Lady Bios

  • Lana Wachowski [ united-states ]

    lana wachowskiLana Wachowski was born on June 21, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois but grew up as Laurence Wachowski.Though biologically male, as a child Larry also identified with girls, existing between both genders and later struggling with depression and suicidal ideation due to great social stigma.Lana (formerly Laurence) with  sibling Lily (formerly Andrew Paul "Andy" Wachowski), entered filmmaking as screenwriters and directed 1996's Bound before going on to helm the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy. They later produced V for Vendetta and directed the films Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas as well as  the Netflix series Sense8. Lana has also become a lauded spokesperson for transgender rights. Read for more info on the Wachowski brothers (now sisters) accomplishments.
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder

    Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder (1867 –  1957) was an American writer known for the Little House on the Prairie series of children's novels (1932 to 1943) based on her childhood. Two months before her sixteenth birthday, Laura accepted her first teaching position which ended when she married Almanzo Wilder, whom she called "Manny", in 1885. As he had a sister named Laura, his nickname for her became "Bess", from her middle name, Elizabeth. They had one daughter, Rose, and a son that did not survive.  There were many other difficulties in her life. Visit the Laura Ingalls Wilder official website for an understanding of her life.
  • Lena Dunham [ united-states ]

    Lena Dunham Lena Dunham (born 1986)  is an American actress, author, screenwriter, producer, and director.  Lena wrote and directed the independent film Tiny Furniture (2010), and is the creator, writer and star of the HBO series Girls. She has received eight nominations for Emmy Awards as a writer, director, actress and producer and won two Golden Globe Awards for Girls. Lena is the first woman to win a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Director in a Comedy Series. She was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder as a child, and continues to take a low dose of an antidepressant to relieve her anxiety. Self described as an "unreliable narrator", she has gotten herself in trouble with her sharp comic words and has found herself apologizing many times...especially for her book Not That Kind of Girl.
  • Lesley Crewe [ canada ]

    Lesley CreweLesley grew up in Montreal, QC. After graduating from Concordia University with a degree in English and Education, she and her hubby settled down in Homeville, Cape Breton and raised a family.

    From 2000-2005, Lesley was a features writer and columnist (Home Fires) for Cape Bretoner Magazine, and from 2005-2009, a columnist (Lesley's Letters) with the on-line magazine, Cahoots. In 2005 her first novel, Relative Happiness, was published and became an instant bestseller.  Lesley has since written 8 novels. In 2012, Relative Happiness was optioned for film, and in 2014, Lesley's characters came to life on the big screen. The movie was produced by Wreckhouse Productions.

    Quote: "Although born and raised in Montreal a hundred years ago, I live in Cape Breton with my retired husband, two warring cats and a murder of crows. Our kids flew the coop long ago. I got into writing as a way to avoid housework and I've been on a diet for over fifty years with no success. I like to walk, read and collect old children's books. It is my mission in life to hug as many animals as possible.

    Lesley Crewe website.
  • Linda Hogan [ united-states ]

    Linda Hogan Linda Hogan (born 1947) is a Native American poet, storyteller, academic, playwright, novelist, environmentalist and writer of short stories. She is currently the Chickasaw Nation's Writer in Residence. Her first book was Calling Myself Home.  Her work has both a historical and political focus, but is lyrical. Her most recent books are The Book of Medicines (1993) and Rounding the Human Corners. (2008) Linda's work centers on the world of native peoples, from both her own indigenous perspective and that of others. She was a full professor of Creative Writing at the University of Colorado and then taught the last two years in the University's Ethnic Studies Department.
  • Linda Poindexter

    Linda Poindexter Linda Poindexter (born 1950) is a singer/songwriter, author/poet and self-proclaimed literary artist.  She began her career penning poetry and short stories at the age of twelve. Her love of words has driven her to pen numerous quips and quotes that are popular all over the world and have ended up on blogs, websites and in books. Visit Linda’s facebook page.
  • Linda Wooten

