MUMBAI: Infotainment broadcaster Discovery will air a new
series 'Extraordinary Women' starting 19 June every Tuesday
at 8 pm.
will reveal the stories of women, who overcame adverse conditions
and social prejudices to rise to the top of their field to
earn the admiration of millions across the world.
rewrote the rules for women of their time, stepping out of
the shadows of men to make their own mark in history. Audrey
Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn and Agatha
Christie are some of the women who will be profiled on the
show. The women featured achieved success in fields as diverse
as fashion, cinema, politics, philanthropy, technology and
seemed to have it all, but often the trials and tribulations
of their personal lives were masked by their public success.
Featuring archive, interviews and dramatic re-enactment, the
show 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,
the channel said.
Special Ambassador to Unicef, Hepburn was one of the first
to recognise that her celebrity status could be used to improve
the lives of many less fortunate people. Hedy Lamarr is best
known as a star of MGM's golden age, but she was also the
co-inventor of an early form of spread spectrum communications
technology, a key to modern wireless communications. Coco
Chanel was an illegitimate child, born into a poorhouse and
abandoned in an orphanage, but she rose from unimaginable
poverty to create the most iconic fashion brand of the 20th
century, The House of Chanel.
Baker a black entertainer took the world by storm; determined
to escape a life of deprivation and racial prejudice, she
danced her way to New York and then Paris. In a remarkable
life spanning eight decades, Maria Montessori challenged convention
to pioneer a new system of education; she leaves a legacy
of thousands of Montessori schools across the world. Agatha
Christie, the Queen of Crime Fiction wrote 80 novels and short
stories; but, her private life remains as mysterious as any
of the characters in her novels.