Mae West (Aug. 17, 1893 – Nov. 22, 1980) was a phenomena. Her acting career spanned four decades and her acting career started later in life. When she was approaching the age of 40, she was offered a motion picture contract from Paramount Pictures. That's surprisingly old for a woman to enter the film industry as a sex symbol.
She did it anyway, and I admire that.
Her penchant for witty double entendres were a hit with the general public. Here are some snippets of her greatness for your viewing pleasure:
We need more women like this in Hollywood:
Would you consider her a feminist?
Respect, Mae. Respect.