In 1980, Sherry Lansing became the first woman in history to run a major studio (20th Century Fox). Later, as Chairwoman of Paramount Pictures, Lansing encouraged employees to volunteer at Edwards Air Force Base. Their mission? To assist the Pentagon -- by gardening and painting "nose art" on military aircraft.
[Lansing was so nervous about flying that she often insisted that a steward hold her hand during take-off and landing.]