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Black Maria

The Question: What's a Black Maria? The Answer: A "black maria" is a slang term for a police wagon. How did it get this name? We don't know. But…

Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver is a veteran TV news reporter, former First Lady of California, and a member of the prominent Kennedy family. (She's the daughter of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver, the niec…

Maria Montessori

In 1894 Maria Montessori became the first woman physician in Italy. Her interest in children and education led her to open a children's school in 1907 in the slums outside Rome. Montessori put into pr…

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova was only 17 when she won the 2004 edition of the prestigious Wimbledon tennis tournament. By 2012 she had won all four major tournaments and was one of the sport's global superstars. …

Maria Felix

Name at birth: Maria de los Angeles Felix GuerenaMaria Felix was one of the biggest movie stars in Mexico, the strong and sexy leading lady in nearly fifty movies. She became a star in the 1940s and w…

Maria Bueno

Maria BuenoBorn: Oct. 11, 1939Brazilian tennis player won 4 U.S. Championships (1959,63-64,66) and 3 Wimbledons (1959-60,64).Don BudgeA - CLeroy Burrell

Maria Martinez Biography

Maria Martinez(Maria Antonia Montoya)potterBorn: 1887Birthplace: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico As a child of the Native American Tewa tribe, Maria was interested in pottery making, which wa…

Maria Ines Rivero

Maria Ines Rivero was 17 when she won an Elite modelling contest in her home country of Argentina. She went on to become an international model known for her glowing Latin looks. She has appeared on…

Maria Shriver Biography

Maria ShriverBorn: Nov. 6, 1955Birthplace: Chicago, Ill.news anchor As the daughter of Eunice Kennedy and Sargent Shriver, niece to John F., Robert, and Edward Kennedy, Maria grew up in the …

Maria Mitchell Biography

Maria Mitchell astronomerBorn: 1818 Maria Mitchell, the nation's first professional woman astronomer, grew up on the Massachusetts whaling island of Nantucket, where ships steered by movement …