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-Two Armenian women pose with their Rifles before going to War against the Ottomans , 1895 !

40 Famous Women in History: Who They Are and Why They're Important

Annie Oakley! She was a trailblazer who challenged stereotypes about women of the time. Not only could she out-shoot men, she was out-earning most of them. Oakley also used her celebrity to campaign for a woman's right to paid employment and equal pay.

[ Image: A film still of a pale skinned woman with brown eyes and long dark hair. She wear a red scarf over a mostly leather ensemble in the style of the Wild West, and is holding a pump-action shotgun. ] Lizzy Caplan as Juliette Flowers

Annie Oakley 1860-1926. Annie began trapping at a young age, and shooting and hunting by age eight to support her siblings and her widowed mother. She sold the hunted game for money to locals in Greenville, as well as restaurants and hotels in southern Ohio. Her skill eventually paid off the mortgage on her mother's farm when Annie was 15. He life story is amazing.