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American expatriate, poet and writer Natalie Barney (1876-1972) lived on Paris's Left Bank for over 60 years. In a similar way to Gertrude Stein, many of the era's great literary and artistic minds met in her salon. Barney was openly homosexual, with her writings reflecting a strong belief in both feminism and pacifism. In 1927 she founded a 'Women's Academy' in order to aid female writers, as the prominent French Academy was only accessible to men.
Christa Winsloe (1888-1944) was a 20th-century German-Hungarian novelist, playwright and sculptor, best known for her play Gestern und heute (known under several titles), filmed in 1931 as Mädchen in Uniform and the 1958 remake. Winsloe was in a relationship with newspaper reporter Dorothy Thompson, probably before World War II when Thompson was reporting from Berlin. She moved to France in the late 30s, fleeing the Nazis. During World War II, she joined the French Resistance.
Maria Reiche was a German mathematician, archaeologist, and technical translator who is notable for her research in the Nazca Lines in Peru, beginning in 1940. She spent the next fifty years living on the Nazca Plain close to the area of the drawings, painstakingly mapping each one, and trying to protect them. She died in 1998 at 95 and was buried beside her beloved geoglyphs.