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
499 379
Betty White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Betty White Comedian, Television producer, Author

3
536 349
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Meryl Streep Spokesperson, Actor, Voice acting

4
494 446
Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Sandra Bullock Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer

5
366 307
Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kate Winslet Actor, Voice acting, Singer

6
956 1,025
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
223 166
Maya Angelou is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Patrick Brooks added Maya Angelou Poet, Journalist, Television producer

8
195 74
Harriet Tubman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
RobertDowney added Harriet Tubman Activist, Writer

9
296 232
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

10
379 420
Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kristen Bell Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

11
325 379
Adele is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Adele Arranger, Musician, Singer-songwriter

12
354 267
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Audrey Hepburn Model, Actor, Dancer

13
261 84
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
404 451
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
235 219
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
260 261
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
310 396
Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Amy Poehler Television director, Comedian, Television producer

18
377 485
Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Taylor Swift Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter

19
297 165
Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Maggie Smith Actor

20
252 147
Judi Dench is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Dame Judi Dench Theatre Director, Musician, Author

21
163 109
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
419 483
Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Emma Watson Model, Actor

23
151 83
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
190 218
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
240 285
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Zooey Deschanel Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter

26
202 217
Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Emma Thompson Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

27
277 277
Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Anna Kendrick Actor, Voice acting, Singer

28
257 253
Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Melissa McCarthy Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

The Most Beautiful Royal Women Around the World

29
143 201
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
276 279
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Tina Fey Comedian, Television producer, Musician

31
170 226
Martha Stewart is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Martha Stewart Business magnate, Publisher, Television producer

32
53 20
Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Cate Blanchett Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

33
98 126
Michelle Pfeiffer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

34
165 220
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
150 384
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
147 200
Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kristen Wiig Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

37
271 392
Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Emma Stone Actor, Voice acting

38
86 64
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
82 82
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
156 250
Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Ann Coulter Commentator, Author, Writer

41
262 457
Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Jennifer Lawrence Film Producer, Model, Actor

42
106 195
Leslie Mann is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Leslie Mann Actor, Voice acting

The Best Mexican YouTubers

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96 214
Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Joan Jett Record producer, Guitarist, Musician

44
100 155
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
146 249
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 90
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
56 89
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
205 468
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Angelina Jolie Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter

49
44 58
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
109 200
Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Celebrity Role Models
Kate McKinnon Comedian, Actor