Unforgettable Legends: History’s 40 Most Awesome Badasses – Part 4

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31Herbert K. Pililaau

Herbert K. Pililaau

U.S. Medal of Honor recipient Herbert K. Pililaau during the Korean War voluntarily held his ground when ordered to retreat. He fired his automatic weapon into the ranks of assailants, threw all his grenades and, with ammunition exhausted, closed with the foe in hand-to-hand combat, courageously fighting with his trench knife and bare fists until finally overcome and mortally wounded. When the position was subsequently retaken; more than10 enemy dead were counted in the area he had so valiantly defended.


32Stray Dog

Stray Dog

A stray dog saved a Georgia woman after she crashed down an embankment and was thrown through the back window of her car. The German Shepherd emerged from the woods, pulled her by the collar off the trunk and 50 yards through the briars to the road where she could be seen by passing motorists.


33Kim Hughes

Kim Hughes

In 2009, a bomb disposal officer named Kim Hughes saved a group of maimed soldiers after they became trapped in a field littered with IEDs. Against a backdrop of insurgent fire, the sergeant shunned protective clothing to save time and dismantled 7 consecutive bombs, clearing a safe path for the wounded.


34Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman and Michelle Pfeiffer both bet Georg Clooney $10,000 that he would be married or have children by age 40. Staying childless they sent him the money which he returned replying double or nothing by age 50. He mostly probably won this bet too as his wife (whom he married when he was 54) gave birth to a set of twins in 2017 when he was 56.


35Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan

When she was a teenager, Alyson Hannigan used to babysit for Bob Saget's kids, who was the narrator for “How I Met Your Mother.’


36Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey & Emily Deschanel’s great grandfather, Paul Deschanel, was a French President and he once fell off a window of the presidential train in his nightgown.


37Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt recorded a studio album when she was 12, which was initially released only in Japan, where she became a big pop star. Also, at the age of 4, while at a restaurant dance hall with her parents, she disappeared, only to be found minutes later on the stage singing “Help make it Through the Night.”


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38Jenna Fischer

Jenna Fischer

Before becoming an actress, Jenna Fischer worked for 3 years at a car wash and also briefly tried her hand at being a telephone psychic when she first moved to LA.


39Anna Faris

Anna Faris

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt each had a dead bug collection before they met and they combined their collections after they got married.


40Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie sold the first pictures of her biological children for a total of $22.3 million. She donated it all to charity.

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