VOTE The Best Female Celebrity Role Models  

Lisa Waugh
Originally by
29.2k votes 2.8k voters 22.8k views 75 items Embed

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.
list ordered by

1
436 257
Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Helen Mirren Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

50 Celebrities Who Never Had Plastic Surgery The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix

2
447 350
Betty White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Betty White Comedian, Television producer, Author

3
478 304
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Meryl Streep Spokesperson, Actor, Voice acting

4
428 412
Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Sandra Bullock Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer

5
338 379
Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kristen Bell Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

6
904 980
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
313 281
Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kate Winslet Actor, Voice acting, Singer

8
258 199
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

9
174 122
Maya Angelou is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Patrick Brooks added Maya Angelou Poet, Journalist, Television producer

10
278 365
Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Amy Poehler Television director, Comedian, Television producer

11
268 353
Adele is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Adele Arranger, Musician, Singer-songwriter

12
342 423
Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Taylor Swift Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter

13
232 238
Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Ronu771 added Julia Roberts Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

14
309 237
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Audrey Hepburn Model, Actor, Dancer

15
197 45
Jessica Biel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
rrggg added Jessica Biel Film Producer, Model, Actor

The 9 Strangest Deaths of the Renaissance Era 33 Child Actors Who Died Young

16
211 196
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Ronu771 added Shania Twain Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter

17
373 416
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Ronu771 added Charlize Theron Spokesperson, Film Producer, Model

18
150 58
Harriet Tubman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
RobertDowney added Harriet Tubman Activist, Writer

19
254 153
Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Maggie Smith Actor

20
217 131
Judi Dench is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Dame Judi Dench Theatre Director, Musician, Author

21
149 88
Loretta Lynn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Loretta Lynn Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Author

22
131 66
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
169 202
Naomi Watts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Ronu771 added Naomi Watts Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

24
214 268
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Zooey Deschanel Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter

25
258 256
Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Anna Kendrick Actor, Voice acting, Singer

26
175 202
Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Emma Thompson Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

27
353 460
Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Emma Watson Model, Actor

28
157 192
Martha Stewart is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Martha Stewart Business magnate, Publisher, Television producer

29
138 340
Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Amy Schumer Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

Every LGBTQA+ Black Celebrity In Hollywood The Best Things About Fall

30
120 187
Bindi Irwin is listed (or ranked) 30 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. 

31
222 236
Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Melissa McCarthy Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

32
81 107
Michelle Pfeiffer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

33
241 261
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Tina Fey Comedian, Television producer, Musician

34
147 198
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
132 180
Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kristen Wiig Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

36
252 369
Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Emma Stone Actor, Voice acting

37
71 46
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
145 225
Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Ann Coulter Commentator, Author, Writer

39
74 65
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
60 71
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
RobertDowney added Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Politician, Lawyer

41
230 429
Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Jennifer Lawrence Film Producer, Model, Actor

42
29 8
Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Cate Blanchett Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

43
96 180
Leslie Mann is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Leslie Mann Actor, Voice acting

Celebrities Who Dropped Out of College The Best War Movies Streaming on Hulu

44
84 138
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
82 200
Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Joan Jett Record producer, Guitarist, Musician

46
133 233
Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
MartinAustin added Cyndi Lauper Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

47
42 75
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
34 44
Faith Hill is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Gary Thompson added Faith Hill Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor

49
186 435
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Angelina Jolie Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter

50
97 188
Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kate McKinnon Comedian, Actor