There’s nothing better than watching a film that leaves you feeling seriously inspired to go out and make a change. We’ve rounded up the best leading ladies who make the perfect role models. These movie characters encourage us to go after our dreams, and bag the job we want!
#1 Andy Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada
It’s a career that has received its fair share of negative press, and Andy Sachs’ role as fashion intern in the 2006 comedy The Devil Wears Prada is no exception. Coffee runs, late nights and catty colleagues are all in a day’s work for Andy Sachs, and whilst she isn’t into fashion, we love her for her determination to succeed. Read our article on how to break into the fashion industry here if you want to be just like Andy!
#2 Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City
The iconic Carrie Bradshaw holds a special place in our hearts as New York City newspaper columnist, fashionista and freelance writer for Vogue and published author, so we went out on a limb to mention her in the Sex and the City movie, too. Check out the lessons we learned from our favorite TV characters here, too!
#3 Elle Woods in Legally Blonde
Once we’ve overlooked the fact the gorgeous Elle Woods went to law school to chase a guy (seriously bad move!), she came out on top proving she didn’t need a man to achieve her own success. In this 2001 classic, we see a baby-faced Reese Witherspoon take on the role of Woods, who transforms from a shallow, ditzy girl into an independent woman who uses her quick thinking intelligence for greater good. We love her unapologetic self-confidence and determination, she kept believing in herself even when others told her she couldn’t do.
#4 Gracie Hart in Miss Congeniality
Sandra Bullock brings a whole lot of power in her role as undercover FBI agent in this famous comedy. After a serial killer indicates his next target is the Miss United States beauty pageant, Gracie is forced to go undercover as a pageant contestant to discover the truth behind the lies. Hart learns to trust her own instincts even when her boss doesn’t agree with her, teaching us a valuable lesson to stand firm in what you believe.
#5 Jules Ostin in The Intern
Jules is the CEO of her own company, About The Fit, she rides bikes in the office and pretty much has the dream job, office and family (at first glance!). She dresses immaculately, tries her hand at every role (and has an in-office masseuse!) and is seriously driven and inspiring. Jules has her shortcomings, and that’s where Robert DeNiro’s character Ben comes in. It’d be great to build yourself up to a position like that and find the balance needed to keep it all in check. Find out more about building a business from your bedroom right here!