publication date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 (part of Spring 2012)

category: Controversy

clue: Not many people get famous today for something they did in 1962. But when that act was carrying on an affair with the U.S. president, and they were 19 at the time, one could see why it was kept secret for so long.

explanation: Alford published a book in 2012 revealing her affair with John F. Kennedy in 1962-1963. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Aaron Shurtleff

The Modern Woman: 2012 has not been easy for women so far, as these five controversial ladies can attest. Each one made headlines, for better or worse, in the first few months of this year.

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