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16 Illustrations That Pay Tribute To Cinema’s Most Powerful Female Characters
leading ladies
Published: Jul 24, 2016

Cinema has been ruled by strong and dominant male characters for the longest period of time. Increasing acceptance of female leads around the world has been a recent trend and we love the powerful female characters that we saw on screen. These ladies act as an inspiration for thousands of women who look up to them.

21-year-old Mumbai illustrator Shivani Gorle illustrates some of the most powerful female characters we have seen on the screes.

1. Kumari in Udta Punjab.

2. Rani in Queen.

 

3. Jess in Bend It Like Beckham.

 

4. Geet in Jab We Met.

 

5. Shashi in English Vinglish.

"Thank you for teaching me how to love myself." —Shashi, played by Sridevi in English Vinglish (2012)

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6. Mastani in Bajirao Mastani.

 

7. Hermione in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

"Mudblood, and proud of it." —Hermoine, played by Emma Watson in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2011)

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8. Sacha in Spotlight.

"I'm here, because I care." —Sacha, played by Rachel McAdams in Spotlight (2015)

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9. Joy in Joy.

"I don't need a prince." —Joy, played by Jennifer Lawrence in Joy (2015)

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10. Aibileen in The Help.

"You is kind, you is smart, you is important." —Aibileen, played by Viola Davis in The Help (2011)

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11. Shoshanna in Inglourious Basterds.

"Marcel, burn it down." —Shosanna, played by Mélanie Laurent in Inglourious Basterds (2009)

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12. Juno in Juno.

"I'm giving you the gift of life; screaming, pooping life." —Juno, played by Ellen Page in Juno (2007)

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13. Silk in The Dirty Picture.

 

14. Rose in Titanic.

"It's not up to you to save me, Jack." —Rose, played by Kate Winslet in Titanic (1997)

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15. Nina in Black Swan.

"I just want to be perfect." —Nina, played by Natalie Portman in Black Swan (2010)

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16. Miranda in The Devil Wears Prada.

"Truth is there's no one that can do what I can do." —Miranda, played by Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

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