VOTE The Best Female Celebrity Role Models  

Lisa Waugh
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Who are the top celebrity role models for girls? They're those famous females who encourage girls to be themselves and to stay true to their own thoughts and imaginations. They run their own world and make their own decisions. No one is perfect and celebrity role models for girls are certainly human. It’s because of this, not despite it, that artists and actress role models can best influence the badass women of tomorrow. This list aims to include both women who have always been positive role models, as well as those who have faced some tough times, scrutiny, and even scandal to come out on the other end even more successful and healthy than ever.

The older ladies on this list have been around the block and can give some real life on surviving the slings and arrows of life. Betty White is one of the most positive celebrity role models for girls because she’s been scandal-free, hardworking, hilarious, and still popular as she approaches a century.

Younger female actor role models can teach a master class on how to lead, too. Emma Watson is a UN ambassador and has been inspiring girls since her Hermione days. Her HeForShe campaign has put Watson on the world stage where she is happy to inspire and promote women. "My recent research has shown me that 'feminism' has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to identify as feminists ... Why has the word become such an unpopular one?” Why, indeed, Miss Watson.

P!nk, Ellen Degeneres, Leslie Jones, and Katharine Hepburn are examples of role models who inspire young girls to embrace both sides of their personalities. You can be a girly girl and then switch over to sports in a flash. You can be smart, nerdy, introverted, or a social butterfly. Just be yourself in all cases, according to these celebrity role modes for girls. In fact, Amy Poehler started an entire online community, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, dedicated to this mission.

Who leads the pack of the top artist and actress role models? Who will stand the test of time as one of the most influential celebrity role models for girls? Upvote the female role models who inspire you the most or add any other Hollywood celebrities who are leading the way.
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Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Helen Mirren Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Betty White Comedian, Television producer, Author

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+ - 460 280
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Meryl Streep Spokesperson, Actor, Voice acting

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+ - 408 390
Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Sandra Bullock Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer

5
+ - 319 331
Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kristen Bell Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

6
+ - 299 260
Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kate Winslet Actor, Voice acting, Singer

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+ - 859 943
Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Jackie Evancho Classical singer - Sings with Bocelli, Carreras, Domingo, Sumi Jo (and for The Pope 9/27). Strong sense of family, and of charity. Spokesperson for the Humane Society of the U.S, performed (3x) for Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night Parkinson's ...

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Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

9
+ - 161 105
Maya Angelou is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Maya Angelou Poet, Journalist, Television producer

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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Taylor Swift Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter

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+ - 260 352
Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Amy Poehler Television director, Comedian, Television producer

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+ - 252 341
Adele is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Adele Arranger, Musician, Singer-songwriter

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+ - 222 228
Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Julia Roberts Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

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+ - 199 186
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Shania Twain Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter

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+ - 286 227
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Audrey Hepburn Model, Actor, Dancer

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Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Charlize Theron Spokesperson, Film Producer, Model

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+ - 165 35
Jessica Biel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Jessica Biel Film Producer, Model, Actor

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+ - 136 49
Harriet Tubman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Harriet Tubman Activist, Writer

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+ - 239 146
Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Maggie Smith Actor

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+ - 205 123
Judi Dench is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Dame Judi Dench Theatre Director, Musician, Author

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+ - 126 58
Jessica Lange is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Jessica Lange Television producer, Model, Actor

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+ - 141 84
Loretta Lynn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Loretta Lynn Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Author

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+ - 164 196
Naomi Watts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Naomi Watts Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

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+ - 207 259
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Zooey Deschanel Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter

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Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Anna Kendrick Actor, Voice acting, Singer

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+ - 161 196
Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Emma Thompson Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Emma Watson Model, Actor

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+ - 151 178
Martha Stewart is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Martha Stewart Business magnate, Publisher, Television producer

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+ - 130 326
Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Amy Schumer Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

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Bindi Irwin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Bindi Irwin Actor, Presenter - Great with animals, very positive and polite, sweet and respecful. 

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+ - 215 227
Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Melissa McCarthy Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

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+ - 142 191
Uma Thurman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Uma Thurman Television producer, Film Producer, Model

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+ - 72 104
Michelle Pfeiffer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

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+ - 225 259
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Tina Fey Comedian, Television producer, Musician

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+ - 136 183
Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Ann Coulter Commentator, Author, Writer

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+ - 127 175
Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kristen Wiig Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

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+ - 239 364
Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Emma Stone Actor, Voice acting

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+ - 70 56
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Businessperson, Politician, Economist

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+ - 58 61
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Politician, Lawyer

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+ - 58 42
Sophia Bush is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Sophia Bush Spokesperson, Television director, Actor

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Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Jennifer Lawrence Film Producer, Model, Actor

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+ - 93 175
Leslie Mann is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Leslie Mann Actor, Voice acting

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+ - 76 132
Lucy Lawless is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Lucy Lawless Activist, Musician, Actor

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Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Joan Jett Record producer, Guitarist, Musician

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+ - 126 227
Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Cyndi Lauper Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Cate Blanchett Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

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+ - 38 67
Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Maria Sharapova Tennis player, Model, Athlete

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+ - 176 428
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Angelina Jolie Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter

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+ - 29 40
Faith Hill is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Faith Hill Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor

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+ - 92 183
Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kate McKinnon Comedian, Actor