Each woman on this list has been carefully selected, for their iconic status, their comedy gold, their impeccable fashion sense, their character’s tenacity, or just for their pizzazz! Most importantly, each woman has left her mark on Hollywood, and, by extension, the world. With moments that shaped television and cinema, as well as popular culture, let’s take a trip down memory lane and reminisce on the good ol’ days.
But before we get started, let’s give you a little taste of what’s in store. We’re starting with classic cinema queens, like Greta Garbo, Monroe and Dietrich. And moving on to 80s and 90s power women, like Linda Kozlowski, Lisa Bonet and Winona Ryder. You’ll see Yvonne De Carlo and McKeon on the cover of a magazine. Nancy Kerrigan and Farrah Fawcett posing like beauty queens. Jennifer Connelly, Jane Fonda and Ursula Andress dancing on air. Madonna rocking it out. Anyways, you can see what we mean, all these women have graced our screens with their talent and they deserve to be immortalized!
“Well, that is your name, isn’t it? Calvin Klein? It’s written all over your underwear,” – a line delivered by no other than Lorraine Baines from the ever-iconic Back to the Future trilogy. During the 80s, roles for women were becoming increasingly juicier, and lines like this one signalled a turning point; women weren’t just sexualised objects, they were funny and witty too!
Kicking off our list of celebrated women of the screen is Lea Thompson, who had her start in TV commercials at the age of 20! The actress has since gone on to star in Dennis the Menace, JAWS 3-D, Switched at Birth as well as a stint on Dancing With The Stars. She most recently appeared in the 2018 hit Netflix film Sierra Burgess is a Loser! Did you know that her daughter is Zoey Deutch, known for her roles in Beautiful Creatures and Why Him?