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

2
488 371
Betty White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Betty White Comedian, Television producer, Author

3
520 340
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Meryl Streep Spokesperson, Actor, Voice acting

4
480 441
Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Sandra Bullock Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer

5
353 304
Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kate Winslet Actor, Voice acting, Singer

6
206 147
Maya Angelou is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Patrick Brooks added Maya Angelou Poet, Journalist, Television producer

7
932 1,017
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 ...

8
346 259
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Audrey Hepburn Model, Actor, Dancer

9
284 223
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

10
369 413
Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kristen Bell Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

11
256 77
Jessica Biel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
rrggg added Jessica Biel Film Producer, Model, Actor

12
185 70
Harriet Tubman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
RobertDowney added Harriet Tubman Activist, Writer

13
308 375
Adele is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Adele Arranger, Musician, Singer-songwriter

14
394 446
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Ronu771 added Charlize Theron Spokesperson, Film Producer, Model

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15
230 215
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Ronu771 added Shania Twain Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter

16
254 256
Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Ronu771 added Julia Roberts Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

17
302 389
Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Amy Poehler Television director, Comedian, Television producer

18
368 470
Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Taylor Swift Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter

19
290 161
Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Maggie Smith Actor

20
246 143
Judi Dench is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Dame Judi Dench Theatre Director, Musician, Author

21
160 104
Loretta Lynn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Loretta Lynn Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Author

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22
145 79
Jessica Lange is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Chelsea Long added Jessica Lange Television producer, Model, Actor

23
404 479
Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Emma Watson Model, Actor

24
187 213
Naomi Watts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Ronu771 added Naomi Watts Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

25
235 281
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Zooey Deschanel Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter

26
196 215
Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Emma Thompson Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

27
274 273
Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Anna Kendrick Actor, Voice acting, Singer

28
249 246
Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Melissa McCarthy Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

30 Celebrities Who Have Biracial Children

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137 198
Bindi Irwin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Alaina Hillman added Bindi Irwin Actor, Presenter - Great with animals, very positive and polite, sweet and respecful. 

30
168 218
Martha Stewart is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Martha Stewart Business magnate, Publisher, Television producer

31
270 274
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Tina Fey Comedian, Television producer, Musician

32
97 121
Michelle Pfeiffer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

33
47 16
Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Cate Blanchett Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

34
161 216
Uma Thurman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Ronu771 added Uma Thurman Television producer, Film Producer, Model

35
146 376
Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Amy Schumer Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

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36
141 196
Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kristen Wiig Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

37
269 387
Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Emma Stone Actor, Voice acting

38
84 60
Sophia Bush is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
VeryCloseTalking added Sophia Bush Spokesperson, Television director, Actor

39
79 80
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
RobertDowney added Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Businessperson, Politician, Economist

40
154 245
Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Ann Coulter Commentator, Author, Writer

41
257 451
Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Jennifer Lawrence Film Producer, Model, Actor

42
103 192
Leslie Mann is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Leslie Mann Actor, Voice acting

These-people-voiced-your-Disney-childhood

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92 211
Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Joan Jett Record producer, Guitarist, Musician

44
95 152
Lucy Lawless is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
linde-knighton added Lucy Lawless Activist, Musician, Actor

45
62 87
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
RobertDowney added Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Politician, Lawyer

46
143 246
Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
TheWelshGuy added Cyndi Lauper Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

47
203 461
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Angelina Jolie Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter

48
52 85
Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Iain Davies added Maria Sharapova Tennis player, Model, Athlete

49
42 54
Faith Hill is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Gary Thompson added Faith Hill Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor

50
41 61
Alicia Silverstone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Gary Thompson added Alicia Silverstone Activist, Television producer, Film Producer