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Listomania: Independent Women

By Stacie Anthony Slide 1 of 11

Previously known as Tom Cruise's better half, Katie Holmes surprised the world by setting off fireworks in her personal life by announcing her divorce from her mega-star husband. In honor of Katie's freedom, we're rounding up Hollywood's most independent women.Katie HolmesIt used to be that Katie lived quietly in the shadow of Tom's fame, but this once-timid star took control of her life and has established her independence as a single mother, actress, fashion designer and pitchwoman. Her single life in the big city of New York has already included a buzzworthy fashion show during New York Fashion Week in September and the recent Broadway play, "Dead Accounts."
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