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Wives that Rule the World! by alexey ,  Jan 31, 2014

Carla Bruni

Actress, singer-songwriter and former model, Carla Bruni is one of the most glamorous women on Earth. Period. A modern successor to Jackie O, she spent the 1990s as one of the world’s best paid supermodels, during which period a nude photograph of her sold for over $90,000. Then in 2007, she started seeing diminutive French President Nicolas Sarkozy, only weeks after he had left his second wife, before marrying him in 2008.

Rania Al Abdullah

Wife of Abdullah II, King of Jordan, Rania is, uh, The Queen of Jordan… Described as one of the most powerful women in the world, she is also the author of a New York Times bestselling children’s book. Rania apparently enjoys water skiing and cycling. She’s some pretty hot royalty.

Asma al-Assad

Syria might have been one of the spokes of the axis of evil, but first lady Asma, wife of Bashar al-Assad, the President of Syria, is one fine looker. Completing her education in the UK, she went on to become an invest banker, working for firms like Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan in London and New York. Which suggests that as well as being gorgeous, she might be extremely smart.

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein

Daughter of King Hussein I of Jordan and junior wife of Mohammed bin Rashid, the Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, Haya knows a thing or two about walking down the corridors of power. As well as being a humanitarian, she is an Olympic show jumper. And did we mention? She’s also a princess.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama – half of the coolest couple on the face of the Earth and possibly the most beautiful first lady ever. Standing at 5’11”, she’s as tall as a supermodel, she’s a trained lawyer and she is an icon of style. Would you rather get stuck in an elevator with this lady or with Barbara Bush? Without a shadow of a doubt, we know which way we’d swing.

ARGENTINE first lady Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has ridden an economic boom and her husband's popularity to become the country's first elected woman leader.

Pat Nixon

Pat Nixon looms over the opera Nixon in China (1987) by John Adams as a sympathetic figure. The centerpiece of the Pat Nixon character’s performance is This is Prophetic!  this particular recording with libretto by Alice Goodman. It opens with Mrs. Nixon reflecting on her own hard, early life and how she still treats everyday like Christmas. It follows her in her famous bright red coat, as she toured an acupuncture demonstration a farm, and a school – tracking with what the First Lady really did during her visit with the President during that historic occasion of the first U.S. presidential visit to Communist China. The liner notes add that, “The language of Pat’s Chinese guides is stilted and formal – they hint darkly of the repressive side of Chinese life that lies underneath the façade shown to foreign dignitaries. Pat sings an aria of her own hopes for the future, a peaceful future of modesty and good neighbourliness, a future based on the values of the American heartland.”

Hillary Clinton

She may not have won her party’s nomination for President in 2008, but the former President’s wife and U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign inspired hope in many Americans of both genders. In We Need a Woman, the music and lyrics by Dulce Maria Gonzalez poignantly capture that feeling with palpable emotion.


Patience Jonathan, the wife of Nigeria’s president

Rosalynn Carter 1927-  ~ “I don’t think that there is any doubt that the First Ladies have some influence on their husbands, because they are close to them, they talk with them all the time, they have the presidents’ ear. I don’t think there is any doubt about it.” ~~Jimmy Carter’s wife was the first to have a VCR in the White House, and to keep her own office in the East Wing.

Rosalynn Carter 1927- ~ “I don’t think that there is any doubt that the First Ladies have some influence on their husbands, because they are close to them, they talk with them all the time, they have the presidents’ ear. I don’t think there is any doubt about it.” ~~Jimmy Carter’s wife was the first to have a VCR in the White House, and to keep her own office in the East Wing.

Edith Roosevelt  ~ Being in centre of things is very interesting, yet the same proportions remain. When I read “The World is to much with us” or “Oh for a closer walk with God” they mean just what they did, so I don’t believe I have been forced into the “first lady of the land” model of my predecessors.”

Edith Roosevelt ~ Being in centre of things is very interesting, yet the same proportions remain. When I read “The World is to much with us” or “Oh for a closer walk with God” they mean just what they did, so I don’t believe I have been forced into the “first lady of the land” model of my predecessors.”


Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, wife of current President Leonel Fernández, Dominican Republic

Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs, wife of President Saakashvili, Georgia
     

Faina Chiang Fang-liang (born in Russia as Faina Vakhreva) 1916 - 2004, wife of Chiang Ching-kuo, President of the Republic of China (Taiwan).




Raisa and Michael Gorbachev

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