30/50 favorite women ϟ Kat Dennings

“The way I view feminism—and I know there are a lot of different things going on—but, at it’s purest form, to me, it’s very positive, supportive, nurturing, empowerment thing. I mean, God, who isn’t a feminist? If you don’t think women are as good as men, you’re not a good person. I like to think that most of the population of people worth being friends with are feminists, if that’s what feminism means. Again—it probably means something else. I’m gonna get someone angry, setting me on fire for this, but I think it’s a positive, beautiful, and good thing. Supporting women is the point. It’s the point of life. Women are life. You have to support us.”

39/50 favorite women ϟ Meghan Ory

“I definitely read a lot of books on the psychology and mythology behind fairy tales, because I think that's really fascinating and there's a lot to drawn on there. I'm a huge fairy tale fan in my life, so it was pretty exciting. From the moment I read the pilot I was like "I want to be a part of this show, I'll play a rock, I don't care.”


42/50 favorite women ϟ Shay Mitchell

“Growing up, I wish I hadn’t tried so hard to fit in. I’d tell myself to just embrace what you were born with because it’s beautiful and you were made like that for a reason. It’s tough being a girl. I think we need all of the support we can get.”


14/50 favorite women ϟ Gwendoline Christie

“I struggled for a long time with my hair, but then I’m grateful for the opportunity to realize that femininity doesn’t have to come from hair or any of those traditional female archetypes of appearance, So, that’s been exciting actually. I can’t speak with any kind of authority whatsoever because I’m just an actor and I only have my opinions, but I do think it’s really refreshing to have a woman depicted on a mainstream TV show that doesn’t obey typical aesthetics of females and the way they have been portrayed in the past. And I’m really excited to be portraying one of those women. And I hope that her popularity signals a greater expansion of people’s views about men and women and that gender types can be more flexible.”


34/50 favorite women ϟ Oona Chaplin

“Ideally my friends and I will have what we call “Kung Fu night” with Chinese food and films. We have devised a rating system and mark the films on fights, cheesiest acting, best music, best drunk scene and most beautiful leading lady. As you can see, I try to follow my mother’s example and take whatever I’m doing seriously, but not take myself too seriously.”

36/50 favorite women ϟ Kerry Washington

“One of the most profound things for me about the show is the number of white women of all ages who come up to me and say, “I want to be Olivia Pope.” It’s especially profound in a place like South Africa. It’s called The Fixer over there […] The fact that white women can see this woman of color as an aspirational character is revolutionary, I think, in the medium of television. I don’t think white women would feel that way about Olivia if her identity as a woman, period, wasn’t first in their mind.“