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Poll: Inspirational Women's History Leader Biopics

Each March in the USA, we recognize female achievements during Women's History Month. Biographical movies are a great way to educate the public about landmark events in the struggle for gender equality. At the same time, these movies honor and celebrate each woman's achievement with the star power they deserve. Bios Source:

Which political leader or ruling family female* inspires you the most, or alternatively their biopic? * Queens, Heads of State, First Ladies, Princesses, Politicians, Etc.

Women's History Month Companion Polls Leader Biopics : Trailblazer Biopics : Humanitarian Biopics : Sports Biopics : Writer Biopics : Singer/Musician Biopics

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    A Royal Affair (2012)

    Queen Caroline: Queen of Denmark, influenced her son King Fredrick VI to reform and modernize Denmark.
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    Elizabeth (1998)

    Elizabeth I: Queen of England, Queen for 45 years and one of the worlds most respected monarchs ever.

    Alternate Biopics: Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Young Bess (1953)

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    Jackie (2016)

    Jackie Kennedy: USA First Lady, champion of the arts and of historic architecture preservation, as well as, known for her style, elegance, and grace. She was a fashion icon and role model to women everywhere.

    Alternate Biopic: Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (2000)

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    The Young Victoria (2009)

    Queen Victoria: Queen of England, for 40 years presided over one the greatest empires the world has ever seen.

    Alternate Biopic: Victoria & Albert (2001)

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    Pocahontas (1995)

    Pocahontas: Powhatan Indian princess, emissary to the English settlers and allegedly saved John Smith from execution by offering to sacrifice her own life.

    Alternate Biopic: The New World (2005)

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    Cleopatra (1963)

    Cleopatra: Queen of Egypt, last active pharaoh of Ptolemaic dynasty.

    Alternate Biopic: Cleopatra (1934)

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    The Iron Lady (2011)

    Margaret Thatcher: UK Prime Minister, United Kingdom leader for 10 years.
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    The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

    Anne Boleyn: Queen of England, key figure in the English Reformation.

    Alternate Biopic: Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

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    The Crown (2016)

    Queen Elizabeth II: UK Queen, Queen of United Kingdom for over 65 years, longest serving British monarch ever.

    Alternate Biopic: The Queen (2006) and A Royal Night Out (2015)

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    The Lady (2011)

    Aung San Suu Kyi: State Counsellor of Myanmar, the de facto Head of State of Myanmar. The Nobel Peace Prize winning opposition leader spent two decades as a political prisoner, when the military refused to hand over power, after she won the countries' election in a landslide.
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    Queen Christina (1933)

    Queen Christina: Queen of Sweden, one of the most educated women of the 1600s, sought to establish Stockholm as the "Athens of the North". An independent thinker, she broke with tradition by refusing to marry. She converted to Roman Catholicism, thus becoming a symbol of the Counter Reformation and one of the few women buried in the Vatican grotto.

    Alternate Biopic: The Girl King (2015)

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    The Lion in Winter (1968)

    Eleanor of Aquitaine: First Queen of France, influenced the politics of many western European nations, personally and through her sons, English kings: King Richard and King John.

    Alternate Biopic The Lion in Winter (2003) and upcoming biopic: Eleanor of Aquitaine (????)

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    Catherine the Great (2019)

    Catherine the Great: Empress of Russia, one of the great political leaders of 18th century.

    Alternate Biopics: The Scarlet Empress (1934), A Royal Scandal (1945), Catherine the Great (1995), Young Catherine (1991) and upcoming Catherine the Great (????)

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    Queen of the Desert (2015)

    Gertrude Bell: Political Officer aka Queen of the Desert, Bell played a major role in establishing and helping administer the modern state of Iraq. Her knowledge as an archaeologist and writer gave her a unique perspective from her travels and relations with tribal leaders. As a result, she was respected by both British and Arab officials alike and commanded an immense amount of power.
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    Jodhaa Akbar (2008)

    Rajkumari Mariam-uz-Zamani aka Jodhaa Bai: Empress of the Mughal Empire, personally agreed to a loveless arranged marriage of political alliance between the Mughal empire Akbar and Rajput empire. Her personal sacrifice resulted in one of the world's greatest love stories and forever changed the fate of India.

