Jeanne Moreau in La baie des anges / Bay of Angels (Jacques Demy, 1963)
I don't understand feminists preaching those movies as something we never had before just because of female leads. It is like Alien never existed, and I am citing this only one because it is an actual cinema classic. Looks like if you actually make good movies ( as original as Alien gets since it was based on It, terror from beyond space but it wasn't a REBOOT ) and don't completely appropriate movies that already exist to make it about women, 'sexist men' won't complain. Figures.