Audrey Hepburn- Actress worked for UNICEF as a Goodwill Ambassador.
Coco Chanel- famous french fashion designer, because of her great influence on fashion, she was named one of the top 100 most important people of the century.
Anne Frank- A Jewish Holocaust victim known for her diary, which has become one of the world's most read books. Her diary tells of her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in WWII.
Clara Barton- Nurse and founder of the American Red Cross. During the civil war she tended the wounded soldiers and was nicknamed "The angel of the battlefield".
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