RIP indeed Marie!
She was an yster! Back then iconic, unique woman pop stars were less common than today. Women stars of today are driving the narrative of independence, confidence, owning the space they occupy, etc. For women artists, there was no being vocal about the issues in the 90's. They were just too glad to make it in a male-dominated industry. She didn't have to either. She simply oozed the whole bad-ass "play by my own rules" vibe.