Women in Hollywood have come a long way over the last few decades. Originally, actresses were viewed predominantly as love interests, female singers were mostly marketed as sex-symbols and female filmmakers were unheard of.
However, these days we are witnessing the rise of a new breed of powerful women in the entertainment industry
Follow this list, as we identify the women who have been part of the feminist revolution that is breaking through the glass ceiling for the women of Hollywood.
One woman known for using her powerful presence in Hollywood, and her voice, strongly for females in the entertainment industry, is Charlize Theron.
Theron made sure that her presence was felt during negotiations for the filming of her 2016 movie “Snow White and the Huntsman”, when she ensured that her salary was matched with that of her co-star Chris Hemsworth.
Pop-culture feminist icon
Her inimitable performance in the role of Impertora Furiosa in the 2015 release of “Mad Max: Fury Road” has led to the creation of a pop-culture role model for feminists.
Theron told Elle magazine in a recent interview that “girls need to know that being a feminist is a good thing”.