100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!!

 

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Hi All and Welcome,

In this post we will examine what I consider to be over 100 of the best female characters ever, possibly of all time !!!
These awesome female characters come from all media and all genres, from comic books, cartoons, video games to classical litterateur and SCI-FI Hollywood blockbusters and alike. In this post we will examine the good the bad and the ambivalent. Please note that this is MY LIST of the best female characters, that is to say characters which I have come to know and love form books and TV series that I have watched, please note I have never watched Game Of Thrones, nor am I ever likely too, the same goes for a number of other TV series and moves, and that goes double for Disney !! Looking at you Liam Gallacher (You know who you are) !!

NB : Their may be some characters that are not included in this list such as Queen Elizabeth I (The First) for example, this is due to the fact that Queen Elizabeth I was a real life historical figure, while yes their are many books and films about her life and a number of different actress have portrayed her over the years, they remain none the less portrayals of a real life person and not a fictitious character. I have written this note as a number of people are likely to ask why characters from TV series like The Crown or other shows about famous real life women are not included.

My Criteria :

To be a top ranking female character on this list the character should have a well developed backstory and / or exhibit certain quality’s such as bravery, courage, intelligence, good problem solving ability’s have believable emotions and responses and not be a bad stereotype or trope (So they should be well written), they should also be well acted and the character should connect or resonate with the audience in some meaningful way.

 

— THE BAD GIRLS / BAD ASS GIRLS —

 

 

We start with the “Bad Girls“, because lets face it, we all love a bad girl, and some of the best and some of my favourite female characters are to be found hear :-)

 

OK so time for our fist entry as we go down the list in descending order to the top spots !!

 

FIRST ENTRY :

Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Terrahawks – 1983 – Zelda – Voiced By Denise Brye – 02 Terrahawks – 1983 – Zelda – Voiced By Denise Brye – 06 Terrahawks – 1983 – Zelda – Voiced By Denise Brye – 04

Zelda voiced by Denise Brye from the TV series “Terrahawks” (1983).

 

NEXT ENTRY :

Batman And Robin – 1997 – Played By Uma Thurman – 01 Batman And Robin – 1997 – Played By Uma Thurman – 02 Batman And Robin – 1997 – Played By Uma Thurman – 05B Batman And Robin – 1997 – Played By Uma Thurman – 04A

Poison Ivy played by Uma Thurman from the film “Batman And Robin (1997).

 

NEXT ENTRY :

Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!!

Evil-Lyn – The many faces of Evil-Lyn from top left going clock wise, Masters Of The Universe (He-Man 1983) Evil-Lyn voiced by Linda Gary Howerton, Masters Of The Universe (He-Man 2002) Evil-Lyn voiced By Kathleen Barr, Masters Of The Universe (He-Man 1983) Evil-Lyn voiced by Linda Gary Howerton and Masters Of The Universe (Live action film 1987) Evil-Lyn played By Meg Foster.

 

NEXT ENTRY :

Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Conan The Destroyer – 1984 – Queen Taramis – Played By Sarah Douglas – 05 Conan The Destroyer – 1984 – Queen Taramis – Played By Sarah Douglas – 08 Conan The Destroyer – 1984 – Queen Taramis – Played By Sarah Douglas – 06 Conan The Destroyer – 1984 – Queen Taramis – Played By Sarah Douglas – 03

Queen Taramis played by Sarah Douglas from the film “Conan The Destroyer” (1984).

 

NEXT ENTRY :

Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Babylon 5 – 1994 – Death Walker – Played By Sarah Douglas – 04 Babylon 5 – 1994 – Death Walker – Played By Sarah Douglas – 02A Babylon 5 – 1994 – Death Walker – Played By Sarah Douglas – 03

Death Walker played by Sarah Douglas from the TV series “Babylon 5” (1994).

 

NEXT ENTRY :

Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Moondial – 1989 – Miss Vole – Played By Jacqueline Pearce – 04

Miss Vole played by Jacqueline Pearce from the TV series “Moondial” (1989).

 

NEXT ENTRY :

Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Kill Bill - 2003 - Vernita Green (Copperhead) - Played By Vivica A Fox - 06 Kill Bill – 2003 – Vernita Green (Copperhead) – Played By Vivica A Fox – 04 Kill Bill – 2003 – Vernita Yvonne Green (Copperhead) – Played By Vivica A Fox – 06

Vernita Green (Copperhead) played by Vivica A Fox from the film “Kill Bill” (2003).

 

NEXT ENTRY :

Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!!

Anne played by Sarah Allen from the TV series “Nikita” (2010).

 

NEXT ENTRY :

V – 1983 – Diana – Played By Jane Badler – 05 Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! V – 1983 – Diana – Played By Jane Badler – 06 V – 1983 – Diana – Played By Jane Badler – 03  Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! V – 1983 – Diana – Played By Jane Badler – 07

Diana played by Jane Badler from the TV series “V” (1983).

 

NEXT ENTRY :

Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Doctor Who - 1985 - The Two Doctors - Chessene Of The Franzine GrigThe - Played By Jacqueline Pearce - 04 Doctor Who - 1985 - The Two Doctors - Chessene Of The Franzine GrigThe - Played By Jacqueline Pearce - 06 Doctor Who - 1985 - The Two Doctors - Chessene Of The Franzine GrigThe - Played By Jacqueline Pearce - 05

Chessene Of The Franzine Grig played by Jacqueline Pearce from the TV series “Doctor Who” (1985).

