When her beloved college of history was bombed by the Germans, this woman began a dark path that would see her become history's deadliest female sniper -- and one of Eleanor Roosevelt's best friends.
The only female emperor of China in history, her ruthless rise to power makes Game of Thrones look like a day at the beach.
Overcame polio, poverty, measles, mumps, scarlet fever, racism, whooping cough, and teenage pregnancy to make Olympic history by winning three…
The poster child for childhood abuse, nobody should ever make a kids' movie about her.
When her father died, leaving her lower-class family in debt, this indomitable woman worked tirelessly and became one of history's greatest fossil collectors.
Rose from poverty to become a respected journalist who raced Nellie Bly around the world.
One half of the odd couple of Crimean nursing - the jolly black businesswoman who swore by folk remedies, in stark contrast to Florence Nightingale's by-the-book Victorian approach to medicine.
Catalina de Erauso
After escaping from a convent, this swashbuckler had the strength to chase her dreams: which were apparently to drink, fight, and womanize.
To warn against the incoming British, this teen girl staged her own midnight ride - far longer and more dangerous…
One of the greatest painters of the baroque, she revenged herself on her rapist both in the court of law…