Katharine Hepburn is universally regarded as one of the greatest film actresses and an American film legend. She won four Academy Awards for best actress and best supporting actress. Hepburn's extraordinary talent enabled her to defy the convention that women actors were only capable of star quality roles while young and attractive. She continued to play major film roles well into her 90s. She did much to place women on a more equal footing with men within the movie industry. Unification thought considers that God's nature is female and male, and that men and women are equal and are complete when partnered with their opposite gender. Grounded as it is in biblical narrative as a foundation for interpreting the principles of historical progress, historical analysis places high stakes on the decisions of women who are central to the historical providence of restoration through indemnity. Such women include the biblical Eve, Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Tamar, Mary, and others. These are not merely isolated women of heroic character, rather they are women placed in positions to restore through indemnity historical failures related to "The Fall" of the first human ancestors.
The "victorious" lives of these women not only move the entire human race towards the final goal of fully restoring the original ideal, but further, simultaneously serve to bring about the restoration of perfect gender parity as operative in the Godhead, and expressed perfectly throughout creation, most magnificently in human beings.
Additionally, as humanity expands to evermore complex social units from family
, clans, and tribes
, eventually even to nations, the same role for the woman's side obtains. In the final stages of restoration, entire nations function with the same historical mission of restoration through indemnity
in Eve's or the "mother's" position. This role is ascribed to such nations as Great Britain
, for example. Katharine Hepburn is a remarkable example of a woman who realized that her talent and gifts did not have to be subject to conventional restraints but that she could continue to act through until the end of her life, showing that women as well as men could retain their dignity and even in old age model for others the joy and vitality of human existence.