The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal-makers. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're just dying to share. So, without further ado, here's the one image that stands out to us this week:
Miss Margaret Roberts in her research lab in Kent, England, 1950. Photo by Chris Ware/Getty Images
Observe the care and concentration with which research chemist Margaret Roberts (soon to be Thatcher, and eventually Prime Minister Thatcher) studies her mix. At the time of this image, she was working on developing emulsifiers for ice cream and was just entering politics, managing to balance beakers with ballots.
Prime Minister / 1925 - 2013
The first female prime minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher was a controversial figurehead of conservative ideology during her time in office.