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Anita Roddick
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    (October 23, 1942-September 10, 2007)
    Born in Littlehampton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
    Birth name was Anita Perella
    Founded the Body Shop (1976)
    Wrote 'Business As Unusual' (2005)
    Named a Dame Commander of the British Empire (2003)
    Died at 64 of a brain hemorrhage (September 10, 2007)
    She was expelled from an Israeli kibbutz school over a pranking incident.
    She and Gordon Roddick had their first child before marrying.
    She described a woman's body as 'a canvas to paint stories on.'
    She said, 'I hate the beauty industry...It exploits women,' then sold the Body Shop to a leading beauty company, L'Oreal.
    L'Oreal also conducts animal testing, which she claims to be adamantly opposed to.
    She was expelled from a school in South Africa for violating the apartheid laws by going to a black jazz club.
    She called the Body Shop 'a series of brilliant accidents.'
    She founded Children on the Edge, a charity to help disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe and Asia.
    The Body Shop was named the second most trusted brand in Britain.
    After being diagnosed with hepatitis C, she said, 'It's a bit of a bummer, but you groan and move on.'

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