When an unrequited admirer began threatening her, this early fresco painter became one of history's first warrior artists.
This "most dangerous of all spies" staged daring mountaintop escapes, prison breaks, and railway bombings -- all on her trusty wooden leg, codenamed "Cuthbert."
When she came face-to-face with a great monster, this mother saved her child and herself through bravery, quick thinking, and great culinary skills.
The greatest leader of the nomadic Tuareg tribe of northern Africa, who put their men in veils and let their…
When her husband was killed in WW2, she sold all their belongings, bought a tank, named it Fighting Girlfriend, and started killing Nazis.
Socialite turned sniper turned socialist politician - Ireland's first woman elected to office had quite a life.
Rose from dire poverty and violence to become the greatest black entertainer of all time - Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Angelina Jolie all rolled into one.
As an old woman, led an incredibly successful rebellion against British colonialism, known as The War of the Golden Stool,…
This superhero of early Iranian mythology starred in her own stories, and plenty of them.
Destined to be a mere political pawn, this Mongol queen rode into battle while pregnant, united the warring tribes, and was considered to be the second coming of Genghis Khan.