Being smart, independent and feisty are qualities that usually go unnoticed among adolescents. However, these qualities make girls become true heroines fighting for what they want and keeping their points of view very high.

For a moment let’s leave behind the princesses and fairy tales and focus on those female characters that have transcended for their deeds and for their constant fight for their ideals.

If you could be a film hero for a day who would you choose? Who of these heroines you feel more identified with and why?


1. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games) Katniss is the heroine of the moment, she keeps alive her family after the death of his father and she takes the place of her sister and then manage to stay alive herself and certainly she doesn’t need a man beside her.


2. Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) considered as one of the most iconic female characters in literature, Elizabeth Bennet is a woman who refuses to follow the standards of society and wait for her true love even if it means waiting for her love to became older and mature. Another virtue she has is that Elizabeth always admits when she is wrong or when she makes a mistake.


3. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter) In a story in which the main character focuses on a boy, Hermione Granger appears to help her friend Harry whenever he is in trouble. Her knowledge of magic spells safe the day over and over again. Hermione is loyal and reliable and her self-esteem is quite at the top.


4. Tiana (Princess and the Frog) Tiana is not only the first black Disney princess but also she dreams about other things besides being a princess. Tiana’s dream is to open her own restaurant and she works hard to get it. Marriage is not in her plans at all.


5. Mulan (Mulan) Another Disney heroine, she is a strong warrior that has to disguise as a man to fight on behalf of her father and her family. Who says girls can not fight like boys?


6. Merida (Brave) Not only she has an immeasurable love for her mother, but Merida is a brave girl who fights against ferocious bears, she is big-hearted and of course an excellent archer.


7. Jess Bhamra (Bend It Like Beckham) Not only the film is about Jess trying to play soccer but also fight with the strict traditions of her family that dictate women should stay in the kitchen and be good wives.


8. Belle (Beauty and the Beast) It is true that Belle is part of the princesses that Disney has brought to the screen, however, Belle’s character is an intellectual and literate girl that likes to read, she is independent when making decisions and sometimes she puts Gaston in his place.

9. Scarlett O’Hara (Gone with the Wind) Scarlett is not a princess at all but rather is selfish and had a bad temper, but her bravery is recognized and admired as she fights to overcome all the hard times and troubles.

10. Pocahontas (Pocahontas) Pocahontas is a heroine by nature, she is mature, determined, intelligent and has a great heart.

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