8 Amazing Female Superheroes In Real Life

Anne Sullivan

Helen Keller was a deaf and blind youngster who learned to converse from this mother. In a matter of months, Sullivan, who was just 20 years old, taught Keller how to write, read Braille, and talk.

Florence Nightingale

Nightingale, popularly known as the "Lady with the Lamp," was a trailblazer in the nursing profession. Her writings spurred global health care reform, and she had a significant influence on the legislation pertaining to appropriate care in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Katherine Johnson

Have you ever wondered how much math is involved in space travel? One of NASA's most intelligent "computers," Johnson painstakingly planned the 1969 Apollo 11 moon trip.

Marie Curie

Curie was the first person to win the Nobel Prize twice, the first woman to do so, and the only recipient to win the prize in both chemistry and physics.

Margaret Hamilton

Hamilton launched mankind into space. Margaret built the on-board flight software for Apollo 11, which helped the spacecraft land safely on the moon in 1969. She also invented the phrase "software engineering," which is fitting, and she received t.he Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contributions.

Ada Lovelace

In the middle of the 1800s, this woman is credited for writing the first computer program's instructions. Sadly, it wasn't until B.V. Bowden published Faster Than Thought: A Symposium on Digital Computing Machines in the 1950s that her work was made public.

Katharine Hepburn

For more than 60 years, Katharine Hepburn led Hollywood as an actress and was a fiercely independent figure. She set a global record by winning four Academy Awards for Best Actress, spanning from literary drama to screwball comedy.

Dorothy Parker

Parker was a humorist, poet, and critic from America. She finally made her way to Hollywood as a screenwriter and was nominated for two Academy Awards. She was quickly placed on the Hollywood blacklist due to her political participation.