Merely, we have brought out the names of Estonian women who have a larger than usual clout and impact outside the Estonian borders and help get the name “Estonia” to the lips of more people around the world.We believe this list can only be ever-expanding and when we come around to it next year, it will have many new names.Among other Lindgren’s books, Wikland illustrated “The Bullerby Children”; “The Brothers Lionheart”; “Karlsson-on-the-Roof”; and “Ronya, the Robber’s Daughter”.
“When I went looking for my own style, I went to Estonia, to my roots, and the next step was Estonian traditional (Runic singing is a traditional way of singing folk songs — Editor). Lukas released her third album, ‘Demimonde’, in 2015.
I feel this strong connection; it is home, and if I’m not home, I carry home with me; if I sing these songs, I feel connected. The year also saw her awarded with a prestigious Swiss prize, “Werkjahr 2015”, in the Jazz/Rock/Pop music category.
Pedaru hails from a small Estonian town of Kehra and was raised by her grandmother after her mother died when Pedaru was only five years old.
Before being discovered as a model in 2005, at the age of 15 in Tallinn, she was a goalkeeper on Estonia’s national U-19 football team for a year.
It is important to emphasise that this is not the ultimate list of the most important Estonian women in the world.