When searching for the epitome of ‘strong woman,’ look no further than actress, model, and singer Grace Jones. This Jamaican-born triple threat has always been a force to be reckoned with, and that’s reflected in her on-screen roles. Back in the day, she shone in movies like “Shaka Zulu: The Citadel” and “Boomerang.”
Since then, her singing and modeling career has taken precedence, but fans can still spot her in the concept art film, “Gutterdammerung.” The movie claims to be “part rock show, part immersive cinematic experience” and features other big names from the roc world, including Iggy Pop, Motorhead’s Lemmy, and Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal, to name a few.
The hills are aliiiive with the sound of muuusiiiic... Ah, you're welcome for that small reminder of the phenomenon that is Julie Andrews. Honestly, between "The Sound of Music," "Mary Poppins," and "The Princess Diaries," is there any way to pick Julie's most iconic role?
She's had a career in Hollywood of over seven decades and has cemented herself as one of the industry's most-loved figures. And she's not slowing down! Julie has a narration role on the hit show "Bridgerton" - which is so her. In the year 2000, Andrews made it onto the New Year's Honors list, when she was made a Dame Commander under the Order of the British Empire. This accolade was achieved thanks to her contributions to the performing arts.
This leading lady started out her acting career being typecast as just a pretty face, with minimal acting required. Unsurprisingly, this didn't satisfy Michelle, so she knuckled down and ended up with a Golden Globe along the way. She proved that she was not just a pretty face. She's still recognized for her role as Catwoman in "Batman Returns" which aired back in 1992.
More recently, she's nabbed leading roles in the movie, "Mother!" and the acclaimed TV show, "The First Lady." While she's still as beautiful as ever, Michelle has ensured that people will remember more than just her looks.
Still recognized for her breakout role in "Alien" which came out back in 1979, Sigourney Weaver has gone on to become a decorated Hollywood veteran. Sigourney also had leading roles in "Gorillas in the Mist" and "Avatar" - the latter being the highest-grossing movie of all time.
She's been married to stage director and actor Jim Simpson since 1984 - proving her career isn't the only part of her life that can survive Hollywood. One of her most recent works was “The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart,” which was released in the summer of 2023, in which she portrays June Hart, a grandmother.
This American actress made a splash back in the 80s and 90s for her roles in "Terms of Endearment," "An Officer and a Gentleman," and "Shadowlands" - all of which earned her Oscar nominations for Best Actress. "Terms of Endearment" was such a hit that it managed to win five Oscars and 32 other awards.
Today, fans can still see Debra in the Netflix series, "The Ranch." Debra married director and actor, Arliss Howard, in 1996, whom she met on the set of the movie “Wilder Napalm, ” and the couple has two children, including a son from Arliss' previous marriage.