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Ilana Glazer

Ilana Glazer defied the odds for young female comedians by co-creating the popular and critical hit sitcom Broad City with Abbi Jacobson.

Michal Bat-Adam

Michal Bat-Adam, the first Israeli woman director of feature films, has been hailed for her sensitive and nuanced portrayals of mental illness and women’s inner lives.

Gilda Radner as Roseanne Roseannadanna

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Gilda Radner, as her recurring Saturday Night Live character, Roseanne Roseannadanna, who appeared between 1977-1980.
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Gilda Radner, as her recurring Saturday Night Live character, Roseanne Roseannadanna, who appeared between 1977-1980.

Ilana Glazer

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Ilana Glazer.
Photo by Lane Savage, courtesy of Comedy Central.
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Ilana Glazer.

Photo by Lane Savage, courtesy of Comedy Central.

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Gila Almagor

Gila Almagor earned acclaim as a writer, actress, and filmmaker for her autobiographical Summer of Aviya in 1988, but when critics questioned details of her story, she embraced the criticism and went on to create a sequel, 1995’s Under the Domim Tree.

Anouk Aimée

French actress Anouk Aimée captivated audiences in films from Fellini’s La Dolce Vita in 1960 to Altman’s Prêt à Porter in 1994.

Anouk Aimee, 1963

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Publicity photo of French actress Anouk Aimee in 1963 for 8 1/2.

Image courtesy of Embassy Pictures via Wikimedia Commons.

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Publicity photo of French actress Anouk Aimee in 1963 for 8 1/2.

Image courtesy of Embassy Pictures via Wikimedia Commons.

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Nechama Tec

Nechama Tec’s experiences as a child in the Holocaust led to her career highlighting nontraditional stories of the Holocaust, and inspired the movie Defiance.

Julie Taymor

Julie Taymor’s bold, experimental style in directing plays and films has led to two Tonys (including the first Best Director Tony won by a woman) and an Emmy.

"They Can Kill You But They Can't Eat You" Front Cover by Dawn Steel

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The cover of Dawn Steel's autobiography They Can Kill You But They Can't Eat You: Lessons From the Front, written in 1993.

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The cover of Dawn Steel's autobiography They Can Kill You But They Can't Eat You: Lessons From the Front, written in 1993.

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