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Bennett [née Barnett], Lilian Margery (1922–2013), businesswoman, was born on 22 August 1922 at 8 Dunsmure Road, Stamford Hill, London, the eldest of the four daughters of Maurice Sidney Barnett, schoolmaster, and his wife, Sophia, née Levy. Her maternal grandfather, the Revd Jacob Baer Levy...

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Jean Denton, Baroness Denton of Wakefield (1935–2001) by Nick Sinclair, 1992 © Nick Sinclair; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Denton [née Moss], Jean, Baroness Denton of Wakefield (1935–2001), rally driver, businesswoman, and politician, was born on 29 December 1935 at 103 Broadway, Wakefield, Yorkshire, the elder of two daughters of Charles Josiah Moss, stationery store keeper, later hospital supplies clerk, and his wife, ...

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Hewlett [née Herbert], Hilda Beatrice (1864–1943), aviator and aircraft manufacturer, was born in Cavendish House, Clapham, London, on 17 February 1864, the third daughter of George William Herbert (1830–1894), vicar of St Peter’s Church, Vauxhall, London, and his wife ...

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See Bebb [married name Thomson], Gwyneth Marjory

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(Esther) Janet Reger (1935–2005) by John Stillwell, 1990 PA Archive / PA Photos

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Reger [née Phillips], (Esther) Janet (1935–2005), lingerie designer, was born in Jubilee Street, London, on 30 September 1935, the eldest daughter of Hyman Phillips, textile manufacturer, and his wife, Ray, née Levine. Both her parents were the children of Jewish immigrants; her paternal grandfather, ...

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Dame Anita Lucia Roddick (1942–2007) by Gareth Davies, 2002 Getty Images

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Roddick [née Perella], Dame Anita Lucia (1942–2007), businesswoman, was born on 23 October 1942 in a bomb shelter at 32 New Road, Littlehampton, Sussex, one of the four children of Gilda (b. 1914/15), daughter of Domenico de Vito, farmer, and wife of ...