Sweetheart's Of The Past That Forever Changed The Course Of American History

By Lyra Radford | July 15, 2017

Out of the many women to wander into the public eye, there are those special few who outshined them all. Acknowledged for their beauty, style, grace, and achievements, these women have earned their place in the hearts of the public and will forever be known as 'America's Sweethearts.'  

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Pictured here (L to R) is Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, and Elizabeth Taylor. Source: Pinterest

Whether performers of some kind, political figures, writers, or activists, these influential woman are among those most loved in America's history.  While many admire their talents and charm, most fail to realize the impact these women have had on society. Each of these women has significantly changed the course of history, they've made their mark in the world. 

Jane Fonda

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The fashion model and fitness guru Jane Fonda was admired by the American public, but she was also spied on by the government. Fonda was one of 1,600 Americans being monitored by the NSA between 1967 and 1973. All Fonda’s communications, as well as her husband's Tom Hayden, were monitored by the government. The reason for this, during the 1960s, Fonda engaged heavily in political activism. She was a supporter of the Civil Rights Movement and was extremely vocal about her opposition to the Vietnam War.