International Women's Day: Fantastic, Fierce & Funny Females On Film

Ice-T Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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On this International Women's Day I'm inspired to put together a list of my favorite women of television and movies. No such list would be complete without the star of Law & Order SVU for over 20 years Mariska Hargitay. Without Olivia Benson, I'm sorry, Captain Olivia Benson, this show would have faded away years ago.

Opening Ceremony Gala Dinner Arrivals - The 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival

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As FBI Agent Clarice Starling, Jodie Foster dispatched of serial killer Buffalo Bill as well as proving to be a formidable foe to Anthony Hopkin's Hannibal Lector in 'Silence of the Lambs' . She's made many other great films ('Panic Room', 'Contact', 'The Accused', 'Nell' and her breakout role in 'Taxi Driver') but SOTL has stuck with me for over 30 years.

The Cast Of "The Big Bang Theory" Places Their Handprints In The Cement At The TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX Forecourt

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The women of The Big Bang Theory are extraordinary. The show is so well written and acted. The same can be said for the women of 'FRIENDS'.

Here are some other fantastic Women of Television and Movies who have left their indelible marks on my memory.

NBC's "Today" Halloween 2013

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Natalie Morales (L) and Savannah Guthrie attend NBC's "Today" Halloween 2013 in Rockefeller Plaza on October 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images

The Lucille Ball Stamp Is On Display...

392847 01: The Lucille Ball Stamp Is On Display August 3, 2001. The Actress Best Known For Her Role As Lucy Ricardo In The Television Series "I Love Lucy" Will Be The Seventh Honoree On A Commemorative Postage Stamp In The Legends Of Hollywood Series. (Photo By Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images

Equality Now's Virtual Make Equality Reality Gala

UNSPECIFIED - DECEMBER 03: Meryl Streep speaks during Equality Now's Virtual Make Equality Reality Gala on December 03, 2020 in UNSPECIFIED, United States. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Equality Now)Photo: Getty Images

NBC's "Carol Burnett: 90 Years Of Laughter + Love" Birthday Special

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 02: Carol Burnett arrives at NBC's "Carol Burnett: 90 Years Of Laughter + Love" Birthday Special at Avalon Hollywood & Bardot on March 02, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images

amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2021 - Arrivals

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 04: Meg Ryan attends the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2021 on November 04, 2021 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images

Thank you ladies for all of your amazing work! #iHeartWomensDay

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