Famous Women Who Have Channeled Rosie the Riveter
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.
Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) dressed up as Rosie the Riveter for Halloween in Pawnee.
In a campaign for Poise, Kris Jenner dressed up as Rosie, calling her "a powerful example for women."
For their 70th anniversary issue, Glamour had contemporary stars dress as older American icons. America Ferrera was an amazing Dolores Huerta while Alexis Bledel portrayed a powerful Rosie the Riveter. We love Alicia Keys as Michelle Obama, too! Alexis Bledel says of Rosie: "She's a symbol of women getting things done. It shows that strength is beautiful."
In her music video for "Raise Your Glass," P!nk dresses up as a prom wallflower, a wrestler, and Rosie the Riveter.
Kelly Rowland glammed up her interpretation of Rosie in a photoshoot with Derek Blanks.
To spotlight their collection of essays on America's relationship with work, the January-February 2011 issue of Utne Reader portrayed Marge Simpson as Rosie the Riveter.
Singer Demi Lovato posed as Rosie to celebrate her strength in this Instagram post.
Pasadena Magazine focused on powerful women in one of their issues. Actress Alison Brie was the cover star who portrayed Rosie the Riveter.