Violet Jessop

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Birthday
2, 1887
Birthplace
Argentina
Death Date
May 5, 1971 (83)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
2, 1887
Birthplace
Argentina
Death Date
May 5, 1971 (83)

About

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."

Before Fame

She survived tuberculosis as a child, the first of many instances where she survived despite the odds being against her.

Trivia

She has been represented in popular culture in the blockbuster film Titanic and the stage play Iceberg - Right Ahead!.

Family Life

Her parents were Irish immigrants William and Katherine Jessop.

Associated With

She and Harold Lowe both famously survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic.