Kickass or badass—whatever you wanna call these tough biker ladies—here’s a selection of vintage photos of real-life motorcycle riding women.
Anke Eve Goldmann, 1958
Ann-Margret rode a classic Triumph T100
Some 70s Harley kickstarting action
Cafe Racer Girl, 1960s.
San Francisco Womens Motorcycle Unit, 1940
Beryl Swain, 1962
A woman on her BMW motorcycle, 1935
The Riverhill Riders Club, 1962
Repairing her motorbike, 1950
A reverend blesses the motorcycle of a woman who is learning to drive, 1938
Lipstick and leather