Hillary Clinton (1947-)
Hillary Clinton is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. She was also the Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election which she lost to her Republican opponent Donald Trump. Married to former US President Bill Clinton, she served as the First Lady of the United States during her husband’s presidency from 1993 to 2001. Born in Chicago, she was determined and ambitious from a young age. She qualified as a lawyer from Yale Law School and embarked on a successful legal career before venturing into politics. During her tenure as the First Lady, she began developing her own political career and was sworn in as U.S. senator in January 2001.
Seth MacFarlane (1973-)
Seth MacFarlane is a popular American personality who has made his mark as a television producer, singer, lyricist, actor, and filmmaker. Though his works are spread over different genres, he principally focusses on comedy and animation. Animation has been a passion for him since his childhood; he began drawing cartoon characters when he was two years old. This interest of his earned him work as a cartoonist with a local newspaper when he was only nine years old. Seth MacFarlane also delivers frequent lectures at renowned universities, such as ‘Stanford University,’ ‘Harvard University,’ ‘George Washington University,’ ‘University of Texas,’ and ‘University of Toledo.’
Keith Urban (1967-)
Keith Urban is a country musician and guitarist who is famous not just in his native Australia but also in the U.S. and the rest of the world for his soul-stirring music. The multiple Grammy Award winner started his musical career in Australia before shifting to the U.S. to try his luck there. Born into a family of music lovers, Urban was exposed to country music from a young age and was also given guitar lessons. As a teenager, he participated and won in several talent shows. He started playing for a local country band and developed his own unique style of music—a combination of rock guitar and country sound—which enabled him to carve a niche for himself in Australia.
Cary Elwes (1962-)
Cary Elwes is a noted English actor and writer, who is known for brilliant performances in movies such as ‘The Princess Bride’ and ‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights’. He belongs to a well-known British family that has produced many eminent personalities. Brought up in London, he graduated from Harrow School, before studying briefly at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. At the age of 19, he migrated to the USA, where he resumed his education at Sarah Lawrence College. However, he left his studies when at the age 21 he was chosen to play a gay student in the movie ‘Another Country’. Thereafter, he continued to work steadily, ultimately earning fame with the release of ‘The Princess Bride’, a work that later became a cult classic.
CM Punk (1978-)
CM Punk is a retired professional wrestler and mixed martial artist. He is a two-time WWE champion. Punk’s tryst with wrestling started in the most unexpected way. What started as a fun activity eventually became his chosen career path. His career as a professional wrestler started on the American independent circuit with the ‘Ring of Honor.’ It was in 2005 that he inked a deal with ‘World Wrestling Entertainment’ (WWE), a collaboration that lasted over a decade. During his time in WWE, he won several championships, including the ‘WWE Championship’ twice and ‘WWE World Heavyweight Championship’ thrice.
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919-1980)
Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi was the last Shah of Iran who reigned from 1941 to 1979 and introduced many reforms to foster economic developments in Iran. One of the 11 children of his father, he was the eldest son among his siblings and was proclaimed the crown prince when his father established the Pahlavi dynasty in Iran. During the World War II, he was crowned as the Shah of Iran, at the age of 20, amidst international political commotion. During his reign, he maintained a pro-Western foreign policy and fostered economic development in Iran. He instituted a ‘White Revolution’ to modernize the country and redistributed extensive land holdings from the wealthiest, dividing them among four million small-holder farmers.
Jaclyn Smith (1945-)
Jaclyn Smith is an American actress and model who became for her portrayal of Kelly Garrett in the TV series ‘Charlie’s Angels’. Some of her best-known movies are ‘Nightkill’, ‘Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy’, ‘Rage of Angels’, ‘George Washington’, ‘Nightmare in the Daylight’, and ‘Charlie’s Angel: Full Throttle’. She has had an equally stellar career on TV as well. ‘The District’, ‘Hope & Faith’, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’, and ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ are some of Jaclyn’s highest-rated TV series. Later alongside acting, she became a millionaire businesswoman who trail-blazed the idea of celebrities actually developing and launching their own brand of products.