Hollywood has always been a mostly male dominated industry. It’s no secret that for years, women were forced out of the spotlight and into the background so that men could take on the lead roles. However, while women in the industry still struggle, things have certainly gotten better and there are several female celebrities who have become some of the biggest names in the industry. Although it’s always nice to see women getting more roles, sometimes those roles make it hard for real life women to connect with them. Because of that, it’s still relatively hard to come across a female celebrity that other females actually look up to. Fortunately though, that isn’t always the case. Here are 10 female celebrities who women admire the most.
Guys aren’t the only ones who think Sofia Vergara is hot. There’s no denying that this Colombian born superstar has gotten a lot of attention over the last several years. Although Vergara is good-looking, she also seems to be talented, focused, and smart. She’s a proud mother and a hard worker who has put in lots of time and effort to be successful.
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Tina Fey isn’t just smart and success, she’s hilarious too. Although comedy is dominated by men, Fey has made a name for herself and has become one of the funniest and most well-known people in the business. Fey has also used her platform to speak out on women’s empowerment and other issues that effect women who are trying to pursue successful careers.
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Serena Williams is one of the most famous and most talented professional athletes in the world. With 21 singles Grand Slam titles to her name, Williams is one of the most successful women’s tennis players in the history of the sport. Although Williams may not seem like the typical tennis player, she is living proof of the success that can come when a person chases his/her dreams. She’s also proof that women can be extremely fierce competitors.
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Angelina Jolie is one of the most successful people – male or female – in Hollywood. However, she didn’t have to compromise herself to get where she is. Although people say that you can’t have it all, Jolie has found a way to be wife, a great mother, and have a successful career. If that isn’t impressive enough, Jolie has also found time to be an activist and a generous philanthropist.
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Let’s be real, who doesn’t love Ellen?! From comedian, to actress, to talk show host Ellen has proven that she has what it takes to not only find success, but keep it as well. However, despite her great sense of humor, Ellen can get serious when necessary. She’s very involved in giving back to those in need, and she never hesitates to speak out on important issues. Ellen also encourages women of all sizes, shapes, backgrounds, and sexual orientations to love and embrace themselves. What could be better than that?
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Who better to look up to than the First Lady of the United States? During her husband’s two terms in office, Michelle Obama has wowed the American people with her style, grace, and intelligence. Although she may not have run for office, she definitely takes her job seriously and isn’t content with just sitting in the back. The FLOTUS has used her time to help push forward several initiatives including education and healthy eating, all while giving the country a strong woman to look up to.
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What’s not to love about Lupita Nyong’o? Although she is relatively new to Hollywood, she’s already made quite the impact on critics and viewers. What’s most impressive about her; however, is how she’s fully embraced herself and her beauty despite not having the typical look most commonly accepted in Hollywood. Her example has encouraged lots of women to follow in her footsteps and embrace themselves.
Academy Award winning actress, Sandra Bullock, is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. She’s smart, funny, talented, and independent. Bullock is also another example of a woman who has found the perfect balance between her personal and professional lives. As a mother, Sandra enjoys spending time with her young son, and seems to be focused on setting the best example possible.
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Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest women in the United States. Over the last three decades, she’s worked to create a multi billion dollar empire that has made her one of the most famous people in the world. While it would be easy for Oprah to be caught up in herself and her fortune, she has remained extremely generous throughout the years. Oprah has always spoken out on important issues and knows how important it is for women to be empowered. She’s also donated money to numerous charities and even built an all-girls school in South Africa.
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As usual, Queen Bey reigns supreme. Beyonce is one of the most popular celebrities in the world, and she’s definitely earned it. But Beyonce is more than just a music superstar, she has used her platform as a superstar, to help empower women and to give back to those in need.
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