Famous Women Who Have Channeled Rosie the Riveter

Famous Women Who Have Channeled Rosie the Riveter


May 22, 2015

Rosie the Riveter is an American icon from World War II, when women worked in factories to replace men who were away serving in the military. A riveter is someone who hammers rivets (a certain kind of bolt) to fasten two pieces of material together, and Rosie represented that kind of industrial work, as well as the movement of women joining the workforce. 

Beyonce posted an Instagram of herself as Rosie the Riveter, cementing the wartime figurehead's iconic status in modern-day culture. And while "Beyonce the Riveter" is an inspiring thing to behold, she’s not the first star to embody the empowered working woman. From Kris Jenner to Amy Poehler, check out the other stars who join the ranks of the iconic Riveter in the gallery above.

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