"Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." --Madame Marie Curie
Marie Skłodowska Curie (Nov 7, 1867 – Jul 4, 1934) was a physicist and chemist of Polish upbringing and French citizenship. She was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity, the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes, and the first female professor at the University of Paris. Her achievements include the creation of a theory of radioactivity (a term coined by her), techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes, and the discovery of two new elements, polonium and radium. It was also under her personal direction that the world's first studies were conducted into the treatment of neoplasms (cancers), using radioactive isotopes.
Madame Curie is a role model, and woman with great talents who tried as hard as she could, to be the BEST that she could be. Even in times of adversity, we must try as hard as we can and never give up on our dreams!
Source: NobelPrize.org has a full biography and information on all the Nobel prize winners, including Madam Curie.