Women & Dogs: A Personal History From Marilyn to Madonna

4. Madonna


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Madonna Louise Ciccone, known after her rise in the 1980s as the Queen of Pop, enjoys spending time with her kids and her dog, Gypsy. Did you know that when Madonna was five years old her mom died from breast cancer? Madonna’s mom’s name… Madonna!

5. Coco Chanel


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If you follow the fashion industry, Coco Chanel is a name you won’t forget. It’s hard to resist to Coco Chanel’s No. 5 perfume. Her real name was Gabrielle Chanel but chose the nickname “Coco” after she sang a song about a lost dog called “Coco” at a cabaret. Circa was the designer’s loyal friend. They went everywhere together.

6. Frida Kahlo


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I remembered in school learning about the life one of Mexico’s greatest artist who began her painting career after she was severely injured in a bus accident. Because of this accident, Frida had over 35 surgeries and could not have children. She loved animals and had many pets and enjoyed having Mexican hairless Itzcuintli dogs by her side.

7. Marilyn Monroe


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I dressed up as Marilyn Monroe in my senior high school year. It took me a long time to find her costume, but the time was definitely worth it. I looked exactly like her, even though it was just for a couple of hours but my costume photo was priceless.

The American actress and model who died at the age of 36 who sadly died from a drug overdose was an animal lover. As a model and actress she was photographed with dogs, horses, elephants, sheep and even a bear. She had nine dogs during her lifetime.

Did you know her real name was Norma Jean Baker and that her first marriage was arranged?

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