Ellen Ripley, Aliens
Peggy Olson, Mad Men
B'Elanna Torres, Star Trek Voyager
Lady Jessica Atreides, Dune
Sarah Manning, Orphan Black
Beverly Crusher, Star Trek TNG
Maggie Banning, Hook
Trinity, The Matrix
Dr. Ellie Arroway, Contact
Claire Underwood, House of Cards
Eleven, Stranger Things
Scout, To Kill a Mockingbird
Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones
Winifred Sanderson, Hocus Pocus
Valkyrie, Thor Ragnarock
Michael Burnham, Star Trek Discovery
Sarah Conner, Terminator
Sherry Palmer, 24
Arya Stark, Game of Thrones
Beatrix Kiddo, Kill Bill
Princess Leia, Star Wars
O-Ren Ishii, Kill Bill
Clarice Starling, Silence of the Lambs
Aeryn Sun, Farscape
Brienne of Tarth, Game of Thrones
Michonne, The Walking Dead
Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins
Eowyn, Lord of the Rings
Detective Linden, The Killing
Bellatrix Lestrange, Harry Potter
Lyanna Mormont, Game of Thrones
Captain Janeway, Star Trek Voyager
Lt. O’Neil, G.I. Jane
Dr. Louise, Arrival
Pam Beesley, The Office
Lucy, Chronicles of Narnia
Cersei Lannister, Game of Throne
Kira Nerys, Star Trek Ds9
Tina, Fantastic Beasts
Amy Pond, Doctor Who
Imperator Furiosa, Mar Max
Offred, The Handmaid’s Tale
Charlotte, Charlotte’s Web
Sansa Stark, Game of Thrones
Borg Queen, Star Trek
Donna Meagle, Parks and Recreation
Lex, Jurassic Park
Liz Lemon, 30 Rock
Athena, Battlestar Gallactica
Donna Noble, Doctor Who
Kai Winn, Star Trek Ds9
Galadriel, Lord of the Rings
Sarah, The Descent
Professor McGonagall, Harry Potter
Samantha, Sex and the City
Rachel, The Ring
Ygritte, Game of Thrones
Claudia, Interview with the Vampire
Monica Geller, Friends
Xena, Xena: Warrior Princess
Sam, Attack the Block
Queen Ramonda, Black Panther
Diana, Wonder Woman
Rosa Diaz, Brooklyn 99
Ellen Ripley, Aliens“You started this. Show me everything. I can handle myself.” - Ellen Ripley, Aliens. Possibly one of the best female characters of all time. 1/100.
Peggy Olson, Mad Men“I am the person you need to impress right now.” - Peggy Olson, Mad Men. A trailblazer in a world dominated by men. 2/100.
B'Elanna Torres, Star Trek Voyager"Nothing is impossible if you want it badly enough." -B'Elanna Torres, Star Trek Voyager. Always struggled with the dual sides of her nature, but continually stayed true to herself. 3/100.
Lady Jessica Atreides, Dune“When we try to conceal our innermost drives, the entire being screams betrayal.” - Lady Jessica Atreides, Dune. 4/100.
Sarah Manning, Orphan Black“I seriously underestimated you. I hope you kicked her arse.” Sarah Manning, Orphan Black. How do you choose your favorite clone? 5/100.
Beverly Crusher, Star Trek TNG“We have to dream in order to survive.” -Beverly Crusher, Star Trek TNG. Never hesitated to tell the captain her real opinions. 6/100.
Maggie Banning, HookYou need a mother very, very badly!” -Maggie Banning, Hook. She was never susceptible to Hooks lies, and never gave up belief in her father. 7/100
Trinity, The Matrix“I believe if you're really serious in saving him then you're going to need my help.” -Trinity, The Matrix. I remember seeing this movie in theaters and loving her character. 8/100.
Dr. Ellie Arroway, Contact“I can't prove it, I can't even explain it, but everything that I know as a human being, everything that I am tells me that it was real.” -Dr. Ellie Arroway, Contact. One of my all time favorite movies (the book is great too) 9/100.
