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Dame Anita Lucia Roddick (1942-2007), Businesswoman and campaigner

Sitter in 7 portraits
Businesswoman and entrepreneur, Dame Anita is the founder of The Body Shop, one of the world's most successful retailers of cosmetics. She is also known as one of the most outspoken social activists in the business world. The first Body Shop opened in Brighton in 1976. Despite her having no formal business training, after 31 years The Body Shop is a multi-local business with over 2045 stores serving in 51 different markets. In 2000, Dame Anita published her autobiography Business and Unusual.

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Dame Anita Lucia Roddick

by Sara Rossberg
watercolour, 1995
NPG 6335


Dame Anita Lucia Roddick

by Miriam Reik
bromide print, 1980s
NPG x30305


Dame Anita Lucia Roddick

by Gered Mankowitz
C-type colour print, December 1988
NPG x137445


Dame Anita Lucia Roddick

by Trevor Leighton
cibachrome print, 1989
NPG x33001


Dame Anita Lucia Roddick

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 1989
NPG x35347


Dame Anita Lucia Roddick; Sam Roddick

by Reme Campos
C-type colour print, March 2006
NPG x132237


Dame Anita Lucia Roddick

by Michael Zinn
bromide print, 1993
NPG x75856

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