Women Who Made History In Hollywood!

In honor of Women’s History Month, let’s take a look at some women who have made a strong impact in Hollywood.

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda has been a force in Hollywood for years. From her at-home exercise videos through her hit series, Grace and Frankie. She is also is largely involved in philanthropy.
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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is a businesswoman and entertainer. She has built up the talk-show television space and is the first Black woman billionaire. She has used her success to donate to different charities and begin her own non-profits.
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Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel was the first Black woman to win an Oscar. She won the award for her role in “Gone With The Wind”.
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Ellen Degeneres

With her popular daytime talk show, Ellen has been a face of representation in the Hollywood world. She is one of the first entertainers to openly come out as a member of the LGBTQ community.
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Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball was an outstanding actress and is one of many well known women in film. She co-founded Desilu Productions in 1962 and became the first woman to run a major television studio.
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Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep is one of the best actors of the recent generation and has earned three Academy Awards and eight Golden Globes. Her films like Mamma Mia, and The Devil Wears Prada are among many fan favorites.
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Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes has taken over the television world and changed its look by providing successful shows that hold diverse and unique stories.
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Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow is a screenwriter, producer and director. She became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director with her drama, The Hurt Locker.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus became the youngest female to ever star on Saturday Night Live. She has also won 11 Emmy awards and has the record for Emmy wins for a single role from her performance in Veep.
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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga holds many talents that include singing and acting. She has been an avid activist for positive body image and has shown women everywhere to love who you are and embrace what you have.
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These are just some of the many trailblazing women who have changed Hollywood for the better. We can’t wait to see what is yet to come!

About the Author

Tori Murphy

Tori Murphy is a junior at Penn State University studying Public Relations with a minor in Sports Studies.