Antonina Gordey was a Russian nanny who saved a little Jewish girl by pretending she was her own illegitimate child.
Lydia Litvyak was a Russian fighter pilot during World War II and the first female to shoot down an enemy plane.
Noor Inayat Khan was an Indian princess, devout Muslim, and Allied spy who sacrificed her life to fight the Nazi war machine.
Sophie Scholl was a German college student and political activist who bravely fought the Nazi propaganda machine at the cost of her young life.
Nancy Wake was a gutsy journalist from Australia who became a leader of the Allied resistance and killed a Nazi with her bare hands.
Golda Meir was the fourth prime minister of Israel, and a beloved leader of the Jewish people. Her greatest contribution, however, may have come earlier in her career.
Marthe Hoffnung Cohn is a French Jewish woman who worked as a spy in Nazi Germany, risking her life behind enemy lines to collect and deliver intelligence to the Allies.
Princess Alice was an unconventional royal who prioritized helping others over wealth and privilege.
Lyudmila Pavlichenko was one of the five deadliest snipers of all time, and a major thorn in Hitler's side.