American-born member of British family, philanthropist and former actor Meghan, Duchess of Sussex was born as Rachel Meghan Markle on August 4, 1981. She shot to fame for her role as Rachel Zane in Suits. An outspoken feminist, she has addressed issues of gender inequality and her lifestyle website The Tig featured a column profiling influential women.
Born on Feb 2, 1983, American businesswoman Payal Kadakia founded ClassPass Inc.with Mary Biggins. ClassPass Inc. is an American company which provides access to different fitness classes such as yoga, strength training, barre, martial arts, pilates, boxing, and indoor cycling classes. Her personal net worth is estimated to be at least $50m.
Chilean writer Isabel Allende was born on August 2, 1942. Allende’s works sometimes contain aspects of the genre magical realism. She is known for novels such as The House of the Spirits and City of the Beasts. Allende has been called "the world's most widely read Spanish-language author." She has received Chile's National Literature Prize.
Born on August 1, actress Taapsee Pannu celebrates her 33rd birthday today. An actor who has portrayed many intense roles and has made a name for herself in Bollywood, Taapsee has won a Filmafare Award and has appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2018. Her best roles so far are: Pink, Badla, Mission Mangal, Saand Ki Aankh and Thappad.
Third-eldest of Brontë siblings, English novelist Emily Jane Brontë was born on July 30, 1818, and today marks her birth anniversary. She is best known for her novel, Wuthering Heights, considered a classic of English literature. She also published one book of poetry with her sisters Charlotte and Anne titled Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell.
Former First Lady of US, Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis, was born on July 28. She died on May 19, 1994. She was regarded as an international fashion icon. Even after death, she ranks as one of the most popular and recognizable First Ladies in American history, and in 1999, she was listed as one of Gallup's Most-Admired Men and Women of the 20th century.