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Marguerite Durand, founder of the all-woman run newspaper La Fronde, was famous for having a pet lion, whom she cleverly named Tiger, “out of love for paradox.” In addition to accompanying her on long walks through the streets of Paris, Tiger apparently helped Durand’s diplomatic efforts (pictured here with a sultan of Grand Comora, an island … Continue reading WOMAN & BEAST

Marie Curie Had it All

Marie Curie, the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize (1903), discovered the element radium and identified, along with her husband, the phenomenon of radioactivity. She was also, the January 1, 1904 issue of Femina wants you to know, a model of work-life balance. Despite her newfound celebrity, adorable six-year-old daughter Irene “cares very … Continue reading Marie Curie Had it All

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