Veronica Foster, an employee of John Inglis Co. Ltd. and known as "The Bren Gun Girl," posing with a finished Bren gun in Toronto's John Inglis Co. Ltd. Bren gun plant, 1941 (Library and Archives Canada: Online MIKAN no. 3193621)
Back in the ‘40s, Toronto women packed some serious heat. With cigarettes in one hand and machine guns in the other, these ladies were the definition of badass. Their breath was made of Teflon and their sweat could power the city for 10 years. Angelina Jolie, who? They'd eat that waif for breakfast after they downed a mug of boiled leather.