Lyudmilla Pavlichenko (1916 - 1974)
The deadliest female sniper in history, ‘Lady Death’ Lyudmila Pavlichenko was a Soviet soldier during WWII. She terrorized Nazis, recording over 300 confirmed kills. Pavlichenko, the first Soviet citizen invited to the White House, toured America and gave speeches about the war effort. Throughout her US tour, the decorated war hero had to constantly answer reporter’s questions about wearing makeup and the fit of her uniform. Fed up, she famously responded:

“Gentlemen. I am 25 years old and I have killed 309 fascist invaders by now. Don’t you think, gentlemen, that you have been hiding behind my back for too long?”