12 Well-Known Women You Didn't Know Were Refugees

All the news we hear about refugees these days may seem like it's coming from a world away, but some of the most famous women the world we all know and love were once in positions where they were forced to flee their homelands. Here are 12 amazing women who were refugees once upon a time in the gallery above.

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