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    Which female roles would you consider to be the most iconic? The performances may not have been Oscar winners, but they remain part of cinema culture today. Here are my top 10.

    1. Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) – The Wizard of Oz
    2. Scarlett O’Hara (Vivian Leigh) – Gone With The Wind
    3. Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
    4. Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) – Silence of the Lambs
    5. Sugar “Kane” Kowalczyk (Marilyn Monroe)- Some Like It Hot
    6. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) – Alien Franchise
    7. Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) – Star Wars Franchise
    8. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) – Halloween Franchise
    9. Celie (Whoopi Goldberg) – The Color Purple
    10. Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) – Fatal Attraction

    There are so many that I wanted to add but I did not want to make a top 40. I will likely change my mind on the top 10. Who do you think are the top 10 Iconic female roles???

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    I would replace the last three with Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction, Shelley Duvall in The Shining and Kate Winslet in Titanic. The rest seems pretty accurate.

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    ^I was very close to adding Uma for Kill Bill too

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    Replace bottom 3 with

    Julie Andrews – Sound of Music/Mary Poppins
    Faye Dunaway – Bonnie & Clyde
    Louise Fletcher – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

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    Oh right, Mary fucking Poppins

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    I’m glad you guys are replying. I forgot about so many performances. Julie Andrews could be in the top 10 alone with Mary Poppins and Maria von Trapp.

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    Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth
    Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct
    Kim Novak in Vertigo

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    The Person Formerly Known As Linguini
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    Alicia Silverstone’s Cher in Clueless is pretty iconic

    rubbish

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    Rachel Weisz in the Mummy. I feel like an important distinction should be made between what an “iconic” role is and what a “critically acclaimed” role is.

    rubbish

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    Kate Winslet in Titanic is what instantly comes into my mind. That role is known EVRYWHERE.

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    Surprised nobody’s mentioned Marge Gunderson from Fargo, played beautifully by Frances McDormand. Not only is she simultaneously the smartest, kindest, most competent character in the entire movie, but she pulls all that off while being several months pregnant.

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    Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind
    Blanche Du’Bois in A Streetcar Named Desire
    Margo Channing and Eve Harrington in All About Eve
    Mildred Pierce
    Mary Poppins
    Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
    Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lamb
    Thelma and Louise
    Rose in Titanic
    Queen Elizabeth in Elizabeth
    Princess Leia in Star War
    Katniss in Hunger Game
    Wonder Woman

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    THR did a poll in 2016 asking about “Hollywood’s Favourite Female Characters” (both TV & Film).

    The Film results were

    01. Hermione Granger (#1 overall)
    02. Princess Leia (2)
    03. Miranda Priestly (4)
    04. Elle Woods (9)
    05. Mary Poppins (10)
    06. Riply (12)
    07. Katniss Everdeen (13)
    08. Rey (15)
    09. Imperator Furiosa (22)
    10. Regina George (24)
    11. The Bride (25)
    12. Clarice Sterling (26)
    13. Annie Hall (28)
    14. Mulan (34)
    15. Scarlett O’Hara (37)
    16. Holly Golightly (39)
    17. Elizabeth Benet (40)
    18. Amy Dunne (41)
    19. Maria von Tramp (46)
    20. Dorothy Gale (48)
    21. Juno (50)

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    The first 2 I thought of were: Gloria Swanson in “Sunset Blvd” & Louise Fletcher in “One Flew Over….Nest”

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