Annie Oakley (North Star, Darke County, Ohio, August 13, 1860 - Greenville, November 3, 1926) born Phoebe Ann Moses, was one of the legendary women of the American West, famous for its formidable shooting accuracy. Born on the Ohio border, Annie is the fifth in a family of seven children. She begins to hunt at the age of nine to feed her half-brothers and her widowed mother (her father dies in 1866 from pneumonia). She is quickly recognized as an outstanding printer. At the age of 16, she left for Cincinnati to participate in a shooting competition with Frank E. Butler (1850-1926), a renowned shooter who performs in shows and who is used to To compete with local shooters. After winning with a no-fault (25 out of 25 against 24 for Butler), she married him on 23 August 1876 and became his assistant for his itinerant show. In 1885, she and her husband joined the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show where she was nicknamed "the safe shooting woman", a nickname she owed to Sitting Bull (she was just over 1.50 m). Her husband then disappears before the talent of his lady and becomes the manager. His talent of fine trigger draws the crowds as the accumulation of his exploits: at 28 meters distance, it touches 4472 of the 5000 glass balls launched into the air. At the same distance, she cuts a card to play in two by her finest side. One of his most famous shots remains the one who could remove the ashes of a cigarette from her husband's mouth. During a tour in Europe, she experimented with his precision in this field with the kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, but taking care that he holds the cigarette in his hand. In 1901 she was seriously injured in a train accident, which required five heavy operations, but she recovered amazingly well and resumed her career. Although she moves less towards the end of her life, she does not lose her abilities in shooting: at 62 years, she still touches 100 clay targets in a row at nearly 15 meters away.