7. Imelda Marcos

Imelda Marcos

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The wife of Ferdinand Marcos the former President of the Philippines who was toppled in a coup known as the People Power Revolution led by Cory Aquino. The Marcoses were forced to flee as they were at the centre of the reasons for the coup having headed up a corrupt and despotic regime enforced by Martial Law since 1965. Imelda is notorious for her 2700 pairs of shoes and jewellery which are a symbol of the extravagance of the Marcos era. Today, the shoes and jewels are in a museum.

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