To be desired… Beautiful and Independent Women

To Desire adores these inspirational and sophisticated women for their trendsetting style and attitude. Here, in no particular order, is a list of ten beautiful, independent and successful women we absolutely adore and look up to. Whether they are making the world a richer place, making others laugh, or simply pursuing their dreams, their independence and success are definitely to be desired….

1.) Oprah

No explanation necessary.

Dubbed “The Queen of Talk,” this woman has singlehandedly changed the face of television with the highest ranked talk show in TV history, The Oprah Winfrey Show. Now worth over a billion dollars, Oprah has not only gained an Oscar nomination, but is a successful magazine, editor, literary ring leader, radio host and network owner. On top all of that she has personally donated millions of dollars to charitable organizations and victims of disease and poverty. She is truly an inspiration to all of us ladies out there.

2.) Ellen Degeneres

Upon creating a media whirlwind when she came out on the cover of Time in 1997, and rebounding from the cancellation of her sitcom Ellen, she rebounded with a vengeance topping the ratings and Emmy’s with her new talk show, The Ellen Degeneres Show. In addition, she is now the proud face of CoverGirl and has played a significant role in the gay and lesbian movement.

3.) Princess Diana

Once the most photographed woman in the world, Princess Diana captivated the whole world with her elegant and classy nature. Charitable and gracious, Princess Diana travelled the world and touched the hearts of everybody she met. In addition to serving as one of the most adored members of the British royal family, she managed to go on endless humanitarian trips, preventing the use of landmines, caring for the sick in Africa, as well as helping refugees around the world.

4.) Anne Hathaway

While this choice might surprise you, this beautiful young women has blossomed from a frumpy teen in Disney’s The Princess Diaries, to a critically acclaimed actress for her performances in Brokeback Mountain and The Devil Wears Prada. Aside from being named one of People’s Most Beautiful Women, this stunning actress also spends her time contributing to various charitable children organizations and women’s rights campaigns.

5.) Madonna

Madonna is no stranger to the music scene, with her rebellious and daring antics having transformed her into a cultural force to be reckoned with for decades. In touch with her spirituality, Madonna also shed light on the philosophy of Kabbalah, encouraging women around the world to become more aware of their worth and innate strength. Her independent and bold nature not only enables her to represents women all around the world, but an inspirational role model as well.


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