 

NEXT ENTRY :

Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Dark Season – 1991 – Miss Pendragon – Played By Jacqueline Pearce – 05A  Dark Season – 1991 – Miss Pendragon – Played By Jacqueline Pearce – 04 Dark Season – 1991 – Miss Pendragon – Played By Jacqueline Pearce – 02

Miss Pendragon played by Jacqueline Pearce from the TV series “Dark Season” (1991).

 

NEXT ENTRY :

Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – 1993 – Maya – Played By Catherine Zeta-Jones – 05A Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!!The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – 1993 – Maya – Played By Catherine Zeta-Jones – 03A The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – 1993 – Maya – Played By Catherine Zeta-Jones – 04A The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – 1993 – Maya – Played By Catherine Zeta-Jones – 06A

Maya played by Catherine Zeta-Jones from the TV series “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles” (1993).

 

NEXT ENTRY :

Kill Bill - 2003 - Elle Driver (California Mountain Snake) - Played By Daryl Hannah - 03 Kill Bill - 2003 - Elle Driver (California Mountain Snake) - Played By Daryl Hannah - 05 Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters - Ever !!! Kill Bill - 2003 - Elle Driver (California Mountain Snake) - Played By Daryl Hannah - 02

Elle Driver (California Mountain Snake) played by Daryl Hannah from the film “Kill Bill” (2003).

 

NEXT ENTRY :

Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!!

Jindah Kol Rozz played by Sarah Douglas from the TV series “Supergirl” (2015).

 

NEXT ENTRY :

Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!!

Top row Catwoman AKA Selina Kyle played by Eartha Kitt from the TV series “Batman” (Played by Eartha Kitt from 1967 to 1968).

Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!!

The many faces of Catwoman AKA Selina Kyle, the bottom row of montage images from Left to right :

Julie Newmar 1966, Julie Newmar 1967, Eartha Kitt 1967 to 1968, Michelle Pfeiffer 1992, Halle Berry 2004, Anne Hathaway 2012, Camren Bicondova 2014 to 2019.

 

NEXT ENTRY :

Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Dynasty – 1981 – Alexis Carrington Colby – Played By Joan Collins – 15 Dynasty – 1981 – Alexis Carrington Colby – Played By Joan Collins – 06A Dynasty – 1981 – Alexis Carrington Colby – Played By Joan Collins – 07B Dynasty – 1981 – Alexis Carrington Colby – Played By Joan Collins – 03A Dynasty – 1981 – Alexis Carrington Colby – Played By Joan Collins – 09

Alexis Colby played by Joan Collins from the TV series “Dynasty” (1981).

 

5)  NUMBER FIVE (JOINT ENTRY’S) :

Kill Bill – 2003 – O-Ren Ishii (Cottonmouth) – Played By Lucy Liu – 02 Kill Bill – 2003 – Gogo Yubari – Played By Chiaki Kuriyama – 04

Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!!  Kill Bill – 2003 – O-Ren Ishii (Cottonmouth) – Played By Lucy Liu – 03A Kill Bill – 2003 – O-Ren Ishii (Cottonmouth) – Played By Lucy Liu – 04

O-Ren Ishii (Cottonmouth) played by Lucy Liu from the film “Kill Bill” (2003).

 

Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters - Ever !!! Kill Bill - 2003 - Gogo Yubari - Played By Chiaki Kuriyama - 02 Kill Bill – 2003 – Gogo Yubari – Played By Chiaki Kuriyama – 04A Kill Bill – 2003 – Gogo Yubari – Played By Chiaki Kuriyama – 05

Gogo Yubari played by Chiaki Kuriyama from the film “Kill Bill” (2003).

 

4)  NUMBER FOUR :

Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!!

Ursa played by Sarah Douglas from the film “Superman II” (1978).

 

3)  NUMBER THREE (JOINT ENTRY’S) :

James Bond Golden Eye – 1995 – Xenia Onatopp – Played By Famke Janssen Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!!

From top left going clock wise, Xenia Onatopp Played By Famke Janssen from the James Bond film “Golden Eye” (1995), Pamela played by Sarah Douglas from the TV series “V” (1984), Sala played by Catherine Zeta-Jones from the film “The Phantom” (1996).

 

2)  NUMBER TWO (JOINT ENTRY’S:

Luther – 2010 – Alice Morgan – Played By Ruth Wilson – 02 Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!!

From top left going clock wise, Alice Morgan played by Ruth Wilson from the TV series “Luther” (2010), Hathor played by Suanne Braun from the TV series “Stargate SG1” (1997) Jessica Priest played by Melinda Clarke from the film “SPAWN” (1997) and Lisa Locke played by Alex Kingston from the film “Essex Boys” (2002).

 

1)  NUMBER ONE (JOINT ENTRY’S:

Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Best Female Characters, 100 (+) Best Female Characters – Ever !!! Bullet In The Face - 2012 - Martine Mahler - Played By Kate Kelton - 12

From top left going clock wise, Amanda AKA Helen Collins played by Melinda Clarke from the TV series “Nikita” (2010), President / Supreme Commander Servalan played by Jacqueline Pearce from the TV Series “Blake’s 7” (1978), Madeline (Albright) played by Alberta Watson from the TV series “La Femme Nikita” (1997) and Martine Mahler played by Kate Kelton from the TV series Bullet In The Face (2012).

 

— THE AMBIVALENT GIRLS —

 

This short section is for female characters who are not exactly “Bad” but are not exactly “Good” either 😉

 

— THE GOOD GIRLS —

 

This is by fare the biggest section and has more female characters than the other two sections combined, it also has some of the most memorable female characters as well as some of the most inspirational, some great roll models to be found here, our NUMBER ONE entry being a primary example and one of my all time favourite female characters. 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

 

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