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Anne Bradstreet

Name at birth: Anne DudleyAnne Bradstreet emigrated to Massachusetts with her father and her husband in 1630. Her husband later became a governor of the colony, while Anne wrote poetry and raised the…

Queen Anne

Queen Anne was the queen of England, Scotland and Ireland during the War of Spanish Succession (1702-14), an era that lay the foundation for Britain's colonial power in the 18th century. The second d…

Anne Sexton

Name at birth: Anne Gray HarveyAnne Sexton married at the age of 19, worked briefly as a model and then started a family. Sexton suffered from depression and had mental breakdowns and suicidal bouts …

Anne Frank

Name at birth: Annelies Marie FrankAnne Frank is the best-known victim of the Jewish genocide known as the Holocaust, which was ordered by Germany's Adolf Hitler during World War II. When German troo…

Ann Landers

Name at birth: Esther Pauline FriedmanAnn Landers dispensed advice to readers in a daily column that ran for five decades in more than 1,200 U.S. newspapers. A wife and mother with no journalism expe…

Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn was the second wife of Henry VIII of England and mother of the future Queen Elizabeth I. A former lady-in-waiting for Henry's sister Mary Tudor, Anne Boleyn married the king in 1533 after…

Anne Rice

In 1976 Anne Rice published Interview With The Vampire, and within a decade the book became the best-known vampire novel since Bram Stoker's Dracula. She has written several novels exploring sexual an…

Anne Sullivan

Name at birth: Joanna SullivanAnne Sullivan was the tutor and lifelong friend and assistant to Helen Keller, the famous deaf and blind activist. Sullivan lost her own sight as a child and attended Bo…

Ann Curry

Ann Curry is the newswoman who was eased out of her high-profile role as co-host of the Today show in 2012, barely a year after taking the job. She had been a reporter and news anchor for the NBC morn…

Anne Heche

ended speculation about the sexual orientation of her TV character in a “coming out” episode. DeGeneres had declared earlier that she, too, was gay and announced that actress Ann…