I guess this could be answered in different ways:
For beautiful women I would go for: Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie (in 2001 when she did Tomb Raider), Michelle Pfeiffer and Danish actress Sofie Lassen Kahlke when she was in her late twenties.
For adventurers I would go for Columbus, Marco Polo, Peter Freuchen and Thor Heyerdahl.
For people making money from their hobbies: Richard Branson, Tony Wheeler, Hugh Hefner and Bill Gates.
For authors: Mario Puzo, Tolkien, Walt Disney & Hemingway.
Actors: Al Pacino, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt & Jack Nicholson
Politicians: Churchill, Obama, Che Guevara & Margaret Thatcher.
If I had to choose only four I think I would go for the hot women (for obvious reasons).