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

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2
473 365
Betty White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Betty White Comedian, Television producer, Author

3
511 333
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Meryl Streep Spokesperson, Actor, Voice acting

4
464 437
Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Sandra Bullock Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer

5
342 300
Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kate Winslet Actor, Voice acting, Singer

6
278 214
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

7
361 405
Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kristen Bell Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

8
194 139
Maya Angelou is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Patrick Brooks added Maya Angelou Poet, Journalist, Television producer

9
250 67
Jessica Biel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
rrggg added Jessica Biel Film Producer, Model, Actor

10
922 1,012
Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 10 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 ...

11
335 257
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Audrey Hepburn Model, Actor, Dancer

12
300 371
Adele is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Adele Arranger, Musician, Singer-songwriter

13
229 210
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Ronu771 added Shania Twain Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter

14
176 68
Harriet Tubman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
RobertDowney added Harriet Tubman Activist, Writer

15
250 253
Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Ronu771 added Julia Roberts Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

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362 457
Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Taylor Swift Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter

17
295 384
Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Amy Poehler Television director, Comedian, Television producer

18
390 441
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Ronu771 added Charlize Theron Spokesperson, Film Producer, Model

19
279 159
Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Maggie Smith Actor

20
242 139
Judi Dench is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Dame Judi Dench Theatre Director, Musician, Author

21
158 102
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
141 76
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
183 211
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
231 277
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Zooey Deschanel Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter

25
270 268
Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Anna Kendrick Actor, Voice acting, Singer

26
189 213
Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Emma Thompson Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

27
385 475
Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Emma Watson Model, Actor

28
242 244
Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Melissa McCarthy Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

29
167 212
Martha Stewart is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Martha Stewart Business magnate, Publisher, Television producer

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30
261 272
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Tina Fey Comedian, Television producer, Musician

31
134 197
Bindi Irwin is listed (or ranked) 31 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. 

32
93 118
Michelle Pfeiffer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

33
145 368
Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Amy Schumer Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

34
156 214
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
139 194
Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kristen Wiig Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

36
84 58
Sophia Bush is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
VeryCloseTalking added Sophia Bush Spokesperson, Television director, Actor

37
267 385
Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Emma Stone Actor, Voice acting

38
79 78
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
RobertDowney added Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Businessperson, Politician, Economist

39
153 241
Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Ann Coulter Commentator, Author, Writer

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41 15
Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Cate Blanchett Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

41
252 447
Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Jennifer Lawrence Film Producer, Model, Actor

42
91 209
Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Joan Jett Record producer, Guitarist, Musician

43
95 150
Lucy Lawless is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
linde-knighton added Lucy Lawless Activist, Musician, Actor

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62 85
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
RobertDowney added Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Politician, Lawyer

45
143 244
Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
MartinAustin added Cyndi Lauper Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

46
102 189
Leslie Mann is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Leslie Mann Actor, Voice acting

47
51 83
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
41 52
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
41 59
Alicia Silverstone is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Gary Thompson added Alicia Silverstone Activist, Television producer, Film Producer

50
104 194
Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kate McKinnon Comedian, Actor