Past and present movers, shakers and women's history makers born in May. Courtesy: Skepticism Martha Jane Canary, aka Calamity Jane. Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons Catherine the Great II, Empress of Russia, whose reign from 1762 to 1796 made her the longest-ruling female leader in Russian history. Courtesy: Huffington Post/Gus Stewart/Redferns via Getty Images Lily Allen, British pop singer. Courtesy: Low Country Digital Library Septima Clark, known as the "Grandmother of the Civil Rights Movement." Courtesy: Ultraswank Audrey Hepburn, film actress, style icon and humanitarian. Courtesy: A Polar Bear's Tale Nellie Bly, pioneering journalist who also set a record for traveling around the world in 72 days. Courtesy: Huffington Post/ Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS Adele, British singer tied with Beyonce for the most Grammy Awards won in a single night for her album "21." Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons Eva Peron, outspoken First Lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952, whom her adoring public called "Evita." Courtesy: WNPR Ella Grasso, Connecticut's first female governor and the first U.S. woman elected governor who wasn't succeeding her husband. Courtesy: Huffington Post/AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza Missy Franklin, U.S. swimmer and record-setting Olympic medalist. Courtesy: Air Wing Media Harriet Quimby, the first U.S. first American woman to become a licensed airplane pilot, and the first woman to fly across the English Channel in 1911 and 1912, respectively. Courtesy: Barbara Morgan/The Red List Martha Graham, known as the Picasso of modern dance and choreography. Courtesy: Chuck Yeager Jacqueline Cochran, racing pilot who oversaw the U.S. Women's Air Force Service Pilots program during World War II. Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons Florence Nightingale, nursing pioneer. Courtesy: Listal Katharine Hepburn, iconic film actress and four-time Academy Award winner. Courtesy: First Women Blog Dorothy Hodgkin, British chemist and Nobel Prize winner credited with developing protein crystallography. Courtesy: Nanna Kreutzmann Madeleine Albright, the first female U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001. Courtesy: The Guardian Adrienne Rich, influential poet, essayist, intellectual and feminist. Courtesy: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Tina Fey, comedy goddess who in 2010 became the youngest winner of the Mark Twain American Prize for Humor. Courtesy: Hello Beautiful/Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images Lorraine Hansberry, author, poet and the first African-American woman to produce a Broadway play with "A Raisin in the Sun." Courtesy: GypsyBeee Cher. Courtesy: The Brussels Bronte Group Queen Victoria, British monarch from 1837 to 1876. Patti Labelle, legendary singer known as the Godmother of Soul. Courtesy: Online Athens Brownie Wise, Tupperware party founder who helped put American women to work. Courtesy: Ismayozga Stevie Nicks, legendary singer-songwriter and Fleetwood Mac member. Courtesy: NASA Sally Ride, America's first female astronaut. Courtesy: Day and a Dream Lauryn Hill, hip-hop singer-songer whose 1998 "Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" became the first hip-hop record to win an Album of the Year Grammy Award. Courtesy: Gabriel Popkin Rachel Carson, marine biologist, environmentalist and author of "Silent Spring."