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Vitamin Q: the book!

~ Thursday, May 08, 2003
 
VITAMIN QUEENS

1 The Queen of the music halls - Marie Lloyd (Victorian superstar)
2 The Queen of rai - Cheikha Rimitti (Algerian musician)
3 The Queen of the cowgirls - Dale Evans (Western actress)
4 The Queen of courts - Helen Wills (tennis legend)*
5 The Queen of the horror movies - Evelyn Ankers
6 The Queen of trumpet - Valaida Snow (30s jazz musician)
7 The Queen of romance - Barbara Cartland
8 The Queen of country music - Kitty Wells
9 The Queen of silent serials - Pearl White
10 The Queen of the creeks - Mary Musgrove (US colonist)
11 The Queen of crime - Agatha Christie
12 The Queen of Clean - Linda Cobb (household tips expert)
13 The Queen of housewife rock - Helen Reddy
14 The Queen of soul - Aretha Franklin
15 The Queen of burlesque - Gypsy Rose Lee
16 The Queen of gospel - Mahalia Jackson
17 The Queen of Tin Pan Alley - Bernice Petkere (songwriter)
18 The Queen of disco - Donna Summer**
19 The Queen of mean - Leona Helmsley
20 The Queen of the blues - Bessie Smith***
21 The Queen of the piano - Clara Wieck (later the wife of Schumann)
22 The Queen of the rustlers - Ann Bassett (wild west adventuress)
23 The Queen of the Mods - Cathy McGowan (60s pop TV presenter)
24 The Queen of the Bs / comedy - Lucille Ball
25 The Queen of technicolor - Maria Montez
26 The Queen of the channel - Alison Streeter (sea swimmer)
27 The Queen of the bluestockings - Elizabeth Robinson
28 The Queen of muckrakers - Jessica Mitford
29 The Queen of hearts - Diana Spencer
30 The Queen of the strippers - Lili St Cyr (burlesque star)
31 The Queen of the dippers - Martha Gunn (18th century bathing magnate)
32 The Queen of Hollywood - Myrna Loy****
33 The Queen of boogie - Hadda Brooks (singer)
34 The Queen of the air - Amy Johnson (aviatress)
35 The Queen of rock and roll - Stevie Nicks
36 The Queen of the Dogsleds - Nell Shipman (early adventure film star)
37 The Queen of the Confederacy - Lucy Holcombe Pickens
38 The Queen of the beatniks - Judy Henske (cult folk'n'blues singer)

*sometimes Billie Jean King
**sometimes Gloria Gaynor
***sometimes Dinah Washington
****sometimes various others (K Hepburn, J Roberts, G Garbo etc)

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