Ali Hewson might be the wife of U2 frontman Bono, but next to him she stands as an independent entity, maintaining a career as a businesswoman/activist.

The couple began their relationship in the '70s, before the Irish rockers ever made it as one of music's most influential bands. They married in August 1982.

Hewson is the founder of the EDUN fashion company, which fosters fair trade with third world nations along with seeking to secure the abolishment of sweatshops.

And while activism seems to run in their relationship -- with both Hewson and Bono being vital contributors to numerous charities -- this Irish hottie has no qualms about enjoying the fact that she's married to one of rock's coolest stars.