Queen, Tracey Emin, Barbara Windsor among 'ladies of today'

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London, Feb 15 (ANI): Tracey Emin, EastEnders star Barbara Windsor and the Queen are some of the women who have made it to a list honouring the "ladies of today".

Celebrating its 125th year, respected publication The Lady has compiled a list of 125 of the most "intelligent, empowered and inspirational", reports The Telegraph.

The women were selected by a panel of judges, including magazine editor Rachel Johnson.

On choosing the finalists, Johnson said: "A distinguished panel at The Lady and beyond put their heads together and after many weeks of lively, free and frank (ie vicious) argument settled on the 125 women we regard as Ladies of Today.

"This is not a scientific list, nor are these your usual run of females: we haven't chosen them for their looks/vital statistics/reality TV careers, but because we think these are women who think not 'what can I get out of this?' but 'what can I put in?'."

The 125th anniversary issue of The Lady is out on February 16.

Here are the 125 "ladies of today":


The Queen

Deborah Cavendish, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

The Duchess of Kent

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Princess Royal


Jacqueline Gold

Karren Brady

Gail Rebuck

Elisabeth Murdoch

Natalie Massenet

Dame Marjorie Scardino

Helen Alexander

Science and research

Jane Goodall

Baroness Susan Greenfield

Activists and charity

Baroness D'Souza

Marjorie Wallace

Camila Batmanghelidjh

Shami Chakrabarti

Dame Fiona Reynolds

Dame Jennifer Jenkins

Public office and law

Caroline Lucas

Baroness Betty Boothroyd

Kate Hoey

Dame Stella Rimington

Baroness Shirley Williams

Clare Short

Fiona Shackleton

Elizabeth Wilmshurst

Baroness Helena Kennedy


Victoria Barnsley

Carmen Callil

Caroline Dawnay

Caroline Michel


Alexandra Shulman

Anna Wintour

Rebekah Brooks

Tina Brown

Dame Joan Bakewell

Virginia Ironside

Rosie Boycott

Sarah Sands

Sally Brampton

Writers and poets

Carol Ann Duffy

Jilly Cooper

Amanda Foreman

Selina Hastings

AS Byatt

Sarah Waters

Hilary Mantel

Doris Lessing

Joanna Trollope

Jacqueline Wilson

Lady Antonia Fraser

Jeannette Winterson


Marguerite Patten

Prue Leith

Delia Smith

Nigella Lawson

Ruth Rogers

Rose Gray

Gardens and interiors

Penelope Hobhouse

Annabel Astor

Emma Bridgewater

Cath Kidston


Annie Lennox

Dame Shirley Bassey

Dame Julie Andrews

Dame Felicity Lott


Kate Bush

Alison Moyet


Petula Clark

Art and design

Sam Taylor-Wood

Tracey Emin

Maggi Hambling

Julia Peyton-Jones

Zaha Hadid

Voluntary sector

Ruth Bondiz Burnley


Lulu Guinness

Betty Jackson

Emma Hope

Dame Vivienne Westwood

Barbara Hulanicki

Zandra Rhodes

Celia Birtwell

Mary Portas

Mary Quant

Anya Hindmarch

Daphne Guinness

Professor Louise Wilson

Film and theatre

Dame Maggie Smith

Dame Judi Dench

Dame Helen Mirren

Julie Walters

Tilda Swinton

Vanessa Redgrave

Emma Thompson

Honor Blackman

Dame Eileen Atkins

Hannah Rothschild

Margy Kinmouth

Jude Kelly

Katie Mitchell

Caroline Quentin

TV and radio

Anna Ford

Esther Rantzen

Kirsty Young

Kirsty Wark

Angela Rippon

Sandi Toksvig

Moira Stuart

Arlene Phillips

Jenni Murray

Kate Adie

Barbara Windsor

Dawn French

Joanna Lumley

Jennifer Saunders

Victoria Wood


Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson

Sally Gunnell

Sue Barker

Jayne Torvill


Darcey Bussell. (ANI)

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