There's never been anyone quite like Shirley Temple. She was most well-known for her childhood films, particularly her hits during the 1930s such as "Bright Eyes," "Curly Top" and "Heidi." In fact, she was the top box-office draw four years running, from 1935-38. She continued making films all the way until the age of 22 in 1950.
Some might not know, though, that her distinguished career lasted well beyond her days in Hollywood. She became active in politics and ran for Congress in 1967, although she was unsuccessful. Instead, she turned to foreign service and was appointed Representative to the UN by President Nixon. After that, she served as Ambassador to Ghana, the first female Chief of Protocol and Ambassador to Czechoslovakia.