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

Amelia Earhart

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

Tue, Aug 11 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Wed, Aug 12 at 4:00 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, Aug 10 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Tue, Aug 11 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

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