List of people from 1920s on Time magazine cover: These people below had all done something significant in the in order for them to be on the cover of Time magazine in the 1920s. The beginning of the list is all men, until we get to Eleonora Duse who is the first woman (and Italian) to ever grace the cover of Time. Since then we've had almost all of the most powerful women in the world on the Time cover, so we've definitely come a long way. It's interesting to see who Time believed to be honorable in the 1920s. These individuals certainly had the accomplishments to make it on the renowned magazine cover.