It's hard not to warm to her heroism and self-motivation.The Dowager Countess rules the roost at Downton, no matter what her stubborn son Lord Grantham says or does.
Olivia is intense, feminine and a style trend-setter.
Faced with huge psychological and physical challenges, Cheryl is determined to save herself from her demons and sets out on a 1,100 mile hike to do just that.
She can shut down any argument with a brilliantly acerbic one-liner (see some of the best here) and is well-known as a force to contend with - Violet certainly knows her own mind and isn't afraid to speak it.
Rumours of her leaving sent shivers down our spines.
Instead, it focuses on the bond between two brave sisters who are far from defined by the men in their lives.
Then of course there is the anthemic "Let It Go", sung triumphantly by Elsa as she decides to claim ownership of her identity and accept herself for who she truly is, regardless of hate from others.
Often considered one of the best female protagonists of all-time, Ripley was one of the first heroines not to be defined by the men around her or by her relationship to them.
The film was also praised for challenging gender roles.
Claire is steely, cold and often unlikeable, but she fights to the last and won’t let anyone get in the way of the Underwood’s plans for world domination.
She’s clever, calculating and a rare example of a powerful woman in total control.
Stranded in space, she realises the value of life and begins to make peace with herself after surviving the worst possible odds.