Science: How Curie changed the world

Not only was she the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, but when awarded the honour again she became the first person to achieve it for a second time… also becoming the only woman to win it in two different fields. Known for her research into radioactivity and the discovery of polonium and radium,…

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…