When it comes to women in Hollywood, we have made leaps and bounds. From a time where actresses were viewed solely as love interests, singers were marketed solely as sex-symbols and woman filmmakers were practically non-existent, we have entered into a new wave for the badass woman in the industry.
Here we chart some of the women who have played their role in changing the game for women in Hollywood.
This Oscar winner is a strong voice for females in the industry with her powerful presence in Hollywood. Theron made her voice known when she negotiated a higher salary for her role in 2016 film ‘Snow White and the Huntsman”, ensuring she matched her co-star Chris Hemsworth.
Pop-culture feminist icon
Who could forget her powerful performance in 2015’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” where she portrays Impertora Furiosa, a figure who has become something of a pop-culture feminist role model. She told Elle recently “Girls need to know that being a feminist is a good thing.”.