Australian actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr was featured in NBC’s ‘Timeless.’ Best known in her time as the world’s “most beautiful woman alive,” Lamarr starred alongside Clark Gable and helped develop an early technique for early ideas behind WiFi.
Roxanne Shanté is a hip-hop pioneer, becoming the first female rapper to have a hit single. Known for her razor-sharp disses, she started the Roxanne Wars in the mid 80s and was the only female member of the hip-hop collective, the Juice Crew.
Carl Sagan was probably the most well-known scientist of the 1970s and 1980s. He studied extraterrestrial intelligence, advocated for nuclear disarmament, and co-wrote and hosted 'Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.'