25 Things You Didn't Know About Jackie O.

Lauren Lubas

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About This Article

Fashion, politics, terror, tragedy and empowerment are just a few words that one could associate with Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis. Women around the world styled themselves around her image. She was graceful and competent throughout some of the most troubling times a woman could face, and she did it all in the public eye.

Though we all recognize the gruesome scene that she endured sitting next to her husband in a convertible, a lot of people can't tell you what happened to Jackie in the 31 years she lived after that moment, and even fewer could tell you about her life before that moment.

The truth is she was more than the books written about her, the multiple tragedies that struck her and the battles that she waged throughout her life. Jackie O. was an important role model for young women, displaying grace and intelligence everywhere she went, and though her memory might be clouded by the tragedies she faced, her beautiful spirit kept America going in some of the toughest political times. If you're ready to learn more about this icon, check out these 25 things you didn't know about the majesty of one of the most popular women of the 20th century. 

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