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Hearting Her: 33 Daring Dames Who Make My Skirt Fly Up

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | August 5, 2013 | Comments ()


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In compiling a list of television’s most kickass women, I was happy to find our cup more than half-full. There are so many great female characters, even just one show (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) has several admirable ladies. Honestly, this list could have been never-ending, so feast your weary Monday eyes on these brainy, beautiful, brilliant double XXs—I’m sure you’ll have many more of your own to add.

1. Peggy Olson, “Mad Men”

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2. Megan Draper, “Mad Men”

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3. Cosima Niehaus, “Orphan Black”

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4. Jemma Teller, “Sons of Anarchy”

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5. Daenerys Targaryen, “Game of Thrones”

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6. Arya Stark, “Game of Thrones”

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7. Margaery Tyrell, “Game of Thrones”

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8. Olenna Tyrell, “Game of Thrones”

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9. Brienne of Tarth, “Game of Thrones”

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10. Kara Thrace, “Battlestar Galactica”

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11. Chloe O’Brian, “24”

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12. Kay Howard, “Homicide: Life on the Street”

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13. Robin Griffin, “Top of the Lake”

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14. Martha Jones, “Doctor Who”

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15. River Song, “Doctor Who”

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16. Sarah Jane Smith, “Doctor Who”

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17. Clara Oswald, “Doctor Who”

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18. Donna Noble, “Doctor Who”

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19. Rose Tyler, “Doctor Who”

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20. Rory Gilmore, “Gilmore Girls”

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21. Paris Geller, “Gilmore Girls”

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22. Mary Richards, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”

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23. Grace Hanadarko and Rhetta Rodriguez, “Saving Grace”

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24. Veronica Mars, “Veronica Mars”

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25. Dana Scully, “The X-Files”

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26. Stella Gibson, “The Fall”

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27. Claire Huxtable, “The Cosby Show”

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28. Ellen Parsons, “Damages”

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29. Ellie Miller, “Broadchurch”

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30. Ava Crowder, “Justified”

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31. Elsie Hughes, “Downton Abbey”

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32. Anna Bates, “Downton Abbey”

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33. Violet Crawley, “Downton Abbey”

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Cindy Davis, (Twitter) eagerly awaits your screams of “Leslie Knopes!” (don’t watch) “Yigritte!” and “Sarah Connor!” (don’t agree), and “This list is invalid!”

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