These are some inspiring women (from Left to Right, Top to Bottom)
Marilyn Monroe…you know who she is.
Dorothy Arzner was one of the first female directors. She invented the boom pole using a fishing pole when sound was first starting to be used in films.
Gilda Radner was a female comedian made known by Saturday Night Live. She was Gene Wilder’s soul mate and was taken from the world far too early. Even until the end, however, she was an inspiration.
Amelia Earhart was a female pilot who also disappeared from the world far too soon. Her demise, however, is one of the greatest mysteries of all time.
Barbara Hammer is a female experimental filmmaker. She has pushed the boundaries of film and other art forms, and blended those boundaries together, to create powerful and inspiring art. She has also used her own battle with breast cancer to drive her to empower other women with her art.
Diablo Cody is a screenwriter with one Oscar already under her belt. Her films center around female characters who are strong in their own unique way, and while they may face big challenges, they remain witty and strong.
Joan Jett. Musician. All around bad ass.
Mary Pickford, America’s sweetheart. She was the first actor, male or female, to make over a million dollars for one film. She was business partners with Douglas Fairbanks and Charles Chaplin, and she certainly wasn’t just the pretty face in the group.
Tina Fey. If you don’t know who Tina Fey is, please don’t bother reading the rest of this post.
Georgina Lightning is a Native American, female film director. Her films expose things we often choose to ignore as a society. She isn’t afraid to make what she wants to make, and that’s something not even most male directors can say.
I’m sure there are plenty of other powerful women that inspire us all, but these are the ones I could think of tonight.