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Poll: I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!

Which of the following female characters, some fictional but many based on real women, best represents women's liberation and the progress made?

After voting, feel free to discuss here.

(All of these characters are adults; for a related poll of trailblazing girls, vote here.)

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    722-1017 Katharine Hepburn and David Wayne in "Adam's Rib" 1949 MGM MPTV

    Amanda Bonner (from Adam's Rib, 1949)
  2. Vote!

    Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    Clarice Starling (The Silence of the Lambs, 1991)
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    Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover in The Color Purple (1985)

    Celie Johnson (The Color Purple, 1985)
  4. Vote!

    Frontrunner (2008)

    Dr. Massouda Jalal (from Frontrunner, 2008)
  5. Vote!

    Sigourney Weaver in Alien 3 (1992)

    Ellen Ripley (from the Alien movies)
  6. Vote!

    Julia Roberts, Ashley Pimental, and Brittany Pimental in Erin Brockovich (2000)

    Erin Brockovich (from the 2000 film of the same name)
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    Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta (2005)

    Evey (V for Vandetta, 2005)
  8. Vote!

    Mary Stuart Masterson and Nick Searcy in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

    Idgie Threadgoode (Fried Green Tomatoes, 1991)
  9. Vote!

    Keri Russell and Jeremy Sisto in Waitress (2007)

    Jenna (from Waitress, 2007)
  10. Vote!

    Katharine Hepburn in Little Women (1933)

    Jo (from Little Women, 1933)
  11. Vote!


    Joan of Arc (from The Passion of Joan of Arc, 1928)
  12. Vote!

    Charlize Theron in North Country (2005)

    Josie Aimes (North Country, 2005)
  13. Vote!

    Meryl Streep in Silkwood (1983)

    Karen Silkwood (from Silkwood, 1983)
  14. Vote!

    Julia Roberts in Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

    Katherine Watson (Mona Lisa Smile, 2003)
  15. Vote!

    Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

    Lisbeth Salander (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2011)
  16. Vote!

    Susan Sarandon in Thelma & Louise (1991)

    Louise (Thelma & Louise, 1991)
  17. Vote!

    Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby (2004)

    Maggie (from Million Dollar Baby, 2004)
  18. Vote!

    Frances McDormand in Fargo (1996)

    Marge Gunderson (Fargo, 1996)
  19. Vote!

    Farrah Fawcett in Extremities (1986)

    Marjorie (from Extremities, 1986)
  20. Vote!

    Bread and Roses (2000)

    Maya (Bread and Roses, 2000)
  21. Vote!

    Whoopi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek in The Long Walk Home (1990)

    Miriam and Odessa (The Long Walk Home, 1990)
  22. Vote!

    Sally Field in Norma Rae (1979)

    Norma Rae (from Norma Rae, 1979)
  23. Vote!

    Tommy Lee Jones, Susan Sarandon, and William Sanderson in The Client (1994)

    Reggie Love (The Client, 1994)
  24. Vote!

    Angela Bassett in The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

    Rosa Parks (The Rosa Parks Story, 2002)
  25. Vote!

    Jodie Foster in Foxes (1980)

    Sarah Tobias (as played by Jodie Foster in The Accused, 1988)
  26. Vote!

    Joan Allen stars as Senator Laine Hansen

    Senator Laine Hanson (Contender, 2000)
  27. Vote!

    Mélanie Laurent in Inglourious Basterds (2009)

    Shosanna (Inglourious Basterds, 2009)
  28. Vote!


    Sybylla Melvyn (My Brilliant Career, 1979)
  29. Vote!

    Robin Wright and Aidan Quinn in The Playboys (1992)

    Tara (The Playboys, 1992)
  30. Vote!

    Claire Danes in Temple Grandin (2010)

    Temple Grandin (from the film of the same name, 2010)
  31. Vote!

    Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon in Thelma & Louise (1991)

    Thelma (Thelma & Louise, 1991)
  32. Vote!

    Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

    The real life Suffragists, including Alice Paul and Susan B. Anthony (Iron Jawed Angels, 2004)
  33. Vote!

    The Trojan Women (1971)

    The Trojan Women (from the 1971 film of the same name)
  34. Vote!


    Tina Turner (What's Love Got to Do with It, 1993)
  35. Vote!

    Barbra Streisand in Yentl (1983)

    Yentl (from Yentl, 1983)

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