Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is likely the most iconic first lady in American history.
Embracing the role, she transformed the White House with museum quality paintings, a French chef, and many glamorous parties. Her fashion sense was religiously imitated by women around the globe, her popularity abroad once prompting John F. Kennedy to say, “I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris — and I have enjoyed it.”
Despite her fame, an integral part of her allure lay in her mysteriousness. She spoke carefully and quietly, but her words had staying power.