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Chicago detective whose crime-busting exploits grew so popular she had her own newspaper series and starred in her own movie.
Recruited widows, orphans, and prostitutes into an all-woman ninja spy group, the largest in Asia at the time.
Marguerite de la Rocque
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Wallada bint al-Mustakfi
Spirited poetry-spouting princess who lived an audacious life and put her cheating lover on blast with her expert slam poetry.
Jeanne de Clisson
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