9 Women Who Were Motion Picture Pioneers

by Brett Leveridge

For much of its history, Hollywood has been something of a boy's club, but that wasn't always the case. In the early years, women were major contributors to the motion picture industry, and not just onscreen. Here's your chance to meet, among others, the first woman to direct a movie, the first woman to own a movie studio and the woman who was the recipient of the first cinematic pie in the face.