celebrities 16 Celebrities as Rosie the Riveter  

Amy Boal
657 votes 97 voters 9.7k views 17 items

U.S. cultural icon Rosie the Riveter rose to fame and popularity during WWII as a symbol of female strength. She represented the American women who took over for the men while they were away fighting World War II, by working in factories to produce munitions and war supplies. Rosie is commonly used as a feminist symbol and representation of women's economic power.

Rosie the Riveter was first used in 1942 in a song of the same name written by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb. She was based on real woman named Rosalind P. Walter, who came from old money and worked on the night shift, building the F4U Corsair fighter. Norman Rockwell canonized her in his 1943 painting. The model for his painting, Mary Doyle Keefe, passed away in April 2015 at the age of 92.  

Rose the Riveter remains popular in the modern day as well, inspiring many Halloween costumes and still standing as a symbol of female strength. Many female celebrities (and a few famous guys!) have posed as Rosie, and many others have been Photoshopped as her likeness. Either way, they take on the persona of this cultural icon, showing their support for strong women everywhere.
1 54 VOTES

P!nk


P!nk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 16 Celebrities as Rosie the Riveter
Photo: via Reddit

Age: 38

Birthplace: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Also Ranked

#47 on The Best Singers of All Time

#22 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#12 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#11 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

40 14
Agree or disagree?
see more on P!nk
2 47 VOTES

Kelly Rowland


Kelly Rowland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 16 Celebrities as Rosie the Riveter
Photo: via Wikimedia

Age: 37

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Also Ranked

#96 on The Best Current Female Singers

#67 on The Best Solo Artists Who Used to Front a Band

#44 on The Best Reality Show Judges

27 20
Agree or disagree?
see more on Kelly Rowland
3 51 VOTES

Beyoncé Knowles


Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 16 Celebrities as Rosie the Riveter
Photo: via Twitter

Age: 36

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Also Ranked

#23 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#18 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#8 on The Sexiest Artists of All Time

#2 on The Best Current Female Singers

27 24
Agree or disagree?
see more on Beyoncé Knowles
4 45 VOTES

Christina Aguilera


Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 16 Celebrities as Rosie the Riveter
Photo: via Twitter

Age: 37

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Also Ranked

#24 on The Best Singers of All Time

#8 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#8 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#14 on The Sexiest Artists of All Time

24 21
Agree or disagree?
see more on Christina Aguilera