Actually, I was faced with this question some time ago. It was the administration of Pres. George W. Bush. And Martha Stewart was charged with stock fraud. So I wanted to send her a letter of support.
But I just couldn't it figure out. Was it "Mrs. Stewart" or "Miss Stewart"?
I realize when women become famous in their own right, they retain the title "Miss", especially when they are still using their maiden name. But therein lies the problem, you see. "Stewart" is Martha's married name. She apparently married a man named "Stewart".
Anyways, I just titled my email "Ms" and left it at that. But the question remains, is Ms. Stewart a Miss or a Mrs.? And of course, it must be asked, which title does she prefer? But as I said, it is a somewhat technical question too, for similar situations.
Edited by Jimbee68, October 30 2016 - 12:34 PM.