Anita Roddick

1942 - 2007

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Dame Anita Lucia Roddick, (23 October 1942 – 10 September 2007) was a British businesswoman, human rights activist and environmental campaigner, best known as the founder of The Body Shop, a cosmetics company producing and retailing natural beauty products that shaped ethical consumerism. The company was one of the first to prohibit the use of ingredients tested on animals in some of its products and one of the first to promote fair trade with developing countries. Roddick was involved in activism and campaigning for environmental and social issues, including involvement with Greenpeace and The Big Issue. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anita Roddick has received more than 711,597 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Anita Roddick is the 384th most popular businessperson (down from 300th in 2019), the 3,156th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,814th in 2019) and the 25th most popular British Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Anita Roddick ranks 384 out of 604. Before her are Oleg Deripaska, Gilbert Kaplan, Peter Thiel, Bob Lazar, Mark Shuttleworth, and Walter Wild. After her are Reed Hastings, Piero Dusio, John Munro Longyear, George Peabody, Harvey S. Firestone, and John Templeton.

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Among people born in 1942, Anita Roddick ranks 369Before her are Sergio Ramírez, Carol Lynley, Brandon deWilde, Johnny Rivers, Ricardo Blázquez, and Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino. After her are Enrique Morente, Meredith Monk, Jean Shrimpton, Derek Parfit, Lutz D. Schmadel, and Bruce Johnston. Among people deceased in 2007, Anita Roddick ranks 225Before her are Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Katsuko Saruhashi, Iwao Takamoto, Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, Paek Nam-sun, and Art Buchwald. After her are Ray Evans, Freddie Francis, Raymond Kaelbel, Francisco Umbral, Izumi Sakai, and Benito Lorenzi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Anita Roddick ranks 3,156 out of 6,924. Before her are Sam Heughan (1980), Pauline Collins (1940), Emily Mortimer (1971), Laura Mulvey (1941), John Grierson (1898), and May Whitty (1865). After her are John Miles (1943), Gwyneth Jones (1936), Christian Horner (1973), Alan Bennett (1934), Delia Derbyshire (1937), and Jonathan Edwards (1966).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United Kingdom

Among businesspeople born in United Kingdom, Anita Roddick ranks 25Before her are Ken Aston (1915), Thomas Blake Glover (1838), Jim Marshall (1923), Isabella Beeton (1836), Neil Aspinall (1941), and Henry Cole (1808). After her are David Richards (1952), Fred Karno (1866), William McGregor (1846), Andrew Planche (1727), Mark Thatcher (1953), and Chris Anderson (1961).