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16 Celebrities as Rosie the Riveter  

Amy Boal
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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.
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P!nk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 16 Celebrities as Rosie the Riveter
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Age: 39

Birthplace: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Kelly Rowland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 16 Celebrities as Rosie the Riveter
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Age: 38

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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Ronda Rousey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 16 Celebrities as Rosie the Riveter
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Age: 32

Birthplace: California, United States of America

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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 16 Celebrities as Rosie the Riveter
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Age: 37

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

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