When Singaporean guerrillas tried overthrowing British rule, they turned to this gangster to run their communications. The cat-and-mouse game in which she was caught by a female police officer is riveting stuff.
Together with her husband Serge, this woman has spent her life tracking down war criminals and bringing them to justice.
In the 60s, an Italian woman was abducted and raped - and then pressured to marry her rapist. She instead took him to court and got him tossed into jail.
Starting her young life as a model, she soon turned to bounty hunting - and eventually to drugs. She got a movie in 2005, but it couldn't hope to cover her complexity.
This woman has spent her life fighting the prison industrial complex, giving ex-convicts a new lease on life.
So here's a wild story: lesbian (possibly trans) Burmese princess becomes opium-trading warlord to escape arranged marriage.
Russia's most famous hermit has lived outside of civilization for virtually seven decades, amidst some severe difficulties.