In Cast Away, Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) is a systems engineers who travels the world making FedEx depots more efficient. On one such trip, his plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean. He awakes to find himself the sole survivor on an uninhabited island, with only a volleyball he names Wilson to keep him company. Your choice of shorts or loin cloth depending on how committed you want to be.
Amelia Earhart, as the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic, was a pioneer in both senses of the word. Tragically, she disappeared during her 1937 attempt to circle the globe, and mysteries about what happened linger to this day.