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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- 1The Addams Family
- 2Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- 3Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman
- 4Game of Thrones
- 5Game of Thrones
- 6Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- 7Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- 8The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls
- 9I Love Lucy
- 10The X-Files
- 11The Walking Dead
- 13The Golden Girls
- 14Parks and Recreation
- 15The Addams Family
- 18Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- 19Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel
- 21The Golden Girls
- 22Leo, CharmedCharmed
- 23Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess
- 24Girl Meets World, Boy Meets World
- 25Game of Thrones