series premiered in 1963. Stopped in 2001.
character of Modesty Blaise had a turbulent life before
she even entered her series; as an orphant child in
refugee camps during and after WW2 she was scavenging
around in Europe, and when she became of age she was the
leader of a crime syndicate. After having earned enough
money she decided to radically alter her lifestyle and
become a crime fighter.