The last member of a royal dynasty she used her immense fortune for many good works but courted controversy – even after her death
She saved her sister’s life, water skiied with a broken leg, fought a shark, rode with a snake and won an Olympic gold medal. An amazing woman!
A native American from California, she was the last person to speak her tribal language. She set about re-introducing it and saving it for future generations.
A singer and dancer she entertained troops during the war and starred in films supporting The Three Stooges, before becoming a big band singer.