Troublemakers: Anne Hamilton-Byrne

Anne Hamilton-Byrne (1921-2019) was one of the most infamous cult leaders in history. She started out as a charismatic yoga teacher and ended up convincing nearly 500 people that she was the female incarnation of Jesus Christ.

For those of you tuning in for the first time, welcome! Here’s the deal: Every weekday, we highlight the stories of iconic women in history you may not know about, but definitely should. We’re talking about women from around the world and throughout history. Each month is themed. This month we’re talking about troublemakers–from women who made “good trouble” to women who thrived in illicit industries to villains in the truest sense of the word.

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