Claire Underwood, House of Cards“I like irons, but I love fire.” -Claire Underwood, House of Cards. I decided to allow villains because all strong women should be praised, especially when you know who the true star of the show is. 10/100.
Eleven, Stranger Things“Friends don't lie.” -Eleven, Stranger Things. She may not have said a lot, but actions speak louder than words. (11 on day 11, I swear I randomly picked the name out of bowl today, must have been fate). 11/100.
Scout, To Kill a Mockingbird"I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year." -Scout, To Kill a Mockingbird. Curious and tenacious, that’s why I named my studio assistant after her. 12/100.
Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones"All men must die, but we are not men." -Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones. The day has finally come! 13/100.
Winifred Sanderson, Hocus Pocus“I killed you once, I shall kill you again you maggoty malfeasance!” -Winifred Sanderson, Hocus Pocus. She just wanted to stay young forever, can you blame her? 14/100.
Valkyrie, Thor Ragnarock“So, if I'm gonna die, well, it may as well be driving my sword through the heart of that murderous hag.” -Valkyrie, Thor Ragnarock. I’d be excited to see a Valkyrie movie. 15/100.
Lewis, Robocop“Ok. Let’s see those hands, nice and easy.” -Lewis, Robocop. Completely fearless, often going into dangerous situations with little or no backup. 16/100.
Michael Burnham, Star Trek Discovery“Being afraid of everything means you learn nothing.” -Michael Burnham, Star Trek Discovery. Very excited for the finale tonight, I’ve really enjoyed this season. 17/100.
Sarah Conner, Terminator“There is no fate but what we make.” -Sarah Conner, Terminator. Such a great character growth from the first to the second movie. 18/100.
Sherry Palmer, 24“I will do anything to protect my family, David. Anything. Does that make me a bad person?” -Sherry Palmer, 24. A women I loved to loathe. 19/100.
Arya Stark, Game of Thrones“A bruise is a lesson… and each lesson makes us better.” -Arya Stark, Game of Thrones. How she has grown over the years. 20/100.
Beatrix Kiddo, Kill BillIt's mercy, compassion and forgiveness I lack. Not rationality.” -Beatrix Kiddo, Kill Bill. She deserved to get her revenge. 21/100.
Lydia, Beetlejuice“I myself am strange and unusual.” - Lydia, Beetlejuice. Completely owned who she is. 22/100.
Princess Leia, Star Wars“Someone has to save our skins. Into the garbage chute, flyboy.” - Princess Leia, Star Wars. A princess that didn’t need saving. 23/100.
O-Ren Ishii, Kill Bill“You didn't think it was gonna be that easy, did you?” - O-Ren Ishii, Kill Bill. Gotta admire the queen of the Tokyo underworld. 24/100.
Clarice Starling, Silence of the Lambs“You see a lot, doctor. But can you point that high-powered perception at yourself?” - Clarice Starling, Silence of the Lambs. Not everyone can go toe to toe with a serial killer. 25/100.
Aeryn Sun, Farscape“Oh, just to be in the warm glow of all this testosterone.” - Aeryn Sun, Farscape. My absolute favorite badass woman, and an amazing character arc. 26/100.
Brienne of Tarth, Game of ThronesAll my life men like you have sneered at me. And all my life I've been knocking men like you into the dust.” - Brienne of Tarth, Game of Thrones. You are my hero. 27/100.
Michonne, The Walking Dead“I can’t stop you, but you can’t stop me from helping you.” - Michonne, The Walking Dead. The only person I’ll need with me in a zombie apocalypse. 28/100.
Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins“Though we adore men individually, we agree that as a group they’re rather stupid.” - Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins. Always sure of herself and never apologetic: practically perfect. 29/100.
Eowyn, Lord of the Rings“The women of this country learned long ago, those without swords can still die upon them.” - Eowyn, Lord of the Rings. Another princess who didn’t need saving. 30/100.
Inara, Firefly“Every problem is an opportunity in disguise.” -Inara, Firefly. Confident and highly respected. 31/100.
