Wife, Chemist, and Genius
Marie Curie was a great Polish/French. She was born in Poland but was nationalized in France. physicist chemist during her lifetime, working with her partner and husband Pierre Curie, she was the first person to discover Radium and Polonium. She was the first to study radioactivity and the first woman to win a Nobel prize. Not to mention the first person to win multiple Nobel prizes in multiple sciences. During her life she coined the term radioactivity and came up with several theories on it. Such as how to isolate isotopes, and ways to treat Neoplasms with radium. She gave birth to several children. She took them to visits to Poland frequently along with teaching them Polish. The first element she discovered "Polonium" is named after Poland. Also during WWI she drove the first radiological x-ray machines around the battlefields. Although she did a great deal of good. These types of help including radium are what killed her.
During her career she often carried test tubes of Radium in her pockets exposing her to lethal doses of radiation. Not to mention the bare handling of the element, using her portable x-ray machine and not to mention cooking down rock to pure forms of radium. During her career, she probably didn't look very good. Her cheeks would have sunken in, fingertips would have turned black. Loss of hearing and vision. Along with severe headaches, tooth loss from transporting chemicals with a straw when she lost the use of her fingersand hands.