unforgettable women

Benazir Bhutto’s death got me thinking about the number of really fascinating women who have passed away this year, rather sadly. C’s wonderful mum Isobel of course only recently but also women like Jane Tomlinson, the cancer relief fund-raiser who I greatly admired, the much under-rated actress Lois Maxwell, breakthrough businesswoman Anita Roddick and TV producer¬† Verity Lambert who produced so much ground-breaking work like the Naked Civil Servant, even Anna Nicole Smith who found 15 minutes of fame by marrying a very old rich guy but who managed to remain in the public eye¬† throughout the rest of her life by leading a mad-cap lifestyle. In their own way these were all strong, purposeful women who left a considerable mark on the world. Continue reading