As the years progress television series and films are bringing to life flawed, strong, enticing, and remarkably amazing women whose journeys effortlessly inspire viewers of all ages. Because there are so many today, this list was incredibly difficult to compile but to the best of our abilities, and because of our own personal beliefs, these women have inspired us in one way or another through their incomparable strength and understandably flawed selves who promote the message that it’s okay not to be perfect.
1. Emma Swan (Once Upon A Time)
Emma Swan is a courageously and relentlessly driven woman whose priorities have always been the happiness of others. Sent away from birth to have her best chance at a happy ending, presumably mistreated by foster families, an abandonment that led to 11 months in prison, and giving away a child she would’ve kept had circumstances been more ideal, deep down Emma’s never once stopped loving despite moments where she’s felt most hopeless. When it comes to Emma Swan, what makes her most inspiring and deserving of all things extraordinary is the fact even when she’s felt compelled to run away from her newfound responsibilities as the savior, an instinctual force stemmed by her unwavering love and remarkably deep empathy towards people and the greater good has pulled her back, and contributed to her growth as an astoundingly strong woman. As Snow White, her mother beautifully states: “you’ve touched the lives of everyone here”, and that’s precisely what makes Emma Swan such a marvelous woman because it isn’t about being inhumanly perfect, it’s about allowing oneself to fight for something bigger than they’d ever imagine in their wildest dreams. And by being herself, the imperfectly brilliant woman, throughout her journey to fit into her savior shoes she’s inspired countless people to become the best versions of themselves possible. Moreover, this amazingly outstanding character wouldn’t be as exceptionally inspiring if it weren’t for Jennifer Morrison’s masterfully commendable acting, and the prodigious passion she constantly brings to Emma’s character. Morrison’s ability to capture every single one of Emma’s distinct temperaments is what makes this character so incredibly superlative to watch. It’s the praiseworthy ability to make Emma Swan look like an actual child when she’s in tears about being a lost girl to her impeccably stunning of way of embodying a warrior when Emma’s taking charge and fighting for something dear to her heart. Any emotion Emma Swan is feeling and whatever story she’s telling, in the moment, Morrison brings her to life in such a meticulously excellent manner that as viewers we’re continuously moved towards relating to Emma and partaking in the journey with her.
2. Melinda May (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
Melinda May is a soldier, a woman who’s continuously risen above and beyond the wounds that have emotionally and physically scarred her to a place where she’s fearlessly and selflessly determined to get whatever task is in her way done. Throughout the years female agents get more and more recognition as the exceptional fighters that everyone wants to grow up to become, but what’s marvelous about Agent May is unique story, and the fact that there are these brief moments where she’s stripped bare from the warrior bravado, and a human being with emotions is exposed to the world. The subtly in the moments is superb and it allows viewers to see how masterfully emotions are concealed for the sake of a job, but it’s still on all grounds alright to feel – it’s not about being a rock for the world to see, it’s about being real and engaging in whatever one’s doing nobly by remaining steadfast to their heart. It’s about remembering to love despite the cruelties that she’s undoubtedly witnessed and allowing oneself to take have a good laugh or be in a relationship because why not. From standing up for her fellow agents because they’ve been harmed to calling Thor dreamy, Melinda May is the epitome of an incredibly renowned agent and woman. Ultimately, one can’t expect anything less since the phenomenal real life badass Ming-Na Wen is an incredibly unbelievable actress whose always done an astounding job in every role she’s ever played.
3. Donna Paulsen (Suits)
Who doesn’t want to be Donna Paulsen when they grow up? And better yet, who else can make being a legal secretary seem as though it’s the coolest job on the planet? Donna Paulsen is the epitome of a woman whose gracefully unique persona is what makes her standout above all things. Fundamentally, not only does she do her job better than anyone, but her steadfast passion to giving it her absolute all makes her an undeniably admirable woman. And her quirkiness and smart-alecky comebacks should be made into a book of some sort because it’s far too enjoyable to watch her always come out on top. Not to belittle men in any way, but with Donna’s character we have a woman whose position to her male boss’ is ranked lower, but that doesn’t in anyway stop her from calling all the shots because she knows exactly what she’s doing, and her meticulous ways along with exceptional persona have made her irreplaceable in the noted lawyer’s life. As all human beings, Donna’s flawed but her estimable confidence is an entity all women should look to and value because it’s what allows her to simultaneously take control of her mistakes and accomplishments. Throughout this latest season especially Donna’s done what anyone should do and that’s take control of his or her happiness because what’s desired should be chased after. What’s incredibly noteworthy about Suits in general is the venerable fact that women are treated astoundingly with each of them having such frivolously stern and distinct personalities that showcase all types of females in the respectful light they’re meriting of. Sarah Rafferty’s brought a laudable amount of charisma and strength to Donna’s character that she’s without a doubt deserving of all the praiseworthy titles. If there’s no heart and love for a character from the actress then the role just isn’t as perfect, luckily Rafferty lays it all down for Donna Paulsen and continuously impresses viewers with her phenomenal acting choices.