1. Minerva McGonagall
Tough but fair, that’s Minerva. Professor of Transfiguration at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, McGonagall rules with an iron fist and a level head. And guys, look how old she is! If she were real, she’d outlive us all.
2. Anna Wintour
Meryl played a carbon copy of her in a feature film, and that’s all we’ve got to say about that.
3. Hillary Clinton
Girl gets a concussion and keeps on truckin’. Girl is Secretary of State for four years and is like nah, I’m not about that anymore. She sweats excellence.
4. The Pigeon Lady from Home Alone 2
Weirdly intimate scenes between Pigeon Lady and Kevin aside - this woman taught us not to judge a book by its cover.
Inspiring? Yes. Terrifying? Yes. Anyone who moves like that is worthy of our suspicion.
6. Beatrice from Dead Man Down
Searching for vengeance and redemption, Beatrice is not one to mess with. Portrayed by Noomi Rapace, check out her and Colin Farrell’s new action thriller - Dead Man Down.
Ok so technically she doesn’t have all the ladybits. Whatever. She’s fierce as all hell.
8. Aunt Voula
You may remember her from the 2002 surprise hit, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Her word is law. She did, after all, absorb her twin in the womb. That’s cold!
9. Joan of Arc
We all know the story. Woman leads the French Army to multiple victories in the Hundred Years’ War, is burned at the stake. But here’s what Wikipedia didn’t tell you - she was a nasty beatboxer. Absolutely disgusting beats.
10. Mrs. Frizzle
Mrs. Frizzle was a staple of the 90’s kid childhood. She just did whatever she felt like doing. Go through Arnold’s digestive tract and hang out with his poop? Sure. Why not. Let’s do it.
Like so many strong women before her, Mulan had to feign dude parts to get what she wanted. And that, she did.
12. Katniss Everdeen
Beautiful and deadly. Here’s the thing about Katniss - she was 16 years old in the first book of The Hunger Games, and she had to straight up murder people. Ok? Most of us were worried about skin complexion at that age.