Hollywood is one of the few industries where there is little to no discrimination between men and women. However, it was not always like this. Barely a century ago, male stars were the main focus of the film industry and women were relatively ignored. It was in this era that Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003) began her career. However, having been raised by parents who encouraged her to think for herself, she was outspoken and refused to conform to the Hollywood publicity machine. She was married once, but, after her divorce, decided to live independently and never remarried.