Female Characters The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now  

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List Rules Vote up and add all of your favorite current TV characters who are women or girls. No cancelled shows!

Some of the greatest characters in this new golden age of TV are female right now, and their characters span centuries, cultures, and personalities of all types. The shows they're on range anywhere from fantasy to comedy to drama and everything in between. Which female characters are the best of the best on TV show characters right now?

Are you a Jess Day kind of person, or an Arya Stark lover instead? The choice is up to you. Vote up all of your favorite female characters currently on TV, and add any that aren't already on the list.

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3,163 2,382
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
2
2,443 2,221
Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Mark Holmes added Game of Thrones
3
2,325 2,037
Brienne of Tarth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
4
1,764 2,209
Cersei Lannister is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
5
2,275 1,713
Carol Peletier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead
6
1,363 1,410
Olivia Benson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
7
1,777 1,765
Sansa Stark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
8
958 696
Abby Sciuto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
LaChance added NCIS
9
932 642
Dana Scully is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
The X-Files
10
1,306 1,458
Amy Farrah Fowler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
The Big Bang Theory
11
1,132 1,010
Regina Mills is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
EmmaGreen added Once Upon a Time
12
1,361 1,097
Clarke Walters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
RebeccaHannah added The 100
13
1,182 1,071
Melinda May is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
freelancerrh added Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
14
987 1,134
Claire Underwood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
House of Cards
15
764 655
Jennifer
LaChance added Criminal Minds
16
928 771
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
looksharp added Modern Family
17
840 427
Lagertha Lothbrok is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
jess-hart added Vikings
18
1,587 2,051
Michonne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead
19
747 541
Penelope Garcia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
LaChance added Criminal Minds
20
859 814
Bernadette Rostenkowski is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
looksharp added The Big Bang Theory
21
959 1,052
Emma Swan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Once Upon a Time
22
1,124 1,680
Penny is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
The Big Bang Theory
23
768 1,022
Kara Zor-El is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Julia Montiel added
24
726 762
Selina Meyer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
25
874 1,529
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
The Simpsons