Ma Rainey made dozens of recordings, wore diamond tiaras and beaded gowns, and was once arrested for an intimate party involving several other women.
Random Related Posts
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.
Matilda of Tuscany
Fiery defender of the pope who made kings kneel before her.
When Rome set its eyes on her country, this one-eyed queen fought them tooth and nail, until they left her alone.
When her deadbeat brothers demanded the impossible, this South African princess carried through, and slayed a dragon.
This most-wanted WW2 spy rescued Jews and POWs, blew up Nazi trains, and used an X-rated radio rhyme to identify herself to Britain.
This superhero of early Iranian mythology starred in her own stories, and plenty of them.
When a soldier raped her, this woman tossed him in a well and threw rocks at him until he died.
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.
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.
When enemies invaded her town while her husband was on lunch break, she grabbed a nearby pestle and saved the day by achieving the high score in soldier whack-a-mole.