Women Who Made History

Episode 1: Cleopatra, the last queen of ancient Egypt

The legendary last queen of Egypt is today considered one of the most captivating women of ancient times. In Rome, she was scorned as the “whore from the Nile”. She was not only emancipated, clever and strategically-minded, she was also unscrupulous and knew how to use her authority and powers of seduction to get what she wanted.


WRITER: Christian Feyerabend, Susanne Utzt     DIRECTOR: Christian Twente, Michael Löseke     CAMERA: Martin Christ EDITOR: Ramin Sabeti     MUSIC: Paul Rabiger     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Stefan Brauburger (ZDF), Georg Graffe (ZDF), Anja Greulich (ZDF)