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American musician Prince achieved wide fame in the 1980s with '1999' and 'Purple Rain,' the latter album also serving as the soundtrack for the popular film of the same name. Later Prince albums included 'Sign 'O' the Times,' 'Diamonds and Pearls' and 'Musicology.'
  • Music Producer,
  • Songwriter,
  • Musicians,
  • Singer
  • (1958–2016)

Marilyn Monroe

Actress Marilyn Monroe overcame a difficult childhood to become one of the world's biggest and most enduring sex symbols. She died of a drug overdose in 1962.
  • Film Actress,
  • Pin-up
  • (1926–1962)

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was a leading artist and intellectual of the Italian Renaissance who's known for his enduring works "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa."
  • Artist,
  • Mathematician,
  • Inventor,
  • Writer
  • (1452–1519)

Ernest Hemingway

Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway is seen as one of the great American 20th century novelists, and is known for works like A Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea.
  • Author
  • (1899–1961)

Coco Chanel

With her trademark suits and little black dresses, fashion designer Coco Chanel created timeless designs that are still popular today.
  • (1883–1971)

Princess Diana

Princess Diana was Princess of Wales while married to Prince Charles. One of the most adored members of the British royal family, she died in a 1997 car crash.
  • Princess,
  • Children's Activist
  • (1961–1997)

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