Eartha Kitt

American singer, actor, activist, author, & songwriter known for hits incl. “Santa Baby” & “I Want to Be Evil”.

Dian Fossey

American primatologist known for extensive study of mountain gorillas from 1966 until her 1985 murder.

Alexandra David-Neel

Belgian-French explorer, spiritualist, & writer known for books incl. Magic and Mystery in Tibet.

Jose Saramago

Portuguese writer & recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature, born in 1922.

Virna Lisi

Italian actor born in 1936. Best known for her role in the 1994 film La Reine Margot.

Jim Henson

American puppeteer, animator, cartoonist, actor, inventor, filmmaker, & creator of The Muppets.

Anthony Bourdain

American celebrity chef, author, & travel documentarian known for his TV series, Parts Unknown.

Agnes Varda

French film director, photographer, & artist known as a pioneer of the French New Wave film movement.

Bob Marley

Jamaican singer-songwriter & musician. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae music & a Rastafari icon.

Sid Vicious

English bassist & vocalist known for being a member of the English punk band, the Sex Pistols.