    Alternate Biopic: Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

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    Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)

    Eleanor Roosevelt: USA First Lady, Unofficial co-president of United States 1933-1945, plus an iconic human rights advocate/leader.
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    One Night with the King (2006)

    Esther: Queen of Persia, the iconic biblical figure saved her Herbrew people by preventing a genocide.

    Alternate Biopic: The Book of Esther (2013)

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    Southside with You (2016)

    Michelle Obama: USA First Lady, an advocate for poverty awareness, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating. She is known a fashion icon, a role model for women, and important part of her husband's Barack rise and success.
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    A Woman Called Golda (1982)

    Golda Meir: First Prime Minister of Israel, crucial to Israel's survival during it's formative years.
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    Queen Margot (1994)

    Queen Margot: Queen Consort of France and Navarre, the victim of a manipulative mother, a loveless arranged marriage, imprisoned by her ruthless brothers and trapped in religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She survives them all to become the queen of two countries and had a profound influence that continues to this day.
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    Marie Antoinette (2006)

    Marie Antoinette: Queen of France, brought the French monarchy tumbling down.

    Alternate Biopic: Marie Antoinette (1938)

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    Evita (1996)

    Evita Peron: First Lady of Argentina, inspiration to the Argentinian people.

    Alternate Biopic: Evita Peron (1981)

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    Salomé (2013)

    Salome: Queen of Chalcis and Armenia Minor, infamous for demanding and receiving the head of John the Baptist.

    Alternate Biopic: Wilde Salomé (2011)

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    Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

    Tsarina Alexandra: Empress of Russia, best known for her faith in the mystic Rasputin and for influencing the King's resistance to a surrender of autocratic authority over Russia. Both, severely damaged her popularity and that of the Romanov monarchy in its final years and resulted in her being the last Tsarina of Russia.
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    Queen of the Mountains (2014)

    Tsaritsa Kurmanjan Datka: Queen of Alai (Kyrgyzstan), persuaded her people to accept Russian annexation, wisely recognizing the futility of resistance and for the welfare of her people at a great personal cost.
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    Lady Jane (1986)

    Lady Jane Grey: Nine-Day Queen, the de facto monarch of England and Ireland for nine days. She was a traitor-heroine of the Reformation and whose Protestant martyrdom grew to legendary proportions over the centuries.
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    Warrior Queen Boudica (2006)

    Boudica: Celtic Queen, a British Iceni tribe chieftain who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire in AD 60.
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    Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

    Queen Mary: Queen of Scots, only six days old when she asceded to the throne of Scotland. She also was briefly the Queen consort of France and laid claim to the English throne. Held captive for two decades, she was executed for being a threat to Queen Elizabeth.

    Alternate Biopics: Mary, Queen of Scots (1971) and Mary of Scotland (1936)

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    Mad Love (2001)

    Joanna of Castile: Queen of Spain, established modern Spain and became its first queen by uniting the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon under her rule.
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    Spencer (2021)

    Diane Spencer: People's Princess, the beloved Princess of Wales was known for her HIV/AIDS, Landmines, and Cancer charitable work. Her fashion, style, beauty and compassion made her admired the world round; while also increasing the profile and popularity of the royal family.

    Alternate Biopic Diana (2013)

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    Grace of Monaco (2014)

    Grace Kelly: Princess of Monaco, an immensely successful Academy Award winning actress over a very short career. She used her popularity as a fashion and style icon to promote her philanthropic work as princess.
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    Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019)

    Rani Lakshmibai: Queen of Jhansi, Rani Lakshmibai, one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and her resistance to the British Rule.

    added 10 April 2021

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