Some picture accounts keep claiming that the design of Doctor Who’s Daleks was based on America’s first policewoman Sgt Alice Wells, appointed in 1910. Usually the claim contains this picture:
This is totally wrong:
- Original Dalek design was not based on any police outfit. Read How it all began. Or watch a video: Doctor Who – Raymond Cusick Visits the BBC Props Department and Studios. (YouTube).
- That is not a photo of Sgt. Alice Wells, but a Suffragette posed to illustrate the woman police concept. (Mashable article).
You can read about Alice Stebbins Wells from Wikipedia.