#6 DR RUTH WESTHEIMER
This German sex therapist is better known as ‘Dr Ruth’, and her widely published advice on all things to do with sexuality has made her a cultural icon.
Ruth’s parents were killed in the Holocaust. As a child, she lived in a Swiss Jewish orphanage before emigrating to Palestine, where she joined the Haganah and trained as a scout and sniper. She eventually settled in the USA, studied Human Sexuality and became an eminent media authority on the topic.
We love her knowledge and her wisdom, and we’re big fans of the message that Dr Ruth sends out to the world – “I actually look for things to smile about. I make a conscious effort to be positive.”