    Can’t find any information about this woman. Linda Wooten books.
  • Lisa Alther [ united-states ]

    Lisa Alther Lisa Alther was born in 1944 in Kingsport, Tennessee, where she went to public schools. She was graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in English literature in 1966. After attending the Publishing Procedures Course at Radcliffe College and working for Atheneum Publishers in New York, she moved to Hinesburg, Vermont, where she has lived for 45 years, raising her daughter. She taught Southern literature at St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont, and at East Tennessee State University, where she was awarded the Basler Chair. Having lived in London and Paris, she currently divides her time among Tennessee, Vermont, and New York City. Lisa Alther is the author of six novels -- Kinflicks, Original Sins, Other Women, Bedrock, Five Minutes in Heaven and Washed In The Blood as well as a memoir (Kinfolks), a narrative history on the Hatfield-McCoy feud (Blood Feud) and a short story collection (Stormy Weather And Other Stories) One of Lisa's stated aims is to portray the human reality behind cultural stereotypes, particularly those regarding women. She often deals with such material in a humorous fashion, reviewers in both the New York Times Book Review and The Nation having written that she possesses "comic genius".  
  • Lita Ford [ europe ]

    Lita Ford Rossana Lita Ford (born 1958) is a British-American rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, who was the lead guitarist for The Runaways in the late 1970s before embarking on a solo career in the 1980s. Lita's website.  
  • Lorraine Toussaint [ south-america ]

    Lorraine Toussaint Lorraine Toussaint (born 1960 in Trinidad) is an American actress and producer known for playing powerful characters on television and film and especially in the TV series  "Orange Is the New Black"  in the role of Yvonne "Vee" Parker, the main antagonist. In an interview Lorraine said that "I grew up under the British system, which I think is horrific for children -- very, very strict -- a system that did not recognize children as being individuals. You were small animals earning the right to be human. Childhood for me then felt extraordinarily powerless, and as an artistic child who learned in alternative ways, it was hell. I was beaten regularly... A good child was a fearful child, and I was a very, very, good child, which meant I lived in a world of silent, dark terror most of the time."
  • Louise Hay [ united-states ]

    Louise Hay Louise Hay (born 1926) is an American motivational author, and the founder of Hay House. She has authored  many self-help books including Empowering Women and  You Can Heal Your Life. When Louise was about 5, she was raped by a neighbor. At 15 she dropped out of high school without a diploma, became pregnant and, on her 16th birthday, gave up her newborn baby girl for adoption. She then moved to Chicago, where she worked in low-paying jobs. In 1950 she moved on again – to New York. At this point she changed her name and began a career as a fashion model. She achieved success. In 1954 she married the English businessman Andrew Hay, after 14 years of marriage, she felt devastated when he left her for another woman. About this time she found the First Church of Religious Science which taught her the transformative power of thought.  In 1977  she was diagnosed with “incurable” cervical cancer, and  she came to the conclusion that by holding on to her resentment for her childhood abuse and rape she had contributed to its onset. She refused conventional medical treatment, and began a regime of forgiveness, coupled with therapy, nutrition, reflexology and occasional enemas.  Read more…  
  • Lucille Ball [ united-states ]

    Lucille Ball Lucille Désirée Ball ( 1911 –1989) was an American comedienne, model, film and television actress, and studio executive. She was star of the sitcom I Love Lucy. Lucille Ball had met and eloped with Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz in 1940. In 1951, Lucille  helped create the television series I Love Lucy with Arnaz. On July 17, 1951, at almost 40 years of age, Ball gave birth to their first child, Lucie Désirée Arnaz.  A year and a half later, she gave birth to their second child, Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV, known as Desi Arnaz, Jr.  Ball and Arnaz divorced on May 4, 1960. In 1962 Ball became the first woman to run a major television studio, Desilu, which produced many successful and popular television series such as Mission: Impossible and Star Trek.