The Magnificent 10

Episode 4: The greatest heroines in history

Yes, womanly wiles really do exist. But history’s true heroines weren’t content to resort to such simple tricks as beauty or powers of seduction. Cleopatra, Maria Theresa and Elisabeth of England attained recognition through political prowess and tactical skills. And some heroines even sacrificed their lives for their convictions.


WRITER: Sabine Bier     EDITOR: Igor Garbuzenko, Fabian Wienke, Marie Wilbers     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Friederike Haedecke (ZDF), Tina Weimar (ZDF), Katharina Kohl (ZDF), Daniela Rößler (ZDF)