Famous Women in History Who Share Your Zodiac Sign

by Kristine Cannon
Mar 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. ET
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As someone who religiously checks her horoscope — daily, weekly, monthly and across any and all websites and apps I can find — it's safe to say I have a deep understanding of my own (and my friends' and family's) signs. Sure, it sounds borderline obsessive, but as a Cancer, I almost always need validation for how I'm feeling (to be perfectly honest with you) and a heads up on what kind of nonsense I might be in for that day, week or month — you know, to mentally and emotionally prepare myself, as Cancers do.

And as someone so endlessly fascinated by zodiac signs, I've always wondered: Who shares my sign? What characteristics do we both share, and do we all have similar professions and/or passions?

After doing a bit of research, I discovered — as you will when you click through this slideshow — I shared my sign with Malala Yousafzai and Ida B. Wells, among others; women who are equal parts compassionate and passionate, loyal and always on the quest to ensure the people around them are safe and loved and taken care of.

That said, let's take a look at the rest of the signs. Here are the famous women now and in history who share your zodiac sign.

1 /12: Aries: March 21 – April 19

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1/12 :Aries: March 21 – April 19

Aries women are straight-up leaders. They're passionate, independent and 100 percent committed to any task at hand — which makes it make sense so many famous women in history share this sign.

Here are the famous women who share your sign:

Sandra Day O'Connor: March 26, 1930

In 1981, O'Connor made history as the first woman justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dolores Huerta: April 10, 1930

Huerta helped create the National Farm Workers Association, fighting for the right to a minimum wage, unemployment insurance and retirement benefits for farm workers.

Aretha Franklin: March 25, 1942

Legendary singer and musician Franklin was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. And in 2005, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Gloria Steinem: March 25, 1934

Our feminist queen, Steinem is an American feminist, journalist and social-political activist who became a spokesperson for the American feminist movement in the '60s and '70s.

2 /12: Taurus: April 20 – May 20

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2/12 :Taurus: April 20 – May 20

Smart, ambitious and trustworthy, Taurus women are the most loving, compassionate and reliable of all signs. They're also quite artistic.

Here are the famous women who share your sign:

Sally Ride: May 26, 1951

Ride was the first American woman in space.

Ella Fitzgerald: April 25, 1917

Considered one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, Fitzgerald was the winner of 12 Grammy Awards and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 

Madeleine Albright: May 15, 1937

Albright was the first woman to become United States secretary of state.

3 /12: Gemini: May 21 – June 21

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3/12 :Gemini: May 21 – June 21

Change is the only thing constant for Geminis. Known for having two different sides to themselves, Geminis are complex, smart and fiercely independent.

Here are the famous women who share your sign:

Helen Keller: June 27, 1880

The first deaf and blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree, Keller also cofounded the American Civil Liberties Union in 1920.

Harriet Beecher Stowe: June 14, 1811

Stowe was an abolitionist and author of Uncle Tom's Cabinwhich depicted the harsh conditions for enslaved black Americans.

Anne Frank: June 12, 1929

A Jewish teenager who went into hiding during the Holocaust, Frank gained fame posthumously with the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl.

4 /12: Cancer: June 22 – July 22

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4/12 :Cancer: June 22 – July 22

Cancers are guarded, loyal, emotional creatures. While they care deeply about their family and friends, Cancer women are also strong as hell.

Here are the famous women who share your sign:

Ida B. Wells: July 16, 1862

One of the founders of the NAACP, Wells was an investigative journalist, suffragist and newspaper editor who documented lynching in the United States.

Frida Kahlo: July 6, 1907

Considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Kahlo began painting to escape the pain from her past: surviving polio and a bus accident that led to seven operations.

Malala Yousafzai: July 12, 1997

The youngest Nobel Prize laureate, awarded in 2014, Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and is known for her human rights advocacy.

5 /12: Leo: July 23 – Aug. 22

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5/12 :Leo: July 23 – Aug. 22

Leos are hard to miss: They're ambitious, lively, outgoing and tend to be the center of attention wherever they go. Notably, their drive and strength of purpose allow them to accomplish anything they set out to. But cross them, and the claws come out.

Here are the famous women who share your sign:

Amelia Earhart: July 24, 1897

Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone.

Emily Brontë: July 30, 1818

Brontë, an English novelist and poet, is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights.

J.K. Rowling: July 31, 1965

Best known for writing the Harry Potter series, Rowling is also a screenwriter, producer and excellent tweeter.

