Dickens met the Ternan family of actresses, Maria, Fanny, Ellen, and their widowed mother, Frances, during rehearsals for Wilkie Collins’ play The Frozen Deep in August 1857. The forty-five-year-old Dickens became besotted with the youngest of the sisters, eighteen-year-old Ellen Ternan, called Nelly. Dickens managed […]
Barbara Jane Mackle led a charmed life. The 20-year-old was pretty and popular, the daughter of Robert F. Mackle, a Miami-based millionaire who, with his two brothers, owned the Deltona Corporation, one of the biggest home-building companies in the U.S., and was […]
Antony and Cleopatra are arguably the most famous lovers in history. Their love affair, their war together, their defeat and, finally, their suicides have been told and retold for centuries, but are still holding the same fascination over millions of people.
Over 55,000 guards served in Nazi concentration camps from 1933 to 1945. About 3,700 were women. Of them all, three of them stood out as the most brutal, heinous, evil female guards to serve in the extermination camps. Watch the stories of […]
During World War II only a few women had the courage to oppose the Nazis and their monstrous deeds. Smuggling Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and then providing them with false identity documents and shelter, was an activity for which […]
Better known as the “Soap-Maker of Correggio”, Leonarda Cianciulli was born on 18th of April 1894 in Montella, a small town in Italy. She would become famous for murdering three of her neighbors and turning their bodies into soap and cookies.
Harassed by the Nazis after a love affair with Joseph Goebbels, Lida Baarova, one of the most celebrated actresses of Czechoslovakia and Germany was left to contemplate the tragically missed opportunities for the rest of her life.