Mary Tyler Moore
Known In The '70s For: Playing the Mary Richards on the TV show The Mary Tyler Moore show
You can't say the name Mary Tyler Moore without thinking about The Mary Tyler Moore show, in which she played a local news producer in Minneapolis. Hell, even kids who've never seen the show are vaguely familiar with it, the same way kids who've never listened to the Beatles are aware of their existence. Thanks to the show, the Emmy-award winning actress, who got her start on The Dick Van Dyke Show in the 60s, made it OK to be a 30-year-old woman who's unmarried, without kids, and isn't slaving away over a stove.