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|8 Jun|3 mins

7 Female Leads We Want to Be

Yes, we might have a little crush…
Lucy E Cousins
8 Jun
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As more women finally get the big roles, we thought it was time to celebrate women blazing a trail through movies and TV series. So here are the seven females we wish we were more like. For obvious reasons.

Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman

Played by the goddess that is Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman is a no brainer for this list. She a heroic warrior with a passion for justice, a lack of self-doubt and a kiss-ass super hero outfit.

News
|8 Jun|3 mins

7 Female Leads We Want to Be

Yes, we might have a little crush…
Lucy E Cousins
8 Jun
Share:

As more women finally get the big roles, we thought it was time to celebrate women blazing a trail through movies and TV series. So here are the seven females we wish we were more like. For obvious reasons.

Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman

Played by the goddess that is Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman is a no brainer for this list. She a heroic warrior with a passion for justice, a lack of self-doubt and a kiss-ass super hero outfit.

Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada. Image via @MerylStreep

Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada

The ice queen herself, Meryl Streep plays this New York magazine editor perfectly. She’s tough, she’s nailing her career and has extremely high standards.

Princess Leia, Star Wars

She rules the resistance with unending strength and style, and then has ability to cut you down with fierce, witty insults. Not to mention that she’s into politics and fighting for her beliefs...

Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada

The ice queen herself, Meryl Streep plays this New York magazine editor perfectly. She’s tough, she’s nailing her career and has extremely high standards.

Princess Leia, Star Wars

She rules the resistance with unending strength and style, and then has ability to cut you down with fierce, witty insults. Not to mention that she’s into politics and fighting for her beliefs...

Eleven, Stranger Things

Let’s just all admit that Millie Bobby Brown is the coolest 13 year old we know, shall we? And Eleven is just as awesome – she’s loyal, brave and learning to master her psychokinetic and telepathic abilities.

Eleven AKA Mille Bobby Brown. Image via @MillieBobbyBrown

Hermione Granger, The Harry Potter Series

An obvious inclusion, Hermione is the poster heroine for bookworms everywhere. Not only does she get straight-As but she is also fierce with a wand, and loyal to the end.

Katherine Goble, Hidden Figures

This is the true story of three incredibly smart African-American women who helped NASA launch into orbit. Making smart sexy, Katherine Goble is the main mathematician whose calculations cracked the final code.

Taraji P Henson in Hidden Figures. Image via IMDB

Muriel Heslop, Muriel’s Wedding

Will our love of Muriel ever fade? Nope. The ever relatable, hopeless romantic from Porpoise Spit stands up to her bullies, has #couplegoals with her best friend and, in the end, manages to give the middle finger to the traditional Australian patriarchy (and all it stands for). Go Muriel!

Liz Lemon, 30 Rock

The ultimate geek executive, Liz Lemon is ultra-relatable. She loves her couch more than anything, her love life is a desert, she’s obsessed with junk food and ‘worried’ is her general state of mind. But despite all that, she basically nails her job every week.

Honourable mentions go to, Dana Scully (X-Files), Lara Croft (Tomb Raider), Storm (X-Men) and Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)!

Lucy E Cousins
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