This series, featuring archive interviews and dramatic re-enactments, allows us access into the lives of some of the most extraordinary women of our time. In a remarkable life that touched three centuries, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek rose to become one of the most powerful women in the world. She positioned herself at the forefront of Chinese politics and held extraordinary influence in world affairs for a woman of her time. In one of the most turbulent times in China’s history, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek had spoken for millions of her people at home and across the world. She was the greatest leader China never had. Austrian born Hedy Lamarr, with her femme fatale looks, was known as the most beautiful woman in film. She was also one of the most controversial, launching her film career by performing cinema’s very first nude scenes. Yet, one aspect of her life remained largely a secret. Hedy Lamarr, was an inventor. She created a secret communication system designed to allow allied submarines to guide torpedoes more accurately toward their enemy targets. Her invention was developed to form the basis of all our wireless communications today. Laptops and mobile phones can send texts and surf the internet thanks to an invention of Hedy Lamarr’s. Martha Gellhorn, became a war correspondent almost by accident when her lover, Ernest Hemingway, urged her to file a report from Madrid during the Spanish Civil War. She wrote about the innocent victims of the war: the civilians who lived in daily fear of being killed by bombs. It was the beginning of a remarkable career spanning some sixty years. Committed to reporting the truth, she worked hard for her reputation as one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century.