These iconic roles have built up the careers of these actresses.
When it comes to the television and film industries, there is no denying that there has historically been some measure of inequality and under-representation as it relates to women. This doesn't only relate to actresses; in fact, just around a quarter or less of all directors, producers, writers, editors, and cinematographers, in the film and television industries are women.
In addition to this, historically actresses were primarily relegated to ancillary characters that had little or no bearing on the story that was being told, or they were simply included to be love interests to male characters. Thankfully, things have been changing for the better as time goes by, with women more frequently being placed in more meaningful and impactful roles.
The actresses included this quiz are proof that, when it comes to film and television, women can be just as good as their male counterparts. They have served as inspirations for other women and young girls. From Halle Berry and Nichelle Nichols to Emma Watson and Meryl Streep, these leading ladies have helped to break down barriers and dispel misconceptions about women in the industry. So just how much do you know about the leading ladies from your favorite films and TV shows? Let's find out!