Detective Linden, The Killing“You're here. That's what matters. That's kind of the only thing that matters.” - Detective Linden, The Killing. Determined to find the truth. 32/100.
Bellatrix Lestrange, Harry Potter"You need to mean them Potter! You need to really want to cause pain -- to enjoy it -- righteous anger won't hurt me for long.” - Bellatrix Lestrange, Harry Potter. How can you not love her. 33/100.
Lyanna Mormont, Game of Thrones“I may be small. I may be a girl, but I won’t be knitting by the fire while I have men fight for me.” - Lyanna Mormont, Game of Thrones. I’d bend the knee to her. 34/100.
Captain Janeway, Star Trek Voyager"You know as well as I do that fear exists for one purpose, to be conquered." - Captain Janeway, Star Trek Voyager. Bravely leading her crew on an insurmountable journey home. 35/100.
Mija, Okja“Take Okja back to the mountains.” - Mija, Okja. A girl who traveled across the planet to save her friend. 36/100.
Lt. O’Neil, G.I. Jane“Listen, you moron! I am here to stay and if you don't wanna be in my life, you've got two choices. Move out or Ring out!” - Lt. O’Neil, G.I. Jane. Have I mentioned I love stories about women in a male dominated field. 37/100.
Dr. Louise, Arrival“We are so bound by time. By its order...But now I'm not so sure I believe in beginnings and endings.” - Dr. Louise, Arrival. She showed us that to succeed we must work together. 38/100.
Pam Beesley, The Office“So, look out world, cuz ol’ Pammy is getting’ what she wants. And, don’t call me, Pammy.” - Pam Beesley, The Office. I love season 3 Pam, when she decides to be honest. 39/100.
Lucy, Chronicles of Narnia“That's all right. Some little children just don't know when to stop pretending.” - Lucy, Chronicles of Narnia. Believing is the first step in any adventure. 40/100.
Cersei Lannister, Game of Throne“A good king knows when to save his strength and when to destroy his enemies.” - Cersei Lannister, Game of Thrones. Hell hath no fury like a mother scorned. 41/100.
Kira Nerys, Star Trek Ds9“We all have scars, of one kind or another." - Kira Nerys, Star Trek Ds9. She showed us that you don’t have to be nice all the time. I’m going to see the #ds9doctonight, can’t wait! 42/100.
Tina, Fantastic Beasts“I know what that woman did to you... I know that you’ve suffered... you need to stop this now... Newt and I will protect you.”- Tina, Fantastic Beasts. An auror who isn’t afraid of defying authority to do what’s right. 43/100.
Amy Pond, Doctor Who“I’m easily worth two men. You can help too, if you like.” - Amy Pond, Doctor Who. She may be the girl who waited, but she was always blazing her own path. 44/100.
Imperator Furiosa, Mar Max“Out here, everything hurts. You wanna get through this? Do as I say.” - Imperator Furiosa, Mar Max. She defied her lord to earn redemption. 45/100.
Offred, The Handmaid’s Tale“Nothing changes instantaneously: in a gradually heating bathtub you’d be boiled to death before you knew it.” -Offred, The Handmaid’s Tale. Resisting against a world built to bring you down takes courage. 46/100.
Charlotte, Charlotte’s Web“Trust me, Wilbur. People are very gullible. They'll believe anything they see in print.” -Charlotte, Charlotte’s Web. Despite their differences, she worked tirelessly to save his life. 47/100.
Sansa Stark, Game of Thrones“I am Sansa Stark of Winterfell. This is my home. And you can’t frighten me.” - Sansa, Game of Thrones. Not the little lady anymore. 48/100.
Borg Queen, Star Trek“You are an imperfect being created by an imperfect being. Finding your weakness is only a matter of time.” - Borg Queen, Star Trek. Ruthless in her quest for perfection. 49/100.
Zoe, Firefly“First rule of battle, little one: Don’t ever let them know where you are.” - Zoe, Firefly. Fearless, no-nonsense, toughest member of the crew. 50/100.
