Famous for her spirited interpretation of profanity-heavy rap songs, this woman has gone viral many times for her performances.
This 98-year-old yoga master continues to practice yoga, teaching students and performing poses like a woman a quarter her age.
When Japan's seaweed production suffered a crippling year, this scientist's work on commercial cultivation helped save the entire nation.
50 years after she won a judo championship while posing as a man, she finally got the gold medal owed to her.
During World War II, this woman quietly undermined Japan's occupation of the Philippines, and was tortured for it. Then she quietly raised a family in the United States.
When they weren't allowed to join the men-only Explorers Club, these intrepid women started their own.