Recreating Influential Women 2018


Day 1

Katherine Graham | Portrayed by Abigail Creighton | Publisher of The Washington Post. First female Fortune 500 CEO.


Day 2






Amy Poehler | Portrayed by Arlene Gambino, Sigma Pi Theta | Comedian/Actress. | “She showed me that being loud and goofy was okay, and it wasn’t just something a man could do.”   



Day 3









Mae Jemison | Portrayed by Kermel Yohannes | NASA Astronaut. First African American woman to travel in space.




Day 4







Mary Wollstonecraft | Portrayed by Olivia Townsend | Writer, philosopher, and advocate of women’s rights. | “I think it’s important to remember and celebrate the women who have paved the way for us.”


Day 5








Jackie Kennedy | Portrayed by Vanessa Kanter | First Lady of the United States (1961-1963). Known for her contributions to the arts and preservation of historic architecture.



Day 6










Annie Leibovitz | Portrayed by Sarah Fristoe, Sigma Pi Theta | Portrait photographer. First woman to have an exhibition at Washington’s National Portrait Gallery.




Day 7








Gloria Steinem | Portrayed by Giuliana Bruno, Kappa Gamma Chi | Co-founder of Ms. Magazine. | “Gloria Steinem is a pioneer for women in journalism, and for women to have leadership positions in newsrooms.”



Day 8


Negin Farsad | Portrayed by Mary Rose Saad | Comedian, actress, writer and filmmaker. | “I believe women from the middle east often go unrecognized and fail to be represented.”







Day 9









Billie Jean King | Portrayed by Maeve Brady, Sigma Pi Theta | Tennis Player. Won 39 Grand Slam titles. Founder of the Women’s Tennis Association and Women’s Sports Foundation.




Day 10









Florence Nightingale | Portrayed by Julia Linger, Alpha Phi Omega | Social reformer. Statistician. Founder of modern nursing. Established the first secular nursing school in the world.




Day 11

Marlene Dietrich | Portrayed by Thea Farber | Actress, singer, and humanitarian. One of the first women to wear pants in public.


Day 12








Carrie Fisher | Portrayed by Brenna Corporal, Alpha Epsilon Phi | Actress. Mental health advocate. | “She is special to me because she gave life to a strong female character 40 years ago that is still inspiring and empowering girls today.”



Day 13








Rosie the Riveter | Portrayed by Addy Rose, Sigma Pi Theta | Iconic World War II image. Aimed at recruiting women for defense industries.


Day 14






Nellie Bly | Portrayed by Talia Santopadre | Pioneer of investigative journalism. Author of Ten Days in a Madhouse.



Day 15








Carole King | Portrayed by Elle Watson, Sigma Pi Theta | Composer/singer-songwriter. Most successful female songwriter of the 2nd half of the 20th century.




Day 16








Tina Fey | Portrayed by Ariana George | Comedian/actress.Youngest-ever recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.




Day 17









Tess Holliday | Portrayed by Ruby Simonoff, Sigma Pi Theta | Model. | “She’s a plus-sized model who started the #effyourbeautystandards movement, she’s broken into the fashion industry as a size 28 and is inspiring women left and right to be proud of their bodies. Tess Holliday is fighting to change the way we define beauty.”



Day 18








Jane Goodall | Portrayed by Caroline Cobb | Primatologist/Anthropologist. Known as the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees.





Day 19








Ruth Bader Ginsburg | Portrayed by Jessica Dallessandro | “I grew up in DC, so throughout school I attended multiple Supreme Court sessions and watched RBG fight for gender equality and the rights of women. She’s just an absolute badass…”




Day 20








Stevie Nicks | Portrayed by Megan Ellis, Sigma Pi Theta | Singer-songwriter. Often referred to as the Queen of Rock and Roll. | “Her music has been a huge part of my life for the last couple years, and I’m 100% convinced she’s my real mom.”





Day 21









Katy Jurado | Portrayed by Marissa Cardenas | Actress. First Latin American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award and first to win a Golden Globe.




Day 22








Georgia O’Keeffe | Portrayed by Kayla LaRosa | Artist. Often referred to as the Mother of American modernism.




Day 23









Anna Wintour | Portrayed by Olivia Luisi | Fashion journalist and icon. Editor-in-Chief of Vogue (1988-now).





Producers: Jenna Lennon and Rebecca Johnson

Photographer: Benji Dunaief

Assistant lighting/photographer: Madeleine Derveloy

Hair and Makeup Heads: Keely O’Connell and Bailey Bouchard

Costume Head: Maryam Fassihi

Hair/Makeup/Costume Assistants: Grace Griffin, Alexa Bodner, Abby Hibbard, Brilee Carey, Megan Ellis