Donna Meagle, Parks and Recreation“Do I look like I drink water.” - Donna Meagle, Parks and Recreation. Never trying to please anyone, she was always herself. 51/100.
Lex, Jurassic Park“I am not a computer nerd. I prefer to be called a hacker.” - Lex, Jurassic Park. Not every teen could survive dinosaur attacks and then hack the computer system to save the day. 52/100
Liz Lemon, 30 Rock"If reality TV has taught us anything, it's that you can't keep people with no shame down." - Liz Lemon, 30 Rock. A self proclaimed feminist in a time when we had so few characters like her. 53/100.
Athena, Battlestar Gallactica“I made a choice to wear a uniform, to be a person.” - Athena, Battlestar Gallactica. She defied her own kind for her family. 54/100.
Donna Noble, Doctor Who“Listen, I don’t know what sort of kids you’ve been flying around with in outer space but you’re not telling me to shut up.” - Donna Noble, Doctor Who. She’s my favorite companion because she’s so genuine, she never thought she was anything special. 55/100.
Kai Winn, Star Trek Ds9"I was chosen by the Prophets to lead our people into a new era.” - Kai Winn, Star Trek DS9. My all time favorite villain, nothing is scarier than a religious zealot. 56/100.
Galadriel, Lord of the Rings“The quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little, and it will fail, to the ruin of all.” - Galadriel, Lord of the Rings. One of the few to resist the temptation of the ring. 57/100.
Sarah, The Descent“Was this about me or you?” - Sarah, The Descent. A tragedy survivor who finds the strength to fight monsters. 58/100.
Professor McGonagall, Harry Potter"Man the boundaries, protect us, do your duty to our school!" - Professor McGonagall, Harry Potter. She’s stern, caring, and can produce 3 patronuses at once; my favorite witch. 59/100.
Samantha, Sex and the City“Women have the right to use every means at their disposal to achieve power.”- Samantha, Sex and the City. I wish I had half her self confidence, she’s always proud of exactly who she is. 60/100.
Rachel, The Ring“She wanted that child more than anything in the world. How could she have done that?” - Rachel, The Ring. Determined and inquisitive, takes her fate into her own hands. 61/100.
Ygritte, Game of Thrones"Strike hard and true, Jon Snow, or I'll come back and haunt ya." - Ygritte, Game of Thrones. One of the fiercest women and always true to her word. 62/100.
Claudia, Interview with the Vampire“Good night sweet prince, may flights of devils wing you to your rest.” - Claudia, Interview with the Vampire. Forever trapped as a child, yearning to grow up. 63/100.
Monica Geller, Friends"Why don't you stop worrying about sounding smart and just be yourself." - Monica Geller, Friends. A great friend and sister who is always true to herself. 64/100.
Xena, Xena: Warrior Princess“Well, isn’t that just a typical man. I give you a few smiles and a kiss and you’re convinced that I’m in love with you. You’re kidding yourself.” - Xena, Xena: Warrior Princess. A fearless, heartfelt warrior who paved the way for strong women on tv. 65/100.
Sam, Attack the Block“You think I'm going to help you? After you attacked me and robbed me, and then set those dogs on the police?” - Sam, Attack the Block. Reluctantly saving the world from an alien invasion. 66/100.
Queen Ramonda, Black Panther“There is a difference between sensing opportunity and seizing it.”- Queen Ramonda, Black Panther. Wise and regal Queen of Wakanda. 67/100.
Diana, Wonder Woman“If no one else will defend the world, then I must.” - Diana, Wonder Woman. She showed us the superheroes can be strong, nurturing, and sensitive. 68/100.
Selene, Underworld"I only hope I live long enough to see Viktor choke the life from you!" - Selene, Underworld. A merciless assassin vampire out for revenge. 69/100.
Rosa Diaz, Brooklyn 99“Yeah, everyone should listen to me all the time about everything.” - Rosa Diaz, Brooklyn 99. She is assertive, intimidating, fiercely loyal, and openly and proudly bisexual. #pridemonth 70/100.
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