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First Lady: The title given to the wife or partner of an elected head of state.
Also: The name given to a pioneer or exceptional woman in her field.
First Ladies in the news
Carla Bruni Sarkozy: Former nude model, potential bronze statue. Possible future ex First Lady.
Ségolène Royal: Ex possible future First Lady. In France, called ‘Royale with Cheese’.
Famous First Ladies (Historical)
Eve: Naked chick. Ate an apple offered by a snake, thereby ruining everything for everyone.
Lucy: Furry lady. Approximately 3.2 million years old, but could pass for 3.1 million.
Famous First Ladies (Modern)
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: First lady with 10 last names.
Barbara Bush: 4 years as First Lady, 8 years as First Mother, a lifetime as a fashion icon.