Katharine Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003)
Actress, style icon, and, as Wikipedia states, a woman of “headstrong independence and spirited personality.” And a knitter, as shown in these images from a few of her films. She is also one of two of the actresses who have appeared or will appear on this blog that I have seen in person. In Miss Hepburn’s case, it was not in a professional capacity but on the street, several times, in New York City when I was studying there.
Stage Door (1937)
State of the Union (1948) - note the kniting case.
Holiday (1938) - I think. I haven't seen this film for some time but I do remember the knitting scene in the drawing room.