Here is someone who could be a bit interesting
edited to fix link
Earlier suggestions of Queen Ranavalona and Lola Montez leads to thinking of them as heroines from the Flashman novels (featured in Flashman's Lady and Royal Flash respectively) and therefore the Rani of Jhansi
https://secure.wikim... ... Lakshmibai
And of course, after Napoleon's victory at Jena-Auerstadt in 1806, there is the woman described as 'The only man in Prussia'
https://secure.wikim... ... g-Strelitz