Women Undercover

Women Undercover

6 Episodes

Against an animated backdrop, journalist Chloé Aeberhardt interviews female spies from the Cold War-era, angling to dispel myths that women rely on their femininity and sexuality to obtain essential intelligence and acts of political espionage.

Women Undercover
  • Episode 1 – Geneviève

    Episode 1

    In the 1970s, Geneviève was one of the first female analysts for French Intelligence (DST). She confirmed a list of Soviet diplomats suspected of hiding in France, which led to an important discovery that made history in more ways than one.

  • Episode 2 – Jonna

    Episode 2

    In 1989, Jonna Mendez and her husband were considered stars in the CIA. When an undercover CIA agent deep within the KGB was on the brink of exposure, Jonna and her husband were sent to the rescue and safely returned the agent to the states.

  • Episode 3 – Ludmila

    Episode 3

    Just before her wedding, Ludmila learned a surprising secret, which turned out to be a catalyst for what was to come– her time as a KGB operative spent undercover in Argentina hunting former SS agents wanted for war crimes.

  • Episode 4 – Yola

    Episode 4

    Yola recalls her time spent undercover managing a hotel for tourists that doubled as a safehouse for Ethiopian Jewish refugees stuck in a heated conflict between their home country and Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency.

  • Episode 5 – Martha

    Episode 5

    In 1989, US Defense Intelligence field agent, Martha, found herself suddenly dispatched to track down the elusive and dangerous Manuel Noriega in the midst of a US invasion of Panama.

  • Episode 6 – Gabriele

    Episode 6

    Gabriele worked for one of the most effective intelligence agencies in history, the Republic of Germany’s STASI. She recalls her time of service and what motivated her to spy on her fellow citizens to uncover intelligence for the East.