The White Mouse

Nancy Wake lived a life worthy of an action film. After falling in love with the Parisian nightlife, she moved to France, began working as a freelance journalist, and got married.

From Ukrainian Slave to Royalty

No one knows her real name, yet she came to have a profound influence on the Ottoman Empire. Known as Haseki Hurrem Sultan (Sultan’s Chief Consort) or Roxolena (a reference to her heritage), she was captured in the 1500’s in a raid and was eventually chosen for the Sultan’s harem where she quickly became his favorite, causing jealousy among the …

The old lady on the Island

Margaret Ann Neve (18 May 1792 – 4 April 1903) was a woman who became known for being born in the 18th century and living through the 20th century. When she was born in 1792 on the British island of Guernsey, the impact of the French Revolution could still be felt.

The smart special forces lady

Odette Sansom Hallowes (1912–1995) was a French woman who married an Englishman in 1931 and moved to England. When World War 2 broke out, she followed a public request by the Admirality to take pictures of the French coast. Her pictures must have impressed someone as she was quickly hired by the British army.