When bank officials refused to melt her Nobel Prize medals down so that she could donate to the war effort, Marie Curie used her prize money to purchase war bonds instead. As German Bombs Fell on Paris, Marie Curie Decided to Go to War
Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. One of the century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world.
Amelia Mary Earhart The first woman to receive the U. Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences.
"Katya Budanova (Катя Буданова), was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during World War II. With 11 air victories, she was one of the world's two female fighter aces along with Lydia Litvyak." She chose fighter ace over fashion model, apparently.