Hedy Lamarr: Ecstasy and invention

MGM called her “the most beautiful woman in the world” but there was a lot more to the Austrian sex bomb who depicted the film world’s first female orgasm than mere good looks… Hedy Lamarr also had an incredible mind, making a major contribution to the later development of wifi, GPS and Bluetooth. The striking…

Catwoman: Eartha Kitt

It’s weird how dressing a woman in stretch black lame can elevate her to a whole new dimension. Eartha Kitt was already a highly successful singer and acclaimed actress when she took over the role of Catwoman from Julie Newmar for the third series of the 1960s TV series Batman, starring Adam West and Burt…

Strange case of missing Agatha

The queen of detective fiction, Agatha Christie was a master of mystery creating characters who captivated the imagination of people all over the world… her books translated into more than 100 languages and selling more than 100 million copies. It was 43 years ago today that she passed away aged 85 at her home in…

Coco Chanel

It was 48 years ago today that possibly the most influential woman of the last century passed away. A revolutionary of society as well as fashion, Coco Chanel came from nothing to become arguably the most significant woman of her age, tearing down stereotypes and leaving a lasting legacy on women’s fashion that has survived…