Not only was Frida Kahlo a great painter, but she was also a true style icon.
At a young age she was in a severe traffic accident and got seriously wounded, both physically and psychologically. Even though she had pains from her injuries throughout her life, she was very passionate about politics, feminism and art, and had countless lovers, both male and female.
The most important man in her life was, of course, her husband Diego Rivera, an incredibly famous Mexican artist. In fact, most of her life Frida Kahlo was more famous as his wife than as an artist! Only to become recognized a couple of decades after her death.
Nowadays she is a renowned painter, and I think even those not interested in art know her face.
Frida Kahlo was born 1907 and died 1954 aged 47.