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
508 390
Betty White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Betty White Comedian, Television producer, Author

3
551 359
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Meryl Streep Spokesperson, Actor, Voice acting

4
504 455
Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Sandra Bullock Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer

5
375 319
Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kate Winslet Actor, Voice acting, Singer

6
968 1,036
Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 6 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 ...

7
202 81
Harriet Tubman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
RobertDowney added Harriet Tubman Activist, Writer

8
334 385
Adele is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Adele Arranger, Musician, Singer-songwriter

9
361 270
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Audrey Hepburn Model, Actor, Dancer

10
301 237
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

11
385 425
Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kristen Bell Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

12
231 178
Maya Angelou is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Patrick Brooks added Maya Angelou Poet, Journalist, Television producer

13
263 91
Jessica Biel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
rrggg added Jessica Biel Film Producer, Model, Actor

14
408 457
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Ronu771 added Charlize Theron Spokesperson, Film Producer, Model

Last Words Written By Famous People In Their Suicide Notes

15
238 223
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
264 268
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
313 401
Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Amy Poehler Television director, Comedian, Television producer

18
384 496
Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Taylor Swift Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter

19
306 169
Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Maggie Smith Actor

20
258 150
Judi Dench is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Dame Judi Dench Theatre Director, Musician, Author

21
430 487
Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Emma Watson Model, Actor

The Best Dogs for Allergies

22
165 113
Loretta Lynn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Loretta Lynn Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Author

23
153 86
Jessica Lange is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Chelsea Long added Jessica Lange Television producer, Model, Actor

24
193 221
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
242 288
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Zooey Deschanel Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter

26
286 279
Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Anna Kendrick Actor, Voice acting, Singer

27
204 220
Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Emma Thompson Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

28
262 256
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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146 205
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
279 283
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Tina Fey Comedian, Television producer, Musician

31
56 24
Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Cate Blanchett Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

32
170 234
Martha Stewart is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Martha Stewart Business magnate, Publisher, Television producer

33
100 130
Michelle Pfeiffer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

34
167 224
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
153 392
Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Amy Schumer Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

29 Celebrities Who Quit Being Famous

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149 202
Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kristen Wiig Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

37
89 66
Sophia Bush is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
VeryCloseTalking added Sophia Bush Spokesperson, Television director, Actor

38
276 394
Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Emma Stone Actor, Voice acting

39
83 84
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
266 460
Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Jennifer Lawrence Film Producer, Model, Actor

41
108 197
Leslie Mann is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Leslie Mann Actor, Voice acting

42
157 255
Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Ann Coulter Commentator, Author, Writer

The Most Beautiful Royal Women Around the World

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101 158
Lucy Lawless is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
linde-knighton added Lucy Lawless Activist, Musician, Actor

44
96 217
Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Joan Jett Record producer, Guitarist, Musician

45
147 252
Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
TheWelshGuy added Cyndi Lauper Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

46
63 93
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
RobertDowney added Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Politician, Lawyer

47
58 93
Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Iain Davies added Maria Sharapova Tennis player, Model, Athlete

48
207 474
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Angelina Jolie Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter

49
45 62
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
111 202
Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kate McKinnon Comedian, Actor