Graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Other Smith graduates include former First Lady Nancy Reagan (Nancy Davis), poet Sylvia Plath, U.S. Representative Tammy Baldwin and writer Madeleine L'Engle, author of "A Wrinkle in Time". Founded Ms. Magazine, a feminist publication. 
Made People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People list. [1990s]
Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1993.
Told ABC's John Stossel in 1995 that women make better firefighters because of their lack of upper body strength, reasoning that dragging victims out of burning buildings keeps them away from the smoke.
When the movie The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) was released, Steinem, along with other feminist activists, held a press conference to protest the film for not covering sex-abuse allegations made by one of Flynt's daughters. In her press conference, she compared pornography's effect on women to the Holocaust's effect on Jews during WWII, and stated that making a film that was sympathetic to a man like Larry Flynt was comparable to making a film that was sympathetic to Adolf Hitler.
She became the stepmother of actor Christian Bale, Sharon Bale, Erin Bale and Louise Bale, when she married their father, David Bale, in September 2000.