From Olivia Pope to Dana Scully and more, there are so many fierce female leads onscreen and in books.
So, without further ado, here are a few of the oft-mentioned strong female characters...
1. Minerva McGonagall from Harry Potter:
2. Buffy Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
3. Moana from Moana:
4. Morticia A. Addams from The Addams Family:
5. Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada:
6. Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender:
7. Ripley from Aliens:
8. Kimiko from The Boys:
9. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter:
10. Mulan from Mulan:
11. Octavia from The 100:
12. Kim Wexler from Better Call Saul:
13. Chrisjen Avasarala and Naomi Nagata from The Expanse:
14. Demona from Gargoyles:
15. Cersei Lannister, Lady Olenna and Margaery Tyrell, and Arya and Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones:
16. Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars:
17. Hera and Sabine from Star Wars Rebels:
18. Molly Weasley from Harry Potter:
19. Gwen from Ben 10:
Note: Some responses have been lightly edited for length and/or clarity.