Ship stewardess who became a folk hero for having survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic, HMHS Britannic and the RMC Olympic. Her unlikely survival of all three incidents earned her the nickname of "Miss Unsinkable."
She survived tuberculosis as a child, the first of many instances where she survived despite the odds being against her.
She has been represented in popular culture in the blockbuster film Titanic and the stage play Iceberg - Right Ahead!.
Her parents were Irish immigrants William and Katherine Jessop.
She and Harold Lowe both famously survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic.