Interesting People # 133 - Sirimavo Bandaranaike

Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the world's first woman prime minister in 1960.

(She was the widow of assassinated prime minister Solomon Bandaranaike who was shot by an extremist Buddhist on 26 September 1959. She was voted into power in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). She spent 40 years in politics (on and off) and managed to die of natural causes.)