A pioneer for women in film, Ida Lupino graced Hollywood both on screen and behind the camera. The London-born actress enjoyed early success at a young age but dwindled in smaller parts when she came to America. She eventually found footing – and wide acclaim – in edgier roles depicting fallen women or struggling heroines from the wrong side of the tracks but resisted type casting, and, in her downtime between pictures, learned the other side of production, all while setting her sights higher. Lupino co-wrote and co-produced many of her own films and transitioned her success as an actress into a career as a director of films as well as television. Her legacy would lie not in her iconic roles and pictures but in the opportunities she created for other aspiring female directors.