GLORIA Steinem is known for being a feminist icon, especially in America during the 1970s.
But who is she and what did she do?
Gloria Steinem, 86, is an American feminist iconCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Who is Gloria Steinem?
Steinem was born in 1934 in Toledo, Ohio,
In 2005, Steinem, Jane Fonda, and Robin Morgan co-founded the Women’s Media Center, an organisation that “works to make women visible and powerful in the media.”
In a black and white clip released on social media, Meghan expressed admiration for the 86-year-old political activist’s work in fighting for gender equality and they discuss the importance of voting.
Steinem was born in 1934 in Toledo, OhioCredit: Getty Images – Getty
When did she co-found Ms Magazine?
Ms Magazine is an American liberal feminist magazine, founded in 1972.
It began as an one-off insert in New York magazine in 1971, but was then funded as a solo publication and began publishing issues on a monthly basis.
It was founded by Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes – who were both key figures in second-wave feminism.
The magazine was viewed as a voice for women by women, a voice that had been hidden from and left out of mainstream media.
Gloria Steinem was the co-founder of Ms MagazineCredit: Getty Images – Getty
What causes does she believe in?
Steinem was, and is, a pioneer in women’s rights and feminism.
She is also a proponent of civil rights, and in the 1960s was a fierce critic of the Vietnam War.
Steinem enforced Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the 2016 US presidential election.
She spoke with the Duchess of Sussex about the importance of young people going to the ballot box and voting.
Steinem said: “What worries me the most are young people, who I understand are the least likely to vote.
“I can understand the feeling that they don’t think they have an impact, and yet it’s more important for them to vote because they’re going to be alive long after I am.
“They’re going to be suffering the consequences…(but) movements are families, it’s no sacrifice.
“I get to do what I love and care about every day of my life, how great is that?”
Steinem has spoken about the importance of votingCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Who is her husband?
Steinem was married to David Bale, father of actor Christian Bale.
The pair married in 2000 when she was 66-years-old.
Her husband sadly passed away in 2003 at the age of 62.
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Who plays Gloria Steinem in Mrs America?
Mrs America is a historical drama miniseries, detailing the political movement to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s.
Rose Byrne, 41, plays Gloria Steinem in the series.
The Australian actor is known for her performances in Troy (2004) and legal thriller series Damages (2007-2012.)