Did you know that since 1912, nearly 50 million girls in the United States have joined the Girl Scouts? Girl Scouts helped an amazingly diverse array of famous women develop a strong foundation of courage, confidence and character. It's no surprise then that quite a few famous women spent time in the sash. Celebrities who got their start selling cookies and earning merit badges include Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter and actress/writer Carrie Fisher; former first ladies Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Nancy Reagan; Olympic skaters Bonnie Blair and Peggy Fleming; astronaut Sally Ride; and iconic women's rights activist Gloria Steinem. Browse our collection of inspiring famous Girl Scouts who have certainly earned merit badges in their fields.
When Hillary Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001, she became the first American first lady to ever win a public office seat. She later became the 67th U.S. secretary of state in 2009, serving until 2013. In 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party.
CBS has greenlighted a 13-episode revival of the 90s show ‘Murphy Brown,’ with Candice Bergen taking on her leading role as a broadcast journalist. The show won 18 Primetime Emmy Awards and 3 Golden Globes; Bergen won 5 Emmys and 2 Golden Globes.
TNT has debuted a new crime drama based on the 1994 novel ‘The Alienist’ by Caleb Carr. The series follows Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a serial-killer hunter played by Daniel Brühl, in corrupt 19th-century New York City, with Dakota Fanning playing a police secretary whose aim is to become a detective.