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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Upcoming Episodes

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi triumphed over critics and transformed India into a confident independent democracy.

Sun, Mar 6 at 1:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Mar 20 at 11:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Dr Ruth Westheimer

A look at the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer reveals she was much more than a famous sex therapist.

Mon, Mar 28 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Tue, Mar 29 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, Mar 31 at 3:30 am on WTTW HD

Maria Montessori

A look at how Maria Montessori challenged convention to pioneer a radical new system of education.

Sun, Mar 6 at 5:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Mar 13 at 11:00 pm on WTTW Prime

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