Top British Women to Know

With all of the mania surrounding the birth of Kate Middleton's baby, it is the "British invasion" all over again. From thrones to fashion, posh to cockney, we compiled a list of must-know ladies hailing from Mother England.

By Liana Satenstein

July 19, 2013 5:00 PM
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J.K. Rowling

Her real name is "Joanne" or "Jo", but she initialed it because she wasn't sure the world would want to read Harry Potter if it was written by a female author. Little did she know, the seven-series book that she originally started writing in coffee shops went on to sell over 450 million copies, is translated into over 70 languages, and became a box-office hit. She recently went under the male pseudonym "Robert Galbraith" for her latest crime novel, The Cuckoo's Calling.

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