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14 Fictional Women Who Prove Having Curly Hair Is Totally Badass

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1. Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) from Brave

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This girl takes shit from no one. Do you know how hard it is to be good with a bow and arrow? It's harder than you think. You don't just get a movie about you named "Brave" for nothing.

2. Vernita Green (Vivica A. Fox) from Kill Bill Vol. 1

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Name one other woman in film who could have a legit knife fight while her daughter's coming home from kindergarten. Sure, she's one of the bad guys, but you can't deny the badassery here.

3. Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) from Weeds

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She became one of the most powerful women on the drug circuit so she could support her kids after her husband passed away. The woman couldn't be stopped.

4. Miss Frizzle (voiced by Lily Tomlin) from The Magic School Bus

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Remember when she drove an entire school bus full of wily children into the BODY OF A HUMAN FOR A SCIENCE CLASS? The woman was a pioneer.


5. Skeeter Phelan (Emma Stone) from The Help

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Every other woman her age was on a husband hunt while she was shining light on racism in the South. No one would dream of serving this girl a poop pie.

6. Desiree Dupree (Angela Basset) from American Horror Story: Freak Show

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You try saying the following quote to your husband and NOT feeling badass: "You go on and do your worst 'cause once they change me down there I'm going to be too much woman for you anyway." YOU TELL HIM.

7. Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow) from Friends

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She survived being a homeless teen on the streets of New York after her mother's suicide and managed to still have a good outlook on life. What a woman!

8. Fiona Gallagher (Emmy Rossum) from Shameless

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At 21-years-old she took on the legal responsibility of raising her five younger siblings in the slums of Chicago. FIVE. YOUNGER. SIBLINGS.


9. Broomhilda von Shaft (Kerry Washington) from Django Unchained

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Any woman who can handle a failed escape from slavery, a branding, or a hotbox punishment is a the picture of triumph.

10. Hermione (Emma Watson) from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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We can all agree going up against the Dark Lord isn't for pansies, especially when you were born a muggle and you literally became a witch based on complete merit.

11. Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) from Girlmore Girls

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Lorelai gave hope to every woman in the country that despite all odds — teen pregnancy, no money, and no diploma — she, too, could figure it all out and have a best friend for a daughter.

12. Miss Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) from Skyfall

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She's the only woman who's close to James Bond but isn't a Bond Girl. Fighting next to 007 means pure, unabashed badass status.


13. Erin Brockovitch (Julia Roberts) from Erin Brockovich

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You don't single-handedly take down a power company polluting your town's water and making people ill if you're not a badass. Add on the fact that she did it all with three kids and you may as well start bowing down now.

14. River Song (Alex Kingston) from Doctor Who

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The time traveling wife of Doctor Who, she's time and time again the one who saves the doctor who is supposed to save the world. You don't see any spineless jellyfish saving the world, do you? Didn't think so.