revere

Rosa Luxemburg
1871-1919
From: Germany, Poland
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Philosophy
Key Words/Phrases: political activist, philosopher, Marxist martyr

Helen Santos Luz
1972-
From: Brazil
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

Loretta Lynn
1932-
From: United States: Kentucky
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: country singer/songwriter



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