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.
Extraordinary Women Previous Broadcasts
Josephine Baker (Episode #106Z)
KQED 9: Tue, Nov 26, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
A look at the life of the black entertainer Josephine Baker (1906-75), who was a pioneer in every sense of the word, took Paris by storm in the 1920s and '30s, and whose impact on the cultural history of the 20th century was profound.
- KQED 9: Wed, Nov 27, 2013 -- 3:00 AM