The Hearts

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 Hearts 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!

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The Trung Sisters
 

The Trung Sisters

The Ace of Hearts
Illustrated by: Jameela Wahlgren

The Trung Sisters, byname of Trung Trac and Trung Nhi, were heroines of the first Vietnamese independence movement, who headed a rebellion against the Chinese Han-dynasty overlords and briefly established an autonomous state.

 

 
 
 
 

Debora Sampson

THE Two OF HEARTS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Anna ShoemakeR

Deborah Sampson Gannett, better known as Deborah Sampson or Deborah Samson, was a woman who disguised herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

Debora Sampson
 
 
 
Cleopatra
 

Cleopatra

THE Three OF HEARTS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Naomi Baker

Cleopatra originally ruled jointly with her father Ptolemy XII Auletes, and later with her brothers Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV, whom she married as per Egyptian custom, but eventually she became sole ruler. As pharaoh, she consummated a liaison with Julius Caesar that solidified her grip on the throne.

 
 
 
 

Nellie Bly

THE Four OF HEARTS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Natasha Alterici

Elizabeth Cochran Seaman, known by her pen name Nellie Bly, was an American journalist. She was also a writer, industrialist, inventor, and a charity worker who was widely known for her record breaking trip around the world in 72 days and an exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental institution from within. She was a pioneer in her field, and launched a new kind of investigative journalism.

Nellie Bly
 
 
 
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THE FIVE OF HEARTS
ILLUSTRATED BY: COMING SOON

This playing card is currently unclaimed.

Please send us an e-mail with your portfolio and top 3 women from history if you would like to be part of the Flush Fatale project. 

 
 
 
 

Nancy Cunard

THE Six OF HEARTS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Elitsa Nedyalkova

Nancy Clara Cunard was a writer, heiress and political activist. She was born into the British upper class and devoted much of her life to fighting racism and fascism.

Nancy Cunard
 
 
 
Frida Kahlo
 

Frida Kahlo

THE Seven OF HEARTS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Joana Neves

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist who is remembered for her self-portraits, pain and passion, and bold, vibrant colors.

 
 
 
 

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THE EIGHT OF HEARTS
ILLUSTRATED BY: COMING SOON

This playing card is currently unclaimed.

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Lady Godiva
 

Lady Godiva

THE NINE OF HEARTS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Sabrina Miramon

Godiva, Countess of Mercia, was an English noblewoman who, according to a legend dating at least to the 13th century, rode naked and covered only in her long hair through the streets of Coventry to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation that her husband imposed on his tenants. 

 
 
 
 

Isabelle Eberhardt

THE Ten OF HEARTS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Cai Vail

Isabelle Eberhardt was a Swiss explorer and writer. She was educated in Switzerland by her father, who was a tutor, and published short stories under a male pseudonym as a teenager.

Isabelle Eberhardt
 
 
 
Georgia O'Keefe
 

Georgia O'Keefe

THE Jack OF HEARTS
ILLUSTRATED BY:  Rose Salm

Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was an American artist. She was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the 'Mother of American Modernism'.

 
 
 
 

Queen Boudicca

THE Queen OF HEARTS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Rebecca Yanovskaya

Boudica was a queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire.

Queen Boudicca
 
 
 
Helen Gibson
 

Helen Gibson

THE King OF HEARTS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Alex Moore

Helen Gibson was an American film actress, vaudeville performer, radio performer, film producer, trick rider and rodeo performer; and is considered to be the first American professional stunt woman.