Fortunately, women’s voices are now being heard. Women who were ignored in the past alongside women who anonymously changed the world are now noticed and appreciated.
In the future, a higher production of female-focused biopics is expected, following the example of the film which celebrates the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, known as “the world’s worst opera singer.” Another possible subject for a biopic could be the Chinese Dowager Empress Cixi who started as a lowly concubine but rose to be the Empress of China in 1850 and went so far as to have the Emperor arrested. And we might see a film about Effa Manley, the black co-owner of the Newark Eagles baseball team during the 1930s and 1940s.
At a dinner party with some of the most interesting, but neglected, women in history, the following names would most certainly be on the guest list: