Currently alive, at 77 years of age.
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1942 – Dame Anita Perella Roddick, DBE born on the 23rd of October in Littlehampton, Sussex, England. She is the founder of The Body Shop, a cosmetics company dedicated to producing and retailing ethical beauty products.
1970 – Married, Gordon Roddick.
1976 – She founded The Body Shop in Littlehampton, England.
1990 – She founded Children On The Edge, a charitable organisation which helps disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe and Asia.
1991 – The Body Shop had 700 branches and she was awarded the World Vision Award for Development Initiative Award.
1993 – She told Third Way Magazine that ‘The original Body Shop was a series of brilliant accidents. It had a great smell, it had a funky name.
2003 – She was knighted by the Queen, and officially styled as Dame Anita Roddick.
2005 – On the 13th of December, the National Post reported that she has decided to turn her back on the world of commerce and give away her fortune, worth some £51 million/$104,000,000.
2007 – On the 14th of February, She revealed she had been diagnosed with Hepatitis C.