Despite having numerous brief relationships with men, Mary Poppins author P. L. Travers’ one solid relationship throughout her life was with another woman who she lived with. Despite a distinct undertone of romance and sexuality, their friendship was never public romantically and is described by one biographer as intense but ambiguous.
Mary Pickford. Together with Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, and D.W. Griffith she created the production company United Artists and helped promote the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She also belonged to the National Woman's Party and pushed for equal rights for women.