Extraordinary Women

Extraordinary Women

They seemed to have it all - glamour, power, wealth and adoration. Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Indira Gandhi, Madame Chiang Kai Shek... they were worshipped, loved and sometimes even feared by millions the world over. These were the pioneers who showed that a woman could be the equal of any man. But behind the public success, there was so often private heartache and personal tragedy. Featuring archive, interviews and dramatic re-enactment, this series reveals the price these extraordinary women paid for their achievements. Yet in the end, they overcame all adversities to emerge as triumphant, inspirational icons of the 20th Century.

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Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr was known as the most beautiful woman in film and one of the most controversial.

Wed, Oct 21 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, Oct 22 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Thu, Oct 22 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sun, Oct 25 at 2:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Audrey Hepburn

The stylish Audrey Hepburn took Hollywood by storm and became a fashion icon the world over.

Wed, Oct 21 at 8:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, Oct 22 at 2:30 am on WTTW Prime

Thu, Oct 22 at 8:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sun, Oct 25 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Amelia Earhart

Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Thu, Oct 22 at 8:00 pm on WTTW HD

Fri, Oct 23 at 2:00 pm on WTTW Prime

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