VOTE The Best Female Celebrity Role Models  

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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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+ - 454 268
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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+ - 404 379
Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Sandra Bullock Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer

5
+ - 314 320
Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kristen Bell Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

6
+ - 295 248
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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+ - 847 934
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
+ - 158 102
Maya Angelou is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Maya Angelou Poet, Journalist, Television producer

10
+ - 319 388
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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+ - 220 226
Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Julia Roberts Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

12
+ - 249 337
Adele is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Adele Arranger, Musician, Singer-songwriter

13
+ - 255 350
Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Amy Poehler Television director, Comedian, Television producer

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+ - 199 183
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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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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+ - 133 48
Harriet Tubman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Harriet Tubman Activist, Writer

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+ - 236 143
Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Maggie Smith Actor

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+ - 141 81
Loretta Lynn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Loretta Lynn Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Author

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+ - 163 193
Naomi Watts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Naomi Watts Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

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+ - 204 120
Judi Dench is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Dame Judi Dench Theatre Director, Musician, Author

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+ - 203 258
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Zooey Deschanel Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter

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+ - 124 56
Jessica Lange is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Jessica Lange Television producer, Model, Actor

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+ - 242 249
Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Anna Kendrick Actor, Voice acting, Singer

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+ - 159 31
Jessica Biel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Jessica Biel Film Producer, Model, Actor

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+ - 151 174
Martha Stewart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Martha Stewart Business magnate, Publisher, Television producer

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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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+ - 159 194
Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Emma Thompson Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

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+ - 116 174
Bindi Irwin is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Amy Schumer Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

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+ - 211 226
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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+ - 142 188
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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+ - 136 170
Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Ann Coulter Commentator, Author, Writer

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Michelle Pfeiffer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

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+ - 223 257
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Tina Fey Comedian, Television producer, Musician

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+ - 126 173
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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+ - 235 361
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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+ - 69 55
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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+ - 57 59
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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Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Jennifer Lawrence Film Producer, Model, Actor

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+ - 89 174
Leslie Mann is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Leslie Mann Actor, Voice acting

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+ - 75 195
Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Joan Jett Record producer, Guitarist, Musician

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+ - 51 40
Sophia Bush is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Sophia Bush Spokesperson, Television director, Actor

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Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Cyndi Lauper Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

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+ - 38 65
Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Maria Sharapova Tennis player, Model, Athlete

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+ - 75 129
Lucy Lawless is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Lucy Lawless Activist, Musician, Actor

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+ - 28 37
Faith Hill is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Faith Hill Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor

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+ - 91 180
Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kate McKinnon Comedian, Actor

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+ - 174 426
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Angelina Jolie Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter

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+ - 147 319
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Madonna Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter