10 celebrities channelling Rosie the Riveter this International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day takes place annually on March 8, and who better to inspire you than the image of Rosie the Riveter?

From a World War Two poster to one of the most recognised symbols of feminism, Rosie the Riveter has become a powerful figurehead for the women’s movement.

The bold yellow poster was created in 1943, representing the women who worked in factories and shipyards during the war.

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Miller is thought to have based his poster on a photograph taken of a young female war worker, Naomi Parker Fraley, taken at Alameda Naval Air Station in California.

This original model for the famous poster, Parker Fraley, died aged 96 in January 2018. When her identity was revealed, she told People Magazine: “The women of this country these days need some icons… If they think I’m one, I’m happy about that.”

As a tribute to her on International Women’s Day, here are 10 celebrities channelling Rosie the Riveter to help you feeling inspired.

1. Beyonce


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Beyonce told Elle magazine: “I’m not really sure people know or understand what a feminist is, but it’s very simple. It’s someone who believes in equal rights for men and women.”

2. Professional wrestler and actress Ronda Rousey


In an appearance on Good Morning America, she said: “There are so many ridiculous arguments that MMA is somehow anti-woman… Fighting is not a man’s thing: it is a human thing. To say that it is anti-woman is an anti-feminist statement.”

3. P!nk

An empowering pop song, Raise Your Glass encourages people to celebrate their differences.

4. Singer Demi Lovato

She captioned the photo, which she posted on Instagram: “Gettin’ stronger everyday Be good to your body, and your body will be good to you.”

5. American actress and dancer Camren Bicondova

Camren Bicondova posted her Rosie the Riveter impression on Women’s Equality Day.

The 18-year-old actress has supported a number of charities and non-profit groups, including Global Citizen Festival and North Shore Animal League America.

6. American actress and singer Patina Miller

She encouraged her followers to do the same and share their selfies.

7. Kris and Kendall Jenner

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The image encourages followers to vote, and Kris captioned it #WeAreWithHer, referencing candidate Hillary Clinton.

8. Singer Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland posed as Rosie the Riveter in a photoshoot with Derek Blanks back in 2010.

9. Singer Sara Bareilles

She said: “Today I lend support to the Equal Rights Amendment to eliminate discrimination against women and girls finally by the letter of the law. Rosie the riveter is an icon of this movement and I proudly join women all over today to ask for support.”

10. Actress Laura Benanti

She said in an Instagram caption: “I’m not (only) smelling my armpit, I am ALSO calling for equal pay for equal work.”

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