"Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from." Mae West, American actress, 1893-1980.
Vaudeville performer, playwright, Broadway sensation, movie star, sex goddess... Mae West was each of these things, but first and foremost she was an independent woman who became an icon simply by being herself. Years ahead of her time, Mae West was the first to treat men as sex objects, and we're down with that.