Isadora Duncan broke all the rules with her new style of dance in the early 1900s.
Kicking off traditional ballet shoes and wearing loose, revealing robes, she tried to show her audiences how beautiful a woman’s moving body can be.
At the time that was shocking to most American audiences, but Europeans admired her daring dances. Duncan was known for wearing a long, flowing scarf, but one scarf killed her.
It got caught in the spokes of a car wheel and broke her neck when the car started moving.