Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Chiang Kai-shek – they were worshipped, loved and sometimes even feared by millions. They were pioneers who showed that a woman could be the equal of any man. This documentary series, featuring archive interviews and dramatic re-enactments, reveals the price these women paid for their achievements.
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