Hedy Lamarr was a woman who seemed to have it all—glamour, power, wealth, intelligence, and adoration. But behind the public success, there was private heartache and personal tragedy. This episode of Extraordinary Women features archival video footage, interviews and dramatic re-enactment of the life of Hedy Lamarr, one of many pioneering women who paid a price for her achievements. Learn how Lamarr emerged as a triumphant inspirational icon of science and entertainment in the 20th century. A BBC Production.
While she has been honored in the entire world and embodies a model of excellence, Marie Curie's story and life remain unknown. On the occasion of her Nobel Prize in December 2011, we propose a portrait of Marie Curie who, at the dawn of the 20th century, participated to the revolution of physics, subverted our conception of the world and of matter through her works on radioactivity. To draw a portrait of this outstanding scientist, the Curie Museum unveils its archives, including some unreleased materials. Through her diaries and correspondence, and thanks to the numerous testimonies Marie Curie left behind, we meet the discreet and combative woman she used to be and we retrace her amazing journey through the prism of her emotions and thoughts.