30 Things To Learn From Badass Historical Moms

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Embrace your talents

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Maureen O’Hara was an actress. She was a beautiful, talented actress who had no problem making her way in Hollywood despite being an Irish immigrant at a time when these people weren’t overly welcomed. She was also much, much more than that. Maureen was an athlete. She did her own stunts including fencing and fighting scenes. This red headed bombshell sang a nearly flawless soprano. She was a woman married to a pilot that held several aeronautic records. With him, she managed a sea plane company that served the tourist hub of the Caribbean. On her own, she wrote for and published a travel magazine.

Maureen’s only child, a daughter, followed her into show business. She also followed her mother in death, dying only seven months after Maureen’s own 2015 passing. Maureen is quoted saying, “Every star has that certain something that stands out and compels us to notice them. As for me I have always believed my most compelling quality to be my inner strength.”

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