At the time of this 1990 photo, this woman was 106 years old. She is here pictured guarding her home in Degh village, in southern Armenia.
Veil, who died last week, was a fierce lawyer, a Holocaust survivor, and the first woman elected as president of the European Parliament.
She turned lion hunters to lion defenders, was slept on by a lion, and got a dentist to work on a leopard - quite a story!
This queer, black, possibly trans lawyer was architect of two of the most important legal rulings of the 20th century - and deserves to be way better known.
Voice of Baceprot
“I think what we want to say to the young women of Indonesia is, don’t be afraid of being different,” said Kurnia. “Don’t be afraid to shout your independence.”
The Cholita Climbers of Bolivia
These women in top hats and colorful clothes scale mountains in skirts.
In case you missed it, a nuclear scientist won the Miss USA pageant two weeks ago.
Famous for her spirited interpretation of profanity-heavy rap songs, this woman has gone viral many times for her performances.
This Tanzanian miner has a 70-person-strong company, but she built it by pretending to be a man for many years.
This 98-year-old yoga master continues to practice yoga, teaching students and performing poses like a woman a quarter her age.
Chandro Tomar aka 'Shooter Dadi'
"She once defeated a deputy superintendent of police and he refused to come for the presentation ceremony saying he’d been slighted by an old woman,"
Socialite turned sniper turned socialist politician - Ireland's first woman elected to office had quite a life.
When this indigenous Brazilian warrior mermaid proved too awesome for her tribe, she just took up residence in the water, and started an aquatic harem of passers-by.
The "panther queen" of the Azna defeated some of the greatest villains of French colonial history through wits, cunning -- and possibly magic.
Annie Jump Cannon
This astronomer threw off all the social conventions of her day to pursue her one true calling: the stars.
When her husband was killed by conquistadors, this native Chilean showed the Spanish what "fight like a woman" really means.