Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Zaha Hadid

Age: 59
Occupation: Architect
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The Iraqi-born architect would be noteworthy enough simply for her prominence as a woman in a very male-dominated field. But her striking and uncompromising buildings, and her affection for dramatic slopes and angles, have made Hadid a favorite among art galleries, foundations and clothing designers looking to make a statement.