Thérèse Peltier (1873-1926)
Thérèse Peltier, a talented sculptor, became the first woman to fly as a passenger in a heavier-than-air craft. On July 8, 1908 she made a flight of 656 feet with Léon Delagrange in Turin, Italy.
She subsequently made several solo flights in a Voisin biplane but did not pursue a flying career. On her flight at the Military Square at Turin, she flew for two minutes and traversed a distance of 200 meters at an elevation of seven feet.
Thérèse Peltier with Léon Delagrange