Women in History: Amy Elizabeth Imrie, Roman Catholic Nun & Wealthy British Heiress

Amy Elizabeth Imrie (4 Oct 1870 – 4 Apr 1944), Born Pollard, was a British heiress and one of the wealthiest women in Britain who, at the age of 37, became a Roman Catholic Nun, Sister Mary Clare and, subsequently, Mother Superior of the Order of Poor Clares. She was born as Amy Elizabeth Rosalie Pollard in British Guiana to William Branch Pollard and his first wife, Elizabeth Anne (née Blackley). After the death of her mother, at aged 1, … read more

She Rocks Her Guyanese Heritage: Actress, Vanessa Lee Chester

Meet Vanessa Lee Chester, television and film actress, born on July 2, 1984 to Guyanese parents.  She is the oldest child, and the first member of her family to be born in the United States.  She has a younger brother named Kevin. Vanessa began acting at the tender age of 3 when her mother signed her up for an audition with a New York agency.  She spent her early years in Brooklyn before heading to LA where she has enjoyed … read more

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