This parade of award-winning portraits spotlights more than 500 women from around the world and all different walks of life. From tiny African villages to America's most sophisticated cities to remote South Pacific islands, readers are introduced to generations of women in their homelands, engaged in everyday activities. We witness the celebrations, traditions, social customs, and native costumes that convey the vast differences--and, often, the striking similarities--within an immensely diverse group of women. Lovingly depicting brides, grandmothers, mothers, and daughters, these images celebrate womens' insights, courage, strength, and beauty. The world's most influential movie stars and musicians, historical figures, and stylemakers are also featured, including Princess Diana, Jackie Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, and Madonna.