British Model Katie Piper was raped violently when she declined to have sex with her new boyfriend. He then hired another man to throw acid in her face 2 days later, disfiguring her perminantly.
She was blinded in one eye and had to have her face completely removed and rebuilt with skin grafts. She has gone on to become a TV presenter and started her own charity foundation to aid burns victims. Talk about a badass.
Youtube doco made when she was still recovering from the attack and seeking justice for her attackers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m638seUNzo