A hero to crafters everywhere, a brilliant businesswoman, and a former model. Most don't know that last fact, but as a college student studying art, European, and architectural history, Martha had a moderately successful modeling career (mostly because she was a smoking hot Martita...)
I love Martha for her consistent dedication to a high standard of craft. She gives sewing, cooking, and all other domestic activities the importance they deserve by showing that design and beauty is inherent in all of our practical arts.
Martha Stewart (young, modeling, hair swoop):