The Arts

Hannah Adams – American Historical Writer

Louisa May Alcott – Author of Little Women and Little Men

Jane Austen A.D.- Great English Novelist

Joanna Baillie – Scotch Poetess and Dramatist

Hildegard Von Bingen – Medieval Writer

Carol Jacobs-Bond – American Songwriter

Rosa Bonheur – The Eminent Animal Painter

Fredrika Bremer – Swedish Novelist of Home Life

Charlotte Bronté – English Novelist

Elizabeth B. Browning – English Poetess

Pearl Buck – Writer and Humanitarian

Frances Hodgson Burnett – Dialect Story Writer

Vittoria Colonna – Italian Poet

Fanny Crosby – Hymn Writer and Poet

Charlotte Cushman – American Actress

Madame D’Arblay (Fanny Burney) – English Authoress and Social Leader

Princess Dashkoff – Russian Litterateur

Emily Dickinson –  19th Century Poet

Mary Abigail Dodge (Gail Hamilton) – American Authoress

Marguerite Duras – Author

Maria Edgworth  – English Novelist

Amelia B. Edwards – English Novelist and Egyptologist

Elisabeth “Eliza/Élisa” Rachel Félix – Greatest Tragic Actress of France

Elizabeth C. Gaskell – English Novelist of Industrial Life

Comtesse de Genlis – French Writer and Educator

Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer –  Advice Columnist

Lisa del Giocondo – “Mona Lisa”

Eleanor “Nell” Gwynn – English Actress

Sarah Josepha Hale – 19th Century Author and Editor

Elizabeth Hamilton  – Irish Author and Educator

Felicia Dorothea Hemans – English Poet & Dramatist

Marietta Holley – 19th Century American Author

Harriet G. Hosmer  – American Sculptor

Vinnie Ream Hoxie –  American Sculptor

Elizabeth Inchbald – English Actress, Dramatist and Novelist

Jean Ingelow  – Popular English Poetess

Mahalia Jackson – Queen of Gospel Music

Anna Jameson – British Authoress

Dorothea “Dorothy or Dora” Jordan – Irish Actress

Helen Keller – Writer & Lecturer and Advocate for the Handicapped

Clara Louise Kellogg – American Opera Singer

Louise Labé – French Poet

Vivien Leigh – American Actress

Jenny Lind -The World’s Sweetest Singer

Sarah Jane Lippincott – The Legendary “Grace Greenwood”

Linda Sue McGrath – Art Teacher

Adelina Maria – Patti Opera Singer

Harriet Martineau – English Author

Lucy Larcom Mill Girl – Teacher, and Poetess

Mary Russell Mitford – English Authoress

Lady Mary W. Montagu – English Author & Letter Writer

Dinah Maria Mulock (Mrs. Craik) – Author of John Halifax, Gentleman

Klara Mundt (Pen Name Luise Mühlbach)

Hannah More – English Author & Philanthropist

Mary Murfee – Novelist

Florence Nightingale – English Philanthropist & Found of the Modern Nursing System

Eliza O’Neill – Irish Actress

Anne Oldfield – English Actress

Margaret Oliphant – Scottish Novelist and Biographer

Margaret Fuller Ossoli – American Authoress

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps – Author of Gates Ajar

Catharine Philips – Earliest English Sentimental Writer

Jane & Anna Maria Porter – English Romantic Novelists

Beatrix Potter –  Author of Peter Rabbit

Lady Dorothy Pakington – Authoress and Moralist

Ann Radcliffe – English Romantic Novelist

Euphrosyne Parepa Rosa  – Singer

George Sand – French Novelist

Margaret E. Sangster – Author & and Editor of Harper’s Bazaar

Catharine Maria Sedgwick – Authoress and Teacher

Sarah Siddons  – Actress

Madame de Sévigné – French Writer

Lydia H. Sigourney – American Writer of Prose and Poetry

Edith Sitwell  –   Modern Poet

Henriette Sontag – German Opera Singer

Madame de Staël – French Novelist and Miscellaneous Writer

Agnes Strickland – English Historical and Biographical Writer

Maria Taglioni – Italian Dancer

Maria Tallchief – Prima Ballerina

Mary Virginia Terhune  – Author

Frances Trollope  – English Critic of American Domestic Life

Charlotte M. Yonge – English Novelist and Historian

Phillis Wheatley  – First African-American Writer of Consequence

Laura Ingalls Wilder  –  Pioneer & Author

Margaret “Peg” Woffington – English Actress

Dorothy Wordsworth – English Writer