VOTE! Best female heroine

We want your two cents. That’s right, yours. Weigh in on which of these female heroines is your favorite and why and post it in the comments. If you don’t see your fav, please write her in.

1.) Ilana (Ilana Glazer), Broad City. She’s funny as hell, sleeps with whomever she pleases, and does whatever the f@ck she wants.

Ilana Glazer of Broad City
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2.) Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), Alien series. She’s the only character to make it through four movies’ worth of alien attacks. Enough said.

Sigourney Weaver with cat in Alien
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3.) Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara or Noomi Rapace, depending on the version you see), Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Not only does Lisbeth Salander know how to get revenge, she can hack into your computer faster than Edward Snowden on speed.

Scene from Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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4.) Jackie (Edie Falco), Nurse Jackie. The ultimate moral relativist, Nurse Jackie manages to be a scheming, unfaithful drug addict while still saving lives.

A billboard of the show Nurse Jackie
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5.) Jessica (Krysten Ritter), Jessica Jones. Stronger than an ox even when deeply hungover, Jessica Jones keeps fighting for the good of humanity.

Jessica Jones still

6.) Daenerys Targaryen/Khaleesi (Emilia Clarke), Game of Thrones. Khaleesi is tiny, but she sure knows how to discipline dragons. And make freed slaves bow at her feet.

Still of Khalessi in Game of Thrones

7.) Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts), Erin Brockovich. No one does environmental advocacy better than Erin Brockovich. The next time Monsanto poisons your well, give her a call.

Still from Erin Brockovich

8.) Veronica (Winona Ryder), Heathers. Veronica stops a psychopath from blowing up her high school, even though she hates all of her classmates and teachers. Way to be selfless, Veronica.

Still from Heathers

9.) Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), Game of Thrones. Brienne can handle a sword better than a lord. Hey, that rhymes!

Actress Gwendoline Christie
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10.) Loretta Lynn (Sissy Spacek), Coal Miner’s Daughter. Not only does Loretta grow up dirt poor and nearly shoeless in Appalachia, but, once she makes it as a singer, she still has to put up with her possessive, hard drinking husband.

Still of Sissy Spacek from Coal Miner's Daughter


3 thoughts on “VOTE! Best female heroine

  1. Sarah Conner is an ordinary person who must deal with being the target of a threat she can not understand, raise the most important child in history, and be branded insane and a terrorist by every law enforcement agency on the planet. She must do all of this without any familial support, and she has to make sure her child grows up with the right skills and sense of purpose but without becoming the kind of self-important jerk who thinks he is literally better than everyone.

    And she does it. She does it right up until the end.

    So how does she die? Killed by robots from the future? Executed by her own government for the deaths she caused? Nuclear Hell Fire rained down on during the “Judgement Day” she could not stop? No. She dies of cancer. Her own body betrays her and in the end she dies like anyone else could have.

    Sarah Conner was a waitress who fell in love, saved the world, and beat the future. And in the end the only thing that could hope to stop her were the very cells of her body that just Would. Not. Die.


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