She debated with Queen Elizabeth I, sat at the head of a prosperous pirate empire, and told the English where to go.
Her hair care company brought her prosperity—and left an indelible mark on black entrepreneurship.
With 309 confirmed kills, she became a heroic figure to the Soviets—but the American media didn't know what to make of her.
She was known on the streets as Moll Cutpurse, for the purse strings she slashed.
She tested most of the slapstick herself.
The Apgar test has rescued countless infants, but people are often surprised to discover Virginia Apgar was a real person.
When she didn't like how men covered her campaign for Senate, she started her own paper.
Her courage is reflected in her Sioux nickname, “Woman Walking Ahead."
The fearless Polish countess became Britain's first female special agent during World War II.
He felt the lobotomy was “only a little more dangerous than an operation to remove an infected tooth."
He prepared for his role by visiting the zoo.
This learned, opinionated Renaissance monarch caused a sensation throughout Europe.
She may have been the last person to see George Armstrong Custer alive.