Name: Doña Manuela Sáenz
Why she rocks: She was a revolutionary hero of South America, and the mistress of the great leader Simon Bolivar. She prevented an 1928 assassination attempt against him and facilitated his escape. Bolivar began to call her, "Libertadora del Libertador", the liberator of the liberator and she was celebrated and given many honors.
Because of this woman… revolutionary change was able to occur because Manuela was able to use her influence and her power to protect herself and the one she loved.