Helen Gurley Brown, the legendary editor of Cosmopolitan magazine , has died at the age of 90. Gurley Brown was editor from 1965 to 1996 and is credited with helping usher in the 1960s sexual revolution by revamping a failing Cosmo. Under her stewardship she turned the magazine into a provocative and often racy read enjoyed by millions.
Recognised as being at the forefront of changing sexual mores in the United States and the modern women’s liberation movement, Gurley Brown also wrote “Sex and the Single Girl,” which was published in 1962. The book dealt with single life and encouraged women to be independent and to have sex freely, whether or not they were married.