6 /12: Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sept. 22

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6/12 :Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sept. 22

Virgos not only have a deep sense of humanity, but they also have incredible attention to detail, making them methodical and efficient. So in the workplace, you can count on a Virgo to get things right the first time, every single time.

Here are the famous women who share your sign:

Mother Teresa: Aug. 26, 1910

Known in the Catholic church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta and considered one of the 20th century's greatest humanitarians, Mother Teresa dedicated her life to helping the poor.

Margaret Sanger: Sept. 14, 1879

A feminist and activist, Sanger coined the term "birth control" and wrote extensively about the need for reproductive rights. 

Agatha Christie: Sept. 15, 1890

One of the best-selling novelists of all time, Christie has written 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections.

7 /12: Libra: Sept. 23 – Oct. 22

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7/12 :Libra: Sept. 23 – Oct. 22

Libras are confident, creative and diplomatic. While they're peaceful and seek harmony, in times of crisis, Libra women are strong and resilient.

Here are the famous women who share your sign:

Margaret Thatcher: Oct. 13, 1925

Thatcher was prime minister of the U.K. from 1979 to 1990 and the leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Oct. 11, 1884

Roosevelt was more than just the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. She was an activist, politician and diplomat. 

Serena Williams: Sept 26, 1981

One of the most famous tennis players of all time, Williams has won the second-most singles titles (23!) in women's Grand Slam tournaments of all time.

8 /12: Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

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8/12 :Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

The most intense and focused of all signs, Scorpios are charmers with a magnetic presence — incredibly passionate, protective and trendsetting.

Here are the famous women who share your sign: 

Marie Curie: Nov. 7, 1867

A physicist and chemist who discovered multiple chemical elements, Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.

Indira Gandhi: Nov. 19, 1917

The first and only female prime minister of India to date, Gandhi became an influential figure for Indian women and for women worldwide.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: November 12, 1815

In 1848, Stanton helped organize America's first convention for women's rights. In conjunction with Susan B. Anthony, her women's rights efforts led to the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.

9 /12: Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

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9/12 :Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

Sagittarius women are truth-seekers. They're raw and blatant and say it the way they see it. Vivacious, inquisitive and energetic, Sagittarius women are wanderers in search of the meaning of life. 

Here are the famous women who share your sign:

Emily Dickinson: Dec. 10, 1830

Considered one of the greatest American poets, Dickinson is known for her innovative use of form and syntax.

Louisa May Alcott: Nov. 29, 1832

An American novelist and poet best known for writing Little Women, Alcott also worked as a Civil War nurse and fought against slavery.

Billie Jean King: Nov. 22, 1943

A professional tennis player who won 39 Grand Slam titles, King fought hard for equality in the sports world.

10 /12: Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

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10/12 :Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

Capricorn women are charming, confident and enchanting, and you can always expect them to have flawless etiquette. Fiercely independent and disciplined, Capricorns' determination allows them to always attain their goals.

Here are the famous women who share your sign:

Janis Joplin: Jan. 19, 1943

Called "the greatest white urban blues and soul singer of her generation," Joplin released three albums, becoming one of the most successful female musicians of her era.

Clara Barton: Dec. 25, 1821

A hospital nurse in the American Civil War, Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881.

Michelle Obama: Jan. 17, 1964

A lawyer, a writer and the first black FLOTUS, Obama quickly became a role model for women and girls alike, advocating for healthy families and higher education.

11 /12: Aquarius: Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

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11/12 :Aquarius: Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

Mysterious, intriguing and highly intellectual, Aquarius people are deeply interested in making the world a better place. They guard their freedom closely and will not sacrifice it for anyone or anything. 

Here are some famous women who share your sign:

Toni Morrison: Feb. 18, 1931

Morrison is the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature and the American Book Award in 1988 for Beloved.

Susan B. Anthony: Feb. 15, 1820

Anthony played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement, campaigning against slavery and equal rights. 

Rosa Parks: Feb. 4, 1913

Called the "first lady of civil rights" by the United States Congress, Parks famously refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus in 1955.

12 /12: Pisces: Feb. 19 – March 20

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12/12 :Pisces: Feb. 19 – March 20

Not only are Pisces women selfless, spiritual and sensitive, but they're also compassionate, charitable and will always put the needs of others ahead of their own.

Harriet Tubman: March 10, 1913

Celebrated as one of the most prominent figures in the United States' abolitionist movement, Tubman was a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad in the 1850s and served as a Union spy during the Civil War.

Nina Simone: Feb. 21, 1933

A legendary black jazz, blues and folk singer and musician, Simone was also an activist in the Civil Rights Movement.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: March 15, 1933

Ginsburg was the second female justice ever appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.