You might say Marie Curie was radioactive. No, literally she was.
She broke numerous glass ceilings in her life. She discovered the elements of polonium and radium. She was the first woman to win The Nobel Prize, the only woman to win it twice, and the only person to win it in two different sciences.
She was the first female professor at The University of Paris.
Her work was the precursor to much of the technology that changed the world in the last 100 years.
She died in 1933 due to her long term exposure to radiation. Her risks took us farther.