Wonder Women of the Week: Annie Oakley

Name: Annie Oakley

Life: August 13, 1860 - November 3, 1926

Occupation: Exhibition Shooter

Super Power: Sharpshooter

One of the first American female “superstars”, Annie Oakley gained worldwide fame for her superb marksmanship abilities and sharpshooting skills. Most famous for starring in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, Annie dazzled audiences with her fierceness and earned more money than every other performer except Bill Cody himself.

Not forgetting her roots, Annie put her financial and economic power to good use by donating to charities benefitting orphans & empowering women. As the key influence of the American Cowgirl identity, Oakley proved that when given the opportunity, women are just as capable as men (and way more badass).