Who are the greatest female TV characters of all time? This list includes some of the greatest television characters in history from dramatic shows, sitcoms, and sci-fi series to procedurals and cartoons! For as long as TV has been a medium to reflect social constructs, programs have featured strong women characters as protagonists, partners, and foils for their male counterparts. In comedy shows, characters like Lucy Ricardo, Mary Richards, and Maude Findlay paved the way for Elaine Benes, Roseanne Conner, and Liz Lemon.
Female characters dominate modern genre series, with popular women like Daenerys Targaryen, Dana Scully, Buffy Summers, and Veronica Mars achieving cult-level idolization. You'll recognize these famous names as some of the strongest, funniest, and most relatable in television history.
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3,063The Addams Family
8,845Buffy the Vampire Slayer
4,393Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman
8,253Game of Thrones
6,837Game of Thrones
5,559Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
6,071Buffy the Vampire Slayer
3,212The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls
5,491I Love Lucy
4,070The Walking Dead
3,791Parks and Recreation
2,473The Golden Girls
1,955The Addams Family
2,741Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
3,164Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel
2,675The Golden Girls
4,991Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess
2,023Girl Meets World, Boy Meets World
3,000Game of Thrones