Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis By far in my opinion the most interesting and mysterious First Lady who has ever graced the White House. Although I was only in Junior High School when she became First Lady I was awestruck with "Jackie" from the start. Her quiet demeanor impressed me while making me wonder "Who was this woman?" and I wanted to find out the answer to that question with all my being. Her life and her growth from a "shy" and "gentle" soul to a woman of "boldness" and "courage" encourages me to this day to be the best I can be. Behind this woman's life was an incredible amount of intrigue, mystery, and boldness that amazed me back then and makes me wish I knew her whole story to this very day. She handled the loss of those she loved, betrayal by those she loved, and even some "shunning" from those she loved with grace and dignity and still managed to live with a confident boldness throughout all the things life brought her way. I admired her even when I didn't agree with everything she did. Who was your favorite First Lady...and why?