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The 1 Grammy-winning "I Am Woman" became not only THE anthem of the feminist movement during the radical s, but also the signature song for its crop-haired composer and singer Helen Reddy. Three decades later this is the hit people still remember her for, despite the fact she had an abundance of other "top ten" records over the course of her long career. She has English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.
Born in Melbourne , Victoria to a show-business family, Reddy started her career as an entertainer at age four. She sang on radio and television, and won a talent contest on a television program, Bandstand , [a] in ; her prize was a ticket to New York City and a record audition, which turned out to be unsuccessful. She pursued her international singing career by moving to Chicago and, subsequently, Los Angeles, where she made her debut singles " One Way Ticket " and " I Believe in Music " in and , respectively. During the s, she enjoyed international success, especially in the United States where she placed 15 singles in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot Six made the Top 10 and three reached No. In television, she was the first Australian to host a one-hour weekly primetime variety show on an American network, along with specials that were seen in more than 40 countries. She returned to university in Australia and earned her degree, and practised as a clinical hypnotherapist and motivational speaker. In , after singing " Breezin' Along with the Breeze " with her half-sister, Toni Lamond , for Lamond's birthday, Reddy decided to return to live performing. Her song "I Am Woman" played a significant role in popular culture , becoming an anthem for second-wave feminism. She came to be known as a "feminist poster girl" or a "feminist icon".