Modern authoritarian leaders can be criticized for anything, but not for the choice of wives. These women (with rare exceptions) – a faithful and reliable companion, the advice and the protector of men, sometimes even able to mitigate against them in the world. Not to mention the fact that they are all just beautiful.Lady Korea
Here I'm telling you, the more won't let me in, the more are born all the gossip and came up with young Lee Sol-Ju, who suddenly turned out to be the wife of Kim Jong-UN. Went, for example, rumors that she starred in home videos, and that before the wedding with puffy "God's nation," led a disorderly life. Then even wrote that he allegedly executed! Luckily, her fresh photographs is denied.
What is remarkable: free (for North Korea) manner of dress (in her wardrobe there are short skirts, and transparent blouses), so that under its influence the women of the country is also trying to medicati". And she refused to wear mandatory for all icons with the portraits of his father and grandfather, Kim Jong-UN. In Korea this found a good explanation – they say that there is no other men except the husband.
Today the wife is hated by the West, President al-Assad is under fire, and in the same time, it was praised for secularism, education and impeccable taste. Indeed, ASMA al-Assad is very European Muslim woman, because she was born in London, studied there, there met with her future husband and moved to their historic homeland in 2000 when she was 25. And British citizenship is retained.
What is remarkable: in 2011 she broke out a huge scandal in the media. American Vogue published a report about ASMA positive article (like how to order PR Assad), it caused a storm of anger, the article removed, and its author dismissed, despite 30 years of experience in the editorial. Later the same journalist erupted in another publication is sharply negative article about ASMA, calling her the "first lady of hell", but in the end she was subjected to ridicule colleagues.
Ana Paula DOS Santos – a former model and flight attendant "air force one", where he took the epoch-making acquaintance with the head of state, josé Eduardo. A foreign diplomat once said about the leading couple: "a Beautiful couple. Dressed elegantly and expensively and look like they live in California."
What is remarkable: one day, Ana Paula angered citizens, stating that the level of education in Angola is too poor, so her son will study at the foreign school (this despite the fact that her husband just accused of disregard for this area). And she's annoying to the officials and the population with ambitions in politics and business (especially diamond).
Somehow I can't believe this woman is deeply religious Muslim country in the middle East. Can you imagine in 22 years she has wanted a senior position in Apple (Jordan branch, but still)! Nevertheless Rania al-Abdullah calls himself "a true Arab woman" and willing to educate the Western public on the topic of the Arab world and Islam.
What is remarkable: of course, beauty (it is called "the most beautiful Queen of the planet"), of rare elegance (once she was chosen "Queen of elegance in the world", rejecting candidates top models, Actresses and other stars), as well as a bunch of good deeds. It actively protects the rights of women, children and families fighting against stupid bans, protect fellow Palestinians and even animals protects.
But look at this: this is in all respects a bright lady – Chantal Biya, the wife of the President of Cameroon Paul Biya. She was younger than her husband by almost 40 years (he's 82, she's 44).
One Cameroonian author wrote a book about it, where, judging by the subsequent reaction, depicted her life as a journey "from rags to riches." He was accused of insulting the heroine and was sentenced to 2 years in prison, which has outraged the world of human rights defenders, who called him a "prisoner of conscience".
What is notable: first of all, of course, a unique hairstyle and an exotic style that is called "a La Montana". She loves Dior and Chanel, and many items of her wardrobe custom-made. And she is very fashionable lady: willingly participates in various meetings, conferences, events, high-level and a itself organizes.
Mehriban Aliyeva, the daughter of one of the most influential clans of the country, a doctor by training and the wife of Ilham Aliyev. Although the Azerbaijani regime is considered authoritarian and I suspect the ruling family, to put it mildly, misuse of Treasury, to the first lady personally the most positive attitude. Even the honorary foreign awards are available.
What is remarkable: the active social life both within the country and on the international part (heads a lot funds is the goodwill Ambassador of the UN, UNESCO and a number of Islamic organizations, and suddenly – President of the gymnastics Federation of Azerbaijan). Plus, even a member of Parliament.
A 47-year-old king Mswati III of Swaziland at the moment, 15 wives, but we will focus on one, 12-second account: the young beauty, Ntando Oak. If you believe the media, it is her portraits:
And here she is without makeup, but with her polygamous husband:
What is remarkable: in the 5th year of marriage cheated on her husband with his own Minister of justice. This story is worthy Shakespeare: here is a cheating wife sneaks past Palace guards dressed as a guard, then her lover find her under the bed (and not just on the floor, and underneath in the hole plating!), guilty put under house arrest, but she escapes from the guard, Presnov him in the face with pepper spray. In the end, kicked her out of the Palace, and cunning Minister (with a wonderful name Mamba) is fired and put in jail. Curtain.
Greatly affected deceived husband, we don't know, but he certainly is someone to be comforted – remaining wives are a miracle as well! And this is just two of them.
A Favourite Of Hitler
No, not Eva Braun, and luxurious Olga Chekhova (nee Knipper), Russian actress with German roots.In 1920 she moved from Soviet Russia to Germany, to the 30-year-old was already a star of German cinema, and then on the rights of the beloved actress was accompanied by the führer at social events. She also admired Goebbels, calling in his diaries "the charming Frau".
After the war, here and there began to appear indications that she was a secret agent of Stalin and as if, even when she was preparing an attack on Hitler. And although some sources are trustworthy, there are no documents that would have confirmed it.
The "steel butterfly" of the Philippines
Imelda Marcos, the wife (now widow) of Philippine dictator 1960-80-ies Ferdinando Marcos.
Using diplomatic gift, gained great political and social importance, so it was called "the other half of the conjugal dictatorship." But for strength of character combined with beauty and elegance called "steel butterfly".
Imelda – lady extravagant. Being in power, spending, say, millions on shopping in the fashion capitals of the world, portraits of herself and family members that have ordered in new York, has an incredible Shoe collection (now donated to the Museum), and also had the richest collection of works of art, including works by Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raphael.
The Mistress Of Mussolini
Look like a movie star Roman aristocrat Clara (Claretta) Petacci was younger than him by almost 30 years and shared with him a terrible fate.
In 1945, Mussolini and Claretta tried to escape, but was recognized by partisans and shot, and the face of the Duce was mutilated beyond recognition, and then another, and hung their bodies by the legs at a gas station in Milan. But the wife of the fascist dictator, Rachele, though, and remained faithful to him until the end, was not with him at the last minute – the couple parted for a week and a half before. She died in 1979, when she was 90.