OK, not all really European, one is English, two Americans and a German. Why is Virginia Woolf on top? Because she wrote To The Lighthouse, which is arguably the greatest work of art in the English language of the 20th century. The photo of Gertrude Stein in front of her portrait painted by Picasso is the kindest photo of her I could find. Leni Riefenstahl and Ann Morrow Lindbergh probably don't make it into most textbooks on Feminism because they were not from the left bank.