"The Adaptive Ultimate" is a science fiction short story by American writer Stanley G. Weintraub
A woman on the verge of death is experimented on and regains her vitality and the power to adapt to any situation. Including increased intelligence, the ability to change her appearance , invulnerability and and a desire for power.
The story was dramatized on the radio program Escape March 26, 1949
Later that year on the television program Studio One episode called "Kyra Zelas" (the name of the title character) aired on September 12, 1949. www.imdb.com/title/tt0712309/
And in 1957 became the movie She Devil
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