Top Ten Most Iconic Female Characters In a Movie SeriesThere's a long list of iconic male movie franchise characters. From Stallone's Rocky and Rambo to Ford's Indiana Jones and Han Solo to Willis's John McClane, to less heroic roles like Mike Myers's Austin Powers and Anthony Hopkins's Hannibal Lecter, so many of the most recognizable characters were born with a Y chromosome.
But it would be a huge disservice not to recognize the wealth of brilliant, and often times underrated, performances from female movie stars. So, with this list, let's take a few moments to reflect upon all the amazing characters from the finest actresses both in and out of Hollywood.
The Top Ten
In spite of a sub-par script and a portrayal that certainly wasn't going to garner any Oscar attention, the character of Princess Leia became and remains today a cultural icon. Girls wanted to be her and guys wanted to be with her. It was such a strong character that you didn't even realize the thousand to one male to female ratio in the original movie.
Leia should be #1 - FavoriteFightingFrenchman
Having only appeared in small roles up to that point was one of the reasons why Weaver was selected for the role. Director Ridley Scott wanted an actress who could be the surprise heroine. This worked out brilliantly as Weaver became Ripley in the audience's mind.
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List StatsUpdated 24 May 2017
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