Former First Lady of the U.S. and anti-drug advocate who began her career as a film actress.
She worked as a nurse's aide and sales clerk after attending Smith College in Massachusetts, where she majored in English and drama and graduated in 1943.
She appeared in an episode of the popular 1980s sitcom Diff'rent Strokes to promote her "Just Say No" anti-drug initiative.
She dated actors Clark Gable, Robert Stack, and Peter Lawford before marrying future president Ronald Reagan in March 1952.
She was inspired by the first First Lady, Martha Washington.
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