Flush Fatale highlights 54 influential women from history. Spanning women of countless eras and professions, the deck of cards shows the importance of women throughout the ages, and tells their stories via stunning full colours illustrations. Listed below are the Diamonds in the deck of cards.
Accompanying each woman is a short biography of her life and achievements. A longer biography will be included in the Flush Fatale Booklet that is available in our Kickstarter. Check back often! These images will be updated with sketches, colour studies, and eventually the final art for each woman from history!
The Ace of Diamonds
Illustrated by: Jessica Taylor
Charlotte "Lotte" Reiniger was a German film director and the foremost pioneer of silhouette animation. Reiniger made more than 40 films over her career, all using her invention.
THE Two OF DIAMONDS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Amanda Sartor
Mary Elizabeth Bowser was a freed slave who worked as a Union spy in Richmond, Virginia during the Civil War. In 1995, 130 years after the Civil War ended, the United States Army recognized Mary Elizabeth Bowser's contribution to the Union war effort by inducting her into the U.S. Army Intelligence Hall of Fame.
THE Three OF Diamonds
ILLUSTRATED BY: Chantal Horeis
Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel was a French fashion designer and businesswoman. She was the founder and namesake of the Chanel brand.
Olga of Kiev
THE Four OF Diamonds
ILLUSTRATED BY: Lenny Lishchenko
Saint Olga was a ruler of Kievan Rus as regent for her son, Svyatoslav. She is known for her obliteration of the Drevlians, a tribe that had killed her husband Igor of Kiev, and for her efforts to spread Christianity through the Rus
Joan of Arc
THE Five OF Diamonds
ILLUSTRATED BY: Ashley Erickson
Martyr, saint and military leader Joan of Arc, acting under divine guidance, led the French army to victory over the English during the Hundred Years' War.
THE Six OF Diamonds
ILLUSTRATED BY: Genevieve FT
Édith Piaf was a French cabaret singer, songwriter and actress who became widely regarded as France's national chanteuse, as well as being one of France's greatest international stars.
THE Seven OF Diamonds
ILLUSTRATED BY: Natalie Dombois
Audrey Hepburn was a British actress. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age
Maria Sibylla Merian
THE eight OF Diamonds
ILLUSTRATED BY: Jessica Roux
Maria Sibylla Merian was a German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, a descendant of the Frankfurt branch of the Swiss Merian family, founders of one of Europe's largest publishing houses in the 17th century.
THE NINE OF Diamonds
ILLUSTRATED BY: Emily Lubanko
Taytu Betul was an Empress Consort of the Ethiopian Empire and the third wife of Emperor Menelek II of Ethiopia. She founded Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital city.
THE TEN OF Diamonds
ILLUSTRATED BY: Nikkie Stinchcombe
Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.
Madam CJ Walker
THE Jack OF Diamonds
ILLUSTRATED BY: Lauren Cannon
Sarah Breedlove, known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an African American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a political and social activist.
THE Queen OF Diamonds
ILLUSTRATED BY: Sam Schechter
Alice Diamond, also known as 'Diamond Annie' was the leader of a 19th-century all-female London crime syndicate who specialized in shoplifting. Known as the Forty Elephants or Forty Thieves; the gang was notable for its longevity and skill in avoiding police detection.
THE King OF Diamonds
ILLUSTRATED BY: Caitlyn Kurilich
Tomyris, also known as Queen Tomiri, was a Massagetean ruler who reigned over the Massagetae. Tomyris led her armies to defend against an attack by Cyrus the Great of the Achaemenid Empire, and defeated and killed him in 530 BC.