Josephine Baker starred in movies, sang opera, and was the most photographed woman of 1926. Smart and glamorous, Josephine was the darling of French society, but when Hitler marched into her beloved France, she became a spy. Josephine was hired and given the title of “honorable correspondent.” She received training in weapons handling, self-defense, espionage, and languages. Then she started her work as a spy. Josephine began performing in Spain, Portugal, and North Africa—all the while helping resistance fighters in those countries and passing back military secrets to her supervisors. At the end of World War II, Josephine was recognized for her spy work and was awarded the French Croix de guerre (Cross of War), the Legion d’honneur, and Rosette of the Resistance. She continued to perform as a singer and dancer around the world and fought for racial equality everywhere she went.